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  1. Baffert still weighing Cup start for Coil

    Steve Andersen

    Last weekend, trainer Bob Baffert said Coil would not start in the BC Classic over 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5 after a third-place finish to stablemate Game On Dude and Awesome Gem in the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  2. Weemissfrankie adapts to dirt in Oak Leaf

    Steve Andersen

    The closer the calendar gets to November, the more the outlook on the season changes for the people surrounding the unbeaten 2-year-old filly Weemissfrankie.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2011
  3. New style in San Diego Handicap leads to new results for Tres Bor...

    Steve Andersen

    After a third in his 2011 debut in an allowance race for sprinters at Hollywood Park in June, Tres Borrachos started as an outsider in Saturday's $200,000 San Diego Handicap, and won his first graded stakes since the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2011
  4. Breeders' Cup winner Dakota Phone retired

    Steve Andersen

    Dakota Phone, the upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile last November, has been retired because of an injury sustained in the spring, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2011
  5. Amazombie nails Captain Cherokee at wire of Potreo Grande

    Steve Andersen

    A 5-year-old gelding, Amazombie won his first graded stakes on dirt in Sunday's $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  6. Twirling Candy breaks Spectacular Bid's track mark in Malibu Stak...

    Steve Andersen

    Twirling Candy broke Spectacular Bid's 30-year-old track record for seven furlongs with a nose victory in Sunday's $250,000 Malibu Stakes on the first card run on the new dirt track at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  7. Sidney's Candy dominates Sir Beaufort

    Steve Andersen

    Sidney's Candy won his fourth stakes of the year at the track, and fifth of his career, in Sunday's $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  8. Santa Anita reopens main track for training

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita opened its rain-deluged main track for training Monday for the first time since Friday, but track president George Haines said severe rainstorms expected through Wednesday could curtail training this week. The winter-spring meet opens Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  9. Santa Anita's new surface opens for training

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita's opened its newly installed sand-and-clay track to training for the first time on Monday, although with only 200 horses on the grounds there was seldom more than 10 horses on the track at one time.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  10. Dakota Phone goes for two in a row in Native Diver

    Steve Andersen

    Dakota Phone showed what he can do on his best day with a 37-1 upset in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6. The problem is Dakota Phone does not string those performances together very often.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  11. Santa Anita's dirt track will open Monday for training

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita's newly installed dirt track is scheduled to open for training Monday, the completion of a project that ends a troubled three-year period with synthetic racing surfaces at the historic track.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  12. Santa Anita begins removing Pro-Ride surface

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita began the removal of its Pro-Ride synthetic track Monday and may finalize the composition of the conventional dirt track that will be installed this fall in coming days, track president George Haines said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  13. Santa Anita to get dirt track by December, Stronach says

    Steve Andersen

    Frank Stronach told a group of about 250 horsemen on Wednesday evening that Santa Anita will replace its existing Pro-Ride synthetic surface with a conventional dirt track after the conclusion of the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting Oct. 31.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  14. Slow fractions help Temple City steal Cougar II Handicap

    Steve Andersen

    Temple City won his first stakes in Friday's $125,000 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, earning an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Marathon at Churchill Downs in November, subject to the payment of entry fees.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2010
  15. Misremembered, Bob Baffert, Santa Anita, Big Cap, Strub Stakes, B...

    Steve Andersen

    Misremembered, the winner of two Grade 2 stakes for 3-year-olds this year, will skip the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 7 and be pointed to the $400,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27, trainer Bob Baffert said on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2009
  16. Einstein shows versatility in Big Cap win

    Steve Andersen

    It takes a real Einstein to do it all.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2009