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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. Santa Margarita can put Switch on top

    Steve Andersen

    Another victory in Saturday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational over 1 1/8 miles at Santa Anita would clinch a position at the top for Switch.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  3. Blind Luck switching from Santa Margarita to Azeri at Oaklawn

    Steve Andersen

    Caracortado, who will be after his first Grade 1 win in Saturday's $300,000 Frank Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, has changed in the last year.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  4. Lookin At Lucky's work pleases Baffert

    Steve Andersen

    Lookin At Lucky worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 at Santa Anita on Saturday, moving the Preakness Stakes winner closer to a potential start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  5. Volcanic ash strands trainer Simon Callaghan

    Steve Andersen

    Falcon Rock will give Simon Callaghan his best chance for a graded stakes win this year in Sunday's $150,000 San Juan Capistrano, and the trainer has virtually no chance of seeing the race live.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  6. Zenyatta working for her return

    Steve Andersen

    Zenyatta, the undefeated champion older female of 2009, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.60 at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  7. Hollywood Park, American Oaks Invitational, Gozzip Girl, Tom Albe...

    Steve Andersen

    Back in March, trainer Tom Albertrani knew where he wanted to spend Fourth of July weekend. Gozzip Girl had won the Herecomesthebride Stakes in mid-March, and Albertrani saw in her a candidate for the Grade 1, $700,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2009
  8. Mrs Kipling, Hollywood Park, American Oaks Invitational, horse ra...

    Steve Andersen

    Nine weeks since she scored an impressive victory in the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes, Mrs Kipling will attempt to win the third stakes of her career in the $700,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  9. Midships wires San Juan Capistrano

    Steve Andersen

    Left alone on the lead, Midships was unstoppable in Sunday's $196,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2009
  10. Midships best left to run freely

    Steve Andersen

    Victor Espinoza was in no mood to fight Midships in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey Handicap at Santa Anita last month.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2009
  11. Life Is Sweet outruns Santa Margarita rivals

    Steve Andersen

    The first glance caught jockey Garrett Gomez's attention. The second made him smile. The third time he caught someone looking at him he laughed.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2009
  12. Out of Control outduels The Tin Man

    Steve Andersen

    The rapidly improving Out of Control upset The Tin Man in Saturday's $250,000 American Handicap at Hollywood Park after one of the finest stretch duels of the spring-summer meeting.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2007
  13. On the Acorn captures San Juan

    Steve Andersen

    The ex-claimer On the Acorn won his first stakes on Sunday in Santa Anita's top marathon turf race, the $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2007
  14. Rain may shape race

    Steve Andersen

    The weather may ruin Star Parade's chances of running in Saturday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita, but could make for an ideal weekend for her rival Healthy Addiction.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2006
  15. T.H. Approval scores first stakes win

    Steve Andersen

    After winning or placing in four of five starts at 1 1-4 miles or farther, T.H. Approval scored his first stakes win in Santa Anita's longest race - Saturday's $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap over about 1 3-4 miles on turf.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2005
  16. Tarlow wins Santa Margarita

    Steve Andersen

    Saturday, Tarlow won the first Grade 1 of her career in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita. She held off a late run from Dream of Summer to score by a nose.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2005