Dortmund wins Santa Anita Derby

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LOS ANGELES--Saturday's Santa Anita Derby was more a belaboring of the obvious than a horse race.

It confirmed that Dortmund was a really good 3-year-old, good enough to be one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby.

It confirmed that Bob Baffert is a really good trainer.

When his unbeaten Dortmund won the 11/8-mile exercise, over an eager ...Read more

Shared Belief shows its class with Big Cap victory

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LOS ANGELES--Racing fans came to Santa Anita on Saturday expecting the best.

It was, after all, the 75th anniversary of Seabiscuit's immortalized victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. It also was a day with three graded stakes races serving as lead-ins to the $1-million Big Cap.

The day turned up Southern California perfect: sunny with ...Read more

Jockey Jerry Lambert, rode Native Diver to championships, dies at 74

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LOS ANGELES -- Jerry Lambert, one of the top jockeys in California during the 1960s and '70s and the rider of Hall of Fame horse Native Diver, was found dead Monday at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., where he lived. He was 74.

His death was confirmed by his daughter, Lacey, who said he had been in poor health and apparently died in his ...Read more

Shared Belief tops California Chrome in San Antonio Invitational showdown

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- This time, Shared Belief got a clean look at California Chrome, and jumped on it.

After their head-to-head matchup in last November's Breeders' Cup Classic fizzled, two of horse racing's top 4-year-olds got their rematch Saturday at Santa Anita, and put on a show in front of a large, loud crowd.

Shared Belief, well-...Read more

California Chrome hasn't lost his luster

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In the eyes of fans and racing experts, California Chrome proved he's the top thoroughbred in North America. As an encore to his 2014 Horse of the Year campaign, the Cinderella colt is ready to take on the world.

California Chrome makes his 4-year-old debut Saturday at Santa Anita in the $500,000 San Antonio Invitational, which will be ...Read more