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IRISH-BRED MIRAGE TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK UNDER PRAT; CALLAGHAN TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.87

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2016)–Unhurried early, Irish-bred Mirage saved ground throughout and rallied determinedly under Flavien Prat to take Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a neck. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she covered a flat mile on turf in 1:35.87. Breaking from the nine post in a field of ten 3-year-old fillies, Mirage, […]

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Michael Lund Petersen's Mor Spirit and jockey Gary Stevens, right, outrun Toews On Ice (Martin Garcia), left, to win the Grade I, $350,000 Los Alamitos Futurity, Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress CA.
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BAFFERT’S MOR SPIRIT HEADS FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; PENNSYLVANIA-BRED MAKES 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT OFF IMPRESSIVE GRADE I WIN IN DECEMBER

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2016)–Bob Baffert, who has trained the winners of four Kentucky Derbies and a record seven Santa Anita Derbies, will hope to unleash yet another Derby ‘A’-Lister on Saturday at Santa Anita, as his Mor Spirit heads a field of seven in the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes […]

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Fox Hill Farms' Songbird and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, Satuday, September 26, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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UNDEFEATED ECLIPSE CHAMPION FILLY SONGBIRD TOWERS OVER RIVALS AS SHE MAKES HER 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN SATURDAY’S $300,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT FLAT MILE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2016)–Fox Hill Farms’ undefeated Eclipse Award winning Songbird towers over six rivals as she makes her 3-year-old debut Saturday in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at a flat mile. Idle since taking the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies by 5 ¾ lengths on Oct. 31 at […]

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#13 CADET RONI (Rafael Bejarano)
$75,000 Wishing Well Stakes
Owner: Al & Sandee Kirkwood
Trainer: Mark Glatt
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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FAVORED CADET RONI SPLASHES WAY TO 6 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN $75,000 WISHING WELL STAKES; BEJARANO & GLATT TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:15.52

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2016)–Originally scheduled for 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, Sunday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes was contested at the same distance over a main track listed as sloppy with favored Cadet Roni posting a dominating 6 ¾ length win. Trained by Mark Glatt and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, […]

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#7 WHAT A VIEW (Kent Desormeaux)
$250,000 California Cup Turf Classic
Owner: Berumen, Riggio or The Elwood Johnston Trust, et al.
Trainer: Kenneth Black
Satuday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA
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WHAT A VIEW IS IMPRESSIVE 3 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY BLACK, 5-YEAR-OLD VRONSKY GELDING GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:47.39

  27TH RUNNING OF DEFINING RACE FOR CAL-BREDS PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–With the red and white colors of California’s legendary Old English Rancho flying proudly, What a View assumed command turning for home and took Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, presented by City National Bank, by an […]

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#7 VELVET MESQUITE (Kent Desormeaux)
$150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint
Owner: Harris Farms, Inc.
Trainer Blake Heap
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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COURSE SPECIALIST VELVET MESQUITE RALLIES TO TAKE $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; HARRIS FARMS HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY HEAP, GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.14

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–Harris Farms’ homebred Velvet Mesquite rallied four-wide at the top of the stretch to take Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint by 1 ¾ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Blake Heap, the 6-year-old mare by In Excess outran 10 other older fillies and mares and got […]

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#6 SUNDAY RULES (Edwin Maldonado)
$150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint
Owner: Nick Alexander
Trainer: PHilip D'Amato
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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GIRLS RULE!! SUNDAY RULES PULLS OFF MINOR UPSET TO TAKE $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER MALDONADO; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08.42

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–Sunday Rules, scratched out of last Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes, took on the boys for the first time in her nine-race career and responded with a rollicking 2 ¼ length win in the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint today at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato, […]

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#2 SMOKEY IMAGE (Victor Espinoza)
$250,000 California Cup Derby
Owner: Irvin Racing Stable
Trainer: Carla Gaines
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA
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HEAVILY FAVORED SMOKEY IMAGE CRUISES TO 8 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY; ESPINOZA & GAINES TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:43.49

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–Unbeaten Smokey Image, in his first try around two turns, annihilated six California-bred rivals en route to a 8 ½ length win in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita. Ridden for the first time by Victor Espinoza and trained for the first time Carla Gaines, the California-bred colt […]

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#7 PACIFIC HEAT (Flavien Prat)
$200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks
Owner: Alesia, Burns, Ciaglia Racing or Legan
Trainer: Peter Eurton
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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HEAVILY FAVORED PACIFIC HEAT TAKES $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA OAKS BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS; PRAT & EURTON TEAM TO WIN AT ONE MILE TURF 1:35.75

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–In her first-ever try on turf, heavily favored Pacific Heat responded with a resounding 5 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Peter Eurton, the California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat got one mile in 1:35.75. Attentive to the […]

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TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA OF $176,972; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $1 MILLION

              ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2016)–There is a two-day Pick Six carryover into Saturday, Sunshine Millions Day, at Santa Anita of $176,972, and Saturday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $1 million. With a carryover from Thursday of $32,552, there was $270,330 in “new money” wagered on Friday, creating a total Pick Six pool […]

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Harris Farms' Velvet Mesquite and jockey Mike Smith, right, win the $100,000 California Distaff Handicap Saturday October 11, 2014 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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VELVET MESQUITE, SHEER PLEASURE, CHATI’S ON TOP, MY FIONA, QIAONA & SINGING KITTY ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT SATURDAY AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  WITH 14 OLDER FILLIES & MARES ENTERED, 12 TO FACE STARTER IN TOUGHEST RACE ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS DAY CARD   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2016)–In what looms as the most competitive race on an action-packed Sunshine Millions Day program Saturday at Santa Anita, the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, to be […]

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#3 ROO'S VALENTINE (Martin Pedroza)
$100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes
Owner: Kretz Racing, LLC
Trainer: Kristin Mulhall
December 5, 2015
Los Alamitos Race Course
Cypress CA.
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ROO’S VALENTINE, PACIFIC HEAT, PATRIOTIC DIAMOND & JUST GOOGLE ME ALL PROMINENT IN $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS FOR THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES GOING ONE MILE ON TURF

  Presented by Xpressbet, the Cal Cup Oaks is one of five statebred stakes on annual Sunshine Millions California Cup Day at Santa Anita   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2016) – With the only turf attempt under her belt, Roo’s Valentine heads a field of eight in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies […]

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Matson Racing's San Onofre and jockey Alex Solis win the Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes, Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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GRADED STAKES WINNING SAN ONOFRE TAKES ON TOP MARE SUNDAY RULES IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

  SIX FURLONG SPRINT ONE OF FIVE STATEBRED STAKES ON SANTA ANITA’S ANNUAL SUNSHINE MILLIONS DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2016)–Trainer Karen Headley’s graded stakes winning San Onofre will square off with top distaffer Sunday Rules as they headline Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. The Sprint, to be run […]

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COASTLINE TAGS FAVORED ROCKET HEAT LATE TO WIN $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; BAZE & D’AMATO TEAM FOR HILLSIDE WIN IN 1:12.68

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2016)–With the aptly named Rocket Heat blasting through fractions of 20.98, 42.82 and 1:06.25, Coastline, with Tyler Baze up, came flying up the rail to take command inside the sixteenth pole and win Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Coastline covered 6 ½ […]

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 49TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 11, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION

  GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL BE SPONSORED BY J. PAUL REDDAM’S CASHCALL & SANTA ANITA PARK   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2016)–The 49th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 11 at La Salle High School […]

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HUGE LONGSHOT LOST BUS FINDS WAY IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES; TRAINED BY SHERLOCK, CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY WINS BY A HEAD UNDER PEREZ IN 1:21.78

  ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED THROUGH KENTUCKY HUB PAYS $1,132,476.80; SANTA ANITA HAS SUPER HIGH FIVE CARRYOVER OF $24,917 INTO SUNDAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016)–Longshot Lost Bus proved ultra game in winning Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Fernando Perez. Trained by Gary […]

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Tarabilla Farms' Home Run Kitten and jockey Joseph Talamo, outside, overpower Ambitious Brew (Mike Smith), inside, to win the Grade III. $100,000 Eddie D Stakes, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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COMEBACKING HOME RUN KITTEN; COASTLINE, ROCKET HEAT & BENCH WARRANT ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AS FIELD OF 10 OLDER HORSES TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2016)–Graded stakes winning Home Run Kitten, idle since this past May, recent graded stakes placed finishers Coastline and Rocket Heat, as well as stakes winning Bench Warrant, all figure prominently in a wide open field of 10 older horses at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Sunday […]

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Ben's Duchess and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes, Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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BEN’S DUCHESS TRIES TO REBOUND IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES; SADLER CHARGE PROMINENT IN FIELD OF NINE FILLIES & MARES GOING SEVEN FURLONGS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2016)–Doubledown Stables’ consistent Ben’s Duchess heads a field of nine older fillies and mares going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by John Sadler, Ben’s Duchess, who was an impressive 3 ¼ length winner of the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong L.A. […]

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IRISH-BRED HAVANNA BELLE KICKS CLEAR TO WIN $75,000 ASTRA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; D’AMATO FILLY GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:27.03

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016)–Forwardly placed throughout under Brice Blanc, Havanna Belle blew by favored Gaga A a sixteenth of a mile from home and marched to a 2 ¼ length victory in Santa Anita’s $75,000 Astra Stakes on Sunday. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old Irish-bred filly got the marathon distance of a […]

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WITH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH LEADING THE WAY, SANTA ANITA-BASED CONNECTIONS GARNER NINE ECLIPSE AWARD TROPHIES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016)–With Zayat Stables’ Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah a unanimous selection as Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old male, Santa Anita-based connections fairly dominated last night’s Eclipse Awards ceremonies at Gulfstream Park as no less than nine Eclipse Award trophies went to people and horses who were headquartered at […]

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APTLY NAMED LONGSHOT SWIFT LADY SCOOTS TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; GARCIA & BAFFERT TEAM FOR VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.70

  TWO WINNING PICK SIX TICKETS EACH PAY $100,245.60   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2016)–Lightly raced longshot Swift Lady faced winners and tried turf for the first time in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita and emerged with a convincing    2 ½ length win under Martin Garcia, as she covered 6 ½ furlongs down […]

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Brackpool, Ossip and Ritvo's Gender Agenda and jockey Rafael Bejarano, right, split horses to win the Grade III $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.  
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STORMY LUCY, GENDER AGENDA, GLORY ALL PROMINENT IN MONDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

                                                                                                                                           ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2016)–Separated by just a neck when last they met, Stormy Lucy, Gender Agenda and Glory all rate big chances as they head a field of 12 older fillies and mares set to contest Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf this Monday. An upset winner […]

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Hay Dude Nite

FRONT RUNNING HAY DUDE TAKES $65,000 LEROIDESANIMAUX PURSE BY 5 ½ LENGTHS UNDER APPRENTICE DAVID LOPEZ; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.66

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $45,040 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2016)–With the temporary inner rail set at 30 feet, apprentice David Lopez shot to the early lead aboard English-bred Hay Dude and never looked back en route to a convincing 5 ½ length score in Thursday’s […]

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Arcadia Walk of Champions Announces Inductees, Celebration Date

  ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA – The Arcadia Historical Society’s Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions will celebrate the induction of honorees for 2015 and 2016 at a gala on Tuesday evening, May 24.   The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic core of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, […]

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Birdatthewire and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I. $300,000 La Brea Stakes, Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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PROCTOR’S BIRDATTHEWIRE HEADS GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIELD OF SEVEN OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES

  ALTHOUGH RIDDEN TO VICTORY BY SMITH IN GRADE I LA BREA, ‘BIRD’ TO BE HANDLED FOR FIRST TIME BY VAN DYKE ON SATURDAY                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2016)–Formerly trained by Dale Romans, Birdatthewire, fresh off an upset win going seven furlongs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, heads […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME NITE

LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF BENCH TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; SHERMAN & ESPINOZA TEAM FOR ANOTHER VICTORY WITH 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR AS HE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.39

  CHESTNUT HORSE BY LUCKY PULPIT SURPASSES TIZNOW AS ALL-TIME LEADING CAL-BRED MONEY WINNER AS HIS CAREER EARNINGS EXCEED $6.4 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Idle since March 28 in Dubai, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome came back running on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he forged to a 1 ¼ length […]

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COLLECTED NITE

HEAVILY FAVORED COLLECTED GETS MONEY IN GRADE III, $100,000 SHAM STAKES; BAFFERT TRAINEE, RIDDEN BY GARCIA, WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AND GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:38.00

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Breaking from the far outside going a flat mile in a field of eight 3-year-olds, heavily favored Collected pressed the early pace and took command leaving the furlong pole en route to a length and a quarter win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes. Trained by Bob Baffert […]

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $56,040 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA AS 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADLINES NINE-RACE CARD

  SATURDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2016)–With 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome headlining a nine-race program, there is also a Pick Six carryover of $56,040 into Saturday at Santa Anita. The total Pick Six pool, which will begin with Saturday’s fourth race, should approach $500,000 […]

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BAFFERT’S CAT BURGLAR SPRINGS SURPRISE & WINS $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK; WITH BEJARANO UP, HE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.54 AS STABLEMATE MIDNIGHT HAWK IS WELL BEATEN AT 4-5

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2016)–The “Other Baffert” in a compact field of five older horses, the Bob Baffert-trained Cat Burglar wheeled three-wide turning for home en route to a neck victory in Friday’s $65,000 allowance feature. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Cat Burglar blew by favored stablemate Midnight Hawk at the top of the lane […]

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FAVORED DESERT THIEF TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO; SPAWR TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.64

  DESPITE TAKING OVER FIVE INCHES OF RAIN EARLIER IN THE WEEK, TRACK UPGRADED TO ‘FAST’; THURSDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL HITS $2.5 MILLION, 71 WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $22,015   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2016)–Reclaimed three starts back on Aug. 23 for $32,000, Desert Thief rallied from mid-pack under Joe Talamo to take Thursday’s […]

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TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $378,187 FUELS INFLUX OF $2,182,079 IN ‘NEW MONEY’ AS SANTA ANITA’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL ON THURSDAY REACHES $2,560,266

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2016)–Pick Six players reveled in knowledge they were participating in a gigantic Pick Six pool of more than $2.5 million dollars on Thursday at Santa Anita, as a two-day carryover of $387,187 from Sunday fueled the investment of more than $2.1 million in “new money,” thus contributing to a total […]

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IDLE SINCE MARCH 28, LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR PRONOUNCED ‘READY’ BY SHERMAN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2016)–Idle since collecting a tidy $2 million in running second in the Dubai World Cup March 28, trainer Art Sherman’s superstar California Chrome heads a field of eight older horses going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita. With regular rider Victor Espinoza […]

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SANTA ANITA-BASED AMERICAN PHAROAH, BEHOLDER, NYQUIST & SONGBIRD ALL HEAVILY FAVORED TO WIN ECLIPSE HARDWARE JAN. 16; TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONS ESPINOZA, BAFFERT & ZAYAT ALSO RATE BIG CHANCES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2016)–Led by the Triple Crown Championship team of American Pharoah, Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and (owner/breeder) Zayat Stables, Santa Anita-based connections are positioned to have a big night on Jan. 16, when the 45th annual Eclipse Awards gala will be held at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, […]

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XPRESSBET IS THE ONLINE HOME OF THE ECLIPSE AWARDS

  Watch as the Industry’s Best are Recognized on Saturday, January 16   January 6, 2016 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wager provider, Xpressbet, its parent company, The Stronach Group, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) are excited to announce this year’s Eclipse Awards will be broadcast online at Xpressbet.com and via the Racetrack […]

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MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA OF $378,187; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL THURSDAY SHOULD EXCEED $1.5 MILLION

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–There is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $378,187 into Thursday at Santa Anita, and according to track officials, it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $1.5 million. With a carryover of $80,409 fanning the pari-mutuel flames on Sunday, $557,396 in “new money” was bet into the […]

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PRIZE EXHIBIT NITE

PRIZE EXHIBIT GAME LATE & WINS GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY A NOSE UNDER GONZALEZ; CASSIDY TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.96

  TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $378,187 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $1.5 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–In her first-ever try down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course, English-bred Prize Exhibit proved gamest late, as she prevailed by a nose over Shrinking Violet to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia […]

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FRENCH-BRED FLAMBOYANT RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES BY A NECK UNDER BLANC; GALLAGHER TRAINEE OVERHAULS FAVORED OBVIOUSLY LATE AND GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.64

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,409 INTO SUNDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000; LEGENDARY BROADCASTER BRENT MUSBURGER ON HAND TO PRESENT TROPHY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2015)–Timed to perfection by French native Brice Blanc, French-bred Flamboyant saved ground throughout and overhauled favored Obviously late to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel […]

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Matson Racing's San Onofre and jockey Alex Solis win the Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes, Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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CALIFORNIA-BRED SAN ONOFRE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER SOLIS; HEADLEY HOMEBRED STALKS PACE AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:14.82

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2016)–California-bred San Onofre sat second early to speedy Distinctiv Passion and responded to aggressive handling from Alex Solis to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes by a half length while covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.82. Breaking from the inside in a field of six older sprinters, the […]

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FOREVER DARLING NITE

FOREVER DARLING SCORES UPSET WIN GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES; BALTAS & BEJARANO COMBINE FOR HALF LENGTH VICTORY IN 1:16.25

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2016)–Forever Darling attended the pace set by favored Pretty N Cool, took command a sixteenth of a mile out and held off the late run of Code Warrior to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Forever […]

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2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR CALIFORNIA CHROME DRILLS SIX FURLONGS UNDER ESPINOZA IN 1:10.04; SHERMAN TRAINEE DECLARED ‘READY’ FOR GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES AT SANTA ANITA JAN. 9

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2016)–In his final work in preparation for Santa Anita’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Pasqual Stakes Jan. 9, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, who was fitted with blinkers, worked a snappy six furlongs in 1:10.04 under Victor Espinoza prior to today’s first race at The Great Race […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME TO WORK SIX FURLONGS AT 11:45 A.M., PST, SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR READIES FOR GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES ON JAN. 9

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2016)–California Chrome, 2014’s Horse of the Year, will come onto Santa Anita’s main track to work six furlongs prior to Saturday’s first race at 11:45 a.m., track officials announced Friday. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Hollywood Derby, […]

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National Racing Club Sweepstakes Rainbow 6 Jackpot

National Racing Club Sweepstakes Rainbow 6 Jackpot Starts Race 9, Monday Jan. 4th 2016 The National Racing Club Sweepstakes combines the rooting interest of National Racing Clubs with the exciting, fan friendly Rainbow 6 Jackpot wager guaranteed at $100,000! Highly competitive, action packed racing guaranteed. Starting on Monday Jan 4th and running for 6 weeks, […]

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HORSE OF THE YEAR CALIFORNIA CHROME TO WORK PRIOR TO SATURDAY’S FIRST RACE AT SANTA ANITA; SHERMAN TRAINEE TO DRILL SIX FURLONGS IN PREPARATION FOR GRADE II, 1 1/16 MILES SAN PASQUAL STAKES JAN. 9

  WITH ESPINOZA UP, ‘CHROME’ SET FOR FINAL WORK IN ADVANCE OF SHOWDOWN WITH DORTMUND   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2015)–Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome will work six furlongs prior to Saturday’s first race at Santa Anita, as he prepares for a much anticipated showdown with 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner, Dortmund. Trained […]

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#1 SHRINKING VIOLET (Kent Desormeaux)
$80,000 Daisycutter Handicap
Owner: Wesley A. Ward
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward
Friday, August 7, 2015
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA
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SHRINKING VIOLET, BARUTA, AGELESS & SINGING KITTY ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES; A DOZEN OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO CLASH GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

                                                                                                                        ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2015)–Owner/trainer Wesley Ward’s Shrinking Violet returns to Southern California to defend her title against 11 other older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A well beaten ninth as the even money favorite in the 6 ½ […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED SUNDAY RULES STORMS TO 4 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED, RIDDEN BY SMITH & TRAINED BY D’AMATO, GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:14.77

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2015)–Favored Sunday Rules made short work of seven rivals in storming to a 4 ¼ length win in Wednesday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned and bred by Nick Alexander, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Tribal Rule got 6 ½ furlongs under Mike Smith in 1:14.77. Blessed with […]

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HOME TO AMERICA’S BIGGEST WINTERTIME BETTING POOLS, SANTA ANITA OFFERS AGGRESSIVE LATE PICK FOUR & PICK SIX GUARANTEES

  $500,000 OFFERED IN WEEKEND LATE PICK FOUR, $300,000 IN WEEKDAY ‘LATE FOUR;’ TRACK GUARANTEES $150,000 IN PICK SIX POOL EACH WEEKEND   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2015)–Home to America’s largest wintertime betting pools, Santa Anita Park is offering aggressive Late Pick Four and Pick Six guarantees throughout its current 63-day meeting, which began this […]

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Distinctiv Passion and jockey Edwin Maldonado, right, outleg San Onofre (Mike Smith, left, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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ABUNDANCE OF SPEED SIGNED ON AS GRADE III, $100,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES ATTRACTS SPEEDY DISTINCTIV PASSION, SAN ONOFRE & FIVE OTHER OLDER SPRINTERS AT 6 ½ FURLONGS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2015)–Arguably the quickest horse on the grounds, trainer Jeff Bonde’s Distinctiv Passion figures to be tested early as he defends his title in the Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs this Saturday at Santa Anita. Idle since running a well-beaten fifth in the […]

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Brackpool, Ossip and Ritvo's Gender Agenda and jockey Rafael Bejarano, left, overtakes Glory (Mike Smith), right,  to win the Grade III $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.

LONGSHOT GENDER AGENDA STALKS PACE AND WINS GRADE III, $100,000 ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES BY A NECK; BEJARANO, GAINES TEAM FOR VICTORY AS ENGLISH-BRED GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:50.29

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,136 INTO WEDNESDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2015)–English-bred Gender Agenda sat close to the pace and saved ground throughout en route to winning Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, she broke from post positon […]

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#3 BELVOIR BAY (Flavien Prat)
$75,000 Blue Norther Stakes
Owner: Team Valor International & Gary Barber
Trainer: Peter Miller
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Santa Anita Park, Arcaida CA.
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BACK IN THE SADDLE

BACK IN THE SADDLE–Jockey Flavien Prat gets his first win since being seriously injured Sept. 17, as he guided Belvoir Bay to an emphatic 7 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita. A French native, Prat, 23, returned to riding on Saturday following multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung.

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Birdatthewire and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I. $300,000 La Brea Stakes, Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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LONGSHOT BIRDATTHEWIRE RALLIES FROM LAST TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH AT ODDS OF 10-1; ROMANS & SMITH TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN 1:22.31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–Breaking last from the rail in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, the Dale Romans-trained Birdatthewire flew late under Mike Smith to take Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes by a half length, as she covered seven furlongs in 1:22.31. Fourth in the Grade II Falls City Handicap at […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED RUNHAPPY CRUISES TO 3 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU STAKES; OWNED BY ‘MATTRESS MAC’ McINGVALE, SON OF SUPER SAVER NOTCHES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY

  OPENING DAY CROWD OF 44,873, LARGEST SINCE 1994, WITNESSES SPECTACULAR DAY OF RACING                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–Heavily favored on the heels of his Breeders’ Cup Sprint win on Oct. 31, Runhappy, with Gary Stevens aboard for the first time, cruised to a 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 […]

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WITH STEVENS AT THE CONTROLS, FAVORED OM TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 MATHIS BROTHERS MILE (TURF) BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS; HENDRICKS TRAINEE GETS DISTANCE IN 1:35.57

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–Favored Om got a perfect tracking trip under Gary Stevens and registered a confident, 1 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf), as he negotiated a flat mile in 1:35.57. With Acceptance, ridden by Alonso Quinonez showing the way into the Club House turn, the […]

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Toowindytohaulrox and jockey Tiago Pereira, outside, overpower Rocket Heat (Edwin Maldonado), inside, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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LONGSHOT TOOWINDYTOHAULROX RALLIES FROM FAR OFF PACE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES BY A NECK UNDER PEREIRA; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.26

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–With speedy Rocket Heat showing the way through uncontested fractions of 21.99, 44.18 and 1:07.74, it appeared he was headed to a front-running victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, but Toowindytohaulrox collared him 40 yards from the finish and was up to win by a neck under Tiago […]

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#SAMAKESMEHAPPY CONTEST WINNERS TREATED TO MORNING FULL OF SURPRISES & BACKSTAGE PASS TO MEET BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMPION RUNHAPPY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2015)–Local fans and social media contest winners were treated to a morning full of their favorite jockeys, breakfast at famed Clockers’ Corner and some one on one time with Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Runhappy this past Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Santa Anita created the hashtag #SAMakesMeHappy and asked fans […]

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SANTA ANITA OPENING DAY FANS TO BE TREATED TO POPULAR WALL CALENDAR ON DEC. 26 & MATHIS BROTHERS FURNITURE TO OFFER THE FIRST 20,000 FANS A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE PLUS HOLIDAY TOYS TO 5,000 KIDS 17 & UNDER

  ‘PASSION FOR FASHION’ CONTEST TO OFFER WINNER $2,500 MATHIS BROTHERS GIFT CERTIFICATE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2015)–Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Opening Day, Saturday, Dec. 26, will offer fans much more than just world class Thoroughbred action in American racing’s most beautiful winter setting. In addition to four graded stakes, all on-track fans will […]

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Ben's Duchess and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes, Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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LOCALS BEN’S DUCHESS & RATTATAPTAP FACE SHARP EASTERN SHIPPERS BIRDATTHEWIRE, CAVORTING & HOT CITY GIRL AS FIELD OF 10 FILLIES CONTEST WIDE-OPEN GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES OPENING DAY, DEC. 26

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2015)–Saturday’s Opening Day Grade I La Brea Stakes, which has attracted a field of ten 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, looms a wide open affair as it’s comprised of five locally-based runners and as many well-accomplished Eastern shippers. First run at Santa Anita in 1974, this year’s lineup includes no […]

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No Silent and jockey Gary Stevens win the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D Stakes, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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NO SILENT HEADS FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF SATURDAY

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2015)–Gary Mandella’s No Silent heads a packed field of 14 runners in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real hillside turf course. No Silent comes into Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Opening Day off a sixth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT WINNER RUNHAPPY HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN IN SANTA ANITA’S OPENING DAY, GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS THIS SATURDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2015)–Fresh off victory in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint, owner James (Mattress Mac) McIngvale’s Runhappy heads a field of seven in Santa Anita’s Opening Day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs. Although the Sprint was Runhappy’s third consecutive graded stakes victory and fifth […]

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER WHOPPING $1 MILLION GUARANTEED POOL IN OPENING DAY LATE PICK FOUR DEC. 26; AGGRESSIVE GUARANTEES IN LATE PICK FOUR & PICK SIX TO FOLLOW AS GREAT RACE PLACE LEADS NATION WITH LARGEST WINTER/SPRING POOLS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will offer a whopping $1 million guaranteed pool in its Late Pick Four on Opening Day, Saturday, Dec. 26, and will follow with other lucrative guarantees throughout its upcoming Winter and Spring Meets. In addition to the $1 million guarantee on Opening Day, the track has announced […]

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$5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNS DEC. 26; POPULAR FREE ONLINE CONTEST FEATURES $2,500 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will again be available to fans everywhere on the track’s opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26. Showvivor will offer participating fans $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter […]

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‘A-LIST’ JOCKEY COLONY SET FOR 79TH SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET OPENER ON SATURDAY, DEC. 26 AS GREAT RACE PLACE TO CARD FOUR GRADED STAKES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2015)–America’s top jockeys, including recent Triple Crown champion Victor Espinoza and all-time Breeders’ Cup leader Mike Smith will again be center stage when Santa Anita Park opens for its 79th Winter Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 26. The Great Race Place will open with a bang, as it will present four […]

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THOROUGHBRED CLASSIC HORSE SHOW SERIES RETURNS ONCE AGAIN TO BURBANK, CA SATURDAY DEC. 12th HELPING TO SUPPORT RETIRED RACEHORSES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2015) – The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series returns once again to southern California on Saturday, Dec. 12th and runs through the 13th at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The series was created to showcase the versatility and athleticism of off-the-track Thoroughbreds and to highlight their successful transition […]

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AMERICAN PHAROAH WINS 2015 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

  Presentation Planned for Jan. 9 at Santa Anita   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2015) – Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, who was the first ever winner of Thoroughbred racing’s “Grand Slam” with his win at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been selected to receive the 2015 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” […]

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PRESTIGIOUS SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET STAKES SCHEDULE LED BY GRADE I MALIBU AND GRADE I LA BREA ON DEC. 26 AS GREAT RACE PLACE PRESENTS EIGHT GRADE I EVENTS INCLUDING $1 MILLION BIG ‘CAP & SANTA ANITA DERBY

  PURSE FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA STAKES BOOSTED TO $500,000; MEET TO RUN THROUGH APRIL 10 & BE FOLLOWED BY SPRING MEET OPENER ON MAY 5  2015/2016 Stakes Schedule – Click here. ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2015)–With a pair of prestigious Grade I stakes, the Malibu and La Brea, leading the way on opening […]

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TREASURED LONGTIME SANTA ANITA GIFT SHOP EMPLOYEE BOBBI KELLOG PASSES AT AGE 88; ARCADIA RESIDENT WORKED AT GREAT RACE PLACE FOR OVER 30 YEARS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2015)–Bobbi Kellogg, a treasured longtime employee in Santa Anita’s “Champions! Gifts and Apparel,” passed away Nov. 1, just 18 days shy of her 89th birthday. Employed at The Great Race Place for more than 30 years, Kellogg endeared herself to thousands of racing fans over the years with her kindness, […]

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CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH LEADS WAY IN BREEDERS’ CUP XXXII AS THREE SANTA ANITA-BASED HORSES WIN ON BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC DAY; BAFFERT TRAINEE WINS FIRST-EVER ‘GRAND SLAM’ WITH TRIUMPH IN $5 MILLION CLASSIC

  UNDEFEATED JUVENILES SONGBIRD & NYQUIST COMPRISE REMAINDER OF SANTA ANITA HAT TRICK   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015)–With a devastating 6 ½ length win in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic this past Saturday at Keeneland, Santa Anita-based American Pharoah, who was ridden by Victor Espinoza, led a powerful local contingent that brought home […]

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WALLACE DOLLASE, TRAINER OF ECLIPSE AWARD CHAMPIONS ITSALLGREEKTOME & JEWEL PRINCESS, DIES FOLLOWING LENGTHY ILLNESS AT AGE 78 SURROUNDED BY FAMILY

  SERVICES TO BE HELD IN LOUISVILLE THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 8   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015)–Surrounded by family, retired trainer Wallace (Wally) Dollase passed away Friday night following a lengthy illness in Louisville, Kentucky at age 78. The trainer of Eclipse Award Champions Itsallgreektome (Eclipse Male Turf Horse 1990) and Jewel Princess (Eclipse Older […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP HANDICAPPING HEADQUARTERS OPEN AT XPRESSBET

  Special Offers include $250 Deposit Match, Free DRF PP’s, Win Bet Money Back Guarantee   October 26, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce the return of its Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Headquarters. Breeders’ Cup fans and horseplayers can visit Xpressbet.com during the lead up to the World Championships […]

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BEHOLDER ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

  O’Neill, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2015)–Superstar mare Beholder, who won the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26 for a third time, was named Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet Media Poll. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning mare trained by Richard Mandella for […]

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BRAZILIAN-BRED BARUTA TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS WITH BEJARANO; MANDELLA MARE COVERS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.96

  AWAY IN KENTUCKY, MANDELLA SENDS OUT THREE IN AUTUMN MEET CLOSING DAY FEATURE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2015)–Brazilian-bred Baruta got a perfect trip going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course and went on to solid 1 ¾ length win in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes under Rafael […]

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FAVORED OM SENSATIONAL IN WINNING GRADE II, $200,000 TWILIGHT DERBY BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; STEVENS & HENDRICKS TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILES TURF WIN IN 1:45.90

  SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER DORTMUND, IDLE SINCE PREAKNESS, AIRS IN $70,000 BIG BEAR STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2015)–In a sensational performance, favored Om set fast fractions and opened up on his competition turning for home to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths. Ridden by […]

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UNDEFEATED NYQUIST DRILLS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.09 WITH GUTIERREZ UP; ‘I SAW WHAT I WANTED’ IS O’NEILL’S ASSESSMENT OF FINAL WORK IN PREPARATION FOR $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE OCT. 31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2015)–Reddam Racing’s undefeated Nyquist, in his final drill in preparation for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Oct. 31, worked a handy five furlongs early Friday afternoon in 1:02.09, prompting trainer Doug O’Neill to opine “I saw what I wanted, I really did.” With regular rider Mario Gutierrez up, Nyquist, […]

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SOUTHERN FREEDOM & PROCUREMENT DEAD HEAT FOR WIN IN $59,000 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS BROADCASTERS PURSE, RIDDEN BY GARCIA & SMITH, THEY GET 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.10

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2015)–Thursday’s $59,000 Southern California Sports Broadcasters Purse, run at a mile and a quarter on turf, developed into a game of inches, literally, as Southern Freedom and Procurement dead-heated at the wire, stopping the clock in 1:59.10 while Flamboyant had to settle for third money, just a nose back of […]

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‘JACK DISNEY MEMORIAL TURF’ AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ATTRACTS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 12 VETS; RACE TO HONOR LONGTIME LOCAL SCRIBE & RACING PUBLICIST WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 29 AT AGE 80

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will honor the memory of longtime local sports writer and publicity staffer Jack Disney on Saturday, with the $53,000 Jack Disney Memorial Turf, which has attracted a competitive field of 12 allowance runners who will compete at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course. Disney, […]

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FRONT RUNNING OM BIDS FOR SECOND GRADED STAKES WIN IN A ROW IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 TWILIGHT DERBY; HENDRICKS TRAINEE HEADS FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015)–An impressive gate to wire winner last time out, Om heads a field of 10 sophomores Saturday at Santa Anita as he seeks his second consecutive graded stakes win in the Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at a mile and one eighth on turf. Trained by Dan Hendricks, the Kentucky-bred […]

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SANTA ANITA BASED AMERICAN PHAROAH DRILLS RAPID SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.80; TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP HAS SIXTH WORK IN PREPARATION FOR THE $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2015)–In his most serious drill to date, Santa Anita based Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:10.80 this morning for Bob Baffert as the clock continues to tick down to a possible epic showdown with superstar mare Beholder and others in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic […]

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TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $311,100 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $1 MILLION

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2015)–A parade of longshots on Sunday at Santa Anita resulted in a hefty two-day Pick Six carryover of $311,100–and the expectation that Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $1 million. Santa Anita will offer an eight-race program on Thursday, with the Pick Six covering races three through eight. […]

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BEHOLDER HAS FINAL DAY OF TRAINING AT SANTA ANITA, WILL SHIP TO LEXINGTON EARLY MONDAY AS SHE EYES BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC SHOWDOWN WITH AMERICAN PHAROAH

  MANDELLA TRAINEE WILL TRY TO BECOME FIRST-EVER WINNER OF THREE BREEDERS CUP RACES IN AS MANY DIFFERENT DIVISIONS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita-based superstar mare Beholder went to the main track for the final time this morning in advance of shipping early Monday to Lexington as she prepares for an epic showdown […]

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FAVORED TOEWS ON ICE IMPRESSIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES; AMERICAN PHAROAH TEAM OF ESPINOZA & BAFFERT COMBINE FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:09.74

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2015)–Ridden confidently by Victor Espinoza, favored Toews (pronounced TAZE) On Ice relinquished the lead going to the half mile pole and then motored to an impressive 4 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes for 2-year-olds. Trained by Bob Baffert, Toews On Ice, who is named for multiple Stanley […]

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NORTHERN INVADER BELLE HILL UPSETS GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES, WINNING BY A HALF LENGTH; ROSS & MAWING TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:35.10

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $59,060 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2015)–Northern invader Belle Hill, who had never run on turf before, shipped south to Santa Anita and took Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a half length under Leslie Mawing, […]

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FAVORED CHAULK O LATTEY TAKES $55,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK AS BEJARANO & BALTAS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:37.09

  TWO DAY CARRYOVER KEYS TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF OVER $1 MILLION, 57 WINNING TICKETS      EACH PAY $11,566.40               ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2015)–Favored Chaulk O Lattey went to the front and never relinquished the advantage as she scored by a neck under Rafael Bejarano in Friday’s $55,000 allowance feature run at one […]

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GUTIERREZ SAYS ‘I’LL HAVE ANOTHER!’ AS 2012 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNING JOCKEY WINS WITH ALL FIVE OF HIS MOUNTS FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2015)–Thrust into national prominence with victories in the 2012 Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with J. Paul Reddam’s I’ll Have Another, jockey Mario Gutierrez had a string of “Another’s” on Friday at Santa Anita, as the 29-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico won with all five of his […]

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SANTA ANITA TO CARD ‘JACK DISNEY MEMORIAL TURF’ AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF OCT. 24; RACE TO HONOR LONGTIME LOCAL SCRIBE & RACING PUBLICIST WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 29 AT AGE 80

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced it will honor the memory of longtime local sports writer and publicity staffer Jack Disney, with the $53,000 Jack Disney Memorial Turf, to be run Oct. 24 at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course. Disney, who passed away on June 29 at […]

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FAVORED WHAT A VIEW PRESSES PACE AND WINS $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS WITH DESORMEAUX UP; TRAINED BY BLACK, VRONSKY GELDING GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.64

  TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $195,894 INTO FRIDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $750,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2015)–Favored What a View, ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by former rider Kenny Black, pressed the pace from his outside post and went on to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in […]

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BLAMEITONTHELAW, TOEWS ON ICE & STREET VISION ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT SIX FURLONGS

BLAMEITONTHELAW, TOEWES ON ICE & STREET VISION ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT SIX FURLONGS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2015)–An impressive first-out maiden winner who exits a pair of Grade I stakes, trainer John Sadler’s Blameitonthelaw merits favoritism in Sunday’s $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes, which attracted a field of five juveniles […]

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SANTA ANITA-BASED BEHOLDER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.00; SUPERSTAR MARE TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY MONDAY IN PREPARATION FOR EPIC SHOWDOWN WITH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH IN $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31

  STEVENS GUIDES MARE THROUGH PRE-DAWN BREEZE OVER RECENTLY AMMENDED SURFACE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2015)–In her final local work in advance of what looms an epic showdown with Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a solid five furlongs this […]

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singingkitty

SINGING KITTY, DREAMOLOGIST, PAULINA’S LOVE & MAJESTIC HEAT ALL PROMINENT AMONG FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT FLAT MILE ON GRASS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2015)–Multiple stakes winner Singing Kitty, up and coming Dreamologist, stakes placed Paulina’s Love and battle tested Majestic Heat loom prominently among a field of 10 three year old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. Trained by […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS RAPID SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:23 FLAT, GALLOPS OUT MILE IN 1:35.40 IN PREPARATION FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, in his most serious drill since running second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, worked seven furlongs in 1:23 flat and galloped out a mile in a rapid 1:35.40 this morning at Santa Anita as he continues to prepare for what is shaping […]

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forestchatternite

COURSE SPECIALIST FOREST CHATTER ULTRA GAME LATE, WINS $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP BY HEAD AND REMAINS UNDEFEATED OVER 6 ½ FURLONG DOWNHILL TURF; SMITH, MANDELLA TEAM FOR VICTORY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2015)–Course specialist Forest Chatter notched his first stakes win and remained unbeaten over Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong downhill turf by taking Monday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap by a game head under Mike Smith. Trained by Richard Mandella and owned by Pam and Martin Wygod, Forrest Chatter stopped the clock in […]

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SURFSIDE TIARA GETS PERFECT TRIP & GOES ON TO HALF LENGTH WIN IN $70,000 ANOAKIA STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES; BEJARANO, HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG TALLY IN 1:10.84

  ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED THROUGH TVG PAYS $53,868   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2012)–With a three-horse speed duel setting up her late kick, Surfside Tiara, under Rafael Bejarano, found a seam three from the rail a furlong out and stormed to an impressive half length win in Sunday’s $70,000 Anoakia Stakes for […]

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STAYS IN VEGAS SURVIVES STEWARDS INQUIRY TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; SOLIS & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR MILE TURF VICTORY IN 1:35.23

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2015)–With many questions unanswered, Stays in Vegas, who was trying two turns and turf for the first time, rated kindly and rallied through the lane to take Saturday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Alex Solis. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 2-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by City Zip […]

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FAVORED DRESSED IN HERMES OVERCOMES OUTSIDE POST TO WIN $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH WITH STEVENS UP; TRAINER ARMSTRONG GETS FIRST CALIFORNIA STAKES WIN AS HAT TRICK GELDING GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.76

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2015)–Shuffled back going into the Club House turn, favored Dressed in Hermes overcame an outside post position and overhauled second choice I’malreadythere late to take Saturday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes by a half length under Gary Stevens. Owned and bred in Kentucky by Budget Stable, Dressed in Hermes, a 2-year-old […]

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Beat of The Drum

IRISH-BRED BEAT OF THE DRUM GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $55,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER DESORMEAUX BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS; POWELL TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:47.59

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2015)–With the inside temporary rail set at 30 feet, Irish-bred Beat of The Drum darted from her outside post to the lead and never looked back, as she took Friday’s $55,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 3 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Leonard Powell, Beat of The Drum, […]

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AMBITIOUS BREW, ROCK ME BABY & FOREST CHATTER HEAD MONDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2015)–Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred Ambitious Brew, an impressive minor stakes winner going one mile on dirt Sept. 12, West Point Thoroughbreds’ Rock Me Baby and Pam and Martin Wygod’s Forest Chatter head a field of seven California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up in Monday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap, to be run […]

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IN PRELUDE TO $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC, SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER & TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH EACH WORK FIVE FURLONGS FRIDAY MORNING AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2015)–With the clock winding down to what looms an epic showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31, superstar mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah each worked five furlongs on Friday morning at Santa Anita. Immediately following the 6:30 a.m. renovation, two-time Eclipse Award winner […]

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LONGSHOT PEGGY SUE’S LOOSE TAKES $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; ROSALES TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.61

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2015)–Longshot Peggy Sue’s Loose proved gamest late as she dug in resolutely under Kent Desormeaux to take Thursday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths while getting a mile on turf in 1:35.61. Trained by Richard Rosales and owned by Laura Armstrong, the 5-year-old mare by Benchmark was […]

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missbigstuff

IMPRESSIVE FIRST OUT MAIDEN WINNERS MISS BIG STUFF & LEMHILL BASR, ALONG WITH TALENTED SURFSIDE TIARA, ALL PROMINENT IN $70,000 ANOAKIA STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES ON SUNDAY

  MILLER, BAFFERT & HOLLENDORFER TO SQUARE OFF AS FIELD OF NINE GO SIX FURLONGS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2015)–Impressive first-out maiden special weight winners Miss Big Stuff and Lemhill Basr, along with well seasoned Surfside Tiara, conditioned respectively by Peter Miller, Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer, head a competitive field of nine juvenile […]

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SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER CONTINUES TO PREPARE FOR $5 MILLION CLASSIC SHOWDOWN AS SHE GALLOPS STRONG MILE AND A QUARTER AT SANTA ANITA

  HUGHES, MANDELLA ON HAND AS TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMP EYES FIVE FURLONG BREEZE ON FRIDAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2015)–Two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder continued her preparations for a showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31 with a strong mile and quarter gallop Thursday morning […]

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I’MALREADYTHERE PROMINENT IN $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES SATURDAY; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TO FACE LUCKY BRYAN, DRESSED IN HERMES, AMONG OTHERS IN FIELD OF TEN 2-YEAR-OLDS GOING A MILE ON THE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2015)– Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s I’malreadythere will face Alexis Barba’s Lucky Bryan as well as Janet Armstrong’s Dressed in Hermes and Bob Baffert’s Mighty Moses among a field of ten 2-year-olds Saturday going a mile on turf in the fourth running of the $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes. Third in the Del […]

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STAKES WINNER JAKABY JADE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF; FIELD OF 11 SET AS O’NEILL TRAINEE IS ONE OF FOUR EXITING COMMON RACE AT DEL MAR

  MANDELLA’S PROMISING LUCKY FOLIE STRETCHES OUT OFF OF SOLID MAIDEN SCORE ON DIRT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2016)–Stakes winning Jakaby Jade heads a wide open field of 11 juvenile fillies in the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at one mile on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the English-bred daughter […]

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LONGSHOT OUR PURE CREATION RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP BY 1 ½ LENGTHS; PARKER HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY BRINKERHOFF, GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.13

  BRINKERHOFF SCORES WITH FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA STARTER IN RACE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE RUN AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2015)–Joe Parker’s homebred Our Pure Creation provided trainer Val Brinkerhoff with his first-ever Santa Anita Stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap. Shifted to the main track […]

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BEN’S DUCHESS ROLLS FROM OFF THE PACE TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES GOING SIX PANELS AS TALAMO & SADLER TEAM FOR 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN 1:15.79

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2015)–The lone closer in what developed into a four-horse stampede for the lead, Ben’s Duchess, under Joe Talamo, wheeled five-wide turning for home and stormed to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes for fillies and mares three and up at six furlongs. […]

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RAIN RELEGATES SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER TO INNER TRAINING TRACK; TWO-TIME ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER GALLOPS WHILE TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH WALKS MORNING AFTER FIVE FURLONG BREEZE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2015)–With early morning rainfall necessitating the closure of Santa Anita’s main track, superstar mare Beholder headed to the “about” six furlong inner training track at 5:45 a.m. under the direction of trainer Richard Mandella. Under cover of darkness, the two-time Eclipse Award winner, who comes off her third consecutive win […]

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WILD DUDE RUNS WILD LATE TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP BY A NECK UNDER BEJARANO; HOLLENDORFER CHARGE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.45

  PRESTIGIOUS SPRINT IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE QUALIFIER   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2015)–With favored Masochistic and Distinctiv Passion slugging it out through rapid fractions on the front end, late running Wild Dude bided his time and unleashed a furious stretch rally to just hold off fellow come-from-behinder Kobe’s Back […]

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AMERICAN PHAROAH OUT EARLY FOR LIKELY FINAL SANTA ANITA BREEZE, TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP GOES FIVE FURLONGS IN 59.80 AND IS SET TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY FOR APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY IN $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2015)–In his final Santa Anita workout, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah breezed a solid five furlongs this morning in 59.80, although Bob Baffert had him in 59.40 while galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.40 and seven eighths of a mile in 1:25.80. “He looked good,” Baffert said, amidst a gaggle […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH WILL BE ON TRACK FOR PERHAPS HIS FINAL SANTA ANITA WORKOUT AT 6:30 A.M. SATURDAY; CHAMP EXPECTED TO DEPART SOON FOR KENTUCKY AS HE PREPS FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2015)–American Pharoah, the nation’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, will have what many believe will be his final Southern California workout at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Trainer Bob Baffert, who, due to a wet forecast for Sunday, had been vacillating between working his stable star on either Saturday […]

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PALMA’S KING OF JAZZ POSTS 1 ¼ LENGTH UPSET IN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE AT MILE AND A QUARTER ON TURF; RIDDEN BY PEREZ, ARGENTINE-BRED GETS DISTANCE IN 1:59.91

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $31,578 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2015)–King of Jazz broke sharply and was forwardly placed throughout en route to upsetting favored Unusually Green by 1 ¼ lengths in Friday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, run at a mile and a quarter on turf. […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS MILE AND A HALF OVER SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK; SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER ‘PONIES’ TWICE AROUND ‘ABOUT’ SIX FURLONG TRAINING TRACK

              ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, who is readying for the final start of his career in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland, went to Santa Anita’s main track following the 6:30 a.m. renovation break this morning under regular exercise rider Georgie Alvarez. With Bob Baffert looking on, […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH FEELING GOOD AS HE JOGS, GALLOPS ON SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK; SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER IS ‘PONIED’ ON INNER TRAINING TRACK

  BAFFERT HAS ‘PHAROAH’ TICKETED FOR FIVE FURLONG BREEZE SUNDAY MORNING   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah came on Santa Anita’s main track Thursday at 6:30 a.m. and jogged the wrong way three quarters of mile before turning and settling into a mile and a quarter gallop under exercise rider Manny […]

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D’AMATO DUO OF MIDNIGHT STORM AND TOOWINDYTOHAULROX HEAD WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE D. STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

    NO SILENT & JIMMY BOUNCER ALSO PROMINENT IN STAKES NAMED FOR HALL OF FAME JOCKEY EDDIE DELAHOUSSAYE WHO WILL BE ON HAND TO PRESENT TROPHY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2015)–Trainer Phil D’Amato’s duo of Midnight Storm and Toowindytohaulrox head a wide-open field of 11 in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes for […]

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SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER WALKS MANDELLA SHEDROW FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE DAY, TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS ONE MILE AS BOTH GIRD FOR EPIC SHOWDOWN IN $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2015)–Although it’s 31 days out on the horizon, the table settings are taking shape as superstar mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah continue to prepare at Santa Anita for what looms an epic showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31 at Keeneland. With her […]

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HARD HITTING CALIFORNIA-BRED ALERT BAY TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER GARCIA; WRIGHT SAYS 4-YEAR-OLD CITY ZIP GELDING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BREEDERS’ CUP MILE AT KEENELAND OCT. 31

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $62,473 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $400,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2015)–California-bred Alert Bay once again demonstrated his gameness and versatility in taking Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Mile (turf) at Santa Anita as the 4-year-old City Zip gelding stalked a fast pace under Martin Garcia […]

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CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER ATTENDS SPECIAL AFTERNOON SCHOOLING SESSION IN SANTA ANITA PADDOCK; ALL SYSTEMS ‘GO’ FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2015)–Two-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder stood out among a group of five Richard Mandella trainees as the sure-to-be Hall of Famer partook in a special early afternoon schooling session at 12:30 p.m. in Santa Anita’s paddock–her final “classroom” assignment prior to her engagement in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes. […]

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FRENCH-BRED TALCO, STREAKING AVANZARE & WELL-TRAVELED ALERT BAY ALL HEAD FIELD OF NINE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF)

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Trainer John Sadler’s French-bred Talco, Tom Proctor’s streaking Avanzare and Blaine Wright’s well-traveled veteran Alert Bay head a solid field of nine three-year-olds and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Owned by Kosta and Pete Hronis of Hronis Racing LLC, Talco registered […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS ONE MILE OVER MAIN TRACK, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER GALLOPS STRONGLY IN ADVANCE OF SATURDAY’S GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, who walked Bob Baffert’s shedrow yesterday, came on Santa Anita’s main track at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday and jogged off the “wrong way” one mile before decelerating to a walk and a return to the Baffert barn with American Racing’s most recognizable human in-tow. With trainer […]

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UNDEFEATED SONGBIRD PROMINENT IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES SATURDAY; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TO FACE PRETTY N COOL, LAND OVER SEA, AMONG FIELD OF NINE 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/16 MILES

  THE CHANDELIER IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF 11-RACE BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON OPENING DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)– Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s undefeated Songbird will face Bob Baffert’s Pretty N Cool as well as Doug O’Neill’s Land Over Sea […]

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REIGNING BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER BAYERN PROMINENT IN GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES SATURDAY; BAFFERT TRAINEE TO TAKE ON STABLEMATE HOPPERTUNITY, HARD ACES & OTHERS AT 1 1/8 MILES

  THE AWESOME AGAIN IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF 11-RACE BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON OPENING DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Although winless in four starts since taking last year’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Kaleem Shah’s Bayern is undefeated in […]

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TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER SEEKS RECORD THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 ZENYATTA STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; MANDELLA TRAINEE TO FACE EIGHT RIVALS AT 1 1/16 MILES

  THE ZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF 11-RACE BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON OPENING DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Fresh off a record-breaking 8 ¼ length win versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, superstar mare Beholder […]

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XPRESSBET UNVEILS THE NEW ‘XPRESSBET MOBILE’

  New Xpressbet Mobile Provides Faster, Easier Wagering and Streamlined Navigation   September 23, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce that it has redesigned its mobile wagering site. The new Xpressbet Mobile has been streamlined to make it easier and more convenient for customers to play the races […]

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THE BREEDERS’ CUP REVEALS THE OFFICIAL LOGO FOR THE 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TO BE HOSTED AT SANTA ANITA PARK

  New logo inspired by the iconic Santa Anita Park racetrack, Hollywood and the state of California.   LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup has today revealed the stunning new logo for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Following an exciting and historic 2015 horseracing season, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH BREEZES HALF MILE AT SANTA ANITA IN 49.80; BAFFERT CHARGE HAS FIRST WORK SINCE SECOND-PLACE RUN IN GRADE I TRAVERS AUG. 29–WITH $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NEXT UP

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2015)–Under the watchful eye of trainer Bob Baffert, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, with jockey Martin Garcia up, breezed a half mile this morning at Santa Anita in 49.80–his first official work since running second in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 29. Based at Santa Anita last […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES, TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER WALKS MANDELLA SHEDROW FOLLOWING BULLET SIX FURLONG MOVE ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah graced Santa Anita’s main track at 8 a.m. Saturday and with regular exercise rider George Alvarez up, he backtracked to the half mile pole prior to again galloping a strong mile and a half. Idle since running a valiant second in the Grade I Travers […]

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SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER WORKS BULLET SIX FURLONGS WITH STEVENS UP, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE WINNER SET FOR GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES SEPT. 26; TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES FOR BAFFERT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2015)–Under the watchful eye of trainer Richard Mandella, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:12.80 under Gary Stevens this morning at Santa Anita–her final work in preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26. Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder […]

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BEHOLDER GALLOPS STRONG TWO MILES AS SHE EYES GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES SEPT. 26, TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP GALLOPS MILE AND A HALF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2015)–On another picturesque morning at Santa Anita, two-time Eclipse Award Champion mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah both registered strong gallops as they both cast an eye toward a likely showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31. Trained by Richard Mandella and owned […]

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SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES WAGERING MENU FOR 19-DAY AUTUMN MEET WHICH OPENS SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 WITH BLOCKBUSTER 11-RACE CARD HIGHLIGHTED BY FIVE GRADE I, BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES

  LOW 15.43 PERCENT WIN, PLACE & SHOW TAKEOUT, 50 CENT PICK FIVE & ROLLING DOUBLES ALL PART OF COMPREHENSIVE PARI-MUTUEL OFFERING   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which opens with five Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” prep stakes on Saturday, Sept. 26, will again offer […]

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OFFER FANS VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS, GREAT RACING & COMPETITIVE PRICING BEGINNING OPENING DAY, SEPT. 26

  TRACK TO OFFER FREE GENERAL ADMISSION & PARKING ON WEEKDAYS & FREE INFIELD GENERAL ADMISSION & PARKING ON WEEKENDS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which opens Saturday, Sept. 26, will offer fans world class racing and a variety of entertainment options at affordable prices. Additionally, the track, in […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER GALLOPS THIS MORNING AT SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER GALLOPS THIS MORNING AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah and multiple Eclipse Champion Beholder each went through their morning paces this morning at Santa Anita Park. With trainer Bob Baffert at the annual Keeneland Sales, “Pharoah” came […]

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STRONACH GROUP NAMES JOE MORRIS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WEST COAST OPERATIONS, HIGHLY RESPECTED RACING EXEC TO STEP DOWN AS TOC PRESIDENT, EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9

(Sept. 14, 2015)–The Stronach Group announced today that Joe Morris has accepted the position of Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations for the Stronach Group, effective Nov. 9, 2015. Morris will step down as President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) at that time. As Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations, Morris […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JOCKEY VICTOR ESPINOZA TO DEBUT ON ABC’S TOP-RATED ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ MONDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2015)–Santa Anita-based Triple Crown Champion jockey Victor Espinoza will make his debut Monday night on ABC’s top-rated “Dancing with the Stars,” which launches its 21st season Monday at 8 p.m. PT. Espinoza, who further enriched his star-studded riding resume by guiding American Pharoah to triumphs in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS 1 ¼ MILES AS BAFFERT ALSO SENDS SANTA ANITA DERBY CHAMP DORTMUND & BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER BAYERN OUT FOR IMPRESSIVE DRILLS

  MULTIPLE ECLIPSE CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER WALKS SHEDROW FOR MANDELLA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2015)–On a warm but picturesque morning at Santa Anita, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah galloped 1 ¼ miles as trainer Bob Baffert also overlooked serious drills from reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and this year’s Santa Anita Derby victor, […]

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TRIPLE CROWN WINNER RETURNS HOME TO SANTA ANITA

  Gallops on the Main Track for Trainer Bob Baffert   Arcadia, CA – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned to his home base of Santa Anita Park early Wednesday morning.  The Zayat Stables’ 3-year-old superstar galloped on the main track Thursday morning under the watchful eye of trainer Bob Baffert.  American Pharoah went to […]

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SANTA ANITA STABLE AREA TO REOPEN SEPT. 4, TRAINING TRACK & MAIN TRACK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING SEPT. 5 & 6 AS GREAT RACE PLACE READIES FOR 2015 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 26

  19-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO OFFER FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS ON SEPT. 26 AND WILL RUN THROUGH OCT. 25; POPULAR CLOCKERS’ CORNER VENUE REOPENS ON FRIDAY AT 5 A.M.                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2015)–Santa Anita’s stable area, which has been closed for renovations since mid-July, will reopen on Friday, Sept. 4, […]

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SANTA ANITA’S 19-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO BE HIGHLIGHTED BY SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACES AS THE GREAT RACE PLACE OFFERS 12 OVERALL GRADED STAKES

  BC PREPS SET FOR FIRST THREE WEEKENDS OF MEET AS TRACK TO OFFER 21 OVERALL STAKES DURING MEET WHICH RUNS FROM SEPT. 26 THROUGH OCT. 25 See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here.  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 22, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 2015 Autumn Meet, which will consist of 19 racing days beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 through […]

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SPANISH QUEEN ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

  Miller, O’Neill Share Honors as Top Trainer; Bejarano Top Jockey   ARCADIA, CA, June 28, 2015–Spanish Queen, who captured the Grade I American Oaks at 1 ¼ miles on turf May 30 after winning the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes on May 2, was named Horse of the Meet in the annual Spring Meet Media […]

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cruceronite

LONGSHOT CRUCERO GETS TRIP & UPSETS FAVORED GOING SOMEWHERE BY A NECK IN MARATHON GRADE III, $150,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO; DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM TO GET 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF IN 2:49.46

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2015)–With heavily favored Going Somewhere racing erratically early and late, longshot Crucero, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by his brother, Keith, prevailed by a neck to win Sunday’s closing day Grade III, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Second in a mile and a quarter […]

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FANTICOLANITE

FANTICOLA ALL BUSINESS IN TAKING GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES BY NECK UNDER TALAMO; D’AMATO-TRAINED FILLY GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.76

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–A heartbreak second in the Grade I Gamely Stakes on May 25, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola bounced back with a hard earned neck victory under Joe Talamo in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by Joseph Scardino and Anthony Fanticola, the 5-year-old Ontario, Canadian-bred mare […]

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LONGSHOT HARD ACES DRIVES UP RAIL & HOLDS OFF HOPPERTUNITY TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA BY A NOSE UNDER ESPINOZA; SADLER TRAINEE KEEPS TO HIS TASK AND GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:02.46

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 21,528 COME OUT TO SEE AMERICAN PHAROAH & FOUR GRADED STAKES; SADLER & ESPINOZA EACH TASTE VICTORY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 76TH RUNNING OF GOLD CUP; ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED IN ONTARIO, CANADA, PAYS $184,699.20   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–Longshot Hard Aces, with Victor Espinoza aboard, charged […]

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masochisticnite

HEAVILY FAVORED CALIFORNIA-BRED MASOCHISTIC RUNS LIGHTS-OUT TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES BY 3 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; ELLIS TRAINEE HAND RIDDEN TO SEVEN FURLONG TALLY IN RAPID 1:20.25

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–Heavily favored Masochistic fairly toyed with six rivals en route to a sensational 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Tyler Baze and trained by Ron Ellis, the 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Sought After cruised seven furlongs in 1:20.25. […]

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PRIZE EXHIBIT NITE

LONGSHOT PRIZE EXHIBIT RALLIES FROM LAST TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY TWO ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; CASSIDY TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.03

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–With heavily favored Curlin’s Fox a non-factor turning for home, longshot Prize Exhibit, ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, rallied from dead last around the far turn to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by James Cassidy, English-bred Prize Exhibit covered one mile on turf in 1:36.03. […]

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DRYSDALE’S GOING SOMEWHERE INSTALLED AS HEAVY EVEN MONEY FAVORITE AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF IN CLOSING DAY, GRADE III, $150,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES SUNDAY

  SANTA ANITA’S TRADITIONAL CLOSING DAY FEATURE WILL BE CONTESTED FOR THE 76TH TIME                   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2015)–Brazilian-bred Going Somewhere, who made an impressive U.S. debut at a mile and a half on turf May 24, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s Grade III, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH TO PARADE BETWEEN RACES SEVEN & EIGHT THIS SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; BAFFERT TRAINEE TO GRACE SEABISCUIT WALKING RING EN ROUTE TO WINNER’S CIRCLE APPEARANCE

  ALL THOROUGHBREDS CLUB MEMBERS TO RECEIVE OFFICIALLY LICENSED AMERICAN PHAROAH T-SHIRT FREE, WITH PAID ADMISSION WHILE SUPPLIES LAST   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2015)–American Pharoah, who became America’s first Triple Crown Champion in 37 years by winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6, will make a public appearance on Saturday at Santa Anita as […]

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CATCHAFLIGHTNITE

CATCH A FLIGHT, MORENO RENEW RIVALRY, HOPPERTUNITY RETURNS FROM KENTUCKY AS SOLID FIELD OF 11 VETERANS GO MILE AND A QUARTER IN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY

  GOLD CUP SERVES AS ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC QUALIFIER; 76TH RUNNING OF GOLD CUP TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON NBCSN AT 5 P.M., PDT   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2015)–One, two finishers in the Grade II Californian May 30, Catch a Flight and Moreno head a solid field of 11 three […]

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RIGHT THERE NITE

DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM TO WIN $125,000 LANDALUCE AT 5 ½ FURLONGS WITH RIGHT THERE, WHO RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN BY 4 ¾ LENGTHS IN 1:05.39

  PURCHASED THROUGH A WAGERING HUB IN MARONAS, URUGUAY, ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $111,992.20   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2015)–Next to last at the quarter pole, Right There fired big through the stretch under Kent Desormeaux to take Sunday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 4 ¾ lengths as the Kentucky-bred daughter […]

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REDDAM RACING’S HOMEBREDS FOUND MONEY & MRAZEK DOMINATE $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE AS O’NEILL-TRAINED PAIR RUN 1-2; RIDDEN BY NAKATANI, FOUND MONEY WINS BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:04.24

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2015)–Reddam Racing’s homebred sons of Square Eddie dominated Sunday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, as the Doug O’Neill-conditioned twosome of Found Money and Mrazek ran 1-2, with Found Money proving best by 1 ¾ lengths under Corey Nakatani. Out of the General Meeting mare Chanel My Belle, Found Money covered 5 […]

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SANTA ANITA’S COMBINED WINTER & SPRING MEETINGS GENERATE OVER $1 BILLION IN PARI-MUTUEL HANDLE AS TRACK CONTINUES TO LEAD WAY WITH LARGEST GUARANTEED POOLS WHICH PROVIDE PLAYERS WITH CONSISTENT LIQUIDITY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2015)–From the commencement of its Winter Meet on Dec. 26 through today, Santa Anita Park has now eclipsed the $1 billion mark in pari-mutuel handle, as the track continues to provide players across the country with large guaranteed pools and dependable levels of liquidity–making Santa Anita a consistent “best bet” […]

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GRADE I WINNER STELLAR WIND HEADS FIELD OF 10 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AT SANTA ANITA; IDLE SINCE FINISHING FOURTH AS FAVORITE IN GRADE I KENTUCKY OAKS MAY 1, SADLER TRAINEE TO AGAIN BE RIDDEN BY ‘TRIPLE CROWN MAN’ ESPINOZA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2015)–Idle since running a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 1, Hronis Racing, LLC’s Stellar Wind heads a field of ten 3-year-old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. A winner of the Grade […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH TO APPEAR BETWEEN RACES AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, JUNE 27; OFFICIALLY LICENSED T-SHIRTS HONORING FIRST TRIPLE CROWN WINNER IN 37 YEARS TO BE GIVEN AWAY

  SANTA ANITA-BASED ‘PHAROAH’ TO RETURN HOME ON THURSDAY MORNING FROM LOUISVILLE   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, who will return to his Santa Anita base Thursday morning, will make a public appearance between races at The Great Race Place on Gold Cup at Santa Anita Day, Saturday, June 27, it […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA ON THURSDAY; BAFFERT TRAINEE TO FLY FROM LOUISVILLE TO ONTARIO VIA TEX SUTTON CHARTER

  LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ESCORT CHAMP FROM AIRPORT TO SANTA ANITA’S BARN 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2015)–Twelve days after providing one of the most dramatic moments in racing history, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah will return home to Santa Anita on Thursday, June 18. Owned and bred by Ahmed Zayat and trained by […]

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amaranthnite

LONGSHOT AMARANTH FIRES FRESH, WINS $75,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ANTONGEORGI; JAUREGUI TRAINEE GOES SIX FURLONGS GATE TO WIRE IN 1:09.42

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $113,444 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL COULD REACH $750,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2015)–Based at Golden Gate Fields, longshot Amaranth broke on top and never looked back en route to a 1 ¼ length win under William Antongeorgi in Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Stormer Stakes. Trained by O.J. Jauregui, […]

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beholdernite

TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMP BEHOLDER CRUISES TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 ADORATION STAKES; STEVENS, MANDELLA TEAM TO GET 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:41.67

  HENNY HUGHES MARE GETS 10TH SANTA ANITA WIN, SIGHTS SET ON BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF AT KEENELAND   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2015)–In yet another display of sheer class, Spendthrift Farms’ Beholder sat second early, made the lead midway around the far turn and cruised to a 1 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, […]

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talconite

FRENCH-BRED TALCO FLIES FROM OFF THE PACE TO REGISTER MAJOR UPSET IN GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE UNDER BEJARANO; SADLER TRAINEE WINS BY HALF A LENGTH AND GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.00

  HRONIS RACING-OWNED TALCO EARNS AUTOMATIC BERTH IN BREEDERS’ CUP MILE AT KEENELAND   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2015)–Last with a quarter mile to run, French-bred Talco angled off the rail turning for home and outsprinted favored Midnight Storm to take Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) by a half length under Rafael Bejarano. […]

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COMEBACKING KULIK LODGE PREVAILS BY A NOSE IN $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; SMITH, PROCTOR COMBINE TO WIN A MILE ON TURF IN 1:37.98

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2015)–Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Kulik Lodge overcame an eight month layoff to take Friday’s $63,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by nose under Mike Smith while negotiating one mile on turf in 1:37.98. Trained by Tom Proctor, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Curlin sat a close second around the Club House […]

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POTENT TEAM OF PRAT & MANDELLA TEAM FOR $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE WIN WITH BRAZILIAN-BRED BARUTA, WHO WINS BY HALF LENGTH AND COVERS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.65

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2015)–Under patient handling from Flavien Prat, Brazilian-bred Baruta sat a perfect trip down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course and went on to an impressive half length win in the track’s $60,000 allowance feature, covering 6 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:14.65. Conditioned by Richard Mandella, Baruta sat second early behind […]

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AMERICAN PHAROAH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION COLLECTABLE PRINT FREE AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY; FIRST 5,000 ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE ITEM SUITABLE FOR FRAMING THAT DEPICTS DERBY, PREAKNESS & BELMONT TRIUMPHS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it will provide the first 5,000 attendees on Saturday a beautiful American Pharoah, Triple Crown Champion collectable print, free of charge with paid General Admission. Each item will be accompanied by a protective plastic roll-up sleeve. The print showcases the Bob Baffert-conditioned Triple Crown […]

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BAFFERT SHARES TRIPLE CROWN SUCCESS WITH CARMA

  Arcadia, CA – Bob and Jill Baffert announced major donations to four charities that care for racing’s retired athletes.  Following American Pharoah’s historic victory in the Belmont Stakes and becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, the Bafferts said donations would be given to CARMA, Old Friends, TAA, and PDJF.  “Jill and […]

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URUGUAYAN-BRED GAGA A OUTSPRINTS BRAZILIAN-BRED GAS TOTAL TO TAKE $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT HANDICAP BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; BAZE & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR MILE AND A HALF TURF WIN IN 2:29.78

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2015)–Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Gaga A made an auspicious U.S. debut at a mile and a half on grass Sunday at Santa Anita, as the 6-year-old Uruguayan-bred mare sat close to lethargic fractions and outsprinted favored Gas Total to take the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap under Tyler Baze by 1 ¼ […]

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GIMMEDALUTENITE

CALIFORNIA-BRED GIMME DA LUTE SPRINGS SURPRISE IN GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES AS BAFFERT & GARCIA TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN; MIDNIGHT LUTE COLT GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:41.40

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2015)–Bob Baffert’s Gimme Da Lute returned to Santa Anita and responded with a half length upset win in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes. Ridden by Martin Garcia, the California-bred colt by Midnight Lute outdueled favored Prospect Park through the lane en route to getting a mile and a sixteenth […]

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LONGSHOT DIAMOND STILETTOS HOLDS FAVORED ROYAL TEMPTRESS AT BAY TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; O’NEILL TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:51.55

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2015)–Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, longshot Diamond Stilettos kept favored Royal Temptress bottled up behind pacesetter One More long enough to take Friday’s $60,000 allowance feature by a half length while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:51.55. Breaking from post two in a field of six fillies […]

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XPRESSBET’S FREE BELMONT STAKES WAGER GUIDE AVAILABLE

  Plus, Tune In and Watch Live Belmont Stakes Coverage with Expert Handicappers on June 6   June 4, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce its Belmont Stakes Handicapping Headquarters is now open.  Handicapping Headquarters is loaded with all of the information you need to bet the Final […]

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XPRESSBET.COM TO PRESENT FREE BELMONT STAKES SEMINAR AT SANTA ANITA FRIDAY, JUNE 5; MILLIE BALL, JEFF SIEGEL & AARON VERCRUYSSE TO HANDICAP FULL RACE CARDS FROM NEW YORK & THE GREAT RACE PLACE

  ALL ATTENDEES TO RECEIVE FREE THORO-GRAPH SHEETS FOR BELMONT STAKES, FIRST 100 TO GET FREE AMERICAN PHAROAH CAP   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that XpressBet.com will present a free Belmont/Santa Anita handicapping seminar this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the track’s East Paddock Gardens. Hosted by top handicappers Jeff […]

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OLIVERSTALENITE

OLIVER’S TALE ALL HEART UNDER BAZE, TAKES $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES BY A NOSE; TSAGALAKIS TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.38

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2015)–Sent to the lead from the outset by Tyler Baze, favored Oliver’s Tale wouldn’t be denied as he out-gamed Holy Lute to take Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by a nose, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.88. Trained by Mark Tsagalakis and owned and […]

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CATCHAFLIGHTNITE

CATCH A FLIGHT OUTDUELS MORENO TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER STEVENS; MANDELLA TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:47.73 AND STAMPS HIMSELF AS TOP CONTENDER FOR GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 27

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2015)–Argentine-bred Catch a Flight attended the early pace and outdueled favored Moreno late to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Gary Stevens. Trained by Richard Mandella, Catch a Flight got 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.73 and stamped himself as one of […]

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SPANISHQUEENNITEREVISED

FAVORED SPANISH QUEEN RALLIES TO WIN GRADE I, $400,000 AMERICAN OAKS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH; BLANC & BALTAS TEAM FOR MILE AND A QUARTER WIN ON TURF IN 2:01.93

BALTAS CELEBRATES 54TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE WITH CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY BY TRIBAL RULE   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2015)–California-bred Spanish Queen called upon her considerable class to rally three wide turning for home en route to a three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita. Ridden by Brice Blanc and […]

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SPANISH QUEEN, CONSUMER CREDIT PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 AMERICAN OAKS; BALTAS & BROWN, WHO SADDLES THREE, SQUARE OFF IN 1 ¼ MILES TURF FIXTURE FOR THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES

  PLETCHER TRAINEE FEATHERED SHIPS WEST FROM KENTUCKY FOLLOWING GRADE III TURF WIN   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2015)–Locally based Spanish Queen and New York invader Consumer Credit head a field of seven three year old fillies set to go a mile and a quarter on turf in the Grade I, $400,000 American Oaks at […]

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HARDNOTTOLIKENITE

CLASSY HARD NOT TO LIKE SURGES LATE AT RAIL TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES BY A NECK UNDER ESPINOZA; CLEMENT TRAINEE OVERHAULS PACESETTER FANTICOLA ON MONEY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2015)–Classy Hard Not to Like sat mid-pack early, bided her time at the rail for an eighth of a mile late and was rewarded with a hard fought neck victory under Victor Espinoza in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. With Fanticola, ridden by Joe Talamo, dictating […]

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DISTINCTIV PASSION GOES GATE TO WIRE & TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LOS ANGELES STAKES BY A NECK UNDER MALDONADO; BONDE TRAINEE HOLDS OFF FAVORED SAN ONOFRE WHILE GETTING SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08 FLAT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2015)–Sent to the front by Edwin Maldonado, Distinctiv Passion held off favored San Onofre by a neck to take Monday’s six furlong Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita in 1:08.00. The third choice at 2-1 in a four-horse field of three year olds and up, bounced back […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR ROLLS LATE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY HALF LENGTH UNDER STEVENS; EURTON TRAINEE GETS 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:30.10

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2015)–California-bred Ashleyluvssugar wheeled four-wide turning for home and went on to a half length win under Gary Stevens in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Peter Eurton, the 4-year-old Game Plan gelding steadied mid-way around the far turn en route to covering 1 ½ […]

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MotownMenNite

FAVORED MOTOWN MEN WEARS DOWN LONGSHOT SPIRIT RULES TO TAKE $150,000 TIZNOW STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER BAZE, WHO GETS HAT TRICK ON THE DAY; WEST TRAINEE COVERS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.77

  TIZNOW PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR HORSES BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Favored Motown Men steadied momentarily a furlong from home while shifting outside pacesetter Spirit Rules en route to an authoritative three quarter length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes, getting one mile in […]

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NEVERADOUBTNITE

LONGSHOT NEVERADOUBT MOWS ‘EM DOWN LATE TO TAKE $200,000 SNOWCHIEF STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER PRAT; PUYPE TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:51.26 AND PAYS $85.40 TO WIN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Longshot Neveradoubt unleashed a furious stretch rally under Flavien Prat to take Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a half length while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:51.26. Trained by Mike Puype and owned by SLO Racing Stable, Tom Hudson and Tony Narducci, the 3-year-old colt by Decarchy […]

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gowestmarienite

GO WEST MARIE STRETCHES OUT TO TAKE $125,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER STEVENS; TRUMAN TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:38.81

  FILLY BY WESTERN FAME TAKES GOLDEN STATE SERIES RACE FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED OLDER FILLIES & MARES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Favored Go West Marie stretched out off of three consecutive sprints to win Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, while covering one mile on turf under Gary Stevens in […]

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alexander winner

NICK ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED SUNDAY RULES REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH GATE TO WIRE WIN IN $150,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES; D’AMATO, BAZE TEAM FOR THREE LENGTH WIN AS ‘SUNDAY’ GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08.93

  D’AMATO RUNS 1-2 AS LONGSHOT SIDEPOCKET RUN COMPLETES EXACTA IN GOLDEN STATE SERIES FIXTURE FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES  BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2015)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Sunday Rules kept her perfect record intact with a facile three length win in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes, as she covered six […]

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BIRDLOVERNITE

BIRDLOVER CUTS BACK IN DISTANCE & TAKES $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES OVER DOWNHILL TURF; SMITH, O’NEILL COMBINE TO WIN BY A HEAD IN 1:13.56

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–English-bred Birdlover shortened up out of two consecutive one mile turf routes to take Friday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes by a head going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Doug O’Neill, Birdlover pressed favored Home Journey early and exacted a narrow […]

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blingismythingquotes

BLINGISMYTHING, QUEEN OF THE SAND, FANTICOLA, THREE HEARTS, & GRADE I WINNER HARD NOT TO LIKE ALL PROMINENT AMONG DEEP & COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 10 FILLIES & MARES IN MONDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  HIGHLY REGARDED FRENCH-BRED DANZA CAVALLO ONE OF TWO SHIPPING IN FROM KEENELAND   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–Monday’s Memorial Day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, has attracted a talent laden cast of 10 fillies and mares including recent local graded stakes winners Blingismything and Queen of […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR SEEKS HAT TRICK IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF

  PLETCHER’S NEW YORK INVADER DIVINE OATH AND MANDELLA’S BRAZILIAN-BRED GANESH ALSO FIGURE PROMINENTLY   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2015)–Red hot Ashelyluvssugar heads a field of five 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, as the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Game Plan bids for his second consecutive graded stakes win and […]

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fantasticstylenite

FANTASTIC STYLE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT FILLY GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:20.38

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 16, 2015)–Under aggressive handling from Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert’s Fantastic Style cruised to a 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita. Sent from the gate in a field of five 3-year-old fillies, Fantastic Style set fractions of 22.39, 44.70 and 1:08.10 en route to a […]

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SANTA ANITA TO SHIFT TO ‘4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS’ BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 22, THROUGH MONTH OF JUNE; TWILIGHT RACING TO BE COMPLEMENTED BY ‘TOTALLY 80s’ CONCERTS PRESENTED BY K-EARTH 101 RADIO FOLLOWING RACES EACH FRIDAY

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced a series of six twilight racing cards dubbed “4 O’clock Fridays,” featuring a 4 p.m. first post time each Friday beginning May 22, through the month of June. All Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club members will receive free General Admission and the track will also […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED KENTUCKIAN RUNS TO NOTICES IN TAKING GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SKIPS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:20.97

  TIZNOW COLT LIKELY TO BE POINTED TO GRADE III AFFIRMED AT 1 1/16 MILES ON JUNE 7 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $129,769 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL COULD REACH $1 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2015)–Heavily favored Kentuckian ran to his notices in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes by 6 ¼ […]

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FAVORED BAL A BALI BURSTS CLEAR LATE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES AT MILE ON TURF; MANDELLA & PRAT TEAM FOR VICTORY

  BRAZILIAN-BRED OVERCOMES LAMINITIS TO REGISTER IMPRESSIVE U.S. DEBUT   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2015)–Favored Bal a Bali burst clear with a furlong to run and went on to a convincing one length victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and conditioned by Richard Mandella, Brazilian-bred Bal […]

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MY SWEET ADDICTION CONTROLS PACE EN ROUTE TO ONE LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 VANITY STAKES; SMITH, JONES COMBINE FOR UPSET AS WARREN’S VENEDA RUNS THIRD IN FOUR-HORSE FIELD

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2015)–Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred My Sweet Addiction registered a major upset in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes, as the 5-year-old mare by Tiznow set all the pace under Mike Smith en route to a one length win while covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.73. Trained by Marty Jones, My Sweet […]

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BATTI MAN, WITH SMITH UP, SPRINGS SURPRISE IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; MULHALL TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:41.75

    HEAVILY FAVORED GOVENOR CHARLIE DULL OFF THE BENCH, RUNS WELL-BEATEN FOURTH   PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $53,710 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL SHOULD EXCEED $300,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2015)–Longshot Batti Man sat a close second early and went on to post a 1 ¾ length upset in Friday’s $60,000 Santa Anita […]

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XPRESSBET’S PREAKNESS STAKES HANDICAPPING HEADQUARTERS’ NOW OPEN

  Download a Free Wager Guide, Watch Exclusive Videos and More!   May 8, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is pleased to announce its 2015 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes Handicapping Headquarters is now open and stocked with the information you need to Bet the Preakness Like a Pro.  Visit www.xpressbet.com/Bet-the-Preakness to download […]

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UNDEFEATED STAKES WINNER YIANNIS HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS; SADLER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH ESPINOZA UP

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2015)–Hronis Racing, LLC’s Yiannis, undefeated in two starts and a stakes winner last time out, heads a field of seven sophomores in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at seven furlongs. Trained by John Sadler, Yiannis pressed the pace and won the six furlong San Pedro Stakes by    1 […]

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JOHN BLUE IS XPRESSBET’S $25K PREAKNESS BIG BET GRAND PRIZE WINNER

  Grand Prize Package Includes Trip to Pimlico for Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes and $25,000 Wager   May 7, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to congratulate the Grand Prize Winner of its $25K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes, John Blue of Belmont Shore, California.  As the Grand Prize Winner, Blue and […]

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TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER VS. RED HOT WARREN’S VENEDA SET FOR SHOWDOWN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 VANITY STAKES

  74th RUNNING OF PRESTIGOUS FIXTURE FOR FILLIES & MARES TO BE CONTESTED AT 1 1/8 MILES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2015)–In what shapes up as a showdown between royalty and blue collar toughness, two-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder takes on streaking California-bred Warren’s Veneda in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at 1 […]

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XPRESSBET TO TITLE SPONSOR PREAKNESS STAKES

  Middle Jewel of US Triple Crown to be named the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes   May 4, 2015 (Washington, PA) – The Maryland Jockey Club’s Pimlico Race Course and leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, are excited to announce that Xpressbet will serve as the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes. The 140th edition of the […]

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LIGHTLY RACED SPANISH QUEEN MARCHES TO IMPRESSIVE 1 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 HONEYMOON STAKES; CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY BY TRIBAL RULE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON GRASS IN 1:47.24

  TRAINER BALTAS INDICATES CAL-BRED FILLY WILL BE POINTED TO GRADE I AMERICAN OAKS MAY 30   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2015)–Lightly raced Spanish Queen attended the pace, saved ground and accelerated through an opening two paths off the rail turning for home to register an impressive 1 ½ length win under Brice Blanc in […]

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SANTA ANITA-BASED AMERICAN PHAROAH, FIRING LINE & DORTMUND RUN 1-2-3 IN KENTUCKY DERBY; ESPINOZA, BAFFERT TEAM FOR ONE LENGTH WIN

  ESPINOZA FOLLOWS WIN ABOARD CALIFORNIA CHROME LAST YEAR TO GET THIRD OVERALL DERBY WIN, BAFFERT, WINLESS SINCE WAR EMBLEM IN 2002, GETS FOURTH DERBY TROPHY   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 2, 2015)–Santa Anita-based American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund carried the hopes of Southern California to Churchill Downs Saturday, and finished 1-2-3 in the world’s […]

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FAVORED CATCH A FLIGHT TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 PRECISIONIST STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PRAT; MANDELLA NOTCHES 2,000TH CAREER WIN IN PROCESS

  KENTUCKY DERBY DAY CROWD OF 25,486 CONTRIBUTES TO ROBUST TOTAL HANDLE OF $22 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 2, 2015)–Favored Catch a Flight split horses turning for home and went on to a convincing three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Precisionist Stakes, as he got 1 1/16 miles under Flavien Prat […]

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AVENGE GETS REVENGE IN ULTRAFLEET STAKES AT SANTA ANITA

              ARCADIA, CA, MAY 1, 2015 – Traffic trouble couldn’t stop Avenge Friday as the Richard Mandella trainee rolled late to register a head victory in the $78,550 Ultrafleet Stakes at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat. A 3-year-old filly by War Front, Avenge was on the rail throughout the 6 ½ furlong hillside turf […]

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UNBEATEN SUNDAY RULES ROMPS IN SANTA ANITA FEATURE

              ARCADIA, CA, APRIL 30, 2015–Looking every bit the odds-on favorite from start to finish, Sunday Rules remained unbeaten by rolling to a 2 1/2-length victory in Thursday’s $81,900 feature race at Santa Anita Park under jockey Tyler Baze for trainer Phil D’Amato. A 4-year-old California-bred daughter of the late Tribal Rule, Sunday Rules […]

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DEFENDING CHAMP FURY KAPCORI, ARGENTINE-BRED CATCH A FLIGHT PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 PRECISIONIST STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

  COMPETITIVE FIELD OF NINE 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP HEADLINE 11-RACE CARD THAT STARTS AT 11:30 A.M. ON KENTUCKY DERBY DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 29, 2015)–Defending champ Fury Kapcori and Argentine-bred Catch a Flight head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds and up in the Grade III, $100,000 Precisionist Stakes to be contested at 1 […]

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BLINGISMYTHING JUST UP TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES BY A NOSE IN THRILLING FOUR-HORSE PHOTO; BAZE, KRULJAC TEAM FOR WIN AT MILE ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2015)–Patience is a virtue. You’d get no argument from Tyler Baze on that account, as he bided his time and orchestrated a thrilling nose victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes aboard the Eric Kruljac-conditioned Blingismything who prevailed in a four-horse photo while covering a flat mile on turf […]

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SI SAGE STALKS PACE & SPRINGS 42-1 SURPRISE IN GRADE III, $100,000 LAST TYCOON STAKES; VIENNA, TRUJILLO TEAM FOR 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,129 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $500,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2015)–Longshot Si Sage stalked pacesetter Joes Blazing Aaron to the top of the stretch and went on to a convincing 3 ¼ length win under Elvis Trujillo in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes […]

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TALE OF PAPA NICK WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE VIA DISQUALIFICATION; ‘PAPA,’ RIDDEN BY VALDEZ, IS CONDITIONED BY BALTAS

  ORIGINAL WINNER GOUYEN IS PLACED FIFTH FOR BUMPING INCIDENT AT TOP OF STRETCH   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2015)–Second, beaten a head in a driving four-horse finish, Nick Cafarchia’s homebred Tale of Papa Nick won Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita via disqualification, as the original winner, Gouyen, who covered 6 ½ furlongs […]

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STREAKING BIRDLOVER LEADS WAY IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES; O’NEILL FILLY TAKES ON SEVEN OTHER DISTAFFERS AT MILE ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2015)–Trainer Doug O’Neill’s front running Birdlover seeks her third consecutive win as she heads a field of eight fillies and mares in Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at one mile turf this Sunday. A winner of the restricted Wishing Well Stakes, run at 6 ½ furlongs down the […]

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TOM LUDT NAMED TO HEAD NEW NATIONAL PROJECT FOR THE STRONACH GROUP

      ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2015)–The Stronach Group announced today that Senior Vice President Tom Ludt has been appointed to spearhead a key company initiative. Effective immediately, Ludt will assume control of the creation and implementation of a new national project under development within The Stronach Group. As President of The Stronach Group’s Santa Anita […]

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UP & COMING ABBEY VALE & CLASSY QUICK CASABLANCA BRING RECENCY, VARYING STYLES TO SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAST TYCOON STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

  IN ADDITION TO ‘ABBEY’ TRAINER D’AMATO WILL ALSO BE REPRESENTED BY CLASSY COMEBACKER BIG JOHN B   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2015)–Although they will both be racing for the second time off lengthy layoffs, the similarities end there as up and coming Abbey Vale and classy Quick Casablanca figure prominently among a field of […]

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SHARED BELIEF ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

  Hollendorfer, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2015)–Shared Belief, winner of three rich stakes at the Winter Meet including the Grade I Malibu at seven furlongs and the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter, was unanimously named Horse of the Meet in […]

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COLORADO-BRED GET HAPPY MISTER RATES, WINS GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES HANDILY UNDER BAZE AS TRAINER TSAGALAKIS GETS FIRST STAKES WIN WITH HORSE OWNED BY MOTHER-IN-LAW

  IN WINNING, GET HAPPY MISTER ALSO BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING COLORADO-BRED MONEY EARNER   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2015)–Colorado-bred Get Happy Mister, idle since Aug. 16 at Arapahoe Park, rated kindly and roared up the rail to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by a length under Tyler Baze. Conditioned by Mark Tsagalakis […]

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IRISH-BRED QUEEN OF THE SAND RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $150,000 SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP BY A NOSE UNDER VAN DYKE; GALLAGHER TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:01.04

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $91,899 INTO SUNDAY, POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $750,000, WITH MANDATORY PAYOUTS IN BOTH THE PICK SIX AND PICK 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 18, 2015)–Next to last into the far turn, Irish-bred Queen of The Sand skimmed the rail and managed to split horses four-wide turning for home under Drayden […]

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BOBBY Z MAN FLIES LATE TO TAKE $60,000 RIVER SPECIAL ALLOWANCE PURSE; GONZALEZ, ABRAMS TEAM TO WIN BY 1 ½ LENGTHS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  EARLIER IN THE DAY, ZENYATTA’S FIRST FOAL, COZMIC ONE, HAS DISAPPOINTING DEBUT RUN; ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED XPRESSBET, PAYS $60,030.40     ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2015)–Bobby Z Man flew from mid-pack to win Friday’s $60,000 River Special allowance by 1 ½ lengths, as the 4-year-old Unusual Heat gelding covered 6 ½ […]

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HOME RUN KITTEN TEPID 5-2 CHOICE IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES ON SUNDAY; COMPETITIVE FIELD OF EIGHT SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL TURF

  COLORADO-BRED LONGSHOT GET HAPPY MISTER SEEKS SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN IN SO. CAL DEBUT   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2015)–Tarabilla Farms’ Home Run Kitten cuts back in distance and heads a deep and competitive field of eight older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. To be contested at 6 […]

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ESPINOZA EYES THIRD KENTUCKY DERBY WIN WITH AMERICAN PHAROAH; MEXICAN NATIVE ALSO RIDES KENTUCKY OAKS HOPEFUL STELLAR WIND

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 16, 2015)–Mired in a career malaise just three years ago, jockey Victor Espinoza now stands at the precipice of superstardom as he contemplates winning a third Kentucky Derby with favored American Pharoah, an initial Kentucky Oaks with Stellar Wind, and possible induction into Racing’s most hallowed fraternity, The National Museum […]

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MIKE MITCHELL PUBLIC MEMORIAL SET FOR MONDAY, APRIL 20 AT SANTA ANITA; SERVICES FOR BELOVED TRAINER TO BEGIN AT 1:30 P.M. IN TRACK’S CHANDELIER ROOM

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 16, 2015)–A public memorial for longtime Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell will take place Monday, April 20 at Santa Anita Park. The service, which is to begin at 1:30 p.m. and run until 3 p.m., will be staged in the track’s Chandelier Room. Mitchell, who passed away following a lengthy battle […]

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THREE HEARTS, DIVERSY HARBOR LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF; FIELD OF NINE OLDER FILLIES & MARES

  FANTICOLA, QUEEN OF THE SAND, WALK CLOSE, INDUSTRIAL POLICY & HABIBI ALL LEND DEPTH   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 15, 2015)–Neil Drysdale’s Three Hearts and Tom Proctor’s Diversy Harbor, who both exit Santa Anita’s Grade II Santa Ana Stakes on March 15, head a competitive field of nine older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade […]

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HOME JOURNEY GOES GATE TO WIRE TO EN ROUTE TO WINNING GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES UNDER BEJARANO; PUYPE TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.09

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO SUNDAY OF $96,311, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2015)–California-bred Home Journey broke running and never looked back en route to a convincing one length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by […]

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FAVORED MASOCHISTIC GETS FIRST STAKES WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES; ELLIS, BAZE COMBINE FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN IN 1:14.69

  ORIGINALLY CONDITIONED BY AVILA, 5-YEAR-OLD CAL-BRED GELDING WINS FIRST TIME FOR ELLIS   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2015)–Heavily favored Masochistic, in his first start for trainer Ron Ellis, sat a close second early and went on to an impressive three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes. Ridden by Tyler […]

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LONGTIME BAY AREA TRAINER WILLIAM J. MOREY, JR. PASSES AT AGE 74

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS Friday, April 10, 2015   ALBANY – Northern California trainer William J. Morey, Jr., a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Hall of Fame (class of 2014), died Friday morning at a rehabilitation facility in Los Altos after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Morey was 74.   A native of […]

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IMPRESSIVE FIRST-OUT MAIDEN WINNER KENTUCKIAN SHIPS SOUTH & HEADS COMPETITVE FIELD OF NINE SOPHS IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 SAN PEDRO STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS

HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DAZZLING 11 LENGTH WINNER AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS MARCH 7                   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2015)–Fox Hill Farms’ Kentuckian, a dazzling 11 length first out maiden winner on March 7 at Golden Gate Fields, heads a deep and competitive field of nine 3-year-olds going six furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes […]

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STAKES WINNING GO WEST MARIE HEADS FIELD OF OLDER FILLIES & MARES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  COMPETITIVE LINE-UP INCLUDES COURSE SPECIALIST HEAVENS STAIRWAY AND BREEDERS’ CUP RUNNER, LIVING THE LIFE   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 8, 2015) – Stakes winning Go West Marie seeks her fourth consecutive win Saturday in Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas for fillies and mares, 4-years-old and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the unique […]

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UP AND COMING MASOCHISTIC & COMEBACKING SAHARA SKY HEAD SOLID FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS

  PRESTIGIOUS SPRINT FIXTURE FORMERLY RUN AS POTRERO GRANDE STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 8, 2015)–Speedy Masochistic and late-running comebacker Sahara Sky headline Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, to be run at 6 ½ furlongs this Saturday. Originally conditioned by the currently suspended A.C. Avila, Masochistic was sold privately to Samantha Siegel […]

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TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER TO RUN IN FRIDAY’S $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; IDLE SINCE SEPT. 27, MANDELLA TRAINEE PREPPING FOR GRADE I, $400,000 VANITY STAKES ON MAY 9

  SUPPLEMENTAL NOMINEE HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER FILLIES AND MARES   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2015)–Richard Mandella’s two-time Eclipse champion Beholder, idle since winning the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes Sept. 27, will resurface in Friday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, with the Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Stakes at 1 1/8 miles […]

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SHEER PLEASURE SURGES TO THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 EVENING JEWEL STAKES; BAZE, D’AMATO COMBINE FOR CAL-BRED VICTORY

  EVENING JEWEL PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2015)–With a dramatic late surge, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Sheer Pleasure overtook Grand Yodeler to win Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length. A 3-year-old California-bred filly by Birdonthewire, Sheer Pleasure […]

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DORTMUND REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH DOMINANT GATE TO WIRE TALLY IN GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY; BAFFERT & GARCIA TEAM FOR 4 ¼ LENGTH WIN & SETS SIGHTS ON RUN FOR THE ROSES MAY 2

  ON TRACK CROWD OF 38,647 WITNESS 78TH RUNNING OF WEST COAST’S PREMIER DERBY PREP By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Dortmund towers over his competition, standing the equivalent of 5-feet, 8-inches tall. He’s pretty imposing on paper, too. The chestnut colt romped to a 4 1/4-length victory in the $1 […]

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SMOOVE IT RALLIES FROM OFF THE PACE TO WIN $60,000 SHARP CAT PURSE; O’NEILL, GUTIERREZ & REDDAM TEAM FOR 3 ¼ LENGTH DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $39,497 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000; LATE PICK FOUR TO OFFER $750,000 GUARANTEED POOL   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2015)–J. Paul Reddam’s homebred Smoove It rallied strongly from off the pace under Mario Gutierrez to take Friday’s $60,000 Sharp Cat Purse allowance, as the 4-year-old California-bred […]

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PUBLIC ADVISED BALDWIN AVENUE TO BE CLOSED SOUTH OF 210 FREEWAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2015)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 4, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related […]

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BUDDING STAR STELLAR WIND HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS AT 1 1/16 MILES

  170 HIGHLY COVETED KENTUCKY OAKS QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS IN WIDE OPEN AFFAIR                   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2015)–Budding star Stellar Wind seeks her second consecutive graded stakes win as she heads a wide open field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks at a mile and […]

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UNDEFEATED DORTMUND HEADS FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY; PROSPECT PARK, BOLO & ONE LUCKY DANE ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN 78TH RUNNING OF PREMIER 3-YEAR-OLD SHOWCASE AT 1 1/8 MILES

  170 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS AS ‘RUN FOR THE ROSES’ LOOMS MAY 2   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2015)–Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Dortmund heads a field of six in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be run at 1 1/8 miles. Trained by Bob Baffert, Dortmund comes off a […]

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SKY KINGDOM STREAKS TO IMPRESSIVE WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP UNDER GARCIA; BAFFERT TRAINEE WINS BY 5 ¾ LENGTHS AND GETS HIS SECOND WIN IN MILE AND A HALF MARATHON

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2015)–Sky Kingdom proved history can repeat itself as he was an impressive 5 ¾ length winner of Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup under Martin Garcia. A winner of the mile and a half marathon in 2013, the Bob Baffert trainee had been idle since well beaten in the […]

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GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY TO BE RUN SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 78TH RUNNING OF ICONIC EVENT FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS TO OFFER RACEGOERS MULTITUDE OF DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, FASHION & WAGERING OPTIONS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2015)–The 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, April 4 will not only provide fans with world class racing as some of America’s top 3-year-olds compete in their final prep for the Kentucky Derby, it will also be the focal point of an afternoon […]

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BAFFERT’S FIVE PALMS MUCH BEST IN COMEBACK, IDLE SINCE DEC. 2013, HE WINS $60,000 ALOWANCE BY 4 ½ LENGTHS WHILE GETTING SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.29 UNDER GARCIA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2015)–Comebacking Five Palms returned to action in style on Thursday, as he took command mid-way around the far turn and sped to an impressive 4 ½ length win under Martin Garcia while covering seven furlongs in 1:22.29. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 5-year-old horse by Unbridled’s Song had been idle […]

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PUBLIC ADVISED BALDWIN AVENUE TO BE CLOSED SOUTH OF 210 FREEWAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2015)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 4, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related […]

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Christine A. Moore Millinery to host a Trunk Show at Santa Anita Park for the Santa Anita Derby

  NEWS ALERT                                     WHO:           Christine A.  Moore Millinery at Santa Anita Park WHAT:       Trunk Show at Santa Anita Park for the 2015 Santa Anita Derby WHERE:    Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 WHEN:       Saturday April 4, 2015                    March 24, 2015 New York City; Christine A. Moore […]

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HALL OF FAME JOCKEY MIKE SMITH SEEKS SECOND SANTA ANITA DERBY WIN WITH UP AND COMING BOLO, WHO TRIES DIRT FOR SECOND TIME IN WEST COAST’S MOST IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY PREP ON APRIL 4

  SMITH OPTIMISTIC, SAYS ‘EVERY TIME I’VE RIDDEN HIM, HE’S GALLOPED OUT LIKE A MONSTER’   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2015)–A winner of a record 21 Breeders’ Cup races and considered by many to be the best big-money rider in American Racing, jockey Mike Smith figures to be a longshot to win his second career […]

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RISING STAR ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR OUTRUNS FAVORED FINNEGANS WAKE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; STEVENS, EURTON COMBINE TO WIN MILE AND A HALF TURF MARATHON IN 2:25.78

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $92,672 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 21, 2015)–In his first-ever graded stakes assignment, California-bred Ashleyluvssugar out-dueled heavily favored Finnegans Wake to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Gary Stevens. Trained by Peter Eurton, Ashleyluvssugar […]

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PAPACOOLPAPACOOL RALLIES TO WIN $75,000 PASADENA STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF; TRUJILLO, D’AMATO TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 21, 2015)–Attentive to the pace under Elvis Trujillo, Papacoolpapacool saved ground at the rail to the quarter pole, swung three-wide turning for home and overhauled pacesetter Anytime Anyplace and Soul Driver for an impressive 1 ½ length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita. With a field of nine […]

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COMEBACKING OLIVER’S TALE WINS $60,000 MISS LADY BUG PURSE GATE TO WIRE BY 3 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; TSAGALAKIS TRAINEE NOW TWO FOR TWO DOWN HILLSIDE TURF & HAD BEEN IDLE NINE MONTHS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2015)–Comebacking Oliver’s Tale went to the front early and registered an emphatic 3 ½ length win under Tyler Baze in Friday’s $60,000 Miss Lady Bug allowance feature at Santa Anita, covering 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:12.25. Trained, owned and bred by Mark Tsagalakis, the […]

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CHOMAS, KURTZ SELECTED AS XPRESSBET $10K BET WINNERS

  Xpressbet Customers Will Make $10,000 Bets on Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby   March 19, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading US-based online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce the Grand Prize winners of its $10K Bet Sweepstakes are John Chomas of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and Thomas Kurtz of Charleroi, Pennsylvania.  Each Grand Prize winner […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED ONE LUCKY DANE MAKES LEAD & DEMOLISHES ALLOWANCE FOES BY 9 ¾ LENGTHS, STAMPING HIMSELF A DERBY HOPEFUL IN THE PROCESS

IDLE SINCE BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE, BAFFERT TRAINEE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.48 UNDER BEJARANO                   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2015)–Idle since running sixth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Nov. 1, Bob Baffert’s heavily favored One Lucky Dane came off the bench swinging on Thursday, as he demolished four rival […]

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HOOP OF COLOUR SPRINGS 12-1 SURPRISE IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AS VAN DYKE GUIDES MOTION TRAINEE TO THREE QUARTER LENGTH VICTORY AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

              ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2015)–Attentive to a slow early pace, Hoop of Colour, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, wore down Three Hearts and Tyler Baze late to win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length. Trained by Graham Motion, the Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. homebred […]

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JOCKEY COREY NAKATANI UNSEATED DURING FIFTH RACE & TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2015)–Jockey Corey Nakatani has been transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination following a spill during the running of Sunday’s, fifth race, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Nakatani, 44, who was aboard number seven, Bilger’s Sapphire, who appeared uninjured, clipped […]

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warrensvenedanite

CALIFORNIA-BRED WARREN’S VENEDA IS SMASHING 7 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES; WARREN HOMEBRED MARE RIDDEN BY BAZE AND TRAINED BY LEWIS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2015)–California-bred Warren’s Veneda firmly established herself as the West Coast’s top older filly or mare with a sensational 7 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes, as she negotiated 1 1/8 miles under Tyler Baze in 1:48.73. Conditioned by Craig Lewis, the 5-year-old chestnut mare by […]

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GOWESTMARIENITE

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

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

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sweet swap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ship&Win

“SHIP & WIN” PROGRAM EXPANDS IN CALIFORNIA STARTING APRIL 2

      ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2015)–“Ship and Win,” an incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that met with fine success over the past four seasons at Del Mar, will expand to take in the entire Southern California racing circuit beginning April 2. The arrangement, which will apply to horses […]

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warrensvenedanite

CALIFORNIA-BRED WARREN’S VENEDA SEEKS THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES; RED-HOT FAIRGROUNDS INVADER CASSATT SEEKS FOURTH IN-ROW

  PLETCHER’S UPSTART DAME DOROTHY, WHO IS OWNED BY WORLD-RENOWNED CHEF, BOBBY FLAY, STRETCHES OUT IN SEARCH OF SIXTH WIN FROM SEVEN STARTS   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 11, 2015)–Fresh off the biggest win of her career, California-bred Warren’s Veneda heads a field of seven older fillies and mares set to go 1 1/8 miles in […]

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LONGSHOT HARLINGTON’S ROSE RALLIES FROM OFF PACE UNDER TALAMO TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES; KNAPP TRAINEE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.64 & WINS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2015)–Underrated Harlington’s Rose rallied from off the pace to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes by three quarters of a length while covering six furlongs in 1:09.64 under Joe Talamo. Trained by Steve Knapp, the California-bred filly by Harlington broke from the rail and lacked room while full […]

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LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES             JOE TALAMO, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse. It was a real nice race. I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off. I think Steve could have rode her today. “I was […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED SHARED BELIEF CRUISES TO 4 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN 78TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; SMITH WINS RECORD THIRD STRAIGHT BIG ‘CAP, HOLLENDORFER TAKES SECOND

  By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Turns out the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap wasn’t much of a challenge for prohibitive favorite Shared Belief. The 5-year-old dark bay gelding collared pacesetter Moreno on the turn for home and went on to win by 4 1/4 lengths Saturday, improving to 10-1 […]

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LOST BUS FINDS A WAY HOME AND WINS $58,000 DIXIE PEARL PURSE; HEAP-TRAINED FILLY OVERCOMES SIX MONTH LAYOFF TO WIN BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER SMITH

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2015)–Although she was wide throughout, combacking Lost Bus was an impressive three quarters of a length winner of Friday’s $58,000 Dixie Pearl allowance feature as she covered six furlongs in 1:10.67 under Mike Smith. Trained by Blake Heap, Lost Bus had been idle since Aug. 27 at Del Mar. Breaking […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED HEAVENS STAIRWAY BREEZES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; BAZE & JONES TEAM FOR VICTORY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2015)–Confidently handled by Tyler Baze, heavily favored Heavens Stairway pounced on longshot pacesetter Mark of a Gem approaching the furlong pole and went on to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course […]

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WINNING PRIZE INS

SUMMER FRONT, ZA APPROVAL, RING WEEKEND & HOME RUN KITTEN ALL MAJOR CONTENDERS IN WIDE OPEN GRADE I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF 12 TURF SPECIALISTS SET TO GO

  IDLE SINCE AUG. 10, DEFENDING CHAMP WINNING PRIZE REUNITED WITH TOP JOCK BEJARANO   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2015)–Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) has attracted a wide open field of 12 older horses, headed by multiple graded stakes winners Summer Front, Za Approval, Ring Weekend, Home Run Kitten and last […]

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UNDFEATED DORTMUND LOOMS STANDOUT AMONG FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORES IN GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES ON SATURDAY; COLT BY BIG BROWN AMONG ELITE PROSPECTS FOR KENTUCKY DERBY

  RUN AT 1 1/16 MILES, SAN FELIPE TO AWARD 50 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS TO WINNER   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2015)–Undefeated Dortmund, fresh off an improbable triumph in his most recent start, heads a field of 10 Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes, an important steppingstone to […]

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GRADED STAKES SPRINT WINNERS CONQUEST TWO STEP, WILD DUDE & CHITU SIGNED ON FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES; COMEBACKING KOBE’S BACK ATTEMPTS TO RETURN STRONG WITH NEW BARN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March, 4 2015) – Graded stakes winners Conquest Two Step, Wild Dude and Chitu head a field of strong sprint contenders in Saturday’s Gr. II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs. Comebacking Kobe’s Back makes his first start since July in a new barn, gains a Hall of Fame rider and […]

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TOP RATED SHARED BELIEF TOWERS OVER 12 RIVALS IN 78TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON SATURDAY AS HOLLENDORFER BIDS FOR SECOND BIG ‘CAP WIN AND SMITH SHOOTS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED THREE-PEAT IN ‘GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL’

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2015)–America’s top rated older horse, once-beaten Shared Belief, towers over a field of 13 older horses set to compete in the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino at a mile and quarter this Saturday. With his only […]

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INDEFATIGABLE CRIMSON GIANT TO MAKE 67TH CAREER START IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; 6-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING SEEKS SECOND CAREER WIN IN ‘GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL’

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2015)–Depending upon who you ask, Crimson Giant is: a.) A racing rarity. b.) A throwback to a bygone era. c.) A continuously overmatched iron horse. Or, d.) Just a healthy, happy horse that likes to play and play often. However he’s defined, he’s running–and he’s running for the 67th time […]

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PLAY HARD TO GET SAVES GROUND AND IS UP TO WIN $60,000 GREEN JEWEL ALLOWANCE PURSE BY A HEAD UNDER NAKATANI; KRULJAC CHARGE COVERS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:00.59

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $48,472 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $300,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2015)–Far back early, Play Hard to Get saved ground at the rail and re-rallied late under Corey Nakatani to defeat Awesome Return and Mike Smith by a head in Friday’s $60,000 Green Jewel Purse allowance […]

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FANTASTIC STYLE

HEAVILY FAVORED FANTASTIC STYLE PREVAILS IN $58,000 ‘BEAN BAG’ ALLOWANCE FEATURE; FRONT-RUNNING FILLY HOLDS OFF LATE CHARGE BY MAJESTIC PRESENCE TO WIN BY A HEAD

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2015)–Pressured early by longshot Lady Lake, heavily favored Fantastic Style held off the late charge of Majestic Presence to win Thursday’s $58,000 “Bean Bag” allowance feature at Santa Anita by a head while covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.23. Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Bob Baffert, Fantastic Style […]

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HOLLENDORFER’S LIGHT THE CITY, BAFFERT’S ENCHANTING LADY & BONDE’S RATTATAPTAP LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

  HOLLENDORFER REPRESENTED BY THREE FILLIES IN FIELD OF NINE, ENCHANTING LADY & RATTATAPTAP TRY TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME & MOTION’S WELL-ACCOMPLISHED TURF RUNNER RAINHA DA BATERIA TO MAKE INITIAL DIRT START   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2015)–A sharp second in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s […]

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XPRESSBET UNVEILS NEW WAGERING INTERFACES, REVAMPED PRO SHOP

    Half-Price DRF Classic PP’s & TrackMaster Platinum Plus Programs Offered through February 28   February 25, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has made several enhancements to its website, including the unveiling of several new personalized wagering interfaces and a fully-revamped Pro Shop. To celebrate […]

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MIKE LUZZI WINS 65TH ANNUAL SANTA ANITA GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD, POPULAR DELAWARE NATIVE ELECTED BY NATIONWIDE VOTE OF HIS PEERS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2015)–Mike Luzzi, America’s Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1989, has been named the winner of the 2015 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers. A 45-year-old native of Wilmington, Delaware, Luzzi has stood the test of time and has enjoyed a highly successful […]

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DISTINCTIV PASSION DOMINATES WEATHER-REDUCED HERNANDEZ UNDER MALDONADO; BONDE TRAINEE GOES GATE TO WIRE AND WINS BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS IN RACE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED ON HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2014)–Transferred from the hillside turf course to the main track earlier in the day, Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes proved to be low-hanging fruit for trainer Jeff Bonde’s Distinctiv Passion, as he dominated a field of four older horses in gate to wire fashion, winning by 4 ¼ lengths under […]

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COURSE SPECIALIST BETTYS BAMBINO ROLLS TO VICTORY IN $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES; GARCIA, EURTON COMBINE FOR ONE LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2015)–Course specialist Bettys Bambino sat close to the pace and rolled to a one length victory over favored Ambitious Brew in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes as he covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.65. Second, less than a length off of pacesetter Pathway to […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK TO COMMEMORATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGENDARY SEABISCUIT’S VICTORY IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAP WITH SCREENING OF BLOCKBUSTER HIT MOVIE DEPICTING BELOVED THOROUGHBRED ON FEB. 28

  POST RACE SCREENING TO BE HELD IN PADDOCK GARDENS AREA & WILL SERVE AS PRELIM TO 78TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $1 MILLION BIG ‘CAP ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2015)–In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park […]

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BREAK BEAUTY

SANTA ANITA SPRING STAKES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED; SIX GRADE I STAKES, HEADED BY $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 27, HIGHLIGHT 38-DAY MEET WHICH RUNS FROM APRIL 25 THROUGH CLOSING DAY, JUNE 28

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced its 2015 Spring Stakes schedule, which will run from April 25 through June 28 and be highlighted by six Grade I events, including the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27. In addition to its impressive roster of Grade I stakes, Santa Anita […]

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LONGSHOT WILD IN THE SADDLE MOVES THROUGH AT RAIL TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; GUTIERREZ & BALTAS TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN AT FLAT MILE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2015)–As well fancied My Sweet Addiction lugged out going to the far turn, longshot Wild in the Saddle, ridden by Mario Gutierrez for trainer Richard Baltas, slipped through at the rail to assume command en route to a 1 ½ length victory in Friday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. […]

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DISTINCTIV PASSION, HAY DUDE, HOME RUN KITTEN, SWEET SWAP & WINNING PRIZE ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2015)–A wide-open field of eight older horses, including trainer Neil Drysdale’s comebacking Grade I winner Winning Prize, will contest 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes. A winner of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) three starts back on March […]

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RECENT SANTA ANITA RENOVATIONS EARN L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL’S PRESTIGIOUS ‘BEST HOSPITALITY PROJECT’ AWARD

  ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF BEST COMMERCIAL DESIGN & REDEVELOPMENT SENDS MESSAGE TO MAJOR PLAYERS IN L.A. AREA’S DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, FINANCE & BROKERAGE COMMUNITIES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2015)–Santa Anita Park, which has undergone extensive modernization and renovation projects over the past three years, has been awarded the prestigious “Best Hospitality Project” award for 2015 by […]

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DIVERSYHARBORNITE

DIVERSY HARBOR TAKES ADVANTAGE OF TORRID PACE AND TAGS FAVORED LA TIA LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES; STEVENS, PROCTOR COMBINE FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN AT A MILE ON TURF

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $91,365, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2015)–Diversy Harbor, with Gary Stevens up, took advantage of a blistering early pace scenario and flew late to defeat 3-5 favorite La Tia by three quarters of a length in Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes, […]

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COURSE SPECIALIST BETTYS BAMBINO HEADS DEEP AND COMPETITIVE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  SOLID GROUP OF EIGHT CAL-BREDS, INCLUDING RECENT CAL CUP TURF CLASSIC RUNNER-UP BOOZER SET TO GO   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2015)–Course specialist Bettys Bambino heads a field of eight older California-bred or sired horses in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A winner of […]

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warrensvenedanite

WARREN’S VENEDA ROLLS TO 2 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARIA STAKES; BAZE, LEWIS COMBINE FOR WIN AS CAL-BRED MARE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.18

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2015)–Although she was caught wide around both turns, Warren’s Veneda rallied from off the pace to an emphatic 2 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita, as the California-bred daughter of Affirmative covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.18. Trained by Craig Lewis […]

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GARY STEVENS GETS 5,000TH NORTH AMERICAN WIN ABOARD MANDELLA-CONDITIONED CATCH A FLIGHT IN $58,000 ALLOWANCE FEATURE

   ARGENTINE-BRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP MARCH 7   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2015)–Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens got his 5,000 North American win Friday aboard the Richard Mandella-trained Catch a Flight in Santa Anita’s $58,000 allowance feature, as the Argentine-bred horse by Giant’s Causeway motored to […]

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 48TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THRUSDAY NIGHT, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION

  GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA AND WILL BE SPONSORED BY J. PAUL REDDAM’S CASHCALL & SANTA ANITA PARK   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2015)–The 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday night at La Salle High School in Pasadena […]

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birdlover

BIRDLOVER OVERCOMES YEAR ABSENCE TO WIN $75,000 WISHING WELL STAKES GATE TO WIRE UNDER TRUJILLO; O’NEILL TRAINEE WINS BY HALF LENGTH AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.22

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2015)–Idle one day shy of a year, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Birdlover broke sharply from her outside post under Elvis Trujillo and registered an impressive gate to wire win in Sunday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A […]

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sharedbeliefnite

SHARED BELIEF ESTABLISHES HIMSELF AS NATION’S TOP OLDER HORSE WITH CONVINCING 1 ½ LENGTH WIN OVER CALIFORNIA CHROME IN GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO INVITATIONAL; CANDY RIDE GELDING GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:48.45

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 21,522 SEE SHARED BELIEF GAIN FURTHER VINDICATON FOLLOWING CONTROVERSIAL BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC DEFEAT ON NOV. 1   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2015)–Let there be no doubt. Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief, a tough-luck loser of the Grade I, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 1, established himself as the nation’s top older […]

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FINNEGANS WAKE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES UNDER ESPINOZA; MILLER TRAINEE NOTCHES THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN AS HE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:00.88

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2015)–With an eye catching move around the far turn, Finnegans Wake rallied from far off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by one length while covering 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:00.88. Previously based in the Midwest and fresh off a pair of Grade […]

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FAVORED DORTMUND PREVAILS IN EPIC STRETCH BATTLE WITH RIVAL FIRING LINE TO WIN GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES BY A HEAD; BAFFERT & GARCIA TEAM IN IMPORTANT SANTA ANITA DERBY PREP

  CHESTNUT SON OF BIG BROWN GETS 1 1/16 MILES 1:42.20, SAN FELIPE NEXT ON MARCH 7   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2015)–Although he appeared beaten at the rail with a furlong to run, Bob Baffert’s Dortmund called upon his considerable class and courage to defeat rival Firing Line by a head in Saturday’s Grade […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED MIDNIGHT HAWK IMPRESSIVE $60,000 ALLOWANCE WINNER UNDER ESPINOZA; BAFFERT TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS AND GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:36.77

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2015)–Heavily favored Midnight Hawk seized command turning for home and rolled to an impressive 1 ½ length win in Friday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, getting one mile under Victor Espinoza in 1:36.77. Trained by Bob Baffert, Midnight Hawk, who was a well beaten ninth by superstar Shared Belief […]

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ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR

CALIFORNIA-BRED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR PRESSES PACE EN ROUTE TO VICTORY IN $60,000 ‘YOU CAN’T MAKE IT UP’ ALLOWANCE PURSE; SMITH, EURTON TEAM FOR 1 ¾ LENGTH WIN ON GRASS

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $49,133 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $300,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2015)–Longshot Ashleyluvssugar pressed the pace from his outside post position and went on to an authoritative 1 ¾ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 “You Can’t Make It Up” allowance purse at Santa Anita, as he covered 1 1/8 […]

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SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE ANNOUNCES KIDS’ BBQ CHALLENGE

  The 4th Annual Santa Anita Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship (SAWC) announced a new Winner’s Circle KidsQ contest for 2015. Held in parallel with the State BBQ Championship on Saturday, March 21st, the KidsQ will be a head-to-head BBQ grill off in two age groups: 6-10 and 11-15. To make sure that this is truly […]

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DORTMUND, FIRING LINE & ROCK SHANDY HEAD POWER-PACKED GRADE III ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES ON SATURDAY; KEY PREP TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY TO BE CONTESTED AT 1 1/16 MILES

  TEN KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS TO BE AWARDED TO WINNER             ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2015)–Separated by just a head in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 20, Dortmund and Firing Line renew their rivalry in Saturday’s Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes, a race that has attracted a field […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME, SHARED BELIEF & HOPPERTUNITY HEAD OUTSTANDING FIELD OF NINE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO INVITATIONAL AT 1 1/8 MILES

  SHERMAN, HOLLENDORFER & BAFFERT COLLIDE IN MUCH-ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO B.C. CLASSIC; SAN ANTONIO TO BE PART OF ‘JOCKEY CLUB TOUR’ AND BE BROADCAST LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2015)–Three of the nation’s most highly regarded 4-year-olds, Horse of the Year California Chrome, 2013 Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male Shared Belief […]

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XPRESSBET $10K BET SWEEPSTAKES IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR

  2014 Grand Prize Winners Cashed for $60,000 on Florida Derby & Santa Anita Derby   February 2, 2015 (Washington, PA) – For the second consecutive year, leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is giving two customers the opportunity to win a VIP trip to the Florida Derby and Santa Anita Derby, as well as $10,000 […]

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SUPERSTARS CALIFORNIA CHROME & SHARED BELIEF READY FOR SHOWDOWN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO INVITATIONAL AT SANTA ANITA

  A FIELD OF PERHAPS 10 OLDER HORSES, INCLUDING RECENT SAN PASQUAL WINNER HOPPERTUNITY, ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE AT 1 1/8 MILES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2015)–In what looms as an epic showdown between two of the sport’s most highly regarded runners, reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Champion 2-year-old […]

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AVANZARENITE

AVANZARE PRESSES PACE AND TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; STEVENS, PROCTOR TEAM FOR VICTORY AS 5-YEAR-OLD GETS ONE MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.17

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2015)–Consistent Avanzare pressed the pace and went on to an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Gary Stevens and trained by Tom Proctor, Avanzare bested a half dozen older horses and got one mile on turf in 1:34.17. A […]

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conquestnite

CONQUEST TWO STEP FLIES LATE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO, WHO GETS THIRD WIN ON CARD; CASSE TRAINEE WAS SECOND TO SHARED BELIEF IN OPENING DAY MALIBU

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2015)–With fast fractions to run at, trainer Mark Casse’s Conquest Two Step flew through the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under a high-riding Joe Talamo who registered his third win on the card. With favored Distinctiv Passion carving out fractions of […]

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 48TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 12, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION

  EVENT SPONSORED BY J. PAUL REDDAM’S CASHCALL & SANTA ANITA PARK   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2015)–The 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently […]

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RATTATAPTAP DICTATES PACE AND WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 4 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; BONDE TRAINEE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.15

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2015)–Breaking from post position two, Rattataptap was pressed early through fractions of 22.55, 45.36 and 57.19, but seemed to find another gear a furlong from home and went on to an authoritative 4 ¾ length win in Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Rattataptap […]

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GRADE I WINNER BIG MACHER SET FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES; WILD DUDE, DISTINCTIV PASSION & BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP SECRET CIRCLE IN LINEUP AS WELL

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Grade I winner Big Macher heads a field of strong sprint contenders in Saturday’s Gr. II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at 6 furlongs. Graded stakes winners Distinctiv Passion, Wild Dude and 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle help round out competitive field of six older horses. A […]

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GRADED STAKES WINNING HOME RUN KITTEN HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES; FIELD OF NINE OLDER HORSES SET TO CONTEST ONE MILE ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2015)–A close second in Santa Anita’s Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile Dec. 26, trainer David Hofmans’ Home Run Kitten heads a competitive field of nine older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes, which will also be run at one mile on turf. Owned by Tarabilla Farms, Inc., Home […]

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BAFFERT’S MAYBELLENE HEADS FIELD OF TEN 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT FLAT MILE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2015)–Third to eventual Eclipse Award winning juvenile filly Take Charge Brandi last out, Bob Baffert’s Maybellene heads a field of ten 3-year-old fillies going one mile in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by Baffert’s wife, Jill, the Kentucky-bred filly by Lookin At Lucky was […]

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XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA, GULFSTREAM INTRODUCE ‘X-COUNTRY’ PICK 4

  New and Exciting Wager will include a $500,000 Guarantee   January 28, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and the Stronach Group, is excited to announce its plans to offer horseplayers the opportunity to play a special Pick 4 on Saturday, February 7. […]

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PURE TACTICS UP TO WIN $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES BY HALF LENGTH WITH SMITH ABOARD; O’NEILL TRAINEE GETS PERFECT TRIP DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.28

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2015)–Texas-bred Pure Tactics rallied from off the pace to take Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes by a half length under Mike Smith, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.28. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Pure Tactics shortened up out of a sixth place run in the […]

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FAVORED ALERT BAY FINDS NARROW OPENING AT RAIL LATE TO WIN $250,000 CAL CUP TURF CLASSIC BY A NECK UNDER BAZE; WRIGHT TRAINEE SURVIVES STEWARDS’ INQUIRY AT ODDS OF 5-2

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $116,493 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $750,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–Favored Alert Bay slipped through a narrow opening at the rail a furlong from home and went on to a hard-earned neck victory under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic at Santa […]

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SPIRIT RULES OUTRUNS FAVORED SAN ONOFRE TO WIN $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT; PUGLISI, AGUIRRE TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

  SPRINT IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–Longshot Spirit Rules engaged heavily favored San Onofre around the far turn and repelled his determined challenge through the stretch to take Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint by a half length […]

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GO WEST MARIE POWERS UP RAIL TO TAKE SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER STEVENS; TRUMAN TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.18

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–With a powerful late rush at the rail, Go West Marie easily overhauled longshot Home Journey to take Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint by three quarters of a length under Gary Stevens. Trained by Eddie Truman, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Western Fame covered 6 ½ […]

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LONGSHOT MISCHIEF CLEM TAKES $250,000 CAL CUP DERBY BY A HEAD; DESORMEAUX, HESS TEAM FOR WIN AS COLT BY PAPA CLEM IS ALL HEART IN GETTING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.82

  DERBY ONE OF FIVE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–With odds-on favorite Acceptance spent with a quarter mile to run, longshot Mischief Clem was ultra-game in fending off Pulmarack through the lane, as he prevailed in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby by a […]

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LONGSHOT SINGING KITTY RALLIES TO TAKE $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS; GRYDER, CHEW TEAM TO WIN BY ONE LENGTH, COVERING ONE MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–Ridden for the first time by Aaron Gryder, Singing Kitty split horses four-wide at the top of the stretch and outdueled favored Heat the Rocks in deep stretch to take Saturday’s $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks by one length while negotiating one mile on turf in 1:35.70. A 3-year-old California-bred […]

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ERNEST SHACKLETON TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE AS ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING APPRENTICE VAN DYKE NOTCHES FIRST WIN AS JOURNEYMAN JOCK

  IRISH-BRED GETS FIRST STATESIDE WIN FOR O’NEILL AS HE COVERS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:36.16     ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2015)–Irish-bred Ernest Shackleton sat a close third early and ran gamely late to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by a half length, providing America’s Eclipse Award winning apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke with […]

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XPRESSBET TO SPONSOR SANTA ANITA’S $200K CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS

  Bettors Can Download Free Wager Guide; Earn Bonus Rewards Points   January 21, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is proud to support the Sunshine Millions/California Cup and sponsor the $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, January 24. The ‘Cal Cup’ is racing’s premier event for […]

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VERSATILE ALERT BAY SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC; AWESOME RETURN, BOOZER & G.G. RYDER ALL PROMINENT AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  TURF CLASSIC ONE OF FIVE STAKES ON 10-RACE CARD FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Fresh off his most prestigious career win and in search of his fifth consecutive victory, trainer Blaine Wright’s Alert Bay heads a field of 12 older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $250,000 […]

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HEAT THE ROCKS TAKES ON TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME SATURDAY; POTENT PAIR HOLLENDORFER AND TRUJILLO TEAM AGAIN IN $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT 1 MILE ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will once again pair with jockey Elvis Trujillo when he sends out Heat the Rocks Saturday in the Sunshine Millions Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. Though she has never raced on turf, 3-year-old Heat the Rocks has […]

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DOWNHILL SPECIALIST VELVET MESQUITE HEADS A FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL TURF COURSE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Stakes winner Velvet Mesquite returns once again to the surface she has clearly excelled over on Saturday. Velvet Mesquite will take on 13 rivals in the Sunshine Millions Cal Cup Day’s edition of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s […]

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FAVORED SAM’S SISTER RALLIES WIDE TO WIN MONDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; HOLLENDORFER, TRUJILLO TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG VICTORY IN 1:22.42

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Favored Sam’s Sister rallied wide-out to take Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita, as the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee covered seven furlongs in 1:22.42 under Elvis Trujillo. By 2006 Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek, Sam’s Sister employed tactics similar to those used […]

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MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER ACCEPTANCE & ‘MIRACLE HORSE’ TOUGH SUNDAY HEADLINE SATURDAY’S $250,000 CAL CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES

  RACE IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES ON 10-RACE SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY CARD                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Multiple stakes winner Acceptance, who is unbeaten in three starts for trainer Don Warren, and Tough Sunday, a horse who has overcome being born deaf, blind and without a mother, headline a field of eight […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED BOBBI GRACE WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE IN-HAND; STEVENS, PROCTOR TEAM FOR VICTORY WITH IRISH-BRED FILLY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2015)–Heavily favored Bobbi Grace ran to her notices Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $58,000 hillside turf allowance feature by a comfortable length and a quarter under Gary Stevens. Trained by Tom Proctor, Bobbi Grace sat a perfect trip under Stevens, winning in-hand while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs in […]

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SAM’S SISTER HEADS MONDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS; SHARP DISTAFFERS MY SWEET ADDICTION, DANCINTHENIGHTAWAY & SWEET MARINI ALL RATE LIVE CHANCES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2015)–Fresh off victory in the opening day La Brea Stakes, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sam’s Sister heads a field of seven older fillies and mares in Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Off at 12-1 in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea, Sam’s Sister was also entered […]

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BENCH WARRANT HUGS RAIL AND WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A NOSE UNDER BAZE; SADLER TRAINEE TRANSITIONS FROM 1 1/16 MILES GRADE I LOS AL FUTURITY TO WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2015)–Bench Warrant took a steep drop in class, tried turf for the first time and cut back in distance to take Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a nose under Tyler Baze, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:13.19. Fourth to highly regarded Kentucky […]

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HARD HITTING LEXIE LOU & SAM’S SISTER HEAD GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON SATURDAY; ‘SAM’ TRIES TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHILE ‘LEXIE’ MAKES FIRST START ON NATURAL DIRT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2015)–Trainer Mark Casse’s highly accomplished Lexie Lou and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sam’s Sister, an upset winner of the seven furlong La Brea Stakes, head a field of eight 4-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Cañada Stakes at Santa Anita. Second to Horse of the Year hopeful California Chrome in […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED CALCULATOR BREAKS MAIDEN IN STYLE AS HE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 SHAM STAKES BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER TRUJILLO; MILLER TRAINEE STAMPS HIMSELF AS “A” LIST DERBY HOPEFUL

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2015)–Heavily favored Calculator stamped himself as a first-tier Derby hopeful with an impressive 4 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.   Ridden by Elvis Trujillo and trained by Peter Miller, Calculator got the one mile Sham in a rapid 1:34.88, and in so […]

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‘TEAM CHROME’ ON SCENE AND READY FOR POSSIBLE SHOWDOWN WITH BAYERN & SHARED BELIEF IN GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO FEB. 7

  COBURN, MARTIN & SHERMAN ON-HAND FOR POSTER SIGNING SATURDAY MORNING; CALIFORNIA CHROME RECEIVES SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD BETWEEN RACES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2015)–Less than four hours after superstar California Chrome worked six furlongs in 1:11.60 at Los Alamitos, his connections were on-hand at Santa Anita to participate in a poster signing as […]

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U S Citizen

U S CITIZEN RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF; DESORMEAUX & O’NEILL TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2015)–U S Citizen rallied on the far outside to take Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by 1 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 6-year-old gelding by Proud Citizen covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.04. Breaking from post five in a field […]

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TIZ MIDNIGHT & WARREN’S VENEDA HEAD FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER FILLIES & MARES IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASEANA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; UP & COMING MY SWEET ADDICTION & TASTE LIKE CANDY FIGURE TOUGH AS WELL

  EBLOUISSANTE, HALF SISTER TO ZENYATTA, SEEKS FORM REVERSAL   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2015)–Tiz Midnight and Warren’s Veneda, who were separated by just a head when last they met, head a field of eight older fillies and mares in Sunday’s $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, Tiz Midnight […]

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CALCULATOR SEEKS MAIDEN WIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III SHAM STAKES AT FLAT MILE; MILLER TRAINEE HAS BEEN SECOND TO TOP RATED DERBY PROSPECT AMERICAN PHAROAH IN LAST TWO STARTS

  FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORES SET TO START DOWN ROAD TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY    APRIL 4                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2015)–Second in two consecutive Grade I races, trainer Peter Miller’s 3-year-old Calculator seeks his first win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at a flat mile. A field of eight […]

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SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET OFF TO FAST START AS ATTENDANCE & HANDLE SOAR THROUGH FIRST EIGHT DAYS OF RACING; TOTAL ALL-SOURCES HANDLE UP 25 PERCENT

  OPENING DAY CROWD OF 40,810 & OVERALL HANDLE OF $17 MILLION KEY BULLISH START                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2015)–On the heels of a spectacular opener on Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park posted significant increases in both attendance and pari-mutuel handle through the first eight days of its current 68-day Winter Meet, which […]

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FINNEGANS WAKE ROLLS LATE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER ESPINOZA; MILLER-TRAINED VET GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.38 & NOTCHES HIS SECOND STAKES WIN IN-A-ROW

    MASSIVE PICK 5 CARRYOVER OF $392,388 & PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $87,422 INTO SUNDAY,       TOTAL POOLS ON SUNDAY EXPECTED TO EXCEED $2 MILLION & $500,000, RESPECTIVELY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2015)–Ridden patiently by Victor Espinoza, long-fused Finnegans Wake wheeled five-wide turning for home and bounded to a one length win in Saturday’s […]

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LONGSHOT LUTINE BELLE WINS $75,000 BLUE NORTHER & PROVIDES SOLIS WITH 5,000TH CAREER WIN; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.50

  MASSIVE SUPER HIGH FIVE POOL OF $2,065,898 GENERATES 22 WINNING TICKETS WORTH $75,405.40   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2015)–Longshot Lutine Belle roared from off the pace to win Thursday’s $75,000, one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita and thus provide Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis with yet another career milestone–win number […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME CONNECTIONS TO BE HONORED AT SANTA ANITA JAN. 10 AS ‘CHROME’ WINS FIFTH ANNUAL ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD; CALIFORNIA CHROME POSTERS TO BE GIVEN TO FIRST 2,000 ATTENDEES

  ESPINOZA & SHERMAN, ALONG WITH OWNERS COBURN & MARTIN SCHEDULED FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRIOR TO RACES IN TRACK’S EAST PADDOCK GARDENS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will honor California Chrome as the winner of the Secretariat “Vox Populi” (Voice of the People) Award on Saturday, Jan. 10, with “Chrome’s” connections scheduled […]

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STAKES WINNING SEDUIRE HEADS FIELD OF NINE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE HAS RAIL TO CONTEND WITH AT 6 ½ FURLONGS

  COMPETITIVE GROUP OF 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES TO CONTEST 17 OVERALL QUALIFYING POINTS TO KENTUCKY OAKS MAY 1   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2014) – Stakes winning Seduire takes on eight other newly turned 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes, all competing for 17 Kentucky Oaks Points, 10 to the victor. A […]

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BETTYS BAMBINO HOLDS OFF LIL BIT O’FUN TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GARCIA; EURTON TRAINEE SECOND CHOICE AT 3-1 IN FIELD OF NINE AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $95,175 INTO WEDNESDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL COULD EXCEED $500,000   LONGSHOT HARLINGTON’S ROSE TAKES $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN WITH TALAMO UP   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2014)–Trainer Peter Eurton’s Red-hot Bettys Bambino made his stakes debut a successful one on Sunday at Santa Anita, as the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by […]

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FAVORED LADY PIMPERNEL HOLDS OFF DIVERSY HARBOR TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES BY NOSE UNDER ESPINOZA; GAINES COLLECTS SECOND TRAINING WIN ON DAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2014)–A close fifth between horses around the far turn, favored Lady Pimpernel found a seam turning for home and held off the late charge of Diversy Harbor to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes by a nose under Victor Espinoza, negotiating        1 1/8 miles on turf in […]

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DISTINCTIV PASSION GOES GATE TO WIRE EN ROUTE TO UPSET WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES; HEAVILY FAVORED SECRET CIRCLE WELL BEATEN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2014)–With heavily favored Secret Circle nowhere to be found, Distinctiv Passion rocketed to the front from his outside post and never looked back to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.55. Head and head early with […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED SHARED BELIEF TAKES GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU BY A NECK AS HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE IS ALL HEART UNDER SMITH; HUGE ON-TRACK CROWD OF 40,810 BASK UNDER SUNNY SKIES

  ON-TRACK ATTENDANCE UP 33 PERCENT OVER 2013 & ALL SOURCES HANDLE OF $17,026,448 UP       29 PERCENT; PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $146,352 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $1 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2014)–Back in action for the first time since suffering his first career defeat in the $5 […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME WINS 2014 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

  Presentation Planned for Jan. 10 at Santa Anita   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 25, 2014) – California Chrome, the winner of both the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been selected to receive the 2014 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award. The award recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best […]

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VERSATILE ALERT BAY RETURNS TO TURF TO UPSET IN GRADE II, $200,000 MATHIS BROTHERS MILE; CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING BY CITY ZIP WINS BY A NECK IN DRIVING FINISH OVER HOME RUN KITTEN

  HUGE ON-TRACK CROWD OF 40,810 ENJOY SUN-DRENCHED WINTER MEET OPENER   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2014)–In a driving finish, versatile Alert Bay, ridden by Tyler Baze, was all heart in winning Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) at Santa Anita by a neck while getting the distance in 1:35.06. Trained by Blaine […]

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SAM'S SISTER

SAM’S SISTER SURGES LATE TO UPSET FAVORED TARIS IN GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES; TRUJILLO, HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2014)–Sam’s Sister surged late to defeat heavily favored Taris by a half length in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes, one of three graded events on Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day. Ridden by Elvis Trujillo and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the lightly raced Kentucky-bred filly by Brother Derek […]

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GRADED STAKES-WINNING SWEET SWAP HEADS WIDE-OPEN FIELD OF 11 IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2014)–Graded stakes winning Sweet Swap returns to the hill once again Saturday after being beaten only a length last time in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Nov. 1. Bettys Bambino, Eddie’s First and Lil Bit Bit O’Fun also bring solid credentials to Saturday’s $100,000 Daytona Stakes, a wide-open […]

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VETERAN SECRET CIRCLE HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES; 2013 BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP CUTS BACK IN DISTANCE FROM SECOND PLACE FINISH IN CIGAR MILE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2014)–Second as the 5-2 favorite in the Grade I Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Nov. 29, trainer Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle cuts back in distance Saturday as he returns to the home of his greatest triumph–a win in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by […]

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BLINGISMYTHING, AGUAFRIA, DIVERSY HARBOR & THREE HEARTS ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES; FULL FIELD OF 12 FILLIES AND MARES SET TO GO 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2014)–Trainer Eric Kruljac’s Blingismything, an impressive winner of her last two starts, and Aguafria, Diversy Harbor and recent Grade III winner Three Hearts head a deep and competitive field of 12 fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf. A […]

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COMEBACKING AWESOME BABY HORSE TO BEAT AT SEVEN FURLONGS IN THE GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES ON OPENING DAY; BAFFERT TRAINEE SEEKS FOURTH WIN IN-A-ROW WITH SMITH AGAIN ENGAGED TO RIDE

  GRADED WINNERS TARIS, STONETASTIC, JOJO WARRIOR & THANK YOU MARYLOU, ALONG WITH SHARP FILLIES AMARANTH, RAMONA’S WILDCAT, SAM’S SISTER & MORE COMPLEXITY LEND CONSIDERABLE DEPTH TO TEN-HORSE FIELD, WHICH IS ONE OF THREE GRADED STAKES ON NINE-RACE CARD                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2014)–A two-time graded stakes winner earlier this year at Santa […]

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WORLD CLASS CHEFS FROM LA’S TOP-RATED RESTAURANTS TO GRACE SANTA ANITA PARK’S LUXURIOUS CHANDELIER ROOM BEGINNING OPENING DAY, DEC. 26

  CULINARY MASTERS AIM TO REDEFINE SPORT & DINING EXPERIENCE AT GREAT RACE PLACE; NEWLY RENOVATED, ICONIC VENUE TO ALSO OFFER LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN ONE-OF-A-KIND SETTING     ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2014)–Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 78th Winter Meeting on Friday, Dec. 26, has announced that a highly acclaimed group of […]

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$10,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNS DEC. 26; POPULAR FREE ONLINE CONTEST FEATURES $5,000 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2014)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will mark its return on the track’s opening day, Friday Dec. 26 and will again offer fans $10,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $5,000 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter and Spring […]

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SANTA ANITA TO AGAIN OFFER FREE INFIELD ADMISSION & PARKING BEGINNING OPENING DAY, DEC. 26

                FIRST POST TIME FOR ACTION-PACKED CARD IS 12 NOON, ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 10 A.M.                                       ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2014)–Santa Anita Park will again offer fans free weekend Infield admission and parking, beginning opening day, Friday, Dec. 26. With sunny skies forecast, the spacious Infield figures to be a popular destination for […]

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TOP TRAINERS SET TO COMPETE AT 78TH SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET, BEGINNING FRIDAY, DEC. 26; HALL OF FAMERS BAFFERT & HOLLENDORFER, ALONG WITH MILLER, O’NEILL, SADLER & PROCTOR FIGURE PROMINENTLY

  HALL OF FAMERS MCANALLY & MANDELLA ALSO HOPE TO CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2014)–With more than $30 million in purse money up for grabs, it’s no wonder a deep and competitive group of some of America’s top trainers have lined up to compete at Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, which begins […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK TO OFFER FANS A WIDE VARIETY OF ADMISSION, DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SEATING OPTIONS AS 2014-15 WINTER MEET OPENS ON DEC. 26

RECENT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER MAKES GREAT RACE PLACE STATE-OF-THE-ART ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2014)–Santa Anita Park’s 68-day 2014-15 Winter Meet, which opens Friday, Dec. 26, will offer fans a wide array of admission and seating options, including the track’s popular “Gallop Out,” which features trackside seating on the Club House turn, food and beverage options, […]

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THE XPRESSBET GULFSTREAM PARK XTRA ON HRTV IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR

THE XPRESSBET GULFSTREAM PARK XTRA ON HRTV IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR Live, On-Site Coverage from Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet   December 9, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to once again partner with HRTV to bring live on-site coverage from Gulfstream Park’s current Championship Meet.  Xpressbet Gulfstream Park Xtra, […]

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VOTING NOW OPEN FOR SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Online voting is now open for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award.  Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the […]

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XPRESSBET, GIDDY APPS EXTEND AGREEMENT FOR THREE YEARS

  Plans Include Launch of New Social Game in January 2015   November 20, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) provider, Xpressbet, and Real-Money Social Gambling pioneer, Giddy Apps, have extended their technology and content agreement for three (3) years, allowing customers to watch, wager and win real money on live horse […]

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SA BEAUTY ZOE

SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES GRADE II MATHIS BROTHERS MILE TO BE RUN ON OPENING DAY, DEC. 26; PRESTIGIOUS GRASS FIXTURE FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS TO SUPPLANT FORMER SIR BEAUFORT STAKES

  GRADE II EVENT TO SERVE AS CORNERSTONE FOR LONG-TERM MARKETING PARTNERSHIP                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that the Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes will now be run as the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on opening day of the track’s Winter Meet, Dec. 26. The prestigious turf event […]

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TWO DAYS OF WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCES, INCREASED ATTENDANCE AND TELEVISION RATINGSPOWER 31st BREEDERS’ CUP AT SANTA ANITA

  World Championships sets sights on three-year host site plan beginning with 2015 at Keeneland   LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 12, 2014) – The 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was bolstered by increased attendance, television ratings, on-line engagement, new sponsors and outstanding competition from the world’s best horses.   […]

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BAYERN ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

  Baffert, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey ARCADIA, Calif., (Nov. 2, 2014) – Headed by Classic winner Bayern, the Breeders’ Cup dominated Santa Anita’s 2014 Autumn Meet Media Poll, earning honors in most categories, including Horse of the Meet and Race of the Meet. Bayern, a 3-year-old colt owned by Kaleem Shah […]

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AMARANTH GETS BEST OF SPEED DUEL, WINS GRADE III, $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES; NO CAL CONNECTIONS OF CARR & JAUREGUI TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014)–Amaranth got the best of a speed duel around the far turn with favored Velvet Mequite and prevailed by a diminishing half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Golden Gate Fields-based Dennis Carr, Amaranth covered 6 ½ furlongs on the main […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED ACCEPTANCE IMPRESSIVE FROM RAIL EN ROUTE TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE STAKES; OLD ENGLISH RANCHO HOMEBRED GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014)–Although he broke tardily from the rail, favored Acceptance was quickly into contention under Elvis Trujillo and fought off all challenges to win Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile by 1 ¼ lengths while covering seven furlongs in 1:21.70. Trained by Donald Warren and owned by Judy Johnston, Bud Johnston and […]

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FRONT-RUNNING CHITU DOMINATES IN $100,000 DAMASCUS STAKES AS HE WINS BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; BAFFERT TRAINEE COVERS SEVEN FURLONGS IN A RAPID 1:21.66

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2014)–Chitu broke sharply and went on to a dominant 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $100,000, seven furlong Damascus Stakes under Joel Rosario, getting the distance in 1:21.66. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes blazed through fractions of 22.35, 44.85 and 1:08.94. “Bob told me that […]

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My Fiona a1 72

FAVORED MY FIONA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES; SOLIS, BEJARANO TEAM FOR THREE-QUARTER LENGTH WIN IN SEVEN FURLONG TEST FOR STATE-BRED DEBUTANTES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2014)–Under confident handling, 6-5 favorite My Fiona rallied at the rail around the far turn en route to an impressive three quarter-length win in Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies, for California-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Walther Solis, the daughter of Ghostzapper got […]

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EASTERN INVADERS FILIMBI & STRATHNAVER, ALONG WITH LOCALLY BASED PONTCHATRAIN & MIDWESTERNERS I’M ALREADY SEXY & EMOTIONAL KITTEN HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES

  FILLIES TRAINED BY MOTT, MOTION, PROCTOR, CATALANO & WARD AMONG EXCEPTIONAL FIELD OF NINE FILLIES & MARES SET TO CONTEST FLAT MILE ON TURF   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2014)–Eastern based Filimbi and Strathnaver, along with four-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner Pontchatrain, head a strong field of nine fillies and mares Sunday in […]

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songforjohnmichael

SONGFORJOHNMICHAEL CUTS LOOSE THROUGH STRETCH TO WIN $58,000 ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS; HENDRICKS TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:02.16 AS TALAMO TURNS FRIDAY HAT TRICK

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $34,949 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD EXCEED $250,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2014)–Ridden by Joe Talamo, Songforjohnmichael unleashed an eye- catching turn of foot through the lane en route to a 6 ¼ length victory in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, covering a mile and a quarter […]

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XPRESSBET’S FAVORITES OFFERS AN INSIDE LOOK AT RACING’S POPULAR JOCKEYS

  Velazquez, Castellano, Smith and More Profiled on Xpressbet.com and YouTube Channel, XB-TV   October 24, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to unveil a series of videos, dubbed Favorites, which give viewers an unsaddled and unscripted look at North America’s best jockeys. Created in conjunction with the Jockeys’ Guild […]

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XPRESSBET’S FREE BREEDERS’ CUP WAGERING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

XPRESSBET’S FREE BREEDERS’ CUP WAGERING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE Last Year’s Wagering Guide Yielded More than $1,200 in Winning Wagers   October 24, 2014 (Washington, PA) – The definitive Guide for betting the World Championships, the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide, is now available for free download by customers and the general public at Xpressbet.com.  Available […]

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GARY STEVENS TO RIDE IN BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Arcadia, CA- Hall of Fame jockey and 10 time Breeders Cup winner Gary Stevens will be riding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships exactly 14 weeks to the day after under going Total Knee Replacement surgery on July 25, 2014. Stevens will be aboard Sivoliere in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday, October […]

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PRESTIGIOUS QUEEN’S PLATE WINNER LEXIE LOU HEADS WIDE-OPEN GRADE III AUTUMN MISS STAKES SATURDAY; LOCALLY BASED DIVERSY HARBOR, ALEXIS TANGIER & SHEZA SMOKE SHOW AMONG FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORE FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

    NEW YORK INVADER ZINDAYA AMONG SEVERAL WHO FIGURE TO ENSURE FAST PACE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2014)–A winner versus males of Canada’s prestigious $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes July 6, trainer Mark Casse’s Lexie Lou looms large in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita. In what shapes up […]

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XPRESSBET SELECTS $10K BREEDERS’ CUP BIG BET WINNER

  Bill Gamberino of Ocala, Florida Will Make $10,000 Wager on Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint   October 22, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet, the Official Wagering Partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, is pleased to announce that the Grand Prize winner of its $10K Breeders’ Cup Big Bet Sweepstakes is Bill Gamberino of Ocala, […]

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SHARED BELIEF DRILLS IN 1:14 2/5 FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

                                Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Report from Tom Ferrall at GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:  ALBANY, Calif. –Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.   Shared Belief will be the favorite in the Grade […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED RED OUTLAW ULTRA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $75,000 UNIFORMITY STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF; TRIBAL RULE GELDING WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW TO REMAIN UNDEFEATED

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2014)–In one of the most impressive efforts of the current Autumn Meet, California-bred Red Outlaw ran his unbeaten streak to six in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Uniformity Stakes geared down by 2 ½ lengths under Edwin Maldonado, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.92. Trained by […]

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Boozer a1 72

HEAVILY FAVORED BOOZER LEAVES CALIFORNIA COMPETITION WOOZY AS HE SCOOTS TO GATE TO WIRE WIN IN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP; BEJARANO & GLATT TEAM FOR 2 ½ LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2014)–Heavily favored Boozer made an easy lead and never looked back en route to a 2 ½ length win in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita.   Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, he got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.36 following moderate fractions of 22.89, 45.16 […]

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shysheisnot

SHYSHEISNOT ACCELERATES TO WIN $58,000 ALLOWANCE FEATURE; VAN DYKE & SADLER TEAM FOR 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN AS EMILY WYGOD HOMEBRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.39 & DEFEATS SEVEN STATEBRED RIVALS

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $37,607 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD EXCEED $250,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2014)–Favored Shysheisnot accelerated powerfully through the lane to take Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by 1 ¼ lengths while getting one mile on turf in 1:35.39. Ridden by top apprentice Drayden Van Dyke and […]

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UNDEFEATED RED OUTLAW LOOMS SOLID FAVORITE IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 UNIFORMITY STAKES; MILLER TRAINEE HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2014)–Although entered to run on Saturday, trainer Peter Miller’s undefeated Red Outlaw will opt instead for Sunday’s $75,000 Uniformity Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course and thus looms a potential short priced favorite in a field of eight sophomores. The early 2-1 favorite versus state-breds in […]

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LONGSHOT AIR OF ROYALTY PROVES GAMEST LATE & WINS $58,000 COOPER CANYON PURSE BY NECK UNDER DELGADILLO; CAFARCHIA HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY GLATT, GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2014)–Head and head for the lead throughout, longshot Air of Royalty, under Agapito Delgadillo, wouldn’t be denied late and prevailed by a neck in Thursday’s $58,000 Cooper Canyon Allowance Purse, getting six furlongs in 1:09.70. Trained by Mark Glatt, Air of Royalty, a 4-year-old filly by Anziyan Royalty, out-gamed fellow […]

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS GATHER FOR MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR FALLEN RIDER JUAN SAEZ; 17-YEAR-OLD APPRENTICE KILLED AS RESULT OF SPILL IN INDIANA ON TUESDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2014)–Following Thursday’s third race, the Santa Anita jockey colony assembled in the winner’s circle to honor 17-year-old apprentice Juan Saez, who died Tuesday night following a spill earlier in the day at Indiana Grand Race Course, in Shelbyville, Indiana. Although Saez, whose career began this past June in Kentucky, had […]

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COMEBACKING GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE; UNDEFEATED RED OUTLAW & CONSISTENT BOOZER BRING SHARP RECENT FORM TO CALIFORNIA-BRED FRAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014)–Idle since April 26, Grade I winner Tamarando may rate top billing in a field of six in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap for 3-year-olds and up bred or sired in California at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course. Undefeated 3-year-old Red Outlaw and consistent 4-year-old […]

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FAVORED LORD NELSON HANDY 6 ¾ LENGTH WINNER OF $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES; BAFFERT JUVENILE, RIDDEN BY GARCIA, GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.25

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014)–Heavily favored Lord Nelson cut back in distance and totally dominated eight rivals en route to a powerful 6 ¾ length win in Monday’s $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes for 2-year-olds, negotiating six furlongs under Martin Garcia in 1:09.25. Fourth to his highly regarded stable mate American Pharoah in the Grade I, […]

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FAVORED LIGHT THE CITY TAKES $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER TRUJILLO AS HOLLENDORFER RUNS ONE-TWO IN SIX FURLONG FEATURE FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2014)–Benefitting from what track announcer Trevor Denman called a “war of attrition on the lead,” favored Light the City lagged far back early and came rolling late to take Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 2 ½ lengths under Elvis Trujillo. A distant third behind scintillating fractions of […]

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FAVORED VELVET MESQUITE HOLDS ON TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY BLAKE HEAP, COURSE SPECIALIST GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.39

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2014)–In her first added money foray, favored Velvet Mesquite took Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap by a half length under Mike Smith while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.39. An absolute course specialist, Velvet Mesquite, a Harris Farms homebred 4-year-old filly by In Excess, […]

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KULIK LODGE

KULIK LODGE REELS IN PACESETTING ETHNIC DANCE TO WIN $60,000 ISLAND FURY ALLOWANCE; SMITH/PROCTOR TEAM FOR ONE LENGTH TURF VICTORY

  TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO SATURDAY OF $110,484, TOTAL POOL COULD EXCEED $750,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2014)–An attentive second throughout, favored Kulik Lodge overhauled pacesetting Ethnic Dance in deep stretch to take Friday’s $60,000 Island Fury Purse by a length under Mike Smith while negotiating 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.06. […]

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UPSTART LORD NELSON & STAKES WINNER STORY TO TELL HEAD FIELD OF 10 GOING SIX FURLONGS IN MONDAY’S $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES; BAFFERT, HENDRICKS JUVENILES BOTH HELD IN HIGH REGARD

  FLORIDA INVADER TIZCANO ALSO LIKELY TO GENERATE SIGNIFICANT INTEREST IN SO CAL DEBUT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2014)–Lord Nelson, a first-out maiden special weight winner who subsequently ran fourth behind undefeated top 2-year-old American Pharoah in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles FrontRunner Stakes, heads a field of 10 juvenile colts and geldings […]

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taste like candy

STAKES PLACED TASTE LIKE CANDY ROLLS TO THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN IN SANTA ANITA’S $58,000 CANCUN PURSE ALLOWANCE WITH BEJARANO UP; HOLLENDORFER SADDLES ONE-TWO FINISHERS AT 1 1/16 MILES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014)–Multiple graded stakes-placed but winless since breaking her maiden on Oct. 20, 2013, favored Taste Like Candy got back on the beam by winning Thursday’s $58,000 Cancun Purse allowance at Santa Anita, prevailing by three quarters of a length over stable mate Fleet of Gold while getting 1 1/16 miles […]

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SEDUIRE ACTNT

STAKES WINNING SEDUIRE HEADS FIELD IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT SIX FURLONGS; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TO BE REUNITED WITH NAKATANI

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s stakes winning Seduire heads a lightly raced group of a half dozen 2-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $75,000, six furlong Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita. With two wins and a second from four starts, Seduire rates a considerable seasoning edge on her competition. Hollendorfer will also be represented […]

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ALL-NEW ‘BELMONT/SANTA ANITA CROSS-COUNTRY DOUBLE’ ANNOUNCED; TWO DOLLAR WAGER WILL LINK EACH DAY’S FINAL RACE IN NEW YORK WITH SELECTED RACE AT SANTA ANITA & WILL BEGIN THURSDAY, OCT. 9

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2014)–Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) have announced an all-new two dollar wager called the “Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double,” which will link Belmont Park’s final race each day to a selected race at Santa Anita and will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 9. “We’re excited to […]

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STAKES WINNERS TRIBAL SPY, CIAO BELLA LUNA, GO WEST MARIE, QIAONA & WARREN’S VENEDA ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  COURSE SPECIALIST VELVET MESQUITE & UPSTART GLOBAL HOTTIE LEND DEPTH TO WIDE-OPEN FIELD OF 11 FILLIES & MARES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2014)–Graded stakes winner Tribal Spy, Comebacking Ciao Bella Luna and defending champ Qiaona figure prominently in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, a wide-open affair that has attracted a field of 11 California-bred […]

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FAVORED HER EMMYNENCY UNLEASHES ELECTRIFYING TURN OF FOOT & WINS $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO; STIDHAM TRAINEE COVERS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.77

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2014)–Heavily favored Her Emmynency unleashed a devastating turn of foot turning for home and powered to a 2 ¾ length win in Sunday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo and trained by Mike Stidham, the Kentucky-bred filly by Successful Appeal clearly stood out over 11 […]

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NAKATANI GUIDES KENTUCKY INVADER LUCK OF THE KITTEN TO 1 ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES; RAMSEY HOMEBRED JUVENILE, TRAINED BY WARD, GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.84

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2014)–Regarded for many years as one of America’s best turf riders, Corey Nakatani’s skills were on full display in Sunday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes as he guided Kentucky invader Luck of the Kitten to an authoritative 1 ¾ length win, getting one mile on grass in 1:34.84 while besting nine […]

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HONG KONG-BASED RICH TAPESTRY OUTDUELS BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP GOLDENCENTS LATE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP BY NOSE IN RAPID 1:07.59

  TRAINED BY MICHAEL CHANG, IRISH-BRED GAINS BERTH IN $1.5 MILLION XPRESSBET BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT NOV. 1   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2014)–Under deft handling, Hong Kong-based Rich Tapestry eased off a scorching pace duel and mounted a furious stretch rally to defeat favored Goldencents by a nose in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita […]

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PATRIOTS RULE FLIES LATE TO TAKE $58,000 ALLOWANCE AT SANTA ANITA; CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING BY TRIBAL RULE OVERHAULS NINE RIVALS AT MILE ON TURF

  TWO WINNING TICKETS IN PICK SIX EACH PAY $17,560   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2014)–California-bred Patriots Rule flew late under Fernando Perez to win Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by a head, negotiating one mile on turf in 1:34.44. Trained by Robertino Diodoro, the 3-year-old gelding by Tribal Rule was far back […]

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XPRESSBET LAUNCHES 2014 BREEDERS’ CUP PROMOTIONS

  New Customers Receive $150 Welcome Bonus; Wagering Guide, XB Rewards Promotion Also Scheduled   October 2, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet, the Official Wagering Partner of the Breeders’ Cup, has announced its plans in anticipation of this year’s World Championships at Santa Anita Park.  In addition to offering customers reliable and streamlined online wagering […]

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STAKES WINNING UZZIEL BACK AT HER BEST DISTANCE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 L.A. WOMAN STAKES; NORTHERN INVADER STOPSHOPPINGDEBBIE HEADS SOUTH LOOKING FOR 10th CONSECUTIVE WIN; FILLIES AND MARES SET TO GO 6 1/2 FURLONGS IN GRADE III AT GREAT RACE PLACE

        ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2014) – Owners Tammy and James McKenney’s homebred Uzziel comes back at arguably her best distance and surface and looks the one to beat Saturday in Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong, Grade III, $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes. The 3-year-old filly by Harlington won the Santa Paula Stakes […]

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PROCTOR’S ULTRA CONSISTENT AVANZARE PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) AT SANTA ANITA; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 12, INCLUDING FLORIDA INVADOR GRAND TITO, ROCK ME BABY, SOI PHET & SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS SET TO GO

        ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2014)–Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita has attracted a wide open field of 12, and trainer Tom Proctor’s ultra consistent Avanzare would appear to head a crowded field of 3-year-olds and up. Avanzare will shorten up off a front running win […]

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COMEBACKING SECRET CIRCLE TAKES ON GOLDENCENTS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP; LAST YEAR’S BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP AND BC MILE WINNER AIM FOR 2014 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

        BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFIER ASSURES WINNER A BERTH IN $1.5 MILLION SPRINT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2014)–Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle and last year’s BC Mile champ Goldencents head a field of six going six furlongs in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint […]

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Xpressbet Proudly Supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

  $25,000 Donation and Fundraising Campaign kicks off Breeders’ Cup Season   September 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, continues to support and bring awareness to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).  Xpressbet has pledged a $25,000 donation to the PDJF and encourages its customers and the entire racing community to […]

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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 I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes […]

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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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