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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Matson Racing's San Onofre and jockey Alex Solis win the Grade III, $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes, Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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LOCAL RUNNERS SAN ONOFRE, WILD DUDE & COASTLINE ALL PROMINENT, ALONG WITH MIDWEST INVADER SUBTLE INDIAN, IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET’S KENTUCKY DERBY WAGER GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

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

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

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

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SONGBIRD ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#7 PACIFIC HEAT (Flavien Prat)
$200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks
Owner: Alesia, Burns, Ciaglia Racing or Legan
Trainer: Peter Eurton
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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PACIFIC HEAT, PATRIOTIC DIAMOND AND ROO’S VALENTINE HEAD FIELD OF 10 IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 EVENING JEWEL STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guy Code nite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2016)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 9, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related […]

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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO PRESENT INAUGURAL TURF FESTIVAL APRIL 14- MAY 1TURF FESTIVAL TO FEATURE INCREASED PURSES, FREE SHIPPING AND GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 POOLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Royal Albert Hall nite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wrona

MICHAEL WRONA NAMED SANTA ANITA TRACK ANNOUNCER

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

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nancy from nairobi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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tara's tango benoit nite

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

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

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EasterEggCreative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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awesome luck nite

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

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

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Taris

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

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

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#7 VELVET MESQUITE (Kent Desormeaux)
$150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint
Owner: Harris Farms, Inc.
Trainer Blake Heap
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Santa Anita Park
Arcadia CA.
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‘QUEEN OF THE HILL’ VELVET MESQUITE HEADLINES $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED APPEARS STANDOUT IN TRADITIONAL TURF SPRINT FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Illuminant nite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO BROADCAST IN HD BEGINNING MARCH 17

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

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

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

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Exaggerator Feb 26

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

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

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

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

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nancy from nairobi

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

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

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A Red Tie Day nite

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

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

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Grade III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES

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

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

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

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hawkedonnite

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

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

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

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

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HUNT ACTNT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paulina's Love

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

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

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

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

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EVERQUEEN ACTNT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Follow Me Crev

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

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

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

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

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Bolo a1 deb

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

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

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swissarellanite

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

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

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

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

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enchantingladynite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SONG 1

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

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

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

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

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HOPPER 2

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

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

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

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

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mor spirit nite

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

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

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mirage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Basketball 2

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

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

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Lost Bus ti1 72cr NITE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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havanna belle nite

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

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

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ap for release

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

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

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SEVENTH RACE JAN 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arcadia Walk of Champions Announces Inductees, Celebration Date

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

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

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

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CALIFORNIA CHROME NITE

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

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

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COLLECTED NITE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET IS THE ONLINE HOME OF THE ECLIPSE AWARDS

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

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

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

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PRIZE EXHIBIT NITE

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

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

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

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

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CALIFORNIA-BRED SAN ONOFRE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER SOLIS; HEADLEY HOMEBRED STALKS PACE AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:14.82

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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National Racing Club Sweepstakes Rainbow 6 Jackpot

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

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

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

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#1 SHRINKING VIOLET (Kent Desormeaux)
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Owner: Wesley A. Ward
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SHRINKING VIOLET, BARUTA, AGELESS & SINGING KITTY ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES; A DOZEN OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO CLASH GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#3 BELVOIR BAY (Flavien Prat)
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Owner: Team Valor International & Gary Barber
Trainer: Peter Miller
Sunday, December 27, 2015
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BACK IN THE SADDLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AMERICAN PHAROAH WINS 2015 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BREEDERS’ CUP HANDICAPPING HEADQUARTERS OPEN AT XPRESSBET

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

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BEHOLDER ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WHATAVIEWNITE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beat of The Drum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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missbigstuff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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KING OF JAZZ ACTNT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET UNVEILS THE NEW ‘XPRESSBET MOBILE’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TRIPLE CROWN WINNER RETURNS HOME TO SANTA ANITA

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

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

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

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

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

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SPANISH QUEEN ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RIGHT THERE NITE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BAFFERT SHARES TRIPLE CROWN SUCCESS WITH CARMA

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

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

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

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GIMMEDALUTENITE

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

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

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diamondstilletosnite

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

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

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XPRESSBET’S FREE BELMONT STAKES WAGER GUIDE AVAILABLE

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

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

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

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OLIVERSTALENITE

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

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

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CATCHAFLIGHTNITE

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

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

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SPANISHQUEENNITEREVISED

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

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

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

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

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HARDNOTTOLIKENITE

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

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

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distintiv passion nite

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

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

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

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

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MotownMenNite

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

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

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NEVERADOUBTNITE

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

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

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gowestmarienite

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

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

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alexander winner

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

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

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BIRDLOVERNITE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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fantasticstylenite

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

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

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TwilightFridays

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

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

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kentuckian nite

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

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

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bal a bali nite

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

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

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my sweet addiction nite

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

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

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frinite

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

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

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XPRESSBET’S PREAKNESS STAKES HANDICAPPING HEADQUARTERS’ NOW OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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XPRESSBET TO TITLE SPONSOR PREAKNESS STAKES

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

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spanishqueen nite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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avengenite

AVENGE GETS REVENGE IN ULTRAFLEET STAKES AT SANTA ANITA

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

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sundayrulesnite

UNBEATEN SUNDAY RULES ROMPS IN SANTA ANITA FEATURE

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

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Fury Kapcori comeback

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

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

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blingismythingnite

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

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

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Si Sage nite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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abbeyvalenite

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

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

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SHARED BELIEF ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

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

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

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

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queennite

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

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

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bobbyzmannite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Home Journey a3 72

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Go West Marie a2 72

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

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

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SAHARA SKY NITE

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

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

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

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

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SHEERPLEASURENITE

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

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

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dortmundnite

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

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

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SmooveItNite

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

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

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

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

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stellarwindnite

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

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

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

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

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skykingdomnite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bolo a2 72

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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oliverstalenite

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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HOOPOFCOLORNITE

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

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

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

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

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warrensvenedanite

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

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

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GOWESTMARIENITE

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

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

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sweet swap

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

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

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

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

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talconite

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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Diversy Harbor a2 72

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

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

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Ship&Win

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

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

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warrensvenedanite

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

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

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

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

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LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES

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

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Shared Belief a1NITE 72

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 nite

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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heavensstairwaynite

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

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

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WINNING PRIZE INS

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

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

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dortmundquotes

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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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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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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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 […]