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  • The Return of Swaps

    This was the extent of my racing foundation, and it all started with Swaps and Nashua and two guys talking about them on a bus. After all, how could you not love the name Swaps?

  • Art Sherman (center) with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award with outgoing Turf Publicists of America president Jim Mulvihill and incoming president Rhonda Norby.

    Sherman Accepts Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    Trainer Art Sherman received a standing ovation and proved a popular recipient of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award, given by the Turf Publicists of America at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • John Galbreath leads Chateaugay to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle.

    The Enduring Legacy of Darby Dan Farm

    A new partnership called Darby Dan Farm Racing resurrected the famous Darby Dan silks for a colt named Manitoulin, a son of Soaring Softly, who finished fifth in his maiden special weight debut Nov. 22.

  • Soaring's descendants include 1999 champion turf female Soaring Softly.

    Pedigree Analysis: Soaring

    Soaring's daughters as a group were speedy mares. When put to staying sires, however, they imparted a dash of quality speed, putting a finishing touch on Darby Dan's legacy of classic stamina.

  • Swaps

    Daughters Keep Swaps' Line Alive

    With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.

  • Swaps

    The Swaps Connection

    Just more than 60 years ago a trim California-bred with unorthodox connections came East to shock the racing establishment by scoring an upset win in the 1955 Kentucky Derby.

  • Native Diver

    Native Diver Monument Moving to Del Mar

    A 20-foot long monument within the garden paddock at Betfair Hollywood Park that marks the burial place of the great Native Diver will be moved, along with his remains, to Del Mar in the next few weeks.

  • And They're Off: Hollywood Park Farewell

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there.

  • And They're Off: Hollywood Park Farewell

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Honors Holy Bull

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />On the same weekend that Darley announced the retirement of Holy Bull from stud duty, his grandson Mucho Macho Man paid due tribute with a stunning victory in the Suburban Handicap.

  • Arson Squad and Alex Solis (4) overtake Point Determined to win the  Swaps Breeders&#39; Cup Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Arson Squad Handles Heat to Win Swaps BC

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Arson Squad waited patiently on the pacesetters A.P. Warrior and Point Determined to spend themselves, then rallied in the stretch under jockey Alex Solis to capture the $354,515 Swaps Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Point Determined, A.P. Warrior Clash in Swaps

    Point Determined and A.P. Warrior, who staged a dramatic battle in last month's Affirmed Handicap (gr. III), figure to have the spotlight to themselves once again Saturday in the $350,000 Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds.

  • Point Determined, Arson Squad Work Toward Swaps

    Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) winner Point Determined and Arson Squad, third-place finisher in that race on June 17, worked at Santa Anita Tuesday for a rematch in the $350,000-added Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park on Saturday.

  • Nashua: The Great Match Race

    The natural August target for an Eastern stable with a crack three-year-old is the Travers Stakes. As matters happened, it was announced by late July that Nashua's next race would instead be in one for which a growing swell of sentiment had long been fermenting. He was to meet Swaps in a match race.

  • Swaps: Invader from the West

    This was a heavyweight bout, and when Tenney took off Swaps' robe, he revealed a colt in breathtaking shape. The "left coast" challengers knew full well the responsibility they had in carrying the dreams and wishes of California owners, breeders, and fans.

  • Rock Hard Ten en route to winning the Swaps Breeders&#39; Cup Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Rock Hard Ten Finally Gets His Way in Swaps

    Rock Hard Ten finally had the day everyone was waiting for in the $409,300 Swaps Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park Saturday, taking command in the stretch for an easy 3 3/4-length victory.

  • Bejarano in Hollywood Debut Aboard Suave

    Trainer Paul McGee hopes to continue the luck he enjoyed with jockey Rafael Bejarano at Churchill Downs when the Peruvian-born riding sensation makes his Hollywood Park debut aboard Suave in the $400,000-added Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds on Saturday.

  • Suave Bound for Hollywood's Swaps

    Mace and Samantha Siegel's stakes-winning 3-year-old Suave will be shipped to Hollywood Park for the $400,000 Swaps (gr. II) July 10, trainer Paul McGee said Friday.

  • Rock Hard Ten Drills Sharply; Swaps Likely

    In his first work since a fifth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes on June 5, Rock Hard Ten drilled five furlongs in 1:00 Sunday at Hollywood Park under jockey Patrick Valenzuela. Imperialism also worked Sunday.

  • Rock Hard Ten Freshened, Bound for Swaps

    Rock Hard Ten, one of the leading 3-year-olds in the nation, galloped on the main track at Hollywood Park on Thursday with an eye toward the $400,000 Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr.II) July 10.

  • Castledale Headed for Swaps Stakes

    Castledale, upset winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), is training well for a projected return in the $400,000-added Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) on July 10, co-owner Frank Lyons said Friday.

  • Chateaugay peering off.

    On This Day...

    Feb. 23, 1963<br><b>Chateaugay at Hialeah</b>

  • Swaps after the Santa Anita Derby.

    On This Day...

    Feb. 19, 1955<br><b>Swaps in the Santa Anita Derby</b>

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Shoeless

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

  • Congaree Will Go in Either Foster, Californian

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree will be nominated to both the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs and the $500,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Both races are slated for June 15.

  • Congaree romped to a four-length win in Sunday&#39;s Swaps Stakes.

    Congaree Romps in Paceless Swaps

    Stonerside Stable's 3-year-old homebred Congaree earned his first grade I stakes victory in his third attempt, winning Sunday's paceless renewal of the $500,000 Swaps Stakes by four lengths at Hollywood Park.

  • Hoovergetthekeys Added to Likely Swaps Field

    Carl J. Odegaard's Northern California-based 3-year-old Hoovergetthekeys, winless since taking the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) in March, will ship to Hollywood Park to face Congaree in the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. I) on July 15.

  • Siding with Swaps

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> -- As Hollywood Park prepares to honor the greatest of all Cal-breds with the 28th running of the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. I) on July 15, a fresh look at the controversial duel and its aftermath seems apropos.

  • Captain Steve Sweeps To Swaps Win

    Michael Pegram's 3-year-old colt Captain Steve employed similar racing tactics to those used in his Iowa Derby victory earlier this month to win the $300,000 winner's share of the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. I) Sunday at Hollywood Park. After Tiznow angled out for racing room, the full brother of Budroyale rallied for second place, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner.