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MULTI-TALENTED FRANK MIRAHMADI BACK AT SANTA ANITA MICROPHONE FOR 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET, WHICH BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

MULTI-TALENTED FRANK MIRAHMADI BACK AT SANTA ANITA MICROPHONE FOR 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET, WHICH BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2019)–As he nears completion of his first year as Santa Anita’s full-time announcer, the incredible Frank Mirahmadi, who also doubles as the voice of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, will be present, accountable and […]

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NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART VIDEO BOARD AT SANTA ANITA TO BE UNVEILED FOR AUTUMN MEET OPENER, FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

PROVIDED BY DAKTRONICS, LED DISPLAY IS MAJOR UPGRADE OVER ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGY ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2019)–With opening day for its 23-day Autumn Meet fast approaching, Santa Anita Park has installed a new state-of-the-art LED Infield video board, which will offer viewers dramatically improved brightness and visual clarity. Manufactured and installed by Daktronics, America’s leading manufacturer […]

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CRAIG FRAVEL TO DEPART BREEDERS’ CUP TO JOIN THE STRONACH GROUP

CRAIG FRAVEL TO DEPART BREEDERS’ CUP TO JOIN THE STRONACH GROUP LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 13, 2019) – Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing […]

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THIRTY YEARS AFTER HIS 1989 SANTA ANITA DERBY ROMP, BRILLIANCE OF WHITTINGHAM-TRAINED SUNDAY SILENCE HAS NOT DIMINISHED

THIRTY YEARS AFTER HIS 1989 SANTA ANITA DERBY ROMP, BRILLIANCE OF WHITTINGHAM-TRAINED SUNDAY SILENCE HAS NOT DIMINISHED  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2019)–It’s been 30 years since Charlie Whittingham’s brilliant Sunday Silence parlayed victories in Santa Anita’s San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby to victories over eastern-based rival Easy Goer in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness […]

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SANTA ANITA’S CLOCKERS’ CORNER OPEN FOR BUSINESS EACH MORNING, POPULAR BREAKFAST DESTINATION OPERATES FROM 5 A.M. TO 10 A.M.

SANTA ANITA’S CLOCKERS’ CORNER OPEN FOR BUSINESS EACH MORNING, POPULAR BREAKFAST DESTINATION OPERATES FROM 5 A.M. TO 10 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2019)–A popular breakfast destination for decades, Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner has reopened to the public and horsemen alike, with food and beverage service offered from 5 to 10 a.m. seven days a […]

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Statement from The Stronach Group on California Superior Court Decision Denying Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Request for an Injunction

Statement from The Stronach Group on California Superior Court Decision Denying Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Request for an Injunction ARCADIA, CA – In every decision that we make, The Stronach Group is committed to prioritizing the safety and welfare of horses and riders at our facilities. We are grateful to the California Superior Court for its thoughtful […]

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HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITA  

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITA AMERICA’S LARGEST ASIAN-THEMED NIGHT MARKET MARKS EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT SANTA ANITA BY AGAIN ATTRACTING YOUNGER ‘LESS TRADITIONAL’ DEMOGRAPHIC ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2019)–For the eighth consecutive year, Santa Anita’s wildly popular 626 Night Market wrapped up […]

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SANTA ANITA BOLSTERS STRONG VETERINARY TEAM AS DR. LAURIE BOHANNON ASSUMES NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF SENIOR VETERINARIAN

SANTA ANITA BOLSTERS STRONG VETERINARY TEAM AS DR. LAURIE BOHANNON ASSUMES NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF SENIOR VETERINARIAN ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2019)–The Stronach Group has announced the hiring of Dr. Laurie Bohannon to the newly created position of Senior Veterinarian. Bohannon will serve at the direction of TSG Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dionne Benson as […]

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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW AT BREEDERSCUP.COM

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW AT BREEDERSCUP.COM Food Trucks and Live Entertainment Add Excitement to Horse Racing’s Championships at Santa Anita Park, Nov. 1-2 ARCADIA, Calif., (September 3, 2019) –  General Admission tickets for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events to be held at […]

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SANTA ANITA TO UNVEIL NEW AREAS, INCLUDING TRACKSIDE SEATING & DINING, IN ADVANCE OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 1 & 2

SANTA ANITA TO UNVEIL NEW AREAS, INCLUDING TRACKSIDE SEATING & DINING, IN ADVANCE OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 1 & 2  SANTA ANITA’S 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 27   ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2019)–Santa Anita Park, which will play host to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. […]

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THE STRONACH GROUP APPOINTS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AIDAN BUTLER ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CALIFORNIA RACING OPERATIONS 

THE STRONACH GROUP APPOINTS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AIDAN BUTLER ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CALIFORNIA RACING OPERATIONS An expert in technology, horseracing and gaming, Butler will build on reforms at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and throughout California ARCADIA, CA – Continuing its push to reform and modernize horseracing, The Stronach Group today announced that Chief Strategy Officer Aidan […]

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The Stronach Group Appoints Steve Koch Senior Vice President of Racing

THE STRONACH GROUP APPOINTS STEVE KOCH SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF RACING TORONTO – The Stronach Group announced today that well-respected industry executive Steve Koch has been appointed Senior Vice President of Racing for the company. “We are thrilled to have Steve join our team at this pivotal moment in our sport,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman […]

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STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP

STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP      On behalf of everyone at Santa Anita Park, we wish to express our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks for the support we have received during one of the most challenging times in our history. All of us have been beyond devastated by the tragedies that befell this meet, […]

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BELINDA STRONACH REACTS TO AFFIRMATION OF SUPPORT AS 2019 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS REMAIN AT SANTA ANITA PARK NOV. 1 & 2

BELINDA STRONACH REACTS TO AFFIRMATION OF SUPPORT AS 2019 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS REMAIN AT SANTA ANITA PARK NOV. 1 & 2 “Thank you to the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors for their support today in reaffirming their commitment to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita this November.  Santa Anita and The […]

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2019 SANTA ANITA SPRING MEDIA POLL

2019 Santa Anita Spring Media Poll 34 Racing Days, April 12 through June 23 Horse of Meet: Vino Rosso, winner of Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita Sprinter: Mucho Gusto, winner of Grade III Lazaro Barrera & Grade III Affirmed Stakes Older Horse: Vino Rosso                      […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED EDDIE HASKELL OVERCOMES TROUBLE TO TAKE $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX

CALIFORNIA-BRED EDDIE HASKELL OVERCOMES TROUBLE TO TAKE $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY GLATT, HE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF IN 55.45   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–California-bred Eddie Haskell overcame self-inflicted trouble to recover and win Saturday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by three quarters of a length while […]

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CLOSING DAY MANDATORY PAYOUT IN 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT OFFERED AT SANTA ANITA ON SUNDAY; FOUR CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $26,309.80

 CLOSING DAY MANDATORY PAYOUT IN 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT OFFERED AT SANTA ANITA ON SUNDAY; FOUR CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $26,309.80 FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–With Santa Anita’s closing day now less than 24 hours away on Sunday, there will […]

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PROMISING NOLDE RALLIES TO TAKE $67,000 FRIDAY’S SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS ESPINOZA AND SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1.38.10  

PROMISING NOLDE RALLIES TO TAKE $67,000 FRIDAY’S SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS ESPINOZA AND SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1.38.10 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2019)–A different horse on grass, Jerry Moss’ promising homebred Nolde overcame a stumble at the break to take Friday’s $67,000 Santa Anita […]

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THE STRONACH GROUP’S STATEMENT ON SANTA ANITA PARK’S BACKSTRETCH WORKERS

THE STRONACH GROUP’S STATEMENT ON SANTA ANITA PARK’S BACKSTRETCH WORKERS  “Backstretch workers comprise the backbone of the racing industry and have been a willing partner in implementing the reforms we have proposed at Santa Anita Park– and the California Horse Racing Board implemented — during the course of this meeting. Support from these backstretch workers […]

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HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT APPEARS A COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S $200,000 MELAIR STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/16 MILES  

 HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT APPEARS A COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S $200,000 MELAIR STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/16 MILES   RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2019)–KMN Racing’s highly accomplished homebred Sneaking Out would appear to be a complete standout among a half dozen California-bred […]

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  OUR SILVER OAK, LIEUTENANT DAN & IRISH HEATWAVE MEET AGAIN AS THEY HEAD A FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF 

  OUR SILVER OAK, LIEUTENANT DAN & IRISH HEATWAVE MEET AGAIN AS THEY HEAD A FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES    ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2019)–Separated by just a head when last them […]

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 MASSIVE $6.5 MILLION SANTA ANITA MANDATORY PAYOUT POOL RESULTS IN 1,664 WINNING 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX TICKETS, EACH WORTH $3,187.60  

 MASSIVE $6.5 MILLION SANTA ANITA MANDATORY PAYOUT POOL RESULTS IN 1,664 WINNING 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX TICKETS, EACH WORTH $3,187.60   STAGGERING $5.2 MILLION IN ‘NEW’ MONEY FOLLOWS CARRYOVER OF $1.2 MILLION ON SUNDAY    ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2019)–With a mandatory payout in place on Sunday, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot […]

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MUCHO GUSTO CONTINUES TO HOLD HOT HAND AS HE TAKES CHARGE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS OVER STABLEMATE ROADSTER

MUCHO GUSTO CONTINUES TO HOLD HOT HAND AS HE TAKES CHARGE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS OVER STABLEMATE ROADSTER; BAFFERT & TALAMO TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILE WIN IN 1:45.15  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2019)–Although the distance may’ve been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto […]

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LEMOONA ROLLS LATE TO TAKE $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES BY A NECK UNDER GUTIERREZ, TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:02.18 

LEMOONA ROLLS LATE TO TAKE $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES BY A NECK UNDER GUTIERREZ, TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:02.18  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2019)–Zayat Stables’ Lemoona unleashed a furious stretch rally to get up and win Sunday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck.  Ridden […]

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MANDATORY PAYOUT SPURS $5.2 MILLION IN ‘NEW’ MONEY, CREATING MASSIVE TOTAL SANTA ANITA RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL OF $6,558,165 

MANDATORY PAYOUT SPURS $5.2 MILLION IN ‘NEW’ MONEY, CREATING MASSIVE TOTAL SANTA ANITA RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL OF $6,558,165  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2019)–With the prospect of a mandatory payout at the end of the day, $5,297,955 in “new” money poured in prior to today’s fourth race at Santa Anita, creating a massive total […]

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MANDATORY PAYOUT!! SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT TO BE LIQUIDATED ON SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $5 MILLION 

MANDATORY PAYOUT!! SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT TO BE LIQUIDATED ON SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $5 MILLION  WITH A JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,260,210 AND A MANDATORY PAYOUT LOOMING, FATHER’S DAY PROGRAM SET TO GENERATE TREMENDOUS INTEREST   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2019)–With a mandatory payout in place, Santa Anita officials […]

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HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED DESERT LAW DOMINATES $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES, WINNING BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS IN RAPID 1:09.49 

HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED DESERT LAW DOMINATES $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES, WINNING BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS IN RAPID 1:09.49  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2019)–In what must rate as one of the most impressive sprint performances of the Spring Meet, Harris Farms’ homebred Desert […]

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JOCKEY RAFAEL BEJARANO, 37, CELEBRATES HIS 4,000TH CAREER WIN TODAY AT SANTA ANITA ABOARD 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PORTAL CREEK

GIVE ME FOUR!–JOCKEY RAFAEL BEJARANO, 37, CELEBRATES HIS 4,000TH CAREER WIN TODAY AT SANTA ANITA ABOARD 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PORTAL CREEK, WHO IS TRAINED BY BOB HESS, JR.  BORN IN AREQUIPA, PERU, BEJARANO SAID, “I FEEL BLESSED.  OVER ALL THESE YEARS, THIS JOB IS A LOVE AND IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HORSES.”  RAFAEL BEJARANO, ON WINNING HIS 4,000TH CAREER […]

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WITH A POTENTIAL $5 MILLION MANDATORY JACKPOT PAYOUT LOOMING AT SANTA ANITA ON SUNDAY, $1,194,985 IS CARRIED OVER INTO SATURDAY 

WITH A POTENTIAL $5 MILLION MANDATORY JACKPOT PAYOUT LOOMING AT SANTA ANITA ON SUNDAY, $1,194,985 IS CARRIED OVER INTO SATURDAY  FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD ON SATURDAY IS AT 1 P.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2019)–For the 30th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive today, resulting […]

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SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER ROADSTER, IDLE SINCE KENTUCKY DERBY, HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES 

  SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER ROADSTER, IDLE SINCE KENTUCKY DERBY, HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES  BAFFERT HAS POWERFUL THREE-CARD HAND THAT INCLUDES MUCHO GUSTO & KINGLY ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2019)–Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large […]

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 SMILING ANGELO & COIL ME HOME PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS 

 SMILING ANGELO & COIL ME HOME PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS   RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES    ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2019)–Phil D’Amato’s Smiling Angelo and the Richard Baltas-trained Coil Me Home both loom prominent in Saturday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes at Santa […]

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 SANTA ANITA TO OFFER POTENTIAL $5 MILLION FATHER’S DAY MANDATORY PAYOUT AS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CONTINUES TO GROW 

 SANTA ANITA TO OFFER POTENTIAL $5 MILLION FATHER’S DAY MANDATORY PAYOUT AS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CONTINUES TO GROW  SANTA ANITA TO OFFER AN ADDITIONAL MANDATORY JACKPOT PAYOUT ON CLOSING DAY, JUNE 23        ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2019)–With the prospect of a $5 million total pool at stake, Santa […]

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CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD, STRONACH GROUP AGREE TO ENHANCED SAFETY REVIEW OF HORSES AT SANTA ANITA PARK

CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD, STRONACH GROUP AGREE TO ENHANCED SAFETY REVIEW OF HORSES AT SANTA ANITA PARK SACRAMENTO – Effective immediately, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), working closely with The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further […]

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HORSE RACING INDUSTRY LEADERS ISSUE STATEMENT ON SANTA ANITA PARK

HORSE RACING INDUSTRY LEADERS ISSUE STATEMENT ON SANTA ANITA PARK      *** The following statement should be attributed to The Stronach Group, the Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers  “We are collectively working on behalf of everyone in the sport — grooms, hot walkers, jockeys, exercise riders, starters, trainers, owners, track managers […]

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 ALONG WITH A TREMENDOUS SIMULCAST CARD FROM BELMONT PARK, SANTA ANITA TO OFFER MASSIVE SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,049,222 ON SATURDAY 

 ALONG WITH A TREMENDOUS SIMULCAST CARD FROM BELMONT PARK, SANTA ANITA TO OFFER MASSIVE SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,049,222 ON SATURDAY  ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 8 A.M., FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD LOCALLY AT 12 NOON  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2019)–With eight consecutive Grade I stakes, highlighted by the $1.5 […]

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THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 2 TO BE DECLARED ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIA AS LATE COMEDIC GIANT TO BE FETED IN A WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY AT SANTA ANITA 

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 2 TO BE DECLARED ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIA AS LATE COMEDIC GIANT TO BE FETED IN A WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY AT SANTA ANITA  ‘TIM CONWAY-DORF HALF CUP’ WILL BE CARDED AS SUNDAY’S SIXTH RACE  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2019)–This Sunday, June 2 has been declared “Tim Conway Day” in the city […]

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LONGSHOT BOLO REGISTERS 1 ¼ LENGTH GRADE I, $500,000 SHOEMAKER MILE  SHOCKER AS GEROUX & GAINES COMBINE FOR GATE TO WIRE TURF SCORE IN 1:34.07

By Art Wilson Southern Calif. NewsGroup  hondohr33@aol.com   Sham73 on Twitter LONGSHOT BOLO REGISTERS 1 ¼ LENGTH GRADE I, $500,000 SHOEMAKER MILE  SHOCKER AS GEROUX & GAINES COMBINE FOR GATE TO WIRE TURF SCORE IN 1:34.07 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2019)–A 32-1 longshot trained by Carla Gaines, Bolo went gate to wire under Florent Geroux to […]

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MIGHTY VASILIKA RALLIES TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 GAMELY STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES  ON GRASS IN 1:48.07

By Art Wilson Southern Calif. NewsGroup  hondohr33@aol.com   Sham73 on Twitter MIGHTY VASILIKA RALLIES TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 GAMELY STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES  ON GRASS IN 1:48.07 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2019)– Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s brilliant 5-year-old mare, Vasilika, continued to make her connections proud […]

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SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $784,695 INTO MONDAY; THREE GRADE I STAKES HIGHLIGHT TREMENDOUS 10-RACE MEMORIAL DAY CARD 

SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $784,695 INTO MONDAY; THREE GRADE I STAKES HIGHLIGHT TREMENDOUS 10-RACE MEMORIAL DAY CARD  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2019)–In addition to a tremendous 10-race card that will be highlighted by three Grade I stakes, fans will be treated to 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow […]

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MARCKIE’S WATER RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA

MARCKIE’S WATER RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY BALTAS CALIFORNIA-BRED BY TRIBAL RULE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:00.95  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2019)–Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to […]

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XBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS 

XBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2019)–XBTV, The Stronach Group’s premier digital on-line content provider, was awarded two 2019 Telly Awards in an announcement earlier this week. XBTV joined a diverse range of winners, from established traditional to on-line network winners, including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS / […]

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 SADLER’S GIFT BOX ‘DOING BETTER THAN EVER’ AS HE HEADS MONDAY’S  GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA

 SADLER’S GIFT BOX ‘DOING BETTER THAN EVER’ AS HE HEADS MONDAY’S  GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; PLETCHER’S VINO ROSSO ADDS DEPTH TO 81ST RUNNING OF MILE AND ONE QUARTER FIXTURE  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2019)–Hronis Racing’s rapidly improving Gift Box, fresh off victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, bids for his second consecutive […]

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SANTA ANITA WILL HONOR THE MEMORY OF THE GREAT GAMELY WITH THE GRADE I, $500,000 GAMELY STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES ON MONDAY

SHEER CLASS–THE LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER GAMELY POSES FOR PICTURES FOLLOWING HER TRIUMPH OVER STABLEMATE PRINCESSNESIAN IN THE 1968 SANTA MARGARITA HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, OWNER WILLIAM HAGGIN PERRY, TRAINER JAMES MALONEY & JOCKEY MANUEL YCAZA BASK IN VICTORY WITH THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF BOLD RULER. SANTA ANITA WILL HONOR THE […]

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BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MAR & HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT HEADLINE SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS

BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MAR & HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT HEADLINE SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AT 1 1/16 MILES  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Flor de La Mar and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sneaking Out headline Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita.  For 3-year-old fillies, the Summertime Oaks, which attracted a field […]

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DEFENDING CHAMP BELVOIR BAY & STABLEMATE PAINTING CORNERS LOOM LARGE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES

DEFENDING CHAMP BELVOIR BAY & STABLEMATE PAINTING CORNERS LOOM LARGE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF  D’AMATO’S S Y SKY, FRESH OFF FIVE FURLONG SCORE AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, HAS BIG LOOK  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–English-bred Belvoir Bay and stablemate Painting Corners both figure prominently in one of […]

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AMERICAN ANTHEM & CISTRON HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES AS EIGHT OLDER SPRINTERS GO SEVEN PANELS 

AMERICAN ANTHEM & CISTRON HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES AS EIGHT OLDER SPRINTERS GO SEVEN PANELS  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–In a talent laden eight-horse lineup, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and John Sadler’s Cistron would appear to merit top billing going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes at […]

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MARCKIE’S WATER & ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR TANGLE AGAIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF 

MARCKIE’S WATER & ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR TANGLE AGAIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF  CALIFORNIA-BRED TANDEM LOOM LARGE IN RACE THAT HONORS ‘BALD EAGLE’  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–Separated by one length when last they met, talented California-breds Marckie’s Water and Ashleyluvssugar will square off again in Saturday’s Grade […]

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KANTHAKA, EDDIE HASKELL & HORSE GREEDY ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF 

KANTHAKA, EDDIE HASKELL & HORSE GREEDY ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–In what appears to be a wide open affair, Jerry Hollendorfer’s classy Kanthaka, Mark Glatt’s hard knocking Eddie Haskell and John Sadler’s comebacking Horse Greedy all appear to have big chances […]

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DANUSKA’S MY GIRL WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT, AS SHE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER FRANCO

DANUSKA’S MY GIRL WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT, AS SHE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.12  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2019)–Unbeaten now in four consecutive pairings with jockey Geovanni Franco, Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl blasted out of the gate […]

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 SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $551,262 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; ADMISSION FOR PREAKNESS DAY SIMULCAST WAGERING OPEN AT 7 A.M.

 SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $551,262 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; ADMISSION FOR PREAKNESS DAY SIMULCAST WAGERING OPEN AT 7 A.M. & FIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD LOCALLY IS AT 12 NOON ELEVEN CONSOLATION TICKETS WITH SIX WINS EACH WORTH $5,900.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2019)–With Santa Anita’s admission gates […]

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LATE BLOOMING DANUSKA’S MY GIRL HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS  

LATE BLOOMING DANUSKA’S MY GIRL HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s late blooming Danuska’s My Girl seeks her fourth consecutive win and her second straight graded stakes score as she heads Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs on the Santa […]

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EQUINE ACCOMODATIONS NEARLY COMPLETE AS SANTA ANITA READIES FOR INAUGURAL FASIG-TIPTON 2-YEAR-OLD IN TRAINING SALE ON JUNE 5 

EQUINE ACCOMODATIONS NEARLY COMPLETE AS SANTA ANITA READIES FOR INAUGURAL FASIG-TIPTON 2-YEAR-OLD IN TRAINING SALE ON JUNE 5  UNDER-TACK PREVIEW TO BE HELD MONDAY, JUNE 3 AT 10 A.M. ON SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–With stabling accommodations nearly complete, Santa Anita Park is readying for its first-ever Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old in Training […]

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SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $523,445 INTO FRIDAY

SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $523,445 INTO FRIDAY; 26 CONSOLATION TICKETS WITH SIX WINNERS EACH PAY $5,276.10   SIMULCAST WAGERING OFFERED ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 10 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot proved elusive again on Sunday, resulting in […]

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BAFFERT’S MUCHO GUSTO & BONDE’S SPARKY VILLE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES

BAFFERT’S MUCHO GUSTO & BONDE’S SPARKY VILLE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES AT SEVEN PANELS  PREAKNESS DAY FEATURE HEADS 10-RACE CARD WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 12 NOON, ADMISSION GATES OPEN FOR ADVANCED WAGERING SATURDAY AT 7 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto and Jeff Bonde’s Sparky Ville headline […]

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FORMER MANDELLA TRAINEE UNMARKED BILLS ENJOYING PRODUCTIVE CAREER AS ‘SPORT HORSE’ AT AGE 10

FORMER MANDELLA TRAINEE UNMARKED BILLS ENJOYING PRODUCTIVE CAREER AS ‘SPORT HORSE’ AT AGE 10 AS HE COMPETES FOR FORMER JOCKEY TURNED CHRB SAFETY STEWARD,NUESCH, AT KENTUCKY HORSE PARK  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2019)–A retired racehorse and a jockey-turned-CHRB Safety Steward acquitted themselves just fine, thank you, this past April 25-28, as the horse/owner duo finished […]

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SMITH BACK AT SANTA ANITA & IS LOOKING FORWARD TO RIDING BAFFERT’S IMPROBABLE IN THE GRADE I PREAKNESS STAKES AT PIMLICO ON MAY 18 

SMITH BACK AT SANTA ANITA & IS LOOKING FORWARD TO RIDING BAFFERT’S IMPROBABLE IN THE GRADE I PREAKNESS STAKES AT PIMLICO ON MAY 18  VICTORIOUS WITH JUSTIFY LAST YEAR, SMITH ‘HAS SOME IDEAS’ ABOUT WINNING THIS YEAR’S PREAKNESS  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2019)–With an “Aw shucks” demeanor that belies an intensely competitive nature, superstar jockey […]

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CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES

CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF SATURDAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2019)–In a race devoid of any clear-cut standout, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion, Paddy Gallagher’s Animosity and Doug O’Neill’s Lynne’s Legacy loom prominently among a field of six fillies and mare […]

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RED-HOT GYPSY BLU HEADS SUNDAY’S $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES AT MILE ON TURF  

 RED-HOT GYPSY BLU HEADS SUNDAY’S $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES AT MILE ON TURF   RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES    ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2019)–A winner of three in a row and four out of her last five starts, trainer Mark Glatt’s […]

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BAFFERT SAYS IMPROBABLE WILL LIKELY SHIP TO PIMLICO ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

BAFFERT SAYS IMPROBABLE WILL LIKELY SHIP TO PIMLICO ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15; SEVEN-TIME PREAKNESS-WINNING TRAINER TO OVERSEE TRAINING IN KENTUCKY ON MONDAY IN ADVANCE OF MAY 18 PREAKNESS STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2019)–Fifth, beaten 3 ½ lengths and subsequently placed fourth via disqualification in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita-based Improbable will likely ship […]

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SANTA ANITA-BASED PRAT BACK TO WORK AFTER BECOMING FIRST-EVER KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER VIA DISQUALIFCATION ABOARD 65-1 LONGSHOT COUNTRY HOUSE

SANTA ANITA-BASED PRAT BACK TO WORK AFTER BECOMING FIRST-EVER KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER VIA DISQUALIFCATION ABOARD 65-1 LONGSHOT COUNTRY HOUSE PRAT ALSO BECOMES FIRST DERBY WINNING JOCKEY TO USE ‘360 GENTLE TOUCH’ RIDING CROP  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2019)–Roughly 17 hours after he became the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby via racing disqualification, French-born […]

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LEGENDARY SANTA ANITA RACING SECRETARY FRANK E. ‘JIMMY’ KILROE HONORED WITH POSTHUMOUS SELECTION TO RACING’S HALL OF FAME 

LEGENDARY SANTA ANITA RACING SECRETARY FRANK E. ‘JIMMY’ KILROE HONORED WITH POSTHUMOUS SELECTION TO RACING’S HALL OF FAME  SANTA ANITA ALSO SALUTES TOP MARES ROYAL DELTA & WAYA ON PENDING HOF INDUCTION  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2019)–As was announced Monday by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, the legendary Frank E. “Jimmy” […]

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LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM–TOP O’NEILL ASSISTANT LEANDRO MORA CELEBRATING 42 YEARS IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RACING INDUSTRY

 LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM–TOP O’NEILL ASSISTANT LEANDRO MORA CELEBRATING 42 YEARS IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RACING INDUSTRY ORIGINALLY DEVOID OF SKILLS AND MONO-LINGUAL, POPULAR MORA HAS EXPERIENCED VICTORY IN  THE KENTUCKY DERBY, OAKS & FIVE BREEDERS’ CUPS WHILE RAISING A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY ARCADIA, Calif. April 19, 2019–With fifteen dollars in his pocket and not much […]

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PURSES RAISED BY $10,000 ON EVERY NON-STAKES RACE AT SANTA ANITA PARK

PURSES RAISED BY $10,000 ON EVERY NON-STAKES RACE AT SANTA ANITA PARK IN JOINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN TRACK & THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA Arcadia, Calif. (April 19, 2019)–Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California have announced a significant purse increase for all on non-stakes races through the next six weeks.  The purse for each […]

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Statement from The Stronach Group on the Collaboration Among U.S. Racing Organizations to Prohibit Race-Day Medication at National Tracks

ARCADIA, CA – The Stronach Group applauds our national industry partners on their new commitment to phase out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminate its use in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021. Last month, The Stronach Group, together with our industry partners in California, took […]

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CAMPAIGN LAGS IN THE EARLY STAGES AND RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY SADLER, HE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES IN 2:34.73

CAMPAIGN LAGS IN THE EARLY STAGES AND RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY SADLER, HE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES IN 2:34.73 WINNER USES GRADE I BIG ‘CAP EIGHT DAYS AGO AS SPRINGBOARD TO VICTORY   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 14, 2019)–Fourth eight days ago […]

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ICE COLD SALT WATER THERAPY PROVING EFFECTIVE AS TYLER CERIN CARES FOR DOZENS OF HORSES IN-TRAINING AT SANTA ANITA 

ICE COLD SALT WATER THERAPY PROVING EFFECTIVE AS TYLER CERIN CARES FOR DOZENS OF HORSES IN-TRAINING AT SANTA ANITA  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2019)–With equine medicine more readily embracing holistic treatments and procedures, Tyler Cerin, 31, son of veteran conditioner Vladimir Cerin, is treating dozens of horses per week at Santa Anita with a Jacuzzi-like machine […]

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A PROVEN MARATHONER ON TURF, SADLER’S IMPROVING CAMPAIGN LOOMS DANGEROUS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP

 A PROVEN MARATHONER ON TURF, SADLER’S IMPROVING CAMPAIGN LOOMS DANGEROUS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP AT 1 ½ MILES ON MAIN TRACK  VETERAN BEACH VIEW & SADLER’S RECENT ACQUISITION ACKER LEND DEPTH TO TOKYO LINEUP ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2019)–Most recently fourth in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap this past Saturday, […]

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UPSTART DANUSKA’S MY GIRL WINS GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES AT 20-1 AS FRANCO & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG SCORE IN 1:10.23 

UPSTART DANUSKA’S MY GIRL WINS GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES AT 20-1 AS FRANCO & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG SCORE IN 1:10.23  ROSARIO, O’NEILL & HRONIS RACING, LLC TOP THEIR RESPECTIVE CATEGORIES THROUGH 47 DAYS; SPRING/SUMMER PORTION OF CURRENT MEET TO RESUME ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST AT 1 P.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (April […]

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MANDATORY PAYOUT KEYS MASSIVE SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL OF $5,352,827; TOTAL OF 80 WINNING TICKETS EACH WORTH $53,312.60 

MANDATORY PAYOUT KEYS MASSIVE SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL OF $5,352,827 AS $4.5 MILLION IN ‘NEW’ MONEY IS WAGERED; TOTAL OF 80 WINNING TICKETS EACH WORTH $53,312.60  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–Although early prognostications forecast today’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool would reach approximately $3 million, Santa Anita’s popular […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $779,629 INTO FRIDAY AS ANTICIPATION GROWS FOR MANDATORY PAYOUT ON SATURDAY

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $779,629 INTO FRIDAY AS ANTICIPATION GROWS FOR MANDATORY PAYOUT ON SATURDAY  WITH AN 11-RACE CARD SATURDAY THAT WILL INCLUDE THE $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY, SATURDAY’S TOTAL RAINBOW SIX JACKPOT POOL COULD EXCEED $3 MILLION  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2019)–With anticipation building for a potential $3 […]

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COURSE SPECIALIST CONQUEST TSUNAMI HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

COURSE SPECIALIST CONQUEST TSUNAMI HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2019)–Fresh off a rousing 4 ¼ length restricted stakes romp over the course, trainer Peter Miller’s Conquest Tsunami heads a field of seven older horses going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s […]

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HOLLENDORFER & BAFFERT SQUARE OFF AS KANTHAKA & AX MAN HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS   

HOLLENDORFER & BAFFERT SQUARE OFF AS KANTHAKA & AX MAN HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS   FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M. FOR 10-RACE CARD THAT INCLUDES FOUR GRADED STAKES   ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2019)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s Kanthaka and Bob Baffert’s Ax Man head-up a field of five older horses going […]

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LONG-FUSED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR BIDS FOR 6TH GRADED STAKES WIN IN FRIDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF 

LONG-FUSED ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR BIDS FOR 6TH GRADED STAKES WIN IN FRIDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF  TRAINED BY EURTON, VENERABLE 8-YEAR-OLD GELDING TO MAKE 32ND CAREER START           ARCADIA, Calif. (March 24, 2019)–With the attention of the racing world riveted on Santa Anita Park’s reopening this Friday, […]

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THE STRONACH GROUP & THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA REACH HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE HORSE SAFETY, WELFARE AND INTEGRITY OF HORSE RACING IN CALIFORNIA

THE STRONACH GROUP & THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA REACH HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE HORSE SAFETY, WELFARE AND INTEGRITY OF HORSE RACING IN CALIFORNIA Arcadia, CA (March 16, 2019) – Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) today reached an historic agreement to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders […]

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STATEMENT FROM BREEDERS’ CUP LIMITED

Like all of racing we are profoundly saddened by the loss of a life at any racetrack and we are heartbroken for those whose livelihoods are dedicated to the care of our horses. As an organization, the Breeders’ Cup stands for the highest levels of safety and integrity. We support the effort by The Stronach […]

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The Stronach Group Programs Carry Weight with Bettors

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Bettors have a new handicapping tool in their programs at all Stronach Group tracks – the weight of horses. The Stronach Group is the first Thoroughbred racetrack operator to include the weights of horses in the past performance lines of its handicapping programs. This includes Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK TO INSTITUTE NEW ENHANCED PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES

SANTA ANITA PARK TO INSTITUTE NEW ENHANCED PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES TO HELP ENSURE RACING AND TRAINING SAFETY AND INTEGRITY ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2019)–As a thorough evaluation of Santa Anita’s main track continues, The Stronach Group (TSG) has announced several new safety and welfare measures which will be put in place when racing resumes at Santa […]

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SANTA ANITA TO REOPEN INNER EXERCISE TRACK

SANTA ANITA TO REOPEN INNER EXERCISE TRACK Arcadia, CA – March 7, 2019 – Starting Friday, March 8, 2019, Santa Anita will reopen its inner exercise track to all horses stabled on the grounds.  That track, about six furlongs (3/4 of a mile) in circumference, is inside both the one mile main track and seven furlong […]

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PHOTOS AND B-ROLL AVAILABLE OF SANTA ANITA INSPECTION    

PHOTOS AND B-ROLL AVAILABLE OF SANTA ANITA INSPECTION     Arcadia, CA – March 7, 2019 – Highly respected California-based trackman Dennis Moore and Dr. Mick Peterson of Racing Services Testing Lab were at Santa Anita today to begin extensive testing of the one-mile main track. Before the formal process of testing the one-mile track can begin, at […]

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VETERAN TRACK EXPERT WILL BEGIN SANTA ANITA INSPECTION THURSDAY

VETERAN TRACK EXPERT WILL BEGIN SANTA ANITA INSPECTION THURSDAY        Arcadia, CA – March 6, 2019 – Highly respected track man Dennis Moore will begin extensive testing and a thorough review of the one-mile main track at Santa Anita tomorrow. Mr. Moore and Dr. Mick Peterson of the Racing Services Testing Lab will do […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS RACING AND TRAINING

SANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS RACING AND TRAINING   Grade I Santa Anita Handicap To Be Rescheduled        Arcadia, CA – March 5, 2019 – The Stronach Group announced the closure of Santa Anita Park for live racing and training effective immediately while the one-mile main track undergoes additional extensive testing. All stakes races scheduled for […]

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TOP TRACKMAN DENNIS MOORE RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AS TRACK CONSULTANT

TOP TRACKMAN DENNIS MOORE RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AS TRACK CONSULTANT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2019)–Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected Trackman Dennis Moore has been retained as a consultant and will be on-site this afternoon as an precautionary measure with regard to the condition of the one mile main track. Moore, 69, […]

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BAFFERT’S ROADSTER ‘BACK ON THE DERBY TRAIL’ FOLLOWING 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN FRIDAY’S $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE

BAFFERT’S ROADSTER ‘BACK ON THE DERBY TRAIL’ FOLLOWING 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN FRIDAY’S $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; RIDDEN BY SMITH, QUALITY ROAD COLT GETS MILE IN 1:37.53  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2019)–Idle since running third to eventual Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner Sept. 3, Bob Baffert’s Roadster returned to the […]

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 CLASSY EDWARDS GOING LEFT & UPSTART SURFING STAR HEADLINE SUNDAY’S $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT ONE MILE

CLASSY EDWARDS GOING LEFT & UPSTART SURFING STAR HEADLINE SUNDAY’S $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT ONE MILE RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2019)–Easily the leading money earner in the field, Edwards Going Left, along with up and coming Surfing Star, headline Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, […]

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SANTA ANITA’S MAIN TRACK DEEMED “ONE HUNDRED PERCENT READY” AS TRAINING & RACING TO RESUME ON THURSDAY 

SANTA ANITA’S MAIN TRACK DEEMED “ONE HUNDRED PERCENT READY” AS TRAINING & RACING TO RESUME ON THURSDAY  UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY’S DR. MICK PETERSON CONDUCTS EXTENSIVE GROUND RADAR TESTING WHICH CONFIRMS SOIL SAMPLES ARE CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT ONE MILE OVAL  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2019)–Santa Anita’s one mile main track, which has been closed to training for […]

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 LOVINGIER’S HOMEBRED SHOW IT N MOE IT PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN $100,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES AS BEJARANO & SHERLOCK TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:10.18

LOVINGIER’S HOMEBRED SHOW IT N MOE IT PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN $100,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES AS BEJARANO & SHERLOCK TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:10.18 RACE IS PART OF THE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2019)–Favored by a mere $104.00, Terry […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER SWELLS TO $382,001 HEADING INTO NINE-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER SWELLS TO $382,001 HEADING INTO NINE-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY; 52 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $2,969.75 $286,445 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY TODAY CONTRIBUTES TO TOTAL RAINBOW POOL OF $602,873 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2019)–Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot continues to build, as there […]

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 HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA DELIVERS HER 15TH CAREER WIN WITH 1 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES UNDER PRAT

HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA DELIVERS HER 15TH CAREER WIN WITH 1 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF 1:33.35  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2019)–A literal gem of consistency, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika rallied from well off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 […]

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CARMA ELECTS CANDACE CODER-CHEW AS BOARD PRESIDENT

CARMA Elects Candace Coder-Chew as Board President Leading Thoroughbred aftercare charity to be steered by life-long equestrian and businesswoman ARCADIA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2019 – The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for the retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, announced today that Candace Coder-Chew has been unanimously chosen board president. Nominated […]

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 EDDIE HASKELL UP TO WIN $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD OVER TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP STORMY LIBERAL AS ROSARIO & GLATT TEAM FOR NEW FIVE FURLONG TURF COURSE RECORD OF 55.06 

EDDIE HASKELL UP TO WIN $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD OVER TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP STORMY LIBERAL AS ROSARIO & GLATT TEAM FOR NEW FIVE FURLONG TURF COURSE RECORD OF 55.06  STORMY LIBERAL HAS VALID EXCUSE, AS HE STUMBLED SIGNIFICANTLY TURNING FOR HOME  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2019)–Eddie Haskell didn’t leave it […]

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KRIKORIAN’S HOMEBRED MUCHO UNUSUAL MUCH THE BEST AS SHE TAKES $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS GATE TO WIRE BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO

KRIKORIAN’S HOMEBRED MUCHO UNUSUAL MUCH THE BEST AS SHE TAKES $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS GATE TO WIRE BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, SHE GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.92 OAKS IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019)–Dismissed at odds of 10-1, […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $238,534 INTO PRESIDENT’S DAY, MONDAY AS SUNDAY’S TOTAL POOL REACHES $401,657 

 SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $238,534 INTO PRESIDENT’S DAY, MONDAY AS SUNDAY’S TOTAL POOL REACHES $401,657  ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2019)–With no single ticket winner on Sunday, there is a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover […]

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 SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $148,819.50 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA AS 41 CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $970.75  

 SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $131,757 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA AS 41 CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $970.75   ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019)–With the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes serving as its  headliner, there also is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover going into Saturday at Santa Anita […]

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APACHE PRINCESS, KOOKIE GAL & LAKERBALL ALL LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF 

APACHE PRINCESS, KOOKIE GAL & LAKERBALL ALL LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019)–Keith Desormeaux’s Apache Princess, Peter Miller’s Kookie Gal and Doug O’Neill’s Lakerball all loom large in Monday’s $200,000 […]

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  HOLLENDORFER’S GALILEAN & DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES

 HOLLENDORFER’S GALILEAN & DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019)–A neck shy of being unbeaten in three starts, Jerry Hollendorfer’s two-time stakes winner Galilean, along with trainer Keith Desormeaux’s […]

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DREAM TREE, ESCAPE CLAUSE, MARLEY’S FREEDOM & PARADISE WOODS HEADLINE STAR-STUDDED GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES ON SATURDAY 

DREAM TREE, ESCAPE CLAUSE, MARLEY’S FREEDOM & PARADISE WOODS HEADLINE STAR-STUDDED GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES ON SATURDAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2019)–In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 […]

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SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT HAS TWO WINNING TICKETS ON SATURDAY, EACH WORTH $56,382 AS THREE ‘LIVE’ HORSES IN THE LAST RACE AGAIN FAIL TO PRODUCE A SINGLE TICKET WINNER

  SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT HAS TWO WINNING TICKETS ON SATURDAY, EACH WORTH $56,382 AS THREE ‘LIVE’ HORSES IN THE LAST RACE AGAIN FAIL TO PRODUCE A SINGLE TICKET WINNER ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With just one exception, double digit payoffs were the order of the day in Santa Anita’s popular […]

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LONGSHOT PLATINUM WARRIOR PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES AS SADLER & FOLEY TEAM FOR MILE AND A QUARTER WIN ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 2:02.37 

LONGSHOT PLATINUM WARRIOR PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES AS SADLER & FOLEY TEAM FOR MILE AND A QUARTER WIN ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 2:02.37  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–The luck of the Irish carried the day in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at Santa […]

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IRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35

IRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With heavily favored River Boyne bottled up late, longshot True Valour rallied from off the […]

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CLASSY BELLAFINA PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES AS PRAT & CALLAGHAN TEAM FOR ONE MILE WIN IN 1:35.99 OVER ‘GOOD’ MAIN TRACK 

CLASSY BELLAFINA PREVAILS BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH IN GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES AS PRAT & CALLAGHAN TEAM FOR ONE MILE WIN IN 1:35.99 OVER ‘GOOD’ MAIN TRACK  CALLAGHAN INDICATES NEXT STOP FOR QUALITY ROAD FILLY IS GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS APRIL 6  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–On what developed into a […]

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BAFFERT HOLDS STRONG TWO-CARD HAND WITH COLISEUM & DESSMAN IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS  

 BAFFERT HOLDS STRONG TWO-CARD HAND WITH COLISEUM & DESSMAN IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019)–When it comes to Derby hopefuls, two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert is American racing’s undisputed “Go-To-Guy.”  Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes will provide yet another window into the […]

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 THRIVING & NEWLY ARRIVED GINGER NUT HEAD WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 SWEET LIFE STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

 THRIVING & NEWLY ARRIVED GINGER NUT HEAD WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 SWEET LIFE STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019)–A much improved third in her second U.S. start, English-bred Thriving, along with new arrival, Irish-bred Ginger Nut, head a field of six sophomore fillies […]

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WITH THREE ‘LIVE’ HORSES IN THE EIGHTH & FINAL RACE, THE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT NEARLY FALLS AT SANTA ANITA AS TWO WINNING TICKETS EACH PROVIDE A PAYOFF OF $20,461.50 

WITH THREE ‘LIVE’ HORSES IN THE EIGHTH & FINAL RACE, THE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT NEARLY FALLS AT SANTA ANITA AS TWO WINNING TICKETS EACH PROVIDE A PAYOFF OF $20,461.50  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2019)–With three “live” horses in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot heading into […]

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BAFFERT & BUG BOY ESPINOZA TEAM AT 25-1 TO TAKE $59,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGHTS WITH JUST A SMIDGE, WHO GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:37.53 OVER MAIN TRACK LISTED AS ‘GOOD’ 

BAFFERT & BUG BOY ESPINOZA TEAM AT 25-1 TO TAKE $59,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGHTS WITH JUST A SMIDGE, WHO GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:37.53 OVER MAIN TRACK LISTED AS ‘GOOD’  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2019)–Sent from the gate and in command for most of the one mile journey, Bob Baffert’s […]

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Epical

WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES ATTRACTS 13 RUNNERS; CASSIDY’S IMPROVING EPICAL LOOMS LARGE AS DOES BAFFERT’S DABSTER, WHO TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME AT 1 ¼ MILES

WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES ATTRACTS 13 RUNNERS; CASSIDY’S IMPROVING EPICAL LOOMS LARGE AS DOES BAFFERT’S DABSTER, WHO TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME AT 1 ¼ MILES SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019)–In what appears to be the best betting […]

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River Boyne Looms

  MULTIPLE GRADED WINNER RIVER BOYNE LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF 

 MULTIPLE GRADED WINNER RIVER BOYNE LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF  SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019)–A perfect six for six on the Santa Anita turf, trainer Jeff Mullins’ River Boyne looms a total […]

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Bellafina

 MIGHTY BELLAFINA HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT ONE MILE AS SHE STRETCHES OUT OFF OF DOMINANT WIN AT SEVEN FURLONGS 

 MIGHTY BELLAFINA HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT ONE MILE AS SHE STRETCHES OUT OFF OF DOMINANT WIN AT SEVEN FURLONGS  SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019)–Fresh off of a crushing 8 ½ length victory at seven furlongs, owner Kaleem Shah’s […]

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Battle of Midway and McKinzie

BATTLE OF MIDWAY TRADES PUNCHES WITH FAVORED MCKINZIE & EMERGES  A HALF LENGTH WINNER IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES; RIDDEN BY PRAT & TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:46.95 

BATTLE OF MIDWAY TRADES PUNCHES WITH FAVORED MCKINZIE & EMERGES  A HALF LENGTH WINNER IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES; RIDDEN BY PRAT & TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:46.95  RAINY CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTE TO 15 SCRATCHES IN THE RAINBOW SIX WHICH PRODUCES 18,764 WINNING TICKETS  ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2019)–With […]

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MANDATORY PAYOUT DUE TOMORROW IN SANTA ANITA’S SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; PROJECTED POOL OF MORE THAN $10 MILLION EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR GRABS

MANDATORY PAYOUT DUE TOMORROW IN SANTA ANITA’S SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; PROJECTED POOL OF MORE THAN $10 MILLION EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR GRABS SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD ON SATURDAY IS AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2019)–With an anticipated total live money pool of more than $10 […]

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SANTA ANITA TO GUARANTEE $2 MILLION IN FRIDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AS ALL SIGHTS REMAIN ON A MASSIVE MANDATORY PAYOUT THIS SATURDAY

 SANTA ANITA TO GUARANTEE $2 MILLION IN FRIDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AS ALL SIGHTS REMAIN ON A MASSIVE MANDATORY PAYOUT THIS SATURDAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019)–With a massive mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in Friday’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick […]

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Dining Sirona's

 FREE GENERAL ADMISSION AT SANTA ANITA FOR BIG GAME SUNDAY

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION AT SANTA ANITA FOR BIG GAME SUNDAY; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 9 RACE CARD IS AT 11 A.M. FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS TO BE OFFERED IN SIRONA’S SPORTS BAR AS RAMS FACE PATS IN ATLANTA ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019)–Santa Anita Park will offer fans free General Admission on Big […]

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McKinzie

 BAFFERT’S MCKINZIE & HOLLENDORFER’S BATTLE OF MIDWAY SQUARE OFF IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES 

 BAFFERT’S MCKINZIE & HOLLENDORFER’S BATTLE OF MIDWAY SQUARE OFF IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES  DABSTER, WHO ASSUMES ROLE OF ‘OTHER BAFFERT,’ ALSO RATES BIG CHANCE; FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD IS AT 12 NOON  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2019)–Two of America’s best older horses, McKinzie and Battle […]

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Gunmetal Gray

 HOLLENDORFER’S GUNMETAL GRAY & BAFFERT’S MUCHO GUSTO HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

HOLLENDORFER’S GUNMETAL GRAY & BAFFERT’S MUCHO GUSTO HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES FIRST POST TIME AT 12 NOON; WINNER TO RECEIVE 10 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2019)–In a key prep to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby April 7, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Gunmetal Gray […]

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 WITH ALL SIGHTS SET ON A POTENTIAL $20 MILLION MANDATORY PAYOUT POOL NEXT SATURDAY, SANTA ANITA WILL GUARANTEE $2 MILLION IN THURSDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT 

 WITH ALL SIGHTS SET ON A POTENTIAL $20 MILLION MANDATORY PAYOUT POOL NEXT SATURDAY, SANTA ANITA WILL GUARANTEE $2 MILLION IN THURSDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POPULAR 20 CENT WAGER HAS GENERATED AVERAGE CONSOLATION PAYOUTS OF $7,893.20 THROUGH 20 RACING DAYS DATING BACK TO DEC. 26 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2019)–Rainbow […]

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Kent Desormeaux

HALL OF FAMER DESORMEAUX GETS 6,000TH CAREER WIN IN SANTA ANITA’S FIRST RACE ABOARD CASSIDY-TRAINED X S GOLD

HALL OF FAMER DESORMEAUX GETS 6,000TH CAREER WIN IN SANTA ANITA’S FIRST RACE ABOARD CASSIDY-TRAINED X S GOLD; 48-YEAR-OLD CAJUN NATIVE NOW RANKS 19TH ALL TIME  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2019)–As he’s done literally thousands of times throughout his Hall of Fame career, Louisiana-born Kent Desormeaux saved his best for when it counted on Sunday at Santa […]

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SANTA ANITA GUARANTEES $2 MILLION IN SUNDAY’S SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST FOR 10-RACE CARD IS AT 12 P.M.

SANTA ANITA GUARANTEES $2 MILLION IN SUNDAY’S SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST FOR 10-RACE CARD IS AT 12 P.M. $354,642 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY HELPS CREATE SATURDAY LIVE MONEY POOL OF $1.6 MILLION; 36 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $5,226  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2019)–With $354,642 in “new” money wagered into […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 97 Bettors $1,314.90 Each

Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 97 Bettors $1,314.90 Each LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 97 bettors across the country $1,314.90 each. The shortest price winner came at Gulfstream Park in Uno Mas Modelo ($3.40) and the longest price occurred in the final leg at Golden […]

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 CALIFORNIA-BRED STREAK OF LUCK RALLIES TO TAKE $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH

CALIFORNIA-BRED STREAK OF LUCK RALLIES TO TAKE $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; RONCELLI HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY CHEW, GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.94 WINNER BANKS $52,260, $12,060 OF WHICH IS FROM CAL-BRED INCENTIVE FUND ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019)–The lone California-bred in the field, the Roncelli Family Trust’s homebred […]

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR 52ND ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THURSDAY, JAN. 31; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & THE BILL HARTACK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 

SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR 52ND ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THURSDAY, JAN. 31; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & THE BILL HARTACK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION  TIP-OFF SET FOR 7:05 P.M. AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA; HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS DESORMEAUX, PINCAY, SMITH, SOLIS & STEVENS ALL AVAILABLE FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION AT […]

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 CONQUEST TSUNAMI, EDDIE HASKELL, HUNT & SECRETARY AT WAR HEAD FIELD OF NINE IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS OVER DOWNHILL TURF COURSE

CONQUEST TSUNAMI, EDDIE HASKELL, HUNT & SECRETARY AT WAR HEAD FIELD OF NINE IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS OVER DOWNHILL TURF COURSE FIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY IS AT 12 NOON  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019)–Owner Gary Barber’s Conquest Tsunami heads a solid field of nine […]

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DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF 

 DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2019)–Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s late running Irish Heatwave will head a field of seven […]

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S Y SKY, CORDIALITY & BARBARA BEATRICE HEAD SOLID FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

S Y SKY, CORDIALITY & BARBARA BEATRICE HEAD SOLID FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS;  SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR AN 11-RACE CARD AT SANTA ANITA IS AT […]

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LIVE RACING RESUMES AT SANTA ANITA ON FRIDAY WITH $2 MILLION GUARANTEED IN THE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT  WITH $419,616 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY WAGERED TODAY

LIVE RACING RESUMES AT SANTA ANITA ON FRIDAY WITH $2 MILLION GUARANTEED IN THE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT  WITH $419,616 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY WAGERED TODAY, LIVE MONEY POOL REACHES $1,558,942 RESULTING IN 98 CONSOLATION WINNERS, EACH WORTH $2,299 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2019)–Live racing will resume with a nine-race card on Friday […]

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CLASSY ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, MARCKIE’S WATER & HE WILL HEAD WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES IN THE $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILE ON TURF THIS SATURDAY

CLASSY ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, MARCKIE’S WATER & HE WILL HEAD WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES IN THE $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILE ON TURF THIS SATURDAY  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2019)–Classy millionaire Ashleyluvssugar, upstart Marckie’s Water, defending […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA UNLEASHES FURIOUS STRETCH RALLY TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS

HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA UNLEASHES FURIOUS STRETCH RALLY TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY PRAT AND TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:34.82 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2019)–Aided by some unexpected early pace pressure to the eventual runner-up, heavily favored Vasilika came rolling from off […]

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SANTA ANITA PARK GUARANTEES $2 MILLION SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT INTO MONDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, AS SUNDAY’S RAINBOW SIX GENERATES $520,286 IN ‘NEW MONEY’ 

SANTA ANITA PARK GUARANTEES $2 MILLION SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT INTO MONDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, AS SUNDAY’S RAINBOW SIX GENERATES $520,286 IN ‘NEW MONEY’  SUNDAY’S LIVE MONEY RAINBOW POOL EXCEEDS $1.5 MILLION; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD ON MONDAY IS AT 12 NOON  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, […]

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 REIGNING ECLIPSE AWARD SPRINTER ROY H CRUISES TO FOUR LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES AS MILLER & LOPEZ TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG SCORE IN RAPID 1:08.89 

REIGNING ECLIPSE AWARD SPRINTER ROY H CRUISES TO FOUR LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES AS MILLER & LOPEZ TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG SCORE IN RAPID 1:08.89 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2019)–Two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Roy H added to his lengthy list of laurels on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he literally […]

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OLD No. 98: Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear is flanked by jockeys Agapito Delgadillo and Geovanni Franco as he accepts congratulations on his 98th birthday

OLD No. 98:  Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear is flanked by jockeys Agapito Delgadillo and Geovanni Franco as he accepts congratulations on his 98th birthday in the Winner’s Circle following Friday’s 6th race.  A London, England native, Shear adheres to a faithful workout regimen that includes 30 pushups each morning.

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SANTA ANITA CANCELS THURSDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD AS ARCADIA AREA CONTINUES TO BE HIT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL

SANTA ANITA CANCELS THURSDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD AS ARCADIA AREA CONTINUES TO BE HIT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL, LOCAL FLOODING SANTA ANITA OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION & PARKING FOR SIMULCAST WAGERING ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2019)–Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park has cancelled Thursday’s eight-race card, […]

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SANTA ANITA OFFERS FANS HEFTY SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $883,200 INTO THURSDAY; TOTAL JACKPOT POOL ON SUNDAY EXCEEDED $1.1 MILLION

SANTA ANITA OFFERS FANS HEFTY SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $883,200 INTO THURSDAY; TOTAL JACKPOT POOL ON SUNDAY EXCEEDED $1.1 MILLION AS 11 CONSOLATION TICKETS WITH SIX WINNERS EACH PAY $18,029 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2019)–For the 13th consecutive racing day, there was no 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot winner at Santa […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $733,991 INTO SATURDAY AS $310,651 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY HELPS CREATE TOTAL FRIDAY POOL OF $973,522 

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $733,991 INTO SATURDAY AS $310,651 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY HELPS CREATE TOTAL FRIDAY POOL OF $973,522 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2019)–With a nine-race card on tap for Saturday, a 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $733,991 will await fans at Santa Anita, with first post time […]

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38 Winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 Each Take Home $3,864 

38 Winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 Each Take Home $3,864 LAUREL, MD – There were 38 winners in Friday’s Stronach 5, each receiving $3,864.50.                The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, started with Tiger Eyes ($11) winning the ninth race at […]

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MILLER’S 1-2 PUNCH OF BELVOIR BAY & PAINTING CORNERS & SADLER’S SELCOURT, HEAD FIELD OF NINE DISTAFFERS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF 

MILLER’S 1-2 PUNCH OF BELVOIR BAY & PAINTING CORNERS & SADLER’S SELCOURT, HEAD FIELD OF NINE DISTAFFERS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019)–Trainer Peter Miller appears to be holding a pair of aces at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa […]

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CANADIEN-BRED ESCAPE CLAUSE, TRUE ROYALTY, LEMOONA & K P WILDCAT  ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES 

CANADIEN-BRED ESCAPE CLAUSE, TRUE ROYALTY, LEMOONA & K P WILDCAT  ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019)–A Cinderella story from the plains of western Canada, Owner/trainer Don Schnell’s Escape Clause, a winner of nine consecutive races from June 8 through Nov. 9 of […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED BELLAFINA ROMPS BY 8 ½ LENGTHS IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22 FLAT 

HEAVILY FAVORED BELLAFINA ROMPS BY 8 ½ LENGTHS IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22 FLAT  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6 ,2019)–Her magnificent stride silhouetted against a striking afternoon sun at Santa Anita, heavily favored Bellafina made short work of four rivals in taking Sunday’s Grade […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $532,695 INTO SUNDAY; A TOTAL OF 21 TICKETS WITH SIX WINNERS EACH WORTH $9,459

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $532,695 INTO SUNDAY; A TOTAL OF 21 TICKETS WITH SIX WINNERS EACH WORTH $9,459 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot continues to grow, as there is a Jackpot carryover of $532,695 into Sunday’s nine-race program, which is set […]

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XPRESSBET CUSTOMERS NOW PROVIDED LIST OF XBTV VIDEO WORKOUTS FROM SANTA ANITA & GULFSTREAM PARK ON HORSES ENTERED AT TRACKS AROUND THE COUNTRY 

XPRESSBET CUSTOMERS NOW PROVIDED LIST OF XBTV VIDEO WORKOUTS FROM SANTA ANITA & GULFSTREAM PARK ON HORSES ENTERED AT TRACKS AROUND THE COUNTRY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2019)–For the first time ever, Xpressbet, one of America’s largest Account Deposit Wagering (ADW) platforms, is offering an exclusive list of horses entered at major tracks around the […]

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CALLAGHAN’S BELLAFINA & BAFFERT’S MOTHER MOTHER HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

CALLAGHAN’S BELLAFINA & BAFFERT’S MOTHER MOTHER HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS  WINNER TO RECEIVE 10 QUALIFYING POINTS TO GRADE I KENTUCKY OAKS MAY 3 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2018)–Both Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, a Grade I winner two starts back, and Bob Baffert’s up and coming Mother Mother, cut back […]

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BAFFERT’S COLISEUM & HOLLENDORFER’S GUNMETAL GRAY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SHAM STAKES AS DERBY HOPEFULS GO ONE MILE

WINNER TO RECEIVE 10 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Coliseum and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Gunmetal Gray head a field of seven sophomores going a flat mile in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.  The Sham, named for the winner of the 1973 Santa Anita Derby who was subsequently […]

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“A Candid Conversation” with trainer John Sadler

In the lead up to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park, XBTV and Santa Anita Park sat down with trainer John Sadler to discuss his path to success, his thoughts on winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Horse of the Year candidate and Pegasus contender, Accelerate.   Links to accompanying video featurettes […]

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LAROCCO ASSUMES TRACK SUPERINTENDENT DUTIES & SPETNAGEL NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS AS SANTA ANITA PROMOTES FROM WITHIN 

LAROCCO ASSUMES TRACK SUPERINTENDENT DUTIES & SPETNAGEL NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS AS SANTA ANITA PROMOTES FROM WITHIN  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2018)–Santa Anita Park has announced that a pair of longtime employees, Andy LaRocco and Jason Spetnagel, have been promoted to Track Superintendent and Vice President Operations, respectively, as the track continues to draw from […]

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SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET OFF TO ROLLICKING START AS ALL-SOURCES HANDLE OF $20.4 MILLION ESTABLISHES ALL-TIME OPENING DAY RECORD

SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET OFF TO ROLLICKING START AS ALL-SOURCES HANDLE OF $20.4 MILLION ESTABLISHES ALL-TIME OPENING DAY RECORD;         ON-TRACK CROWD OF 41,373 WITNESSES WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING MCKINZIE’S 4 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I MALIBU STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2018)–Santa Anita Park’s 2018-19 Winter Meeting got off to a record-breaking start on […]

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SPEEDSTERS FAHAN MURA & ESCAPE CLAUSE RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF EIGHT DISTAFFERS ENGAGED AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

RACE NAMED IN HONOR OF LATE HALL OF FAME CONDITIONER BOBBY FRANKEL   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2018)–A pair of speedsters, Pennsylvania-bred Fahan Mura and Manitoba-Canadian-bred Escape Clause would appear to rate good chances in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes.  Named in honor of the legendary late Hall of Fame conditioner, the […]

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SANTA ANITA MARKETING TEAM PREMIERES ‘TIMELESS TRADITION’ OPENING DAY COMMERCIAL IN PREPARATION FOR THE 82ND WINTER MEETING AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

Fans of all ages can appreciate the history, status, and glory that comes with being a true champion at Santa Anita Park in this homage to the past with a nod towards the future  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2018)–In a modern take on the legendary past of Santa Anita Park, the Marketing Team has constructed […]

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH OPENING DAY ‘WHISKEY IN WINTER’ EVENT IN LEGENDARY CHANDELIER ROOM ON DECEMBER 26

SANTA ANITA TO LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH OPENING DAY ‘WHISKEY IN WINTER’ EVENT IN LEGENDARY CHANDELIER ROOM ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26 FIRST POST TIME FOR STAR-STUDDED 10-RACE PROGRAM IS AT 11:30 A.M.                 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2018)–With world class racing the order of the day Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park will get the […]

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LEGENDARY SANTA ANITA-BASED CINEMATOGRAPHER JOE BURNHAM NAMED TO NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING’S JOE HIRSCH MEDIA ROLL OF HONOR

ALONG WITH LA-BASED GIL STRATTON & HARRY HENSON, BURNHAM HELPED TO ENGAGE AN ENTIRE GENERATION OF RACING FANS VIA SATURDAY AFTERNOON TELECASTS ON KNXT CHANNEL 2   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2018)–Long held in the highest regard within the racing community both locally and on a national scale, Santa Anita-based cinematographer Joe Burnham, who passed […]

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CARMA CALCUTTA PROVIDES THOROUGHBRED INSPIRATION

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization for the welfare of retired racehorses, again hosted its annual Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show on the first weekend of December at Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.   With over 100 Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds competing in Jumpers, Hunters, Dressage, Western, Gymkhana, and Showmanship, the […]

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SANTA ANITA TO HOST BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL OPENING DAY, DECEMBER 26

SANTA ANITA TO HOST BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL OPENING DAY, DEC. 26;  GRANDSTAND APRON EVENT TO INCLUDE GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS, BEER & CIDER TASTINGS, FIVE DOLLAR WAGERING VOUCHER & MORE   SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS ON SEVERAL PACKAGES AVAILABLE IF PURCHASED ONLINE BY DECEMBER 14   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2018)–In addition to world class racing, fans […]

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TRADITIONAL SANTA ANITA WALL CALENDAR & MATHIS BROTHERS PLUSH THOROUGHBRED TOY GIVEAWAY HEAD LONG LIST OF ATTRACTIONS AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE ON OPENING DAY, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

MATHIS BROTHERS FURNITURE & SANTA ANITA PARK TO ALSO DONATE $10,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2018)–In addition to world-class racing, Santa Anita Park will offer fans a wide array of enticing incentives, including its traditional wall calendar and Mathis Brothers Furniture plush Thoroughbred toy giveaway on opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26. […]

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SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET CONDITION BOOK ONE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE & IN SANTA ANITA RACING OFFICE; WITH OPENING DAY SET FOR DEC. 26, 13-DAY OFFERING INCLUDES 16 STAKES, 12 OF THEM GRADED WITH THREE GRADE I’s

WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 11:30 A.M., GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA, AS WELL AS GRADE II SAN ANTONIO & GRADE II MATHIS BROTHERS MILE, HEAD OPENING DAY 10-RACE PROGRAM   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2018)–With opening day three weeks away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One […]

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LUCRATIVE SANTA ANITA ‘SHIP & STAY’ PROGRAM TO REWARD TRAINERS WHO BRING OUT OF STATE HORSES TO RUN AT UPCOMING WINTER/SPRING MEET BEGINNING OPENING DAY, DECEMBER 26

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2018)–With opening day fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced its “Ship & Stay” program for out of state horses running at the upcoming 2018-19 Winter/Spring Meeting.  This announcement has been made in conjunction with the issuance of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One, which will […]

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CARMA TO HOST ANNUAL THOROUGHBRED HOLIDAY CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT LA EQUESTRIAN CENTER IN BURBANK

 PAIR OF SAN LUIS REY DOWNS FIRE SURVIVORS TO COMPETE ONE YEAR AFTER DEVASTATING BLAZE   ARCADIA, (Dec. 3, 2018)–The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will stage its annual two-day Thoroughbred Holiday Classic this Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.  In addition, the Calcutta, where jockeys and trainers will be […]

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GOOD NEWS!  SANTA ANITA OVERNIGHT PURSES SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN RECENTLY CONCLUDED AUTUMN MEET AS THE GREAT RACE PLACE APPROACHES TRADITIONAL WINTER MEET OPENER ON DEC. 26

SANTA ANITA CONDITION BOOK ‘ONE’ WILL BE ONLINE TUESDAY, HARD COPIES TO BE AVAILABLE IN SANTA ANITA RACING OFFICE WEDNESDAY MORNING   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2018)–With its traditional Winter Meet opener fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced substantial purse increases for all of its overnight races, with some categories […]

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FRANK MIRAHMADI TO ASSUME SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCING DUTIES BEGINNING OPENING DAY, DEC. 26;  POPULAR L.A. NATIVE WILL ALSO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN MANY PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2018)–Frank Mirahmadi, a well-known and popular figure in racing circles from coast to coast, has been named Santa Anita Park’s permanent announcer and will assume his duties high atop the Grandstand beginning opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26. Having just completed his fourth season as the track announcer at Monmouth Park, Mirahmadi […]

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SANTA ANITA SALUTES ALL-TIME GREAT HALL OF FAME JOCKEY GARY STEVENS UPON HIS RETIREMENT; CALDWELL, IDAHO NATIVE WON A RECORD NINE SANTA ANITA DERBIES

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2018)–His place amongst racing’s all-time greats well assured, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, 55, announced his retirement from the saddle earlier today in an interview with Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman. Although the Caldwell, Idaho native has retired and come back to riding multiple times, he told Privman, that due […]

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SERVICES SET FOR POPULAR SANTA ANITA BROADCAST STAFFER LOU VILLASENOR, AS ROSARY IN HIS HONOR TO BE HELD NOV. 27 & FUNERAL MASS NOV. 28 AT NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, IN EL MONTE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2018)–Memorial services for popular Santa Anita Broadcast Department staffer Lou Villasenor have been scheduled for Nov. 27 & 28 at Nativity Catholic Church in nearby El Monte. Felled by a heart attack on his way to work Nov. 15, Villasenor, who would have been 59 on  Dec. 13, resided with family […]

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VOTING NOW OPEN FOR 2018 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

International Appeal, Spectacular Performances Hail Nominees of Ninth Annual Award   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Online voting is now open for the ninth annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award.  Created by Secretariat’s late owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and […]

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER ALL CURRENT FIRST RESPONDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES FREE ADMISSION, AN ICE SKATING SESSION, AND PICTURE WITH SANTA CLAUS OPENING WEEKEND OF INAUGURAL WINTERFEST EVENT BEGINNING NOV. 23.

FIRST RESPONDERS PROVIDING VALID I.D. WILL RECEIVE AMENITIES COURTESY OF THE ODD MARKET, AMUSE MATTE HOLIDAY PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE STRONACH GROUP FOR THEIR FAMILIES TO ENJOY THE FIRST-EVER WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2018)–In an effort to thank the men and women working tirelessly to combat the […]

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ONLINE PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW FOR SANTA ANITA’S INAUGURAL WINTERFEST, WHICH WILL DEBUT ON FRIDAY, NOV. 23

WINTERFEST PACKAGES AVAILABLE AT SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS WHEN VISITING THE WINTERFEST EVENT PAGE ON SANTAANITA.COM.   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2018)–Online packages are available now for Santa Anita’s first-ever Winterfest, which will bring a veritable Winter Wonderland to the track’s spacious Infield Area. Offerings  will include ice skating (on real ice!), a Christmas Tree lot, Santa’s Village […]

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2018 SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET MEDIA POLL

Horse of the Meet: Accelerate Sprinter: Roy H Older Horse: Accelerate Older Filly/Mare: Vasilika Claimer: Lead Star Grass Horse: Liam the Charmer Grass Filly/Mare: Vasilika 3-Year-Old: River Boyne 3-Year-Old Filly: Toinette Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer/Peter Miller Jockey: Flavien Prat Apprentice Jockey: Assael Espinoza Race of the Meet: Awesome Again, Grade I Owner: Hronis Racing Achievement: Rafael […]

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SANTA ANITA POSTS GAINS IN ON-TRACK & OVERALL HANDLE AS 22-DAY AUTUMN MEET DRAWS TO A CLOSE; 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT KEYS HUGE CLOSING DAY AS POPULAR WAGER ATTRACTS $7.8 MILLION TOTAL POOL

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2018)–With a staggering $6,746,114 in “new money” wagered, Santa Anita’s closing day 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot amounted to a total of $7,888,308 by fifth race post time, ensuring a massive all sources pari-mutuel pool of $18,948,679 on Sunday, which helped the track post increases in both on-track and all […]

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FAVORED RIVER BOYNE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 TWILIGHT DERBY BY A HALF LENGTH AS PRAT & MULLINS TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILE TURF WIN IN 1:46.70

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2018)–Finding his best stride late, Irish-bred River Boyne was up to win Sunday’s closing day Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita by a half length under leading rider Flavien Prat.  Trained by Jeff Mullins and owned by Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho Temescal, LLC, River Boyne got a […]

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HOLLENDORFER’S VASILIKA WINS HER EIGHTH IN A ROW AS SHE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY PRAT, SHE GETS FLAT MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.49

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2018)–Claimed nine starts back for $40,000 on Feb. 11, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika won for the eighth consecutive time today at Santa Anita, as she rallied to take the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by 1 ½ lengths as the even money favorite.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter […]

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STAGE SET FOR MASSIVE CLOSING DAY RAINBOW PICK SIX ‘LIVE MONEY’ POOL THAT COULD EXCEED $7 MILLION IN SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 11 A.M. FOR 10-RACE CARD

$1,143,194 JACKPOT CARRYOVER SHOULD SPUR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MANDATORY PAYOUT POOL   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2018)–With a mandatory payout in place and a “live money” carryover of $1,143,194 setting Santa Anita’s pari-mutuel table, it is expected Sunday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot could exceed $7 million by fifth race post time, which has been […]

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FAVORED CRUEL INTENTION POSTS GAME NECK VICTORY IN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE; TRAINED BY BAFFERT, HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.82 AND PROVIDES ROMAN WITH HIS SECOND STAKES WIN ON THE DAY

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2018)–In what quickly developed into a two-horse race, Bob Baffert’s Cruel Intention bested Jerry Hollendorfer’s Galilean by a neck as they finished some 16 lengths clear of their competition in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile at Santa […]

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STORM THE HILL ROLLS LATE TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN THE HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.13

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2018)–With a fast pace to run at, Storm the Hill was content to lag far back early and ramble late, as she easily overhauled favored Painting Corners to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ¾ lengths under Rafael Bejarano.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, […]

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TALENTED GIVE ME A HINT REMAINS UNBEATEN AS SHE OVERCOMES RAIL POST TO WIN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ROMAN; TRAINED BY HESS, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:26.45

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2018)–A winner of her previous two starts by a combined 15 ¾ lengths, trainer Bob Hess’s Give Me a Hint overcame her rail post position in a field of nine 2-year-old fillies and rolled to an emphatic […]

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FRENCH CONNECTION STRIKES AS BLANC GUIDES KENCUMIN TO HALF LENGTH WIN IN $70,000 LURE STAKES; TRAINED BY EURTON, FRENCH-BRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.59

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2018)–A pair of French-breds, jockey Brice Blanc and 4-year-old colt Kencumin controlled proceedings in Friday’s $70,000 Lure Stakes at Santa Anita, as they teamed for a hard-fought half length win while covering a flat mile on turf in 1:33.59.  Trained by Peter Eurton, who was away to saddle horses at Churchill […]

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CLASSY TOINETTE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY DRYSDALE, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.11

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2018)–Idle since early July, trainer Neil Drysdale’s Toinette came back running in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita, as she rallied boldly turning for home en route to an authoritative 2 ¼ length win over favored Ms Bad Behavior.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, the 3-year-old daughter of […]

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GUTIERREZ GUIDES LONGSHOT MARKIE’S WATER TO ONE LENGTH WIN IN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; TRAINED BY BALTAS, HE GETS MILE AND A QUARTER ON TURF IN 1:59.46

CALIFORNIA-BRED COLT BY TRIBAL RULE PICKS UP $9,540 INCENTIVE BONUS     ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2018)–Some early morning advice paid a healthy dividend for jockey Mario Gutierrez late this afternoon at Santa Anita, as the 32-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico guided longshot Markie’s Water to a one length win in the day’s $53,000 allowance […]

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SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT OF $817,542 AWAITS FANS ON SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON FOR 11-RACE CARD

AVERAGE FIELD SIZE AT 10.3 RUNNERS; POPULAR 20 CENT BET STARTS WITH RACE SIX AT 2:39 P.M. PT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2018)–For the 17th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Friday, creating a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $817,542 into Saturday. With an 11-race […]

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SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT SWELLS TO $769,417; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE PROGRAM ON FRIDAY IS AT 1 P.M.

TWO DOLLAR BEERS, SIX DOLLAR SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, FREE PARKING & ADMISSION ALL OFFERED   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2018)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved for the 16th consecutive racing day on Thursday, creating a hefty Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $769,417 into Friday. With a Jackpot carryover of $724,807 coming […]

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COMEBACKING TOINETTE HEADS GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF THIS SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; MS BAD BEHAVIOR, WEST PALM BEACH, STREAK OF LUCK & SO HI SOCIETY ALSO PROMINENT IN FIELD OF 14

WITH 11 RACES ON SATURDAY PROGRAM, THERE IS AN EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2018)–A highly regarded winner of three out her five starts, trainer Neil Drysdale’s Toinette, idle since July 7, heads a competitive field of 14 sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, […]

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SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT CONTINUES BUILD AS THERE IS A JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $724,807 INTO THURSDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2018)–For the 15th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six went unsolved today, creating a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $724,807 into Thursday’s eight-race program. With a Jackpot carryover of $662,512 priming the pari-mutuel pump, there was $272,095 in “new money” bet into Sunday’s Jackpot, […]

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WITH STEVENS AT THE CONTROLS, SPARKY VILLE RALLIES TO WIN $70,000 SUNNY SLOPE STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; TRAINED BY BONDE, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.56

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2018)–Well beaten in graded stakes company in his last two starts, trainer Jeff Bonde’s Sparky Ville, who was gelded less than a month ago, showed marked improvement in today’s $70,000 Sunny Slope Stakes, as he rallied under Gary Stevens to win by 1 ¼ lengths while getting 6 ½ furlongs in […]

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BRANDOTHEBARTENDER POSTS UPSET IN CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP

RALLIES FROM FOURTH TO DEFEAT ODDS-ON RICHARD’S BOY BY A LENGTH ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2018)–Brandothebartender, claimed for $40,000 three races back, took advantage of a record-setting pace and rallied from next to last in a field of five to upset 3-10 favorite Richard’s Boy and capture Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap by a length […]

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TRAINED BY MARQUEZ, LATE RUNNING STARTING BLOC RALLIES WITH BEJARANO TO WIN $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS HE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.11

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2018)–Trainer Alfredo Marquez was all smiles in the Santa Anita Winner’s Circle following Friday’s sixth race, as his Starting Bloc rallied from last to take the day’s $51,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 4-year-old colt by More Than Ready got a mile and […]

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SPEEDY SPIN ME A KISS SECURES HALF LENGTH WIN OVER FAVORED DOMINATING WOMAN IN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; D’AMATO & MALDONADO TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG TURF WIN IN 1:11.77

CALIFORNIA-BRED WINNER BAGS CAL-BRED BONUS OF $9,540 IN OPEN COMPANY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2018)–Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, California-bred Spin Me a Kiss pressured favored Dominating Woman from the opening bell and prevailed by a half length in Thursday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun […]

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FRIDAY’S STRONACH 5 ALL-STAR TICKET

            LAUREL, MD (Oct. 18, 2018) – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $50,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature five races – including three on the turf – from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields with 56 entries. Track analysts Michelle Yu at Santa […]

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TALENTED COMEBACKERS RICHARD’S BOY, TRIBALIST & EDDIE HASKELL HEADLINE SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT FIVE FURLONGS ON THE SANTA ANITA TURF

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2018)–Fresh and ready.  That pretty much sums up Saturday’s closing arguments for three top turf sprinters, Peter Miller’s Richard’s Boy, Blake Heap’s Tribalist and Mark Glatt’s Eddie Haskell, as they head a field of six 3-year-olds and […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED CHASING YESTERDAY UP TO WIN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BAFFERT, SUMMER WIND  HOMEBRED GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.86

WINNER IS A HALF SISTER TO TRIPLE CROWN WINNER AMERICAN PHAROAH   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2018)–A return to the home-front proved an elixir for heavily favored Chasing Yesterday, as she ran down talented It’sjustanillusion late to win Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke.  A chestnut […]

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SANTA ANITA RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $450,619.30 INTO SUNDAY; 134 WINNING TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $827.80

ALTHOUGH TODAY’S RAINBOW SIX WAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY 16 SURFACE-RELATED SCRATCHES, TURF & DIRT CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO NORMAL ON SUNDAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2018)–For the 10th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $450,619.30. […]

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LOVE A HONEYBADGER GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; TRAINED BY MILLER, BUSHWACKER FILLY GETS FIVE FURLONGS in 56.56 ON MAIN TRACK LISTED AS ‘GOOD’

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2018)–In a race originally scheduled for turf, trainer Peter Miller’s Love a Honeybadger relished a main track listed as “good” as she repelled a stubborn challenge by favored S Y Sky to take Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff […]

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FAVORED AMUSE COMES OFF BENCH TO TAKE SANTA ANITA $50,000 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY MANDELLA, SHE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.43

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2018)–Unraced since running fourth at first asking on July 21, the Richard Mandella-trained Amuse made short work of seven rivals in taking Santa Anita’s $50,000 maiden special weight feature by 5 ¼ lengths Friday as she shortened up in distance and transitioned to dirt with aplomb, getting six furlongs under Mike […]

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COMEBACKING S Y SKY, LOVE A HONEYBADGER & HELEN’S TIGER HEAD WIDE-OPEN FIELD OF 11 FILLIES & MARES IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP AT FIVE FURLONGS ON SANTA ANITA TURF

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2018)–Trainer Phil D’Amato’s comebacking multiple stakes winner S Y Sky, Peter Miller’s Love a Honeybadger and Doug O’Neill’s Helen’s Tiger head a wide-open field of 11 fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $100,000 […]

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WITH TWO ‘LIVE’ TICKETS IN MONDAY’S 10TH & FINAL RACE, ONE TICKET MISSES LIFE CHANGING $500,000 SCORE BY JUST ONE HALF LENGTH IN SANTA ANITA’S POPULAR 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT

JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $364,450.75 AWAITS FANS ON FRIDAY WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2018)–For the second time in eight racing days, a life-changing score appeared on the precipice at Santa Anita, as there were two “live” tickets in the track’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot going […]

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KING OF SPEED RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER STEVENS; TRAINED BY BONDE, SON OF JIMMY CREED GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.35

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2018)–With Gary Stevens at the controls, rapidly improving King of Speed notched his second consecutive stakes win as he rallied boldly through the lane to take Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Much Better.  Trained by Jeff Bonde, King of Speed got a […]

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LAKERBALL POSTS MAJOR UPSET AS SHE TAKES $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY A HEAD IN GATE TO WIRE FASHION UNDER GUTIERREZ; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.23

LONE CALIFORNIA-BRED PROVIDES FRESHMAN SIRE LAKERVILLE WITH HIS FIRST STAKES WINNER   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2018)–At 33-1, the longest shot in a field of six juvenile fillies in Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita, Lakerball sped to the lead from her outside post and held sway throughout under Mario Gutierrez, winning by […]

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SPEEDY FAHAN MURA TAKES $70,000 SWINGTIME STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER MALDONADO; TRAINED BY CERIN, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:32.77

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2018)–Breaking from post 10 in a field of 11 fillies and mares three and up, Pennsylvania-bred Fahan Mura rocketed to the early lead in Sunday’s $70,000 Swingtime Stakes under Edwin Maldonado and never looked back, prevailing by three quarters of a length while smoking a flat mile over the Santa Anita […]

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SANTA ANITA RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT GUARANTEE OF $500,000 AWAITS FANS ON COLUMBUS DAY, MONDAY AS 20 CENT MINIMUM WAGER OFF TO TREMENDOUS START THROUGH FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF RACING

MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITA WITH ONE BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2018)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot will no doubt be the object of considerable attention for a good many racegoers on Columbus Day, Monday at The Great Race Place, as […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED SKYE DIAMONDS RUNS DOWN FAVORED ANONYMITY TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY SPAWR, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.56

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2018)–Winless in her last six starts, California-bred Skye Diamonds stalked the early pace and turned on the jets at the top of the Santa Anita stretch as she ran down favored Anonymity in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained […]

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$1 MILLION GUARANTEED IN SUNDAY’S 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT SANTA ANITA; NEW WAGER CONTINUES TO THRIVE AS TWO TICKETS HIT FOR SIX WINNERS EACH ON SATURDAY & PAY $71,169

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2018)–With the three-day Columbus Day weekend hitting the midway point, Santa Anita will again guarantee $1 million in Sunday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool.  The 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six, which enables players to cover 10-times as many horses than the original two dollar Pick Six, appears to be […]

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Q + A WITH JOCKEY DRAYDEN VAN DYKE

23-year-old jockey Drayden Van Dyke recently met with Santa Anita’s Zoe Cadman and Alexis Garske for observations from one of So-Cal’s brightest young stars, well on his way to becoming one of racing’s signature riders.   Much has been made of the mentors who have guided you, but what have you learned on your own? […]

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ECLIPSE CHAMP ROY H TAKES GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER LOPEZ; TRAINED BY MILLER, HE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN A SIZZLING 1:09.09

RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFIER TO GRADE I BC SPRINT NOV. 4   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2018)–Favored Roy H stalked his prey while a close third heading into the far turn, floated primary rival Ransom the Moon five-wide at the top of the stretch and successfully defended his title […]

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LONGSHOT ITS GONNA HURT STAMPS HIS TICKET TO THE BREEDERS’ CUP AS HE TAKES $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES GATE TO WIRE UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY KORINER, HE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF IN 56 FLAT

RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFIER TO BC JUVENILE TURF SPRINT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2018)–Fresh off a maiden win on dirt Aug. 4, longshot Its Gonna Hurt blasted from his rail post position and never looked back in winning Saturday’s $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes by three quarters of length under […]

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STRONACH FIVE RETURNS $1,161.10 TO BETTORS

Stronach 5 Returns $1,161.10 on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018  LAUREL, MD – Bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were rewarded with $1,161.10. There were 74 winners in the Stronach 5 and $97,003 bet into the second edition of the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The third and fourth legs […]

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FAVORED ANDESH RALLIES FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; TRAINED BY D’AMATO AND RIDDEN BY PRAT, IRISH-BRED COLT GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.79

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2018)–In a performance that will no doubt merit a return to stakes competition, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Irish-bred Andesh unleashed an impressive turn of foot in taking Friday’s $51,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ½ lengths as he negotiated a mile and one eighth on turf under Flavien Prat in 1:46.79. […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED EL HUERFANO REPELS LATE BID OF FAVORED SHIVERMETIMBERS TO TAKE THURSDAY’S $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH AS PRAT NOTCHES THIRD WIN IN A ROW

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2018)–Trainer Peter Miller’s El Huerfano, who was hustled to engage for the early lead, repelled a late bid by favored Shivermetimbers to take Thursday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by one length, providing Flavien Prat with his third win in a row on the day as he covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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EASTERN FILLY MAE NEVER NO & STAKES PLACED HARTEL HEAD SATURDAY’S $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF

RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFIER TO BC JUVENILE TURF SPRINT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2018)–Trainer Wesley Ward’s Kentucky-based filly Mae Never No and Peter Miller’s City Zip gelding Hartel, stakes placed in his most recent Southern California start, head a field of seven lightly raced juveniles going five furlongs […]

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SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $127,225 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.

ALL NEW WAGER REWARDS 14 WINNING TICKETS ON SUNDAY WITH $8,469.20 EACH   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2018)–With a $1 million guaranteed 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot to shoot at, punters sent $221,946 into Santa Anita’s Rainbow pool on Sunday, creating a Jackpot carryover into Thursday of $127,225.25 With a nine-race card on tap […]

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LIAM THE CHARMER SMOKES HOME TO WIN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GAFFALIONE; TRAINED BY MCCARTHY, HE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN RAPID 1:58.01

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2018)–It was perhaps fitting that in the end, Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship came down to a pair of veteran geldings, with trainer Michael McCarthy’s 5-year-old Liam the Charmer besting Peter Eurton’s 7-year-old Ashelyluvssugar by a half length while getting a mile and quarter on turf in a […]

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CAST IN THE ROLE OF ‘OTHER BAFFERT,’ VALE DORI EXECUTES MAJOR UPSET IN WINNING GRADE I, $300,000 ZENYATTA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER TALAMO; HEAVILY FAVORED ABEL TASMAN NEVER A FACTOR

WITH $474,683 BET TO SHOW ON FAVORITE, WINNER PAYS $40.60 TO SHOW   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2018)–With $474,683 bet to show on her stablemate, 1-9 favorite Abel Tasman, Vale Dori relished the role of being the “Other Baffert” in Sunday’s Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes and she responded with an inspired pace-pressing performance under […]

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SANTA ANITA TO AGAIN GUARANTEE $1 MILLION RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL ON SUNDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD, WHICH INCLUDES GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES, AT 12:30 P.M.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2018)–As there was Saturday, there is another $1 million guaranteed Jackpot pool in Sunday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six at Santa Anita.  On opening day, Friday, one lucky ticket came within one length of hitting a $250,000 Jackpot in the ninth and final race, so the prospect of a life-changing score […]

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MILLER RUNS ONE-TWO AS STORMY LIBERAL EDGES CONQUEST TSUNAMI BY A HEAD IN FRIDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 EDDIE D STAKES AT SANTA ANITA; RIDDEN BY VAN DYKE, ‘STORMY’ GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN RAPID 1:10.93

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2018)–Although he was closer to the early pace than originally intended, the result was all-too familiar for favored Stormy Liberal in today’s opening day feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita.  In registering his third consecutive victory while defeating his stablemate Conquest Tsunami by a head, he […]

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STRONACH 5 RETURNS $9,888.30 TO 14 BETTORS ON OPENING DAY

$157,333 Bet into National Pick 5             LAUREL, MD – The inaugural running of The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout and a guaranteed pool of $50,000, was hit by 14 bettors Friday, each winning $9,888.30. A total of $157,333 was wagered on races from Laurel Park, Santa […]

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FASHION BUSINESS, LIAM THE CHARMER, SECRETARY AT WAR & YA GOTTA WANNA ALL PROMINENT IN CONTENTIOUS GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY

NAMED FOR ALL-TIME GREAT GELDING, ‘JOHN HENRY TURF’ TO BE CONTESTED AT 1 ¼ MILES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2018)–Recent Grade II winner Fashion Business will vie for his second consecutive win as he heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship at a mile […]

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STREAKING BELLAFINA HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES; HIGHLY REGARDED BRILL, ALONG WITH MOTHER MOTHER, OUT TO MAKE AMENDS AS TALENTED JUVENILE FILLIES GO 1 1/16 MILES

RACE IS ONE OF FOUR BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE EVENTS SATURDAY; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON SET FOR 12-RACE PROGRAM   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018)–Kaleem Shah’s streaking Bellafina seeks her third consecutive graded stakes victory as she heads a field of six juvenile fillies going a mile and […]

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HOLLENDORFER’S VASILIKA & PROCTOR’S CAMBODIA HEAD SOLID FIELD OF EIGHT FILLIES & MARES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 RODEO DRIVE STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

RACE IS ONE OF FOUR BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR A 12-RACE PROGRAM IS AT 12 NOON   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018)–In what could be the most competitive Grade one event of the day, Saturday’s $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes has attracted eight fillies and mares […]

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SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON ON SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE 12-RACE PROGRAM, INCLUDING FOUR GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES

ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 10 A.M. HALL OF FAME AUTOGRAPH SIGNING TO BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018)–Santa Anita Park has announced there will be a special early first post time of 12 noon this Saturday, Sept. 29 in order to accommodate a 12-race program, which will include four Grade I Breeders’ […]

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‘STRONACH 5’ TO DEBUT ON FRIDAY, ONE DOLLAR MINIMUM WAGER, WHICH FEATURES AN INDUSTRY-LOW 12 PERCENT TAKEOUT, WILL RANGE FROM MARYLAND TO CALIFORNIA & FLORIDA

INAUGURAL ‘STRONACH 5’ POOL GUARANTEED AT $50,000 AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE RUN WITHIN 45 MINUTES TIME BEGINNING AT LAUREL PARK AT 5:26 ET & ENDING AT GULFSTREAM AT 6:08 ET  LAUREL, Md., (Sept. 25, 2018)–The “Stronach 5,” a one dollar minimum wager which features an industry-low takeout of 12 percent, will debut this Friday […]

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SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES WAGERING MENU FOR UPCOMING AUTUMN MEET, 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX & 12 PERCENT TAKEOUT STRONACH FIVE PROMINENT AMONG COMPREHENSIVE OFFERING

SANTA ANITA TO GUARANTEE ONE-DAY RAINBOW SIX JACKPOT POOLS OF $250,000 ON SEPT. 28 AND $1 MILLION JACKPOT POOLS ON SEPT. 29 & 30   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2018)–With the beginning of its 22-day Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 28, Santa Anita Park will offer players a comprehensive wagering menu that will include a […]

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SAN MANUEL CASINO AND SANTA ANITA PARK EXTEND PARTNERSHIP THROUGH 2020

ARCADIA, Calif. (September 19, 2018) – Two of Southern California’s premier entertainment facilities, San Manuel Casino and Santa Anita Park, have renewed their partnership for the 12th consecutive year. Santa Anita Park kicks off another great season of racing on September 28, 2018. San Manuel Casino is located just 50 minutes from Santa Anita Park […]

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FREE POSTER COMMEMORATING HALL OF FAME JOCKEY & TRAINER AUTOGRAPH SESSION SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, AVAILABLE TO FIRST 5,000 SANTA ANITA FANS ON BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY

CURRENT & RETIRED LEGENDS AVAILABLE IN PADDOCK GARDENS FROM 10:30 TO 11:30 A.M.   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2018)–In addition to four Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races, the first 5,000 on-track fans at Santa Anita will be treated to a beautiful full color poster depicting some of the greatest Hall […]

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER ALL-DAY ‘FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR’ FEATURING TWO DOLLAR BEERS & HALF PRICE ON SIGNATURE COCKTAILS EACH FRIDAY BEGINNING SEPT. 28

WOODFORD RESERVE’S ‘BALDWIN BUCK’ AMONG SIGNATURE COCKTAILS OFFERED FOR SIX DOLLARS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2018)–With the beginning of Santa Anita’s 22-day Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 28, on-track fans 21 years of age and up will be treated to an all-day “Friday Happy Hour” each Friday that features two dollar draft beers and […]

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WILDLY POPULAR 626 NIGHT MARKET RETURNS TO CLOSE OUT SUMMER SEASON AT SANTA ANITA OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND BEGINNING AUG. 31-SEPT. 2

AMERICA’S LARGEST ASIAN-THEMED NIGHT MARKET PROJECTED TO ATTRACT 100,000 VISITORS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2018)–Santa Anita’s wildly popular 626 Night Market, America’s largest Asian-themed night market, is set to return for the fourth and final time this summer season for a three-day event over Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. With attendance for the […]

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SANTA ANITA’S CLOCKERS’ CORNER SET TO RE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SEPT. 1, TRAINING RESUMES ON MAIN TRACK SEPT. 2 IN ADVANCE OF AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2018)–Clockers’ Corner, Santa Anita’s popular breakfast destination, will re-open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 1 in conjunction with the re-opening of the track’s inner dirt oval for training.  Santa Anita’s stable area, which has been closed for routine maintenance since mid-July, will begin accepting horses the day before, on Friday, […]

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET STAKES SCHEDULE UNVEILED IN ADVANCE OF SEPT. 28 OPENER; 26 STAKES OFFERED OVER COURSE OF 22-DAY MEETING; GRADE I FRONTRUNNER STAKES RENAMED IN HONOR OF AMERICAN PHAROAH

FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES SET FOR OPENING WEEKEND   ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 16, 2018)–With opening day set for Friday, Sept. 28, Santa Anita Park’s 2018 Autumn Meet stakes schedule will be highlighted by a total of 26 stakes run over the course of its 22-day meeting, including seven […]

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PARLAY WAGERING NOW AVAILABLE AT XPRESSBET

Parlays Currently Offered on Del Mar & Saratoga   August 3, 2018 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet is excited to announce that customers can now make parlay wagers via its online, mobile and telephone betting platforms.  Parlay wagering, which returned to select tracks in 2018, allows horseplayers to combine multiple races into a single multi-leg bet, even […]

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UNDEFEATED TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFY RETIRED FROM RACING; BAFFERT TRAINED SON OF SCAT DADDY BEGAN HIS IMPROBABLE JOURNEY AT SANTA ANITA ON FEB. 1

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (July 25, 2018)–An unraced maiden the morning of Feb. 18, Bob Baffert’s Justify, who would go on to break his maiden later that afternoon en route to five additional victories that included the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7, has been retired as an undefeated Triple Crown Champion, according […]

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ALL SOURCES HANDLE HITS $1 BILLION MARK, UP EIGHT PERCENT OVER A YEAR AGO, AS SANTA ANITA’S 102-DAY WINTER/SPRING MEET DRAWS TO A CLOSE  

  PERFORMANCE OF TURF COURSE KEY COMPONENT TO WINTER/SPRING SUCCESS AS CLOSING DAY PICK SIX POOL EXCEEDS $6 MILLION   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2018)–With a closing day Pick Six pool of $6,022,040 adding an exclamation point to the conclusion of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day run dating back […]

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LONGSHOT STORM THE HILL RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.77

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2018)–With a brisk early pace laying the foundation, Storm the Hill, in her first start for Phil D’Amato rallied from mid-pack to take Santa Anita’s closing day feature on Sunday, the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, by 1 ½ lengths.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Get Stormy […]

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MASSIVE THREE-DAY COMBINED PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $821,858 INTO CLOSING DAY, SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; MANDATORY PAYOUT IN PLAY AS TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $4 MILLION

FIRST POST TIME FOR AN 11-RACE CARD SET FOR 12:30 P.M.; ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 10:30 A.M.   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2018)–A massive three-day combined Pick Six carryover of $821,858 will await fans at Santa Anita on closing day, Sunday.  With mandatory payouts in effect in all exotic wagers, track officials project Sunday’s total […]

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FAVORED AMERICAN ANTHEM PREVAILS BY A HEAD OVER ST. JOE BAY IN GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES AS BAFFERT & SMITH TEAM FOR   SEVEN FURLONG PRIZE IN 1:22.12

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2018)–In a thrilling finish that highlighted a spectacular day, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem prevailed by what appeared to be a scant nose, but was actually labeled a head, in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes.  Ridden by Mike Smith, American Anthem, who dueled with St. Joe Bay and Tyler […]

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TWO-DAY SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $160,472 INTO SATURDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL PROJECTED TO EXCEED $750,000 WITH EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR A 12-RACE CARD AT 12 NOON

  TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP JUSTIFY TO BE PARADED FOLLOWING THE 4TH RACE;  SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $77,050   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2018)–In addition to Bob Baffert’s Triple Crown Champion Justify parading following tomorrow’s fourth race, Santa Anita fans can look forward to a two-day Pick Six carryover of $160,472 on Saturday.  […]

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YUVETSI STRETCHES OUT TO DEFEAT FAVORED VALE DORI BY 2 ½ LENGTHS IN $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES; BAZE & SADLER TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILE WIN IN 1:45.39

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2018)–Hronis Racing’s Yuvetsi, who had sprinted in her last seven starts, stretched out nicely on Friday at Santa Anita as she stalked and then vanquished heavily favored Vale Dori by 2 ½ lengths in the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes.  Ridden by Tyler Baze and trained by John Sadler, the 4-year-old […]

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LYNNE’S LEGACY FLIES LATE TO TAKE $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NOSE UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.02

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2018)–Last at the rail turning for home, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Lynne’s Legacy rallied five-wide in deep stretch to win Thursday’s $63,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a nose.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 5-year-old California-bred mare by Unusual Heat got a mile on turf in 1:36.02. Claimed for $35,000 two […]

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FAVERSHAM, FULL BRO TO CALIFORNIA CHROME, RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO BREAK MAIDEN BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY PEREIRA AND TRAINED BY SHERMAN, HE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.26

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2018)–Long-time racegoers know that racing’s chart books are chock-full of well-related full and half siblings that simply couldn’t run.  That can no longer be said about Faversham, a chestnut full brother to two-time Horse of the Year and four-time Eclipse Champion California Chrome, as Faversham, ridden by Tiago Pereira, rallied […]

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SOPHIE P, CORDIALITY, BEAU RECALL & ANCIENT SECRET ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES; WIDE-OPEN FIELD OF NINE FILLIES & MARES GO ONE MILE ON TURF

  MANDATORY PAYOUTS SUNDAY IN PICK SIX, PICK FIVE & SUPER HIGH FIVE   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2018)–Sunday’s closing day feature at Santa Anita, the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, has the look of a wide-open turf raffle, as trainer Jim Cassidy’s Sophie P heads a deep and contentious field of nine fillies and […]

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BOMBARD ALL HEART IN WINNING $80,000 SIREN LURE STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MANDELLA, WAR FRONT GELDING GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.38

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2018)–Bombard settled into a perfect tracking trip under Flavien Prat en route to a gutsy half length win in Sunday’s $80,000 Siren Lure Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Richard Mandella, the 5-year-old War Front gelding got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.38. Breaking sharply from his […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY RETURNS HOME TO SANTA ANITA  

  BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO RESUME TRAINING AND MAKE PUBLIC APPEARANCE ON SATURDAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2018)–The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sunday afternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from […]

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NO CAL INVADER OLLIE’S CANDY WEARS DOWN FAVORED THIRTEEN SQUARED TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS BY A NECK UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY MOREY, SHE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.72

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2018)–Unbeaten in two sprints on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields, Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy was more than ready for her close-up on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she stalked favored Thirteen Squared and prevailed in a thrilling stretch duel to win the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED RIVER BOYNE REMAINS UNBEATEN AT SANTA ANITA AS HE TAKES $100,000 RAINBOW STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MULLINS, IRISH-BRED COLT GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:49.18

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2018)–“There’s no place like home.”  Nobody said it better than Judy Garland in 1938’s epic “The Wizard of Oz,” and it was only fitting that heavily favored River Boyne, in a return to Santa Anita, put his connections “Over the Rainbow” by winning Saturday’s $100,000 Rainbow Stakes as the 2-5 favorite. […]

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WELL FANCIED CALEXMAN TAKES $61,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY CERIN, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.76

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2018)–Holly and David Wilson’s Calexman traded punches down Santa Anita’s hillside turf with Unpossible and emerged standing as the chestnut son of Midshipman prevailed by one length in Friday’s $61,000 allowance feature.  Ridden by Geovanni Franco and trained by Vladimir Cerin, Calexman got 6 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:13.76. […]

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O’NEILL & PRAT TEAM TO WIN $61,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE WITH FRONT-RUNNING GO ON MARY BY 3 ½ LENGTHS AS SHE GETS  6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:13.47

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2018)–Winless in two previous starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Go On Mary did just that, as she broke sharply and executed a clever, front-running 3 ½ length win in Thursday’s $61,000 allowance feature.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, Go On Mary got 6 ½ furlongs […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA THIS SUNDAY; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO BE PARADED BETWEEN RACES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2018)–Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated time of arrival at approximately 1 p.m. PT. Unraced at age two, Justify, a magnificent physical specimen by […]

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SANTA ANITA TO HOST AFTERCARE AWARENESS DAY JUNE 17; CARMA YOUTH AMBASSADORS TO SHOWCASE TALENT ABOARD RETIRED RACEHORSES  

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2018)–Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), will host an event celebrating retired racehorses and those that attend to and develop them, with Aftercare Awareness Day, on Sunday, June 17. CARMA Youth Ambassadors Amanda Gomez (15) and Jolee Craigmyle (14) will be demonstrating the versatility […]

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UPSTART DRAFT PICK RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO; TRAINED BY EURTON, HE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.34

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 10, 2018)–With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC and trained […]

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CLASSY PAVED ALTERS TACTICS AND RALLIES FOR 3 ½ LENGTH WIN UNDER STEVENS IN GRADE II, $200,000 HONEYMOON STAKES; TRAINED BY MCCARTHY, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.57

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2018)–At age 55, he can still find the money.  Hall of Fame great Gary Stevens did just that as he took trainer Michael McCarthy’s classy Paved off the early pace and rallied to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes by 3 ½ lengths.  Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Ciaglia […]

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TWO-DAY SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $158,758 INTO SATURDAY; WITH AVERAGE FIELD SIZE AT 10 HORSES PER RACE, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $750,000

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2018)–In addition to Santa Anita-based Justify seeking to become only the second undefeated Triple Crown Champion in racing history, fans can look forward to a two-day Pick Six carryover at Santa Anita on Saturday of $158,758. With an 11-race card on tap, Saturday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races […]

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LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER IN WINNING $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY GLATT, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.03

    ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2018)–In the middle of a three-horse duel for the lead down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, Law Abidin Citizen shook off his pursuers in deep stretch to win Friday’s $63,000 allowance feature going away by three quarters of a length.  Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Mark Glatt, […]

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SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $58,307 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $250,000 AS PICK SIX AVERAGE FIELD SIZE STANDS AT 9.3 HORSES PER RACE

  SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $88,936   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2018)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $58,307 into Friday at Santa Anita.  With 56 horses entered and eligible to run, average field size for Friday’s Pick Six stands at 9.3 runners per race. In addition to the conventional carryover, there […]

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LONGSHOT BEST OF ME SHOWS WAY TO 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $61,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; PEDROZA, MILLER TEAM FORSIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:11.18

                              ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2018)–Sent from her rail post position, longshot Best of Me registered a gate to wire win in Thursday’s $61,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, as she came away late to win by  2 ¼ lengths under Martin Pedroza.  Owned by Todd and Shawn Hansen and trained by Peter Miller, […]

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LONGSHOT LOVING LYNDA STRETCHES OUT TO TAKE $200,000 MELAIR STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER FRANCO; ROBBINS FAMILY HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.94

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2018)–Despite never having run beyond six furlongs, lightly raced Loving Lynda settled nicely off the early pace and mustered a stretch drive to out-finish favored Spiced Perfection by a half length in Sunday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes for […]

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CAUSEFORCOMMOTION KEEPS TO HER TASK AND WINS $80,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY KRULJAC, SHE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:01 FLAT

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2018)–With a legitimate pace to run at and a very credible set of Hall of Fame instructions, Causeforcommotion rallied to win Sunday’s $80,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes under Geovanni Franco by one length.  Trained by Eric Kruljac, Causeforcommotion got a mile and a quarter over the Santa Anita turf in 2:01 flat. […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED UNIQUE BELLA SPEEDS TO 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $400,000 BEHOLDER MILE; SMITH & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR MILE SCORE IN 1:35.60

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 2, 2018)–Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile quickly developed into a match race as Paradise Woods, under Flavien Prat and Unique Bella, with Mike Smith up, matched strides from the gate to the far turn, whereupon Unique Bella gained a half length advantage a quarter mile out and then coasted to a […]

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FAVORED TOUCHING RAINBOWS UP TO WIN $69,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY NOSE UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, CALIFORNIA-BRED GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.89

VETERAN GELDING SLATED TO BID FOR 4TH WIN IN A ROW IN GRADE II SAN CARLOS STAKES JUNE 23   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2018)–A winner of his last three starts by a combined 10 ¼ lengths, trainer Phil D’Amato’s California-bred Touching Rainbows was all-out to win Friday’s $69,000 Santa Anita feature, as he was […]

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QUEEN BLOSSOM, CAUSEFORCOMMOTION & PANTSONFIRE MEET AGAIN AS EIGHT FILLIES & MARES CLASH IN SUNDAY’S $80,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2018)–One-two-three finishers when last they met, Queen Blossom, Causeforcommotion and Pantsonfire will each shorten up a quarter mile as they head a field of eight fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s $80,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes at a mile and one quarter over the Santa Anita turf. QUEEN BLOSSOM […]

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TAKE THE ONE O ONE, WAYA ED GIVE KORINER SOLID 1-2 PUNCH IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES                   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2018)–Trainer Brian Koriner has solid one-two approach to Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita, as his highly regarded Take the One O One and lightly raced Waya Ed both enter the race for […]

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FAVORED BELVOIR BAY WINS GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:12.80

  DIMUNITIVE ENGLISH-BRED MARE WINS FOURTH STAKES OVER SANTA ANITA’S ONE OF A KIND COURSE   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2018)–With Victor Espinoza at the controls, tiny Belvoir Bay split horses turning for home and marched to yet another victory down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course, as she took Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia […]

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FAVORED MARLEY’S FREEDOM ROLLS TO 7 ¼ LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AS BAFFERT & VAN DYKE TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:09.31

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2018)–With a wild-eyed speed duel setting the table, Marley’s Freedom blew past morning line favorite Miss Sunset turning for home en route to a scintillating 7 ¼ length score in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes under Drayden Van Dyke.  Trained for the first time by Bob Baffert, the […]

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ICONIC TEAM OF STEVENS & GLATT TEAM FOR UPSET WIN IN $75,000 BLACK PEARL STAKES AS FACTOROFWON RALLIES TO WIN BY A HALF LENGTH; GREY FILLY BY THE FACTOR GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.47

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2018)–Dating back to the early 1980s in Washington state, they’ve been a powerful source for winners.  Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens and trainer Mark Glatt, son of former trainer Ron Glatt, did it again on Sunday at Santa Anita, as they teamed for an upset in the $75,000 Black […]

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WITH LESS THAN ONE MONTH TO GO, SANTA ANITA’S ‘SHIP & STAY’ INITIATIVE CONTINUES TO PAY SOLID DIVIDENDS TO PARTICIPATING HORSEMEN AS 126 ‘NEW’ HORSES ACCOUNT FOR 306 STARTS & BONUS MONEY OF $269,536

  PROGRAM, WHICH BEGAN DEC. 26, HAS BEEN IN EFFECT THROUGH 86 RACING DAYS   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2018)–With less than a month remaining in Santa Anita’s current Winter/Spring Meet, the track’s popular “Ship & Stay” program continues attract new horses to Southern California and to generate significant bonus money for participating owners and […]

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ENGLISH-BRED SOPHIE P PREVAILS BY A NOSE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, SHE GETS  1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.53

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2018)–With just a neck separating three horses at the wire, trainer Jim Cassidy’s English-bred Sophie P prevailed by a nostril over Irish-bred Madam Dancealot to take Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes.  Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Sophie P, in her second stateside start, got a mile and one eighth over the […]

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FAVORED ITSINTHEPOST RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER LEPAROUX; TRAINED BY MULLINS, FRENCH-BRED GELDING GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:02.10

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2018)–For those who have had the distinct pleasure of watching Itsinthepost compete primarily in Southern California over the past four years, today’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes was never really in doubt, as Julien Leparoux called upon the 6-year-old French-bred gelding turning for home and motored to an authoritative 1 […]

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ACCELERATE POWERFUL AS HE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY SADLER & OWNED BY HRONIS RACING, HE GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:01.38

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2018)–With speedy Dr. Dorr and favored City of Light ensuring a solid pace, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate saved ground while a close third until the top of the lane, where he unfurled a powerful stretch rally en route to winning Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 4 […]

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EASTERN INVADER HEART TO HEART LOOMS HORSE TO BEAT IN MONDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE; TRAINED BY LYNCH, HE SEEKS THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRADE I VICTORY IN A FIELD OF NINE

  PRESTIGIOUS RACE IS FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE EVENT OF 2018   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2018)–Australian-born Brian Lynch, a fixture on the Southern California circuit for more than 20 years, returns “home” to Santa Anita on Monday with the likely favorite in the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf), Heart […]

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LONGSHOT BERNINA STAR RALLIES FROM LAST TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.21

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2018)–Idle since well beaten in the Grade I American Oaks on Dec. 30 the Jim Cassidy-trained Bernina Star rallied from last in a field of seven fillies and mares to take Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 4-year-old Harlan’s Holiday filly got […]

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CLASSY SORRY ERIK DICTATES PACE AND WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:37.81

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2018)–Unplaced in three graded stakes last year, Big Chief Racing’s Sorry Erik served notice on Thursday at Santa Anita that he may be ready to test the graded waters again soon as he led throughout to take the day’s one mile, $58,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length […]

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ITSINTHEPOST STANDS TALL AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF; WHAT A VIEW, KENJISSTORM & SYNTAX ALL LEND DEPTH TO STRONG OVERALL CAST

  RACE NAMED IN HONOR OF LEGENDARY ‘BALD EAGLE,’ SANTA ANITA’S ALL-TIME LEADING  STAKES TRAINER   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2018)–Although a close third in his most recent graded stakes assignment in Kentucky, trainer Jeff Mullins’ Itsinthepost appears well positioned to reassert his dominance over the Southern California turf division as heads a field of […]

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EASTERN INVADERS HAWKSMOOR & UNI, ALONG WITH SHARP LOCAL WINNER BEAU RECALL, HEAD WIDE OPEN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES  AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF THIS SATURDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2018)–Sharp Eastern invaders Hawksmoor and Uni, along with sharp local stakes winner Beau Recall, head a wide open field of eight fillies and mares three and up in this Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, to be contested at a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf. Trained by […]

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CITY OF LIGHT, ACCELERATE & DR. DORR HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; WON BY SEABISCUIT IN 1938, ICONIC GOLD CUP TO BE CONTESTED FOR THE 79TH TIME AT 1 ¼ MILES THIS SATURDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2018)–With three consecutive graded stakes wins to his credit, trainer Michael McCarthy’s City of Light, John Sadler’s consistent, hard-hitting Accelerate and Bob Baffert’s upstart Dr. Dorr head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up going a mile and a quarter in the 79th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup […]

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OLD GUYS RULE!!  VETERAN SOI PHET RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER QUINONEZ; TRAINED BY POWELL, 10-YEAR-OLD GELDING GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.00

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2018)–In a race in which the top five finishers were separated by roughly a half length, it was trainer Leonard Powell’s veteran warhorse, Soi Phet, who carried the day, as he took Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water […]

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MASSIVE SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT PAYOUT OF $714,919.60 ON SATURDAY; ON-TRACK PREAKNESS DAY CROWD OF 23,428 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL PARI-MUTUEL HANDLE OF $20,030,222

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2018)–With 10-1 longshot Ky. Colonel flashing home on top with Drayden Van Dyke in Saturday’s 12th and final race, Santa Anita’s popular Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was hit on one lucky ticket worth $714,919.60. With an on-track Preakness Day crowd of 23,428 contributing to an overall pari-mutuel handle of […]

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CORDIALITY LAYS CLOSE TO PACE AND WINS $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER REPLACEMENT RIDER STEVENS, TRAINED BY GLATT, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.78

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2018)–With a pace scenario that defied prognostication, trainer Mark Glatt’s Cordiality sat second early and took over a quarter mile from home en route to an authoritative 1 ¾ length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine […]

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CLASSY FOOL’S PARADISE TAKES $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GUTIERREZ; OWNED BY REDDAM & TRAINED BY CECIL, SHE GETS MILE IN 1:39.68

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2018)–Well beaten in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks April 7, Reddam Racing’s Fool’s Paradise took no prisoners on Friday at Santa Anita, as she was a galloping 5 ¼ length winner of the track’s $56,000 allowance feature under Mario Gutierrez.  Trained by Ben Cecil, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Pioneerof […]

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ASA GETS A HAT TRICK!!–Currently Santa Anita’s leading apprentice, 18-year-old Asa Espinoza is all smiles following his third win on Thursday, with the William Morey-trained Time and Chance.

Currently Santa Anita’s leading apprentice, 18-year-old Asa Espinoza is all smiles following his third win on Thursday, with the William Morey-trained Time and Chance.  The nephew of Triple Crown winning Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza, Asa is fourth in the Spring Meet jockey standings, with 12 overall wins through 19 racing days.  

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ENGLISH-BRED MOVE OVER TIMES IT RIGHT & IS UP TO WIN $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NOSE UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY SADLER, HE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.80  

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2018)–In a performance not recommended for the faint of heart, English-bred Move Over overcame an eventful pre-start and rallied late to nip favored Calexman by a nose in Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature under Tyler Baze.  Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC and trained by John Sadler, Move Over, got 6 ½ […]

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EURTON’S ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR & MOREY’S RYE HEAD FIELD OF 12 IN SUNDAY’S $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2018)–Trainer Peter Eurton’s classy Ashleyluvssugar and trainer William Morey’s consistent Rye head a field of 12 California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf in Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita. […]

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MOONLESS SKY & CHEEKABOO HEAD SATURDAY’S $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES; SOLID FIELD OF 11 FILLIES & MARES SET TO GO ONE MILE ON TURF

  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 16, 2018)–Trainer Eddie Truman’s hard-knocking Moonless Sky and trainer Peter Eurton’s comebacking Cheekaboo, head a field of 11 fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes at one mile over the […]

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CLASSY MULTIPLIER UP TO WIN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALOWANCE FEATURE BY A NOSE UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY MILLER, 4-YEAR-OLD COLT BY THE FACTOR GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:47.86

  LAST YEAR’S GRADE III ILLINOIS DERBY WINNER TRIES GRASS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS 10TH START   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 13, 2018)–Winless in five starts since winning last year’s Grade III Illinois Derby, Multiplier tried turf for the first time on Sunday at Santa Anita and provided his connections with a nail-biting nose […]

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LONGSHOT EMBOLDENED FLIES LATE TO WIN $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GARCIA; GODOLPHIN HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY BAFFERT, GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:23.59

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2018)–Next to last, about nine lengths off the lead with three furlongs to run, longshot Emboldened swung seven wide turning for home and smoked through the lane to take Saturday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia.  Owned and bred by Godolphin, LLC and trained by […]

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KANTHAKA RETURNS HOME TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 LAZARO BARRERA STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:23.25

                 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2018)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s classy Kanthaka returned to Santa Anita on Saturday to take the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes by three quarters of length under Flavien Prat.  Breaking from the rail, he was fifth midway around the far turn and split horses […]

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LONGSHOT DARK VADER GRINDS OUT THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN IN FRIDAY’S $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; NAKATANI & EURTON TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:44.35

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2018)–Forwardly placed throughout, longshot Dark Vader wore down favored Take the One O One a sixteenth of a mile from home and then held off well fancied Longden in the final 50 yards to prevail by three quarters of a length in Friday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature under Corey […]

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FAVORED DREAMY GAL TAKES $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY MULLINS, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:15.43

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2018)–Shortening up out of three consecutive one mile turf routes, trainer Jeff Mullins’ Dreamy Gal may’ve found a home on Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, as she rallied to take Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature by 1 ¾ lengths.  Ridden by Tyler Baze, she negotiated the 6 ½ furlong downhill in […]

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MULTIPLE GRADE I WINNER MOONSHINE MEMORIES ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL IN SATURDAY’S $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES; CALLAGHAN-TRAINED FILLY HEADS FIELD OF 10 AT SEVEN PANELS

  THIRTEEN SQUARED, UPPERCUT & SHOW IT N MOE IT AMONG MANY WITH SOLID RESUMES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2018)–Trainer Simon Callaghan’s Moonshine Memories, idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 4, heads a field of 10 three year old fillies going seven furlongs in Saturday’s $75,000 Angels […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED FAULT GOES FROM LAST TO FIRST TO WIN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 ADORATION STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, SHE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.84  

  BLAME FILLY NOTCHES HER THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRADED WIN SINCE JOINING D’AMATO’S STABLE   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2018)–With three furlongs to run in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes, heavily favored Fault’s prospects were anything but bright, as she was last in a field of seven with slow fractions to overcome.  That mattered not […]

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FRONT-RUNNING TREASURING TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.43

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2018)–Winless in four previous stateside starts this year, English-bred Treasuring took Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes in virtual gate to wire fashion, winning by 1 ½ lengths under Brice Blanc.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, Treasuring, who had been a Group III winner in Ireland at age two, got a […]

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BLAME THE RIDER CONTINUES HIS ASCENT ON SANTA ANITA TURF AS HE TAKES SATURDAY’S $100,000 SINGLETARY STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER GUTIERREZ; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, HE GETS MILE IN 1:34.65

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2018)–Trainer Doug O’Neill’s Blame the Rider continued his ascent on the turf Saturday, as he pressed the pace and prevailed by a head over favored La La Land in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Singletary Stakes under Mario Gutierrez.  Owned by Reddam Racing, LLC, Blame the Rider got a flat mile in […]

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STONE HANDS EMERGES FROM PACE DUEL TO TAKE $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER GUTIERREZ; OWNED BY REDDAM & TRAINED BY O’NEILL, HE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:04.27

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 4, 2018)–Reddam Racing’s Stone Hands emerged from an all-out four-horse battle for the early lead to win Friday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 2 ½ lengths under Mario Gutierrez.  Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old colt by Tapizar got 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.27. Breaking from post position five in […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT SWELLS TO $219,054; NINE-RACE CARD ON TAP FOR FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 12:30 P.M.

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2018)–Santa Anita’s elusive Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot remained untouched Thursday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $219,054 into Thursday. With a nine-race card on tap, Friday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races four through nine.  First post time tomorrow is at 12:30 p.m. and approximate post time for […]

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MANDELLA’S BOMBARD RALLIES TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER GARCIA; WAR FRONT GELDING GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.40

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2018)–Trainer Richard Mandella’s Bombard, idle since June 2, 2017, got an idyllic stalking trip under Martin Garcia en route to a one length win in Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.  A lightly race 5-year-old gelding by War Front, Bombard got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf in 1:13.40. […]

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STREAKING FAULT, CLASSY VALE DORI & HARD KNOCKING MENDED HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 ADORATION STAKES FOR FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/16 MILES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2018)–Perfect in two Southern California graded stakes appearances, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fault will take on Bob Baffert’s classy Vale Dori, John Martin’s hard knocking Mended and four other fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita. […]

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WEST PALM BEACH, PURSUING THE DREAM & EXUBERANCE ALL PROMINENT AT ONE MILE ON TURF IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 2, 2018)–A pair of Irish-breds, West Palm Beach and Pursuing The Dream, along with Kentucky-bred Exuberance, all figure prominently among a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. An impressive winner over the course of her U.S. debut […]

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ENGLISH-BRED MARE BELVOIR BAY GLIDES TO TWO LENGTH WIN IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.37

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 29, 2018)–Trainer Peter Miller’s Belvoir Bay became a three-time stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course on Sunday, as she fell into a comfortable forwardly placed trip under Tyler Baze and prevailed over fellow distaffer Coniah by two lengths in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.  A 5-year-old mare, […]

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IRISH-BRED QUEEN BLOSSOM RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE GETS MARTHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:27.65

                 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 28, 2018)–Closer to the pace with addition of blinkers and distance, Irish-bred Queen Blossom split horses a furlong from home and out-ran fellow longshot Causeforcommotion to the wire in winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes under Flavien Prat.  Trained by Richard Baltas, […]

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COMEBACKING TOUCHING RAINBOWS MUCH THE BEST AS HE TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 4 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, CALIFORNIA-BRED GELDING GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.63

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2018)–Idle since Sept. 4, trainer Phil D’Amato’s California-bred Touching Rainbows notched his third consecutive victory in taking Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 4 ½ measured lengths. Ridden by Flavien Prat, he made every pole a winning one in getting six furlongs in 1:09.63. “It was a great run after […]

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CONQUEST TSUNAMI, DOUBLE TOUCH HEAD FIELD OF EIGHT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2018)–Simply brilliant in two gate to wire triumphs over the course, trainer Peter Miller’s Conquest Tsunami returns to Santa Anita as he heads Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course.  Conquest Tsunami is one of three Miller-trained runners in a field […]

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FAVORED LITTLE SCOTTY GALLOPS TO SEVEN LENGTH WIN IN THURSDAY’S $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; RIDDEN BY APPRENTICE ESPINOZA & TRAINED BY CERIN, HE GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:03.74

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2018)–Favored Little Scotty dominated seven rivals as he fairly jogged to a facile seven length win in Thursday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, covering a mile and a quarter in 2:03.74 under apprentice Asa Espinoza.  Trained by Vladimir Cerin, the heretofore turf specialist raced on dirt for only the second […]

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STREAKING DR. DORR HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES; RACE SERVES AS TRADITIONAL PREP FOR GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON MAY 26

    ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2018)–A scintillating gate to wire minor stakes winner going a flat mile here on March 31, Bob Baffert’s Dr. Dorr seeks his third win in a row and his first graded stakes victory as he heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED NESSY TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES BY A MEASURED LENGTH UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY WILKES, HE GETS MARATHON 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF IN 2:48.03

  HOMEBRED GELDING BY FLOWER ALLEY PROVIDES OWNERS WITH LONG-COVETED VICTORY   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 22, 2018)–Ridden with confidence by Mike Smith, Florida invader Nessy ran to his 4-5 post time odds in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita by a measured length while getting the marathon mile and […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED WHAT A VIEW GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES BY A NECK UNDER ELLIOTT; TRAINED BY BLACK,  HE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.80 

  ARCADIA, Calif. (April 21, 2018)–Veteran California-bred gelding What a View liked what he saw on the front-end in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita and he proceeded to lead six rivals on a merry chase all the way to the finish line, taking the one mile turf fixture by a neck […]

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