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December 20, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will offer fans a guaranteed $500,000 pool in the Late Pick 4 on opening day, Dec. 26, and it will also offer a series of three separate 18 percent-takeout Daily Double wagers each racing day throughout its upcoming Winter and Spring meetings which will conclude June 29.

December 18, 2013

‘FLYING SILKS’ CALENDAR THEME TO RECOGNIZE STABLE COLORS WORN BY JOCKEYS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2013)—With an expanded calendar that will result in live racing in Arcadia from Dec. 26 through June 29, Santa Anita Park has announced a comprehensive promotions schedule that will be complemented by an advertising campaign that includes social media, television and radio, and conventional print advertising.

December 13, 2013

Arcadia (December 13, 2013) -- Bridging the gap between the racing world and the horse show world is the inaugural Trainer and Jockey Calcutta on Saturday, December 14 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Jockeys and trainers such as John Sadler will navigate their mounts through a jumper course on Thoroughbreds, including multiple graded stakes winner Sarafan, who competed at the inaugural Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show.

November 27, 2013

SUNSHINE MILLIONS DAY, JAN. 25, REMADE TO INCLUDE $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC, $250,000 CAL CUP DERBY & $200,000 CAL CUP OAKS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2013)—Led by the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park has announced its proposed stakes schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 winter/spring meeting, which will open on Dec. 26 with a pair of prestigious Grade I stakes, the Malibu and the La Brea. Santa Anita’s 69-day meet will include a total of eight Grade I events and will conclude April 20.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced on HRTV in January following a vote of jockeys nationwide.

November 23, 2013

Arcadia (November 20, 2013) -- The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) will conduct it's third and final show of the 2013 season on December 14 and 15, 2013, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC) in Burbank, CA. Presented by the Siegel-CARMA Foundation, the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show spotlights retired racehorses in their second careers as accomplished sport horses.

November 20, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected trackman Dennis Moore will take over duties as Track Superintendent effective immediately. Moore has built and maintained track surfaces the world-over for the past 40 years and is currently in charge of main tracks at both Betfair Hollywood Park and at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

November 18, 2013

Racing Fans Can Vote for Fourth Annual Winner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Online voting is now open for the fourth annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Cheney, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.

November 3, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2013)—In a driving finish, 9-5 favorite Egg Drop, with Martin Garcia aboard, held on to win by a head over longshot Miss Pippa and Mike Smith in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Goldikova Stakes at Santa Anita, getting one mile on turf in 1:33.52.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2013) – Climaxed by a Breeders’ Cup Classic that typified everything that’s right about Thoroughbred racing--the beauty, the drama and the rhythmic oneness of both horse and rider--Mucho Macho Man was a near-unanimous choice as Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s Autumn Media Poll, by virtue of his thrilling nose victory over Will Take Charge in the $5 million Classic at 1 ¼ miles on Nov. 2.

It was the second Grade I win at the meet for Mucho Macho Man, who won the Awesome Again Stakes by 4 ¼ lengths on Sept. 28.