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21hJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Baffert looks to continue CashCall run

21hJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Baffert looks to continue CashCall run

With 40 percent of the field, including the overwhelming favorite, trainer Bob Baffert appears to be sitting in a good spot to claim the CashCall Futurity for the third straight time.

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Starlet Stakes Preview (9:10)
22hMatt Bernier | Daily Racing Form

Los Alamitos Pick 4: Saturday Dec. 10

Saturday's Los Alamitos program features two Grade 1, $300,000 events for juveniles: the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity for males and the Starlet for fillies.

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Willa On The Move Stakes Preview (6:13)
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Los Alamitos Pick 4: Saturday, Dec. 10 (6:53)
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Weekend Warrior: Starlet Stakes (7:17)
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Weekend Warrior: Pulpit Stakes (3:48)
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Weekend Warrior: Wait A While Stakes (5:09)
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Smooth Air Stakes Preview (5:53)
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Harness 50k Pick 4: Saturday, Oct. 10 (11:48)
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2dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Nine could search for Starlet success

Saturday's Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos had a field of nine probable starters as of Wednesday morning, an indication of the open nature of the Southern California 2-year-old filly division.

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Garland of Roses Stakes Preview (5:45)
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Race of the Day: Friday, Dec. 9 (7:45)
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Race of the Day: Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:48)
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Race Replay: Matriarch Stakes (4:27)
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Weekend Wrap: Bayakoa Handicap (6:34)
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5dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Annals of Time goes Hollywood

Annals of Time, making his fourth career start, overcame a wide post to rally between horses in the final furlong and win his first stakes in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar.

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2dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Leparoux a finalists for Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy, and Scott Stevens are the finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the track announced Wednesday.

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Weekend Wrap: Valedictory Stakes (7:20)
4dMike Watchmaker

Mother Goose did not deserved downgrade

The decision to downgrade the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes and Wood Memorial to Grade 2 status in 2017 has elicited a visceral reaction in some quarters.

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Weekend Wrap: Matriarch Stakes (9:12)
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5dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Vale Dori ends season with flashy Bayakoa victory

The stakes will only get bigger for Vale Dori in the coming year, but she showed she's headed in the right direction on Saturday at Del Mar by making her final start of 2016 a significant one.

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Weekend Wrap: Hollywood Derby (7:03)
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Weekend Wrap: Go For Wand Handicap (9:26)
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Race of the Day: Wednesday, Dec. 7 (9:06)
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Race Replay: Go for Wand Handicap (4:26)
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7dJay Hovdey

Jockeys will be on display in Matriarch

The parade of riders filing out of the Del Mar jockeys room at a quarter past three on Sunday afternoon will be a sight to see. No one will need a program to match names and faces.

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Del Mar Pick 6: Sunday, Dec. 4 (14:49)
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Race of the Day: Sunday, Dec. 4 (8:53)
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8dAriel Cooper | America's Best Racing

Five reasons to love Aqueduct

New York racing, much like the city itself, never sleeps. As soon as Belmont closes its doors for the winter, Aqueduct opens its gates, picking up right where Belmont Park left off.

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Valedictory Stakes Preview (4:22)
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Racino Man

Prairie Meadows racing director Derron Heldt on the evolving relationship of casinos and racetracks. Dave Tuley of ESPN's Chalk website analyzes.

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Tampa Bay Downs Pick 4: Saturday, Dec. 3 (6:20)
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10dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Los Alamitos creates stakes race for California Chrome

Los Alamitos has added a stakes race to its winter meeting to give California Chrome a local prep race before the final start of his career in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup.

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Holiday Inaugural Stakes Preview (8:36)
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Friday SoCal Report (8:17)
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Race of the Day: Saturday, Dec. 3 (11:44)
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Inaugural Stakes Preview (6:52)
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Gulfstream Pick 4: Saturday, Dec. 3 (8:43)
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Claiming Crown Jewel Preview (7:23)
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13dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Connect hits by a head in Cigar Mile

As Connect and Divining Rod battled through the Aqueduct stretch of Saturday's Grade 1 Cigar Mile, trainer Chad Brown wondered if the lack of a recent race would compromise his horse's chances.

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Weekend Wrap: Cigar Mile (7:47)
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10dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Grade 1 winner Effinex retired

Effinex, a Grade 1 winner and the third-richest New York-bred earner of all-time, has been retired and will stand stud at Barry Ostrager's Questroyal Stud North in Stillwater, N.Y.

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13dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Journey Home wins wild Jimmy Durante Stakes

Journey Home overcame 12 rivals and some debris that blew onto the turf course when capturing the Grade 3, $102,760 Jimmy Durante Stakes

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