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  • Retired Trainer Stute Continues Recovery

    Retired trainer Mel Stute, 85, still recuperating in Pomona, Calif., from a spill in which he suffered a head injury, hopes to celebrate Christmas with a post-holiday visit at a satellite facility for Santa Anita's opener.

  • Great Mills
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    Dozen Set for Hillside Turf in Daytona Stakes

    The $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) attracted a dozen entrants to the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29 including Great Mills, most recently fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the course.

  • The Lumber Guy

    Heavy Lifting for The Lumber Guy in Malibu

    The Lumber Guy, whose big effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last month produced a runner-up finish, heads a field of 10 sophomores for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita.

  • My Miss Aurelia

    La Brea: My Miss Aurelia Can Nail Down Title

    In spite of her abbreviated campaign, My Miss Aurelia can likely wrap up an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading 3-year-old filly with a win in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.

  • Gary Stevens

    Stevens Dashes Comeback Speculation

    Gary Stevens dashed speculation Dec. 20 that he would resume his Hall of Fame riding career after an absence of seven years.

  • TVG Ready to Launch Santa Anita Coverage

    TVG will add the upcoming 71-day winter race meet at Santa Anita Park to its broadcast schedule. The addition means that coverage of the major California stand will now be available to the most homes in the meet's history.

  • Olivares Blacker to Return to HRTV

    Racing channel HRTV has reached an agreement with Christina Olivares Blacker to join the network, beginning Dec. 26. Additionally HRTV has reached a deal to make Kurt Hoover full-time.

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    Storm Hurt Cup Handle by About $9 Million

    A review of wagering on this year's World Championships indicated the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy cost Breeders' Cup roughly $9 million in pari-mutuel handle compared with 2011 figures, organization officials said.

  • Rhythm of Light wins the Goldikova.

    Rhythm of Light Speeds Home in Goldikova

    World traveler Rhythm of Light, coming off a group II win in Turkey, turned in an explosive stretch run to capture the $150,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) on closing day of the fall meet at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4.

  • Bob Baffert

    Baffert Philosophic After Rough Breeders' Cup

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who had high hopes and 10 horses to run in the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, drew a doughnut for the weekend, but still managed to smile and put a philosophical turn to things.

  • Mike Smith

    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.

  • Trinniberg and Willie Martinez come home strong to win the Breeders' Cup Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/26128714_drZjpJ#!i=2193059498&k=KhFN9LD">Order This Photo</a>

    No Denying Trinniberg Best in BC Sprint Win

    Trinniberg, overlooked at odds of 13-1, proved his doubters wrong when he posted his first grade I victory in the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint by three-quarters of a length Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shanghai Bobby takes the Breeders' Cup Juvenile over He's Had Enough.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/26130125_Wz4K8f#!i=2192931157&k=6t8zGtN">Order This Photo</a>

    Gutty Shanghai Bobby Wraps Up Juvenile Honors

    Undefeated Shanghai Bobby wrapped up an Eclipse Award Nov. 3 with a gutty head victory over 19-1 outsider He's Had Enough in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tapizar stands out from the pack in the Dirt Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/26285112_VMS3Hd#!i=2192791575&k=H73CWvt">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapizar an Overpowering BC Dirt Mile Victor

    Tapizar, returning to the scene of his only graded stakes wins for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the lead in upper stretch and drew away for a handy win in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • George Vancouver sweeps to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Turf/26130158_gHJcdg#!i=2192652198&k=V2b72DJ">Order This Photo</a>

    George Vancouver Kicks to Take Juvenile Turf

    Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Grandeur rallies to win the Twilight Derby at Santa Anita.

    Twilight Simply Grandeur

    Irish-bred Grandeur, with William Buick up, rallies from last after stumbling at the start Nov. 2 to win the $150,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to cap off the Breeders' Cup Friday card at Santa Anita.

  • Challenges Await 'Kitty' in Juvenile Sprint

    When asked about the chances of Ceiling Kitty in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, British trainer Tom Dascombe replied with a refreshing, "The truthful answer is I don't really know."

  • Groupie Doll
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    Groupie Doll Becoming California Girl

    According to assistant trainer Maria Kabel, Groupie Doll is making the adjustment from her Kentucky home to her California digs just fine in advance of her run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Executiveprivilege preps for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2189108879&k=FTFDBqx">Order This Photo</a>

    Executiveprivilege Has Baffert's Confidence

    Trainer Bob Baffert carries his usual quiet confidence about the chances of favored Executiveprivilege into the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

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    Sprint is Right Race, Right Time For Duo

    The six-furlong Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) isn't the ideal distance for two top contenders in this race, say their trainers, but it's the race that fits them best at this time.

  • For Trainer Ward, Family Comes First

    Although Wesley Ward believes Houyhnhnm Stable's Great Attack has a big chance to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, if the 5-year-old horse gets his picture taken in the winner's circle the trainer will not be in the photo.

  • Royal Delta at Santa Anita on October 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2184986357&k=GmmJSsF">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott: Royal Delta's Cut Superficial

    Trainer Bill Mott said Oct. 30 that a cut sustained by Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) favorite Royal Delta on her right hip was superficial and should not pose any problems for the daughter of Empire Maker.

  • In Lingerie

    In Lingerie to Start in Filly & Mare Turf

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's In Lingerie will start in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) and not the Ladies' Classic (gr. I), Eclipse president Aron Wellman confirmed Oct. 28.

  • California Flag

    Two Turf Sprint Contenders Work

    California Flag and Tale of a Champion, two contenders for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), worked over the grass course at Santa Anita Oct. 28 in preparation for the Nov. 3 race.

  • Lady Ten holds off Customer Base to win the Autumn Miss Stakes.

    Consistent Lady Ten Aces Autumn Miss

    Mercedes Stable homebred Lady Ten had her consistency rewarded Oct. 27 when she inched away from the pack late in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr.IIIT) and held on to win at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shackleford (with trainer Dale Romans, left) greets his fans at Santa Anita.

    Shackleford Greets His Fans at Santa Anita

    Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and 2012 Metropolitan Mile (gr. I) winner who is preparing to compete in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), met about 100 of his fans Oct. 27 at Santa Anita Park.