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  • Shared Belief cruises to win $1-million Big Cap at Santa Anita

    Shared Belief cruises to win $1-million Big Cap at Santa Anita
    Racing fans came to Santa Anita on Saturday expecting the best. It was, after all, the 75th anniversary of Seabiscuit's immortalized victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. It also was a day with three graded stakes races serving as lead-ins to the...
  • Old-pal horsemen Art Sherman, Jerry Hollendorfer are newfound rivals

    Old-pal horsemen Art Sherman, Jerry Hollendorfer are newfound rivals
    Many years ago, long enough that neither men can remember exactly when, a young horse trainer and a rider lived in the same apartment building in San Mateo. The two worked out of nearby Bay Meadows Racetrack and sparked a casual friendship. Both had...
  • Shared Belief heads field for Santa Anita Handicap

    Shared Belief heads field for Santa Anita Handicap
    All eyes will be on Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and Shared Belief on Saturday when they team up for what could be a historic day in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap. Never before in the 78-year history of the track has a jockey won the prestigious...
  • Phelps tunes up with fast times in Texas exhibition

    Phelps tunes up with fast times in Texas exhibition
    With a month to go until his six-month suspension for a second drunken driving arrest ends, Michael Phelps of Baltimore is getting in some racing, even if it's just an exhibition. Phelps swam the 100-yard butterfly in 44.91 seconds Friday before the...
  • Classy comebackers head Gulfstream Handicap

    Classy comebackers head Gulfstream Handicap
    Recent form versus back class is a regular handicapping consideration during Gulfstream's prime winter meeting. Many serious horses from the previous season return from layoffs to ramp up new campaigns against horses of lesser class that have been...
  • Pletcher, Plesa have top 3YO's in Gulfstream's Swale

    Three-year-olds are in the spotlight again Saturday at Gulfstream. However, this week's tri-features are dominated by horses whose futures might be in areas other than the spring classics. The Swale is a seven-furlong sprint and The Palm Beach and...
  • Derby hopefuls vie in Gulfstream's Fountain of Youth

    March Madness for thoroughbreds begins in late February. Races for Kentucky Derby aspirants to this point have served mainly to separate hopefuls from the hopeless. Starting Saturday, it gets serious. Gulfstream's $400,000 Fountain of Youth is the first...
  • Itsaknockout wins Fountain of Youth decision

    Itsaknockout wins Fountain of Youth decision
    Itsaknockout won Saturday's Fountain of Youth … by a judges' decision. Odds-on favorite Upstart went under the wire first by almost three lengths. But shortly after he took the lead in midstretch, he came out and bumped Itsaknockout, who had...
  • Main Sequence to debut in Mac Diamida

    The Kentucky Derby influence is so strong that the 2015 debut of Main Sequence, undefeated in four U.S. starts and a double Eclipse winner as best turf horse and outstanding older horse, slips to second position in Saturday's hierarchy. Main Sequence...
  • Clancy's Call: Fountain Of Youth Stakes

    Clancy's Call: Fountain Of Youth Stakes
    Bob Clancy's selections for the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Post time: 5:30 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/16 miles; Purse: $400,000; Kentucky Derby points to winner: 50 ITSAKNOCKOUT (4-1) steps way...
  • Merry Meadow wins third straight stakes in Hurricane Bertie

    HALLANDALE — Merry Meadow, going for three stakes triumphs in a row, figured to be tough to beat in Saturday's Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream. Theoretically her task should have become easier when two of her six rivals scratched. But...