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  • Private Zone runs away from the field in the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-b8pFkq8">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone Speeds to Forego Victory

    Private Zone went out to the lead unchallenged in the seven-furlong Forego Stakes (gr. I) and remained there throughout to win by open lengths Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Private Zone comes home strong in the Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mHCj3pD">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone Delivers in Churchill Downs

    Private Zone won the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, May 2 at the Louisville oval, holding off a stretch challenge from Nates Mineshaft. Bayern struggled in his 2015 debut.

  • 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern returns in the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-FDMBHrL">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Returns in Churchill Downs Stakes

    Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) undercard May 2.

  • Jockey Martin Pedroza

    Pedroza Breaks Leg in Starting Gate Mishap

    Jockey Martin Pedroza sustained a leg fracture and is to be sidelined for an indefinite period after a starting gate mishap aboard first-time starter Sargentina in the eighth and final race Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • O'Neill Enthused with Private Zone's Workout

    Grade I winner Private Zone worked four furlongs on the Santa Anita Park main track Oct. 17 in a bullet :45 4/5 with regular rider Martin Pedroza aboard as he prepares for the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint.

  • Nonios worked 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on Oct. 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2185230711&k=bDXFTsn">Order This Photo</a>

    Nonios Zips Over Santa Anita Track

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Nonios to the track Oct. 30 for a four-furlong tuneup in preparation for the Nov. 3 World Championships and the colt responded with a bullet work.

  • Nonios wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Nonios Knocks Off Liaison in Stakes Debut

    Nonios, making his stakes debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, overcame some early trouble to post a 15-1 upset by a half-length over Liaison in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park June 3.

  • Wilkinson leaves them behind in the American Handicap.

    44-1 Wilkinson Wakes Up for American Shocker

    In search of firm turf, Wilkinson wound up in the Southern California barn of Jeff Mullins, who sent the 4-year-old colt out to spring a 44-1 shocker in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Via Villaggio takes the Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    Via Villaggio Eclipses 'Moon for Railbird Win

    Determined Via Villaggio advanced along the rail to challenge overwhelming favorite Sister Moon in the stretch, then held on for a half-length upset in the $98,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Wins George Woolf Jockey Award

    Two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey Ramon Dominguez has been selected as the 63rd winner of the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

  • Ultimate Eagle wins the Hollywood Derby.

    No Catching Ultimate Eagle in Hollywood Derby

    Owner B.J. Wright and trainer Michael Pender capped their superb Turf Festival at Hollywood Park when front-running Ultimate Eagle employed thievery to win the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 27.

  • Ultimate Eagle and Martin Pedroza steal away to win the Oak Tree Derby.

    34-1 Ultimate Eagle Aces Oak Tree Derby

    Ultimate Eagle, staked to an early lead by Martin Pedroza at odds of 34-1, avoided the calvary charge in the 14-horse Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) and held on to post a major upset in the $150,000 grass test at Santa Anita.

  • E Z's Gentleman delivers in the Triple Bend, giving Martin Pedroza his 1000th win at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9102081%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    E Z Does It: Baffert Duo Tops Triple Bend

    E Z's Gentleman, scraping paint for jockey Martin Pedroza, shook free in the homestretch to defeat his stablemate Sangaree and give trainer Bob Baffert the top two spots in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I).

  • Return of the King, the last horse owned by James Ortega, scored a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Santa Anita Jan. 8.

    Dramatic 'Anita Win for Grieving Family

    Return of the King, the last horse owned by James Ortega, one of nine people slain in a Southern California massacre on Christmas Eve, scored a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Santa Anita Jan. 8.

  • Martin Pedroza celebrates 7 wins at Fairplex on Sept 5, 2008.

    Pedroza Wins Seven, Earns Milestone

    Jockey Martin Pedroza won a record seven races on the opening day of Fairplex Park's meet Sept. 5 and in the process earned his 3,000th career victory.

  • Two Step Salsa is all alone at the finish of the Affirmed Handicap (gr. III).

    Two Step Salsa Skips Away in Affirmed

    Even-money choice Two Step Salsa passed his first distance test with flying colors in the $107,100 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 15, going all the way on the front end to score a 3 3/4-length win on the Cushion Track.

  • Stoneside picks up his first U.S. victory in the San Simeon under Martin Pedroza.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4230857%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stoneside Shakes Up San Simeon Handicap

    Stoneside, a bit of a disappointment since being purchased privately in France by Marsha Naify last year, woke up in a big way when he easily captured the $112,400 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 19.

  • Cheroot Cuts Way to Daytona Upset

    Charlotte M. Wrather's Cheroot, a 28-1 outsider, squeezed through a narrow opening in the final stages to register a nose victory over Moth Ball in Santa Anita's $98,650 Daytona Handicap on the hillside turf course Feb. 17. Notional, sidelined since last March's second-place finish in the Florida Derby (gr. I), finished third in his comeback effort.

  • Medici Code<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2169153%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    CHRB Cracks Down on Medici Code, Vienna

    Trainer Darrell Vienna faces two complaints alleging that Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) winner Medici Code ran with excessive levels of clenbuterol in his system in the two races prior to the most important victory of his career.

  • Medici Code hits the big time with Del Mar Derby win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2169153%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Medici Code Cracks Del Mar Derby

    Respect has been hard to come by for the lightly bred Medici Code, but after the way the Darrell Vienna-trained gelding mowed down his rivals in the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 2, that should change.

  • Medici Code solves the mystery of the La Jolla 'Cap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1981371%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Medici Code Answers La Jolla Puzzle

    Unheralded Medici Code got the stalking trip trainer Darrell Vienna was hoping for in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds. The result was a convincing 1 1/4-length victory over a solid field on the Del Mar turf Aug. 11.

  • 3 Jockeys Escape Serious Injury in Hollywood Spill

    Three jockeys escaped serious injury at Hollywood Park May 17 when Royal Change, leading the field in the fourth race while approaching the quarter pole, suffered a fractured right foreleg and fell, tossing rider Alex Bisono.

  • Fairplex Meet Hurdles Handle Mark Again

    Fairplex Park set a record for total handle during its 16-day run in 2006 that ended Sept. 25 when it averaged more than $7.1 million daily. It was the second straight year the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds racetrack surpassed its previous handle mark and the third time in the past four years.

  • Genre, Martin Pedroza aboard, wins the Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Fast-Closing Genre Wins Wild Cinema BC

    Genre, closing from far back, was along just in time when the apparent winner of the $128,200 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT), New Joysey Jeff, lost rider Jose Valdivia Jr. in mid-stretch Sunday on the Hollywood Park turf course.

  • Charmo Breezes for Competitive Shoemaker

    As trainer Julio Canani fidgeted, Charmo breezed four furlongs in :49 4/5 on turf Thursday under regular rider Martin Pedroza, the final step in the colt's preparations for Monday's $300,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Star Parade Marches Again in Hawthorne 'Cap

    After a disappointing effort in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) one month ago, Gary Tanaka's veteran mare Star Parade returned to the familiar surroundings of Hollywood Park to capture the $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) in determined front-running fashion Sunday.

  • Charmo's Late Burst Wins San Francisco Mile

    Charmo stormed down the center of the track from the top of the stretch to nab favored Aragorn by a length in the $330,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) on the Golden Gate Fields turf course Saturday.

  • Atlando and jockey Martin Pedroza win the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Atlando Matches Stakes Mark in 'Obispo Win

    Gary Tanaka's Irish-bred Atlando swept past entry mate King's Drama in mid-stretch, then held off the late surge of T.H. Approval to win the San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) in stakes record-tying time on the Santa Anita Park lawn Sunday.

  • Star Parade makes it two firsts, one last in Santa Maria.

    Star Parade Glimmers Again in Santa Maria

    Gary Tanaka's hard-hitting Star Parade suffered through a nine-race losing streak last year, but has now won her last two starts on the dirt after a two-length victory in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Spellbinder and jockey Martin Pedroza  win the San Antonio Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Spellbinder Weaves Magic in San Antonio Win

    Tough luck Spellbinder gained his first graded stakes victory Sunday when he defeated With Distinction by three-quarters of a length in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pedroza Captures First Hollywood Riding Title

    Jockey Martin Pedroza wrapped up the first major riding title of his 23-year career when he piloted California-bred Young Luck to win the fourth race at Hollywood Park closing day Dec. 19. The 40-year-old Pedroza, who finished the 27-day meet with 31 wins, became the oldest first-time title winner in the track's 67-year history.

  • Star Parade wins the Bayakoa Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Star Parade Displays Old Form, Wins Bayakoa

    Gary Tanaka's Star Parade, winless in nine races since taking the Milady Breeders' Cup (gr. I) in July 2004, pushed past heavily favored Dream of Summer in the stretch and drew off to an easy win in Sunday's $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park.