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  1. Acclamation looks hard to catch in Inglewood

    Steve Andersen

    More than six months has passed since Acclamation won his fifth consecutive stakes at Santa Anita last October. Since then, he has overcome a bruised foot that forced him out of training and secured his Eclipse Award.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  2. Game On Dude passing Big Cap for Dubai World Cup

    Steve Andersen

    Game On Dude will not defend his title in Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap and will make his next start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  3. Espinoza's change of plans pays off for Celtic New Year in Del Ma...

    Steve Andersen

    The race strategy for Celtic New Year in Sunday's $200,000 Del Mar Handicap was to try to lead throughout the turf marathon over 1 3/8 miles on turf.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2011
  4. Mizdirection gives TV sports commentator Jim Rome first stakes wi...

    Steve Andersen

    Mizdirection's front-running win in Friday's $90,285 Sandy Blue Handicap at Del Mar was a milestone first stakes win for the filly and one of her co-owners.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2011
  5. Burns gets rail-hugging ride to win La Jolla Handicap

    Steve Andersen

    Valenzuela's next opportunity with Burns occurred in Saturday's La Jolla Handicap and this time the 48-year-old jockey chose to keep his mount on the rail, closing from third in the final furlong to win over 1 1/16 miles on turf.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2011
  6. Midnight Interlude inherits role of La Jolla favorite

    Steve Andersen

    The absence of Mr. Commons from Saturday's $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar because of a bruised foot will make Santa Anita Derby winner Midnight Interlude the favorite in the turf race over 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  7. Zazu supplemented to Clement Hirsch

    Steve Andersen

    The Grade 1 winner Zazu has been supplemented to Saturday's $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar, and may start in that race against older fillies and mares instead of being sent to Saratoga for the Alabama Stakes later this month.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  8. 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
  9. Aggressive ride helps Imponente Purse take Sunset Handicap

    Steve Andersen

    It may not be the worst four-letter word used to describe a racehorse, but trainer A.C. Avila and jockey Chantal Sutherland said the same thing about Imponente Purse in separate conversations after Sunday's $100,000 Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2011
  10. Mistake on superfecta payoff at Hollywood Park

    Steve Andersen

    The winning superfecta in the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park on Saturday was incorrectly posted on the toteboard, and the wrong numbers were paid out to bettors for approximately two minutes before racing officials caught the mistake.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  11. Irish Gypsy holds on in A Gleam

    Steve Andersen

    Irish Gypsy won her third consecutive stakes, and first at the graded level, in dramatic style in Saturday's $200,000 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  12. First Dude wins a tight one in Hollywood Gold Cup

    Steve Andersen

    On Saturday, First Dude won his first Grade 1 stakes, and third consecutive race, in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, earning a fees-paid berth to the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in November.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2011
  13. Awesome Gem will try to defend Hollywood Gold Cup title

    Steve Andersen

    Saturday's $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup added a veteran Wednesday when defending champion Awesome Gem joined the field on the day entries were taken.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  14. Hollywood Park: Smiling Tiger set for peak effort in Triple Bend ...

    Steve Andersen

    Week after week through June, Smiling Tiger recorded blisteringly quick workouts at Hollywood Park, leading toward Saturday's $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap over seven furlongs.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  15. Malibu Pier gets perfect trip in Beverly Hills

    Steve Andersen

    In an otherwise messy race, Malibu Pier had a perfect trip under Brice Blanc and won Sunday's $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2011
  16. Caracortado has shift in plans

    Steve Andersen

    An injury and key defections at the top of California turf mile division may lead trainer Mike Machowsky to start Caracortado in the $250,000 Shoemaker Mile on July 2.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2011