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John Scott getting his second act

John Scott getting his second act
By Steve Andersen drf.com

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – There was a time in the fall of 2009 that trainer Carla Gaines thought she could reach the top of racing with the California-bred John Scott.

In his graded stakes debut, John Scott finished fourth behind the well-regarded Lookin At Lucky in the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita.

“I thought I was going to the Kentucky Derby with him,” she said.

Acclamation Wins Whittingham for Third Time

Hollywood Park: Acclamation wins Whittingham for third time
By Steve Andersen DRF.com

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – It was as if they never left.

The 6-year-old Acclamation, the Eclipse Award winner as the champion older male of 2011 who had not raced since October, and jockey Patrick Valenzuela, riding his first race since May 19, teamed to win Saturday’s $250,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.