Top sprinter Wild Dude heads a competitive field of eight older horses as he seeks to rebound in the $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 12.
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Liaison returns to the scene of the biggest victory of his career when he battles six other well-matched older horses at Betfair Hollywood Park in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) May 4.
Idle since he was well beaten in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25, Liaison came back running in the $71,500 Santana Mile March 31, defeating favored Midnight Transfer by a half-length at Santa Anita Park.
Top sprinter The Lumber Guy, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), is part of a well-balanced field for the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.
Creative Cause, one of the leading contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew the rail as the 6-5 favorite for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 7.
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Derby prep contenders Najjaar, My Adonis, Midnight Transfer, and I'll Have Another post timed workouts on the morning of March 30.
Trainer Carla Gaines says she's forging ahead with Midnight Transfer to the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 7, a day after the colt turned in a five-furlong drill at Santa Anita.
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Though it experienced two substantial losses in the past few days, Santa Anita's field for the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 10 could still be the most competitive of the young 2012 Triple Crown season.
Rousing Sermon is coming up to his next scheduled start in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) sharply after a bullet half-mile work in :46 3/5 over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track March 4.
Several horses posted important works at Santa Anita Park the weekend of Feb. 18-19, while Caleb's Posse worked at Oaklawn Park.
Preparing for his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), early Triple Crown contender Creative Cause drilled six furlongs in a bullet 1:11 3/5 at Hollywood Park Feb. 12.
Images from the week, including Believe You Can, Mr. Bowling, and more. View Slideshow
|Trainer||Ronald W. Ellis|
|Owner||Finder, Gary, Tachycardia Racing Stables and Ellomiss Racing|
|Breeder||Alpha Delta Stables, LLC|
|Midnight Transfer View Five-Cross Pedigree||Hard Spun||Danzig|
|French Satin||French Deputy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Carla Gaines, agent for Warren B. Williamson||Eddie Woods, agent||$80,000|