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February 22, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2014)—Ambitious Brew, ridden by Brice Blanc, got a perfect stalking trip and upset favored Lakerville to win Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes by 1 ½ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12 flat.

February 21, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2014)—Longshot Better Bet made the early lead and withstood a stout late challenge from Lucky Views to pull off a 13-1 stunner in Friday’s featured $58,000 Silver Lining Purse allowance, winning by a nose while getting one mile on turf in 1:35.27.

February 20, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014)—Heavily favored San Onofre registered an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 Falling Star Purse, getting 6 ½ furlongs in a rapid 1:14.56 under regular rider Mike Smith. Breaking from post five, he out-footed second choice Heir of Storm around the far turn through fractions of 22.52, 44.64 and 1:08.30, and was full of run throughout.


ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014)—Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Unbridled’s Note, a three-time stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, will be back to defend his title in Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes, which has attracted a field of seven older horses.

February 19, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2014)—Owner, trainer and breeder Barry Abrams hopes for some personal “Showtime” at Santa Anita on Saturday, as his Lakerville heads a field of seven in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older California-breds going 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course.

February 17, 2014


ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014)—A winner of three consecutive stakes going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, the Tom Proctor-trained Pontchatrain stretched out in style Monday, winning the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes by a length under Gary Stevens, getting one mile on grass in 1:33.33.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014)—With a carryover from Sunday of $119,278 to shoot at, bettors across North America “bet it up” on Monday, as Santa Anita’s total Pick Six pool reached $1,349,508.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014)—Santa Anita Park, with the help of a large number of its fans, will attempt to etch its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as it hosts its first-ever “Largest Beer Tasting” event at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 22, on the track’s Grandstand apron.

February 16, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)—Although one race remained, when 29-1 shot Rathbaun finished in front of Oscar Party in Sunday’s eighth race at Santa Anita, a Pick Six carryover of $119,278 was assured into Presidents’ Day, with the expectation that Monday’s total pool should exceed $750,000.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)—Last early, Kobe’s Back made an eye-catching move around the far turn and went on to an emphatic 5 ¼ length win in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, covering seven furlongs in 1:21.84 while repositioning himself as one of Southern California’s top Derby prospects.