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‘Sky High Gal’ Wins $75K Mizdirection Stakes At Santa Anita

Sky High Gal won the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes for fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday.

05/25/2014

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Santa Anita Park To Renovate Dirt Track In July

Santa Anita will renovate its one-mile dirt track in July, replacing the existing surface with a natural soil that includes sand to ensure balanced drainage during wet weather.

05/23/2014

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California Chrome Given OK To Wear Nasal Breathing Strip In Bid For Triple Crown

Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome has been given the okay to wear a nasal strip in the upcoming Belmont Stakes, after worries arose over the weekend that he may not have the opportunity to compete for history.

05/19/2014

Victor Espinoza rides atop California Chrome #3 during the post parade for the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nasal Strip Issue Could Clog California Chrome’s Bid For Triple Crown

California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

05/18/2014

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‘Obviously’ Wins $100K American Stakes At Santa Anita

Obviously won the $100,000 American Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday.

05/17/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, head to the finish line enroute to winning the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

California Chrome Wins Preakness, Keeps Triple Crown Bid Alive

California Chrome won the Preakness in dramatic fashion Saturday to keep alive his bid for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978.

05/17/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower. That is why exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers (the exotic bets) are the best place to invest in this year’s Preakness.

05/15/2014

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Santa Anita Park Cancels Thursday’s Racing Due To Extreme Heat

Santa Anita race track has canceled Thursday racing due to the excessive heat, the track announced Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”

05/14/2014

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Jockey Bejarano Injured In Horse Racing Accident At Santa Anita

Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been hospitalized after being stepped on by a trailing horse when his mount broke down in a race at Santa Anita.

05/10/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

Caption:LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30: California Chrome is washed during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

California Chrome Draws Post Position No. 5 For Kentucky Derby 140; Morning Line Favorite At 5/2

The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he’ll start the 140th edition of the race with early 5-2 favorite California Chrome.

04/30/2014

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Kentucky Derby: California Chrome Is Primed To Shine

By: Kevin Martin It has been a few years since the Kentucky Derby had a consensus favorite. Big Brown was the last back in 2008 when he won the Derby at odds of 2 to […]

04/29/2014

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‘Parranda’ Wins $100K Wilshire Stakes At Santa Anita

Parranda swept three-wide turning for home to win the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday.

04/27/2014

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