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  • Breeders' Cup Marathon: London Bridge wins with Mike Smith aboard

    Breeders' Cup Marathon: London Bridge wins with Mike Smith aboard
    The first race of the two-day Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita was run at a little-raced distance but finished with a predictable outcome. Mike Smith guided London Bridge over the 1 3/4 miles to win his record 18th Breeders' Cup race. A race that...
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Outstrip wins as Mike Smith wins second

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Outstrip wins as Mike Smith wins second
    The second race on the Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita seemed a little like the first when jockey Mike Smith went two-for-two when he won the Juvenile Turf aboard Outstrip. Smith rallied the horse in deep stretch and went past Giovanni Boldini and a...
  • 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...
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia wins on DQ; horse dies

    The first Breeders' Cup race of the day was filled with controversy and heartbreak. She's a Tiger beat Ria Antonia by a nose to seemingly win the $2-million Juvenile Fillies race Saturday at Santa Anita. But the stewards flashed the inquiry sign...
  • Redemption for Goldencents in Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Once the Southern California hope for the Triple Crown, Goldencents emerged again spectacularly in the $1-million Dirt Mile on Friday in the opening day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. The Doug O'Neill-trained horse, under a strategically perfect...
  • 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...