SPRINT TITANS SAHARA SKY & SECRET CIRCLE SQUARE OFF IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II PALOS VERDES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS, MET MILE WINNER AND BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP HEAD FIELD OF FIVE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)–Recent Eclipse Award finalists, and two of America’s top sprinters, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sahara Sky and Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle, head a field of five older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs. A winner last year of both the Palos Verdes and Grade II, seven furlong […]

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SANTA ANITA HORSEPLAYER JOSE ARIAS WINS $750,000 DRF/NTRA HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, BELL GARDENS RESIDENT WILL BE SEMINAR GUEST THIS SATURDAY AT GREAT RACE PLACE

SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO BE HOSTING A SERIES OF FOUR LIVE-MONEY CONTESTS BEGINNING MARCH 1 & 2, THESE OFFERINGS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE TRACK’S $40 HANDICAPPING CONTESTS EACH WEEKEND ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)–Regular Santa Anita attendee Jose Arias, a 36-year-old environmental safety engineer who resides in nearby Bell Gardens, topped a field of […]

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COMEBACKING SUGGESTIVE BOY BACK TO DEFEND HIS TITLE AGAINST NINE RIVALS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES; McANALLY RUNNER, IDLE SINCE MARCH 2, FACING DEEP & COMPETITIVE FIELD AT ONE MILE ON TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2014)–Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally, who has been training for more than 50 years in Southern California, will call upon a good measure of that experience when sending out Argentine-bred Suggestive Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf. A winner of […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• MAIDEN WINNER FASHION PLATE IN GRADE I LAS VIRGENES • EXCITEMENT PREVAILS ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY • VAGABOND SHOES IN STEP FOR GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES • YES, IT PAYS TO READ SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES FASHION PLATE SHARP FOR STAKES DEBUT IN LAS VIRGENES Fashion Plate would appear to be going […]

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LAKERVILLE OVERCOMES 17-MONTH LAYOFF TO WIN $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER NAKATANI, SENSATIONAL STAR NEXT

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)–Away 17 months, 6-year-old Lakerville smoked late under Corey Nakatani to take Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.75. Well in-hand approaching the dirt crossing at the top of the lane, Nakatani was about five lengths behind […]

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SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $430,875 SPAWNS $2.2 MILLION IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ CREATING MASSIVE TOTAL SUNDAY POOL OF $2.6 MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)–With $2,202,874 in “new money” wagered on Sunday, Santa Anita’s total Pick Six pool reached an astronomical $2,633,749 by fourth race post time, leg one in the track’s popular two dollar wager. A two-day carryover from Saturday of $430,875 served as the catalyst, and bettors again responded to deep and competitive […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ARE PATRICK VALENZUELA’S RIDING DAYS OVER? • EXCITING LAKERVILLE RETURNS TO RACES SUNDAY • HANDSOME MIKE MEETS SOFTER IN CLOCKERS’ CORNER IS RETIREMENT AT HAND FOR PATRICK VALENZUELA? Are Patrick Valenzuela’s riding days over? According to a text he sent his agent Saturday morning, they could be. “I’m sorry, Tom. I’m not riding any […]

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CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, CALIFORNIA CHROME, WINNER: “I know he’s doing great but it was his first time at two turns. We wanted to find out if he could go that far and today, he showed he can go the distance. He did it easy. I had to tap him once though just so he […]

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