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May 31, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2014)—Seizing upon a rail opening at the top of the lane, Joe Talamo pointed Clubhouse Ride inside of heavily favored Fury Kapcori, with Corey Nakatani up, and prevailed in a head and head duel to the wire to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes by a half length while covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.74.

GARY & MARY WEST HOMEBRED BY MORE THAN READY WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW WITH PERFECT TRIP

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2014)—The second choice at 2-1, Gary and Mary West’s homebred Room Service shipped in from Kentucky to win Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks by 2 ¼ lengths under Shaun Bridgmohan, getting 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.28.

May 30, 2014

TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER FUELS $1.8 MILLION IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ TOTAL POOL EXCEEDS $2.2 MILLION; 16 WINNING TICKETS RETURN $85,734 EACH

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)—A close third going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in her U.S. debut April 25, Irish-bred Hijra stretched out in style for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on Friday, winning Santa Anita’s featured $58,000 allowance by 1 ½ lengths while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.88 under Corey Nakatani.

PAIR OF LOCAL CHURCHES & DUARTE-BASED CITY OF HOPE IN-LINE TO RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)--Longtime fan Edward Espinoza, who along with his wife Susan, stands to win a $1 million bonus as the first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire finalist should California Chrome win the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7, has announced that two local churches and a leading cancer research and treatment facility will receive charitable donations if “The Chrome” becomes racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

Experts Weigh in on Whether California Chrome Will Win the Triple Crown

May 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Find out who the experts like in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes! Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide is now available for download at www.xpressbet.com/BWG2014. In its seventh edition, the Wagering Guide remains free for customers and non-customers to download, print and use while handicapping the Third Jewel of the Triple Crown.

May 29, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2014)—Trainer Jeff Mullins’ Chips All In, a two-time graded stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes to be run over the Camino Real Turf.

May 28, 2014

PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28.

FIRST RUN IN 2002, PRESTIGIOUS OAKS TO BE STAGED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—Grade I winner Room Service heads a quality field of eight 3-year-old fillies set to contest 1 ¼ miles on turf in the Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks, which will be run for the first time at Santa Anita on Saturday.

May 26, 2014

MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $407,077 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $1.5 MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)—A Group I winner in her native Argentina, Ron McAnally’s Miss Serendipity, with Brice Blanc up, notched her first stateside win in a big way Monday at Santa Anita, winning the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes by a nose over well-fancied Emollient and Rosie Napravnik, while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.22.

ESPINOZA IS FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE FINALIST

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)—California Chrome’s immediate family aside, no one will be pulling any harder for the California-bred superstar to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978 than longtime Santa Anita fan Eddie Espinoza, who stands to bank a cool $1 million if “Chrome” wins the mile and one half Belmont Stakes on June 7.