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October 23, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
While trainer Richard Mandella might be fretting because his Halfbridled drew the outside post in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Wally Dollase isn't complaining about Ten Most Wanted breaking from No. 10 in the 10-horse Classic. "Being on the outside might help," said Dollase, who trains Ten Most Wanted, one of four 3-year-olds trying to beat older horses in the $4-million race. "Sometimes my colt gets anxious in the gate.
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October 22, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Trainer Christophe Clement, who won stakes with the mare England's Legend, will try to win the race named in her honor today at Belmont Park. Clement, who will start Dynever in the Breeders' Cup Classic Saturday at Santa Anita, entered both Love n' Kiss S. and Heritiere in the $65,000 race at one mile on the turf. However, since Edgar Prado is listed to be aboard both mares, only one will start. Love n' Kiss S. certainly has a love for the Belmont Park grass. The 5-year-old Kris S.
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October 22, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Whether the European horses adjust to the hot Southern California weather will be a handicapping factor for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday. European horses have won four grass races in the five Breeders' Cups run in California, but the last time the races were held at Santa Anita, in 1993, the only European winner was the French Arcangues, a surprise on dirt in the Classic. In 81-degree heat, the Euros were blanked in the Turf and the Mile. The temperature at 10 a.m.
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October 21, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
On the morning of Nov. 6, 1993, trainer Richard Mandella went through his barn, looking at the four horses he'd be starting at Santa Anita on Breeders' Cup day. He checked up on Kotashaan and Phone Chatter, both morning-line favorites in their races; and Memo and Region, who weren't Breeders' Cup horses but who would be running in a couple of other stakes on the 10-race card.
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October 21, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The 20th Breeders' Cup, its star power already diluted, will have to make do without Azeri, the 2002 horse of the year who had been expected to try to win one of the rich races for the second consecutive year.
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October 20, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Azeri, the reigning horse of the year, may not defend her title in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Concerned by the Jade Hunter filly's reluctance to work last Friday morning at San Luis Rey -- she eventually did and went six furlongs in a rapid 1:10.20 -- trainer Laura de Seroux is scheduled to discuss Azeri's future with owner Michael Paulson. Paulson has been unavailable because he's been on a cruise.
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October 18, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Azeri, coming through with her second solid workout since an illness after her defeat at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, was clocked in 1:10 1/5 for six furlongs Friday at the San Luis Rey Downs training center. Trainer Laura de Seroux, while concerned that the time might have been too fast, hoped the workout would sharpen Azeri for next Saturday's Breeders' Cup Distaff, the race she won last year at Arlington Park. "She'll need to be on her game," De Seroux said.
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October 17, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The 20th Breeders' Cup might have three returnees who won races last year, but it's possible none of them will be favored when the eight stakes worth $14 million are run at Santa Anita on Oct. 25: * The 11-race winning streak of Azeri, winner of last year's Distaff, was ended last month, and she could be the second choice, behind Sightseek, this time. * High Chaparral, winner of the Turf in 2002, is listed as the fourth choice in the renewal by one English bookmaker.
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October 14, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The workout was 48 hours old, yet trainer Laura de Seroux was still bubbling. "She was floating and reaching," De Seroux said of Azeri, who stunned clockers at the San Luis Rey Downs training center on Saturday by going a half-mile in 45 4/5 seconds. Azeri, last year's horse of the year, needed a sharp workout to reassure De Seroux and Michael Paulson, the horse's owner, that she was ready to try to repeat in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
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