12/31/2014 2:08PM

Gaines tries to retain hot hand in San Gabriel, Monrovia

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ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Carla Gaines had a cold on Wednesday morning, and the temperature outside was chilly, too, so she was keeping herself warm on the Santa Anita apron with a cup of soup. Had she put that soup in a microwave, and cranked it to thermonuclear, it might have gotten as hot as Gaines’s horses have been running lately, a situation she hopes continues this weekend.