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  • Congrats Aims for Super Result in San Antonio

    Trainer Richard Mandella sends Congrats to the post in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II), which drew a contentious field of 11 for the Super Bowl Sunday feature at Santa Anita Park.

  • Truly A Judge, ridden by Martin Pedroza, wins the San Gabriel Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Truly a Judge Rules in San Gabriel Handicap

    Things may not have gone quite as planned when Truly a Judge got some unexpected company on the lead. But the 3-5 favorite had enough left at the end to defeat the closer Star Cross by a length in the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap winner Kela supplements to Sunday's Underwood at Hollywood Park.

    Kela Supplements to Underwood Stakes

    Trainer Mike Mitchell called an audible Friday morning, supplementing grade I winner Kela to the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday for $2,000.

  • Vienna Seeing 'Stars' at Hollywood Park

    Trainer Darrell Vienna hopes his Argentine-bred "Stars" align in two major stakes at Hollywood Park this weekend. Star Parade, a 5-year-old mare, is expected to be second choice to Adoration in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) on Sunday, one day after Star Cross attempts to regain his winning form in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II).

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner Pleasantly Perfect heads field in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap.

    Pleasantly Perfect Stands Tall in Big 'Cap Field

    From forgotten prospect to the doorstep of greatness, Pleasantly Perfect leads the field as the 6-5 morning favorite in Saturday's 67th running of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Pleasantly Perfect won the San Antonio in his 2004 debut.

    Pleasantly Perfect Blasts Off In 2004 Debut

    Diamond A Racing's Pleasantly Perfect, with regular rider Alex Solis in the saddle, returned from his Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) victory in October in fine form, posting a four-length victory in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Pleasantly Perfect, Congaree Go Head to Head in San Antonio

    A new, improved version of Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect will make his first start since winning the $4-million race last October when he goes to the gate for Saturday's $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II), also at Santa Anita.

  • Congaree to Tackle Pleasantly Perfect

    Stonerside Stables' Congaree will defend his title in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita despite being assigned 124 pounds for his 6-year-old seasonal debut. He'll spot three pounds to Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, who also makes his initial start as a 6-year-old.

  • Star Cross (3) wins the San Pasqual Handicap by a nose over Nose The Trade, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Star Cross Thumbs 'Nose' in San Pasqual

    Argentine-bred Star Cross earned his first career graded stakes victory in Saturday's San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II), edging ahead of Nose The Trade in the late stages to win by a half-length at Santa Anita.

  • Pleasantly Perfect pulls away from Fleetstreet Dancer to win the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Oak Tree.

    Pleasant Comeback for Mandella's Stalwart

    Favored Pleasantly Perfect, making his first start since March 1, won Saturday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita for the second year in a row, tenaciously defeating a determined Fleetstreet Dancer by a half-length.