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July 1, 2014

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.

ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 40 PERCENT DURING SPRING MEET

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

June 28, 2014

RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME, GOLD CUP IS BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACE--WINNER EARNS AUTOMATIC BERTH INTO $5 MILLION CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA ON NOV. 1

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—In the blink of an eye, the Sean McCarthy-trained longshot Majestic Harbor powered four-wide leaving the quarter pole and the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at 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.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Longshot Sheza Smoke Show rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths under Joe Talamo, getting a mile on turf in 1:35.34.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Lightly raced Declassify proved gamest late in taking Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes by a nose at Santa Anita, covering seven furlongs under Martin Garcia in 1:22.03.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Breaking from post 10, jockey Elvis Trujillo was able to sit second early and save ground for the majority of the trip en route to a neck victory in 1:35.27 in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita.

June 27, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $64,570 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2014)—Proud Vixen prevailed by 2 ¼ lengths over stable-mate Buckingham Bull in taking Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.78 under Corey Nakatani.

June 26, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – With Martin Garcia at the controls, Charlie Em overtook favored Customer Base and Mike Smith in deep stretch to take Thursday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap, by a head at 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:29.23.