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  • Dearest Trickski runs away with the La Brea.<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%3D3158162%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dearest Trickski Bags La Brea

    A $32,000 claim at Del Mar this summer, Dearest Trickski became a grade I winner when she ran away from the field in the $250,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29.

  • Get Funky takes the Morvich for his first victory in almost seven months.

    Hillside Helps Get Funky Find Winning Style in Morvich

    Grade II winner Get Funky, shopping for his first victory in nearly seven months for trainer John Sadler, outfought the upstart Relato Del Gato through the lane before prevailing by a neck in Oak Tree's $110,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Santa Anita's hillside turf course Oct. 27.

  • Crossing The Line makes his mark in Del Mar Mile.<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%3D2052291%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Electrifying Move Earns Crossing The Line 'The Mile'

    Crossing The Line came into the $400,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) with only two races under his belt on American soil, both of them allowance victories at Hollywood Park. But in his first career graded stakes try, the 5-year-old gelding showed a finishing kick that would make even the best American-turfer envious, blowing by a host of rivals in the stretch to steal a victory in near record-breaking fashion.

  • Tasha's Miracle and David Flores hit the head of the stretch on a winning run in the Sorrento Stakes.<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%3D1948974%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sorrento Win Looks Routine for Tasha's Miracle

    Team Valor, which privately purchased a 50% interest in Tasha's Miracle after the 2-year-old filly's smart maiden score at Hollywood Park, got an immediate return on its investment when the daughter of Harlan's Holiday overwhelmed the field in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 8.

  • 2006 Del Mar Derby winner Get Funky heads field in Inglewood Handicap

    Get Funky Heads Inglewood Handicap Field

    Get Funky, winner last year of the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), heads a field of eight headed to the post Saturday in the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Noble Court (right) runs by Law Breaker on the way to a determined San Vicente win, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Noble Court Holds Off Law Breaker in San Vicente

    Joy Ride Racing's odds-on favorite Noble Court was all out to do it, but under a strong-armed ride from Corey Nakatani they held off the determined closer Law Breaker to win the $150,000 San Vicente (gr. II) for 3-year-olds by a head at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Warning Zone wins the Generous Stakes, Friday at Hollywood Park.

    Whatsthescript, Warning Zone Take Generous Divisions

    Whatsthescript and Warning Zone, one-two finishers in the Pinjara a month ago at Santa Anita, validated that effort while rallying to win $75,000 divisions of the Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds impressively on the Hollywood Park turf Friday.

  • Sadler Welcomes 15 Gann Horses to Stable

    Trainer John Sadler on Wednesday welcomed 15 horses to his Hollywood Park stable from veteran owner Edmund Gann, who transferred them from Bobby Frankel after an alliance of more than 30 years.

  • Healthy Addiction wins the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Healthy Addiction Repeats; BC Distaff On Tap

    Pamela Ziebarth's Healthy Addiction helped solidify plans for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) with a repeat win in the $233,500 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meeting Sunday.

  • Healthy Addiction won Del Mar's Clement L. Hirsch Handicap Aug. 6.

    Familiar Foes Battle in Lady's Secret BC

    Defending champion Healthy Addiction is among five fillies and mares that could advance to bigger things with a winning effort Sunday in the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) over the Santa Anita main track.

  • Get Funky holds on for courageous Del Mar Derby win.

    Get Funky Finds His Groove in Del Mar Derby

    Keith Abraham's Get Funky, claimed as a maiden by John Sadler in April for $62,500 and immediately moved to the turf, drew off mid-stretch and held on gamely to win the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) on the grass Sunday.

  • Healthy Addiction and Victor Espinoza win the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap,  Sunday at Del Mar.

    Healthy Addiction Happiest in Clement Hirsch

    Pamela Ziebarth's Healthy Addiction put away the challenge of even-money favorite Happy Ticket mid-stretch and went on to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Del Mar Sunday.

  • 'Eleven Seeks Return to Form at Hollywood

    She's an Eleven, who finished a disappointing fifth as the favorite in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) in mid-May at Pimlico, will try to regain her winning ways when she returns to Hollywood Park in Sunday's $150,000-added Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks.

  • Geronimo Snatches Morvich from King Robyn

    Favored Geronimo, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, swooped late to get the nod over King Robyn and Jungle Prince Saturday in the $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita hillside turf course Saturday at the Oak Tree meeting.

  • 'Addiction Won't Quit, Wins Lady's Secret

    Pamela Ziebarth's Healthy Addiction overcame a challenge from favored Island Fashion and a lengthy steward inquiry to win the $235,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Sunday.

  • Gold Cup Takes Shape; Musique Toujours Drills

    Musique Toujours, upset winner of the Sunshine Millions Classic in January, worked six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 Monday for Saturday's $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (gr. I).

  • Rene Douglas rides Hasty Kris to the win in the San Carlos Handicap.

    Hasty Kris Hurries Home in San Carlos

    Seven furlongs and racing at Santa Anita always seem to bring out the best in Hasty Kris. Combined with a rail-skimming ride from Rene Douglas, it was more than enough to put the 8-year-old gelding in the winner's circle after capturing the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) Saturday.

  • California-bred Musique Toujours (3), with Jorge Chavez riding, holds off the challenge of Zakocity (4) to win the Ocala Breeders Sales Classic on Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park.

    Musique Toujours Stuns in Sunshine Classic

    Musique Toujours, with Jorge Chavez in the irons, shocked a quality field in Saturday's $1 million headline race on Sunshine Millions day, going gate-to-wire at odds of 70-1 to win the Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic at Gulfstream Park.

  • Canejo Distance Should Help Hombre Rapido

    No matter the distance, the pace scenario or the level of competition, Hombre Rapido has only three ways of going once the gates open: fast, faster, fastest.

  • Dahlia Repeat Difficult Spot for Katdogawn

    Defending champion Katdogawn can become the only two-time winner of the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) Monday when 10 fillies and mares vie on the grass on closing day of Hollywood Park's autumn meet.

  • Tizbud On Toes for Native Diver Handicap

    Tizbud, winner of the 2003 California Cup Classic, is on his toes for his next start in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on Dec. 11, trainer John Sadler said Friday.

  • Tizbud comes back for try at second Cal Cup Classic.

    Out a Year, Tizbud Back for Cal Cup Classic

    Tizbud, a full brother to 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow, attempts to duplicate his victory last year in the $250,000 California Cup Classic Saturday as the Oak Tree Racing Association presents the 15th annual championship day of racing for state breds at Santa Anita Park.

  • Belleski and Corey Nakatani, right, collar Intercontinental and David Flores to win the Sen. Ken Maddy on opening day of the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita.

    Belleski Nips Intercontinental in Maddy 'Cap

    Belleski successfully dueled with Intercontinental to remain unbeaten on the Santa Anita Park sod in the $100,000 Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT), winning by half a length before 10,665 on-track fans on opening day of the Oak Tree meeting.

  • Tizbud On Target for Cal Cup Classic Return

    Tizbud, the surprise 10-1 winner of last year's California Cup Classic, is ready to defend his title Oct. 16 at Santa Anita after an absence of almost a year.

  • Milady BC Handicap Next for Victory Encounter

    Victory Encounter, who gave trainer John Sadler his first grade I triumph with an unexpected Vanity Handicap performance in May, returns to Hollywood Park for another grade I opportunity in the $250,000-added Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap Sunday.

  • Victory Encounter, upsets field in Vanity.

    Victory Encounter Provides Vanity Surprise

    Sunday's $245,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park looked for all the world to be a two-horse duel between Adoration and Star Parade, but Victory Encounter and jockey Alex Solis had other ideas.

  • Hombre Rapido Returns in L.A. Times 'Cap

    Defending champion Hombre Rapido will attempt to join legendary Native Diver as the only two-time winner of the $150,000 Los Angeles Times Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Our New Recruit, pulled Golden Shaheen upset.

    American Our New Recruit Pulls Golden Shaheen Upset

    The Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), over the straight six furlongs of the Nad Al Sheba track, was expected to be won by an American horse, and so it proved. But very few predicted the winner. Cajun Beat, winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), was a warm favorite but could manage only fourth behind compatriots Our New Recruit and Alke.

  • California Champions Announced; HOY Named Monday

    California will announce its 2003 Horse of the Year Monday; the three finalists are Continental Red, Excessivepleasure, and Joey Franco The annual awards dinner will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grande Hotel.

  • Taste of Paradise sold for a Barretts winter sale record price.

    Taste of Paradise Sets Barretts Winter Sale Record

    Taste of Paradise, winner of the 2003 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), brought a Barretts Equine Ltd. January sale record price of $425,000 when purchased by David Bloom Monday during the first of two sessions at the sales company's Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, California.

  • Palmeiro Wins; Pick Six Carryover at Hollywood Park

    A day after Texas Ranger Rafael Palmeiro homered for the second straight game, Palmeiro snapped a six-race losing streak Wednesday, winning the $55,000 feature race at Hollywood Park by two lengths over Mysterious Cat. Palmeiro's victory followed a series of longshot winners on Wednesday's Hollywood Park card, resulting in a pick six carryover of $102,812 heading into Thursday's program.

  • 45-1 Longshot Ceeband Upsets Squirtle Squirt in Triple Bend

    Squirtle Squirt dueled with Explicit through blistering early fractions before being caught at the wire by 45-1 longshot Ceeband in Sunday's $296,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Invitational Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park. Bred in California by Cecelia Straub-Rubens, breeder of reigning Horse of the Year Tiznow, Ceeband returned $91.80, $25.40, and $13.80 and led a $1 exacta worth $167.90.