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  1. Santa Anita cancels Wednesday racing for rest of meet

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita will not run the final three Wednesdays of the winter-spring meeting, beginning this week, due to a shortage of available horses, the track announced Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  2. San Felipe outsider Jakesam tries to help P. Val get back into st...

    Steve Andersen

    Patrick Valenzuela is the first to admit the balance is out of whack. Of his 39 wins at the winter-spring meeting through Sunday, only three have come in stakes.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  3. California Nectar makes it two in a row in Santa Ynez

    Steve Andersen

    California Nectar won her second consecutive stakes of the winter-spring meeting in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita, holding off a late threat from Zazu to win by a neck.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2011
  4. Triple Bend: E Z's Gentlemen gives Pedroza his 1,000th win

    Steve Andersen

    Jockey Martin Pedroza's 1,000th career win at Hollywood Park came with his most lucrative mount of the spring-summer meeting aboard E Z's Gentlemen in Saturday's $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  5. Bejarano still looking for Derby ride

    Steve Andersen

    Through Sunday, Rafael Bejarano was the nation's leading rider in purse earnings this year, with $4,247,968.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2010
  6. Jockey Tyler Baze getting back into swing of things

    Steve Andersen

    Injury prevented Tyler Baze from having anything close to a meaningful meeting at Hollywood Park last fall. He is determined to make up for that when the track opens its spring-summer meeting on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2010
  7. San Juan Capistrano: Bourbon Bay completes turf triple at Santa A...

    Steve Andersen

    Bourbon Bay had a perfect meeting at Santa Anita this winter and spring, going undefeated in four races, and his win in Sunday's $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap was the race that left trainer Neil Drysdale most happy.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  8. Tuscan Evening all the way in Santa Barbara

    Steve Andersen

    Tuscan Evening finished a perfect season at Santa Anita's winter-spring meeting with her fourth stakes win of the year on turf in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  9. Hollywood makes major cuts to stakes purses

    Steve Andersen

    Hollywood Park has made severe cuts to its stakes schedule for the upcoming spring-summer meeting from April 21 to July 18, including reducing the purses of five Grade 1 races.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  10. Baffert eyes elusive Grade 1 Malibu Stakes win

    Steve Andersen

    Through all the success that earned him induction into racing's Hall of Fame earlier this year, trainer Bob Baffert has one trophy missing from his collection -- the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes, the opening day fixture of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2009
  11. Zenyatta could make return in Milady

    Steve Andersen

    Zenyatta, the unbeaten champion older female of 2008, is likely to make her 2009 debut at the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting, possibly in the $150,000 Milady Handicap on May 23.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  12. Talented Strub trio no longer strictly turf

    Steve Andersen

    Cowboy Cal, Gio Ponti, and Nownownow have redefined their careers in the first six weeks of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2009
  13. Attendance up, handle down at Santa Anita

    Steve Andersen

    Ontrack attendance is up, but handle is down through the first nine days of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, track officials said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  14. San Gabriel: Proudinsky gives Frankel milestone win

    Steve Andersen

    Proudinsky ended a six-race losing streak in Sunday's $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap, giving trainer Bobby Frankel a record 900th career win at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  15. Sadler to answer for steriod use

    Steve Andersen

    John Sadler, the leading trainer at the Hollywood Park spring-summer and Del Mar meetings this year, had four horses test in excess of the permitted levels of anabolic steroids at Del Mar in early August.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2008
  16. Showdown in Shoemaker

    Steve Andersen

    Between them, Daytona and Ever a Friend dominated the major stakes for milers and middle-distance turf horses during the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting earlier this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2008