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A Farewell to Pharoah

By Alexis Garske One isn’t the loneliest number, but it is the most important number for American Pharoah right now. His is practically a household name, but there are those that have yet to truly comprehend how significant the next week is for the most recent Triple Crown winner. American Pharoah, “Pharoah”, “AP” or just plain “hickory” […]

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Santa Anita Spotlight: Ron Ellis and Masochistic

By Alexis Garske Trainer Ron Ellis was born in Glendale, California and has been the captain of his own barn since 1980. Before that, he had always loved horses, but thought walking hots on the backside of Del Mar for trainer Larry Sterling was just a summer job. As a teenager Ellis thought it was […]

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Who to Watch; Opening Day, September 26

Blog by Zoe Metz All the anticipation can mean only one thing.  The Autumn Meet is upon us… We kick off the meet on September 26th the best way we know how; FIVE Grade I “Win and You’re In” races with a berth to the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships up for grabs. The Races […]

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Another Week of Training Underway at Santa Anita

With the beginning of the Santa Anita Park autumn meet closing in, Thoroughbreds once again took to the Santa Anita dirt track for morning workouts. Champion race mare, Beholder, was once again on-track before the sun. The all-star is currently slated to run in Saturday’s Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita. American Pharoah would make his […]

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Friday Work from Beholder & Pharoah

Beholder was all business Friday morning. The champion race mare recorded a bullet workout at 6 furlongs ahead of her Zenyatta Stakes appearance a week from Saturday. Hall of Fame jock, Gary Stevens was in the irons. Meanwhile, American Pharoah took a trip around the track with a GoPro camera; overall an easy day for […]

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Beholder & Pharoah all business this AM

Morning workouts continued this morning at Santa Anita Park, as Beholder once again worked under cover of darkness while American Pharoah looked strong galloping this AM. Videos posted below. With the Autumn meet rapidly approaching on September 26th, make sure that you’re subscribed to the XBTV and Santa Anita Park on YouTube for awesome Thoroughbred […]

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An Easy Morning for American Pharoah and Beholder

With Wednesday bringing better weather to The Great Race Place, two of the superstar Thoroughbreds on the Santa Anita backside used the opportunity for an easy morning’s workout. Beholder proved an early riser, getting her workout in at 6:30 this AM, while the Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah, enjoyed a bath after his easy jog. […]

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Mornings at Clocker’s Corner by XpressbetTV

Another beautiful morning at Clocker’s Corner as a Triple Crown Champion, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby Winner and a two-time Breeders’ Cup winner all worked or galloped at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Remember, Clocker’s Corner is open for Breakfast from 4:30am – 10am everyday during the 2015 Autumn Meet. More information on Clocker’s Corner. American […]

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Stars Return to Santa Anita

Mornings at The Great Race Place really started to heat up this Friday as workouts resumed on the dirt track. Among the returning stars were Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah and 2015 Pacific Classic winning mare, Beholder. Check out XpressBet TV’s coverage of these morning workouts, then get set for LIVE racing action at Santa […]

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                                                                 MOST HORSEMEN FAVOR ‘PHAROAH’ IN BELMONT PEDROZA GOING FROM ONE ‘ZONE’ TO ANOTHER PROSPECT PARK POISED FOR SUNDAY’S AFFIRMED AMERICAN PHAROAH RECEIVES TRIPLE CROWN MANDATE Be it loyalty or logic, Santa Anita-based horsemen see Santa Anita-based American Pharoah becoming the 12th winner of racing’s Triple Crown and the first since Affirmed in 1978 when […]

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