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  • Mawthooq early fave for Mucho Macho Man Stakes

    Happy birthday, juveniles! On Saturday, Gulfstream Park will mark the recent birthday of this year's crop of 3-year-olds by reserving five lucrative stakes races for members of the new sophomore class. Regardless of foal date, all race horses age one...
  • Santa Anita opening day is trainer Ron Ellis' kind of holiday

    Santa Anita opening day is trainer Ron Ellis' kind of holiday
    Since he was 15 years old, trainer Ron Ellis said he has always known where he'd be spending the day after Christmas — opening day at Santa Anita. "It's been an X on the calendar," the 54-year-old said. In 1980, before a crowd of 66,599, Ellis...
  • Three Gulfstream stakes the long and short of racing

    The long and the short of racing will be featured in three stakes Saturday at Gulfstream. The open McKnight Handicap and La Prevoyante for fillies and mares will be run over a mile and a half on turf. The Mr. Prospector is a six-furlong sprint on the main...
  • Shared Belief highlights Santa Anita's inspired opening day

    Shared Belief highlights Santa Anita's inspired opening day
    It might be too early to call it a trend, but there are signs of a possible resurgence in Southern California horse racing. Just two months after 61,114 showed up for the final day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, a post-Christmas crowd of 40,810 came...
  • Irish Mission wins for French trainer at Gulfstream

    Horseplayers who rely on past performances, stakes history or just plain hunches had an edge in finding Irish Mission, the winner of Saturday's La Prevoyante Handicap at Gulfstream. The race named for a filly with a French name was won for the fifth...
  • Pletcher has budding star set for Hal's Hope

    The University of Kentucky basketball team is so loaded with talent that its coach, John Calipari, says he doesn't have substitutes — he has reinforcements. Trainer Todd Pletcher's barn is racing's version of that. Pletcher was considering...
  • On The Fly: Rebuilding Celtics Ship Rondo To Dallas

    The Celtics announced Thursday night that Rajon Rondo, the great passer/suspect outside shooter, has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Dwight Powell. In return, the Celtics get Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, a conditional first-...
  • A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year

    A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year
    There are just six horses entered Saturday in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, but the presence of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome means the horse racing world will be watching closely. Trainer Art Sherman is...
  • Red Rifle wins $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup

    Red Rifle wins $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup
    After beginning the month by winning the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint aboard Work All Week, jockey Florent Geroux ended the month by winning the Grade II $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup with New York invader Red Rifle. "Today was something special...
  • Cary Street likes long, grinding road

    Cary Street likes long, grinding road
    A 91/4-length victory in the 13/4-mile Las Vegas Marathon at Santa Anita on the first day of last month's Breeders' Cup races suggests Cary Street isn't going to have an energy crisis when he hits the homestretch in Saturday's 11/4-mile Hawthorne Gold...
  • Del Mar racing in late fall? California Chrome makes it even better

    Del Mar racing in late fall? California Chrome makes it even better
    California Chrome made it a rare November to remember in horse racing Saturday. It takes a real star to do that. Running on a surface on which he had never raced before, at a made-for-summer seaside track that never before ran a race this late in the...