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March 20, 2014

MASSIVE TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $550,000 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $2 MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2014)—With Iggy Puglisi aboard, longshot Spirit Rules held off well fancied War Academy late to win Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by a half length while getting six furlongs in 1:08.74.

March 19, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler’s Vagabond Shoes, a handy winner of the Grade II San Marcos Stakes Feb. 8, heads a field of five older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes going 1 ½ miles on turf at Santa Anita.

March 16, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $125,160, TOTAL POOL ON THURSDAY SHOULD APPROACH $750,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2014)—Ridden for the first time by leading man Rafael Bejarano, Stormy Lucy, trained by Frank Lucarelli, slipped through at the rail a furlong from home and won Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.11.

March 15, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2014)—Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Let Faith Arise stalked the early pace under confident handling from Corey Nakatani and went on to an impressive 1 ¾ win in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.70.

JOCKEY IRVING OROZCO REGISTERS HIS FIRST-EVER STAKES WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2014)—Tribal Spy, with Irving Orozco up, made an easy lead and coasted to a gate to wire win in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes by one length, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.59.

March 13, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $58,626, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $500,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—Switched to the turf three starts back, One More seems to have found a home on the Santa Anita lawn, as she registered her second win in-a-row Thursday at Santa Anita, winning the sixth race, a $58,000 first condition allowance at 1 1/8 miles in gate to wire fashion under Mario Gutierrez by 1 ½ lengths in 1:48.56.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—Three-time Grade I winner Emollient, idle since running fourth, beaten one length in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Nov. 2, heads a strong field of seven older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita going 1 1/8 miles on turf.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—Top handicapping tournament horseplayer Dennis Decauwer will be Tom Quigley’s special guest this Sunday for “Quigley’s Corner,” a free handicapping seminar in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, beginning at 11:20 a.m.

March 12, 2014

THREE DOLLAR BUD LIGHT ‘GREEN’ & FIVE DOLLAR JAMESON SHOTS ALSO AVAILABLE ALL DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2013)—Santa Anita will again offer fans a shot at $1 million on Saturday, as the track’s popular $1 million St. Pat’s Horseshoe Pitch will be conducted between races. All fans attending on-track this Saturday are encouraged to fill out a free entry form no later than the fifth race in order to have a shot at being one of five finalists selected to take a “pitch” at a perfect ringer following the seventh race.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2014)—Classy Dancingtothestars, a winner of the one mile turf Megahertz Stake two starts back, Ciao Bella Luna, an extra game winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Jan. 25, and Tribal Spy, who pressed the pace and was third, beaten a half length by “Ciao,” head a competitive field of seven in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes for older fillies and mares coming down the hill.