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  1. Smiling Tiger formidable, but no lock in San Carlos

    Brad Free

    Smiling Tiger, however, is no cinch Saturday. One month after relinquishing his title as California's top sprinter by finishing a dull third in the Grade 2 Palos Verdes, Smiling Tiger tries to restore his reputation in the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  2. Cost of Freedom brings strong form into Sunshine Millions Sprint

    Brad Free

    Cost of Freedom returns from a seven-week freshening as the favorite in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint. Eight entered the six-furlong sprint, including an improved Florida shipper that will provide Cost of Freedom his main threat.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  3. Sea of Pleasure clear speed of Potrero Grande

    Brad Free

    Fast sprinter Sea of Pleasure will have no early pressure Saturday at Santa Anita, while the only pressure on Rail Trip will be from bettors who take odds-on when the unbeaten allowance horse runs in his first stakes.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  4. Plenty of questions for Ancient Title favorites

    Brad Free

    There are reasons to bet against the favorites Saturday in the Grade 1, six-furlong Ancient Title Stakes at Santa Anita. But are the reasons valid?

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2008
  5. Honeymoon: Longer distance a big question

    Brad Free

    At 1 1/8 miles on turf, the Grade 2 Honeymoon Handicap for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Hollywood Park tests the limits of sprinter-milers while offering passage to one of the biggest races of summer.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2008
  6. Sprinters may have a new boss

    Brad Free

    The vanishing act called the California sprint division reappears Saturday at Hollywood Park, where the Grade 3 Los Angeles Handicap sets up for an unproven colt facing stakes company for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2008
  7. Old workmates to face in Potrero Grande H.

    Brad Free

    The top sprinters Surf Cat and El Roblar have long gone separate ways. But once upon a time they were virtual roommates. When they meet Saturday for the first time in a race, they can settle a long-simmering question - which horse is better?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2008
  8. Ace sprinters Bordonaro and Proud Tower Too clash at last

    Brad Free

    World-class sprinters Bordonaro and Proud Tower Too side-stepped each other long enough. They meet Saturday for the first time in a six-furlong explosion called the Sunshine Millions Sprint.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2007
  9. Bordonaro reigns as king of sprinters

    Brad Free

    Bordonaro returns from a three-month layoff Sunday in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Handicap at Del Mar, where trainer Bill Spawr offers an explicit guarantee about the nation's best six-furlong sprinter.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2006
  10. Surf Cat's skill vs. Buzzards Bay's class

    Brad Free

    Surf Cat rekindles a handicapping dilemma for which there is no simple answer - raw ability or established class?

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2005
  11. Kentucky Derby alumni meet in San Fernando

    Brad Free

    A jumbled cast of sprinters, comebackers, shippers, and former stars entered the Grade 2 San Fernando Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2005
  12. Melair looks overloaded with speed

    Brad Free

    Melair looks overloaded with speed.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2003
  13. Dash with lots on the line

    Brad Free

    Reputations tarnished, California sprinters Kona Gold, Caller One, and Early Flyer flew 3,000 miles Tuesday to seek redemption Saturday in - of all places - Maryland.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2001
  14. Kona Gold-Caller One match seeks sponsor

    Brad Free

    ARCADIA, Calif. -- It's not quite Seabiscuit versus Ligaroti, but preliminary discussions are under way at Del Mar for a July 21 match race between the country's top two sprinters - Caller One and Kona Gold. The purse for the six-furlong race would b...

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2001
  15. Champion sprinter Kona Gold to return Sunday

    Brad Free

    ARCADIA, Calif. - The fastest sprinter in the country last year ran the fastest workout at Santa Anita on Tuesday. Kona Gold smoked five furlongs in 58.60 seconds under regular rider Alex Solis, and will start as the 126-pound highweight and solid ...

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2001