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“A Candid Conversation” with trainer John Sadler

In the lead up to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park, XBTV and Santa Anita Park sat down with trainer John Sadler to discuss his path to success, his thoughts on winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Horse of the Year candidate and Pegasus contender, Accelerate.   Links to accompanying video featurettes […]

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Jeff Siegel’s Santa Anita Analysis & Wagering Strategies for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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Q + A WITH JOCKEY DRAYDEN VAN DYKE

23-year-old jockey Drayden Van Dyke recently met with Santa Anita’s Zoe Cadman and Alexis Garske for observations from one of So-Cal’s brightest young stars, well on his way to becoming one of racing’s signature riders.   Much has been made of the mentors who have guided you, but what have you learned on your own? […]

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HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED BOLT D’ORO FACES OFF WITH RISING SUPERSTAR JUSTIFY AT 1 1/8 MILES IN 81ST RUNNING OF GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY ON SATURDAY

  A TOTAL OF 170 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKE, WITH 100 TO THE WINNER   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2018)–It’s game on in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby as multiple graded stakes winner Bolt d’Oro faces off with rising superstar Justify and five other sophomores at a mile and one […]

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LONGSHOT GOTHAM DESIRE FINDS ROOM LATE & WINS FRIDAY’S $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY MOGER, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.12

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2018)–A joint third while full of run a furlong out, Steve Moger’s Gotham Desire found room between horses and surged to a half length win under Tiago Pereira in Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Trained by Moger’s brother, Ed Moger, Jr., Gotham Desire, who was adding blinkers and […]

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