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January 17, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2014)—Off as the heavy 4-5 favorite, Ambitious Brew sat a distant second to longshot Rangi, but reeled the pacesetter in crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch and prevailed in a head and head duel to the wire to take Friday’s $58,000 Pluto Purse allowance by a half length under Mike Smith, getting 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.24.

January 16, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $48,053 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—Street Icon split horses a furlong out and won Thursday’s seventh race at Santa Anita, a first-condition, $58,000 allowance for 3-year-olds, prevailing by three quarters of a length under Corey Nakatani while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.76.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—An impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade II Bayakoa Stakes Dec. 7, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Broken Sword heads a field of seven 4-year-old fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

January 15, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Irish-bred Gulsary, trained by Tom Proctor, and English-bred Moone’s My Name, conditioned by John Sadler, head a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,0000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita.

RESTRICTED TO 4-YEAR-OLDS, PRESTIGIOUS STRUB ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/16 MILES

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Two of America’s top trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert, each send out a pair of highly talented 4-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at 1 1/16 miles: Hollendorfer will be represented by Hear The Ghost and Zeewat, while Baffert will saddle Shakin It Up and Governor Charlie in the 67th running of Santa Anita’s showcase event for 4-year-olds only.

January 14, 2014

Fans Can Watch Free, High Quality Live Video, Wager on Santa Anita Races

January 14, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, and Santa Anita Park have partnered to provide visitors to Santa Anita’s website with enhanced access to live racing video and wagering. The ‘Watch and Wager’ page – available at http://santaanita.com/xpressbet-watch-and-wager – will provide Santa Anita fans the opportunity to watch free live video, and also bet Santa Anita races, directly from SantaAnita.com.

January 12, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2014)—Claimed three starts back for $40,000, Golden Production stretched out to take Sunday’s $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Martin Pedroza in 1:44.34—her fourth win in-a-row.

January 11, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)—Favored Blueskiesnrainbows was sent from the gate and dictated the pace throughout to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Pedroza, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.17.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)—In a performance befitting the race’s namesake, the Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Hawk stretched out to two turns in style, winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, thus stamping himself as a leading contender for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.

January 10, 2014

ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED VIA TVG ACCOUNT PAYS $62,592.80

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)—Changethechannel made the lead early and kept on truckin’ to take Friday’s $58,000 Venus Purse allowance gate to wire and give jockey Tyler Baze his first win since June 9. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by English Channel, Changethechannel, trained by Sean McCarthy, won by a neck while getting 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:00.02.