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Time To Retire Lava Man? Owners Ponder the Possibility After Sunday’s Poor Finish at the San Gabriel Handicap

While those of us in the East huddle up in the cold biting weather, the California west coast circuit rolls on. What I found most interesting about recent races was the performance, or should I say weakening performance, of Lava Man. Lava Man came in last in  Sunday’s $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap at Santa Anita. […]

2010 Kentucky Derby Tickets To Go On Sale Jan. 6

As fans line up to place their bets at Internet sites, here’s a post-Christmas gift your horse racing-loving spouse is sure to love. Tickets to the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Of course, you’ll have to wait until Jan. 6 to buy them. But  finally, they will go on sale, three weeks after a computer screw up. Churchill […]

Hollywood Park Stable Notes; Leading Up To Dec. 19’s $750,000 CashCall Futurity

From our correspondent in California: Some interesting news for gamblers about the Dec. 19 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. Hope this stable note helps. Make Music for Me, a maiden who finished a closing second to Lookin at Lucky in both the Best Pal Stakes and Del Mar Futurity, will start in the $750,000 CashCall […]

Synthetic Tracks Causing Increased Rider Injuries, Jockeys Say

It’s an issue that jockeys have been talking about for years. The number of serious injuries at tracks with synthetic surfaces. But they don’t have enough statistics to show racing authorities. The synthetic surfaces have been added in an effort to reduce catastrophic breakdowns in horses, and nearly every track is participating in a study […]

Whole Lotta Love Given Zenyatta as She “Officially” Retires

Californians (well, anyone who loves horse racing, really) love Zenyatta, who was offically retired recently at Hollywood Park, between the seventh and eighth races on a program featuring the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. The five year old mare was clearly the most popular living thing in the crowd, and that includes Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. To […]

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