ALL SOURCES HANDLE HITS $1 BILLION MARK, UP EIGHT PERCENT OVER A YEAR AGO, AS SANTA ANITA’S 102-DAY WINTER/SPRING MEET DRAWS TO A CLOSE  

  PERFORMANCE OF TURF COURSE KEY COMPONENT TO WINTER/SPRING SUCCESS AS CLOSING DAY PICK SIX POOL EXCEEDS $6 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2018)–With a closing day Pick Six pool of $6,022,040 adding an exclamation point to the conclusion of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day run dating back […]

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LONGSHOT STORM THE HILL RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.77

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2018)–With a brisk early pace laying the foundation, Storm the Hill, in her first start for Phil D’Amato rallied from mid-pack to take Santa Anita’s closing day feature on Sunday, the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, by 1 ½ lengths.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Get Stormy […]

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WILSHIRE STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES               RAFAEL BEJARANO, STORM THE HILL, WINNER:  “My filly has speed, but I could see that about four horses were going early, so I decided to just save ground.  When we got to the half mile pole, I asked her to pick it up a little and […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN & MIKE WILLMAN – SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                   O’NEILL, PRAT STEAM TO TAKE SPRING HONORS THE BEAT GOES ON FOR BAFFERT AND JUSTIFY APPRENTICE ESPINOZA A TEENAGE SENSATION MASSIVE MANDATORY EXOTIC PAYOUTS TODAY   O’NEILL & PRAT BRING LOFTY NUMBERS INTO CLOSING DAY             Congratulations are in order for Doug O’Neill and Flavien Prat, as both […]

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MASSIVE THREE-DAY COMBINED PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $821,858 INTO CLOSING DAY, SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; MANDATORY PAYOUT IN PLAY AS TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $4 MILLION

FIRST POST TIME FOR AN 11-RACE CARD SET FOR 12:30 P.M.; ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 10:30 A.M.   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2018)–A massive three-day combined Pick Six carryover of $821,858 will await fans at Santa Anita on closing day, Sunday.  With mandatory payouts in effect in all exotic wagers, track officials project Sunday’s total […]

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FAVORED AMERICAN ANTHEM PREVAILS BY A HEAD OVER ST. JOE BAY IN GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES AS BAFFERT & SMITH TEAM FOR   SEVEN FURLONG PRIZE IN 1:22.12

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2018)–In a thrilling finish that highlighted a spectacular day, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem prevailed by what appeared to be a scant nose, but was actually labeled a head, in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes.  Ridden by Mike Smith, American Anthem, who dueled with St. Joe Bay and Tyler […]

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SAN CARLOS STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES   MIKE SMITH, AMERICAN ANTHEM, WINNER: “I needed that one, it’s like a monkey off my back. Every time you come off of something big, like with Justify, it seems like it takes a little while to win something else that’s big. “It’s so great to see Bode Miller out here with Bob, […]

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