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July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (July 31, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced that it has selected City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, for the second consecutive year, as its primary non-profit beneficiary for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

July 24, 2014

Arcadia, CA - The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets on July 19th to raise money for retired racehorses. CARMA’s (California Retirement Management Account) 7th Annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser – Cards 4 CARMA” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel was enjoyed by more than 200 owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. After several years of a beach theme, this year the event moved back indoors at the Hilton and featured a variety of card games to raise funds for retired racehorses. The evening included live music, provided by Eric Auckerman’s West Coasters Band, a silent auction, a charity Texas Hold’Em poker tournament and various card games.

July 15, 2014

Leading North American Rider to Compete against World’s Best on Wednesday, July 16

July 15, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet is excited to announce that it will sponsor leading North American rider, Javier Castellano, in Turkey’s International Jockey Challenge. The Challenge, which takes place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse, brings a team of international riding superstars, including Castellano, Frankie Dettori (United Kingdom), Maxime Guyon (France), Yuichi Fukunaga (Japan) and Craig Williams (Australia) to Turkey to take on 5 leading local riders in a 4 race contest. This is the second consecutive year in which Castellano will participate in the event.

July 14, 2014

Arcadia, CA, July 13, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will expand its coverage of the best summer racing action when it adds picturesque Del Mar to its already extensive line-up which, once again, will also include enhanced coverage of the prestigious Saratoga Race Course meeting.

July 1, 2014

Online Wagering Provider Will Offer Customers Wagering on 83 Hong Kong Cards Annually

June 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to bring live, commingled wagering on Hong Kong races to Xpressbet’s platform in the United States. Xpressbet customers can wager on the races from Hong Kong beginning July 1, 2014. Hong Kong racing is famous for offering the world’s largest pools, which currently average more than $17 million per race, and the highest prize money per race worldwide, as well as world-class racing at its two premier racing venues, Sha Tin and Happy Valley.

Network's Kurt Hoover Reports from Trackside for Eight-Day Meeting

Arcadia, CA, July 1, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will assist in ushering in a new era for Thoroughbred racing in Southern California when it presents live on-site coverage of the inaugural Los Alamitos Thoroughbred meeting, beginning on Thursday, July 3.

June 29, 2014

O’Neill, Talamo Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey

ARCADIA, Calif., (June 29, 2014) – Majestic Harbor, who crushed six rivals including three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, was named Horse of the Meet in the inaugural Spring Meet Media Poll.

A 6-year-old Rockport Harbor horse bred in Kentucky and trained by Sean McCarthy for owner Ron Beegle of Arcadia who races as Gallant Stables, Majestic Harbor won the mile and a quarter Gold Cup by 6 ¼ lengths under Tyler Baze, leaving in his wake Clubhouse Ride,

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)—Big Kick took what appeared to be a big jump in class in stride Sunday, winning in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths in Santa Anita’s closing day Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes under Victor Espinoza, traversing a marathon 1 ¾ miles on turf in 2:46.78 after cruising through uncontested fractions of 24.88, 48.97, 1:12.19, 1:37.19, 2:02.69 and 2:28.94.


ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)—Santa Anita’s first-ever 38-day Spring Meeting concluded Sunday and by all accounts it was a rousing success, as both attendance and handle numbers far exceeded initial projections. The Spring Meet, which was effectively combined with the track’s 69-day Winter Meet that ran from Dec. 26 through April 20, generated total pari-mutuel handle that exceeded $1 billion.

June 28, 2014


ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—In the blink of an eye, the Sean McCarthy-trained longshot Majestic Harbor powered four-wide leaving the quarter pole and the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita was, for all intents and purposes, over. With Tyler Baze at the controls, Majestic Harbor blew by pacesetter Fury Kapcori, 4-5 favorite Game On Dude and Clubhouse Ride en route to a dominating 6 ¼ length win while covering 1 ¼ miles in 2:01.53.