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  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Chriselliam rallies for win

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Chriselliam rallies for win
    A strong kick by Irish import Chriselliam was good enough to beat a bunched field and win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday at Santa Anita. The 2-year-old filly was content to be midpack until she entered the far turn and started to...
  • Breeders' Cup Distaff: Beholder beats talented field with ease

    The expected battle between two-time Distaff winner Royal Delta and Kentucky Oaks winner Princess Of Sylmar never materialized as Beholder stole the show with a 4 1/4-length win in the $2-million race for fillies and mares. The featured race during...
  • Wise Dan repeats as horse of the year at Eclipse Awards

    Wise Dan repeats as horse of the year at Eclipse Awards
    For the second consecutive year, Wise Dan stole the show at the Eclipse Awards on Saturday night. The 7-year-old gelding, owned by Northbrook's Mort Fink, was awarded the biggest prize, American Horse of the Year, as well as champion older male and...
  • Two key stakes races at Santa Anita on Saturday

    Two of the stars in the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, the unbeaten 3-year-old Midnight Hawk and $5.7-million career earner Game On Dude, figure to be heavily favored Saturday in important stakes races at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000...
  • Hamish Hamilton to Direct Oscar Show

    Thirteen individuals have signed on for the Oscarcast production team, including many veterans of last year's show, and one first-timer for the production. Hamish Hamilton (in photo) will direct, after helming the 82nd Oscars in March 2010. Among his...
  • Breeders' Cup notes: The day begins with tragedy

    Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty. In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event,...
  • New Year's Day wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile, looks like a fit for Kentucky Derby

    Common sense would dictate that the horse who wins the biggest 2-year-old race of the year would then be destined for greatness six months later in the Kentucky Derby. But when did common sense and racing ever go together? Instead, it has been more of...
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint: Baffert, Garcia get win with Secret Circle

    Trainer Bob Baffert found himself back in the overpopulated winner's circle as Secret Circle came late to win the $1.5-million Breeders' Cup Sprint by a neck. The six-furlong sprint is the shortest race in the Cup. Secret Circle went off as the favorite...
  • Santa Anita, facing an uphill fight, updates and upgrades

    The significance of opening day at Santa Anita on Friday had mostly to do with the Arcadia race track's attempt to enter the brave new world of sports entertainment. For years, thoroughbred racing has been acquiring the label of "a dying sport." That...
  • Santa Anita opens Friday, with Breeders' Cup on horizon

    Top racehorses from around the world have begun making their way to Santa Anita in preparation for the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 1-2 at the Arcadia track. The 24-day autumn meeting begins Friday, and veteran trainer Mike Mitchell envisions a lot of intriguing...
  • Sprint champion Points Offthebench is euthanized

    With one week to go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships, tragedy struck Santa Anita race track on Saturday morning. Points Offthebench, a winner of four consecutive races that was being prepared for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Sprint, suffered a...
  • Crowd catches the tail end of horse racing at historic Hollywood Park

    Crowd catches the tail end of horse racing at historic Hollywood Park
    The bugler in his green coat and top hat tried to sound upbeat as he blew the traditional "Call to Post," but he might just as well have been playing a dirge. Down by the rail, Todd Matzner listened with a cigar stub clamped between his teeth. "I...