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  • Sarafan, shown winning the 2002 Eddie Read, will be seen on the new A&E series, 'The Cleaner,' to air Aug. 12.

    Sarafan Featured in Upcoming TV Drama

    Del Mar fans became used to seeing multi-millionaire Sarafan from 2001 to 2005. This summer they and the rest of the country can see the gelding on television in the new series, "The Cleaner" on the A&E network.

  • Leprechaun Kid (near) proves good luck charm in Sunday's Del Mar Handicap.

    Leprechaun Kid Finds Gold in Del Mar 'Cap

    Leprechaun Kid, claimed for $80,000 a month ago, turned out to be a good luck charm for trainer Mike Mitchell and struggling jockey Tyler Baze in Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Many Can Make Case In Del Mar Handicap

    Laura's Lucky Boy and Sarafan, the first two finishers in the Escondido Handicap earlier this month, renew their rivalry in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles on the turf Sunday.

  • Red Fort Surrounded in Whittingham 'Cap

    Neil Drysdale, who has trained three of the past seven winners of the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT), saddles the likely favorite Red Fort in Saturday's wide open $350,000 renewal Saturday.

  • Garrett Gomez guides Runaway Dancer to an upset victory in the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap.

    Runaway Dancer Waltzes to Murray Stunner

    Runaway Dancer, last at the head of the stretch, stormed down the center of the track under enthusiastic urging from Garrett Gomez to win the $350,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) going away on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Trio Gives Frankel Hope in Tough Murray Field

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel has three chances Saturday to enhance his record six victories in the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park, accounting for one-third of the entrants in 1 1/2-mile grass marathon event worth $350,000.

  • Frankel Tabs Dominguez to Sub Saturday

    Trainer Bobby Frankel dialed Maryland Wednesday to obtain the services of Ramon Dominguez to replace the injured Patrick Valenzuela aboard Vangelis in the $350,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Drysdale Aims Fresh Pair at Murray Handicap

    Trainer Neil Drysdale, fresh off a one-two finish with King of Happiness and Red Fort in the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday, may seek another stakes sweep on turf in the $350,000 Jim Murray Handicap (gr. IIIT) on May14.

  • Trainer Neil Drysdale, withdrew Sarafan from Breeders' Cup consideration due to an injury.

    Sarafan, Stay Forever Defect From Breeders' Cup

    Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships lost two more participants Monday when Sarafan was withdrawn from the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) due to an injury and Stay Forever was taken out of the VO5 Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Nakatani to Ride in All 8 Breeders' Cup Races

    Corey Nakatani, who celebrated his 34th birthday Oct. 21, has been booked to ride in all eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park.

  • Fresh Bayamo Heads Hirsch Line-Up

    Bayamo, freshened since his runner-up effort in the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar more than two months ago, rates an edge in a solid field of seven older horses entered for the $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Sunday.

  • Star Over the Bay Blazes in Del Mar 'Cap

    Front-running Star Over the Bay held off a determined charge from veteran multiple graded stake winner Sarafan for a neck victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) on the grass Sunday.

  • Mitchell Holds Strong Pair in Del Mar Handicap

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, who already has won twice as many stakes races this season as he has in any Del Mar meet of the past, believes he has a strong hand for Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Sarafan Looks Like Old Self in Escondido

    Gary A. Tanaka's veteran stakes campaigner Sarafan showed his class Wednesday with a decisive victory in the featured $79,000 Escondido Handicap at the marathon distance of 1 3/8 miles on the grass at Del Mar.

  • Bayamo winning the American Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Bayamo Shows Potential in American 'Cap

    Prestonwood Farm's Irish-bred Bayamo, whose 2003 campaign was cut short by an ankle chip, continued his impressive comeback Sunday with a facile victory in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. II) on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Former Claimer Black Bart Tackles Sarafan

    Black Bart, a $16,000 claim who has earned $219,909 for his new connections in about six months, goes after his first graded victory on Sunday in Hollywood Park's $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, on the track at Nad al Sheba on Tuesday.

    American Duo Set to Dominate Dubai World Cup

    As expected, the names of Pleasantly Perfect and Medaglia d'Oro were the standouts among the 12 declarations for the world's richest horse race, Saturday night's 10-furlong Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on the Nad Al Sheba dirt. Meanwhile, From The Sky, a group 1 winner in his native Argentina, was a surprise absentee among the UAE Derby declarations.

  • Stevens Departs for Dubai Sunday

    Jockey Gary Stevens leaves Sunday for Dubai, where he rides Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute for Paddy Gallagher in the $6 million World Cup (UAE-I) on March 27.

  • American Horses Depart for Dubai

    Fourteen of the United States' best older horses have departed on flights from Los Angeles and Florida for the world's richest racing meeting later this month, the Dubai Racing Club confirmed Saturday.

  • British-bred Sweet Return, left, beats Singletary to the finish line in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita.

    Resilient Sweet Return Wins Kilroe Mile

    Red Oak Stable's resilient Sweet Return once again found a way to get the job done, winning Saturday's $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita from the extreme outside 14 post position.

  • B.C. Turf Hero Johar Among Nominees for Turf Classic

    The Thoroughbred Corp's Johar, a dead-heat winner with High Chaparral in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), and 3rd Turn Stable's defending winner Honor In War head a list of 98 older grass horses nominated to the 17th running of the $400,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Sarafan, winning the 2002 Eddie Read Handicap.

    Positive KOs Sarafan From Hong Kong Mile

    Sarafan, who galloped over the track Thursday morning, was scratched from Sunday's Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on the Hong Kong International Races program. The American-based runner, trained by Neil Drysdale, was reported to have tested positive for the steroid methylprednisolone.

  • Sarafan Tunes Up for Possible Japan Cup Start

    Sarafan, prepping for a planned start in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Nov. 30, captured a $54,000 classified allowance event in a tune-up at Hollywood Park Thursday.

  • Johar, headed to Japan Cup.

    Johar Leads U.S. Contingent to Japan Cup Races

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar, dead-heat winner of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), heads a contingent of six U.S. horses for which invitations have been accepted for the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Johar, headed to Japan Cup.

    Johar Leads U.S. Contingent to Japan Cup Races

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar, dead-heat winner of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), heads a contingent of five U.S. horses for which invitations have been accepted for the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Drysdale Runners, Others Work at Santa Anita

    Probable John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Storming Home worked seven furlongs in 1:28 2/5 in company with NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) hopeful Sarafan, who was clocked in 1:28 4/5 over Santa Anita's firm turf course Sunday.

  • Designed for Luck defeats Sarafan.

    Cerin, Designed for Luck Turn in Miracle Mile

    David and Holly Wilson's Designed for Luck, who returned to action in August after missing nearly 17 months with a fractured left rear hock, held off a digging Sarafan by a half-length to win Sunday's $300,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando set to contest Sunday's Atto Mile at Woodbine.

    Crown Winner Wando Faces Tough Atto Field

    Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando and a pair of Neil Drysdale-trained veteran turf specialists lead a powerful field of 11 entered for Sunday's $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) at Woodbine.

  • Sarafan Returns to Del Mar Winner's Circle

    Two grade I winners whose connections are hoping for bigger things this fall, Gary Tanaka's Sarafan and The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Johar hooked up in the $75,675 Harry F. Brubaker Handicap, which started with just three horses at Del Mar Friday.

  • Mister Acpen Defeats Sarafan, Chiselling

    Mister Acpen went wire-to-wire against several Grade I and Group I winners to win Wednesday's Hollywood Park feature, a $62,000 allowance for 4-year-olds and up over 1 1/8 miles on turf.

  • Del Mar Show Takes Second Crack at Winning Dixie

    Del Mar Show will look to avenge a second-place finish in last year's CITGO Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) against a talented field of turf runners set for this year's edition at Pimlico Race Course Saturday.

  • Last year's winning jockey will not ride in this year's Derby.

    Espinoza to Miss Derby, Will Ride Sarafan

    Jockey Victor Espinoza, who won his first Kentucky Derby on longshot War Emblem last year, will spend the first Saturday in May at Hollywood Park.

  • U.S. Stars Strive for International Respect

    United States entries Delta Form, Sarafan, Falcon Flight and Texas Glitter try their luck against many of the finest runners in the world in four turf stakes Sunday that make up the Hong Kong International Races.

  • Grandera, morning line favorite for the Hong Kong Cup.

    Hong Kong Cup Draw: Grandera 8; Sarafan 6

    The Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), run over 1 1/4 miles, finds the first bend looming quickly as the horses come out of the start, and gate speed and/or a favorable inside draw is often advantageous.

  • Sarafan, defeating Beat Hollow in the Explosive Bid Handicap.

    Sarafan Carries American Hopes in Japan Cup

    Sarafan, America's only hope to break a 10-year drought in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), drew the number eight post position in a field of 16 international runners set to go postward Sunday in the world's richest turf race, moved to Nakayama racecourse and dropped from 12 to 11 furlongs in distance because of construction of a new grandstand at Tokyo racecourse.

  • Fusao Sekiguchi receives trophy after Fusaichi Pegasus' Kentucky Derby win.

    Sekiguchi Buys Interest in Sarafan; Eyes Japan Cup

    Japanese owner and breeder Fusao Sekiguchi has bought an ownership interest from Gary Tanaka in Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Sarafan, who trainer Neil Drysdale said was scheduled to depart for Tokyo on Tuesday night to contest the Nov. 24 Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Master Belt ($138.40) Lights Board in Morvich

    New Zealand-bred Master Belt came from well off the pace to register a 68-1 shocker in the $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Sunday.

  • El Cielo the 'Horse for Course' in Morvich

    When it comes to Santa Anita's unique downhill turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs, the current "horse for course" is El Cielo, who goes in Sunday's $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on closing day of the 2002 Oak Tree meeting.

  • Pleasantly Perfect wins the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap at Santa Anita.

    Mandella Clicks in Oak Tree's Goodwood, Hirsch

    With 36 victories going into the weekend's action, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella won't list 2002 among his greatest years. But as it winds down, he'll have Sunday at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting to make it better.