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  • Johar overcomes rough start to win the Hollywood Derby.

    Johar Sweeps to Victory in Hollywood Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar and jockey Alex Solis circled the field from last place on the final turn to win the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at 1 1/8 mile on the turf.

  • Union Place Set to Go in Hollywood Derby

    Union Place, winner of the Calder Derby in his last start Oct. 12, galloped one mile on Hollywood Park's main track Wednesday under exercise rider Juan Aracena for the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on Sunday.

  • Johar (6) overtakes Rock Opera (5) to win the Oak Tree Derby Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Johar Nips Tiring Rock Opera in Oak Tree Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's homebred Johar, a horse better known for losing close calls, eked out a nose victory in Sunday's Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) over an unlucky Rock Opera.

  • Inesperado's U.S. Win Streak On Line in Oak Tree

    Inesperado is perfect in three races in the United States, and trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Corey Nakatani attempt to keep that record intact in Sunday's $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Canani Says Dream Machine Ready to Run in Oak Tree Derby

    Dream Machine's only two races in the United States were solid efforts, second by a length in the second division of the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar on July 24, and third in the Relaunch Stakes on Aug. 16.

  • Inesperado, Mr. Mellon Top Del Mar Derby Field

    Headed by multiple graded stakes winner Inesperado and the Grade II-winning shipper Mr. Mellon, nine 3-year-old grass runners will head postward Saturday for the 58th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. II).

  • Rock Opera A Leading Contender for Del Mar Derby

    Rock Opera, one of the leading contenders for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), put in his final work for the race, going 5 furlongs on the grass Sunday in 1:03.60 today.

  • Record Opening-Day Crowd of 37,439 at Del Mar

    Rock Opera, ridden by 55-year-old Laffit Pincay, Jr., and True Phenomenon, under Thoroughbred racing's comeback jockey of the year, Patrick Valenzuela, won divisions of the featured Oceanside Stakes today before the largest opening-day crowd in Del Mar history, 37,439.