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  • Royal Delta wins the Sabin Stakes.
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    Champ Royal Delta Cruises in Sabin Comeback

    Looking more powerful than ever, two-time champion Royal Delta tuned up for a possible return trip to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with an easy five-length victory in the $98,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 17 at Gulfstream.

  • Game On Dude wins the San Antonio Stakes.

    Game On Dude Looks Super in San Antonio

    Game On Dude took some heat for six furlongs, then sped away in the stretch to take the $196,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) as expected Feb. 3 for his sixth win in seven tries at Santa Anita Park.

  • Jockeys' Guild Supports Medication Reform

    Members passed a resolution supporting The Jockey Club's Reformed Racing Medication Rules including a two-category medication system, progressive points-style penalties, and reciprocity among jurisdictions.

  • Fed Biz fights off Tritap to win the San Fernando.

    Fed Biz Bounces Back in San Fernando Triumph

    Fed Biz, a colt that came with a big price tag and a world of potential, recorded the first graded stakes win of his career with a gate-to-wire triumph in the $151,000 San Fernando (gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita Park.

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    Royal Delta Gets Back to Work at Payson

    During that time of year when champions are gearing up for their new campaigns, a familiar name popped up at Payson Park. Royal Delta is back on the worktab and prepping for a start in the Feb. 17 Sabin (gr. III).

  • Mizdirection wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Hillside Ace Mizdirection Wins Monrovia Again

    Mizdirection, making her first start since defeating males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), ran down speedy Kindle in the shadow of the wire to register a repeat victory in the $150,000 Monrovia Stakes.

  • Game On Dude pulls away late to win the Native Diver.

    Game On Dude Delivers Gritty Native Diver Win

    Game On Dude put his disappointing Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) behind him with a gritty front-running win in the $250,000 Native Diver Stakes Presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association Dec. 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

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    Mike Smith Wins Bill Shoemaker Award

    Powered by victories on Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) and Mizdirection in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has won the Bill Shoemaker Award.

  • Fort Larned (right) holds off Mucho Macho Man to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2193240130&k=kC2vZxZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Wins Thrilling BC Classic

    Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • Mizdirection fights off Unbridled's Note to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2192867259&k=bLF9NcM">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Takes Turf Sprint Over the Boys

    Mizdirection provided a rumble in The Jungle at Santa Anita Nov. 3, taking the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a thrilling stretch drive in near-record time.

  • Know More, who won the Best Pal in his first start, returns in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Know More Heads Dozen in Del Mar Futurity

    Twelve juveniles will contest the 65th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Southern California oval's traditional closing-day headliner Sept. 5, including the precocious Best Pal Stakes winner Know More.

  • Amazombie wins the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Amazombie Looks Awesome in Bing Crosby Win

    Sprint champion Amazombie returned to his best form in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), sitting just off a hot pace and coming to get the leaders in deep stretch to win going away on the Polytrack at Del Mar July 29.

  • Royal Delta holds off Tiz Miz Sue to win the Delaware.

    Royal Delta Fully Extended in Del Cap

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta held off a late challenger to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) by a neck at Delaware Park July 21, but it wasn't the nemesis everyone thought she'd face near the wire.

  • My Gi Gi defeated Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy in the Honeymoon on June 9.

    Competitive Field Set for American Oaks

    My Gi Gi, Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy, the 1-2-3 finishers in the June 9 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, will square off again July 14 in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Utopian (left) fights off Smug to win the Inglewood.

    Utopian Captures Inglewood With Perfect Trip

    Beginning with the scratch of champion Acclamation, the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) went perfectly for Utopian, who got up in the final couple of strides to win by a head April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Mamma Kimbo

    Mamma Kimbo Out of Oaks; Sacristy In

    John Fort's Mamma Kimbo, who was slated to run in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will instead be pointed to the May 18 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico.

  • Bodemeister is all alone at the finish of the Arkansas Derby.

    Bodemeister Blasts Off in Arkansas Derby

    Bodemeister, needing a victory in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) to take the next step on the Triple Crown trail, produced an emphatic triumph in the $1 million race at Oaklawn Park April 14.

  • Amazombie and Mike Smith take the Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Smith Teams With Amazombie for Win No. 5,000

    Jockey Mike Smith earned the 5,000th victory of his Hall of Fame career when he teamed with 2011 sprint champion Amazombie to capture the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 7.

  • Vamo a Galupiar wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Vamo a Galupiar Gets Up in Soggy Santa Ana

    Vamo a Galupiar gave trainer Neil Drysdale his second grade II turf win of the day when she rallied at the middle of the course to win the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita March 25.

  • Jockeys' Charity Basketball Game Set

    The 45th annual Santa Anita Jockeys/Holy Angels charity basketball game will take place Feb. 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif., with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program and disabled jockeys.

  • Mr. Commons and Mike Smith take the Arcadia at Santa Anita.

    Mr. Commons Plenty Special in Arcadia Win

    Mr. Commons took a big step on what his connections hope will be a special campaign when he rallied from off the pace to win the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. II) on turf Feb. 4, his second graded win of the Santa Anita meet.

  • Uh Oh Bango finishes best to win the San Pasqual at Santa Anita.

    Uh Oh Bango Shoots to San Pasqual Victory

    Uh Oh Bango disposed of pacesetter Skipshot in upper stretch and held favored Tres Borrachos safe through the lane to win the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 7 at Santa Anita.

  • Drosselmeyer takes the Breeders' Cup Classic under Mike Smith.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Gets Classic Redemption on Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Amazombie fights off a stubborn Force Freeze to win the Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This

    Amazombie Tracks Blazing Pace to Sprint Tally

    Amazombie, a 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, wears down Force Freeze in the final 100 yards to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by a neck. He covers the six furlongs in 1:09.17.

  • Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.

    Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off 2011 BC

    Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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    Blog: Channeling Competitive Anger

    To be a top-level professional athlete, it's not enough to want to have to want it more than the next guy. By Donna Barton Brothers

  • And They're Off: Dog Days Edition

    Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication and Leftylenythelegend.

  • Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland after the Battle of the Exes

    Mike Smith Wins 'Battle of the Exes'

    Jockey Mike Smith sent Joker Face to the front shortly after the break and cruised to an easy, 2 1/4 length triumph over former fiance Chantal Sutherland and Parable in the "Battle of the Exes" at Del Mar Aug. 7.

  • Krone, Valenzuela Recall 'Battle of Sexes'

    On the eve of the "Battle of the Exes" match race between Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland, the last combatants in such an event at Del Mar, Julie Krone and Patrick Valenzuela, offered recollections of their 2003 battle.

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    Mike Smith Arrested for Drunk Driving

    Jockey Mike Smith, who won the opening-day stakes at Del Mar, was arrested hours later in Torrey Highlands, Calif., on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to local news reports.