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  • Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be

    Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought....
  • Mucho Macho Man heads Santa Anita Handicap field

    If horse racing's newest star, Mucho Macho Man, could talk, the strapping 6-year-old horse would probably say, "I love Santa Anita." His trainer, Kathy Ritvo, concurs. "He is very comfortable, very happy," she said. Last year, Mucho Macho Man won...
  • Old Dude is still game in the Big 'Cap

    The deciding moment in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap couldn't have been more perfectly scripted. The horses' names described the action. At the head of the stretch, a big-time challenger, last year's Eclipse Award winner as top 3-year-old in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Breeders' Cup Classic: Mucho Macho Man wins by a whisker

    In a stretch duel that had the Santa Anita crowd of 58,795 screaming and on their feet, Mucho Macho Man held on by the tiniest of margins to win the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic. It was the kind of race that brings people back to racing. It was...
  • Pals Mike Smith and Gary Stevens saddle up for Breeders' Cup

    Most people think next weekend's horse racing extravaganza at Santa Anita is the Breeders' Cup. It's actually the Mike and Gary Show. They are Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady of their sport. They are long in experience...
  • 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...
  • Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments

    Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments
    There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat. When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...