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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.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2013)—With a rejuvenated Grandstand, world-class racing, picturesque weather, and a final weekend that included the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Santa Anita’s 24-day Autumn Meet ended with a flourish Sunday, posting a 12 percent gain in overall handle while giving rise to heightened expectations for the New Year and beyond.

November 2, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Pick 5 wager, which requires punters to select the winners of the first five races each racing day, reached new heights on Saturday, Breeders’ Cup Classic Day at Santa Anita, as a carryover of $891,813 from Breeders’ Cup Day One generated $6,438,510 in “new money,” for a record total Pick 5 pool of $7,330,323. It resulted in a payoff of $23,665.90 on 272 winning tickets.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Form prevailed in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, as Gary Stevens guided 2-1 favorite Pontchatrain to a hard-fought three-quarter length victory in the 6 ½ furlong hillside test for fillies and mares three and up. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by War Front, Pontchatrain negotiated the hillside in 1:12.25.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Pick 5 wager, which requires punters to select the winners of the first five races each racing day, reached new heights on Saturday, Breeders’ Cup Classic Day at Santa Anita, as a carryover of $891,813 from Breeders’ Cup Day One generated $6,438,510 in “new money,” for a total Pick 5 pool of $7,330,323—an all-time California record for the wager.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Richies Party Girl motored to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, winning by 2 ¼ lengths under Victor Espinoza while covering about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.36.

November 1, 2013

BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC DAY PICK SIX GUARANTEE OF 2.5 MILLION IN PLAY; ‘DAY TWO’ PICK SIX STARTS WITH RACE SEVEN, ENDS WITH $5 MILLION CLASSIC

DAUGHTER OF SWISS YODELER DEFEATS NINE CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED FILLIES AT ONE MILE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—Lightly raced Swiss Lake Yodeler rated kindly in her first try around two turns and finished resolutely to take Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies by 2 ¼ lengths, getting one mile in 1:37.58 under Julien Leparoux.