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April 16, 2014

AURORA, ONTARIO - The Stronach Group has always been committed to ensuring that our horse racing businesses operate with integrity and concern for the health and safety of the horses and the people who work with them. Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our thoroughbred athletes. We must also work diligently to ban any individuals engaged in fraudulent or harmful activities from participating in our sport.

April 13, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)—Sweet Swap and Joe Talamo are good for each other. Ridden for the second time in-a-row in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by Talamo, the 5 year-old horse by Candy Ride followed his Feb. 23 Joe Hernandez Stakes win down the hillside turf course with a diminishing half length tally on Sunday over the late-charging Lakerville as he negotiated the 6 ½ furlongs down the hill in 1:11.59.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)—Two-time Eclipse Award Champion filly Beholder towers over six older fillies and mares in next Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, her first start since winning the Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)—Stormy Lucy and Rafael Bejarano have developed a very successful relationship. Ridden for the second time in-a-row by Santa Anita’s leading jockey, the 5-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic followed her win in the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita March 16 with a thrilling come-from-behind neck victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap as she negotiated 1 ¼ miles on turf in 1:58.73.

April 12, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2014)—In a thrilling finish, California-bred Big Macher, with Tyler Baze aboard, prevailed by a nose over favored Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes, covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.97.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2014)—California-bred Tribal Sky benefitted from a fast pace to come rolling late and win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes by a head under Joe Talamo, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.12.

April 11, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $54,472 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $400,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)—Longshot Uzziel took full advantage of her early speed and coasted to a stunning 42-1 front-end upset in Friday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.19 while providing Tyler Baze with his third win on the afternoon.

POPULAR WAGER WILL CONTINUE TO FEATURE LOW 18 PERCENT TAKEOUT

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)—Santa Anita Park announced on Friday that in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), the track’s popular two dollar rolling Daily Doubles, featuring a low takeout of 18 percent, will be offered with the beginning of the upcoming Spring Meet on Friday, April 25.

April 10, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler’s hard hitting Sweet Swap heads a field of 10 older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course.

GREAT RACE PLACE TO BE OPEN FOR LIVE RACING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER DURING TRIPLE CROWN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will offer fans free weekend admission to its spacious Infield Area and free parking via Infield Gate 6, beginning Saturday, April 26, through the conclusion of the upcoming Spring Meet on Sunday, June 29.