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  • Goldencents gives Doug O'Neill a Rerun for the Roses

    Goldencents gives Doug O'Neill a Rerun for the Roses
    Apparently, trainer Doug O'Neill has taken the name of his most famous horse literally. Saturday, he decided, I'll Have Another. So, here we go again. If race fans have that feeling of "Groundhog Day," nobody could blame them. The O'Neill Show, a...
  • Bob Baffert has awesome day again

    Bob Baffert has awesome day again
    Saturday at Santa Anita was a great day for Bob Baffert, for Baffert fans, and for fans of soap opera drama. Baffert, a long-proven masterful trainer of thoroughbreds, won three of the five Grade I races, each worth $250,000, that qualified the winner...
  • Decoding 'Luck': Place your bets on the final race

     
    This final episode of "Luck" takes place on the day of the Western Derby, where Pint of Plain will face Southern California’s other great 3-year-old, Gettn’up Morning. Like a race card, "Luck" consists of nine episodes (although at most...
  • HBO's 'Luck' canceled because racing deaths unacceptable

     
    HBO's 'Luck' was cancelled because few watch real horse racing anymore and Americans can't tolerate the death of the horses...
  • Decoding 'Luck': Sex, death and horses

     
    Living with a jockey, it turns out, is just as bad as living with a gambler. Leon and Rosie are in bed in this episode of "Luck," but all she can think about is Gettn’up Morning, and whether Walter will let her keep riding the horse once Ronnie...
  • Free $2 bets offered on Breeders' Cup day

     
    The Breeders' Cup has started a promotion with 17 racetracks around the country giving fans who register online a betting voucher worth at least $2 to be used at a participating track on Nov. 5. The voucher could be worth......
  • Juan Manuel Marquez, Tim Bradley to stage Breeders' Cup workout

     
    Santa Anita Park in Arcadia will stage a Breeders' Cup workout Saturday for boxers Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley from from noon to 3 p.m....
  • 'Gangster Squad': When good guys acted like bad guys to save L.A.

     
    Mickey Cohen's raucous old nightclub, Slapsy Maxie's, is long gone. But on a recent Friday night, I found myself roaming around a stylish replica of the legendary gangster's old club where Warner Bros. is filming "The Gangster Squad," which chronicles the...
  • Decoding 'Luck': Anorexic jockeys, Nick Nolte's feelings

     
    This recap of HBO's "Luck" sees Walter Smith (Nick Nolte) entering his young prospect, Gettn'up Morning, in a 3-year-old maiden special weight race -- a race for horses who have never won, but who have enough potential to be protected from a claim. As...
  • Breeders' Cup to return to Santa Anita in 2012

     
    The Breeders’ Cup will hold a luncheon Wednesday at L.A. Live to confirm one of the worst-kept secrets in horse racing in recent years -- that the 2012 Breeders’ Cup will be held at Santa Anita. This year’s Breeders’ Cup......
  • Blind Luck won't run in Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic

     
    After a last-place finish on Saturday in the Lady's Secret Stakes at Santa Anita, Blind Luck won't run in next month's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday. "Right now, I would......