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June 8, 2014

TROPHY PRESENTED BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF LEGENDARY 1960’s FOLK-ROCK GROUP THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS; ONE-DAY CARRYOVER PRODUCES PICK SIX POOL OF $770,519

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Unusual Heatwave overhauled favored Mega Heat late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by three quarters of length, covering one mile on turf in 1:34.17.

ALTHOUGH CALIFORNIA CHROME FAILS IN TRIPLE CROWN BID, CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY IS BIG WINNER AT GREAT RACE PLACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Although disappointment reigned late in the afternoon following California Chrome’s failed bid at a Triple Crown, Santa Anita’s first-ever experience as a live racing partner on Belmont Stakes Day was a resounding success on every level. With an on-track crowd of 31,208 wagering a hefty $5,270,850, Santa Anita’s total pari-mutuel reached a lofty $21,289,475.

June 7, 2014

HUGE BELMONT DAY CROWD OF 31,208 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL HANDLE OF $21,289,475; PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $109,125 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $750,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2014)—Comebacking Can the Man went to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.27.

June 6, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 6, 2014)—Claimed five starts back for a paltry $12,500, Seeking the Sherif kept his guns blazing on Friday at Santa Anita, as he took the day’s $63,000 allowance feature in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs with Edwin Maldonado up in 1:15.73.

June 5, 2014

WITH CARRYOVER OF $129,366, TOTAL THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL REACHES $790,929

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2014)—Kathleen Rose likes to keep it simple. With Edwin Maldonado at the controls, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Good Journey once again darted to the lead out of the gate and won in gate to wire fashion for the third consecutive time Thursday, taking Santa Anita’s $65,000 allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on turf in 1:35.33.

Arcadia, CA, June 5, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, has received seven 2014 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of the Ohio Valley.

June 4, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2014)—Upstarts Can the Man and Friendswith K Mill, conditioned by Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill respectively, head a speed-laden field of eight sophomores going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita.

June 3, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s seventh annual “Santa Anita Uncorked” wine and culinary festival will complement what could be one of the biggest days in racing history this Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, as the racing world will be transfixed on the prospect of California-bred California Chrome seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

31st running of horse racing’s premier event to take place Oct 31-Nov. 1

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014) - The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are on sale to the general public for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. This year marks the eighth time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup.

June 1, 2014

TEXAS-BRED PURE TACTICS JUST UP TO WIN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES; SMITH GUIDES O’NEILL TRAINEE TO NOSE VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2014)—Timed to perfection by Mike Smith, Texas-bred Pure Tactics was up to win Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by a nose over longshot Rosengold and Kent Desormeaux, as the pair hit the wire together in 1:13 flat after 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.