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January 31, 2014

WITH $589,305 IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ FRIDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL REACHED $659,747; FIVE WINNING TICKETS RETURNED $80,598 EACH, CONSO TICKETS PAID $1,000 EACH

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2014)—Breaking from the outside post in a field of 10, Zia Zia Zia was away alertly under Tyler Baze and never looked back in Friday’s $60,000 Big Dipper Purse, as she led gate to wire to win by one length, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.31.

January 30, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $70,442, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $500,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)—Magic Channel surged late under Rafael Bejarano to get up and win Thursday’s $45,000 Supernova Purse by a head, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.94.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)—Recent Eclipse Award finalists, and two of America’s top sprinters, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sahara Sky and Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle, head a field of five older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs.

SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO BE HOSTING A SERIES OF FOUR LIVE-MONEY CONTESTS BEGINNING MARCH 1 & 2, THESE OFFERINGS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE TRACK’S $40 HANDICAPPING CONTESTS EACH WEEKEND

January 29, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2014)—Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally, who has been training for more than 50 years in Southern California, will call upon a good measure of that experience when sending out Argentine-bred Suggestive Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2014)—Undefeated Streaming, a winner of the Grade I Hollywood Starlet in her second start, Dec. 7, heads a competitive field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Las Virgenes at a flat mile.

January 26, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)—Away 17 months, 6-year-old Lakerville smoked late under Corey Nakatani to take Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.75.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)—With $2,202,874 in “new money” wagered on Sunday, Santa Anita’s total Pick Six pool reached an astronomical $2,633,749 by fourth race post time, leg one in the track’s popular two dollar wager.

January 25, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—With a carryover of $74,221 up for grabs on Saturday, no one correctly tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s popular $2 Pick Six, resulting in a massive two-day carryover into Sunday of $430,875—and the expectation that Sunday’s total pool will exceed $2 million by fourth race post time.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—They saved the best for last on Saturday at Santa Anita. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome demolished nine state bred rivals in taking the $250,000 California Cup Derby by 5 ½ lengths, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.22—perhaps stamping himself as a top tier Kentucky Derby prospect.