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BRIGHT THOUGHT SITS CLOSE TO PACE AND SPRINGS THREE QUARTER LENGTH UPSET IN GRADE II JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP; BAZE, D’AMATO CONNECT AT 7-1

        ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED THROUGH TWIN SPIRES, PAYS $80,131.40   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2014)–A graded stakes winner a year and a half ago, Bright Thought broke a seven-game losing streak Sunday at Santa Anita, taking the Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship under Tyler Baze, laying close […]

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COURSE SPECIALIST ALEXIS TANGIER GETS RIGHT TRIP UNDER ESPINOZA AND PREVAILS BY A NECK IN $75,000 UNZIP ME STAKES; MANDELLA TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:12.50

      ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2014)–Under patient handling from Victor Espinoza, Ran Jan Racing’s homebred Alexis Tangier was attentive to the early pace, found room at the rail inside the furlong pole and prevailed by a neck over Gender Agenda and Joe Talamo in Saturday’s $75,000 Unzip Me Stakes for 3-year-old fillies while […]

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SHARED BELIEF WITHSTANDS MUGGING TO WIN SANTA ANITA’S GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN STAKES; UNDEFEATED HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE HEADS TO $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 1

    ON-TRACK CROWD OF 17,023 ALSO SEES CHAMPION BEHOLDER WIN GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES     By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Shared Belief was all over the track, leaving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith ticked off by the tactics of his fellow riders. Whether the opposition deliberately tried […]

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HOME RUN KITTEN FLIES LATE TO TAKE GRADE III EDDIE D. STAKES BY NOSE UNDER TALAMO; HOFMANS TRAINEE COVERS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.94

      AUTUMN MEET OPENING DAY FEATURE ANCHORS NINE-RACE PROGRAM AT SANTA ANITA AS LEGENDARY RETIRED HALL OF FAMER EDDIE DELAHOUSSAYE PRESENTS TROPHY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2014)–Last with less than a quarter mile to run, Tarabilla Farms’ Home Run Kitten finished with a rush under Joe Talamo to take Santa Anita’s Grade […]

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THREE-TIME SANTA ANITA HANDICAP WINNER GAME ON DUDE TO BE PARADED SATURDAY AT GREAT RACE PLACE; TRAINED BY BOB BAFFERT, BELOVED GELDING RETIRES WITH 16 WINS & $6.4 MILLION IN EARNINGS

  SON OF AWESOME AGAIN MADE HISTORY BY MAKING CHANTAL SUTHERLAND FIRST-EVER FEMALE JOCKEY TO WIN PRESTIGIOUS GRADE I BIG ‘CAP   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2014)–Game On Dude, who was retired from racing on Sept. 18 as the only three-time winner in the 77-year history of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, will parade […]

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CONQUEST ECLIPSE HEADS A WIDE-OPEN FIELD OF TWELVE 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES IN GRADE I CHANDELIER; SO. CAL. NEWCOMER CASSE TAKES A SHOT ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY

      CHANDELIER STAKES ONE OF FIVE GRADE I ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ RACES ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014) – A newcomer to the barn area at Santa Anita for the Autumn Meet, Florida-based trainer Mark Casse will saddle one of his many “Conquest’s”–Conquest Eclipse, in Saturday’s Grade […]

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GRADE I WINNER AMERICAN PHAROAH LOOMS STANDOUT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 FRONTRUNNER STAKES AT SANTA ANITA; FIELD OF TEN 2-YEAR-OLDS SET TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES IN PREPARATION FOR BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE ON NOV. 1 AT GREAT RACE PLACE

        SANTA ANITA TO OFFER FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ PREPS ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY, SATURDAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014)–Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah, an emphatic 4 ¾ length winner of the seven furlong Grade I Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 3, appears to be […]

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MCANALLY’S MISS SERENDIPITY, MOTT’S EMOLLIENT PROMINENT IN CONTENTIOUS 14-HORSE GRADE I RODEO DRIVE STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; MILE & A QUARTER TURF FIXTURE HAS LOOK OF DEEPEST RACE ON CARD

        RODEO DRIVE IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ RACES ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014)–Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally holds a strong hand with Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares at a […]

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MULTIPLE ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER HEADS GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA, MANDELLA TRAINEE PREPS FOR TITLE DEFENSE IN BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF OCT. 31

    ZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014)–Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder will hope to head down the path to additional Eclipse hardware when she heads a field of six fillies […]

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UNDEFEATED SHARED BELIEF LOOMS HEAVY FAVORITE IN GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT IN FINAL PREP FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

        MARQUEE EVENT ONE OF FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFYING EVENTS ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014)–Undefeated Shared Belief, last year’s Eclipse Award winning 2-year-old male, looms a heavy favorite Saturday as he heads a field of eight 3-year-olds […]

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GREAT RACE PLACE ANNOUNCES NEW WAGERING MENU FOR AUTUMN MEET WHICH OPENS FRIDAY, SEPT. 26; TRACK TO OFFER NEW ‘XPRESSBET DAILY DOUBLE’ WHICH FEATURES GUARANTEED POOL OF $100,000 ON FINAL TWO RACES

    POPULAR 50 CENT PICK 5, ROLLING DOUBLES & LOW 15.43 PERCENT WIN, PLACE & SHOW TAKEOUT ALL PART OF COMPREHENSIVE PARI-MUTUEL OFFERING FOR 25-DAY MEET   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that leading online wagering provider XpressBet will guarantee $100,000 in each day’s $2 Late Double, dubbed “The XpressBet […]

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VETERAN UNBRIDLED’S NOTE HEADS STRONG 12-HORSE FIELD FRIDAY IN OPENING DAY GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE D. STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

        SHARED BELIEF POSTERS TO BE OFFERED FREE TO FIRST 4,000 ON-TRACK FANS AS GREAT RACE PLACE OPENS FOR 25-DAY AUTUMN RUN, TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP TO HIGHLIGHT MEET OCT. 31 & NOV. 1   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2014)–Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Unbridled’s Note heads a solid field of 12 older horses in […]

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STANLEY CUP CHAMPION LOS ANGELES KINGS TO BE FETED AT SANTA ANITA PARK ON SEPT. 27; COACH DARRYL SUTTER & OTHER KINGS ROYALTY WILL APPEAR WITH STANLEY CUP TROPHY NEAR WINNER’S CIRCLE

    ACTION-PACKED DAY WILL ALSO INCLUDE FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2014)–The NHL Champion Los Angeles Kings, led by their coach, Darryl Sutter, will be an integral part of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day at Santa Anita on Saturday, Sept. 27, as they will appear […]

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ ONLINE BETTING CONTEST; FREE POPULAR WAGER OFFERS TOP PRIZE OF $2,500 & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO SELECT ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2014)–Santa Anita Park will again offer its popular free online “Showvivor,” contest throughout its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 26. “Showvivor” requires participants to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must finish no worse than third in order for the player […]

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NATION’S TOP JOCKEYS AND TRAINERS SET FOR SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 26; SANTA ANITA TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

PERUVIAN SENSATION BEJARANO SEEKS 20th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RIDING TITLE, BAFFERT SEEKS 30TH SO. CAL TRAINING CHAMPIONSHIP  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2014)–America’s top jockeys and trainers are set to compete beginning Friday, Sept. 26, as Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, which will be highlighted by the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, […]

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DAILY RACING FORM’S JAY HOVDEY TO SIGN ‘LONG REIN’ AT SANTA ANITA ON SEPT. 27; MULTIPLE ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER TO BE IN EAST PADDOCK GARDENS BEGINNING AT 11 A.M.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014)–Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey will be on-hand to sign his most recent book “Long Rein: Tales from the World of Horse Racing,” in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. A four-time Eclipse Award winner, Hovdey is regarded by many as the best and […]

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XPRESSBET UNVEILS LIMITED TIME $1,000 WELCOME BONUS

New Customers Can Sign Up, Wager $1,000 and Get $1,000 September 8, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, has announced an unprecedented new customer bonus: For a limited time, new Xpressbet customers earn a $1,000 Bonus when they wager $1,000 within 30 days of opening their accounts.  In addition to the $1,000 […]

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‘SANTA ANITA AUTUMN HANDICAPPING CHALLENGE’ TO BE HELD AT GREAT RACE PLACE ON OCT. 4 & 5; $100,000 IN PRIZES OFFERED

24-DAY AUTUMN MEETING TO OPEN SEPT. 26 WITH TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON OCT. 31 & NOV. 1                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced it will stage the Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, on the second weekend of its upcoming Autumn Meet, Oct. 4 […]

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DURING SEPTEMBER, JOCKEYS TO JOIN EFFORT TO BRING AWARENESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER

LEXINGTON, KY (August 27, 2014) Jockey colonies across the country, in conjunction with racetrack management, are planning to make visits to their local children’s hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  A number of racetracks including CDI properties (Arlington Park, Churchill Downs and Fair Grounds), The Stronach Group (Golden Gate, Gulfstream […]

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SANTA ANITA’S NEWLY RENOVATED MAIN TRACK TO RE-OPEN FOR TRAINING ON SEPT. 2, ALL-NATURAL ‘EL SEGUNDO SAND’ SURFACE READY FOR USE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2014)–Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will reopen […]

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ARCADIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO UNVEIL ‘THOROUGHBRED RACING WALK OF CHAMPIONS’ SEPT. 27, LEGENDARY JOCKEYS, TRAINERS, OWNERS & HORSES TO BE HONORED

    BRONZE PLAQUES OF LEGENDS TO ADORN CITY SIDEWALKS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME; LIVE MUSIC, VINTAGE CARS & RACING CELEBRITIES ALL PART OF GALA GRAND OPENING ON FIRST AVENUE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014)–The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park have announced an official Grand Opening of California racing’s […]

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REGISTRATION OPENS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP BETTING CHALLENGE

Horse Racing’s Largest Live Money Event Returns Oct 31- Nov 1 at Santa Anita Park Keeneland and Aqueduct to be first ever Satellite Tournament Venues Top 15 finishers Gain Automatic Entry into 2015 DRF/NTRA NHC in Las Vegas LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 7, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced that registration is now open for […]

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HRTV HONORED WITH FIVE 2014 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS

“Inside Information” Documentary & Steve Scheidler Feted Twice in Annual Ceremony Arcadia, CA, August 4, 2014 — HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, was honored with five 2014 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards at the 50th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award ceremony at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, OH on Saturday, August […]

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2014)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented third consecutive year on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, has announced it will offer a total of 28 graded stakes, including 13 Breeders’ Cup events over the course of its 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. […]

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS OFFERED OVER FIRST TWO WEEKENDS & A TOTAL OF 28 GRADED STAKES, INCLUDING THE BREEDERS’ CUP, TO BE RUN THROUGH CLOSING DAY, NOV. 2 ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2014)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented third consecutive year on Oct. 31 & […]

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Over $70,000 Raised at 7th Annual CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser

Arcadia, CA – The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets on July 19th to raise money for retired racehorses. CARMA’s (California Retirement Management Account) 7th Annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser – Cards 4 CARMA” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel was enjoyed by more than 200 owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. After […]

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XPRESSBET TO SPONSOR JAVIER CASTELLANO IN INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY CHALLENGE

Leading North American Rider to Compete against World’s Best on Wednesday, July 16 July 15, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet is excited to announce that it will sponsor leading North American rider, Javier Castellano, in Turkey’s International Jockey Challenge. The Challenge, which takes place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse, brings a […]

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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. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)–Away 17 months, 6-year-old Lakerville smoked late under Corey Nakatani to take Sunday’s $75,000 […]

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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, dating back to 1992, has won four past runnings, will call upon some 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.

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SANTA ANITA’S FIRST-EVER 38-DAY SPRING MEET A ROUSING SUCCESS; COMBINED WINTER & SPRING PARI-MUTUEL HANDLE EXCEEDS $1 BILLION

ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 40 PERCENT DURING SPRING MEET ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)–Santa Anita’s first-ever 38-day Spring Meeting concluded Sunday and by all accounts it was a rousing success, as both attendance and handle numbers far exceeded initial projections. The Spring Meet, which was effectively combined with the track’s 69-day Winter Meet that ran from […]

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MAJESTIC HARBOR ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

O’Neill, Talamo Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey ARCADIA, Calif., (June 29, 2014) – Majestic Harbor, who crushed six rivals including three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, was named Horse of the Meet in the inaugural Spring Meet Media Poll. A […]

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LONGSHOT MAJESTIC HARBOR SLINGSHOTS OFF TURN AND CRUSHES FIELD IN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; BAZE GUIDES MCCARTHY TRAINEE TO 6 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN 2:01.53

RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME, GOLD CUP IS BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACE–WINNER EARNS AUTOMATIC BERTH INTO $5 MILLION CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA ON NOV. 1 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)–In the blink of an eye, the Sean McCarthy-trained longshot Majestic Harbor powered four-wide leaving the quarter pole and the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at […]

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PROUD VIXEN PROVES GAMEST IN WINNING $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE; NAKATANI & CERIN COMBINE FOR 2 ¼ LENGTH VICTORY

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $64,570 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2014)–Proud Vixen prevailed by 2 ¼ lengths over stable-mate Buckingham Bull in taking Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.78 under Corey Nakatani. Trained by Vladimir Cerin, Proud Vixen was a […]

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QUICK CASABLANCA LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF; MCANALLY & TALAMO TEAM AGAIN WITH CHILEAN-BRED GRASS SPECIALIST

75th RUNNING OF HISTORIC SAN JUAN ANCHORS 10-RACE CARD ON CLOSING DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)–An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf. A […]

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GAME ON DUDE HEADS TALENTED CAST IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; VENERABLE GELDING SEEKS THIRD WIN IN MILE AND A QUARTER CUP, TO BE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT GREAT RACE PLACE

ORIGINATED IN 1938, PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CUP TO BE RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)–Front running Game On Dude, a two-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 & 2013, seeks his third lifetime win in the prestigious mile and a quarter fixture on Saturday, as the Grade I, $500,000 Gold […]

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PARRANDA, MOONE’S MY NAME, STORMY LUCY & WISHING GATE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE-OPEN GRADE II ROYAL HEROINE STAKES FOR FILLIES & MARES AT ONE MILE ON TURF THIS SATURDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)–Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita has attracted a wide-open field of 10 fillies and mares at one mile on turf with graded stakes winners Parranda, Moone’s My Name, Stormy Lucy and Wishing Gate all figuring prominently. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Parranda took command turning for home […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED WAKE UP NICK UPSET WINNER OF $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE; O’NEILL, REDDAM & GUTIERREZ TEAM UP FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2014)–Trainer Doug O’Neill, owner Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez had another on Sunday at Santa Anita. Another stakes win that is, as Gutierrez guided California-bred Wake Up Nick to a gutty three quarter length tally in the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, as the chestnut colt by Cindago scurried 5 ½ […]

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FAVORED ENCHANTING LADY CRUSHES COMPETION IN $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES AS GARCIA AND BAFFERT TEAM FOR RAPID 6 ¼ LENGTH WIN AT 5 ½ FURLONGS

PICK SIX CARRYOVER FROM SATURDAY OF $103,974 HELPS CREATE MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $919,469; (239) WINNING TICKETS PAY $2,254.40 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2014)–Heavily favored Enchanting Lady ran to her odds in Sunday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita, winning the 5 ½ furlong test for 2-year-old fillies by 6 ¼ lengths […]

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FAVORED MAGIC MARK IMPRESSIVE IN TAKING $60,000 ALLOWANCE UNDER TALAMO; ELLIS TRAINEE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN RAPID 1:41.50 AND WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)–Favored Magic Mark sat second throughout and was an impressive 1 ¼ length winner of Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as he got 1 1/16 miles in a rapid 1:41.50 under Joe Talamo. Trained by Ron Ellis, Magic Mark, a 4-year-old California-bred gelding, sat a close second to Bob […]

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STORY TO TELL HOPING TO WRITE NEW CHAPTER IN SUNDAY’S $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE STAKES; IMPRESSIVE FIRST-OUT WINNER HEADS ULTRA COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 5 ½ FURLONGS

FIRST OUT WINNERS HENRY’S HOLIDAY, HOLIDAY CAMP, KRISTI’S COPILOT, GLOBAL MAGICIAN & WAKE UP NICK ALL MERIT STRONG CONSIDERATION ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)–An eye-catching first out maiden winner on May 23, Story to Tell has the look of a favorite in Sunday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes, which attracted a very competitive field of […]

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SPEEDY DELTA FLOWER PROMINENT IN FIELD OF EIGHT 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES SET TO CONTEST SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AT 1 1/16 MILE

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 18, 2014)–Speedy Delta Flower seeks her fourth consecutive win Saturday as she heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth. One of three Jerry Hollendorfer trainees, Delta Flower comes off a game neck victory in the […]

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TEXAS RYANO LOOKS LIKE REAL DEAL AS HE RALLIES TO WIN $58,000 ALLOWANCE UNDER TALAMO; GAINES TRAINEE UP TO WIN BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

ONE DAY CARRYOVER RESULTS IN TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $552,233; FOUR WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $80,966.40 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2014)–Lightly raced Texas Ryano unleashed a furious late kick to overhaul heavily favored Quotient and win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length, covering 1 1/8 miles on […]

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EXPECTED FAST PACE DOESN’T MATERIALIZE AS BOYETT RALLIES LATE TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER BAZE

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $61,937 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $400,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2014)–A dedicated front-runner, Oregon-bred Boyett showed a new dimension on Thursday at Santa Anita, as he rallied from off the pace to take the day’s $60,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length under Tyler Baze, covering one […]

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OBVIOUSLY, WINNING PRIZE HEAD PRESTIGIOUS GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA PLETCHER & CLEMENT TO BE REPRESENTED BY STAKES WINNERS JACK MILTON & SUMMER FRONT

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)–World class milers Obviously and Winning Prize head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up set to go in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Trained by Philip D’Amato, Irish-bred Obviously comes off what might’ve been the best race of his career in winning the Grade III, […]

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BELMONT DAY AT SANTA ANITA UNABASHED SUCCESS AS ON-TRACK CROWD OF 31,208 CONTRIBUTE $5,270,850 TOWARD TOTAL HANDLE OF $21,289,475

ALTHOUGH CALIFORNIA CHROME FAILS IN TRIPLE CROWN BID, CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY IS BIG WINNER AT GREAT RACE PLACE ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)–Although disappointment reigned late in the afternoon following California Chrome’s failed bid at a Triple Crown, Santa Anita’s first-ever experience as a live racing partner on Belmont Stakes Day was a resounding success […]

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UNUSUAL HEATWAVE ALONG IN TIME TO TAKE $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES; DESORMEAUX & BARBA TEAM FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN

TROPHY PRESENTED BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF LEGENDARY 1960′s FOLK-ROCK GROUP THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS; ONE-DAY CARRYOVER PRODUCES PICK SIX POOL OF $770,519 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)–Ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Unusual Heatwave overhauled favored Mega Heat late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by three quarters of […]

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SEEKING THE SHERIF CONTINUES LAW & ORDER STANCE AS HE NOTCHES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN; TRAINED BY ELLIS, REFORMED CLAIMER WINS $63,000 ALLOWANCE BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER MALDONADO

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 6, 2014)–Claimed five starts back for a paltry $12,500, Seeking the Sherif kept his guns blazing on Friday at Santa Anita, as he took the day’s $63,000 allowance feature in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs with Edwin Maldonado up in 1:15.73. Trained by Ron Ellis, […]

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UPSTARTS CAN THE MAN, FRIENDSWITH K MILL HEAD SPEED-LADEN GRADE III AFFIRMED ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHS SET TO ZIP 1 1/16 MILES

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2014)–Upstarts Can the Man and Friendswith K Mill, conditioned by Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill respectively, head a speed-laden field of eight sophomores going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Idle since winning the six furlong Speak Easy Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths on […]

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SEVENTH ANNUAL ‘SANTA ANITA UNCORKED’ WINE EVENT TO BE A PART OF BLOCKBUSTER BELMONT DAY THIS SATURDAY, AREA WINERIES & RESTAURANTS TO BE REPRESENTED–PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CARMA & OTHER CHARITIES

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014)–Santa Anita Park’s seventh annual “Santa Anita Uncorked” wine and culinary festival will complement what could be one of the biggest days in racing history this Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, as the racing world will be transfixed on the prospect of California-bred California Chrome seeking to become the first Triple Crown […]

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Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide Now Available

Experts Weigh in on Whether California Chrome Will Win the Triple Crown May 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Find out who the experts like in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes! Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide is now available for download at www.xpressbet.com/BWG2014. In its seventh edition, the Wagering Guide remains free for customers […]

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PROSPECTIVE MILLIONAIRE EDDIE ESPINOZA DESIGNATES POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES SHOULD CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN BELMONT STAKES JUNE 7

PAIR OF LOCAL CHURCHES & DUARTE-BASED CITY OF HOPE IN-LINE TO RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)–Longtime fan Edward Espinoza, who along with his wife Susan, stands to win a $1 million bonus as the first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire finalist should California Chrome win the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7, has announced that […]

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IRISH-BRED HIJRA SCORES IMPRESSIVE $58,000 ALLOWANCE WIN IN SECOND U.S. START, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE RIDDEN BY NAKATANI TO 1 ½ LENGTH WIN

TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER FUELS $1.8 MILLION IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ TOTAL POOL EXCEEDS $2.2 MILLION; 16 WINNING TICKETS RETURN $85,734 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)–A close third going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in her U.S. debut April 25, Irish-bred Hijra stretched out in style for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on […]

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STREAKING FURY KAPCORI HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)–A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to […]

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FAVORED CYCLOMETER POWERS HIS WAY TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LOS ANGELES STAKES; LATE SCRATCH OF WILD DUDE RESULTS IN FIELD OF THREE WITH WIN WAGERING ONLY

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)–The complexion of Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita changed dramatically with two minutes to post, as it was announced 3-5 favorite Wild Dude had been scratched by the stewards on the recommendation of the track veterinarian. As a result, trainer Bruce Headley’s California-bred Cyclometer inherited the […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME’S BIGGEST FAN IS LONGTIME ATTENDEE EDDIE ESPINOZA, 71-YEAR-OLD WHITTIER RESIDENT WILL WIN $1 MILLION IF ‘CHROME’ SWEEPS TRIPLE CROWN BY WINNING BELMONT STAKES ON JUNE 7

ESPINOZA IS FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE FINALIST ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)–California Chrome’s immediate family aside, no one will be pulling any harder for the California-bred superstar to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978 than longtime Santa Anita fan Eddie Espinoza, who stands to bank a cool $1 million if “Chrome” wins […]

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LONGSHOT MISS SERENDIPITY NAILS HIGHLY REGARDED EMOLLIENT ON THE WIRE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES; MCANALLY & BLANC TEAM FOR VICTORY

MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $407,077 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $1.5 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)–A Group I winner in her native Argentina, Ron McAnally’s Miss Serendipity, with Brice Blanc up, notched her first stateside win in a big way Monday at Santa Anita, winning the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely […]

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HIGH-WEIGHTED FIRE WITH FIRE MAKES LATE RUN TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AS BAZE ALTERS TACTICS & GUIDES DRYSDALE TRAINEE TO NECK WIN

RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SANTA ANITA, DRYSDALE WINS WHITTINGHAM FOR SEVENTH TIME; SINGLE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED IN LAS VEGAS PAYS $113,530 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2014)–Widely considered to be a front-running sort, trainer Neil Drysdale’s Fire With Fire was taken in-hand off the pace and came roaring through the lane to […]

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SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK TO UNDERGO MAJOR RENOVATION BEGINNING JULY 11; HIGHLY COVETED ‘EL SEGUNDO SAND’ TO COMPRISE ALL-NATURAL SURFACE UNDER DIRECTION OF TRACK SUPERINTENDENT DENNIS MOORE

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it’s one mile main track will undergo a major renovation beginning July 11 that will result in the track transitioning to a single-source material consisting of highly coveted El Segundo Sand, a natural soil that will ensure balanced drainage during periods of wet weather and […]

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SANTA ANITA TO ADJUST POST TIME ON MEMORIAL DAY TO 1:30 P.M. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE POTENTIAL $20 MILLION RAINBOW PICK SIX POOL FROM GULFSTREAM

ADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AS PLANNED ON MONDAY AT 11 A.M., MANDATORY ‘RAINBOW’ PAYOUT IN PLAY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)–With the prospect of mandatory payout on a Rainbow Pick Six pool from Gulfstream Park that could exceed $20 million, Santa Anita Park has announced that first post time on Monday, Memorial Day, has been […]

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ANGELS PLAY HOST TO ESPINOZA & SHERMAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT ANGEL STADIUM IN ANAHEIM; FABLED PAIR TOSS FIRST PITCHES AND ARE TREATED ROYALLY BY HALOS PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)–With Saturday’s Preakness Stakes still fresh in the national sports psyche, California Chrome’s trainer and jockey, Art Sherman and Victor Espinoza, were treated royally by the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night in Anaheim, as the pair each threw out a ceremonial first pitch and were comprehensively feted throughout the evening. From […]

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STAGE SET FOR MASSIVE RAINBOW PICK 6 POOL ON MONDAY; GULFSTREAM PARK’S POPULAR 20 CENT WAGER EXPECTED TO GENERATE TOTAL POOL THAT COULD APPROACH $20 MILLION

WAGERING AVAILABLE AT SANTA ANITA, MANDATORY PAYOUT CREATES SENSE OF PARI-MUTUEL URGENCY HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Let the Rainbow 6 handicapping begin! The fields for Monday’s 20-Cent Rainbow 6 sequence at Gulfstream Park were drawn Thursday, giving bettors a jump on handicapping the popular multi-race wager that will offer a mandatory payout that could swell […]

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SEA JOHN’S SPIRIT IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF $58,000 KINGS CANYON PURSE ALLOWANCE; TALAMO, ELLIS COMBINE FOR HANDY 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)–Ridden with utmost confidence by Joe Talamo, favored Sea John’s Spirit was never off the bridle in winning Thursday’s $58,000 Kings Canyon Purse allowance by 2 ¼ lengths, covering six furlongs in 1:10.39. A lightly raced 6-year-old California-bred mare by Sea of Secrets, Sea John’s Spirit, trained by Ron Ellis, showed […]

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QUICK CASABLANCA, FIRE WITH FIRE HEAD GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF NINE SET TO GO 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2014)–Hall of Fame trainers Ron McAnally and Neil Drysdale will again square off in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, as McAnally’s Quick Casablanca and Drysdale’s Fire With Fire head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on grass. Separated by just a […]

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ESPINOZA GETS HERO’S WELCOME UPON RETURN TO SANTA ANITA; REGULAR RIDER OF CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS THREE SUNDAY MOUNTS AT GREAT RACE PLACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)–Jockey Victor Espinoza received a hero’s welcome Sunday at Santa Anita upon his return from Saturday’s 1 ½ length win in the Preakness Stakes aboard superstar California Chrome. The Preakness marked the California-bred colt’s sixth consecutive victory, which includes triumphs in the Kentucky and Santa Anita Derbies, the San Felipe Stakes, […]

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FIRST-EVER ‘PREAKNESS DAY’ AT SANTA ANITA HUGE SUCCESS AS GREAT RACE PLACE EASILY OUTPACES LAST YEAR’S ATTENDANCE & HANDLE NUMBERS

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)–With an expanded racing calendar that calls for live racing in Arcadia through June 29, Santa Anita Park operated as a live racing entity on Preakness Stakes Day for the first time ever Saturday, resulting in significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to last year’s figures at the […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED LET FAITH ARISE BATTLES TO WIN GRADE III ADORATION STAKES UNDER NAKATANI; HOLLENDORFER CHARGE COMES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN BY A NECK, GETTING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.41

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)–Heavily favored at 3-5, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Let Faith Arise battled gamely through the lane to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes by neck under Corey Nakatani, covering 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita 1:43.41. A close fourth in the Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park April […]

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FRONT-RUNNING OBVIOUSLY REPELS EARLY CHALLENGE AND WINS GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES UNDER TALAMO; TRAINER D’AMATO GETS FIRST GRADED WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)–Although pursued relentlessly, comebacking Obviously was not to be denied in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita, as Joe Talamo guided the 6-year-old Irish-bred gelding to a resounding 5 ½ length win, providing Phil D’Amato with his first-ever graded victory while getting one mile on grass geared down […]

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LOS ANGELES MAN IS LUCKY $10,000 ‘MYSTERY MUTUEL’ WINNER AT SANTA ANITA; THOROUGHBREDS CLUB MEMBER EDWARD PINA, SR., GOES HOME A WINNER

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)–Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club member Edward Pina Sr., of Los Angeles, picked up a tidy $10,000 on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he cashed a random “Mystery Mutuel” ticket voucher before the first race, which was run at 11:30 a.m. All Santa Anita “Thoroughbreds” receive monthly mailers that include “Mystery Mutuel” […]

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LONGTIME SANTA ANITA FAN EDDIE ESPINOZA HITS MOTHER LODE WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME, WHITTIER MAN NOW STANDS TO WIN $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE CONTEST IF ‘CHROME’ WINS BELMONT ON JUNE 7

COURTESY OF GREAT RACE PLACE, CALIFORNIA CHROME PROVIDING PLENTY OF GOLD FOR WHITTIER COUPLE ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)–By winning today’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Md., superstar California Chrome continues to touch and indeed enrich the lives of many thousands of racing fans across the world, perhaps none more profoundly than longtime Santa […]

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REFORMED CLAIMER SEEKING THE SHERIF DOMINANT IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE WIN; ELLIS TRAINEE WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW WITH MALDONADO UP

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 16, 2014)–Claimed for a paltry $12,500 four starts back on Dec. 28, trainer Ron Ellis’s rapidly improving Seeking the Sherif won his third race in-a-row Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $60,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length over favored Declassify while covering six furlongs under Edwin Maldonado in […]

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FRONT-RUNNING OBVIOUSLY OFF BENCH TO DEFEND TITLE FOR D’AMATO IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III AMERICAN STAKES; GRADE I WINNER WINNING PRIZE HAS RECENCY IN HIS CORNER AS HE SEEKS THIRD STRAIGHT GRADED WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 14, 2014)–A winner of last year’s American Handicap at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park, front-running Obviously will try to overcome a 7 ½ month layoff as he faces another front-running sort in recent Grade I winner Winning Prize, who seeks his third graded win in-a-row in Saturday’s one mile turf Grade III, $100,000 […]

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RACING CANCELLED AT SANTA ANITA ON THURSDAY DUE TO SEVERE HEAT

TRACK TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE AS LOCAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO COOL CONSIDERABLY INTO THE WEEKEND ARCADIA, Calif. (May 14, 2014)–Citing the effects of extremely dry conditions and temperatures that are expected to be more than 30 degrees above normal, Santa Anita Park has announced that live racing has been cancelled for Thursday. Santa Anita will be […]

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HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA AWARDS TWO $10K TOP PRIZES

Tristan de Burgh/Cassandra Brooksbank Team Wins in Judges’ Voting; Chase Hagen Tabbed in Fan Favorite Category Arcadia, CA, May, 13, 2014 — A pair of $10,000 first-prize winners were announced Saturday for the 2014 HRTV Film Festival at Santa Anita’s third annual “This is Santa Anita,” a competition that required film makers to produce short […]

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HIGHLY RESPECTED ANNOUNCER FRANK MIRAHMADI TO ‘PINCH HIT’ FOR TREVOR DENMAN FROM JUNE 12 THROUGH JUNE 27; ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ TO TAKE TIME OFF TO FRESHEN UP & WILL RETURN TO CALL GRADE I GOLD CUP CLOSING WEEKEND

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2014)–Trevor Denman, the Voice of Santa Anita Park for more than 30 years, will take time off in the month of June to “freshen-up” before returning to call the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, June, 28, which will highlight the track’s closing weekend racing action. In his […]

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LAZARO BARRERA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES KAYLA STRA, TOP FORTITUDE, WINNER: “I think seven furlongs is more like a mile, so I keep that in mind and try not to put too much pressure on them early. “He can handle it; he’s a strong horse. I think the outside post helped. I was riding so hard my saddle slipped […]

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KAYLA STRA GUIDES TOP FORTITUDE TO UPSET WIN IN GRADE III LAZARO BARRERA STAKES; OWENS TRAINEE OFF AT 30-1, WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS

POPULAR JOCKEY WINS FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2014)–Arizona-bred Top Fortitude broke running and heavily favored Kobe’s Back didn’t, and the result was a stunning 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes. Ridden by Australian native Kayla Stra, who picked up her first-ever North American stakes win, Top Fortitude […]

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RENOWNED MOVIE PRODUCER JIM WILSON’S ’50 TO 1′ TO BE SHOWN AT KRIKORIAN THEATRE IN NEARBY MONROVIA BEGINNING MAY 23; HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FILM DEPICTS MINE THAT BIRD’S CINDERELLA WIN IN 2009 KENTUCKY DERBY

’50 TO 1′ WILL ALSO BE SHOWN CONCURRENTLY AT KRIKORIAN PREMIERE THEATRES IN BUENA PARK, DOWNEY, PICO RIVERA, REDLANDS & VISTA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2014)–Academy Award winning Producer Jim Wilson’s latest film, the highly acclaimed “50 to 1,” which depicts the down-home Cinderella story of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, will make […]

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BLAKE’S MAGIC UP TO WIN FEATURED STARFISH STARTER ALLOWANCE PURSE BY A HEAD UNDER GRYDER, GLATT TRAINEE GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.20

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2014)–Blake’s Magic tried two turns for the first time in her eight-race career on Friday and prevailed by a head in Santa Anita’s featured $30,000 Starfish starter allowance purse, getting one mile on turf in 1:35.20 under Aaron Gryder. Under patient handling from Gryder, Blake’s Magic bided her time in third […]

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KOBE’S BACK HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III LAZARO BARRERA STAKES; SADLER TRAINEE EXITS BIG THIRD IN GRADE III BAY SHORE GOING SEVEN FURLONGS

PUERTO RICAN SENSATION TONITO M. TO MAKE U.S. DEBUT FOR HOLLENDORFER ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2014)–Trainer John Sadler’s Kobe’s Back appears well-suited as he heads a field of seven sophomores in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes going seven furlongs at Santa Anita. A 5 ¼ length winner of the Grade II, seven furlong […]

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SANTA ANITA TO GIVE FIRST 10,000 FANS FREE CALIFORNIA CHROME CAP ON PREAKNESS DAY, MAY 17; CAL-BRED SENSATION SEEKS SIXTH WIN-IN-A-ROW IN MIDDLE JEWEL OF RACING’S TRIPLE CROWN

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that the first 10,000 fans attending The Great Race Place on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 17, will receive a free California Chrome baseball cap with paid General Admission. The cap is a replica of California Chrome’s distinctive purple and teal colors and will surely be a […]

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KENTUCKY DERBY WINNING JOCKEY VICTOR ESPINOZA ‘BACK HOME’ AT SANTA ANITA; PREAKNESS NEXT FOR CAL-BRED SENSATION CALIFORNIA CHROME

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2014)–Three days removed from victory aboard favored California Chrome in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, winning jockey Victor Espinoza was at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner Tuesday morning, feeling “relieved” in the aftermath of his second career win in the Run for the Roses. Espinoza, who continues to field a multitude of interview requests, […]

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NASHOBA’S GOLD TAKES HONEYMOON AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, CA, MAY 4, 2014–Coming from well off the pace as usual under Joe Talamo, Nashoba’s Gold rolled to a stylish one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,250, Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita Park, the third win from four career starts for the gray daughter of Smart Strike trained by Carla Gaines for owner/breeder Warren […]

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FURY KAPCORI WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT IN GRADE III PRECISIONIST STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE EYES GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA JUNE 28

ESTIMATED CROWD OF 26,211 ENJOY FREE INFIELD ADMISSION, HAT CONTEST, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD TRUCKS & MORE ALONG WITH DAZZLING DERBY WIN BY CALIFORNIA-BRED CALIFORNIA CHROME ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2014)–Heavily favored Fury Kapcori registered his fourth win in-a-row at Santa Anita with an emphatic 5 ¾ length gate to wire win in Saturday’s Grade III, […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME PARLAYS VICTORY IN $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY TO STORYBOOK TRIUMPH IN KENTUCKY DERBY; ART SHERMAN-TRAINED CAL-BRED COLT WINS RUN FOR THE ROSES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & PROVIDES WHITTIER MAN WITH A SHOT AT $1 MILLION MILLIONAIRE CONTEST BONANZA

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2014)–In becoming the first California-bred to win the Kentucky Derby since 1962, California Chrome made worldwide headlines Saturday, and, he took a giant stride toward greatly enriching the life of Eddie Espinoza, 72, who resides in nearby Whittier. A winner of the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest on Santa Anita Derby […]

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FAVORED ON THE BACKSTREETS ROLLS TO ULTRAFLEET WIN

ARCADIA, CA., May 2, 2014—Under a confident ride by Rafael Bejarano, odds-on favorite On the Backstreets rolled to a 2 ¼-length victory in the $78,250 Ultrafleet Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita on Friday. A Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Street Boss trained by Peter Miller for owners Ron Brewer and David Lanzman, On the Backstreets […]

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KATHLEEN ROSE LEADS THROUGHOUT IN SANTA ANITA FEATURE

ARCADIA, CA., May 1, 2014—Kathleen Rose led from start to finish under jockey Edwin Maldonado to post a 7-1 upset in Thursday’s $71,550 feature race at Santa Anita, a one-mile turf event for fillies and mares, three years old and up. Trained by Mike Machowsky for owner Bruce Zietz of West Hills, CA, who races […]

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SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS HALF MILE AT LOS ALAMITOS IN 48.20; CAL-BRED SENSATION TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY MONDAY AND LOOMS EARLY FAVORITE IN A FIELD OF 20

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)–With Victor Espinoza aboard, California Chrome, winner of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby April 5, worked a half mile Saturday morning at Los Alamitos Racecourse in 48.20, his final work in preparation for next Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The consensus early favorite for next Saturday’s Derby, California Chrome worked […]

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HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA SUBMISSIONS FINALIZED

Online Voting for “Fan Favorite” Award Begins this Saturday, April 26 Arcadia, CA, April 26, 2014 — Final entries for the third annual HRTV Film Festival at Santa Anita have been submitted and will now be judged by an esteemed panel of racing and entertainment professionals with prize money awarded for the top five entries. […]

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GOLDEN EAGLE FARM’S HOMEBRED STORM FIGHTER IMPRESSIVE 3 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $125,000 TIZNOW STAKES; HEADLEY & MALDONADO TEAM FOR GATE TO WIRE VICTORY

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)–Golden Eagle Farm’s homebred Storm Fighter dispatched heavily favored Rousing Sermon turning for home and went on to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $125,000 Tiznow Stakes for older horses bred or sired in California. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado and trained by Bruce Headley, the 4-year-old colt by Stormin […]

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FAVORED ROVENNA ALL OUT TO WIN $250,000 MELAIR STAKES UNDER ESPINOZA; DIZNEY HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY MACHOWSKY, WINS BY NECK

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)–Favored Rovenna was all-out to take Saturday’s $250,000 Melair Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-old fillies on California Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita, as the Donald Dizney homebred daughter of Vronsky held off longshot Wonderful Lie by a neck, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.86. Trained by Mike Machowsky […]

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AWESOME RETURN GETS PERFECT TRIP UNDER TALAMO AND TAKES $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH; KRITZSKI HOMEBRED COLT BY DECARCHY, TRAINED BY PUYPE, GETS FIRST STAKES WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)–Full of run with Joe Talamo into and around the far turn, Richard Kritzski’s homebred Awesome Return slingshotted three-wide off the turn for home and prevailed by three quarters of a length in Saturday’s $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-olds, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in […]

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SANTA ANITA ‘ALUMS’ GARY JONES & ALEX SOLIS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING AND HALL OF FAME IN AUGUST

JONES CALLS SANTA ANITA ‘HOME,’ SOLIS LOBBIES ON BEHALF OF BENEFACTOR MEL STUTE ON HRTV ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2014)–Friday morning’s Hall of Fame announcements from Saratoga Springs, New York, were met enthusiastically by horsemen, fans and management at Santa Anita Park, as news spread that Santa Anita “alums” trainer Gary Jones and jockey Alex […]

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PROCTOR PACKS SOLID ONE-TWO PUNCH WITH THEATRE STAR & PREMIER STEPS AS TALENTED TWOSOME HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE III WILSHIRE HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA; FLORIDA INVADER PARRANDA RATES BIG LOOK AS WELL

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2014)–Trainer Tom Proctor appears to be holding a solid two-card hand going into Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Handicap, as his sharp recent allowance winners Theatre Star and Premier Steps head a field of seven fillies and mares three and up at one mile on turf. Gary Stevens, who rode both […]

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VERSATILE HALO DOLLY SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN OLDER CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLIES AND MARES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

RACE IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Halo Dolly seeks millionaire status as she heads a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes going one mile on turf at […]

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CLASSY ROUSING SERMON HOPES TO REBOUND IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT FLAT MILE; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SHORTENS UP OFF DISAPPOINTING RUN IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP MARCH 8

TIZNOW IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)–With more than $700,000 in earnings, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Rousing Sermon is easily the leading money earner going into Saturday’s $125,000 Tiznow Stakes for older horses bred or sired in California and […]

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INVADOR MARKS MINE FIGURES PROMINENTLY IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES; SPECHT TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL IN SIX FURLONG AFFAIR FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLIES & MARES

RACE IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)–Multiple stakes winning Marks Mine heads a field of eight older fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes at six furlongs. Trained by Steve Specht, the 4-year-old filly by […]

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CLASSY TAMARANDO HEADS EIGHT-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE LOOKS TO REBOUND FROM DISAPPOINTING RUN AS FAVORITE IN GRADE III SPIRAL STAKES

SNOW CHIEF ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful prior to a disappointing eighth place finish as the favorite in the Grade III Spiral Stakes March 22, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando hopes to regain the form that […]

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SANTA ANITA TO UNVEIL FIRST-EVER SPRING MEET ON FRIDAY WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 3 P.M.; 40-DAY MEET TO INCLUDE FREE INFIELD ADMISSION & PARKING ON WEEKENDS THROUGH JUNE 29

GREAT RACE PLACE TO OFFER LIVE RACING THROUGHOUT RACING’S TRIPLE CROWN ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)–Santa Anita Park’s first-ever Spring Meeting will get underway on Friday, as the track will present an eight-race program with a twilight first post time of 3 p.m. The 40-day Spring Meet will feature a number of promotions and events, […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP, NBC EXPAND PARTNERSHIP; NBC SPORTS GROUP TO TELEVISE “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES: WIN AND YOU’RE IN”™

THE GOLD CUP AND AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AT SANTA ANITA TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON NBCSN 11 EVENT MULTI-MEDIA MARKETING PLATFORM PROVIDES PARTNERS EXPOSURE ON-AIR, ONLINE AND ON-SITE NEW YORK (April 21, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup, the most prestigious event in international horse racing, announced today that it is expanding its partnership with NBC […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

HOLLENDORFER, BEJARANO EARN HONORS AS TOP TRAINER AND JOCKEY ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2014) – Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome, who stamped himself as the favorite for the 140th Kentucky Derby on May 3 by virtue of his authoritative 5 ¼ length victory in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April […]

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TWO-TIME ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING FILLY BEHOLDER TRIUMPHANT IN RETURN, MANDELLA FILLY TAKES $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS IN HER FIRST START SINCE WINNING GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF NOV. 1

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2016)–Spendthrift Farms’ multiple Eclipse Award winning filly Beholder was a runaway winner of Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 5 ¼ lengths under Gary Stevens in her 4-year-old debut while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.67. Idle since winning the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa […]

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ALL-SOURCES HANDLE UP AS SANTA ANITA PARK’S WINTER MEET CONCLUDES; TRACK SET TO ENTER NEW ERA WITH SPRING MEET STARTING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25

TRACK’S SPRING MEETING TO FEATURE LIVE RACING FOR FIRST TIME THROUGHOUT TRIPLE CROWN, FREE ADMISSION TO INFIELD OFFERED EACH WEEKEND THROUGH JUNE 29 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2014)–Santa Anita Park’s 77th Winter Meeting drew to a close on Sunday, with the storied track’s overall handle showing a four percent increase over a year ago and […]

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FRENCH INVADOR FLAMBOYANT FLIES LATE TO WIN $75,000 LA PUENTE STAKES UNDER NAKATANI; GALLAGHER TRAINEE UP TO WIN GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF BY A NECK

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2014)–Purchased following a second place finish in a minor stakes in mid-January by Chuck Winner and David Bienstock, French-bred Flamboyant was impressive in his U.S. debut, as he flew late to win Saturday’s $75,000 La Puente Stakes by a neck under Corey Nakatani while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in […]

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A Message From Frank Stronach

AURORA, ONTARIO – The Stronach Group has always been committed to ensuring that our horse racing businesses operate with integrity and concern for the health and safety of the horses and the people who work with them. Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we […]

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FAVORED STORMY LUCY WINS GRADE III, $150,000 SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP BY A NECK UNDER BEJARANO; 5-YEAR-OLD MARE WINS FIRST TIME FOR MOGER

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)–Stormy Lucy and Rafael Bejarano have developed a very successful relationship. Ridden for the second time in-a-row by Santa Anita’s leading jockey, the 5-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic followed her win in the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita March 16 with a thrilling come-from-behind neck victory in Sunday’s […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED TRIBAL SKY TAKES GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS UNDER TALAMO; KITCHINGMAN TRAINEE BENEFITS FROM FAST PACE AND WINS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2014)–California-bred Tribal Sky benefitted from a fast pace to come rolling late and win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes by a head under Joe Talamo, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.12. With 7-5 favorite Biorhythm and 5-2 second choice Sky High Gal slugging […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED BIG MACHER SMOKES HOME TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 POTRERO GRANDE BY A NOSE OVER FAVORED WILD DUDE; BALTAS TRAINEE RIDDEN BY BAZE

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2014)–In a thrilling finish, California-bred Big Macher, with Tyler Baze aboard, prevailed by a nose over favored Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes, covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.97. Trained by Richard Baltas, who claimed the 4-year-old Beau Genius gelding out of his debut […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES RETURN OF ROLLING TWO DOLLAR DAILY DOUBLES WITH THE BEGINNING OF ITS SPRING MEETING ON APRIL 25

POPULAR WAGER WILL CONTINUE TO FEATURE LOW 18 PERCENT TAKEOUT ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)–Santa Anita Park announced on Friday that in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), the track’s popular two dollar rolling Daily Doubles, featuring a low takeout of 18 percent, will be offered with the beginning of the upcoming Spring […]

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LONGSHOT UZZIEL TAKES $75,000 SANTA PAULA STAKES ON FRONT-END; PUYPE TRAINEE PROVIDES BAZE WITH HIS THIRD WIN OF DAY AND FIRST STAKES VICTORY FOR OWNER/BREEDERS JAMES & TAMMY MCKENNEY

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $54,472 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $400,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)–Longshot Uzziel took full advantage of her early speed and coasted to a stunning 42-1 front-end upset in Friday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.19 while providing Tyler Baze with his third […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP UNVEILS OFFICIAL EVENT LOGO FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 31 AND NOVEMBER 1 AT SANTA ANITA PARK

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today unveiled the official event logo for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on October 31 and November 1. This year’s Breeders’ Cup, which annually attracts the top Thoroughbred horses from around the globe, will mark […]

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STORMY LUCY HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP; FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO CONTEST 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)–Stormy Lucy, an impressive winner of the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes on March 16, heads a competitive field of eight older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Formerly trained by Frank Lucarelli, Stormy Lucy was purchased privately by Steve […]

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FAVORED MARK OF A GEM SHOWS WAY IN $58,000 ANACAPA PURSE; SMITH GUIDES BENCHMARK FILLY TO NECK WIN AS TRAINER YAKTEEN REGISTERS SECOND WIN ON CARD

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)–Sent from the gate by Mike Smith, favored Mark of a Gem carved out fractions of 21.31, 43.11 and 1:06.05 en route to a diminishing neck victory in Thursday’s $58,000 Anacapa Purse allowance, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.30. The top choice at 2-1 in […]

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MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER SKY HIGH GAL, UP AND COMER BIORHYTHM HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS STAKES FOR FILLIES & MARES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2014)–Multiple stakes winning Sky High Gal and up and coming Biorhythm head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A gutty head winner of the restricted Wishing Well Stakes down the […]

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LUCKY FAN EDWARD ESPINOZA WINS CHANCE TO TAKE $1 MILLION TRIPLE CROWN BONUS BY CASHING $5,000 SANTA ANITA CONTEST BET WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME; 72-YEAR-OLD WHITTIER RESIDENT IS REGULAR SATURDAY ATTENDEE

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)–Edward Espinoza loves chrome, California Chrome that is. The 72-year-old Whittier resident has been attending the races at Santa Anita for the last 20 years and on Saturday, he hit the jackpot in the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest as he was selected to pick the winner of Santa Anita’s premier […]

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TOM’S TRIBUTE SURGES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN $75,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES; WITH SMITH ABOARD, CASSIDY TRAINEE TIES STAKES RECORD FOR MILE ON TURF HELD BY TWO-TIME HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)–Next to last in a field of eight older horses going to the far turn under Mike Smith, Tom’s Tribute came roaring down the stretch to win Sunday’s $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths while equaling two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s course record for […]

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LONGSHOT ALERT BAY RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN $200,000 ECHO EDDIE STAKES UNDER BAZE, CAL-BRED BY CITY ZIP GIVES TRAINER WRIGHT FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA STAKES WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)–A close fifth going into the far turn, longshot Alert Bay, with Tyler Baze up, rallied at the rail to win Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by a half length over a fast-finishing Life Is a Joy, providing trainer Blaine Wright with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes win while covering 6 […]

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STEVENS & FASHION PLATE COAST TO GATE TO WIRE WIN IN GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS; CALLAGHAN TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS OVER FAVORED RIA ANTONIA

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)–In a scintillating gate to wire performance, the Simon Callaghan-trained Fashion Plate, with Gary Stevens up, took Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Ria Antonia and thus stamped herself as the West Coast’s best hope to win the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs […]

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THEATRE STAR HANDY WINNER OF $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, HIGH PERCENTAGE COMBO OF STEVENS & PROCTOR TEAM TO WIN WITH PROMISING FILLY BY WAR FRONT WHO NOTCHES HER FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2014)–Theatre Star made her Southern California debut in style on Friday at Santa Anita, as she strode to an impressive three quarter length win under a confident hand ride from Gary Stevens in the day’s $60,000 allowance feature for older fillies and mares, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.52. […]

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STREAKING CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADS $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY, SHERMAN TRAINEE STANDS OUT AMONG FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/8 MILES

TOTAL OF 170 ALL IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)–California-bred sensation California Chrome heads a field of eight sophomores set to go 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, as the Art Sherman trainee seeks his fourth consecutive win and 100 additional Kentucky […]

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PUBLIC ADVISED BALDWIN AVE. TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY FOR DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK; TRAFFIC TO BE RE-ROUTED SOUTH OF 210 FWY AS CLOSURE WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:45 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Saturday, April 5, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate Santa Anita’s annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k […]

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SANTA ANITA DERBY ON SATURDAY COULD MAKE ONE LUCKY FAN $1 MILLION; FIRST-EVER DERBY MILLIONAIRE CONTEST FINALIST WILL HAVE $5,000 TO BET ON HORSE OF HIS OR HER CHOOSING, WITH HOPE TO WIN TRIPLE CROWN

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it will conduct its first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest in conjunction with Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. One lucky fan will be selected prior to the Derby and Santa Anita will place a $5,000 win bet on the horse he or […]

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MAJESTIC HARBOR ROLLS TO BIG WIN IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP, BAZE & MCCARTHY TEAM FOR THREE LENGTH VICTORY; ON-TRACK CROWD OF 16,179 WITNESS TOP RACING & JAPANESE CULTURAL EVENTS

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $92,562 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 29, 2014)–With Tyler Baze at the controls, Majestic Harbor seized control going to the three eighths pole in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, opening up an insurmountable lead around the far turn and prevailed in the 1 ½ […]

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JOCKEY ESPINOZA ENJOYS RIDE AT DODGER STADIUM

MIDDLE MAN–Jockey Victor Espinoza, regular rider of early Santa Anita Derby favorite California Chrome, is flanked by Yasiel Puig and Mike Trout prior to Game One of the Freeway Series Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Espinoza threw out the ceremonial first pitch and delivered with a 70 mph strike, low and away

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BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS & SEGWAY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP, PAIR OF SPEEDSTERS HEAD COMPETITIVE FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER HORSES SET TO CONTEST 1 ½ MILES ON MAIN TRACK

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014)–Blueskiesnrainbows and Segway, both committed frontrunners, will try to stretch their speed 1 ½ miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita. Originally run as the San Bernardino Handicap, the Tokyo City attracted a competitive field of eight older horses. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Blueskiesnrainbows paid a […]

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JOCKEY VICTOR ESPINOZA TO THROW OUT CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AT DODGER STADIUM THURSDAY NIGHT, REGULAR PILOT OF EARLY SANTA ANITA DERBY FAVORITE CALIFORNIA CHROME TO KEYNOTE FREEWAY SERIES

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014 )–Victor Espinoza, regular rider of the brilliant 3-year-old California Chrome, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers and Angels get set to begin their annual three-game Freeway Series which gets underway at 7:10 p.m. A brilliant 7 ¼ length winner of […]

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FAVORED ENTERPRISING OVERCOMES TROUBLE TO WIN $75,000 PASADENA STAKES BY NOSE AS POTENT TEAM OF STEVENS AND PROCTOR CLICK AGAIN

TWO WINNING PICK SIX TICKETS, PURCHASED AT GULFSTREAM AND LOS ALAMITOS, EACH PAY $53,078 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2014)–Heavily favored Enterprising overcame trouble into the far turn to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes by a nose under Gary Stevens, covering one mile on turf in 1:33.75. With the temporary rail set at 15 feet, Stevens […]

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BETTYS BAMBINO AUTHORITATIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $58,000 CAL BRED ALLOWANCE, GUTIERREZ & EURTON TEAM FOR BIG HILLSIDE TURF WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 21, 2014)–Heavily favored Bettys Bambino stalked the early pace and unleashed a powerful run through the stretch to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for older horses bred or sired in California, winning by 4 ¼ lengths under Mario Gutierrez while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course in […]

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LONGSHOT SPIRIT RULES UPSETS $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, PUGLISI GUIDES AGUIRRE TRAINEE TO HALF LENGTH WIN OVER HIGHLY REGARDED WAR ACADEMY

MASSIVE TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $550,000 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2014)–With Iggy Puglisi aboard, longshot Spirit Rules held off well fancied War Academy late to win Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by a half length while getting six furlongs in 1:08.74. Breaking […]

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LET FAITH ARISE STALKS PACE AND TAKES GRADE I, $350,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS; NAKATANI & HOLLENDORFER TEAM TO WIN 77TH RUNNING OF MILE AND ONE EIGHTH FIXTURE FOR FILLIES & MARES

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2014)–Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Let Faith Arise stalked the early pace under confident handling from Corey Nakatani and went on to an impressive 1 ¾ win in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.70. Run for the 77th time, the Santa Margarita […]

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TOP TOURNAMENT HANDICAPPER DENNIS DECAUWER TO BE GUEST HANDICAPPER ON ‘QUIGLEY’S CORNER’ SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)–Top handicapping tournament horseplayer Dennis Decauwer will be Tom Quigley’s special guest this Sunday for “Quigley’s Corner,” a free handicapping seminar in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, beginning at 11:20 a.m. A winner of Santa Anita’s “Double Down” Handicapping Challenge March 2, Decauwer finished second in the 2009 National Handicapping Challenge […]

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CLASSY DANCINGTOTHESTARS, CIAO BELLA LUNA & TRIBAL SPY HEAD $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES SATURDAY; CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2014)–Classy Dancingtothestars, a winner of the one mile turf Megahertz Stake two starts back, Ciao Bella Luna, an extra game winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Jan. 25, and Tribal Spy, who pressed the pace and was […]

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SANTA ANITA’S $1 MILLION ST. PAT’S HORSESHOE PITCH SET FOR SATURDAY, POPULAR CONTEST IS FREE TO ENTER & FIVE NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FOR A CHANCE TO ‘RING-IN’ A MILLION IN IRISH-GREEN

THREE DOLLAR BUD LIGHT ‘GREEN’ & FIVE DOLLAR JAMESON SHOTS ALSO AVAILABLE ALL DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2013)–Santa Anita will again offer fans a shot at $1 million on Saturday, as the track’s popular $1 million St. Pat’s Horseshoe Pitch will be conducted between races. All fans attending on-track this Saturday are encouraged to […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS LOOK OF SUPERSTAR AS HE WINS GRADE II, $300,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES BY 7 ¼ LENGTHS, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY COULD BE NEXT FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED COLT BY LUCKY PULPIT

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–In a breathtaking performance, California Chrome, under Victor Espinoza, won Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 7 ¼ lengths, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.59, the second fastest final time in the 77-year history of the race, potentially stamping himself as the horse to […]

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SAHARA SKY SURGES LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY HALF LENGTH, TOP SPRINTER BACK ON GAME AFTER DISAPPOINTING COMEBACK EFFORT IN PALOS VERDES STAKES FEB. 2

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)–Sahara Sky is back. Dead last, eight lengths off the lead with a quarter of a mile to run, the 6-year-old horse by Pleasant Tap avenged a disappointing run off the bench Feb. 2 to win Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under […]

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WINNING PRIZE IMPRESSIVE GATE TO WIRE WINNER OF GRADE I, $350,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE; NAKATANI & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)–Argentine-bred Winning Prize, with Corey Nakatani up, made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, prevailing by a half length over Florida-based shipper Lochte while getting a mile on turf in 1:32.44. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Winning Prize came off a […]

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GAME ON DUDE, CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADLINE WORLD-CLASS RACING ON SANTA ANITA HANDICAP DAY; TOTAL HANDLE OF $22.5 MILLION IS 23 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR, ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 11 PERCENT

‘DUDE’ SETS NEW BIG ‘CAP STAKES RECORD OF 1:58.17, ‘CHROME’ RUNS 2ND FASTEST SAN FELIPE ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $234,434.00, ‘SINGLETON’ PURCHASED THROUGH TVG ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)–With veteran 7-year-old gelding Game On Dude and 3-year-old superstar California Chrome headlining a blockbuster 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita, total Santa Anita […]

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JUDY THE BEAUTY & HEIR KITTY HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE III LAS FLORES; EASTERN SHIPPER MUNNINGS SISTER SEEKS FIRST GRADED WIN AS OLDER FILLIES & MARES GO SIX FURLONGS IN 62ND RUNNING

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–Florida-based Judy the Beauty, second, beaten a half length by multiple Eclipse Award Champion Groupie Doll in her most recent start, the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, heads a field of five older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores […]

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JOELITO TAKES $60,000 COMET PURSE ALLOWANCE UNDER NAKATANI

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–Joelito, with Corey Nakatani up, hugged the temporary rail turning for home and went on to a half length victory in Thursday’s $60,000 Comet Purse allowance at Santa Anita, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.12. With the rail set at 30 feet, Nakatani saved ground the entire trip, sitting […]

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TRAINER DOUG O’NEILL TO HOST YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME ON BIG ‘CAP DAY; 23-YEAR-OLD WHO IS ALSO HEARING IMPAIRED, IS LONGTIME RACING FAN & HORSE LOVER

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–Trainer Doug O’Neill will light up the life of a 23-year-old man with Down Syndrome on Santa Anita Handicap Day this Saturday, as Lawrence Cao has won “A Day With Doug O’Neill,” and will accompany the Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner throughout the afternoon as O’Neill will be saddling a total of four […]

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EPIC REMATCH BETWEEN MUCHO MACHO MAN AND WILL TAKE CHARGE SET, 77TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP PRESENTED BY SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER HORSES TO COMPETE AT 1 ¼ MILES

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)–Separated by just a nose in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2, Classic winner Mucho Macho Man and runner-up Will Take Charge will again clash in the most highly anticipated Santa Anita Handicap since Alysheba and Ferdinand ran 1-2 in 1988, as they head a field […]

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BAFFERT’S BAYERN LIKELY FAVORITE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $300,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES, FINAL MAJOR STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY ATTRACTS 10 SOPHS AT 1 1/16 MILES

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)–A dazzling 15-length one mile allowance winner on Feb. 13, Bob Baffert’s Bayern looms the horse to beat in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the final major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. A gate to […]

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ZA APPROVAL, SILENTIO & WINNING PRIZE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $350,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE, FIELD OF 10 TURF SPECIALISTS SET TO GO

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)–A deep and competitive field of 10 older horses has been assembled for Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile, with Breeders’ Cup Mile runner-up Za Approval, Grade II Citation Handicap winner Silentio and Grade II Arcadia Stakes winner Winning Prize heading the lineup. Trained by Christophe Clement and presently […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER MUCHO MACHO MAN TO WORK FIVE FURLONGS TODAY BETWEEN RACES FOUR AND FIVE IN FINAL PREPARATION FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2014)–Trainer Kathy Ritvo announced Sunday morning that Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man will work five furlongs between races four and five today at Santa Anita. It is expected that Mucho Macho Man will enter the track from the quarter mile chute at the top of the stretch between 2:10 […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER MUCHO MACHO MAN WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:01.53, STAGE SET FOR REMATCH WITH WILL TAKE CHARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2014)–Breeders’ Cup Classic champ Mucho Macho Man worked five furlongs between races in 1:01.53 Sunday at Santa Anita, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch with Classic runner-up Will Take Charge in Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap. With regular exercise rider Nick Petro up, the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse […]

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WEIGHTS ASSIGNED FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER MUCHO MACHO MAN TO CARRY 124, ECLIPSE CHAMPION WILL TAKE CHARGE TO TOTE 123, GAME ON DUDE 122

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2014)–Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, with Classic runner-up and Eclipse Champion Will Take Charge assigned second-high weight of 123 pounds. Two-time Big ‘Cap winner Game […]

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BIG ‘CAP BEER FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR SANTA ANITA INFIELD ON MARCH 8; COUNTRY MUSIC, WESTERN BBQ, CRAFT BEERS & FAMILY FUN TO COMPLIMENT SANTA ANITA HANDICAP & THREE OTHER GRADED STAKES

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)–Santa Anita Park will offer its first-ever Big ‘Cap Beer Festival, featuring Craft Beers, Country Music, Western BBQ and Family Fun in the track’s spacious Infield Area on Santa Anita Handicap Day, Saturday, March 8. Fans are encouraged to come out and enjoy world class racing and discover some of the […]

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SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER STAKES SCHEDULE; MEET TO RUN FROM APRIL 25 TO JUNE 29 WITH 34 ADDED MONEY OFFERINGS THAT INCLUDE 21 GRADED STAKES–SIX OF THEM GRADE I EVENTS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced its 2014 Summer Stakes schedule, which will begin April 25 and conclude June 29. The 40-day meeting will offer horsemen a total of 34 added money races; 21 of them graded stakes that include six Grade I events. Beginning opening day, Friday, April 25, with the […]

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LEGENDARY AGENT O’BRYAN RECALLS MAGNITUDE OF SANTA ANITA HANDICAP, ‘BLACK HEART’ WON FIRST OF FIVE BIG ‘CAPS IN 1957 WITH WHITTINGHAM’S CORN HUSKER, SON CRAIG HAS THIS YEAR’S FAVORITE, MUCHO MACHO MAN

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014)–Raised on a farm in Southern Illinois, he was delivering newspapers on horseback at the age of 12. Born Oct. 25, 1920 in Taylorville, Illinois, George O’Bryan would go on to become an exercise boy, jockey and, by the 1950s, one of America’s top jockey agents, winning five Santa Anita Handicaps […]

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COUNTY LINEMAN JUST UP TO WIN FEATURED INDIAN VALLEY PURSE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014)–In a race originally scheduled to be run on turf, longshot County Lineman, with Corey Nakatani aboard, rallied from off the pace to win Friday’s featured $50,000 Indian River Purse by a head, getting one mile in 1:35.53. With 4-5 favorite Batti Man, ridden by Tyler Baze, setting contested fractions of […]

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SWEET SWAP TAKES $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $198,609 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2014)–Sweet Swap, with Joe Talamo up, took no prisoners in easily winning Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths, while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.28. The second choice at […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK SURPASSES GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR BEER TASTING AS 490 ‘YELP ELITE’ MEMBERS SWIG BEERS ON TRACK’S GRANDSTAND APRON

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2014)–Pending final review from the Guinness Book of World Records, Santa Anita Park, with the help of 490 “Yelp Elite” online devotees, will have established a new mark for total number of beer tasters Saturday afternoon in the track’s first-ever Largest Beer Tasting Event. Conducted on Santa Anita’s Grandstand apron and […]

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BETTER BET IS BIG UPSETTER IN $58,000 SILVER LINING PURSE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2014)–Longshot Better Bet made the early lead and withstood a stout late challenge from Lucky Views to pull off a 13-1 stunner in Friday’s featured $58,000 Silver Lining Purse allowance, winning by a nose while getting one mile on turf in 1:35.27. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado and trained by owner/breeder Mike […]

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MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER UNBRIDLED’S NOTE HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

SANTA ANITA HONORS THE MEMORY OF THE ORIGINAL ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014)–Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Unbridled’s Note, a three-time stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, will be back to defend his title in Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes, which has attracted a field of seven […]

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IT’S ‘SHOWTIME’ FOR LAKERVILLE IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR, ABRAMS TRAINEE BIDS FOR TWO STAKES WINS IN-A-ROW DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2014)–Owner, trainer and breeder Barry Abrams hopes for some personal “Showtime” at Santa Anita on Saturday, as his Lakerville heads a field of seven in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older California-breds going 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course. Idle 17 months, Lakerville, a 6-year-old horse by […]

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PONTCHATRAIN TAKES GRADE II BUENA VISTA, STEVENS & PROCTOR TEAM FOR ONE LENGTH VICTORY AS WAR FRONT FILLY WINS FOURTH IN-A-ROW

MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $1,349,508 PRODUCES 12 WINNERS WORTH $65,197.20 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014)–A winner of three consecutive stakes going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, the Tom Proctor-trained Pontchatrain stretched out in style Monday, winning the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes by a length under Gary Stevens, […]

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KOBE’S BACK RAMBLES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE GRADE II SAN VICENTE BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO, SADLER TRAINEE CASTS HIMSELF AS TOP DERBY PROSPECT & WILL GO TWO TURNS IN NEXT START

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)–Last early, Kobe’s Back made an eye-catching move around the far turn and went on to an emphatic 5 ¼ length win in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, covering seven furlongs in 1:21.84 while repositioning himself as one of Southern California’s top Derby prospects. Ridden by Florida-based Joel Rosario […]

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $119,278 INTO PRESIDENTS’ DAY AT SANTA ANITA, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL ON MONDAY EXPECTED TO EXCEED $750,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)–Although one race remained, when 29-1 shot Rathbaun finished in front of Oscar Party in Sunday’s eighth race at Santa Anita, a Pick Six carryover of $119,278 was assured into Presidents’ Day, with the expectation that Monday’s total pool should exceed $750,000. With first post time at 12:30 p.m., Santa Anita […]

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SANTA ANITA EARNS RE-ACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY AND INTEGRITY ALLIANCE

Numerous Best Practices Identified at Track and in California NEW YORK CITY (Friday, February 14, 2014) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Santa Anita Park, site of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the third straight year in 2014, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in […]

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS TO COMPETE IN 47TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 27, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)–The 47th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. Sponsored by J. […]

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UP AND COMING CHERUBIM HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES, IMPORTANT STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)–Cherubim, an up and coming colt by Henny Hughes, heads a competitive field of six 3-year-olds going seven furlongs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, an important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. An impressive 3 ¼ length maiden winner going six furlongs Dec. […]

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BAYERN TAKES FEATURED $58,000 TAURUS PURSE BY 15 LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY STEVENS, BAFFERT TRAINEE HAS LOOK OF DERBY PROSPECT

EBLOUISSANTE, HALF SISTER TO ZENYATTA, RUNS DISAPPOINTING SECOND EARLIER IN THE DAY; ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED THROUGH TWINSPIRES.COM, PAYS $72,639 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)–In a race that could have Derby implications, Bob Baffert’s Bayern, ridden by Gary Stevens, stretched out to a mile and dominated Thursday’s $58,000 Taurus Purse, an allowance for […]

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IOTAPA, LET FAITH ARISE & FIFTYSHADESOFHAY HEAD COMPETITIVE GRADE II SANTA MARIA STAKES SATURDAY; SADLER, HOLLENDORFER & BAFFERT REPRESENTED

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2014)–Iotapa, second in the seven furlong, Grade II Santa Monica Stakes Jan. 25, and Let Faith Arise and Fiftyshadesofhay, second and fourth respectively in the Grade II, mile and a sixteenth La Canada Stakes, head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles […]

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VAGABOND SHOES RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES; IRISH-BRED, IDLE SINCE BREEDERS’ CUP, IS BET TO 5-2 FAVORITE IN 11-HORSE FIELD

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014)–Mid-pack past the half mile pole, the John Sadler-trained Vagabond Shoes was caught six wide turning for home and finished resolutely as the 5-2 favorite, winning Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by a 1 ¼ lengths under Victor Espinoza, while covering 1 ¼ miles on turf in 1:58.88. As […]

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CANDY BOY, WITH STEVENS AT THE CONTROLS, CHARGES HOME IN STYLE TO WIN GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS BY A HALF LENGTH; NEXT STOP–THE GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 5

‘HE’S A SUPER, MAJORLY TALENTED RACEHORSE,’ SAYS STEVENS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014)–With a second place finish in the Grade I CashCall Futurity fresh on his mind, jockey Gary Stevens bided his time aboard Candy Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and the result was a rousing half length win, as […]

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FAVORED FURY KAPCORI IMPRESSIVE SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE WINNER; HOLLENDORFER GETS 17TH WIN, NOW TIED WITH BAFFERT ATOP STANDINGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014)–Despite being pressed through blistering fractions of 21.94, 44.22, 1:08.48 and 1:21.45, even money favorite Fury Kapcori shook loose from longshot Batti Man turning for home and held off the late charge of Midnight Transfer to win Santa Anita’s sixth race on Friday, a $60,000 third condition allowance, by 2 ¼ […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED PEPPY BOLLY UPSET WINNER OF SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, BAZE, GARY MANDELLA TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN AT SIX FURLONGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2014)–California-bred Peppy Bolly, an 8-1 longshot ridden by Tyler Baze, pressed the pace and prevailed by a half length to win Santa Anita’s fourth race Friday, a $58,000 first condition allowance for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. The complexion of the race changed dramatically passing the three eighths pole, […]

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HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION UNDERWAY

Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: “This is Santa Anita” Arcadia, CA, Feb. 5, 2014 — While filming has commenced for the third annual Santa Anita Park/HRTV Film Festival, aspiring filmmakers and film students still have ample opportunity to submit entries for the non-fiction competition –entitled: “This is Santa Anita.” The […]

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MIDNIGHT HAWK, CANDY BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS, COMPETITIVE GROUP OF SOPHOMORES SET TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES IN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)–Bob Baffert’s Midnight Hawk, a recent winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes, and John Sadler’s Candy Boy, who was a sharp second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity, head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, an […]

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VENERABLE JERANIMO HEADS CAST OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF, 8-YEAR-OLD PENDER TRAINEE SEEKS 12TH WIN IN 40TH CAREER START

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)–A galloping winner of the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 4, 8-year-old Jeranimo heads a field of 14 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Owned by B.J. Wright and Robert LaPenta, Jeranimo, a winner five starts […]

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LONGSHOT WILD DUDE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II PALOS VERDES AS FAVORED SECRET CIRCLE IS PRESSED THROUGHOUT BY MOONSHINE BAY; HOLLENDORFER, BEJARANO TEAM FOR NECK VICTORY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2014)–One of three runners trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, longshot Wild Dude rallied late to beat 1-2 favorite Secret Circle by a neck in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, getting six furlongs in 1:08.09. As expected, the Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle, who broke from the four post with Martin Garcia […]

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DRYSDALE’S WINNING PRIZE TAKES GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES GOING AWAY BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO, ARGENTINE-BRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN RAPID 1:32.89

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2014)–Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Winning Prize sat a relaxed second early and pounced on pacesetter Regally Ready in deep stretch to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering one mile on turf in a rapid 1:32.89. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Winning Prize tried front-running […]

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ZIA ZIA ZIA ZIPS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN $60,000 BIG DIPPER PURSE UNDER BAZE, PUYPE TRAINEE CONTROLS PACE, WINS BY ONE LENGTH AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.31

WITH $589,305 IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ FRIDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL REACHED $659,747; FIVE WINNING TICKETS RETURNED $80,598 EACH, CONSO TICKETS PAID $1,000 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2014)–Breaking from the outside post in a field of 10, Zia Zia Zia was away alertly under Tyler Baze and never looked back in Friday’s $60,000 Big Dipper […]

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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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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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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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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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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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LONGSHOT WEEWINNIN TAKES $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, TALAMO GUIDES KORINER TRAINEE TO EMPHATIC 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN OVER 13 RIVALS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)–Under a ground-saving ride from Joe Talamo, 21-1 longshot Weewinnin scraped paint at the top of the stretch and rambled to a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank, getting 1 1/8 miles on grass in 1:46 flat. “I had a perfect […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME BRILLIANT IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY, ESPINOZA GUIDES SHERMAN TRAINEE TO 5 ½ LENGTH WIN THAT COULD LEAD HIM DOWN KENTUCKY DERBY TRAIL

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)–They saved the best for last on Saturday at Santa Anita. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome demolished nine state bred rivals in taking the $250,000 California Cup Derby by 5 ½ lengths, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.22–perhaps stamping himself as a top tier Kentucky […]

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MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $430,875 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $2 MILLION AS TRACK OFFERS NINE-RACE CARD

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)–With a carryover of $74,221 up for grabs on Saturday, no one correctly tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s popular $2 Pick Six, resulting in a massive two-day carryover into Sunday of $430,875–and the expectation that Sunday’s total pool will exceed $2 million by fourth race post time. Santa Anita will […]

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COMEBACKING SWEET SWAP LOOMS FRONT-END THREAT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES, COMPETITIVE FIELD OF NINE OLDER HORSES TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2014)–With a pair of wins from five tries down Santa Anita’s unique Camino Real 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, comebacking Sweet Swap rates a big chance in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes, a race that has attracted a field of nine older horses. Trained by John Sadler, Sweet Swap, a […]

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MONDAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER SPAWNS MASSIVE TOTAL POOL ON THURSDAY OF MORE THAN $3.3 MILLION AS FANS TRY TO CORRAL ELUSIVE POT OF GOLD

PICK SIX ‘GOES DOWN’ AS 26 WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $75,325.60, THURSDAY’S TOTAL HANDLE OF $9.8 MILLION NEARLY DOUBLES LAST YEAR’S $5.4 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2014)–A two-day Pick Six carryover from Monday of $419,541 fueled a cascade of $2,880,751 in “new money,” on Thursday, resulting in an astronomical total Pick Six pool at […]

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SEVEN-TIME STAKES WINNER TEDDY’S PROMISE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA, CAL-BRED SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN CAREER FINALE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–California-bred Teddy’s Promise, a seven-time stakes winner owned by her breeders, Ted and Judy Nichols, seeks millionaire status in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs, her final career start before a planned mating to top Kentucky-based stallion Smart Strike this spring. A winner of last year’s Santa […]

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WILLIAMS’ HOMEBREDS SWISS LAKE YODELER & ALASHARCHY LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

HOLLENDORFER/SPECHT-TRAINED FILLIES AMONG FULL FIELD OF 14 ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, prominent among California’s top owner/breeders, will be represented by two talented homebred fillies, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Swiss Lake Yodeler, and the Steve Specht-conditioned Alasharchy, in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old […]

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MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER SUMMER HIT IS HORSE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH BEJARANO IN 14-HORSE FIELD ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–Multiple stakes winning Summer Hit, fresh off a front-running six length score in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29, looms strictly the horse to beat in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, which attracted a field of […]

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GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES; SHERMAN’S CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF CAREER-BEST WIN & RATES BIG CHANCE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, and most recently third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles CashCall Futurity Dec. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando merits top billing in a field of 11 sophomores in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 […]

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VETERAN TRAINER HEADLEY TO SADDLE LIKELY FAVORITE CYCLOMETER IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–Veteran conditioner Bruce Headley will be represented by 6-year-old horse and likely favorite Cyclometer in Saturday’s $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs, a race that attracted a field of 10 older horses. An important component to the Golden State Series for horses bred or sired […]

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MULTIPLE STAKES WINNERS MARKS MINE, UNUSUAL HOTTIE PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT; FIELD OF 11 DISTAFFERS SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–Multiple stakes winners Marks Mine and Unusual Hottie figure prominently in Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real hillside turf course, a race that attracted a field of 11 older distaffers bred or sired in California. Based at Golden Gate […]

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IT’S DÉJÀ VU FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN, TOP FILLY BEHOLDER & GROUPIE DOLL, AS ALL THREE PARLAY SANTA ANITA BREEDERS’ CUP WINS INTO ECLIPSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED SHE’S A TIGER, SHARED BELIEF & POINTS OFFTHEBENCH ALSO WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)–As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” And although the iconic Yankee wasn’t referring to Saturday’s Eclipse Award results from Gulfstream Park, the statement would be fitting, as three reigning Eclipse Champions, led by […]

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INDIANAPOLIS IMPRESSIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $75,000 SAN PEDRO, BAFFERT SAYS MEDAGLIA D’ORO COLT TO BE POINTED DOWN DERBY TRAIL

TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $419,541 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)–Ridden by Martin Garcia, Indianapolis rocketed to an emphatic 4 ¼ length win in Monday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes, negotiating six furlongs in 1:08.80, which, according to Bob Baffert, will be his final start sprinting for the […]

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DANCINGTOTHESTARS MAKES BOLD RUN TO WIN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, GUTIERREZ GUIDES CAL-BRED TO ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN ONE MILE TURF TEST

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2014)–Dancingtothestars, a 6-year-old California-bred mare by Good Journey, engaged pacesetter Fanticola three furlongs from home and put in a sustained run through the lane to prevail by a length under Mario Gutierrez in Saturday’s $75,000 Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares, getting one mile on turf in 1:33.77. Trained by Doug […]

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STREET ICON, WITH NAKATANI UP, TAKES SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TAKES DOWNHILL TURF TEST BY 3/4s OF A LENGTH

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $48,053 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)–Street Icon split horses a furlong out and won Thursday’s seventh race at Santa Anita, a first-condition, $58,000 allowance for 3-year-olds, prevailing by three quarters of a length under Corey Nakatani while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside […]

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HEAR THE GHOST, ZEEWAT & SHAKIN IT UP, GOVERNOR CHARLIE, HEAD GRADE II STRUB ON SATURDAY AS HOLLENDORFER, BAFFERT CLASH

RESTRICTED TO 4-YEAR-OLDS, PRESTIGIOUS STRUB ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)–Two of America’s top trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert, each send out a pair of highly talented 4-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at 1 1/16 miles: Hollendorfer will be represented by Hear The Ghost […]

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GULSARY, MOONE’S MY NAME HEAD WIDE OPEN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, SEVEN OLDER FILLIES AND MARES SET TO RUN MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)–Irish-bred Gulsary, trained by Tom Proctor, and English-bred Moone’s My Name, conditioned by John Sadler, head a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,0000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita. A 5-year-old Galileo mare, Gulsary was a sharp mile turf winner in her […]

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XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA PARTNER TO UNVEIL ‘WATCH AND WAGER’ PAGE

Fans Can Watch Free, High Quality Live Video, Wager on Santa Anita Races January 14, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, and Santa Anita Park have partnered to provide visitors to Santa Anita’s website with enhanced access to live racing video and wagering. The ‘Watch and Wager’ page – available at http://santaanita.com/xpressbet-watch-and-wager […]

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LONGSHOT GOLDEN PRODUCTION TAKES $75,000 PASEANA STAKES UNDER PEDROZA, MILLER TRAINEE BATTLES BACK IN DEEP STRETCH TO WIN BY HEAD

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2014)–Claimed three starts back for $40,000, Golden Production stretched out to take Sunday’s $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Martin Pedroza in 1:44.34–her fourth win in-a-row. Off as the second-longest price in a field of six older fillies and mares at 9-1, 5-year-old Golden […]

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BAFFERT’S MIDNIGHT HAWK STAMPS HIMSELF AS DERBY ‘A-LISTER’ WITH IMPRESSIVE 1 ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN GRADE III SHAM UNDER SMITH

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)–In a performance befitting the race’s namesake, the Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Hawk stretched out to two turns in style, winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, thus stamping himself as a leading contender for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April […]

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PEDROZA GUIDES BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)–Favored Blueskiesnrainbows was sent from the gate and dictated the pace throughout to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Pedroza, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.17. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, 5-year-old Blueskiesnrainbows came off a similar gate to wire win going 1 1/8 […]

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CHANGETHECHANNEL GOES GATE TO WIRE IN $58,000 VENUS PURSE, TRAINED BY SEAN MCCARTHY, 5-YEAR-OLD MARE GIVES BAZE FIRST WIN SINCE JUNE 9TH

ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED VIA TVG ACCOUNT PAYS $62,592.80 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)–Changethechannel made the lead early and kept on truckin’ to take Friday’s $58,000 Venus Purse allowance gate to wire and give jockey Tyler Baze his first win since June 9. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by English Channel, Changethechannel, trained by […]

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PONTCHATRAIN OVERCOMES ROUGH START TO WIN GRADE II MONROVIA BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH, PROCTOR, STEVENS COMBINE TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT HILLSIDE STAKES WITH GLEN HILL FARM FILLY BY WAR FRONT

PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $87,195, TOTAL POOL SHOULD TOP $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2014)–Favored Pontchatrain overcame a rough start to win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes for older fillies and mares by three quarters of a length, overhauling pacesetter Kindle and Rafael Bejarano inside the sixteenth pole while covering 6 ½ […]

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HEADLEY’S CAL-BRED CYCLOMETER OVERCOMES SLOW START TO WIN $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH WITH RED-HOT SMITH UP

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)–The Bruce Headley trained, owned and bred Cyclometer broke slowly but proved best in Saturday’s $75,000 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita, rallying to win by three quarters of a length under Mike Smith while getting six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.95. “It was a little eventful leaving the gate, to […]

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FAVORED JERANIMO SLING-SHOTS TO VICTORY IN GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES, BEJARANO GOES FROM LAST TO FIRST TO WIN BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

PENDER TRAINEE WINS TURF FIXTURE FOR RECORD THIRD TIME, BEJARANO WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)–With Track Announcer Trevor Denman bellowing “It’s Jeranimo, coming like a rocket on the outside, and Jeranimo–from last to first, a scintillating performance!…,” 8-year-old Jeranimo, with Rafael Bejarano aloft, overhauled pacesetting Slim Shadey and Corey Nakatani to win […]

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SANTA ANITA NAMES ONE-TON CLYDESDALE EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK, CORNHUSKER TRANSPLANT ‘HOMESTEAD SALLY’ TO BE HONORED SUNDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)–In a racing first, Santa Anita Park has designated a popular four-footed staffer as Employee of the Week, and will honor 2,000 pound “Homestead Sally,” a Nebraska-born Clydesdale who stands a giant 17.2 hands, in a winner’s circle ceremony following Sunday’s fifth race. “Paige Rickerd, who works in Operations, found Sally […]

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ENGLISH-BRED BIRDLOVER TAKES $60,000 SATURN PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH POINTS O’NEILL FILLY TO ONE LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)–Ridden by Mike Smith, English-bred Birdlover got a perfect stalking trip coming down Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course and was up to win Friday’s $60,000 Saturn Purse allowance by a length over pacesetting Kinz Funky Monkey and Joe Talamo, covering the distance in 1:11.76. The Saturn attracted a […]

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PONTCHATRAIN SEEKS THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II MONROVIA STAKES, STEVENS/PROCTOR TEAM UP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

DEEP FIELD OF 10 FILLIES & MARES SET TO GO, KINDLE LOOMS SPEED OF RACE WITH BEJARANO ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)–Trainer Tom Proctor and jockey Gary Stevens, who enjoyed considerable success throughout 2013, will try to get the New Year rolling in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes with the talented filly Pontchatrain, who […]

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REGALLY READY MAKES EASY LEAD & COASTS GATE TO WIRE IN THURSDAY’S $65,000 MERCURY PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH GUIDES ASMUSSEN RUNNER TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN COVERING MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33 FLAT

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)–With the temporary rail set at 15 feet and the front-end there for the taking, Mike Smith seized control of Thursday’s $65,000 Mercury Purse allowance, guiding the Steve Asmussen-trained Regally Ready to a 1 ¼ length win at 3-1 while covering one mile on turf in 1:33 flat. “It was pretty […]

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JERANIMO LOOMS LARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF, PENDER-TRAINED VET WON RACE IN 2010 & 2013; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 OLDER HORSES ENGAGED

SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO OFFER GRADE II, 6 ½ FURLONG SANTA YNEZ FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AND $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES FOR OLDER HORSES AT SIX FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2014)–Jeranimo, An 8-year-old warrior who banked $293,964 in 2013, heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at […]

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“Penny & Red” California Film Premiere – January 11

For 40 years, Penny Chenery has told the stories of her champion thoroughbreds, Riva Ridge and Secretariat. Now, she’s ready to tell her own story… The Secretariat Foundation and TROTT (Training Racehorses Off the Track) are pleased to invite you to attend the California premiere screening of her new documentary film, “Penny & Red: the […]

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HARD-WORKING TED DI NUNZIO CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY AT SANTA ANITA, POPULAR CENTURION OFFICIAL DOOR GREETER AT NEARBY NORDSTROM’S

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)–Sunday’s fourth race at Santa Anita, dubbed “Ted Di Nunzio’s 100th Birthday Celebration,” honored the gregarious Di Nunzio, who will mark his 100th birthday on Monday and who works about a half mile from Santa Anita’s main track quarter pole as an official door greeter at Nordstrom Santa Anita, in the […]

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IT’S CUSTOMER BASE BY A NOSE IN GRADE III ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES, SMITH & PROCTOR COMBINE TO WIN YEAR’S FINAL STAKES AT SANTA ANITA

HUMBERTO ASCANIO, LONG TIME ASSISTANT TO LATE TRAINER FRANKEL, PRESENTS TROPHY ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)–In a thrilling finish to both the year and its final added-money event, Customer Base, with Mike Smith aboard, got up to beat Stormy Lucy and Isaias Enriquez by a nose in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes […]

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UNBRIDLED’S NOTE DISPLAYS POWERFUL CLOSING KICK UNDER NAKATANI, TAKES GRADE III DAYTONA DOWN HILLSIDE TURF BY A HALF LENGTH

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2013)–Hard knocking Unbridled’s Note finished resolutely to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes under Corey Nakatani, overhauling El Commodore and Gary Stevens late to win by a half length while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course in 1:11.89. Third, beaten a half length down the […]

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“HRTV Presents: Mucho Macho Man” on Sunday, Dec. 29

“With the curtain falling on the memorable 2013 racing season, HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present a special half-hour show chronicling one of the sport’s enduring stars, Mucho Macho Man, this Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET. “HRTV Presents: Mucho Macho Man” will detail the storybook career of the 2013 Breeders’ […]

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KATHLEEN ROSE TAKES SANTA ANITA’S FEATURED $58,000 JUPITER PURSE ALLOWANCE, BEJARANO & MACHOWSKY TEAM FOR VICTORY AT MILE ON TURF

OPENING DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER GENERATES TOTAL POOL OF $1,048,093; THERE WERE 143 WINNING TICKETS, EACH WORTH $4,306.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2013)–Heavily favored Kathleen Rose, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, tracked pacesetter Mangita until the top of the stretch and went on to a hard fought half length victory in Friday’s featured $58,000 Jupiter Purse, […]

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HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA SET FOR 2014 RETURN

Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: “This is Santa Anita” Arcadia, CA, Dec. 26, 2013 — For the third consecutive year, Santa Anita Park and HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, are proud to combine on a non-fiction film festival competition, entitled: “This is Santa Anita.” The festival is open […]

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MUCHO MACHO MAN WINS 2013 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

Coast-to-Coast Celebration Planned for Jan. 11 at Gulfstream and Santa Anita LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2013) – Mucho Macho Man, the tenacious 5-year-old winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been selected to receive the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award. The award recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED GERVINHO CARRIED WIDE AND PROVES BEST IN GRADE II, $200,000 SIR BEAUFORT STAKES, BEJARANO, GAINES TEAM FOR HEAD VICTORY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)–Although he nearly clipped heels and was carried eight-deep turning for home, California-bred Gervinho kept to his task and proved best in Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes, winning by a head over longshot Procurement while getting one mile on turf in 1:33.47. Well back early in a field of […]

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ROYAL BANKER, CRAFTSMAN & ENTERPRISING AMONG CONTENTIOUS $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES FIELD FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

SANTA ANITA ONCE AGAIN HONORS THE MEMORY OF LOGAN, ‘FOOTMAN’ EXTRAORDINAIRE;$100,000 DAYTONA STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ALSO ON DOCKET ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2013)–Santa Anita Park will once again honor the memory of its iconic Shoeshine Attendant, Eddie Logan, with the $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on […]

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BAFFERT’S FLASHBACK, EASTERN SPEEDSTER BAKKEN HEAD GRADE I MALIBU ON OPENING DAY; GRADE I LA BREA & GRADE II SIR BEAUFORT LEND STRENGTH TO OUTSTANDING NINE-RACE CARD, FIRST POST AT 12 NOON

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2013)–Santa Anita’s traditional opening day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, attracted a field of 12 and will be headed by the Bob Baffert-trained Flashback, who was the beaten favorite in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby in April and was considered one of the […]

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REVAMPED $10,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ SET FOR DEC. 26 LAUNCH, POPULAR ON-LINE CONTEST FEATURES $5,000 TOP PRIZE, IS FREE OF CHARGE AND REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2013)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” is back and better than ever, with a total of $10,000 in prize money highlighted by a $5,000 top prize to be awarded to the longest “show streak” achieved throughout the course of Santa Anita’s Winter and Spring Meetings, which will open Dec. 26 and […]

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WHAT’S GOING ON AT SANTA ANITA PARK OPENING WEEK

WHAT: Opening Week of Santa Anita’s 2013-2014 Winter Meeting WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 WHERE: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 Opening Day: Santa Anita’s 77th winter/spring meet opens on Thursday, with special early first post time at 12 noon, admission gates open at 10 a.m. Two Grade I, $300,000 […]

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