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April 10, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler’s hard hitting Sweet Swap heads a field of 10 older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course.

GREAT RACE PLACE TO BE OPEN FOR LIVE RACING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER DURING TRIPLE CROWN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will offer fans free weekend admission to its spacious Infield Area and free parking via Infield Gate 6, beginning Saturday, April 26, through the conclusion of the upcoming Spring Meet on Sunday, June 29.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Sent from the gate by Mike Smith, favored Mark of a Gem carved out fractions of 21.31, 43.11 and 1:06.05 en route to a diminishing neck victory in Thursday’s $58,000 Anacapa Purse allowance, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.30.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Stormy Lucy, an impressive winner of the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes on March 16, heads a competitive field of eight older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Formerly trained by Frank Lucarelli, Stormy Lucy was purchased privately by Steve Moger following her Santa Ana triumph and will be saddled for the first time by his brother Ed Moger on Sunday.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today unveiled the official event logo for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on October 31 and November 1.

April 9, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Sky High Gal and up and coming Biorhythm head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2014)—A winner of the Grade II, six furlong Palos Verdes Stakes two starts back on Feb. 2, top sprinter Wild Dude heads a competitive field of eight older horses set to go 6 ½ furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita.

April 6, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)—Next to last in a field of eight older horses going to the far turn under Mike Smith, Tom’s Tribute came roaring down the stretch to win Sunday’s $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths while equaling two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s course record for a mile on turf in 1:31.78

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)—Edward Espinoza loves chrome, California Chrome that is. The 72-year-old Whittier resident has been attending the races at Santa Anita for the last 20 years and on Saturday, he hit the jackpot in the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest as he was selected to pick the winner of Santa Anita’s premier race for 3-year-olds that carries a $1 million purse.

April 5, 2014

DERBY DAY CROWD OF 35,241 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL HANDLE OF $22,542,443

By BETH HARRIS

AP Racing Writer

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Art Sherman knows what it takes to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby and win. He had a close-up view as an 18-year-old workout rider when Swaps won the 1955 Run for the Roses. Nearly 60 years later, Sherman is taking his own colt to Louisville as the early Derby favorite.