#4 AMBITIOUS BREW (Mike Smith)
$100,000 Sensational Star Stakes
Owner: Pamela C. Ziebarth
Trainer: Martin F. Jones
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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VETERAN GELDING AMBITIOUS BREW UP TO WIN $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES BY A NOSE UNDER SMITH; ZIEBARTH HOMEBRED IS TRAINED BY JONES

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2017)–With California-bred or sired horses engaged, Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes came down to an inch–with 2014 winner Ambitious Brew just getting up to win by a nose under Mike Smith over Richard’s Boy and […]

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Place des Vosges

PLACE DES VOSGES TAKES COMMAND TURNING FOR HOME AND WINS $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER NAKATANI; BALTAS TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:00.65

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017)–With the inner rail set at 30 feet, Place des Vosges took command a quarter mile from home en route to a one length win under Corey Nakatani in Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Based in the Midwest throughout 2016, she made her third start for trainer […]

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STEWART ELLIOTT WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2017 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD; TORONTO NATIVE, BEST KNOWN AS REGULAR RIDER OF SMARTY JONES, SELECTED BY VOTE OF JOCKEYS NATIONWIDE

  WOOLF AWARD TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED IN SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY IN MARCH   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017)–Stewart Elliott, best known for his 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wins aboard Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial […]

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solid wager - zm

RECENT GRADED WINNER SOLID WAGER MERITS TOP BILLING IN SUNDAY’S $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES AT ONE MILE

  NAMED IN HONOR OF TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER, TIZNOW STAKES IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2017)–Trainer Peter Miller’s recent graded stakes winning Solid Wager heads a wide open field of seven in Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita.  For older horses bred or sired in […]

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Unique Bella Jan 30ZM

BUDDING SUPERSTAR UNIQUE BELLA DRILLS FIVE FURLONGS EARLY THURSDAY IN 1:00.20 ‘BREEZING’ FOR HOLLENDORFER IN PREPARATION FOR THE GRADE III SANTA YSABEL STAKES AT SANTA ANITA MARCH 4

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2016)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella was sent out for an impressive five furlong breeze in 1:00.20 “breezing” early Thursday morning as she prepares for what her connections hope will be her fourth consecutive win in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 4. […]

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Bettys Bambino and jockey Joel Rosario win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Monday, December 26, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia Ca.
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BETTYS BAMBINO, COMEBACKING AMBITIOUS BREW & RICHARD’S BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017)–Trainer Peter Eurton’s recent graded winner Bettys Bambino will take on Marty Jones’ comebacking Ambitious Brew as this pair heads a field of five older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star […]

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Conquest Farenheit and jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr. win the $75,000 Baffle Stakes, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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FAVORED CONQUEST FARENHEIT IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER ARROYO, JR.; MILLER TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.83

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2017)–Under confident handling from Norberto Arroyo, Jr., favored Conquest Farenheit took Monday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths as he negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.83.  Trained by Peter Miller, he returned to turf following a disappointing effort going a mile on the […]

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cuddle alert 1

REFORMED CLAIMER CUDDLE ALERT SPRINGS SURPRISE IN $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP, WINNING BY A HEAD UNDER DELGADILLO WHILE GETTING SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.86; MARE GIVES SALDANA HER FIRST STAKES WINNER

  RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2017)–Longshot Cuddle Alert, claimed for $10,000 this past August, rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap at Santa Anita by a head under Agapito Delgadillo while getting six furlongs in 1:09.86.  Trained by […]

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wild at heart

MANDELLA’S WILD AT HEART MUCH BEST IN GRADE III, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES AS SHE WINS BY 3 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; INDIAN CHARLIE MARE GETS MILE ON FAST MAIN TRACK IN 1:36.48

  SWITCH FROM TURF TO DIRT RESULTS IN SIX SCRATCHES, GRADED STATUS TO BE DETERMINED   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2017)–Originally categorized as a Grade II and scheduled for a mile on turf, Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes was shifted to the main track due to heavy rains on Friday, resulting in six […]

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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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COMEBACKING SUNDAY RULES HEADS SUNDAY’S $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES AT SIX FURLONGS

  STATE-BRED FEATURE TO HIGHLIGHT 10-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2017)–Idle since July 4, Nick Alexander’s highly accomplished homebred Sunday Rules looms large among a field of six older fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap, to be contested at six […]

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SantaAnitaCopper

SANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS FRIDAY’S RACING AS MORE THAN FIVE INCHES OF RAIN & HEAVY WINDS ARE PREDICTED FOR FOOTHILL COMMUNITIES

  RACING TO RESUME SATURDAY AS SKIES CLEAR OVER THREE-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2017)–With more than five inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, Santa Anita Park officials have announced that Friday’s eight-race card has been cancelled. The National Weather Service has predicted […]

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JK Racing Stable's Mokat and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade II, $200,000 San Clemente Handicap, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.
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MOKAT, PRIZE EXHIBIT, HILLHOUSE HIGH & WILD AT HEART ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF 11 OLDER DISTAFFERS TO CONTEST FLAT MILE ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2017)–A wide open field of 11 older fillies and mares will contest Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita, with Mokat, Prize Exhibit, Hillhouse High, Wild At Heart and Illuminant all figuring prominently at a flat mile on turf. Current Winter Meet leading trainer Richard Baltas will […]

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pick6jackpotwinner2.12

SINGLE WINNING TICKET IN SANTA ANITA SUNDAY PICK SIX WORTH $148,205.80; ‘SINGLETON’ PURCHASED FOR $256.00 IN LAUGHLIN, NV.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2017)–There was just one winning ticket in Sunday’s Pick Six at Santa Anita and it was worth $148,205.80.  The “singleton” was purchased for $256.00 in Laughlin, NV. Sunday’s total Pick Six pool, comprised of $176,099 in “new money” and $33,967 from the track’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, totaled $210,066. […]

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ILIAD NITE

SHAH’S ILIAD IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES BY 3 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; IN FIRST START FOR O’NEILL, HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.62

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2017)–Idle since breaking his maiden on Dec. 18, Kaleem Shah’s Iliad came back running Sunday at Santa Anita, as he powered to a 3 ½ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes under Flavien Prat.  Making his first start for Doug O’Neill, the Kentucky-bred ridgling by Ghostzapper […]

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VALE DORI BENOIT

HEAVILY FAVORED VALE DORI TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARIA STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS AS SHE WINS FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN A ROW; SMITH & BAFFERT POSE FOR PICTURES FOLLOWING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.19 OVER WET FAST TRACK

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2017)–Chalk players had an anxious moment prior to the start of Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes, as 1-5 favorite Vale Dori reared, ejecting jockey Mike Smith out the back of the starting gate in the process, but their fears were soon allayed, as the brilliant Argentine-bred mare made […]

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Basketball 2

SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 50TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 23; 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 FEATURE BROAD BASED INDIVIDUAL JOCKEY SPONSORSHIP   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017)–The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 23 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to […]

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JOCKEY MARIO GUTIERREZ 1000th WIN
HOT PARIS NIGHT (Mario Gutierrez)
Owner: Mark Dedomenico LLC, Hollendorfer or Schlaich
Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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SANTA ANITA BASED JOCKEY MARIO GUTIERREZ, 30, CELEBRATES HIS 1,000TH CAREER WINNER THURSDAY WITH HALL OF FAME TRAINER JERRY HOLLENDORFER, WHO GAVE HIM A LEG UP FOR A NECK VICTORY ABOARD HOT PARIS NIGHT, IN THE EIGHTH AND FINAL RACE

Mario Gutierrez on winning his 1,000th race: “The 1,000 wins mean a lot to me. It’s been a helluva run. Two Kentucky Derby wins, two Breeders’ Cups, the Preakness…It’s been amazing. I never thought I’d be at this level, so I’m very happy.”

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Liam teh Charmer

FAVORED LIAM THE CHARMER RALLIES TO TAKE $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY MCCARTHY, HE GETS MILE AND A QUARTER ON TURF IN 1:59.55

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017)–Last with three furlongs to run, classy Liam the Charmer rallied five-wide around the far turn en route to a solid one length win in Thursday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature under Victor Espinoza, as he got a mile and a quarter over a “good” turf in 1:59.55.  Trained by […]

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY ACTNT

HOLLENDORFER’S BATTLE OF MIDWAY SET TO ENGAGE O’NEILL’S ILIAD & BAFFERT’S AQUAMARINE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017)–In a battle of recent maiden special weight winners nominated to the Triple Crown, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Battle of Midway will take on Doug O’Neill’s Iliad and Bob Baffert’s Aquamarine in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente at seven furlongs.  An important prep to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby […]

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Vale Dori and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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STREAKING VALE DORI & SHOW STEALER HEAD PACK IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, SANTA MARIA STAKES AS BAFFERT & SHERMAN ARE SET TO COLLIDE AT 1 1/16 MILES

  SECOND TO VALE DORI LAST MONTH, SHERMAN’S SHOW STEALER HOPES TO TURN TABLES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017)–Although Bob Baffert’s streaking Vale Dori has taken on an air of invincibility following her victory in last month’s Grade II La Canada Stakes, Art Sherman’s Show Stealer will be looking for a piece of the […]

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Conquest Enforcer and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile, Monday, December 26, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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CONQUEST ENFORCER, WHAT A VIEW, RING WEEKEND & BOLO ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES SATURDAY AS OLDER HORSES COMPETE AT ONE MILE ON TURF

  CONQUEST ENFORCER, WHAT A VIEW, RING WEEKEND & BOLO ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES SATURDAY AS OLDER HORSES COMPETE AT ONE MILE ON TURF   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017)–Conquest Enforcer, What A View, Ring Weekend and Bolo all loom prominently among a field of five older horses in Saturday’s Grade […]

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Crowd funded Image

LITTLE RED FEATHER’S FIRST CROWDFUNDING PARTNERSHIP COMBINES WITH HRONIS RACING TO TAKE SUNDAY’S FIRST RACE WITH PROMISING 3-YEAR-OLD CISTRON

  TRAINED BY SADLER, DERBY HOPEFUL IS FIRST WINNER FOR ENTHUSIASTIC NEW OWNERSHIP GROUP   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2017)–Cistron, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor, provided Hronis Racing and Little Red Feather’s all-new Equity Crowdfunding Partnership with their first collaborative winner, as he took Santa Anita’s first race on Sunday, a $56,000 allowance […]

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Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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SUPERSTAR UNIQUE BELLA CRUSHES FOES IN GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AS SMITH POINTS HER TO 8 ¾ LENGTH WIN; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.66

    PENNSYLVANIA-BRED FILLY BY TAPIT TO BE POINTED TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS APRIL 8   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2017)–A stalking third around the Club House turn, America’s newest superstar 3-year-old could wait no longer with five furlongs to run and in the blink of an eye, Unique Bella, with Mike Smith […]

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Matthew Schera's Isotherm and jockey Flavien Prat, outside, overpower Itsinthepost (Tyler Baze), inside, to win the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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PRAT SWEEPS SATURDAY LATE PICK FOUR AS HE WINS GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES ABOARD LONGSHOT ISOTHERM; TRAINED BY WEAVER, HE WINS BY A HALF LENGTH WHILE GETTING 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:00.23

      ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–French-born sensation Flavien Prat greatly expanded his glowing resume on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he swept the track’s Late Pick Four by guiding longshot Isotherm to a half length win in the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes.  Run at a mile and a quarter on turf, […]

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HOPPERTUNITY NITE

HOPPERTUNITY RALLIES FROM LAST TO WIN GRADE II, $300,000 SAN ANTONIO STAKES BY ONE LENGTH OVER STABLEMATE MOR SPIRIT; BAFFERT & PRAT TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:42.55

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–Bob Baffert’s veteran 6-year-old Hoppertunity successfully defended his title in the Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes Saturday as he rallied from last to overhaul stablemate Mor Spirit by one length in deep stretch while getting 1 1/16 miles under Flavien Prat in 1:42.55. Fresh off the best year of […]

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St. Joe Bay and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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HEAVILY FAVORED ST. JOE BAY TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; MILLER TRAINEE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08.75

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–Heavily favored St. Joe Bay shrugged off early pace pressure and a serious challenge a quarter mile from home while registering a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes under Kent Desormeaux.  Trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old gelding got six furlongs in 1:08.75. […]

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Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Moss' Royal Mo and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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ROYAL MO STAMPS HIMSELF A TOP TIER DERBY CANDIDATE WITH 3 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES; ESPINOZA & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES SCORE IN 1:43.48

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–Idle since breaking his maiden on Nov. 27, Royal Mo broke like a shot from the rail and dictated terms throughout as he scored an impressive 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, thus stamping himself as a top […]

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perfect pic nite

PERFECT PIC PULLS OFF FRONT-RUNNING HEIST AS SHE WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK; CASSIDY & GONZALEZ TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:36.47

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2017)–Canadian-bred Perfect Pic slowed the early pace to a veritable crawl en route to a game neck win in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature under Santiago Gonzalez. Trained by Jim Cassidy, Perfect Pic tried turf for the first time and got a flat mile over a firm Santa Anita surface in […]

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Unique Bella Jan 30

RAPIDLY IMPROVING UNIQUE BELLA TAKES ON ECLIPSE CHAMP CHAMPAGNE ROOM IN GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES ON SUNDAY

                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017)–Rapidly improving Unique Bella will try two turns for the first time as she takes on Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Champion Champagne Room and three other sophomore fillies at a flat mile in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Unique Bella […]

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Sheer Flattery (outside)

SHEER FLATTERY, IRAP, DANGERFIELD & ROYAL MO ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TRADITIONAL DERBY PREP TO BE CONTESTED AT 1 1/16 MILES

  IMPORTANT PREP TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY OFFERS 17 KY. DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2017)–With no clear cut standout, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sheer Flattery heads a field of five Santa Anita Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles. […]

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Warren B. Williamson's Texas Ryano and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade II, $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, Friday, November 25, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.
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GRADED STAKES WINNER TEXAS RYANO HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS AND UP GOING 1 ¼ MILES ON THE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Texas Ryano heads a very competitive field of 14 older males in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes for 4-year-olds and up going 1 ¼ miles over the turf course at Santa Anita Park. Trained by Carla Gaines and owned and bred in Kentucky […]

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Hoppertunity and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade II $500,000 San Antonio Stakes Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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DEFENDING CHAMP HOPPERTUNITY TAKES ON STABLEMATE MOR SPIRIT, ACCELERATE, DALMORE & PROSPECT PARK AT 1 1/16 MILES IN THE GRADE II, $300,000 SAN ANTONIO STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2017)–Still going strong at age six, Bob Baffert’s Hoppertunity will defend his title against seven older horses at 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita. Although he figures to be favored, Hoppertunity faces stiff competition from the likes of stablemate Mor Spirit and […]

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STORMY LIBERAL CC

FRONT-RUNNING STORMY LIBERAL TAKES $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER ARROYO; TRAINED BY MILLER, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.91

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2017)–Favored Stormy Liberal broke sharply and dictated term throughout to score a 1 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr. and trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf […]

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Arrogate the Pegasus 2

PEGASUS WORLD CUP CHAMPION ARROGATE DUE BACK AT SANTA ANITA THIS EVENING; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR NOW HAS $11 MILLION IN EARNINGS FROM SEVEN STARTS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2017)–Arrogate, winner of yesterday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, is scheduled to arrive back at his Santa Anita base early this evening following a Tex Sutton equine charter flight that stopped over briefly in Lexington, Kentucky en route to Ontario International Airport. Arrogate, along with two-time […]

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ann arbor eddie

ANN ARBOR EDDIE KEEPS TO HIS TASK AND WINS $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GUTIERREZ; REDDAM HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY O’NEILL, GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.65

  DERBY IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–In an exhausting stretch run, Reddam Racing’s homebred Ann Arbor Eddie was the last man standing in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby, as the 3-year-old Square Eddie gelding wore down California Diamond to win by a half length.  […]

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#1 ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR (Flavien Prat)
$250,000 California Cup Turf Classic
Owner: S. Alesia, Bran Jam Stable or Ciaglia Racing, LLC
Trainer: Peter Eurton
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA
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HEAVILY FAVORED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR EARNS WELL-TIMED HALF LENGTH WIN IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC UNDER PRAT; EURTON TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:46.43

  PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, TURF CLASSIC IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–In a thrilling stretch drive, favored Ashleyluvssugar overhauled What a View to prevail by a half length in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic at Santa Anita. Ridden to perfection by Flavien […]

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ss 11

SIRCAT SALLY REMAINS PERFECT IN DAZZLING 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN AS SHE TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS; TURNER HOMEBRED, RIDDEN BY BAZE & TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, GETS MILE IN 1:35.08

  OAKS IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE RUNNERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–A winner of her first two main track starts by a combined 17 lengths, Joe Turner’s homebred Sircat Sally tried turf for the first time on Saturday at Santa Anita and she waltzed to a facile 2 ¼ […]

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#2 ENOLA GRAY (Tyler Baze)
$150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint
Owner: Nick Alexander
Trainer: Philip D'Amato
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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CLASSY ENOLA GRAY SPEEDS TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF; BAZE & D’AMATO TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG HILLSIDE TURF WIN IN 1:12.10

  HEAVILY FAVORED, ALEXANDER HOMEBRED PERFECT IN TWO STARTS DOWN HILLSIDE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–Nick Alexander’s classy homebred Enola Gray showed her customary early zip and went on to an authoritative 3 ¼ length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, the first of five stakes […]

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TIME FOR EBBY

HARD TRYING TIME FOR EBBY PREVAILS BY A NECK IN $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE AS DESORMEAUX & SHERLOCK TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG TRIUMPH IN 1:10.48

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Third while between horses turning for home, gutty Time for Ebby kept to her task and prevailed by a neck under Kent Desormeaux in Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Trained by Gary Sherlock, she registered her second consecutive win in combination with Desormeax and got six furlongs […]

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Moonlight Drive 1

CLASSY MOONLIGHT DRIVE, STORMY LIBERAL & BLAMEITONTHELAW HEAD FIELD OF 11 IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Bob Baffert’s classy Moonlight Drive and trainer Peter Miller’s Stormy Liberal head a full field of 11 older horses in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes, to be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A close third in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) on […]

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SOLID WAGER - EDITED BY AG

GRADED STAKES WINNER SOLID WAGER HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT STAKES GOING 6 FURLONGS ON THE MAIN TRACK

  THE CAL CUP SPINT STAKES IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Solid Wager heads a field of seven 4-year-olds and up in Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes at Santa […]

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STAKES WINNER ENOLA GRAY HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

  FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Enola Gray heads a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint […]

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SANTA ANITA MOVES FIRST POST TIME THIS SATURDAY TO 11:45 A.M. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE $12 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL FROM GULFSTREAM & 10-RACE SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP PROGRAM

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017)–In an effort to better accommodate both the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational from Gulfstream and a 10-race Sunshine Millions/California Cup card locally, Santa Anita Park has moved first post time on Saturday up to 11:45 a.m. Approximate post time for the Pegasus World Cup […]

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Reddam Racing's Ann Arbor Eddie and jockey Mario Gutierrez, center, draw away from Milton Freewater (Drayden Van Dyke), inside, and California Diamond (Kent Desormeaux), outside, to win the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA.
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ANN ARBOR EDDIE & CALIFORNIA DIAMOND SQUARE OFF AGAIN IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT SANTA ANITA; RACE WHICH HELPED TO CATAPULT CALIFORNIA CHROME TO STARDOM WILL BE CONTESTED AT 1 1/16 MILES

  CAL CUP DERBY IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017)–Rivals Ann Arbor Eddie and California Diamond will renew acquaintances on Saturday at Santa Anita as they head a field of seven going a mile and a sixteenth […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME LEADS LANDSLIDE ECLIPSE AWARD RESULTS AS SEVEN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED HORSES TAKE HOME EIGHT ECLIPSE TROPHIES SATURDAY NIGHT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2017)–Headed by Horse of the Year California Chrome, Southern California-based horses fairly dominated last night’s Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park, as seven horses took home a total of eight Eclipse trophies. Not only did the legendary 6-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit win for the second time in the […]

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SANTA ANITA CANCELS EIGHT-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2017)–Santa Anita Park, which has received nearly 14 ½ inches of rain since Dec. 10, has cancelled live racing for Sunday due to safety concerns with heavy rainfall and wind expected throughout the day, which could bring an additional 3-6 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP FINEST CITY COMES BACK RUNNING, WINS GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY KRULJAC, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS OVER ‘WET FAST’ TRACK IN 1:21.49

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2017)–Idle since winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint here on Nov. 5, trainer Ian Kruljac’s Finest City overcame a rail post position and marched to an emphatic 3 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden for the second time in […]

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IN FINAL DRILL FOR $12 PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL, BAFFERT’S ARROGATE GOES SIX FURLONGS IN 1:12.13; BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC CHAMP HANDLES ‘WET-FAST’ SURFACE WITH APLOMB, WILL FLY TO FLORIDA TUESDAY

  STAGE SET FOR EPIC REMATCH WITH LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA CHROME AT GULFSTREAM PARK   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2017)–In his final work in preparation for next Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park and an epic rematch with legendary California Chrome, Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita-based Arrogate went an easy six furlongs in […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT TICKET PAYS $272,515

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017)–With first time starter Tavasco Road winning Friday’s eighth and final race, Santa Anita’s popular Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six, with a total pool of $299,497 was hit. One lucky winning ticket was thus worth $272,515. There were 34 consolation tickets that each paid $260.40. The winning ticket was purchased […]

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ELWOOD J

FAVORED ELWOOD J TAKES $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH IN 1:09.83 OVER ‘WET FAST’ TRACK; HOLLENDORFER & PRAT TEAM FOR WIN WITH CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING BY VRONSKY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017)–Sent from the opening bell, heavily favored Elwood J was all-out late to win Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature by one length under Flavien Prat. In a driving rain, the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee got six furlongs on a “wet-fast” surface in 1:09.83. Dispatched at 3-5 in a field of five California-bred […]

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ENGLISH-BRED PRIZE EXHIBIT ROLLS LATE TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, SHE GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:35.56

                    ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2017)–A restrained fifth three furlongs from home, English-bred Prize Exhibit was called upon a furlong out and she responded with a rousing 1 ¼ length victory under Mike Smith in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes.  Contested over Santa Anita’s turf course which was listed as “good,” Prize […]

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ARROGATE WORKS STRONG SIX FURLONGS IN 1:12.29 IN PREPARATION FOR REMATCH WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME IN $12 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL JAN. 28 AT GULFSTREAM PARK

  WITH GARCIA UP, HE GOES OUT SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:24.82 AND IS TIMED IN 1:37.97 FOR ONE MILE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2017)–With Bob Baffert in contact throughout via two-way radio, Martin Garcia guided reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate through a powerful six furlong work of 1:12.29 late Sunday morning at Santa […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED PERFECT PIC STRETCHES OUT AND TAKES $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY HALF LENGTH; CASSIDY TRAINEE, RIDDEN BY GONZALEZ, GETS 1 1/16 MILES ON MUDDY TRACK IN 1:46.22

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Well beaten in the opening day Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs, trainer Jim Cassidy got his wish as his recently turned 4-year-old filly, Perfect Pic, stretched out for the first time on Friday at Santa Anita, winning the track’s $56,000 allowance feature by a half length while getting […]

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INTO THE MYSTIC, TIZ A KISS, PRIZE EXHIBIT & DO THE DANCE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Irish-bred Into The Mystic, an impressive one mile turf winner in her U.S. debut for trainer Richard Mandella three starts back, will seek her first graded stakes victory as she, along with Tiz a Kiss, Prize Exhibit and Do The Dance, all figure prominently in Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes, […]

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. 
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HIGH FLYING VALE DORI HEADS GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA ON SATURDAY; BAFFERT & SMITH TEAM AGAIN AS ARGENTINE-BRED MARE SEEKS THIRD WIN IN A ROW

  MANDELLA’S WILD AT HEART WILL TRY TO TURN TABLES ON VALE DORI WITH PRAT ABOARD   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2017)–Third behind superstar distaffers Stellar Wind and Beholder three starts back, Bob Baffert’s Vale Dori seeks her third consecutive win on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for […]

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UNIQUE BELLA GLIDES TO 7 ½ LENGTH TRIUMPH IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES AS SMITH & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN 1:22.21

                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2017)–Unique Bella demolished four rivals in taking Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita by 7 ½ lengths under Mike Smith.  Assuming command three furlongs from home, Unique Bella’s only race from that point to the wire was with the clock, which stopped at 1:22.21 for […]

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BAFFERT’S ARROGATE DRILLS SIX FURLONGS BEFORE SANTA ANITA’S FIRST RACE IN 1:11.94 AS HE CONTINUES TO PREP FOR REMATCH WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME IN GULFSTREAM’S $12 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP JAN. 28

WITH GARCIA UP, HE WORKS OVER A ‘GOOD’ MAIN TRACK IN COMPANY WITH STABLEMATE UNINVITED   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2016)–In preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28, Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate drilled six furlongs late this morning over Santa Anita’s main track, which was listed as […]

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GORMLEY PREVAILS BY SHORT HEAD IN GRADE III, $100,000 SHAM STAKES; SHIRREFFS, MOSS & ESPINOZA WIN ONE MILE THRILLER IN 1:35.89

  RUN OVER A SLOPPY TRACK, SHAM PROVIDES WINNER WITH 10 KY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2017)–In what quickly developed into a two-horse race, a short head separated Gormley and American Anthem in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes, with Gormley prevailing under Victor Espinoza in 2017’s first graded prep to […]

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WATCH THIS CAT HANDLES SLOPPY GOING AS SHE TAKES $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES BY 8 ½ LENGTHS UNDER NAKATANI; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.41

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2017)–Thought to be a turf specialist, Watch This Cat handled the transition to a sloppy main track with aplomb, as she took Saturday’s $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita by 8 ½ lengths under Corey Nakatani. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old mare by Eskendereya got six furlongs in […]

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FUELED BY MONDAY CARRYOVER, FRIDAY’S TOTAL SANTA ANITA PICK SIX POOL REACHES $514,861; SEVEN WINNING TICKETS EACH WORTH $44,401

  SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $85,520.50 INTO SATURDAY’S NINE-RACE CARD   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2017)–With a carryover of $76,755 to shoot at, punters wagered $438,106 in “new” money Friday at Santa Anita, creating a total Pick Six pool of $514,861.  There were a total of seven winning tickets, each worth $44,401. […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED SILENT BIRD WINS FIFTH IN A ROW AS HE TAKES $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY GLATT, HE GETS FLAT MILE ON MUDDY TRACK IN 1:36.52

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2017)–In his first try around two turns, heavily favored Silent Bird ran down longshot El Huerfano late to take Friday’s $63,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a neck under Flavien Prat.  Trained by Mark Glatt, the 5-year-old horse by Summer Bird got a flat mile in 1:36.52. In hand […]

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NOTED AND QUOTED, SHANE’S GIRLFRIEND & UNIQUE BELLA HEAD STRONG CAST OF NINE SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES

  RIVALS BAFFERT, O’NEILL & HOLLENDORFER CLASH IN PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS APRIL 8   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017)–Bob Baffert’s Grade I winning Noted and Quoted, along with Doug O’Neill’s Grade III winner Shane’s Girlfriend and Jerry Hollendorfer’s rousing maiden winner Unique Bella head a strong field of nine sophomore fillies […]

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CARMA to Benefit from Equine Sports Therapy Promotion

ACARDIA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 – Much like human athletes, performance horses of all equestrian disciplines need sports therapy to recover from various aches and pains from strenuous physical activity. Leading the rehabilitation industry with cutting edge technology and services is Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center (Eclipse) who helps heal some of California’s finest horses. As a tribute […]

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DP Racing's Prize Exhibit and jockey Santiago Gonzalez win the Gr. II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.

GRADED STAKES WINNER PRIZE EXHIBIT AND COURSE SPECIALIST WATCH THIS CAT LEAD THE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES GOING SIX AND A HALF FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Prize Exhibit and recent course specialist Watch This Cat head a field of five fillies and mares in Saturday’s 43rd running of the Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita going six and a half furlongs down the Camino Real hillside Turf Course. […]

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Ring Weekend and jockey Drayden Van Dyke (outside) win the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap Saturday, November 26, 2016 16 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. 
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RING WEEKEND, TWENTYTWENTYVISION, FLAMBOYANT & A RED TIE DAY ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SATURDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017)–With strong resumes in abundance, Ring Weekend, Twentytwentyvision, Flamboyant and A Red Tie Day all figure prominently in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf this Saturday. The San Gabriel, to be run for the 70st time, has attracted a field of 12 […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED MIDNIGHT STORM EARNS 1 ¼ LENGTH VICTORY UNDER BEJARANO IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS 1 1/16 MILES OVER A WET FAST SURFACE IN 1:40.65

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2017)–With the mighty Arrogate declared from the race earlier in the day, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Midnight Storm assumed the mantle of heavily backed favorite and he didn’t disappoint, taking Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Rafael Bejarano while getting a mile and a sixteenth in […]

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DECKED OUT JOINS THE PARTY IN TIME TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS BY A NOSE FOR TEAM DESORMEAUX; STREET BOSS FILLY GETS 1 1/8 MILES OVER A SOFT TURF IN 1:47.86

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2016)–With a resolute stretch run, trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Decked Out, ridden by his brother Kent, was up to nail Sassy Little Lila by a nose in North America’s final Grade I event of 2016, the $300,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita.  Shortened earlier in the day from a mile and […]

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APTLY NAMED GOODYEARFORROSES TRANSITIONS TO DIRT & TAKES $100,000 ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS IN FIRST START FOR BALTAS; NAKATANI CELEBRATES COMEBACK WITH FIRST SANTA ANITA STAKES WIN OF 2016

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2016)–Although Saturday’s $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes was for the moment denied its Grade III status due to a shift from Santa Anita’s turf course to the main track, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses unleashed a graded-worthy performance, as she took command turning down the backside under Corey Nakatani en route to a […]

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JOE BAY & SOLID WAGER GIVE MILLER DEAD HEAT WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES; RIDDEN BY DESORMEAUX & ESPINOZA, THEY PROVIDE TRAINER WITH FOURTH STAKES WIN IN TWO DAYS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2016)–St. Joe Bay, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, put away longshot Tough Sunday inside the sixteenth pole and managed a dead heat with his fast finishing stablemate, Solid Wager, who was handled by Victor Espinoza, to provide trainer Peter Miller with two official wins in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute […]

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MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $1,537,686 RESULTS IN $101,623.60 PAYOFF AS 10 TICKETS TAB ALL SIX WINNERS; SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT CARRYOVER GROWS TO $212,103

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–With a two-day carryover helping to create a total Pick Six pool of $1,537,686 on Friday at Santa Anita, there were 10 perfect tickets, each worth $101,623.60. Santa Anita’s newly created Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was not hit on Friday, so with three days of Winter Meet racing in […]

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RED HOT BAD JU JU TAKES $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER ARROYO, JR.; CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY TRAINED BY MILLER GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.04

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–Last with three furlongs to run, California-bred Bad Ju Ju surged to the lead a sixteenth of a mile from home to take Friday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Trained by Peter Miller, the 4-year-old daughter of Desert Code got […]

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $115,062 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA; WITH TWO ‘DARK DAYS,’ THE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL ON THURSDAY IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH $750,000

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $115,062 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA; WITH TWO ‘DARK DAYS,’ THE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL ON THURSDAY IS EXPECTED  TO APPROACH $750,000   NEWLY INSTALLED SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER IS $24,656   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2016)–No one tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s opening day Pick Six […]

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HOLLENDORFER & PRAT TEAM FOR 12-1 UPSET IN GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES AS CONSTELLATION WINS BY A HALF-LENGTH WHILE GETTING SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.83

  HOLLENDORFER & PRAT TEAM FOR 12-1 UPSET IN GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES AS CONSTELLATION WINS BY A HALF-LENGTH WHILE GETTING SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.83   LA BREA IS ONE OF FOUR GRADED STAKES ON SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET OPENING DAY CARD   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2016)–Attentive to a fast pace throughout, […]

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MIND YOUR BISCUITS TAKES GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY FALCONE, JR., HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:20.81

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 46,514 COMES OUT FOR FOUR GRADED STAKES UNDER IDYLIC CONDITIONS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2014)–Breaking from the inside in a field of nine sophomore sprinters, Mind Your Biscuits sat a close third under Joel Rosario a quarter mile from home and overhauled Sharp Azteca late to take Monday’s Grade I, […]

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SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET WAGERING MENU INCLUDES ENHANCED PICK SIX, LOW TAKEOUT WIN, PLACE & SHOW WAGERING AS WELL AS POPULAR 50 CENT PLAYERS PICK FIVE BEGINNING OPENING DAY, DEC. 26

  Santa Anita will offer a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes Late Pick 4 on Opening Day, Dec. 26.   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2016)–Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, which opens Monday, Dec. 26, will offer fans a comprehensive pari-mutuel betting menu that will include an enhanced Pick Six with a Single Ticket Jackpot component. Seventy percent […]

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PDJF TO RECEIVE 100% OF PROCEEDS FROM SILENT AUCTION

KMN Racing, LLC, the owners of the late Shared Belief, will be auctioning off a limited edition print of the Eclipse Award Winner on opening day of the Winter Meet, December 26, 2016. The print features Shared Belief’s spectacular win over California Chrome in the 2015 San Antonio Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita Park and […]

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BLACKJACKCAT, BLACKOUT, CONQUEST ENFORCER, FRANK CONVERSATION, ISOTHERM & MOONLIGHT DRIVE ALL CLASH IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 MATHIS BROTHERS MILE (TURF) ON OPENING DAY, MONDAY, AT SANTA ANITA

  CARDED AS THE LAST RACE ON OPENING DAY, MATHIS BROTHERS MILE ATTRACTS 11 SOPHOMORES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016)–The best may indeed be last on opening day, Monday, at Santa Anita. Carded as the ninth and final race, the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) has attracted a wide open field of […]

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Mor Spirit and jockey Gary Stevens win the Grade II $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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MIND YOUR BISCUITS, MOR SPIRIT & TEN BLESSINGS ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE I, $300 MALIBU STAKES ON OPENING DAY, MONDAY; FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORES SET TO GO SEVEN FURLONGS

  GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA HEADLINE FOUR GRADED STAKES ON NINE-RACE PROGRAM                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016)–A close third in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint Nov. 5, trainer Robert Falcone, Jr.’s Mind Your Biscuits heads a field of 10 sophomores going seven furlongs in Santa Anita’s Grade I, […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP DREFONG HEADS LIST OF 22 NOMS TO OPENING DAY MALIBU STAKES; MIND YOUR BISCUITS, THIRD IN BC SPRINT & MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNING AWESOME BANNER EXPECTED TO RUN

  ENTRIES FOR OPENING DAY, DEC. 26, TO BE TAKEN WEDNESDAY; GRADE I LA BREA, GRADE II MATHIS BROTHERS MILE & GRADE III SAN SIMEON ALL PART OF BLOCKBUSTER NINE-RACE PROGRAM   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2016)–Headed by Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Drefong, Santa Anita’s prestigious Grade I, seven furlong Malibu, to be run on […]

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SPONSORED BY XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA’S $5,000 ONLINE ‘SHOWVIVOR’ TO RETURN DEC. 26; POPULAR HANDICAPPING CONTEST FEATURES $2,500 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN THE MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2016)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will once again be available to fans via santaanita.com/showvivor beginning opening day, Monday, Dec. 26. The contest offers $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 Meeting, which […]

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Jockey Garrett Gomez received the 2011 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award Sunday, March 20, 2011, during a ceremony between races at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.  The award, presented annually and voted on by one's peers, honors riders who's career and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of thoroughbred racing.  ©Benoit Photo

RETIRED CHAMPION JOCKEY GARRETT GOMEZ FOUND DEAD IN TUCSON, AZ. AT AGE 44; A TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION JOCKEY, HE DEFEATED ZENYATTA IN THE 2013 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WITH CLAIBORNE FARM’S BLAME

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2016)–A dynamic force in the saddle, retired jockey Garrett Gomez, a two-time Eclipse Champion, was found dead Wednesday in Tucson, Az. at the age of 44. According to several media reports, Gomez, who had been living primarily in his native Tucson for the past two years, was found at a […]

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER POPULAR 2017 WALL CALENDAR AND MUCH MORE ON OPENING DAY, DEC. 26; MATHIS BROTHERS FURNITURE TO ALSO PROVIDE FIRST 5,000 KIDS 12 & UNDER WITH PLUSH THOROUGHBRED TOY

  CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL, GUEST CHEF SERIES IN CHANDELIER ROOM, INFIELD FAMILY FUN ZONE ALSO ON TAP AS GREAT RACE PLACE BEGINS WINTER MEET RUN                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2016)–In addition to four graded stakes, Santa Anita Park will again treat fans to its popular 2017 wall calendar and much more […]

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SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES 2016-17 WINTER MEET STAKES SCHEDULE; GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA HEAD OPENER DEC. 26; PRESTIGIOUS GRADE I AMERICAN OAKS TO BE RUN DEC. 31

  A TOTAL OF 58 STAKES, INCLUDING NINE GRADE I EVENTS, TO BE OFFERED THROUGH  SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY, APRIL 8   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will offer 58 stakes races beginning with opening day of its traditional Winter Meet on Dec. 26, has announced that the prestigious Grade I, $300,000 […]

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ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Mike Smith, aboard Arrogate #10, celebrates after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic during day two of the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)

SANTA ANITA BREEDERS’ CUP ATTENDANCE & HANDLE UP SIGNIFICANTLY AS GREAT RACE PLACE HOSTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR RECORD NINTH TIME

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2016)–Hosting the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, Santa Anita Park registered significant increases in on-track attendance and all forms wagering. Santa Anita’s all sources combined pari-mutuel handle for Breeders’ Cup Friday and Saturday was $159,991,831, a 3.2 percent increase over […]

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ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Fans watch the horses in the walking ring before the Breeders' Cup Classic during day two of the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)

SANTA ANITA AUTUMN CLOSES WITH SOLID GAINS IN ALL CATEGORIES; WITHOUT BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FACTORED IN, ON-TRACK ATTENDANCE UP 25 PERCENT; ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 15 PERCENT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2016)–Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet drew to a close on Sunday with the track posting significant gains in attendance and handle, independent of a highly successful two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships event that was hosted by Santa Anita for a record ninth time this past Friday and Saturday. On-track attendance […]

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ARROGATE NAMED ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

                                                                                                ARROGATE ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL   Miller, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer, Jockey   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2016) – Up and coming three-year-old star Arrogate, winner of five straight races including the Grade I Travers Stakes by 13 ½ lengths and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita […]

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RIDDEN BY CASTELLANO, FAVORED ZINDAYA SAVES GROUND AND SURGES TO HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES; BROWN TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.38

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2016)–Favored Zindaya saved ground throughout, split horses turning for home and surged the final three sixteenths of a mile to take the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by a half length on Sunday at Santa Anita.  Trained by Chad Brown, the Belmont Park-based Zindaya got a flat mile on […]

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GOLDIKOVA STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016

  JOCKEY QUOTES                  JAVIER CASTELLANO, ZINDAYA, WINNER: “I had a perfect trip. I was on the rail and looking for the seam. I tried to save all the ground I could. I kept track of the pace-setter and tried to follow Hillhouse High and find the best scenario to go for. We […]

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Breeders’ Cup World Championships Post Race Updates

                                 Sunday, November 6 Bob Baffert (Arrogate/Hoppertunity, 1st and 4th Classic) – Bob Baffert’s first- and fourth-place finishers were both in good condition on the morning after the climactic event  to Breeders’ Cup XXXIII. “Who’d have thought I’d have another horse like American Pharoah,” Baffert said. “He’s doing some of the same things that Pharoah […]

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MIKE SMITH WINS 14TH BILL SHOEMAKER AWARD

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.   The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-5-3-1 scoring system on first- […]

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ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Mike Smith, aboard Arrogate #10, celebrates after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic during day two of the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)

CLASSIC – Post-Race Interview Transcript – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

Bob Baffert Garrett O’Rourke Dr. John Chandler Mike Smith Press Conference Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is Arrogate, and we’re thrilled to be joined by the winning connections. From left to right, we’ve got jockey Mike Smith. We’ve got Garrett O’Rourke, the racing manager for Juddmonte Farms. Trainer […]

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Turf – Post-Race Interview Transcript – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

  Michael Tabor Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien Seamus Heffernan Press Conference THE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the second biggest prize on the afternoon, the $4 million dollars Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf is Highland Reel, and we’re joined now by the winning jockey, Seamus Heffernan, who will undoubtedly be the story of this […]

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Turf Sprint – Post-Race Interview Transcript – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

  Anthony Fanticola Joseph Scardino Philip D’Amato Flavien Prat Press Conference THE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, in his fifth attempt in a Breeders’ Cup Race, was the 8-year-old gelding, Obviously. And we’re joined now by winning trainer, Phil D’Amato, and winning jockey, Flavien Prat. Congratulations to you […]

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EASTERN INVADER FAIR POINT RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS MCGAUGHEY & ORTIZ TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG HILLSIDE TURF WIN IN 1:11.75

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016)–Eastern invader Fair Point rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Jose Ortiz for owner Stuart Janney, III, and trainer Shug McGaughey. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Smart Strike, she negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES FOR FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2016

  $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC  Shaman Ghost Has Been Scratched – Please note that Jerkins assistant is Kent Sweezey. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweezey, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.”   $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF   Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, […]

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REUNITED WITH DESORMEAUX, FAVORED IMPERATIVE BREAKS LENGTHY DROUGHT & CRUISES TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $80,000 BIG BEAR STAKES; TRAINED BY BALTAS, 6-YEAR-OLD GELDING GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.98

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2016)–Beaten 22 ½ lengths in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Aug. 20 and winless in 18 starts since winning the Grade II Charles Town Classic in April, 2014, Imperative rallied boldly from last to take Thursday’s $80,000 Big Bear Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux, who hadn’t […]

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14TH BILL SHOEMAKER AWARD TO GO TO TOP JOCKEY AT BREEDERS’ CUP

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2016) – The 14th Bill Shoemaker Award will be given this weekend to the outstanding jockey in the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park that kick off Friday afternoon.   Won last year at Keeneland by Ryan Moore, who has six mounts in Championship races this weekend, […]

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LORD NELSON SCRATCHED FROM TWINSPIRES BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT

              Spendthrift Farm LLC’s Lord Nelson, the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, has been scratched from Saturday’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint with a minor injury.   “He got a little nick a couple of days ago and it became infected,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “We had to treat him with antibiotics so […]

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Hronis Racing's Nancy From Nairobi and jockey Abel Lezcano win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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NANCY FROM NAIROBI, ZINDAYA, MAJESTIC HEAT & QUEEN OF THE SAND ALL PROMINENT IN GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2016)–Nancy From Nairobi, Zindaya, Majestic Heat and Queen of The Sand all figure prominently among a competitive field of seven fillies and mares going one mile on turf in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes at Santa Anita. Sunday is closing day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, and as […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES FOR WED. NOV. 2 – DISTAFF

Distaff Notes              Beholder – Two-time Breeders’ Cup champion and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went to the track at 7 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2m over the main track under regular exercise rider Janeen Painter. Winning the Distaff at 3 is one of her Hall of Fame trainer Richard […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES FOR WED, NOV. 2 – CLASSIC

Classic Notes  Arrogate/Hoppertunity – A Classic victory for the third year in a row would be Bob Baffert’s if Arrogate or Hoppertunity come through Saturday. It is a matter of no concern to the Hall of Fame trainer. “I’m so focused on getting my horses ready I’m not thinking about three in a row or […]

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$4 Million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) – NOTES TUES. NOV. 1, 2016

  $4 MILLION LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP TURF   Ashleyluvssugar – The Peter Eurton trainee Ashleyluvssugar went to the main track at 5 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile under exercise rider Eddie Inda. Da Big Hoss – After shipping in Monday from the Kentucky base of trainer Mike Maker, Skychai Racing’s Breeders’ Cup Turf contender […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME, ARROGATE, BEHOLDER, SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND, TEPIN AND FOUND LEAD INTERNATIONAL CAST OF 169 HORSES ENTERED IN 33RD EDITION OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SANTA ANITA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (October 31, 2016) – California Chrome LLC’s California Chrome and Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate are the top two morning line favorites in a field of 10 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the climax of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to be run Friday and […]

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Rood & Riddle Post Position Draw Quotes – Classic and Distaff

  CLASSIC   Kiaran McLaughlin (Frosted, Classic, Post 2) – “We’re happy. We’ll save some ground. There weren’t any bad posts. We’re OK. We’re just happy to be in the race.”   Art Sherman (California Chrome, Classic, Post 4) – “Victor (Espinoza) and I were talking about the draw and he told me that it […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MONDAY NOTES

  CLASSIC Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Arrogate worked 4f in 46 4/5 Monday morning under Martin Garcia. “Worked really good, he was happy and comfortable,” Garcia said. “It was fine,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. Hoppertunity, Baffert’s other Classic entrant, only jogged but drew the following compliment from Baffert. “Hoppertunity looks the best he’s ever […]

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ARROYO WAITS & A RED TIE DAY WINS $70,000 LURE STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; TRAINED BY BALTAS, 6-YEAR-OLD GELDING GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.82

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2016)–Under patient handling from Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 6-year-old gelding A Red Tie Day found room turning for home and finished powerfully to win Sunday’s $70,000 Lure Stakes at one mile on turf. Trained by Richard Baltas, A Red Tie Day got the distance in 1:34.82. “This horse is very versatile,” […]

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COVER SONG & DESORMEAUX SPRING 30-1 SURPRISE IN GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES; 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TRAINED BY GAINES WINS BY NOSE AND COVERS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33.73

   COVER SONG & DESORMEAUX SPRING 30-1 SURPRISE IN GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES; 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TRAINED BY GAINES WINS BY NOSE AND COVERS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33.73   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2016)–Longshot Cover Song found just enough room inside heavily favored Danilovna a furlong out and prevailed by a nose in […]

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BAFFERT’S VALE DORI ROCKETS TO 10 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; BEJARANO UP FOR 1 1/16 MILE WIN IN 1:43.26

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016)–With Eclipse Award Champions Stellar Wind and Beholder targeted for next Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Argentine-bred Vale Dori found conditions to order today at Santa Anita as she rocketed to a 10 ¼ length win in the day’s $65,000 allowance feature. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by […]

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TOP BREEDERS’ CUP TRAINERS, JOCKEYS AND OWNERS TO APPEAR AT BREEDERS’ CUP MEDIA DAY AND BRUNCH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT SANTA ANITA PARK

  WHAT:           Breeders’ Cup Media Day and Brunch   Top trainers, jockeys and owners involved in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be in attendance for a media day to assist media in their advance coverage of the event. Approximately 12 trainers, jockeys and owners will each be seated at their individual stations, and […]

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MISS TEMPLE CITY, STEPHANIE SHIH, MEETS MISS TEMPLE CITY, WHO WILL TAKE ON THE BOYS IN $2 MILLION BREEDERS CUP MILE (TURF) AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, NOV. 5

  MISS TEMPLE CITY, STEPHANIE SHIH, MEETS MISS TEMPLE CITY, WHO WILL TAKE ON THE BOYS IN $2 MILLION BREEDERS CUP MILE (TURF) AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, NOV. 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016)–Miss Temple City meets Miss Temple City Wednesday at Santa Anita Park.  Say what?! That’s right.  Miss Temple City, a […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES “KID REPORTER” INTERVIEW SERIES DURING 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Maddie Stevens, Daughter of Hall of Fame jockey, Gary Stevens, to Conduct “All Access” Interviews with Leading Breeders’ Cup Participants, Executives, and Partners   ARCADIA, Calif. (October 28, 2016) – Today Breeders’ Cup announced that Maddie Stevens, the 7-year old daughter of 10 time Breeders’ Cup Champion jockey and acclaimed actor Gary Stevens, will […]

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DANILOVNA, LADY VALEUR, BELVOIR BAY & NODIAC ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2016)–Three Irish-bred fillies, Danilovna, Lady Valeur and Nodiac, along with English-bred Belvoir Bay, head a wide open field of 10 three year old fillies going one mile on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita.   DANILOVNA: An impressive come from behind winner of her […]

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SANTA ANITA’S XBTV.COM STREAMING LIVE BREEDERS’ CUP WORKOUTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM GREAT RACE PLACE LEADING INTO BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 4 & 5

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, is now streaming live morning workouts and interviews via XBTV.com’s “Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita” from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. PDT each morning. Owned by the […]

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ODDS-ON FAVORITE AMERICAN GAL TAKES $70,000 ANOAKIA STAKES BY 6 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; SHAH HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY BAFFERT, GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.46

  ODDS-ON FAVORITE AMERICAN GAL TAKES $70,000 ANOAKIA STAKES BY 6 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; SHAH HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY BAFFERT,  GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.46   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2016)–The overwhelming 1-9 favorite, American Gal ran like it, taking Sunday’s $70,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 6 ½ lengths under Rafael Bejarano.  Owned […]

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ACCEPTANCE EXTRA GAME IN WINNING $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP BY A HEAD UNDER ELLIOTT; TRAINED BY BLACK, VRONSKY COLT GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.51

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2016)–Sent hard from the gate, trainer Kenny Black’s Acceptance proved extra game in deep stretch, as he held off a tenacious Richard’s Boy to win Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap under veteran Stewart Elliott. Bred in California by Old English Rancho, the 4-year-old colt by Vronsky got 6 ½ furlongs […]

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LATE RUNNING DO THE DANCE RALLIES AT RAIL TO WIN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NOSE UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY SHERLOCK, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.90

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2016)–Longshot Do the Dance hugged the rail and rallied late to win Friday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a nose under Tyler Baze. Trained by Gary Sherlock, the Kentucky-bred filly by Discreet Cat was just up to tag pacesetter Nine Point Nine right on the wire as she got […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED MY FIONA RALLIES TO IMPRESSIVE 3 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $55,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE AS PEREZ & SHERLOCK TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG TALLY IN 1:17.19

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2016)–Idle since mid-August, California-bred My Fiona smoked from off the pace to take Thursday’s $55,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 3 ½ lengths under Fernando Perez. Bred and owned in-part by Terry Lovingier, the Gary Sherlock-trained filly by Ghostzapper got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.19. Breaking from her outside post […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED CALIFORNIA DIAMOND SHINES BRIGHTLY AS HE TAKES $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; TRAINED BY MILLER & RIDDEN BY DESORMEAUX, HE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.96

   HEAVILY FAVORED CALIFORNIA DIAMOND SHINES BRIGHTLY AS HE TAKES $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; TRAINED BY MILLER & RIDDEN BY DESORMEAUX, HE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.96   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2016)–Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, heavily favored California Diamond rolled to a 2 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes, […]

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ENOLA GRAY REBOUNDS OFF LONE DEFEAT TO TAKE $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP BY ONE LENGTH UNDER BAZE; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:11.57

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2016)–The lone three year old in a field of five fillies and mares, Enola Gray tried turf for the first time and avenged her only career loss with a gutty one length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at Santa Anita. Owned and bred by Nick […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED ATOMIC RULE TAKES $55,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PEREIRA; BALTAS TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.35

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2016)–Under patient handling from Tiago Pereira, Atomic Rule rallied three-wide turning for home and outran favored Curlin Rules by 2 ¼ lengths in winning Friday’s $55,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Trained by Richard Baltas, who is in Kentucky, Atomic Rule covered a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:46.35. […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK TO PROMOTE LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING’S FIRST EVER ‘CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN’ TO ATTRACT NEW OWNERS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2016)–In its continued efforts to reach out to prospective new owners, Santa Anita Park has entered into a marketing collaboration with Little Red Feather Racing, one of California’s largest ownership syndicates, to help promote Little Red Feather Racing’s new “Crowd Funding Campaign.” The initiative incorporates innovative strategies to attract new people […]

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Twin V Farm's California Diamond and jockey Edwin Maldonado win the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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MILLER’S CALIFORNIA DIAMOND & O’NEILL’S CROSSCHECK CARLOS FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT SIX FURLONGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2016)–Peter Miller’s California Diamond and Doug O’Neill’s Crosscheck Carlos renew their fledgling rivalry and figure prominently among a wide open field of six juveniles in Sunday’s $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes, to be contested over six furlongs at Santa Anita.   CALIFORNIA DIAMOND: This California-bred colt by Harbor the Gold overcame trouble to […]

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Nick Alexander's Enola Gray and jockey Tyler Baze win the $200,000 Melair Stakes, Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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D’AMATO’S ENOLA GRAY & LONG HOT SUMMER PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2016)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray and Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Long Hot Summer, both conditioned by Phil D’Amato, figure prominently in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, to be run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. For fillies and mares three and up bred or […]

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BIG SCORE ULTRA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $100,000 ZUMA BEACH BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS WITH PRAT; KRIKORIAN HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33.56

  SON OF MR. BIG HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF ON NOV. 4                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–George Krikorian’s homebred Big Score overcame his outside post position and rocketed to a scintillating 3 ¼ length victory under Flavien Prat in Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita.  […]

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MISS SOUTHERN MISS BLASTS HOME TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS AS ‘THE BROS. DESORMEAUX’ COMBINE FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.08

  WINNER COULD BE HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF NOV. 4   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–Last early in a field of 11 juvenile fillies, Miss Southern Miss rallied five-wide turning for home while displaying a torrid turn of foot to take Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa […]

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GLORYZAPPER TAKES HARD-FOUGHT HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES UNDER ELLIOTT; D’AMATO FILLY GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.75

  GLORYZAPPER TAKES HARD-FOUGHT HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES UNDER ELLIOTT; D’AMATO FILLY GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.75   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2016)–In a driving four-horse finish, Gloryzapper, with Stewart Elliott up, prevailed by a half length in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita.  […]

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VYJACK REELS IN LEADERS LATE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) BY HALF LENGTH IN COURSE RECORD 1:31.69; RIDDEN BY PRAT & TRAINED BY D’AMATO, 6-YEAR-OLD GELDING MAY RUN IN BREEDERS’ CUP MILE NOV. 5

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2016)–Far back off a scintillating early pace, 6-year-old gelding Vyjack kept to his task the final sixteenth of a mile and wore down well-fancied Om and heavily favored stablemate, Obviously, to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile by a half length in a course record 1:31.69. Trained […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED LORD NELSON ROLLS TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP; BAFFERT & PRAT COMBINE FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:08.80

  WINNER IS GUARANTEED A FEES-PAID BERTH INTO $1.5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT ON NOV. 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2016)–Heavily favored Lord Nelson overhauled longshot All Run with a sixteenth of a mile to run and waltzed to an impressive 2 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, […]

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EASTERN INVADERS CON TE PARTIRO & HAPPY MESA TAKE ON STRONG LOCAL CONTINGENT AS 11 JUVENILE FILLIES CONTEST MILE ON TURF IN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES ON MONDAY

   EASTERN INVADERS CON TE PARTIRO & HAPPY MESA TAKE ON STRONG LOCAL CONTINGENT AS 11 JUVENILE FILLIES CONTEST MILE ON TURF IN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES ON MONDAY   SURFER GIRL TO SERVE AS PREP FOR GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2016)–Eastern invaders Con Te […]

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HILLHOUSE HIGH CRUISES TO ONE LENGTH VICTORY UNDER GONZALEZ IN $55,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; BALTAS-TRAINED MARE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.96

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2016)–With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Hillhouse High broke alertly from her number two post position and cruised to a front-running one length win under Santiago Gonzalez in Thursday’s $55,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Exchange Rate got a […]

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LUMINANCE, GLORYZAPPER HEAD CONTENTIOUS GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2016)–A pair of classy fillies, Bob Baffert’s Luminance and Phil D’Amato’s Gloryzapper, head a wide open field of eight fillies and mares three and up going 6 ½ furlongs in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita.                   LUMINANCE: Breaking from the rail, this 4-year-old Kentucky-bred […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson and jockey Rafael Bejarano, outside, outgame Subtle Indian and Mike Smith, inside, to win the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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BAFFERT’S LORD NELSON LOOMS STANDOUT IN GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP GOING SIX FURLONGS SATURDAY

SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE                   Undefeated in three starts this year and positioned as perhaps America’s top sprinter, Bob Baffert’s Lord Nelson looms a complete standout among a field of five three year olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES POST TIMES FOR 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two-Day International Racing Showcase Returns to the West Coast, November 4-5 LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 4, 2016) – The Breeders’ Cup announced today the post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 races and purses and awards totaling $28 million, which will be held on November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in […]

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CONSISTENT ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER STEVENS; TRAINED BY EURTON, THE CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:58.35

  FIVE YEAR OLD BY GAME PLAN EYES $4 MILLION LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP TURF NOV. 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2106)–Forwardly placed throughout, California-bred Ashleyluvssugar got a perfect stalking trip under Gary Stevens and went on to an impressive half length win in the Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita. […]

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STELLAR WIND PREVAILS BY A NECK OVER BEHOLDER IN GRADE I, $300,000 ZENYATTA STAKES AS ESPINOZA REGISTERS HIS THIRD GRADE I WIN OF THE DAY; SADLER TRAINEE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:41.80 AS TOP TWO HEAD TO $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF ON NOV. 4

  ZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2016)–In what shaped up as the rubber match in a best out of three series, 4-year-old filly Stellar Wind got the nod Saturday at Santa Anita, taking the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes by a neck […]

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SENSATIONAL WIN FROM SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME WHO TAKES GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY SHERMAN, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:48.07 EN ROUTE TO $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 5 AT SANTA ANITA

  AWESOME AGAIN IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2016)–Superstar California Chrome was sensational yet again at Santa Anita on Saturday, taking the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¼ lengths over rival Dortmund, who pressured him […]

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HOLY LUTE ROLLS TO IMPRESSIVE 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE D. STAKES (DIVISION II); THERIOT & CASSIDY COMBINE FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.23

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2016)–In tight quarters at the rail turning for home, veteran Holy Lute proved best in Friday’s second division of the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes under Jamie Theriot, as he negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s newly installed hillside turf course in 1:11.23. Trained by Jim Cassidy and […]

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Pamela C. Ziebarth's Ambitious Brew and jockey Mike Smith win the first division of the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D Stakes, Friday, September 30, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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CALIFORNIA-BRED AMBITIOUS BREW ROLLS TO 1 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN FIRST DIVISION OF GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE D. STAKES; RIDDEN BY SMITH & TRAINED BY JONES, TIZBUD GELDING GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.57

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30 2016)–Well positioned while attentive to the pace from his number 10 post position, 6-year-old California-bred gelding Ambitious Brew sat a close third at the top of the stretch and out-gamed runner-up Richard’s Boy late to take Friday’s opening day Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes (first division) under Mike Smith. […]

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SANTA ANITA UNVEILS STATE-OF-THE-ART STABLE AREA VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, ESTABLISHING THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY & INTEGRITY MONITORING IN NORTH AMERICAN RACING

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has developed and installed a state-of-the-art video surveillance system that enables close monitoring of the track’s entire stable area on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis. The new surveillance project, the most comprehensive system at any North American race track, is now fully […]

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Ramona Bass' Avenge and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade II, $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes, Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.
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AVENGE HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 RODEO DRIVE STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES, THREE AND UP, GOING 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

  RODEO DRIVE IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella will supply two doses of dangerous in Avenge and Majestic Heat in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on the grass […]

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Triple Crown winner Amercian Pharoah's little sister, American Cleopatra, made her racing debut a winning one for owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert when jockey Stewart Elliott guided her to an easy victory in the third race Sunday,  July 31, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA.
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AMERICAN CLEOPATRA & CHAMPAGNE ROOM HEAD COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 12 JUVENILE FILLIES GOING 1 1/16 MILES IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  CHANDELIER IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Separated by just a nose when last they met, American Cleopatra, a full sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will renew acquaintances with Champagne Room in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes for 2-year-old […]

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Kaleem Shah's Klimt and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday, September 5, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. 
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BAFFERT’S KLIMT SEEKS FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN AND LOOMS HORSE TO BEAT IN GRADE I, $300,000 FRONTRUNNER STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; DESORMEAUX’S STRAIGHT FIRE SEEKS TO EVEN SCORE AS THEY PREP FOR BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE NOV. 5

  FRONTRUNNER IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Well accomplished and on a roll, Bob Baffert’s Klimt seeks his fourth win in a row and Keith Desormeaux’s Straight Fire will try to avenge an odds-on defeat as they both head a field of seven […]

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ECLIPSE RIVALS BEHOLDER & STELLAR WIND HEAD GRADE I, $300,000 ZENYATTA STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOP RATED PAIR MEET FOR THE THIRD TIME IN PRELUDE TO $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF ON NOV. 4

  ZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Game, set, and now MATCH, as three time Eclipse champion Beholder and last year’s 3-year-old Filly Eclipse winner, Stellar Wind will meet for the third time this Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade I, $300,000 […]

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SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADS GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; NORTH AMERICA’S ALL-TIME EARNINGS LEADER, TRAINED BY SHERMAN, TO FACE SIX RIVALS AT 1 1/8 MILES

  THE AWESOME AGAIN IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–With the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita looming on Nov. 5, superstar California Chrome, North America’s all-time earnings leader with $13,252,650, towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome […]

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OHIO, TOOWINDYTOHAULROX, SO SWEETITIZ & HOLY LUTE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE STAKES (2nd DIVISION) AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE ON FRIDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016)–In what could be the best betting race of the day, Brazilian-bred Ohio, Toowindytoohaulrox, So Sweetitiz and Holy Lute all figure prominently among a field of 11 three year olds and up in the second division of the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa […]

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TALENTED LADY SHIPMAN SHIPS WEST TO TAKE ON BOYS GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN FIRST DIVISION OF GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE D. STAKES FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  AUTUMN MEET OPENING DAY CARD OFFERS NINE RACES, FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.; ALL ON-TRACK ATTENDEES TO RECEIVE FREE CALIFORNIA CHROME POSTER     ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016)–Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s talented Lady Shipman will take on a 10 rivals (nine of whom are males) in Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes, […]

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SANTA ANITA ART EXHIBIT & SALE TO BENEFIT THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE; TRACK PARTNERS WITH CARMA & CALIFORNIA ART CLUB AS FINE ART DEPICTING THE GREAT RACE PLACE ON DISPLAY THIS FRIDAY THROUGH OCT. 22

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, in partnership with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the California Art Club (CAC), will host a fine art exhibit celebrating The Great Race Place beginning this Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the west entrance to the track’s Club House Mezzanine. Entitled “The […]

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SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES AUTUMN MEET WAGERING MENU AS TRACK WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER LOW TAKEOUT WIN, PLACE, SHOW & 50 CENT PICK FIVE BEGINNING OPENING DAY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

  SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $750,000 GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 ON SATURDAY AS 11-RACE CARD WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016)–Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens Friday, Sept. 30, will again offer fans a comprehensive pari-mutuel betting menu that will […]

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XPRESSBET LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO ‘MAKE AMERICA BET AGAIN’

  Online Wagering Provider Introduces Financial Stimulus Package for Horseplayers   September 27, 2016 (Washington, PA) – This Election Season, leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is reminding all Americans about our nation’s great history with the sport of horse racing. In doing so, Xpressbet has introduced a Financial Stimulus Package for Horseplayers that includes discounted […]

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SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME ARRIVES SUNDAY MORNING AT SANTA ANITA IN ADVANCE OF GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES ON SATURDAY

  SHERMAN TRAINEE VANNED FROM LOS ALAMITOS & ARRIVES AT 12 NOON   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2016)–North America’s all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the […]

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SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME TOPS LIST OF NOMINATIONS FOR GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN STAKES OCT. 1; ENTRIES TO BE TAKEN WEDNESDAY FOR A TOTAL OF FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES

  THREE-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMP BEHOLDER AND RIVAL STELLAR WIND HEAD ZENYATTA NOMS; VICTORY IN EACH RACE GIVES THE WINNER A FEES-PAID BERTH IN CORRESPONDING BC EVENT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2016)–Nominations for five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races to be run on Oct. 1 closed on Thursday at Santa Anita, with […]

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SANTA ANITA’S EXCLUSIVE CHANDELIER ROOM TO AGAIN PLAY HOST TO POPULAR GUEST CHEF SERIES ON SATURDAY, OCT. 1

  CHEF TIMOTHY HOLLINGSWORTH OF LA’s TREND-SETTING OTIUM RESTAURANT, TO SERVE UP WORLD CLASS FARE; WINE TASTINGS, DYNAMIC CRAFT COCKTAILS & LIVE MUSIC ALL INCLUDED   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2016)–Santa Anita’s exclusive Chandelier Room, an iconic entertainment destination since 1934, will again play host to the track’s Guest Chef Series, featuring an innovative dining […]

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SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME SCHEDULED TO RUN IN SANTA ANITA’S GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN STAKES OCT. 1; ‘CHROME’ IN LINE FOR $1 MILLION BONUS IF HE WINS AWESOME AGAIN & BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC ON NOV. 5

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2016)–Superstar California Chrome, who at age five is North America’s all-time leading money earner, is scheduled to run in the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, according to his trainer, Art Sherman. Fresh off victory in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 20, […]

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SANTA ANITA STABLE AREA TO RE-OPEN ON SEPT. 2 AS HORSEMEN PREPARE FOR 2016 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 30; RENOVATED MAIN TRACK & INNER TRAINING TRACK TO OPEN FOR TRAINING ON SEPT. 3

  TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NOV. 4 & 5 TO HIGHLIGHT 23-DAY STAND   ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2016)–Closed since mid-July, Santa Anita’s stable area will re-open on Friday, Sept. 2, as horsemen prepare for the track’s 2016 Autumn Meet opener on Sept. 30. With Santa Anita set to host the two-day Breeders’ […]

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The Stronach Group Recruits Tamir Shanel As Part Of Industry Leading Effort To Revitalize The Sport Of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 23, 2016: The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tamir Shanel as Executive Vice President, Food and Beverage. The recruitment of Mr. Shanel is part of The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment to develop world-class customer experiences across its properties as it leads the industry to modernize and […]

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XPRESSBET NOW OFFERING PAYPAL

  Deposits & Withdrawals Now Available through the World’s Most Trusted Online Payment Provider   August 17, 2016 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, has partnered with PayPal to bring the convenience of depositing and withdrawing money with the world’s most well-known online payment provider to its customers. PayPal services 188 million active […]

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED NINTH TIME ON NOV. 4 & 5

  NEW TURF COURSE AWAITS FANS & HORSEMEN AS SANTA ANITA OFFERS SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS OVER FIRST TWO WEEKENDS & A TOTAL OF 28 GRADED STAKES OVER COURSE OF 23-DAY MEET   ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP TICKET HOLDERS CAN RESELL TICKETS THROUGH SEAT ADVISOR PROGRAM “TICKETRESELL”

  LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 10, 2016) — The Breeders’ Cup today announced that fans currently holding tickets to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships can securely resell those tickets through TicketResell by SeatAdvisor.  The Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s premier international event, will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, November 4 […]

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NHC TOUR INTRODUCES $3 MILLION BONUS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP BETTING CHALLENGE-NATIONAL HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE

  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sunday, July 31, 2016) – A $3 million National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Tour bonus – the largest prize ever offered in the handicapping contest world – will be awarded to any horseplayer who wins the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) November 4-5 and the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) next […]

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XPRESSBET INTRODUCES $300 SUMMER SIGN UP BONUS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

  Industry-Leading Welcome Bonus will be Offered Throughout Historic Saratoga, Del Mar Meets   July 20, 2016 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, has unveiled a limited-time promotion in which new customers can earn an industry-leading $300 Summer Sign Up Bonus. This special offer coincides with the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ […]

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CARMA Poker Tournament Raises More Than $86,000 For Retired Racehorses

  ‘Chips All In’ Charity Event Unites Horsemen Del Mar Opening Weekend   ARCADIA, Calif. , July 19, 2016 – It was an evening of intrigue, excitement and promise as more than 200 supporters of the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to funding Thoroughbred aftercare, gathered at the Hilton Del Mar Hotel […]

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SANTA ANITA POSTS INCREASED ON-TRACK ATTENDANCE FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW; GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST RECORD NINTH BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NOVEMBER

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 10, 2016)–Santa Anita’s combined Winter/Spring Meet drew to a close Sunday, with the track posting a three percent increase in on-track attendance as it gets ready to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5. Although handle figures were on par with last […]

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MELATONIN ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

D’Amato, Bejarano Named Top Trainer and Jockey   ARCADIA, Calif. (July 10, 2016) – Melatonin proved his victory at 16-1 in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 was no fluke by winning the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 as the 9-5 favorite and was thus named Horse […]

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SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO CLOSING DAY, SUNDAY, OF $75,126; WITH MANDATORY PAYOUT IN PLAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL ON SUNDAY EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 9, 2016)–With a mandatory payout looming large on the pari-mutuel horizon, there is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday at Santa Anita of $75,126. As Sunday is also closing day of the current 40-day Spring Meet, it is expected the total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000. With a nine-race card […]

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CALIFORNIA DIAMOND KEEPS TO HIS TASK & PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN THE $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE STAKES; MALDONADO & BROCKLEBANK TEAM FOR 5 ½ FURLONG TALLY IN 1:03.54

  GREEN WITH EDDIE RUNS SECOND AS CAL-BREDS FINISH 1-2 IN CLOSING WEEKEND FEATURE                   ARCADIA, Calif. (July 9, 2016)–A close third, two lengths off the lead with a quarter mile to run, aptly named California Diamond wheeled three-wide turning for home and kept to his task in game fashion en route to a […]

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THEONEWEWAITEDFOR DEFEATS HEAVILY FAVORED MISS SOUTHERN MISS BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS TO WIN $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES AS BEJARANO & HARRINGTON TEAM FOR 5 ½ FURLONG SCORE IN 1:03.82

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 9, 2016)–Heinz Steinmann’s homebred Theonewewaitedfor outran favored Miss Southern Miss through the stretch to take the $125,000 Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 2 ¾ lengths Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Mike Harrington, the California-bred daughter of Creative Cause got 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03.82. […]

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COMEBACKING MASOCHISTIC CRUSHES FOES AS HE WINS $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; ELLIS TRAINEE RAMBLES 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:13.74

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 8, 2016)–In a breathtaking performance, heavily favored Masochistic took Friday’s $65,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 6 ¼ lengths under Mike Smith while covering 6 ½ furlongs geared down in 1:13.74. Breaking from post position four in a field of five older horses, Masochistic, who is conditioned by Ron Ellis and […]

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HOLLENDORFER’S SILVER ASSAULT HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 2-YEAR-OLDS IN $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON SATURDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 6, 2016)–An impressive first-out maiden winner going five furlongs, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Silver Assault heads a competitive field of six 2-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs in Saturday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes. Silver Assault’s primary competition would appear to be a pair of Doug O’Neill trainees, Secret House and California-bred Green […]

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MILLER’S CHALON & DESORMEAUX’S MISS SOUTHERN MISS HEAD SATURDAY’S $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES GOING 5 ½ FURLONGS AT SANTA ANITA

  MILLER’S CHALON & DESORMEAUX’S MISS SOUTHERN MISS HEAD SATURDAY’S $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES GOING 5 ½ FURLONGS AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (July 6, 2016)–Rockingham Ranch’s Chalon and Peter Cantrell’s Miss Southern Miss head a field of six 2-year-old fillies, five of which are recent maiden winner’s, in Saturday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes going 5 […]

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REDDAM’S HOMEBRED MRAZEK MUCH THE BEST IN $100,000 THOR’S ECHO HANDICAP AS HE GLIDES TO 1 ½ LENGTH WIN UNDER GUTIERREZ; O’NEILL-TRAINED COLT BY SQUARE EDDIE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.45

  RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2016)–Red hot California-based stallion Square Eddie struck again in Monday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap at Santa Anita, as Reddam Racing’s homebred Mrazek returned from a disappointing foray to New York to post a facile 1 ½ length […]

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Owner: Terry C. Lovingier
Trainer: Gary Sherlock
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Arcadia CA.
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LOST BUS FINDS HER GROOVE & WINS $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PEREZ; SHERLOCK FILLY GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.54

LOST BUS FINDS HER GROOVE & WINS $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PEREZ; SHERLOCK FILLY GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.54   RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2016)–With heavily favored Sunday Rules caving to early pace pressure, Terry Lovingier’s Lost […]

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TALAMO & CALLAGHAN TEAM WITH LONGSHOT DIVINA COMEDIA TO WIN $75,000 SOUTHERN TRUCE STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS AS FRENCH-BRED MARE COVERS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:42.89

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 3, 2016)–A close fourth into the first turn behind a three-horse scramble that included favored Living The Life, Belle Hill and Gloryzapper, longshot Divina Comedia sat a close fourth down the backside, overtook Living The Life three furlongs out, wheeled three-wide turning for home and prevailed by 1 ¾ lengths under […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY JULY 3, 2016

                                                              DERBY DREAMS START IN SANTA ANITA JUVENILE TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES ON PARADE IN LANDALUCE BEHOLDER AND STELLAR WIND WORK FOR HIRSCH CELEBRATE DOLLAR DAY, JULY 4 AT SANTA ANITA   DERBY FEVER COULD BEGIN NEXT SATURDAY It’s 10 months too early to come down with a serious case of Derby Fever, but symptoms could start […]

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CARMA Goes “All In” For Poker Tournament Finale

  9th Annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Fundraiser Set for Del Mar 2016 Opening Weekend   ARCADIA, Calif., July 3, 2016 – Much like horseracing, Texas Hold’em poker takes skill, strategy and a bit of luck to win. Combining the two for the final time, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to funding Thoroughbred aftercare, […]

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DALMORE UPSETS HEAVILY FAVORED DANZING CANDY BY A HALF LENGTH IN GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES AS DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM TO GET 1 1/16 MILES IN A SIZZLING 1:40.84

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 2, 2016)–In the best race of his career, Dalmore, who is trained by Keith Desormeaux and was ridden by his brother, Kent, engaged heavily favored Danzing Candy a quarter mile from home and proved best by a half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. With longshot […]

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BENDABLE REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH CLEVER 2 ¼ LENGTH SCORE IN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; CLAIBORNE HOMEBRED GETS SIX FURLONGS IN MEASURED 1:09.59

  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2016)–Claiborne Farm’s homebred Bendable faced winners for the first time Friday at Santa Anita and responded with a polished 2 ¼ length win in the track’s $58,000 allowance feature for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Richard Mandella, she broke from the rail with Flavien Prat and although she was pressed from […]

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LONGSHOT ANYTIME ANYPLACE PRESSES PACE AND HOLDS ON TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS BEJARANO & GALLAGHER TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG TALLY IN 1:15.01

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Longshot Anytime Anyplace broke sharply, pressed pacesetter Bluegrass Bronco to the far turn and held off hard trying Texas Two Step to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Any […]

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FANS CAN ENTER TO WIN PRIZES, INCLUDING A 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC & BREEDERS’ CUP SEATING AT SANTA ANITA ON FAN APPRECIATION DAY, MONDAY, JULY 4; FREE ADMISSION FOR VETS & ACTIVE MILITARY ALSO AVAILABLE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

FANS CAN ENTER TO WIN PRIZES, INCLUDING A 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC & BREEDERS’ CUP SEATING AT SANTA ANITA ON FAN APPRECIATION DAY, MONDAY, JULY 4; FREE ADMISSION FOR VETS & ACTIVE MILITARY ALSO AVAILABLE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY   DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & HOT DOGS OFFERED ALL DAY MONDAY   Monday, July 4 is Fan Appreciation […]

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INSTALLATION OF ALL-NEW BERMUDA TURF COURSE COMPLETE AS SANTA ANITA READIES FOR AUTUMN MEET SEPT. 30 & BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NOV. 4 & 5

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–With precision like timing and teamwork, Santa Anita Park has completed installation of its all-new Bermuda turf course, which will be ready for use with the onset of the track’s 2016 Autumn Meet on Sept. 30. Including the Camino Real hillside component, Santa Anita’s unique turf course encompasses approximately nine […]

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Danzing Candy and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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DANZING CANDY TO MAKE FIRST START FOR BAFFERT & LOOMS A STANDOUT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2016)–Danzing Candy, considered one of the West Coast’s top 3-year-olds earlier this year, looms a standout as he makes his first start for trainer Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth. Originally trained by Clifford Sise, the Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling […]

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OLD FRIENDS FARM NAMED CHARITY BENEFICIARY OF 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS;FANS CAN RESERVE A MAKER’S MARK® COMMEMORATIVE ZENYATTA BOTTLE THROUGH DONATION TO OLD FRIENDS

  LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 29, 2016) – Continuing its collaboration to raise funds for important causes, the Breeders’ Cup and Maker’s Mark® announced today that Old Friends Farm, home to some of the most popular retired Thoroughbred race horses, has been named the official charity beneficiary of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ […]

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VENERABLE SOI PHET DICTATES TERMS AND WINS $75,000 MCCANN’S MOJAVE HANDICAP BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; POWELL TRAINEE GOES GATE TO WIRE & GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:40.80

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2016)–In his 45th career start, venerable 8-year-old gelding Soi Phet rolled to the lead into the Club House turn and dictated terms throughout as he took Sunday’s $75,000 McCann’s Mojave Handicap by 2 ½ lengths while covering a mile and a sixteenth in 1:40.80–thus turning the tables on runner-up Avanti […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson and jockey Rafael Bejarano, outside, outgame Subtle Indian and Mike Smith, inside, to win the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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RESURGENT LORD NELSON WINS BY A HARD FOUGHT HALF LENGTH OVER SUBTLE INDIAN IN GRADE I, $300,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

  BAFFERT, BEJARANO & SPENDTHRIFT FARM COMBINE FOR WELL TIMED VICTORY IN 1:21.04   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2016)–Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson kept to his task and defeated a tenacious Subtle Indian by a half-length in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, […]

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Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA
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FAVORED MELATONIN RATES KINDLY AND WINS GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA BY 1 ½ LENGTH UNDER TALAMO; HOFMANS-TRAINED GELDING GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 1:59.79

  77th RUNNING OF PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CUP IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFIER TO THE $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA ON NOV. 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2016)–In winning the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12, the David Hofmans-trained Melatonin crashed the party at 16-1. That wasn’t the […]

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NYQUIST ZM

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER NYQUIST WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.07 AS O’NEILL PREPS CHAMP FOR FIRST START SINCE THIRD PLACE FINISH IN PREAKNESS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2016)–With regular rider Mario Gutierrez aloft, Paul and Zillah Reddam’s Kentucky Derby winning Nyquist worked five furlongs in 1:02.07 at 12:48 p.m. today over Santa Anita’s pristine main track. In his second recorded workout since tasting defeat for the first time in the Preakness Stakes May 21, the Doug O’Neill […]

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arrogate

ARROGATE HAS LOOK OF SPECIAL COLT AS HE TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT CHARGE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN RAPID 1:41.14

  $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC ON NOV. 5 IS ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE ACCORDING TO BAFFERT   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2016)–Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate had the look of something special in winning Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 5 ¼ lengths under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Bob Baffert, the $560,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase was […]

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Chalon

SANTA ANITA TOTAL THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL REACHES $521,761, DOUBLING EXPECTATIONS AS CARRYOVER OF $64,204 FUELS $457,557 IN ‘NEW MONEY’

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2016)–Santa Anita’s total Pick Six pool on Thursday more than doubled estimates from Sunday as it reached $521,761 at third race post time.  With a carryover of $64,204 from Sunday stoking the pari-mutuel fires, $457,557 in “new money” poured in, which enabled the total Pick Six pool to rocket past […]

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BIG ‘CAP WINNER MELATONIN, SECOND SUMMER, HOPPERTUNITY & DEFENDING CHAMP HARD ACES HEAD FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA AT MILE AND A QUARTER

  ICONIC GOLD CUP IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE FOR $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA NOV. 5   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2016)–Recent Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, streaking Second Summer, Grade I winner Hoppertunity, defending champ Hard Aces and multiple (turf) graded winner Bal a Bali […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED CHEEKABOO FLIES LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 HONEYMOON STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER SMITH; EURTON-TRAINED FILLY GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.86

  FILLY BY UNUSUAL HEAT TAKES FINAL TURF RACE OF 2016 SPRING MEET   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2016)–With Mike Smith at the controls, California-bred Cheekaboo flew late and in a three-way blanket finish, got up to win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes by a head while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in […]

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SONGBIRD NITE

UNDEFEATED SONGBIRD SENSATIONAL IN GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AS SHE ROMPS BY 6 ½ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; SUPERSTAR HOLLENDORFER FILLY GETS 1 1/16 MILES GEARED DOWN IN 1:42.63

  SHE’S ‘BEEN READY’ TO TAKE ON MALE COMPETITION SAYS SMITH   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 18, 2016)–How good is she? Although that question wasn’t answered completely, it would appear the sky continues to be the limit for superstar filly Songbird as she remained undefeated with yet another sensational performance, winning Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime […]

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Majestic Heat Nite

CALIFORNIA-BRED MAJESTIC HEAT COMES OFF BENCH TO TAKE $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS PRAT & MANDELLA COMBINE FOR MILE TURF VICTORY IN 1:34.62

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2016)–Despite being away from the races since Oct. 17, California-bred Majestic Heat was hammered down to even money favoritism and she ran to the betting, taking Friday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat. A close fourth in the Grade III, one mile turf Autumn […]

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Stays in Vegas and jockey Alex Solis, outside, overpower Be Mine (Tyler Baze), inside, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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STAYS IN VEGAS, BE MINE, DECKED OUT, LADY VALEUR & GONE TO BALI ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 HONEYMOON STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY IS SET AT 12 NOON   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2016)–An evenly matched group of 10 sophomore fillies, headed by Stays in Vegas, Be Mine, Gone to Bali and Lady Valeur, will be center stage in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes at a […]

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FINNEGANS WAKE

CLASSY FINNEGANS WAKE OVERCOMES SLOW PACE TO WIN $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER PRATT; MILLER TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:52.18

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2016)–Multiple graded stakes winning Finnegans Wake called upon his considerable class as he overcame a slow pace to win Thursday’s $65,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a half length under Flavien Prat. Conditioned by Peter Miller, the long fused 7-year-old full horse by Powerscourt covered a mile and one eighth […]

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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FORCED TO SWITCH RACES 10 & 12 FROM TURF TO MAIN TRACK AS JOCKEYS CITE UNSAFE TURF CONDITIONS

  ALBANY, Calif. (June 12, 2016)–Following today’s ninth race, jockeys informed Golden Gate Fields management that they refused to ride the 10th and 12th races, citing unsafe turf course conditions. Accordingly, Golden Gate management switched Sunday’s 10th and 12th races to the main track, which necessitated that both races be considered “no contest,” resulting in […]

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EVO CAMPO

IRISH-BRED EVO CAMPO TAKES $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY IRISH-BRED GALLAGHER, ‘EVO’ GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:27.43

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2016)–With an eye-catching turn of foot, Irish-bred Evo Campo shot by pace setter Chocolatier leaving the quarter pole and steamed to an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and conditioned by Irish-bred Paddy Gallagher, Evo Campo negotiated the […]

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poshky nite

LONGSHOT POSHSKY LOOPS FIELD EN ROUTE TO NECK VICTORY IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES UNDER PEREZ; MILLER TRAINEE GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.77

  CRYSTAL WATER IS FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES ELIGIBLE 4-YEAR OLDS & UP   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2016)–The longest shot in the field at 21-1, Poshsky, under Fernando Perez, looped the field turning for home and held off favored Alert Bay to win Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. […]

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BACCELO

HRONIS RACING & SADLER RUN ONE-TWO AS BACCELO, WITH TALAMO UP, TAKES $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:34.11

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 10, 2016)–Second to his front-running stablemate early, Hronis Racing’s Baccelo took command leaving the quarter pole and skated to an impressive 1 ¾ length win in Friday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Joe Talamo and trained by John Sadler, Baccelo got a flat mile in 1:34.11. Breaking from post […]

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silver spirit nite

LONGSHOT SILVER SPIRIT JUST UP TO WIN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A HEAD UNDER MALDONADO; TRAINED BY KAREN HEADLEY, CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING BY TAPIT GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:36.55

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2016)–With a suicidal speed duel on from the outset, Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature appeared over with a furlong to run, as Dr. Go took command but the longshot faltered badly late, enabling late running Silver Spirit to get up by a head over a resurgent Prime Issue. Ridden […]

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UNCORKED EVENT RETURNS TO THE GREAT RACE PLACE SATURDAY, JUNE 11

Saturday, June 11, Santa Anita UnCorked returns to The Great Race Place for the ninth straight year! Excellent wines, fine tastings from local eateries, an art show and silent auction all offer the perfect accoutrement to a day of live Thoroughbred racing this Belmont Stakes Day! Proceeds from the event will directly benefit CARMA, a […]

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Baffert to be Honored by Edwin J. Gregson Foundation

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2016) – The Triple Crown winning Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be honored this summer by the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation at its annual fund-raising and awards dinner. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, located just a few […]

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KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER NYQUIST RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA; BRILLIANT SON OF UNCLE MO TO ARRIVE AT TRAINER O’NEILL’S BARN AT APROXIMATELY 6 P.M. PDT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2016)–Undefeated through victories in both the Florida and Kentucky Derbies prior to tasting defeat for the first time in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Nyquist is scheduled to return to O’Neill’s Barn 88 at Santa Anita at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT. Ensconced at Pimlico Race Course […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Beholder and jockey Gary Stevens win the Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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SUPERSTAR BEHOLDER WINS GRADE I, $400,000 VANITY MILE BY 1 ½ LENGTHS AS STEVENS & MANDELLA COMBINE FOR HER EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN 1:35.97

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2016)–There is simply no stopping the mighty Beholder. With three Eclipse Awards and a pair of Breeders’ Cup victories, she is already considered one the game’s all-time great distaffers. Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile provided yet another testament to her greatness as she sat just off a dawdling first […]

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Midnight Storm and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade I, Shoemaker Mile, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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FRONT RUNNING MIDNIGHT STORM TAKES GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF) BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER BEJARANO; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS DISTANCE IN 1:33.55

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2016)–Breaking from the far outside in a field of six, Midnight Storm pressured eastern invader Heart to Heart in the run to the Club House turn and prevailed by a half-length in an impressive gate to wire performance in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile. A Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & […]

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LORD NELSON NITE

COMEBACKING LORD NELSON FIRES FRESH TO WIN $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE UNDER BEJARANO BY 3 ½ LENGTHS; BAFFERT CHARGE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN RAPID 1:07.94

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2016)–Idle since Dec. 26, Lord Nelson came back running on Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $65,000 allowance feature by 3 ½ lengths while negotiating six furlongs in a rapid 1:07.94 under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 4-year-old colt by Pulpit was third to Eclipse Champion Sprinter […]

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GRADED STAKES WINNER HEART TO HEART HEADS WEST IN HOPES OF WINNING THE GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE ON TURF SATURDAY, JUNE 4

  SHOEMAKER MILE FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE OF THE YEAR OFFERED AT GREAT RACE PLACE               ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2016)–East Coast invader Heart to Heart will hope to take home a trophy to his New York base as the 5-year-old English-bred horse, trained by Brian Lynch heads […]

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BEHOLDER POSTER

THREE TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER HEADS SOLID FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 VANITY MILE; ECLIPSE WINNING STELLAR WIND TO MAKE 4-YEAR-OLD DEBUT & RED-HOT TARIS STRETCHES OUT OFF GRADE I WIN

  FIRST 2,000 ON-TRACK FANS TO RECEIVE BEHOLDER POSTER   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2016)–With a Hall of Fame resume that already places her among racing’s all-time great distaffers, B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder heads an outstanding field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile at […]

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Illuminant 2 ZOE

ILLUMINANT SITS CLOSE TO SLOW PACE AND WINS GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES BY A LENGTH OVER HEAVILY FAVORED WEKEELA; PRAT & MCCARTHY TEAM TO WIN GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.34

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2016)–Ridden by Flavien Prat, Illuminant sat close to a slow pace and easily repelled a late challenge from heavily favored Wekeela to win Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes by one length. Trained by Michael McCarthy and owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Illuminant overtook pacesetter Fanticola approaching the eighth pole […]

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LONGSHOT SI SAGE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; CASSIDY TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.48

  TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $437,763; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2016)–With Mike Smith at the controls, veteran Si Sage finally got a firm turf to run on and the 6-year-old French-bred did just that, as he seemingly relished a front-running trip en route […]

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FAVORED BERT’S MELODY TAKES $125,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES BY ONE LENGTH; OAKCREST STABLE HOMEBRED, RIDDEN BY BLANC & TRAINED BY MCCARTHY, GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.36

  RACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2016)–Oakcrest Stable’s Bert’s Melody shook off a late challenge from Singing Kitty and went on to an impressive one length victory as the 9-5 favorite in Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for older fillies […]

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ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED ENOLA GRAY RUNS TO HER NOTICES AND TAKES THE $200,000 MELAIR STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, THE 3-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF GRAZEN GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:42.64

  RACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2106)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray, a runaway first-out maiden winner sprinting here on April 10, made short work of her competition as she stretched out to   1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes […]

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COMEBACKING AMBITIOUS BREW UPSETS FAVORED FOREST CHATTER & WINS $100,000 LENNYFROMALIBU STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; ZIEBARTH HOMEBRED BY TIZBUD, TRAINED BY JONES, GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.78

  RACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2016)–With Flavien Prat orchestrating a pedestrian opening quarter mile in 22.88, Pamela Ziebarth’s comebacking homebred Ambitious Brew marched to an impressive 2 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Lennyfromalibu Stakes. Trained by Marty Jones, […]

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CORPS DE BALLET NITE

ZETCHER’S HOMEBRED CORPS DE BALLET FLIES LATE TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.62

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2016)–Idle since Feb. 14, Arnold Zetcher’s homebred Corps de Ballet rated kindly under Tyler Baze and closed with a rush wide-out to take Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a half length. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Speightstown negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s […]

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show stealer nite

APTLY NAMED SHOW STEALER UPSETS FAVORED TWO TAPS TO TAKE $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD; BAZE & SHERMAN TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:44.01

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $36,151 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $250,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2016)–Idle since Feb. 25, aptly named Show Stealer overhauled heavily favored Two Taps in deep stretch to take Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by a head under Tyler Baze. Trained by Art Sherman […]

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#6 FOREST CHATTER (Mike Smith)
$100,000 California Flag Handicap
Owner: Pam & Martin Wygod
Trainer: Richard Mandella
Monday, October 12, 2015
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA
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FOREST CHATTER RETURNS IN THE LENNYFROMMALIBU STAKES GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN THE HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

  LENNYFROMMALIBU IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSES               ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Stakes winner Forest Chatter and Ambitious Brew, along with three others return in Saturday’s $100,000 Lennyfrommalibu Stakes going six and a half furlongs down the hillside turf course for California bred or sired horses, […]

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Sheer Pleasure and jockey Martin Garcia , left, win the $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA. 
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D’AMATO’S SHEER PLEASURE LOOMS HORSE TO BEAT IN COMPETITIVE $125,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES AT MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

  FRAN’S VALENTINE ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH STAKES FOR HORSES BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Fresh off a second place finish to three-time Eclipse Champion Beholder, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Sheer Pleasure heads a competitive field of eight California-bred or sired older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s […]

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Enola Gray

RUNAWAY MAIDEN WINNER ENOLA GRAY HEADS SANTA ANITA’S $200,000 MELAIR STAKES ON SATURDAY; ALEXANDER HOMEBRED FILLY BY GRAZEN TO STRETCH OUT TO 1 1/16 MILES

  MELAIR IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR HORSES BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–A runaway 16 ¼ length first-out maiden winner at 6 ½ furlongs on April 10, Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray heads a field of six California-bred or sired 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s […]

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Second Summer and jockey Mario Gutierrez win the Grade II $200,000 Californian Stakes Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.  
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GUTIERREZ RETURNS FROM PIMLICO TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN BY ONE LENGTH ABOARD SECOND SUMMER; EURTON TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:48.29

  FLORIDA-BRED GELDING EYES GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 25   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2016)–Although disappointment reigned 24 hours ago, jockey Mario Gutierrez returned from his third place finish in yesterday’s Preakness Stakes with previously unbeaten Nyquist to guide longshot Second Summer to a solid one length win in […]

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Wild Dude and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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WILD DUDE RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES BY ONE LENGTH OVER FAVORED SUBTLE INDIAN; BEJARANO, HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:15.10

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2016)–With a lively pace to run at, Wild Dude skimmed the rail turning for home under Rafael Bejarano and overtook favored Subtle Indian in the final sixteenth of a mile to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes by one length. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Wild Dude, who broke […]

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big book nite

CALIFORNIA-BRED BIG BOOK PREVAILS BY A HEAD UNDER PEDROZA TO WIN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, KRIKORIAN HOMEBRED GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.76

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2016)–Idle since facing the mighty Beholder in late September, California-bred Big Book was all heart late as she prevailed by a head under Martin Pedroza to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Owned and bred in California by George Krikorian and conditioned by Tim Yakteen, Big Book covered […]

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sensitively nite

HEAVILY FAVORED SENSITIVELY MARCHES TO 5 ¾ LENGTH WIN UNDER BAZE IN $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN RAPID 1:08.10 & IS HEADED TO STAKES COMPETITION

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2016)–In what may’ve been her final non-prime time performance, heavily favored Sensitively galloped to an impressive 5 ¾ length gate to wire win Thursday at Santa Anita, taking the day’s $63,000 allowance feature while covering six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.10. Ridden by Tyler Baze, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION HANDICAPPING TOURNAMENT BONUS THAT BEGINS THIS WEEKEND WITH THE ‘SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS CHALLENGE’

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has announced a $1 million bonus to any player who is able to win one of three remaining live money handicapping contests at The Great Race Place, beginning with this weekend’s Santa Anita Preakness Challenge, in addition to winning the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Santa […]

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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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LOCAL RUNNERS SAN ONOFRE, WILD DUDE & COASTLINE ALL PROMINENT, ALONG WITH MIDWEST INVADER SUBTLE INDIAN, IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2016)–With recent graded stakes winner San Onofre leading the way, several locally based sprinters such as Wild Dude, Coastline, Cherubim, Sahara Sky and Kafister, along with out of state invaders Subtle Indian and Dream Saturday, all loom dangerous in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, for older horses at […]

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BELLAMENTARY CONTROLS RACE & WINS $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GARCIA; D’AMATO FILLY GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.10

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2016)–Fifth, beaten 10 lengths last time out by champion filly Songbird, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Bellamentary cut back in distance and dominated her opposition in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia. Breaking from the far outside in a field of eight sophomore fillies, Bellementary […]

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Hans Poetsch's I WIll Score and jockey Martin Garcia win the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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HOLLENDORFER’S I WILL SCORE LEADS THROUGHOUT & WINS GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES BY A NECK WITH GARCIA UP; ROMAN RULER COLT GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.30

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 14, 2016)–Breaking from the far outside in a field of seven sophomore colts and geldings, I Will Score made the lead while securing the rail and virtually made every pole a winning one as he took Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes by a neck under Martin Garcia. Trained by […]

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ATASCADERO ALL HEART IN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; GARCIA & HOLLENDORFER COMBINE FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN WHILE GETTING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.34

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 13, 2016)–Lightly raced Atascadero sat close to the pace throughout and fought off all challengers the final quarter mile en route to an impressive three quarter length win in Friday’s $58,000 allowance for California-bred or sired horses three and up. Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Atascadero, a […]

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SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS CHALLENGE TO OFFER ESTIMATED $150,000 IN TOTAL PRIZES; PLAYERS TO COMPETE IN TWO-DAY LIVE MONEY HANDICAPPING CONTEST AT SANTA ANITA MAY 21-22

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2016)–With a $50,000 top cash prize to shoot at, the 2016 Santa Anita Preakness Challenge will be offered to horseplayers wagering on all live races at Santa Anita, along with the Grade I Preakness Stakes and the Grade II LONGINES Dixie Stakes from Pimlico Race Course on May 21-22. This […]

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IRISH-BRED HUNT RALLIES TO WIN $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH AS PRAT & D’AMATO TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG HILLSIDE TURF WIN IN 1:13.65

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2016)–Irish-bred Hunt rallied to win Thursday’s $63,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by one length under Flavien Prat as he got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course in 1:13.65. Conditioned by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old gelding notched his second allowance win in a row down the […]

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I WILL SCORE RETURNS FROM ARKANSAS AS SMOKEY IMAGE, DENMAN’S CALL & IRON ROB TRY TO REBOUND IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AT SEVEN FURLONGS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2016)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s talented I Will Score returns from Arkansas and promising sophomores Smokey Image, Denman’s Call and Iron Rob will try to rebound off disappointing runs in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 9 as they cut back in distance to seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 […]

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CHAMPION BEHOLDER RETURNS TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ADORATION BY 2 ½ LENGTHS AS STEVENS, MANDELLA & HUGHES TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:42.73

  OWNER HUGHES SAYS GOAL IS TO FACE NYQUIST IN BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC IN NOVEMBER AND TO RUN AGAIN IN 2017 AT AGE SEVEN   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2016)–Idle since Sept. 26 and the prohibitive 1-9 favorite, Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder made short work of five rivals in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes […]

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Stays in Vegas and jockey Alex Solis, left, overpower Be Mine (Tyler Baze), right, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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COMEBACKING STAYS IN VEGAS ALL HEART IN WINNING GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY A HEAD OVER FAVORED BE MINE; SOLIS & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR MILE WIN ON TURF IN 1:37.98

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 22,831 TAKE IN KENTUCKY DERBY DAY FESTIVITIES & 11-RACE LOCAL CARD   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2016)–In a thrilling stretch duel, combacking Stays in Vegas prevailed by a head over favored Be Mine to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Alex Solis and trained by […]

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Tarabilla Farms' Home Run Kitten and jockey Joseph Talamo outside, overpower Little Curlin (Martin Pedroza), inside, to win the Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes, Friday, May 6, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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LONGSHOT HOME RUN KITTEN RELISHES WET CONDITIONS AND WINS $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER TALAMO; HOFMANS TRAINEE OFF AT 14-1 & COVERS MILE ON ‘WET FAST’ MAIN TRACK IN 1:35.30

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2016)–Shifted from turf to dirt late in the afternoon due to unexpectedly heavy rains, Friday’s $100,000 American Stakes went to 14-1 longshot Home Run Kitten, who rallied to take the lead in the shadow of the wire and prevailed by a half length under Joe Talamo. Trained by David Hofmans […]

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Hronis Racing's Nancy From Nairobi and jockey Abel Lezcano win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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RED HOT NANCY FROM NAIROBI CHARGES HOME TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH OVER FAVORED FAUFILER; RIDDEN BY LEZCANO, SADLER TRAINED ‘NANCY’ GETS FLAT MILE ON TURF IN 1:37.12

  SANTA ANITA’S 40-DAY SPRING MEET UNDERWAY; ADMISSION GATES OPEN ON FRIDAY AT 7:15 A.M.   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2016)–Well placed at the rail around the far turn, English-bred Nancy From Nairobi wheeled three-wide turning for home and unleashed a devastating turn of foot to take Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes by […]

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $32,393 INTO FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $32,393 into Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday at Santa Anita. With nine races on tap Friday, the Pick Six will cover races four through nine. First post time on Friday is at 2 p.m. and the afternoon’s headliner is the Grade III, $100,000 American […]

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BRAZILIAN-BRED OHIO & CLASSY TWENTYTWENTYVISION LOOM LARGE IN GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES AS FIELD OF NINE 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP TO CONTEST ONE MILE ON TURF FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 1, 2016)–Brazilian-bred Ohio, a dazzling 2 ¾ length winner going one mile on turf in his U.S. debut March 5, and classy Twentytwentyvision, who was a solid second to multiple graded stakes winner What a View in the Grade III, one mile turf Thunder Road Stakes April 9, figure prominently in […]

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Fanticola and jockey Joseph Talamo, right, outleg Queen of The Sand (Rafael Bejarano), left, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes, Saturday,  June 27, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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PROVEN COMMODITIES FANTICOLA, HER EMMYNENCY, ELEKTRUM, GLORY & UP AND COMERS HAVANNA BELLE & NANCY FROM NAIROBI ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES THURSDAY

  SANTA ANITA OPENING DAY FEATURE FOR FILLIES & MARES LURES FIELD OF 14 AT ONE MILE ON TURF   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 1, 2016)–With 15 older fillies and mare entered, a wide-open field of 14 will contest Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at one mile on turf. With first post time set […]

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SANTA ANITA’S 2016 SPRING MEETING TO OPEN THURSDAY, MAY 5; 40 DAY STAND TO INCLUDE 16 GRADED STAKES, HIGHLIGHTED BY THE GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 25

  KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVITIES ABOUND ON SATURDAY, MAY 7, AS GATES OPEN AT 7:15 A.M.; FREE INFIELD GENERAL ADMISSION AND PARKING VIA GATE 6 OFFERED EACH WEEKEND   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 1, 2016)–Santa Anita’s 40-day Spring Meeting will get underway on Thursday, May 5, with first post time set for 2 p.m. On Saturday, May […]

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XPRESSBET’S KENTUCKY DERBY WAGER GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

  Last Year’s Guide Featured $348 Worth of Winning Kentucky Derby Wagers   April 29, 2016 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet’s free Kentucky Derby Wager Guide is available for download. Now in its eleventh edition, the Guide serves as the definitive handicapping source for the 142nd Run for the Roses and is an integral tool for […]

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ON-TRACK ATTENDANCE SHOWS HEALTHY INCREASE AS SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET DRAWS TO A CLOSE; 41-DAY SPRING MEET TO OPEN ON MAY 5 AND RUN THROUGH JULY 10

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2016)–Santa Anita’s 2015-16 Winter Meet drew to a close today, with the track posting an eight percent gain in on-track attendance as it continues to focus on growing the sport by bringing new fans to America’s most beautiful racing venue. Santa Anita all sources handle was down slightly by one […]

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SONGBIRD ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

D’Amato, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2016) – Undefeated champion two-year-old filly of 2015 Songbird, who rolled to her seventh consecutive victory in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 9, was unanimously named Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s annual Winter Meet Media Poll. […]

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HALL OF FAMER McANALLY WINS GRADE III, $100,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES WITH QUICK CASABLANCA; VETERAN CHILEAN-BRED RALLIES BOLDLY TO TAKE 1 7/8 MILES TURF MARATHON IN 3:19.58

  McANALLY WINS CLOSING DAY FIXTURE FOR FOURTH TIME, DATING BACK TO JOHN HENRY IN 1980   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2016)–With his octogenarian trainer beaming with pride, 8-year-old Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca made a bold move around the final turn and steamed to 2 ¾ length victory under Tyler Baze, providing Hall of Fame conditioner […]

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FAVORED DREAMOLOGIST IS HANDY 1 ¾ LENGTH WINNER $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES; PRAT & MANDELLA TEAM FOR WIN IN RACE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2016)–The fact that Sunday’s $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes was moved to the main track due to significant rain the past two days played right into the hands of post time favorite Dreamologist, as the 4-year-old daughter of leading sire Tapit relished the going and posted an impressive 1 ¾ length […]

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Exaggerator and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade I, $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM TO WIN GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BY A ROMPING 6 ¼ LENGTHS AS EXAGGERATOR COVERS 1 1/8 MILES OVER A SLOPPY TRACK IN 1:49.66

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 27,821 BRAVES LIGHT RAIN AS SANTA ANITA DERBY IS RUN FOR 79TH TIME   ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Exaggerator finally confirmed the belief trainer Keith Desormeaux had all along in his 3-year-old colt. Making an impressive move on a sloppy track in taking the lead in the upper stretch, Exaggerator won […]

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ALEXANDER HOMEBRED TOUGH IT OUT RALLIES TO WIN $200,000 ECHO EDDIE BY 4 ½ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN SLOP IN 1:17.60

  ECHO EDDIE PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Tough It Out came with a late rush to take command a sixteenth of a mile out en route to winning Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita by 4 ½ lengths. […]

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UNDEFEATED SONGBIRD SIMPLY BRILLIANT IN WINNING GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; ECLIPSE CHAMPION, NOW PERFECT IN SEVEN STARTS, GETS 1 1/16 MILES OVER A SLOPPY TRACK IN 1:44.14 AND SETS SIGHTS ON KENTUCKY OAKS FOR HOLLENDORFER

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Sent to the front from the rail in her first-ever start on a sloppy track, undefeated Songbird responded with a brilliant gate to wire performance in winning Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 3 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith. Last year’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly, Songbird covered […]

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Decked Out and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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DECKED OUT RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $150,000 PROVIDENCIA BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS; DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILES WIN OVER ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:52.72

    ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Last early, a rejuvenated Decked Out rallied wide turning for home to register and emphatic 2 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes, the first of six stakes events on Santa Anita Derby Day at The Great Race Place. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his […]

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PURCHASED ON-TRACK, SINGLE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $34,686.40

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 8, 2016)–Purchased on-track for an as-yet undisclosed amount, there was just one winning Pick Six ticket on Friday at Santa Anita, paying $34,686.40 to the lucky owner. The winning ticket was the product of a total pool of $64,927. In addition to the single winner, there were 69 consolation Pick […]

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Haras Phillipson's Generosidade and jockey Tiago Pereira win the Grade II $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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URUGUAYAN-BRED GENEROSIDADE & CHILEAN-BRED QUICK CASABLANCA HEAD GRADE III, $100,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF

  TRADITIONAL CLOSING DAY FEATURE ATTRACTS FIELD OF 10 OLDER HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 8, 2016)–Separated by a length and a half when last they met, Uruguayan-bred Generosidade and Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca head a field of 10 older marathoners in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at a mile and three quarters […]

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FAVORITE HAVANNA BELLE TAKES $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 6 ½ LENGTHS UNDER FLAVIEN PRAT; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS MILE ON THE TURF IN 1:35.88

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2016) – Sitting off pacesetter Hijra throughout, Havanna Belle relaxed well under Flavien Prat and the pair bided their time waiting until they approached the quarter-pole to overtake the leader en route to a 6 ½ length victory in Thursday’s $65,000 Santa Anita Allowance feature, covering one mile on turf […]

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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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PACIFIC HEAT, PATRIOTIC DIAMOND AND ROO’S VALENTINE HEAD FIELD OF 10 IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 EVENING JEWEL STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES

  EVENING JEWEL IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2016)–Stakes winners Pacific Heat, Patriotic Diamond and Roo’s Valentine will all return to dirt and cut back in distance as they head a field of 10 in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for California bred or sired 3-year-old fillies going […]

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FAVORED BIG JOHN B MAKES LATE RUN TO WIN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; RED-HOT D’AMATO ROLLS NATURAL HAT TRICK & GOES THREE-UP IN TRAINER STANDINGS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2016)–With a realistic pace to run at, favored Big John B was able to overcome significant trouble around the final turn and charge to a 2 ¼ length win in Sunday’s marathon Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by red-hot Phil D’Amato the venerable 7-year-old gelding […]

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Cre-Run Enterprises' Thess Is Awesome and jockey Travis Wales win the Grade I $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Darley Award Stakes Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.  The special Arabian stakes was the final race on an 11 race card.  The winner is trained by Lynn A. Ashby and paid $94.20 to his backers.
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LONGSHOT THESS IS AWESOME WINS GRADE I, $100,000 HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK DARLEY AWARD STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS OVER FAVORED PADDY’S DAY AND GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:54.75

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2016)–Longshot Thess Is Awesome stunned an on-track crowd of 13,724 in winning Saturday’s Grade I, $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes for Arabian-bred older horses by 1 ¼ lengths over heavily favored Paddy’s Day while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:54.75. On the lead gate to wire […]

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Guns Loaded and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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RED HOT GUNS LOADED WINS GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; O’NEILL TRAINEE GETS THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2016)–Just minutes before his stablemate Nyquist waltzed to victory in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Guns Loaded cruised to an impressive 1 ¼ length score under Rafael Bejarano in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. Claimed five starts back for $32,000 on […]

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Guy Code nite

LONGSHOT GUY CODE NEVER LOOKS BACK IN TAKING $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY ALMEIDA, CALIFORNIA-BRED BY BLAZONRY GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.54

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–The lone California-bred in a field of seven older horses, longshot Guy Code sped to the front and never looked back under Tiago Pereira and held off the late charge of favored Roy H to win Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a head. Trained by former jockey Goncalino […]

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EL HUERFANO BATTLES BACK TO EARN HEAD VICTORY IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER ESPINOZA; MILLER TRAINEE GETS MILE IN 1:37.05

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2016)–With favored Whiskey Ticket battling back to his inside, El Huerfano proved best late as he registered a hard-earned head victory under Victor Espinoza in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Peter Miller, El Huerfano, winless in his last nine starts, covered a flat mile in 1:37.05. […]

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JOCKEY VICTOR ESPINOZA ACKNOWLEDGES THE CROWD AFTER THURSDAY’S SECOND RACE AT SANTA ANITA

                WELCOME BACK!! Jockey Victor Espinoza acknowledges the crowd after Thursday’s second race at Santa Anita, his first mount since winning last Saturday’s Dubai World Cup aboard 2014 Santa Anita Derby winner, California Chrome. With his win on Saturday, California Chrome is now racing’s all-time leading money winner, with career earnings of more than $12 […]

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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 9, CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2016)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 9, 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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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO PRESENT INAUGURAL TURF FESTIVAL APRIL 14- MAY 1TURF FESTIVAL TO FEATURE INCREASED PURSES, FREE SHIPPING AND GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 POOLS

  ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will offer increased purses, free shipping to and from Santa Anita and guaranteed Late Pick 4 pools during its inaugural three-week Turf Festival. Golden Gate Fields will be the only track in California with turf racing from April 14 through May 1. During that time an extra $125,000 […]

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SANTA ANITA DONATES VINTAGE STEINWAY PIANO TO ARCADIA PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION; MANUFACTURED IN 1908, GRAND PIANO GRACED TRACK’S CHANDELIER ROOM FOR DECADES

    ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Ensconced for decades in Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room, a vintage Steinway Grand Piano has been donated by Santa Anita to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, located on the campus of Arcadia High School. “We are extremely excited about this extraordinary donation to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation by […]

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#6 GUNS LOADED (Santiago Gonzalez)
$75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes
Owner: Westside Rentals.com, Haymes, Rodriguez, Rothblum or Knight
Trainer: Doug O'Neill
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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O’NEILL’S GUNS LOADED HEADS FIELD OF NINE OLDER HORSES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Course specialist Guns Loaded heads a field of nine older horses in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course.   GUNS LOADED: Trained by Doug O’Neill, this 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat comes off an emphatic 2 ¼ length […]

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Sheer Pleasure and jockey Martin Garcia , left, win the $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA. 
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SHEER PLEASURE ALL HEART IN WINNING $100,000 DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GARCIA; D’AMATO FILLY GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:36.82

  RACE FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2016)–In a determined stretch drive, Sheer Pleasure, under Martin Garcia, wore down pacesetter Swissarella and held off favored Kiss At Midnight to prevail by a half length in Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes at Santa […]

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FLORIDA SHIPPER TUTTIPAESI FLIES LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES BY A NECK AS VETERAN JOCK DECARLO SCORES WITH FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA MOUNT; MOTT TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.82

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2016)–With Glory and Mike Smith seemingly headed for victory, Florida invader Tuttipaesi split horses and shot through a gap two paths off the rail to grab Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes by a neck as veteran jockey Chris DeCarlo scored in his first-ever appearance at The Great Race […]

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BEJARANO GUIDES FAVORED ROYAL ALBERT HALL TO 1 ¼ LENGTHS WIN IN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, ENGLISH-BRED GELDING GETS FIRST STATESIDE WIN BY COVERING 1 ¼ MILES IN 1:59.90

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2016)–With a powerful late kick, English-bred Royal Albert Hall broke an 11-game losing streak by taking Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Conditioned by Doug O’Neill, who with the win, went one-up in the trainer standings over Phil D’Amato, 28-27, the […]

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HIKING LOOPS WIDE TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD UNDER BEJARANO; CALLAGHAN TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.49

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 24, 2016)–Far back early, Hiking relaxed well under Rafael Bejarano and rallied six-wide turning for home en route to a head victory in Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.49. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by First Defence, who began her […]

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42nd Annual City of Arcadia Mayor’s Community Breakfast Friday, April 1, 2016, FrontRunner Restaurant at Santa Anita Park

  This year’s event features the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, Alex Kajitani. Creator of the “Rappin’ Mathematician,” Alex offers techniques to teachers nationwide in ways to engage students and make math cool! This same skill set extends to the business world, where Alex delivers fresh strategies that give positive results among business leaders. […]

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#7 SINGING KITTY (Rafael Bejarano)
$70,000 Unzip Me Stakes
Owner: Aulds or Jeong
Trainer: MAtthew Chew
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA
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MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER SINGING KITTY, SHARP FILLIES KISS AT MIDNIGHT & SHEER PLEASURE PROMINENT IN $100,000 DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; CALIFORNIA-BRED DISTAFFERS TO GO MILE ON DIRT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 24, 2016)–Three-time stakes winner Singing Kitty, along with sharp fillies Kiss At Midnight and Sheer Pleasure, head a field of nine California-bred or sired older fillies and mares going a flat mile on the main track Sunday at Santa Anita.   SINGING KITTY: A three-time stakes winner on turf, this 4-year-old […]

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Wrona

MICHAEL WRONA NAMED SANTA ANITA TRACK ANNOUNCER

  Popular Australian Tops Competitive World-Wide Search Arcadia, CA (March 24, 2016) – Michael Wrona, the colorful and seasoned Australian race caller, has been named the full-time track announcer at Santa Anita Park. A 49-year-old native of Queensland, Australia, Wrona began his announcing career at age 17 in his homeland. He has spent 25 years […]

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nancy from nairobi

CLASSY HER EMMYNENCY & UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI BOTH PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  CLASSY HER EMMYNENCY & UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI BOTH PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2016)–Multiple stakes winning Her Emmynency and upstart Nancy From Nairobi both figure prominently among a field of six older fillies […]

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#3 IRON ROB (Stewart Elliott)
$75,000 San Pedro Stakes
Owner: Kretz Racing, LLC
Trainer: George Papaprodromou
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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LONGSHOT IRON ROB DEFEATS HEAVILY FAVORED DENMAN’S CALL BY 1 ½ LENGTHS IN $75,000 SAN PEDRO STAKES AS ELLIOT RIDES FIRST SANTA ANITA STAKES WINNER

  TRAINED BY PAPAPRODROMOU, IRON ROB GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.05   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2016)–Longshot Iron Rob made the lead a quarter mile from home and went on to a decisive 1 ½ length victory over heavily favored Denman’s Call, providing veteran jockey Stewart Elliot with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes win in […]

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Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes, Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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COMEBACKING FANTASTIC STYLE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES BY FOUR HANDY LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT FILLY GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08.79

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2016)–Comebacking Fantastic Style picked up where she left off Sunday at Santa Anita, as she cruised to a four length win under Rafael Bejarano in the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes. Trained by Bob Baffert, she carried the red, white and blue colors of owner Kaleem Shah six furlongs […]

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tara's tango benoit nite

TARA’S TANGO ROLLS FROM OFF PACE TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES BY ONE LENGTH OVER FAVORED TARIS; BEJARANO & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILES WIN IN 1:50.44

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2016)–Under a well-timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, Tara’s Tango rolled from off the pace to collar favored Taris late and win Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita by one length. Owned and bred by Stonestreet Stables, LLC, and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Tara’s Tango negotiated 1 […]

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GIANT EASTER EGG HUNT PLANNED FOR SANTA ANITA INFIELD AREA ON SUNDAY, MARCH 27; SAN GABRIEL VALLEY’S BIGGEST “HUNT” TO OFFER 10,000 CANDY-FILLED EGGS TO YOUNGSTERS

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2016)–Santa Anita Park will play host to the San Gabriel Valley’s largest Easter Egg Hunt, with 10,000 candy-filled “eggs” earmarked for distribution in the track’s spacious Infield Area on Easter Sunday, March 27. Parking is free via Santa Anita’s Gate 6, off of Colorado Place and will be available to […]

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#3 SMOOVE IT (Flavien Prat)
$100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes
Owner: Reddam Racing, LLC
Trainer: Doug O'Neill
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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SMOOVE IT RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY PRAT & TRAINED BY O’NEILL, REDDAM HOMEBRED GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.83 AND SURVIVES STEWARDS’ INQUIRY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2016)–With blinkers removed, Reddam Racing’s homebred Smoove It rallied four-wide turning for home to win Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes by 3 ¼ lengths over favored Velvet Mesquite. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Doug O’Neill, the 5-year-old California-bred mare by Square Eddie got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa […]

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#5 MISS DOUBLE d'ORO (Santiago Gonzalez)
$75,000 Arboretum II Stakes
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: Neil Drysdale
Friday, March 18, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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MISS DOUBLE D’ORO FLIES LATE TO TAKE $75,000 ARBORETUM II STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GONZALEZ; DRYSDALE TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:13.98

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2016)–With a devastating late kick the final furlong, longshot Miss Double d’Oro flew from last to first to win Friday’s $75,000 Arboretum II Stakes by one half length at Santa Anita. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez and conditioned by Neil Drysdale, Miss Double d’Oro prevailed in a field of nine older […]

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TWO-DAY SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER FUELS MASSIVE TOTAL POOL OF $2.6 MILLION ON THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA; 304 WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $5,537.40

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2016)–With a two-day Pick Six carryover from Sunday of $548,670 providing the pari-mutuel impetus, $2,115,962 in “new money” was wagered Thursday, creating a massive total Pick Six pool at Santa Anita of $2,664,632 by third race post time. On a day when “form” for the most part, held, there were […]

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awesome luck nite

LONGSHOT AWESOME LUCK WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY HEAP, GOES GATE TO WIRE WHILE GETTING FLAT MILE IN 1:37.97

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2016)–With the luck of the Irish wafting in the air on St. Patrick’s Day at Santa Anita, Harris Farms’ home-bred Awesome Luck made every pole a winning one in taking Thursday’s $58,000, one mile allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under Santiago Gonzalez. Conditioned by Blake Heap, the 5-year-old Ghostzapper […]

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Taris

LOCAL STANDOUTS TARIS & TARA’S TANGO TAKE ON EASTERN INVADER PENWITH IN 79TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $500,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES COMPETE AT 1 1/8 MILES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2016)–Sharp local stakes winners Taris and Tara’s Tango take on eastern invader Penwith as a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares will contest the 79th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles this Saturday at Santa Anita. First run in 1935, the […]

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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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‘QUEEN OF THE HILL’ VELVET MESQUITE HEADLINES $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED APPEARS STANDOUT IN TRADITIONAL TURF SPRINT FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2016)–With green beers and an abundance of Jameson Irish Whiskey at the ready, Harris Farms’ homebred Velvet Mesquite heads a field of five California-bred or sired fillies and mares set to compete in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. In keeping […]

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Haras Phillipson's Generosidade and jockey Tiago Pereira win the Grade II $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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URUGUAYAN MARE GENEROSIDADE BLOWS OUT TOTE BOARD WITH 71-1 WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES; PEREIRA & LOBO TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN GOING MILE & ONE HALF ON TURF IN 2:28.80

  LONGSHOT TRIGGERS MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $548,670 INTO THURSDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $2.5 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2016)–In a massive upset, 71-1 longshot Generosidade flew late to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes under Tiago Pereira by 1 ½ lengths while covering a mile […]

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Budget Stable's Dressed in Hermes and jockey Mike Smith win the $75,000 Pasadena Stakes Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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FAVORED DRESSED IN HERMES TAKES CHARGE LATE AND WINS $75,000 PASADENA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER SMITH; ARMSTRONG’S SAN LUIS REY DOWNS SHIPPER GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:37.71

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2016)–A close third heading into the far turn, favored Dressed in Hermes rallied three-wide turning for home and overhauled pacesetter It’s The Ice a sixteenth of a mile from home en route to a three quarter length win under Mike Smith in Sunday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained […]

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What a View and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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CALIFORNIA-BRED WHAT A VIEW GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE (TURF) BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; VRONSKY GELDING GIVES TRAINER BLACK HIS FIRST GRADE I VICTORY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–In what appeared to be a case of no one wanting the early lead, California-bred What a View fell into a perfect front-running trip under Kent Desormeaux, as the 5-year-old gelding took Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) by 3 ¾ lengths thus providing former rider and […]

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Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin and jockey Joseph Talamo win the the Grade I $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA. 
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LONGSHOT MELATONIN GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO; TRAINED BY HOFMANS, KODIAK KOWBOY GELDING GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:02.01

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 27,259 WITNESS 79TH RUNNING OF ‘GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL’   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–In his first-ever try in graded stakes competition on the main track, longshot Melatonin made it look easy in taking Saturday’s 79th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian […]

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LATE RUNNING KOBE’S BACK MOWS ‘EM DOWN TO WIN GRADE II, $300,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS WITH STEVENS AT CONTROLS; TRAINED BY EURTON, GREY FLASH GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.20

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–Last with a quarter mile to run, Kobe’s Back came rolling through the lane to take Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Gary Stevens. Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s CRK Stable and trained by Peter Eurton, favored Kobe’s Back covered the seven furlong […]

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HALO FARMS’ HOMEBRED DANZING CANDY CRUISES TO TWO LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES; SMITH & SISE TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:43.04

  1-2-3 FINISHERS HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY ON APRIL 9   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–Halo Farms’ front-running Danzing Candy cruised to an impressive two length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Clifford Sise, the lightly raced Kentucky-bred colt […]

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Illuminant nite

FAVORED ILLUMINANT KICKS CLEAR TURNING FOR HOME EN ROUTE TO EMPHATIC 4 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE; PRAT & MCCARTHY TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.36

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 10, 2016)–Breaking from the rail, favored Illuminant showed good tactical speed and took command turning for home to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 4 ½ lengths under Flavien Prat while negotiating one mile on turf in 1:35.36. Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and trained by Michael McCarthy, Illuminant […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP VICTOR ESPINOZA TO ACCEPT 2016 SANTA ANITA GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD ON SUNDAY; MEXICO CITY NATIVE SELECTED BY A VOTE OF JOCKEYS NATIONWIDE

  WOOLF AWARD TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED AFTER THE 6TH RACE SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 10, 2016)–As America’s first Triple Crown Champion jockey in 37 years, Victor Espinoza helped Thoroughbred racing project a positive image far beyond the confines of the Thoroughbred industry throughout 2015, thus elevating the sport’s exposure and […]

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Haras Phillipson's Gaga A and jockey Tyler Baze win the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap Sunday June 7, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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VETERAN MARE GAGA A, GOING SOMEWHERE, BIG JOHN B AND IMPROVING FILLY HAVANNA BELLE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF SUNDAY

  FIELD OF 12, INCLUDING FOUR DISTAFFERS, SET TO CONTEST TRADITIONAL GRASS MARATHON   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 10, 2016)–With no clear cut standout, Uruguayan-bred mare Gaga A looms the horse to beat in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita. With a field of 12 older horses, including 4-year-old filly, Havanna […]

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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO BROADCAST IN HD BEGINNING MARCH 17

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on March 17 will begin to broadcast its races using high-definition cameras and video, The Stronach Group has announced.   The new HD Golden Gate signal also will feature three new cameras: one on the starting gate, a camera near the walking ring to enhance paddock coverage and a […]

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CALCULATOR HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $300,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES FOR OLDER HORSES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

                  ARCADIA, CA. (March 9, 2016) – With recency on his side, graded stakes winner Calculator will head a field of eight in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes going seven furlongs on the main track. CALCULATOR: After a 13-month layoff, trainer Peter Miller’s Calculator returned to the track and the Winner’s Circle […]

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Exaggerator Feb 26

DESORMEAUX’S EXAGGERATOR & BAFFERT’S MOR SPIRIT HEADLINE COMPETITIVE GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

  UNBEATEN CAL-BRED SMOKEY IMAGE, UNCLE LINO & DANZING CANDY ALL HAVE BIG CHANCES IN FINAL PREP TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY WITH 85 KY. DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKE   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2016)–Keith Desormeaux’s Exaggerator and Bob Baffert’s Mor Spirit headline a talented group of seven three-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, […]

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Songbird and Mike Smith win the Grade III $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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ECLIPSE CHAMP SONGBIRD REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH HANDY 3 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES; WITH SMITH AT CONTROLS, HOLLENDORFER SUPERSTAR FILLY GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.02

  HEAVILY FAVORED, SONGBIRD GENERATES $158,463 MINUS SHOW POOL   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2016)–Superstar filly Songbird remained unbeaten Saturday at Santa Anita as she cruised under a statuesque Mike Smith to a 3 ¾ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and owned by Rick Porter’s Fox […]

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nancy from nairobi

UPSTART NANCY FROM NAIROBI ROCKETS HOME TO WIN $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER LEZCANO; SADLER TRAINEE RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO GET MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2016)–English-bred Nancy From Nairobi continued her stateside ascent with an emphatic 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $63,000 Santa Anita allowance feature under Abel Lezcano. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC and trained by John Sadler, the 5-year-old mare rallied three-wide turning for home en route to covering one mile on […]

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A Red Tie Day nite

A RED TIE DAY GOES GATE TO WIRE UNDER GUTIERREZ AND WINS MARATHON $60,000 SANTA ANITA TURF ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HALF LENGTH; BALTAS TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:01.98

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $40,304 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $250,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 3, 2016)–Making his second start following a 16 ½ month layoff, A Red Tie Day was an impressive gate to wire winner of Friday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, as he prevailed by a half length […]

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Grade III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES

  WHAT:         Grade III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES Distance & Conditions: 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old fillies WHEN:          Saturday, March 5 Race 5, (approximate Post Time–2:30 p.m. PT)   WHY:             Undefeated Eclipse Champion Songbird will continue on her road to the Santa Anita and Kentucky Oaks for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner Rick Porter’s Fox […]

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#6 GUNS LOADED (Santiago Gonzalez)
$75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes
Owner: Westside Rentals.com, Haymes, Rodriguez, Rothblum or Knight
Trainer: Doug O'Neill
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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GUNS LOADED FIRES ON EIGHT DAYS REST TO WIN $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; O’NEILL TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.60

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2016)–An allowance winner on dirt just eight days ago, the Doug O’Neill-conditioned Guns Loaded transitioned back to the turf in fine fashion on Sunday, as he took Santa Anita’s featured $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Guns Loaded negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down the […]

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RIDDEN BY BEJARANO, FAVORED HAWKEDON TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS; PUYPE TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.19

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2016)–A close fourth early, favored Hawkedon shot through an opening at the rail a furlong out and went on to an impressive 1 ¾ length win in Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Mike Puype, the 7-year-old Macho Uno gelding covered 6 ½ furlongs down […]

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all star bub

UNDER PATIENT HANDLING, ALL STAR BUB RALLIES TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER BEJARANO; HOLLENDORFER FILLY GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:45.12

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2016)–Ridden with the biblical patience of Job, All Star Bub rallied late to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by one length under Rafael Bejarano, while covering a mile and one sixteenth in 1:45.12. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old Midshipman filly was a restrained fifth at the rail […]

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HUNT ACTNT

D’AMATO’S IRISH-BRED HUNT COULD BE ‘NOW’ HORSE IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2016)–Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Irish-bred Hunt, a sharp first condition allowance winner on Feb. 4, will hope to parlay his recent good form over the course into victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Named in honor of […]

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Zayat Stables' American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade I $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP VICTOR ESPINOZA WINS 2016 SANTA ANITA GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD; MEXICO CITY NATIVE SELECTED BY A VOTE OF JOCKEYS NATIONWIDE

  WOOLF AWARD TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED AT SANTA ANITA ON MARCH 13   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2016)–As America’s first Triple Crown Champion jockey in 37 years, Victor Espinoza helped Thoroughbred racing project a positive image far beyond the confines of the Thoroughbred industry throughout 2015, thus elevating the sport’s exposure and acceptance to […]

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,136 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA & THE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE PROGRAM IS AT 1 P.M.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $80,136 into Thursday at Santa Anita and it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000. With the Pick Six beginning with race three, first post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 […]

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#2 IRON ROB (Santiago Gonzalez)
$75,000 Baffle Stakes
Owner: Kretz Racing, LLC
Trainer: George Papaprodromou
Sunday, Februar 21, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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LONGSHOT IRON ROB PROVES BEST IN $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES; RIDDEN BY GONZALEZ & TRAINED BY PAPAPRODROMOU, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS ON THE MAIN TRACK IN 1:15.50

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2016)–Supplemented at a cost of $1,500, longshot Iron Rob validated the investment with a half length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs. Originally scheduled for the hillside turf at the same distance, the Baffle was switched to the main track due to rainfall earlier this week. […]

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Paulina's Love

STEVENS GUIDES PAULINA’S LOVE TO CLEVER NECK WIN OVER STORMY LUCY IN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES; BALTAS FILLY GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:36.06

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2016)–Consistent Paulina’s Love registered her first stakes win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita as she held off the late charge of Stormy Lucy to prevail by a neck under Gary Stevens while covering a flat mile on turf in 1:36.06. A comfortable second to […]

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LEGENDARY ZENYATTA’S SECOND FOAL, ZICONIC, RALLIES FROM FAR BACK TO FINISH A CLOSE THIRD IN HIS MAIDEN DEBUT AT SEVEN FURLONGS

  JERRY & ANN MOSS 3-YEAR-OLD HOMEBRED SON OF TAPIT DRAWS HIGH PRAISE FROM STEVENS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2016)–Whenever the legendary mare Zenyatta’s name is mentioned, expectations run high. And so was the case leading into Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita, a $56,000 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, as […]

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EVERQUEEN ACTNT

EVERQUEEN BURSTS CLEAR TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ½ LENGTHS; TALAMO & ELLIS TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:09.34

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2016)–With favored Treasuring begging for racing room at the rail, lightly raced Everqueen, under Joe Talamo, shot clear a furlong out and took Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 2 ½ lengths, as the 3-year-old filly by Colonel John got six furlongs in 1:09.34. Breaking from post position four […]

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Jockey Joseph Talamo guides Path of David to victory in the $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA. 
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STAKES WINNING PATH OF DAVID & UPSTARTS TIZ A BILLY, TRUE BRILLIANCE, HOT ORE, HE’S A TIGER & IRON ROB ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016)–Stakes winning Path of David and talented upstarts Tiz a Billy, True Brilliance, Hot Ore, He’s a Tiger and Iron Rob all loom prominently as a half dozen 3-year-olds go    6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes. Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Path of […]

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Reddam Racing's Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez win th Grae II $200,000o San Vicente Stakes Monday, February 15, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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NYQUIST REMAINS UNBEATEN AS HE WINS GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE GOING AWAY BY 1 ½ LENGTHS OVER EXAGGERATOR; GUTIERREZ, O’NEILL & REDDAM TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN RAPID 1:20.71

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2016)–Eclipse Champion Nyquist remained unbeaten Monday at Santa Anita as he motored seven furlongs in a rapid 1:20.71 to win the Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by a widening 1 ½ lengths under Mario Gutierrez. Owned by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing, LLC and trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist’s […]

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Follow Me Crev

UP & COMING FOLLOW ME CREV CRUSHES $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FOES TO WIN BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; CERIN TRAINEE TO CONSIDER $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON MARCH 12

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2016)–Follow Me Crev made an eye catching move around Santa Anita’s far turn en route to a resounding 2 ½ length win in Sunday’s $65,000 allowance feature under Flavien Prat and thus stamped himself a candidate for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12, according to […]

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Stonestreet Stables' Tara's Tango and jockey Martin Garcia win the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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FAVORED TARA’S TANGO GETS HARD EARNED HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARIA STAKES AS GARCIA & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:44.48

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016)–A close fourth mid-way down the backstretch, favored Tara’s Tango split horses three off the rail coming to the quarter pole and went on to a hard earned half length victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Martin […]

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UPSTART BOLO FIRES FRESH & DEFEATS FAVORED OBVIOUSLY BY A NECK IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES; PRAT & GAINES TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.09

  BOLO TO CONSIDER SURFACE SWITCH TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON MARCH 12   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful a year ago, 4-year-old Bolo proved himself a nationally prominent turf horse Saturday at Santa Anita, as he ran down heavily favored Obviously late to take the Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia […]

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LONGSHOT SWISSARELLA HANGS ON TO WIN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A NOSE UNDER GONZALEZ; CERIN TRAINEE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:37.88

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2016)–Hustled from the gate by Santiago Gonzalez, longshot Swissarella went to the front and prevailed by nose in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Vladimir Cerin, the 5-year-old California-bred mare by Swiss Yodeler got a flat mile in 1:37.88. Breaking from post positon two in a field […]

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UNDEFEATED ECLIPSE CHAMPION NYQUIST TO MAKE 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN MONDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS; DESORMEAUX’S EXAGGERATOR TO PROVIDE CHIEF OPPOSITION

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2016)–Reddam Racing’s undefeated Eclipse Champion Nyquist, idle since winning the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Oct. 31, heads a field of six sophomores in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Monday. Trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez in all five of […]

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enchantingladynite

FAVORED ENCHANTING LADY MUCH THE BEST IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; BAFFERT TRAINEE, RIDDEN BY GARCIA, WINS BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS & GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.18

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2016)–Idle since July 4, owner Kaleem Shah’s classy Enchanting Lady took charge a quarter mile from home and went on to an emphatic 4 ¼ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita as she negotiated 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.18 under Martin Garcia. Trained by Bob Baffert […]

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APPRENTICE ROSIE HIGGINS GETS FIRST CAREER WIN THURSDAY ABOARD 4-YEAR-OLD GELDING BLUE LAW; 31 YEAR OLD WIFE OF DESORMEAUX BREAKS MAIDEN WITH FOURTH CAREER MOUNT

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2016)–In just her fourth career mount, apprentice Rosie Higgins, who was raised on a farm in eastern Ohio, broke her maiden in Thursday’s second race at Santa Anita aboard Blue Law, who appropriately enough, broke from the rail and was assigned the number “one” in the track’s program. With her husband, […]

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CRK Stable's Kobe's Back's and jockey Gary Stevens, left, overtake Salutos Amigos (Rafael Bejarano) for victory in the Grade II $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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KOBE’S BACK RALLIES FROM FAR BACK TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; STEVENS & EURTON TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:08.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2016)–Idle since running seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31 and fitted with blinkers by trainer Peter Eurton, Kobe’s Back rallied from far back under Gary Stevens to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by a half length while covering six furlongs in 1:08.70. As is his […]

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WITH A MODEST PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $40,671 FROM FRIDAY, $579,499 IN ‘NEW MONEY’ IS WAGERED SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA, CREATING A TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $620,170

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–With a modest Pick Six carryover from Friday of $40,671 stoking the pari-mutuel fires, $579,499 in “new money” was wagered Saturday at Santa Anita, creating a total Pick Six pool of $620,170. No doubt helped by four graded stakes that fell within the popular two dollar wager, many betters took […]

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Flamboyant and jockey Brice Blanc, right, outleg Gaga A (Mario Gutierrez), left, to win the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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FRENCH-BRED FLAMBOYANT RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH; BLANC & GALLAGHER COMBINE FOR WIN GOING 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:01.58

  ON-TRACK CROWD OF 14,285 ON HAND AT GREAT RACE PLACE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–French-bred Flamboyant is suddenly the “now” horse in California’s marathon turf division as he rallied from off the pace to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by three quarters of a length while negotiating 1 ¼ miles […]

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IN A THRILLING FINISH, FAVORED HOPPERTUNITY BEATS IMPERATIVE BY A NOSE IN GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO STAKES; BAFFERT & PRAT COMBINE FOR VICTORY IN FINAL STEPPINGTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–In what turned out to be the most thrilling finish of the day, favored Hoppertunity, who was ridden by Flavien Prat, beat Imperative by a nose in Saturday’s Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap March 12. Trained by Bob Baffert, […]

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Fox Hill Farms' Songbird and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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UNDEFEATED SONGBIRD BRILLIANT IN WINNING GRADE II, $300,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES BY 6 ½ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; HOLLENDORFER SUPERSTAR FILLY TO BE POINTED TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS APRIL 9

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–Idle since taking the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Oct. 31, Fox Hill Farms’ undefeated Eclipse Champion Songbird led throughout and annihilated five rivals in taking Santa Anita’s Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes by 6 ½ lengths under Mike Smith. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird covered a flat mile in […]

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FAVORED MOR SPIRIT WINS GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES BY A MEASURED 1 ½ LENGTHS WITH STEVENS UP; BAFFERT COLT STAMPS HIMSELF AS WEST COAST’S TOP DERBY HOPEFUL

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–Mor Spirit took Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by a measured 1 ½ lengths under Gary Stevens and unequivocally stamped himself as the West Coast’s top Derby hopeful. Trained by Bob Baffert, who saddled his record sixth Lewis winner, the Pennsylvania-bred colt sat a perfect trip […]

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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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havanna belle nite

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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SEVENTH RACE JAN 15

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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DESERT THIEF ACTNT

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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