1. How Do You Spell Perfection? Zenyatta!

    Nobody's perfect. Well, except if you're the equine phenom that is Zenyatta. The six-year-old mare captured her 17th win in as many career starts, with the last seven coming against ...

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  2. Rail Trip Ready For More After Romp In Californian

    The best older male horse in California avenged the second of his three career defeats by winning the Grade 2 $150,000 The Californian on Saturday at Hollywood Park. In his 2010 debut last month, Rail Trip easily won the Grade 2 Mervyn Leroy...

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  3. 2010 Belmont Stakes Results: Redemption for Drosselmeyer and Mike Smith

    Drosselmeyer was finally able to fulfill the promise that many had expected from him, wearing down pace-setter First Dude and holding off Fly Down to capture the 142nd running of the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Belmont Stakes by a length...

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  4. 2010 Belmont Stakes Odds, Preview and Picks

    Whether it’s a major stakes race or a cheap claiming race, the old adage, “pace makes the race,” can never be overlooked...

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  5. 2010 Belmont Stakes Post Positions: Derby/Preakness Runner-Ups Favored

    The third jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown is its most grueling because of the marathon distance of 1 1/2 miles, coming at the end of a three race stretch in five weeks...

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  6. Memorial Day Stakes Action at Hollywood Park

    An exciting Memorial Day of thoroughbred racing action at Hollywood Park was capped by Victor’s Cry (pictured) posting an upset victory in the Grade 1 $250,000 Shoemaker Mile...

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  7. Game Win For Tuscan Evening In Grade 1 Gamely at Hollywood Park

    The versatile Tuscan Evening (pictured) and her connections were prepared for anything in Saturday's Grade 1 $250,000 Gamely at Hollywood Park...

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  8. Follow Up to Horse Ownership Dream: Baby Bull Arrives at Santa Anita

    Two months after becoming a horse owner thanks to the generosity of Yogi Brewer, it was finally time to welcome Baby Bull (pictured) to his new home in Anthony Saavedra’s Barn No...

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  9. 2010 Preakness: Mike Smith Talks Jackson Bend; Garcia/Baffert Back in Milady

    For the second year in a row, jockey Mike Smith just missed winning his second Preakness Stakes. After finishing second with fast closing Mine That Bird last year, he finished a close third yesterday aboard Jackson Bend (pictured on the left)...

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  10. 2010 Preakness Stakes Results: Here's Lookin At Lucky Kid

    On a picture perfect afternoon at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Lookin at Lucky was finally able to get a clean trip and roared home to capture the 135th running of the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes by just under a length...

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  11. 2010 Preakness Stakes: Preview, Odds and Picks

    Horse racing grabs the spotlight on Saturday afternoon with the 135th running of the second jewel of the Triple Crown...

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  12. 2010 Preakness Stakes: Garcia Takes Over On Lucky; Jim Rome Stuck In 2nd

    On a beautiful Thursday afternoon at Hollywood Park, I caught up with jockey Martin Garcia, who discussed his mount on Lookin at Lucky (pictured) in Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore...

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  13. Preakness Stakes Post Positions: Super Saver Chases Triple Crown's Second Jewel

    The second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown always features one horse that is two wins away from one of the greatest achievements in sports...

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  14. 2010 Kentucky Derby Recap: Young Jocks Discuss Their Derby Debuts (Video)

    After riding in the biggest race of their young careers yesterday, Martin Garcia, Joel Rosario and Joe Talamo returned to Southern California to ride a full card at Hollywood Park on Sunday...

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  15. 2010 Kentucky Derby Results: Calvin Borel Rides The Rail To Victory Again!

    For an unprecedented third time in four years, jockey Calvin Borel rode the rail at Churchill Downs to win the Grade 1 $2,000,000 Kentucky Derby...

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  16. 2010 Kentucky Derby: Odds, Preview and Picks

    The world’s most famous horse race is already the world’s most difficult race to handicap, and a myriad of circumstances has made the 2010 Grade 1 $2,000,000 Kentucky Derby that much more challenging to figure out...

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  17. 2010 Kentucky Oaks: Blind Luck By A Nose!

    The 136th running of the Grade 1 $584,300 Kentucky Oaks, run on a glorious Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., provided a thrilling finish with Blind Luck defeating Evening Jewel by a nose on the wire...

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  18. 2010 Kentucky Derby Weekend Results: Rachel Alexandra Goes Down to Defeat Again

    Rachel Alexandra’s second start of 2010, in the Grade 2 $400,000 La Troienne on the Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs, was eerily similar to her previous start...

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  19. 2010 Kentucky Oaks: Can Blind Luck Be Beat?

    Before the greatest two minutes in sports are run with the Kentucky Derby on Saturday afternoon, two of the greatest days in horse racing begin on Friday at Churchill Downs with a star-studded ...

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  20. 2010 Kentucky Derby Post Positions: Lookin at Lucky Draws Inside Post

    The annual last minute scrambling to get into the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, worth $2,185,100, saw hopes of a “Run for the Roses” dashed for some connections, while others were elated to draw in to the 20-horse field...

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  21. Opening Day at Hollywood Park: Jim Rome in the House

    While opening day at Hollywood Park doesn't attract the massive crowds like other race tracks in Southern California and around the country, there was some added intrigue on Wednesday ...

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  22. Race and Sports Radio Is on the Air

    While the horse racing industry faces struggles through both internal conflicts and a struggling economy leading to shortages in the horse population, the media who passionately cover ...

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  23. Clocker's Corner for April 15th 2010: Q & A with Cerin and Blanc

    The final four days of racing for the 2010 winter/spring meet at Santa Anita Park will feature some great turf racing, beginning with today's feature race going a mile-and-an-eighth for fillies and mares with an optional claiming tag of $62,500...

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  24. Pair of Longshots Win Final Major Kentucky Derby Preps

    Two unexpected contenders claimed a spot in the starting gate at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May by posting upset victories in the final major preps for the Kentucky Derby, which was won by 50-1 longshot Mine that Bird last year...

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  25. Sidney's Candy Steals Santa Anita Derby

    For the third time in as many tries, Sidney's Candy, under jockey Joe Talamo, was able to control the pace and get a clear lead, never looking back while winning the Grade 1, $750K Santa Anita Derby by over four lengths...

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