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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHOMAS, KURTZ SELECTED AS XPRESSBET $10K BET WINNERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET UNVEILS NEW WAGERING INTERFACES, REVAMPED PRO SHOP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BREAK BEAUTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DIVERSYHARBORNITE

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

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

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

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

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warrensvenedanite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE ANNOUNCES KIDS’ BBQ CHALLENGE

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET $10K BET SWEEPSTAKES IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR

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

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

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

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AVANZARENITE

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

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

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conquestnite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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U S Citizen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SEDUIRE ACTNT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CALIFORNIA CHROME WINS 2014 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

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

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

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

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SAM'S SISTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VOTING NOW OPEN FOR SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

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

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XPRESSBET, GIDDY APPS EXTEND AGREEMENT FOR THREE YEARS

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

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SA BEAUTY ZOE

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

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

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

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

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BAYERN ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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

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

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Chitu a1 72

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

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

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My Fiona a1 72

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

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

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

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

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songforjohnmichael

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET’S FREE BREEDERS’ CUP WAGERING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

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

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GARY STEVENS TO RIDE IN BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

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Diversy Harbor a1 72

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

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

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XPRESSBET SELECTS $10K BREEDERS’ CUP BIG BET WINNER

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

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

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

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

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

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Boozer a1 72

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

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

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shysheisnot

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

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

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

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

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air of royalty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lord Nelson a3 72

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

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

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Light the City ti1 72

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

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

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Velvet Mesquite a1 72

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

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

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KULIK LODGE

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

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

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

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

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taste like candy

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

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

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SEDUIRE ACTNT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET LAUNCHES 2014 BREEDERS’ CUP PROMOTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Xpressbet Proudly Supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHANDELIER STAKES ONE OF FIVE GRADE I ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ RACES ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2014) – A newcomer to the barn area at Santa Anita for the Autumn Meet, Florida-based trainer Mark Casse will saddle one of his many “Conquest’s”–Conquest Eclipse, in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET UNVEILS LIMITED TIME $1,000 WELCOME BONUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REGISTRATION OPENS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP BETTING CHALLENGE

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

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HRTV HONORED WITH FIVE 2014 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET TO SPONSOR JAVIER CASTELLANO IN INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY CHALLENGE

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

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Lakerville Overcomes 17-month Layoff To Win $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes By 1 ¼ Lengths Under Nakatani, Sensational Star Next

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)–Away 17 months, 6-year-old Lakerville smoked late under Corey Nakatani to take Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.75. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)–Away 17 months, 6-year-old Lakerville smoked late under Corey Nakatani to take Sunday’s $75,000 […]

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Comebacking Suggestive Boy Back To Defend His Title Against Nine Rivals In Saturday’s Grade Ii Arcadia Stakes; Mcanally Runner, Idle Since March 2, Facing Deep & Competitive Field At One Mile On Turf

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2014)–Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally, who, dating back to 1992, has won four past runnings, will call upon some of that experience when sending out Argentine-bred Suggestive Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf.

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

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

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MAJESTIC HARBOR ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide Now Available

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RACING CANCELLED AT SANTA ANITA ON THURSDAY DUE TO SEVERE HEAT

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

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

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

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

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

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LAZARO BARRERA STAKES QUOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NASHOBA’S GOLD TAKES HONEYMOON AT SANTA ANITA

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

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

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

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

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

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FAVORED ON THE BACKSTREETS ROLLS TO ULTRAFLEET WIN

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

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KATHLEEN ROSE LEADS THROUGHOUT IN SANTA ANITA FEATURE

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

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

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

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HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA SUBMISSIONS FINALIZED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Message From Frank Stronach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JOCKEY ESPINOZA ENJOYS RIDE AT DODGER STADIUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JOELITO TAKES $60,000 COMET PURSE ALLOWANCE UNDER NAKATANI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COUNTY LINEMAN JUST UP TO WIN FEATURED INDIAN VALLEY PURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION UNDERWAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Penny & Red” California Film Premiere – January 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA SET FOR 2014 RETURN

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

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MUCHO MACHO MAN WINS 2013 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WHAT’S GOING ON AT SANTA ANITA PARK OPENING WEEK

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

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