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April 26, 2014

Online Voting for "Fan Favorite" Award Begins this Saturday, April 26

Arcadia, CA, April 26, 2014 -- Final entries for the third annual HRTV Film Festival at Santa Anita have been submitted and will now be judged by an esteemed panel of racing and entertainment professionals with prize money awarded for the top five entries.

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

April 25, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $61,540 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2014)—Idle since Nov. 17 at Aqueduct, Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca overcame a modest pace to take Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes by a head under Joe Talamo. Off at odds of 16-1, he covered 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.62.

FOAL NOMINATION FEE REDUCED TO $400

BREEDERS’ CUP MARATHON IS DISCONTINUED

LEXINGTON, KY. (April 25, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced changes to its 2014 Breeders’ Cup Foal Nomination program, Nominator Awards and races comprising the World Championships approved at its recent Board of Directors meeting. The Board acted to reduce the annual nomination fee for all North American foals to $400 per foal, if nominated by October 15 of this year. Owners of foals nominated by December 15 will continue to pay a $1,500 late fee.

JONES CALLS SANTA ANITA ‘HOME,’ SOLIS LOBBIES ON BEHALF OF BENEFACTOR MEL STUTE ON HRTV

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2014)—Friday morning’s Hall of Fame announcements from Saratoga Springs, New York, were met enthusiastically by horsemen, fans and management at Santa Anita Park, as news spread that Santa Anita “alums” trainer Gary Jones and jockey Alex Solis will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.

April 24, 2014

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

Winners of 73 Races Earn Automatic Berths, Travel and Entry Fees Paid Into World Championships; 7 “Win and You’re In” Races for Breeders’ Cup Classic

April 23, 2014

GREAT RACE PLACE TO OFFER LIVE RACING THROUGHOUT RACING’S TRIPLE CROWN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s first-ever Spring Meeting will get underway on Friday, as the track will present an eight-race program with a twilight first post time of 3 p.m. The 40-day Spring Meet will feature a number of promotions and events, and the track will offer fans free Infield General Admission and parking through Gate 6 each weekend through closing day, Sunday, June 29.

SNOW CHIEF ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—A Kentucky Derby hopeful prior to a disappointing eighth place finish as the favorite in the Grade III Spiral Stakes March 22, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando hopes to regain the form that enabled him to win the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and two other stakes as he heads a field of eight sophomores bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

MELAIR ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—Trainer Mike Machowsky’s Rovenna will shoot for her third consecutive win as she heads a field of eight sophomore fillies bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $250,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita.