HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA AWARDS TWO $10K TOP PRIZES

Tristan de Burgh/Cassandra Brooksbank Team Wins in Judges’ Voting; Chase Hagen Tabbed in Fan Favorite Category Arcadia, CA, May, 13, 2014 — A pair of $10,000 first-prize winners were announced Saturday for the 2014 HRTV Film Festival at Santa Anita’s third annual “This is Santa Anita,” a competition that required film makers to produce short […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ‘CHROME’ FACES PACE, SHORT INTERVAL IN PREAKNESS • FANS CAN PARTY ON AT SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS DAY • TRAINER PONDERS AMERICAN STAKES FOR TOM’S TRIBUTE ‘CHROME’ DOESN’T NEED THE LEAD IN PREAKNESS Facing perhaps half as many horses as he did in the Run for the Roses but twice as much pace, unlike his […]

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HIGHLY RESPECTED ANNOUNCER FRANK MIRAHMADI TO ‘PINCH HIT’ FOR TREVOR DENMAN FROM JUNE 12 THROUGH JUNE 27; ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ TO TAKE TIME OFF TO FRESHEN UP & WILL RETURN TO CALL GRADE I GOLD CUP CLOSING WEEKEND

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2014)–Trevor Denman, the Voice of Santa Anita Park for more than 30 years, will take time off in the month of June to “freshen-up” before returning to call the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, June, 28, which will highlight the track’s closing weekend racing action. In his […]

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LAZARO BARRERA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES KAYLA STRA, TOP FORTITUDE, WINNER: “I think seven furlongs is more like a mile, so I keep that in mind and try not to put too much pressure on them early. “He can handle it; he’s a strong horse. I think the outside post helped. I was riding so hard my saddle slipped […]

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KAYLA STRA GUIDES TOP FORTITUDE TO UPSET WIN IN GRADE III LAZARO BARRERA STAKES; OWENS TRAINEE OFF AT 30-1, WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS

POPULAR JOCKEY WINS FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2014)–Arizona-bred Top Fortitude broke running and heavily favored Kobe’s Back didn’t, and the result was a stunning 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes. Ridden by Australian native Kayla Stra, who picked up her first-ever North American stakes win, Top Fortitude […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ADVICE TO STUTE WAS COSTLY FOR WHITTINGHAM • HIGHLY ACCLAIMED ’50-1′ DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA MAY 23 • WINNING PRIZE, OBVIOUSLY WORK FOR AMERICAN PREAKNESS WINNER STUTE RECALLS WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN At the grand old age of 86, Mel Stute still has a goodly number of lucid brain cells, especially when it comes to […]

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RENOWNED MOVIE PRODUCER JIM WILSON’S ’50 TO 1′ TO BE SHOWN AT KRIKORIAN THEATRE IN NEARBY MONROVIA BEGINNING MAY 23; HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FILM DEPICTS MINE THAT BIRD’S CINDERELLA WIN IN 2009 KENTUCKY DERBY

’50 TO 1′ WILL ALSO BE SHOWN CONCURRENTLY AT KRIKORIAN PREMIERE THEATRES IN BUENA PARK, DOWNEY, PICO RIVERA, REDLANDS & VISTA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2014)–Academy Award winning Producer Jim Wilson’s latest film, the highly acclaimed “50 to 1,” which depicts the down-home Cinderella story of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, will make […]

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BLAKE’S MAGIC UP TO WIN FEATURED STARFISH STARTER ALLOWANCE PURSE BY A HEAD UNDER GRYDER, GLATT TRAINEE GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.20

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2014)–Blake’s Magic tried two turns for the first time in her eight-race career on Friday and prevailed by a head in Santa Anita’s featured $30,000 Starfish starter allowance purse, getting one mile on turf in 1:35.20 under Aaron Gryder. Under patient handling from Gryder, Blake’s Magic bided her time in third […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• CHELIOS STEPS UP IN GRADE III LAZ BARRERA • SATURDAY STAKE HONORS LATE TRAINING GREAT • PARTY ON AT SANTA ANITA ON PREAKNESS DAY CHELIOS MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN GRADE III BARRERA Chelios makes his first stakes start in his fourth career race when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Laz Barrera Stakes […]

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