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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. Secret Circle will pass on Kentucky Derby

    Steve Andersen

    Secret Circle will be given a rest in coming weeks and will not start in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, trainer Bob Baffert said on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  3. Bodemeister looks headed to Arkansas Derby instead of Santa Anita...

    Steve Andersen

    Bodemeister, the runner-up in the San Felipe Stakes on March 10, will make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on April 14, Jimmy Barnes, trainer Bob Baffert's assistant said on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  4. Bourbon Bay gobbles up ground late in San Luis Rey

    Steve Andersen

    Bourbon Bay rallied from last in a field of five, closing six lengths in the final quarter-mile, to score a thrilling win in Sunday's $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  5. Drill will stretch out for Keeneland's Blue Grass

    Steve Andersen

    Drill, the winner of two graded stakes for sprinters but winless in four races around two turns, is bound for the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 14, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  6. Prospectiv wins Tampa Bay Derby

    Steve Andersen

    Prospective rebounded from a second-place finish in last month's Sam F. Davis Stakes and put himself on the Kentucky Derby trail with a three-quarter-length victory over Golden Ticket in Saturday's Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2012
  7. Bodemeister takes San Felipe spot for Baffert

    Steve Andersen

    Bodemeister has replaced Fed Biz on trainer Bob Baffert's team for Saturday's $300,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, a race that will clarify the Hall of Famer's approach to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 7.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  8. Ultimate Eagle dominates opponents in Strub

    Steve Andersen

    Jockey Martin Pedroza tried to coax Ultimate Eagle into a patient trip in the first half of Saturday's $200,000 Strub Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2012
  9. Norvsky closes strong to win San Gabriel Stakes

    Steve Andersen

    Norvsky's affection for Santa Anita's turf course gave the veteran gelding his first graded stakes win in Monday's $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes, a victory that caught trainer Don Warren by surprise.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  10. Tapizar controls pace en route to San Fernando win

    Steve Andersen

    Tapizar was allowed to set his own pace in Saturday's $150,000 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita, a tactic that essentially dictated the outcome long before the field reached the wire.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  11. Great Hot using La Brea as stepping-stone

    Steve Andersen

    Great Hot had a milestone trip to Kentucky in October, winning the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland. She was in the state for one start too many from the perspective of trainer A.C. Avila.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  12. Mr. Commons finds room and runs off with Sir Beaufort

    Steve Andersen

    Mike Smith got through aboard Mr. Commons in early stretch of Monday's $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes at Santa Anita and that was all that counted.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  13. Weemissfrankie needs surgery

    Steve Andersen

    Weemissfrankie, one of the nation's top 2-year-old fillies, was scheduled to undergo surgery on Sunday afternoon after being diagnosed with a non-displaced condylar fracture following a fourth-place finish in Saturday's Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2011
  14. Weemissfrankie heads field of six in Hollywood Starlet Stakes

    Steve Andersen

    Weemissfrankie will face the smallest field of her career when she starts as a heavy favorite in Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes, the last Grade 1 race of the year for 2-year-old fillies.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  15. Home Sweet Aspen tunes up for La Brea

    Steve Andersen

    Home Sweet Aspen is likely bound for the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 31, which makes her appearance in Wednesday's $60,000 Cool Air Stakes at Hollywood Park a key tune-up for that major stakes.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  16. 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