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February 14, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2104)—With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Peace and Justice erupted on the front end around the Club House turn and despite staying on his left lead in deep stretch, held on to take a hard-earned head victory in Friday’s $65,000 Quasar Purse under Brice Blanc, getting one mile on turf in 1:32.36.

FIVE OUT OF THE 10 RUNNERS COME OFF STAKES WINNING EFFORTS IN WIDE OPEN AFFAIR

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)—In what shapes up as one of the most competitive races of the meet, Grade I winner Egg Drop heads a talent-laden cast of 10 older fillies and mares in Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at one mile on turf. Idle since winning the Grade I, mile turf Matriarch at Hollywood Park Dec. 1, Egg Drop is in search of her fourth consecutive graded stakes win and she’ll be facing four other distaffers who come off stakes scores in their most recent starts.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)—The 47th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.

Numerous Best Practices Identified at Track and in California

NEW YORK CITY (Friday, February 14, 2014) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Santa Anita Park, site of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the third straight year in 2014, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in Arcadia, Calif., the track’s current 2013-14 winter/spring meeting continues through April 13. The 69-day season features eight Grade I events, led by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.

February 13, 2014

EBLOUISSANTE, HALF SISTER TO ZENYATTA, RUNS DISAPPOINTING SECOND EARLIER IN THE DAY; ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED THROUGH TWINSPIRES.COM, PAYS $72,639

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—In a race that could have Derby implications, Bob Baffert’s Bayern, ridden by Gary Stevens, stretched out to a mile and dominated Thursday’s $58,000 Taurus Purse, an allowance for 3-year-olds, winning by 15 lengths while getting the distance in 1:35.77—and was then ridden out past the wire another sixteenth of a mile.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—Cherubim, an up and coming colt by Henny Hughes, heads a competitive field of six 3-year-olds going seven furlongs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, an important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will offer $150,000 guaranteed Pick Six pools each Saturday and Sunday beginning this Feb. 15 and 16, through Sunday, June 29.

February 12, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2014)—Iotapa, second in the seven furlong, Grade II Santa Monica Stakes Jan. 25, and Let Faith Arise and Fiftyshadesofhay, second and fourth respectively in the Grade II, mile and a sixteenth La Canada Stakes, head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita.

February 9, 2014

ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED FOR JUST $16.00 AT PENN NATIONAL, PAYS $119,476

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler, off to a slow start at the current meet, won his third stakes of the weekend on Sunday, as his Sky High Gal prevailed in a four-horse blanket photo to win the $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes by a head under Corey Nakatani, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.22.

February 8, 2014

‘HE’S A SUPER, MAJORLY TALENTED RACEHORSE,’ SAYS STEVENS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014)—With a second place finish in the Grade I CashCall Futurity fresh on his mind, jockey Gary Stevens bided his time aboard Candy Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and the result was a rousing half length win, as the John Sadler trainee won in-hand going 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.83.