FAVORED GO WEST MARIE OVERCOMES NIGHTMARISH TRIP TO WIN $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE; STEVENS, TRUMAN TEAM FOR VICTORY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2015)–“It was an ugly race on my part, but a great result.” So said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens following Go West Marie’s half length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at Santa Anita, a race in which the California-bred filly trained by Eddie Truman overcame seemingly insurmountable […]

continue reading >

IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES               GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “It wasn’t really a Hall of Fame ride. “She’s so athletic; she’s having as much fun out there as I am. “Not really what I want to add to my Hall of Fame tape reel. I was so loaded coming down the hill with so […]

continue reading >

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015

   JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED BACK ON TRACK GREAT TEAMWORK MAKES A GREAT HORSE CLASSIC WINNER BAYERN BREEZES HALF MILE   TEXAS RED WORKS HALF MILE IN RETURN TO SANTA ANITA             Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, walking a tightrope without a net in his quest to make the Kentucky Derby on May 2, […]

continue reading >

FAVORED SWEET SWAP TAKES $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE GATE TO WIRE UNDER TALAMO, SADLER TRAINEE PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ONE WINNING TICKET IN PICK SIX PAYS $46,920; TICKET BOUGHT THROUGH LEWISTON, MAINE HUB   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2015)–Favored Sweet Swap went to the front and never looked back in taking Friday’s $65,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length under Joe Talamo. Trained by John Sadler, Sweet Swap carved out fractions […]

continue reading >

SANTA ANITA TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL WINNER’S CIRCLE BARBEQUE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21; LIVE MUSIC AND WORLD CLASS HORSERACING INTEGRAL COMPONENTS TO OUTDOOR FOOD FEST

  VARIETY OF PACKAGES OFFERED AT SANTAANITA.COM/EVENTS   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will host its fourth annual Winner’s Circle Barbeque Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and replete with live music, in the track’s spacious Infield Area on Saturday, March 21. In addition to outstanding BBQ, live music and ready […]

continue reading >

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2015

   WELL-TRAVELED CASSATT IN SANTA MARGARITA WARREN‘S VENEDA IN HER FIRST GRADE I STAKES ANOTHER WARREN–GUSSIE–GOES IN IRISH O’BRIEN JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED BREEZES TOMORROW RUSTY SLIPPER NO SHOE-IN FOR SALTY SANTA ANA   CASSATT HOPES TO ADD TO STREAK IN SANTA MARGARITA Cassatt will make her ninth start at a different race track in […]

continue reading >

FRENCH-BRED TALCO RALLIES TO DEFEAT FAVORED BOOZER BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; ESPINOZA, SADLER TEAM TO WIN AT FLAT MILE ON TURF

  PURCHASED AT LOS ALAMITOS FOR $1,152, ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $41,361.60   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2015)–Ridden for the first time by Victor Espinoza, French-bred Talco rallied late to overhaul favored Boozer and take Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on turf in […]

continue reading >

RECENT LOCAL WINNER DIVERSY HARBOR PROMINENT AMONG DEEP & COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 11 OLDER FILLIES & MARES IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  STEVENS, PROCTOR TEAM UP VERSUS ARRAY OF WELL ACCOMPLISHED DISTAFFERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2015)–Recent Grade II winner Diversy Harbor heads a deep and competitive field of 11 older fillies and mares set to go a mile and one eighth on turf in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita. […]

continue reading >

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 12, 2015

    FILLY ON WINNING MENU FOR CELEBRITY CHEF FLAY DEMONICA RETURNS TO SPRINT IN IRISH O’BRIEN POPULAR ‘SHIP AND WIN’ PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 2 PAPER WORK DELAY COSTS PEDROZA STAKES MOUNT   FLAY STAYS IN ‘KITCHEN’ WITH FILLY’S HEAT Renowned celebrity chef Bobby Flay hopes the filly he owns, Dame Dorothy, serves up another victory […]

continue reading >