1. Racing at Santa Anita With Marc Doche: The Grade II Palos Verdes

    The top sprinters on the West Coast highlight Saturday’s nine-race card at Santa Anita in the Grade II $150,000 Palos Verdes going six furlongs on the main track...

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  2. Racing at Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Full Fields Are Hopefully Here to Stay

    With an average field size of over 11 horses for the 26 races over the next three days at Santa Anita, the grumblings over not having value in the wagering will be silenced for at least a few days...

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  3. Racing at Santa Anita With Marc Doche: CHRB Meeting Doesn't Ruin The Day

    A competitive eight-race card awaits on a Thursday afternoon at The Great Race Place, which is much more enjoyable to focus on than the squabbling and seemingly endless circle of unproductiveness from this morning’s CHRB meeting...

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  4. Racing at Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Grade II San Marcos on MLK Day

    A five-day week of racing culminates with a holiday special on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a stacked nine-race card featuring a pair of stakes races...

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  5. Racing at Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Blind Luck In The Grade II El Encino

    Before being crowned champion three-year-old filly of 2010 at tomorrow night’s Eclipse Awards, Blind Luck has some business to take care of on the track...

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  6. Racing at Santa Anita With Marc Doche: A Graded Stakes Trio

    A three-day holiday weekend of racing action kicks off with three graded stakes races today at The Great Race Place...

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  7. Racing at Santa Anita with Marc Doche: Square Eddie Returns From Stud Duty

    Ahead of an exciting three-day holiday weekend of racing action, an eight-race card with just 54 horses running awaits on a Friday afternoon. The fields are short and lack much quality, but are still competitive and difficult to narrow down...

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  8. Racing at Santa Anita with Marc Doche: Maiden Breaking Thursday

    A five-day holiday week of racing kicks off at Santa Anita with a difficult eight race card to handicap that features five maiden races...

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  9. Racing at Santa Anita with Marc Doche: The Santa Ysabel & Looking for 3 In a Row

    Three-year-old fillies potentially on the trail to the Kentucky Oaks highlight Sunday's racing in the Grade III $100,000 Santa Ysabel going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track...

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  10. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Grade 2 San Pasqual On Day After Big Cash

    The final day of the $1 pick four at Santa Anita proved extremely profitable as we connected in the last four races of the day to cash for nearly $2,200...

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  11. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: The Kalookan Queen

    A Friday afternoon of racing at Santa Anita brings us stakes action early in the card, with five older females sprinting six and a half furlongs on the main track in the $75,000 Kalookan Queen Handicap...

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  12. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Back To the Future With Track Issues

    After the first three-day break of the meet, we begin a four-day race week at Santa Anita with uncertainty over the condition of the newly installed dirt main track...

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  13. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: The Monrovia

    Today’s featured $100,000 Grade 3 Monrovia for older females sprinting six and a half furlongs on the downhill turf course is curiously spotted as the second race on the card...

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  14. Racing at Santa Anita with Marc Doche: Happy New Year!

    No better place to ring in the New Year than Santa Anita with a pair of graded stakes races and a great slate card to get 2011 off to a winning start. We honor a legend today with the Grade 2 Robert J...

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  15. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Happy New Year's Eve!

    The final day of the year offers up a solid nine-race card at The Great Race Place including a pair of $75,000 stakes going one mile on the turf course for two-year-olds...

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  16. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: Abnormally Cold In Southern California

    Rains have been replaced by a high temperature in the 40’s and whistling winds make it feel even colder on the penultimate day of 2010 at Santa Anita...

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  17. Racing at Santa Anita with Marc Doche: Wet Weather Wednesday

    After nearly 15 inches of rain fell in the week prior to opening day, another overnight storm pounded Southern California as Santa Anita kicks off its first full week of racing...

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  18. Racing At Santa Anita With Marc Doche: San Gabriel Featured on The Day After

    With another successful opening day at Santa Anita in the books, the day after offers up another pair of stakes races on a solid nine-race card that features the Grade 2 $150,000 ...

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  19. Racing at Santa Anita with Marc Doche: Opening Day at the Great Race Place!

    The best gift of the holiday season for horse racing fans comes the day after Christmas with the start of the winter meeting at Santa Anita...

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  20. Clocker's Corner At Santa Anita For December 9, 2010: The Dirt Is Back

    The return of dirt to the main track at Santa Anita Park brings along with it the return of horsemen who fled to the East Coast after the synthetic surfaces were not to their liking...

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  21. Zenyatta's Run for Perfection Headed By Blame in Breeders' Cup Classic

    In arguably the biggest race in the history of horse racing, Zenyatta’s run for perfection came up half a head short as she was unable to pass Blame down the stretch in the ...

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  22. A Prelude to Zenyatta: Unrivalled Belle Rolls to Victory in Ladies' Classic

    A day before Zenyatta attempts to win her 20th consecutive start, the 27th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships got off to a spectacular start as ...

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  23. Zenyatta Draws Post No. 8 for Repeat Try in Breeders' Cup Classic

    The Breeders’ Cup World Championship returns to one of the most storied racetracks in the world with Churchill Downs hosting the event for a record seventh time and for the first time since 2006...

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  24. Zenyatta Wins 19th Straight: One Win Away From Ultimate Immortality

    In her patented last to first style, but never by much more than a measured margin, Zenyatta remained perfect by winning the Grade 1 $250,000 Lady's Secret for the third consecutive ...

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  25. Unzip Me Wins First Stake Run at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park

    The Southern California racing circuit ventured into uncharted territory on Thursday as the annual Oak Tree meeting opened on a warm, humid evening at Hollywood Park after having ...

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