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Thor’s Echo Goes to Desert Law

Arcadia, CA (June 15, 2019)-Harris Farms homebred Desert Law romped to his first stakes win in the Thor’s Echo. Stalking the pace Desert Law, when asked, took control of the race with a powerful run through the stretch to score by seven widening lengths. “I’ve been working him the last three weeks and he’s been […]

Vronsky Colt Knocked Down for $110,000

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2019) — A California-bred son of Vronsky sold for $110,000 at Wednesday’s inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt out of the Speightstown mare Copperopolis was bred by Donald Valpredo, consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, agent, and sold to Blinkers On Racing Stable for $110,000. McCarthy Bloodstock […]

Ima Happy Cat Goes Wire-to-Wire

AUBURN, Wash. (May 27, 2019) — Ima Happy Cat went wire-to-wire in the Monday feature $50,000 Hastings Stakes at Emerald Downs. Ima Happy Cat is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Wekiva Springs mare Infernal McGoon, was bred by Dale Mahlum, is owned by Sue & Tim Spooner and trained by Dan Markle. She now […]

Grecian Fire Makes the Grade in All American

By Mary LaRue Albany, CA (May 27, 2019)-Jerry Hollendorfer had two of the top choices in the $100,000 All American Stakes (G3) when the field went to post May 27 at Golden Gate Fields, giving the Hall of Fame trainer a prime chance to win the stakes for the ninth time. While the favored Choo […]

Clubhouse Ride Juvenile Cruises to Five Length Win

From: CTBA.com SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (May 22, 2019) – The Northern California Yearling Sale of 2018 was represented by its first winner on Tuesday when Megan Marie was a 5 ¼-length winner of a maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course. The California-bred daughter of Clubhouse Ride is out of the […]

Baja Sur Sets Record In $50,000 Auburn Stakes

by Emeralddowns.com AUBURN, Wash. (May 19, 2019) – State champion as a 2-year-old, Baja Sur showed Sunday that he might be the dominant 3-year-old at Emerald Downs in 2019. Returning from a 10-month break, Baja Sur stormed to a five-length victory over Runningwscissors in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-old colts or geldings. The winning […]

VETERAN COMEDIAN TIM CONWAY DEPARTS AS BELOVED FIGURE AT SANTA ANITA PARK

by Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–When news of comedian Tim Conway’s passing at the age of 85 became known Tuesday morning, fond memories of the comedic giant were rekindled among the many people in the racing industry whose lives he touched, perhaps none more so than the hundreds of jockeys with whom […]

Kitty Boom Boom takes Campanile

by Chuck Dybdal ALBANY, Calif.–Kitty Boom Boom (Tizbud) sat just off the pace of 124-1 Tip Top Gal, put her away when she wanted and cruised home to a four-length victory in the $101,550 Campanile Stakes for 3-year-old Cal-bred fillies at one mile on the turf. Campanile winner Kitty Boom Boom stalked as the race […]

Irish Heatwave wins Silky Sullivan

by Chuck Dybdal ALBANY, Calif. – A tight three-way photo and a dominating performance brought an end to the eight-stakes Gold Rush Weekend at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. Irish Heatwave (Unusual Heat) dueled head-and-head with Listing to deep stretch and then held off the late runs of Our Silver Oak and Lieutenant Dan in […]