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  • Derby Trail Moves to Santa Anita

    Triple Crown Talk blog, with host Jason Shandler, looks at the San Rafael Stakes, as the Derby Trail moves to Santa Anita.

  • That Handicapping Show: San Rafael

    Jason and Tom analyze the San Rafael Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita on January 17. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Fair Grounds Race 10 on Saturday, January 17.

  • Unbeaten El Gato Malo dominates the San Rafael.<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%3D3277578%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    El Gato Malo Pounces in San Rafael

    Unbeaten El Gato Malo took advantage of a blistering pace to register a runaway 6 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. III) as the West Coast Triple Crown campaign got underway at Santa Anita Jan. 12.

  • Hollywood Prevue winner Massive Drama heads the field for the San Rafael.<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%3D2844014%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Massive Drama Tops San Rafael Field

    Massive Drama, who ran third in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park last month, holds the edge in experience against six up-and-coming rivals entered in the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. III), which kicks off the 2008 3-year-old season at Santa Anita Jan. 12.

  • Maimonides broke his maiden at Saratoga last summer.

    Maimonides Trains Toward San Rafael

    Zayat Stables' Maimonides will race for the first time since Sept. 3 when he competes in the Jan. 12 San Rafael Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert said Dec. 19.

  • Derby Campaign Begins for Stevie Wonderboy

    Merv Griffin's Stevie Wonderboy, this year's early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite, begins the Triple Crown trail Saturday when meeting Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) champion Brother Derek and four other 3-year-olds in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II).

  • HRTV to Broadcast San Rafael From Santa Anita

    HorseRacing TV will broadcast the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) from at Santa Anita Park during a half-hour show, presented by Gainesway, beginning at 6 p.m. EST Jan. 14.

  • Wonderboy to Prep in California; Derek Drills

    Trainer Doug O'Neill has mapped out a program that would keep Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Stevie Wonderboy in Southern California until the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 6.

  • Spanish Chestnut, right, holds off Iced Out to win the San Rafael Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spanish Chestnut Pops San Rafael Upset

    Spanish Chestnut took a big step forward Saturday at Santa Anita Park by winning the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds -- his graded stakes debut -- in determined style.

  • Texcess Alters Course, to Run in San Rafael

    Texcess, who was entered in both the Golden Gate Derby at Golden Gate Fields and the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Saturday, will stay home, Southern California-based trainer Paul Aguirre confirmed Friday morning.

  • Kirkendahl in 'Rafael Spotlight for Singer Keith

    If Kirkendahl wins Saturday's $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park, it will be music to the ears of the colt's owner, country singing star Toby Keith.

  • Louisiana Derby puts several -- including winner Wimbledon -- solidly into ranks of Derby prospects.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Weekend Stakes Help Clear Picture...Somewhat

    Here we are a week into March and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture is still pretty muddled, with many of the leading contenders either lightly raced and lightly tested this year or uncertain to get the mile and a quarter. But at least the San Rafael (gr. II) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) provided some stimulating performances.

  • Imperialism, left, with Victor Espinoza aboard, edges out Lion Heart to win the San Rafael Stakes.

    Imperialism Marches On in San Rafael

    Surging Imperialism shocked even-money favorite Lion Heart in the $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita, coming from last after a half mile to get up in the final jumps and score a neck victory Saturday.

  • HRTV to Broadcast 18 Stakes on Saturday

    HorseRacing TV™ (HRTV) will set a single day network record when it offers live coverage of 18 stakes races from the Middle East and throughout the United States on Saturday, March 6.

  • Veteran Mitchell has Derby 'Gold Rush' in Mind

    Mike Mitchell has been training nearly 30 years but has never run a horse in the Kentucky Derby. If the 55-year-old Bakersfield, Calif. native gets to Churchill Downs on May 1, his hopes rest with Quinton's Gold Rush.

  • Rojo Toro wins the San Rafael under Jerry Bailey.

    Rojo Toro Storms to San Rafael Victory

    Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Jerry Bailey teamed up to win Saturday's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita with favored Rojo Toro, a newcomer to the 3-year-old picture, less than a month after the pair lost undefeated early Kentucky Derby favorite Vindication to injury.

  • Omega Code Training, Ready to Work

    Team Valor's Omega Code, forced to miss Saturday's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita due to a foot bruise, is training and may work again as soon as Tuesday, according to Blake Heap, assistant to trainer Wesley Ward.

  • No 'Peace' in San Rafael After All

    Edmund Gann's graded stakes-winning Peace Rules will not make the lineup for Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita and could instead make his next start in the Mar. 9 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), trainer Bobby Frankel said.

  • Our Bobby V. Brings More Gas to San Rafael

    Our Bobby V., prepping for Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at one mile, blew out two furlongs Friday morning on Santa Anita's fast main track in :24 flat, according to trainer Bill Spawr.

  • Peace Rules, winner of the Generous Stakes, makes his 2003 debut in the San Rafael.

    Frankel Hopes Peace Rules in San Rafael

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Peace Rules, twice a stakes winner on turf, and stakes winners Spensive and Sum Trick head a field of nine entered in Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Omega Code wins the San Miguel.

    Omega Code Stretches Out for San Rafael

    Omega Code faces his most serious test Saturday, trying two turns for the first time in the one-mile San Rafael Stakes (Gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Our Bobby V. Takes to Slop in Santa Anita Drill

    Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Our Bobby V. is one of only 14 horses on the official Santa Anita work tab over the past three days, going five furlongs in 1:01.80 on a sloppy track on Tuesday.

  • Omega Code, winning the San Miguel, worked Sunday.

    Team Valor's Omega Code Zips in First Work

    San Miguel (gr. III) winner Omega Code posted his first breeze for new owners Team Valor Sunday, zipping a bullet five furlongs in :58 2/5 breezing at Santa Anita while in company with the John Dolan-trained Alices Silver Lady, who was given the same time as her workmate. The moves were easily the fastest of the 56 who worked at the distance.

  • Crafty C.T., with Eddie Delahoussaye aboard, runs to victory in the $200,000 San Rafael Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

    Crafty C.T. Wins San Rafael by Four Lengths

    C.T. Grether Inc.'s Crafty C.T. set the early pace and drew away in the stretch, winning the $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) by four lengths over Palmeiro on a fast track at Santa Anita on Saturday. Under jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, Crafty C.T. completed the one-mile race for 3-year-olds in 1:35.79.

  • Palmeiro, Santa Catalina runner-up tops San Rafael field.

    Palmeiro Works Toward San Rafael

    Santa Catalina Stakes runner-up Palmeiro worked four furlongs in :47.60 over Santa Anita's main track Wednesday in preparation for Saturday's grade II San Rafael Stakes for 3-year-olds going one mile. Probable starters in the race, with jockeys, are: Palmeiro, Kent Desormeaux; Swordfish, David Flores; Victory Roar, Gary Stevens; Crafty C.T., Eddie Delahoussaye; Early Flyer, Chris McCarron; Media Mogul, Alex Solis and Wild And Wise, Victor Espinoza.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow, seeks to rebound from Strub loss in Santa Anita Handicap.

    Tiznow, Others On Track For Big 'Cap

    With the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap only 11 days away, a star-studded field is rounding into shape, with Horse of the Year Tiznow, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes runner-up Aptitude and turf star Bienamado all likely to make the starting gate for the 64th running of the 1 1/4-mile event. Also scheduled for Big 'Cap day is the $400,000 Kilroe Mile on the Camino Real turf course for older horses while Santa Anita Derby hopefuls will traverse two turns in the one-mile, $200,000 San Rafael Stakes.