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 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $600,551 INTO FRIDAY AS FIVE CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $19,976.80 

 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $600,551 INTO FRIDAY AS FIVE CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $19,976.80    FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD ON FRIDAY IS AT 1 P.M.       ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2020)–For the 13th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot […]

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CARRESSA TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME & REGISTERS IMPRESSIVE THREE QUARTER LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AS ESPINOZA & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:34.64 

CARRESSA TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME & REGISTERS IMPRESSIVE THREE QUARTER LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AS ESPINOZA & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:34.64  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2020)–In her first try on turf and first time in graded stakes competition, trainer John Shirreffs’ Carressa relaxed early and responded […]

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20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $557,743 INTO MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. 

20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $557,743 INTO MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.  MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY, WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–For the 12th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent […]

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LONGSHOT MS PEINTOUR RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY TWO LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; TRAINED BY KORINER, SHE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:26.71

LONGSHOT MS PEINTOUR RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY TWO LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; TRAINED BY KORINER, SHE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:26.71 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–Winless in her last eight races at shorter distances, Samantha Siegel’s Ms Peintour relished a mile and one half on turf today […]

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BENJAMIN & SALLY WARREN’S HOMEBRED WARREN’S SHOWTIME UNLEASHES FURIOUS RALLY TO TAKE $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS BY 3 ½ LENGTHS

BENJAMIN & SALLY WARREN’S HOMEBRED WARREN’S SHOWTIME UNLEASHES FURIOUS RALLY TO TAKE $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS BY 3 ½ LENGTHS RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRE HORSES  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–With a recent minor illness a concern, Benjamin and Sally Warren’s homebred Warren’s Showtime assuaged any doubts as […]

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NELSON’S HOMEBRED WOUND TIGHT ROLLS TO IMPRESSIVE 3 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK

NELSON’S HOMEBRED WOUND TIGHT ROLLS TO IMPRESSIVE 3 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK; 5-YEAR-OLD COIL GELDING GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.24 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–It what was virtual walk […]

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HARRIS FARMS HOMEBRED FASHIONABLY FAST ALL HEART IN WINNING DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT BY A NECK; LUCKY PULPIT GELDING GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.60

HARRIS FARMS HOMEBRED FASHIONABLY FAST ALL HEART IN WINNING DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT BY A NECK; LUCKY PULPIT GELDING GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.60 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRD HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–Head and head for the early lead, Harris Farms homebred Fashionably Fast proved […]

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STEALTHEDIAMONDS PULLS OFF FRONT-END HEIST AS SHE WINS $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY HALF LENGTH UNDER DELGADILLO, TRAINED BY PUYPE, SHE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.61

STEALTHEDIAMONDS PULLS OFF FRONT-END HEIST AS SHE WINS $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY HALF LENGTH UNDER DELGADILLO, TRAINED BY PUYPE, SHE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.61 RACE IS PART OF THE LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–Claimed two starts back […]

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 SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $1 MILLION GUARANTEE IN SATURDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CALIFORNIA CUP PROGRAM IS AT 12:30 P.M. 

SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $1 MILLION GUARANTEE IN SATURDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CALIFORNIA CUP PROGRAM IS AT 12:30 P.M.  $500,000 GUARANTEED IN SATURDAY’S 50 CENT LATE PICK 4   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2020)–Santa Anita Park has announced it will guarantee $1 million in Saturday’s […]

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 BRILL, CARRESSA, KEEPER OFTHE STARS & SUPER PATRIOT ALL PROMINENT IN MONDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF 

 BRILL, CARRESSA, KEEPER OFTHE STARS & SUPER PATRIOT ALL PROMINENT IN MONDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2020)–A recent stakes winner over the course, OXO Equine’s Brill heads a solid field of eight fillies and mares going one mile on turf in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 […]

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99 AND COUNTING!!  Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear celebrates his 99th birthday in the track’s Runhappy Winner’s Circle following Friday’s third race. 

99 AND COUNTING!!  Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear celebrates his 99th birthday in the track’s Runhappy Winner’s Circle following Friday’s third race.  When asked what his secret to a long, vibrant life is, he quipped, “Chasing all those young chicks!”  Employed at Santa Anita since 1961, Shear was joined by his wife Dianne, son […]

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 JUST GRAZED ME, APACHE PRINCESS & STEALTHEDIAMONDS ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT

 JUST GRAZED ME, APACHE PRINCESS & STEALTHEDIAMONDS ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–A Grade III winner in her most recent start over the course and a winner of her last three […]

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 FASHIONABLY FAST & LIEUTENANT DAN HEADLINE SATURDAY’S $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT AT SIX FURLONGS

 FASHIONABLY FAST & LIEUTENANT DAN HEADLINE SATURDAY’S $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT AT SIX FURLONGS  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–A pair of homebreds, Harris Farms’ Fashionably Fast and Nick Alexander’s Lieutenant Dan, along with Bob Baffert’s comebacking Heck Yeah, head a […]

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BEEN STUDYING HER SWITCHES TO GRASS AS SHE HEADS A FIELD OF 12 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF 

 BEEN STUDYING HER SWITCHES TO GRASS AS SHE HEADS A FIELD OF 12 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–KMN Racing’s homebred Been Studying Her, a two-time stakes winner on dirt, […]

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 WARD ‘N JERRY & THE HUNTED HEAD WIDE OPEN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SATURDAY 

WARD ‘N JERRY & THE HUNTED HEAD WIDE OPEN $200,000 UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SATURDAY   RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES        ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Ward ‘n Jerry, […]

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 CLUB ASPEN HEADS $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY ON SATURDAY; NORTHERN INVADER BETTOR TRIP NICK & ROOKIE MISTAKE ALSO PROMINENT AS NINE SOPHOMORES GO 1 1/16 MILES

 CLUB ASPEN HEADS $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY ON SATURDAY; NORTHERN INVADER BETTOR TRIP NICK & ROOKIE MISTAKE ALSO PROMINENT AS NINE SOPHOMORES GO 1 1/16 MILES   RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES    ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–Club Aspen, an impressive 2 ½ length stakes winner in his most […]

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BRAZILIAN-BRED JOLIE OLIMPICA IMPRESSIVE IN HER U.S. DEBUT AS SHE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH

BRAZILIAN-BRED JOLIE OLIMPICA IMPRESSIVE IN HER U.S. DEBUT AS SHE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY MANDELLA, SHE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.00 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2020)–Bet to favoritism in her U.S. debut, Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica was equal to the challenge, as […]

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20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $319,307 AWAITS FANS AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. 

20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $319,307 AWAITS FANS AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2020)–For the seventh consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Saturday […]

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BRICKS AND MORTAR WINS 10th ANNUAL VOX POPULI AWARD & WILL BE FETED SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA AS PAST WINNING CONNECTIONS BAFFERT, SHERMAN, SHIRREFFS, SMITH & STEVENS TO SIGN FREE POSTERS BEFORE RACES 

BRICKS AND MORTAR WINS 10th ANNUAL VOX POPULI AWARD & WILL BE FETED SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA AS PAST WINNING CONNECTIONS BAFFERT, SHERMAN, SHIRREFFS, SMITH & STEVENS TO SIGN FREE POSTERS BEFORE RACES FANS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND EARLY AS SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED; SIGNING TO BEGIN AT 11 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2020)–A winner of the […]

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SHARP CALIFORNIA-BREDS SPICED PERFECTION & QUEEN BEE TO YOU HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES GO 1 1/16 MILES 

STORM THE HILL HEADS GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES CONTEST 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2020)–Highly accomplished Storm the Hill, a recently turned 6-year-old mare, will cut back in distance out of five consecutive routes as she heads a field of five older fillies and mares […]

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SHARP CALIFORNIA-BREDS SPICED PERFECTION & QUEEN BEE TO YOU HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES GO 1 1/16 MILES 

SHARP CALIFORNIA-BREDS SPICED PERFECTION & QUEEN BEE TO YOU HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES GO 1 1/16 MILES  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2020)–A pair of recent graded stakes winners that were bred in California, trainer Peter Miller’s Spiced Perfection and Andrew Lerner’s Queen Bee to You, head a […]

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 THREE CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $34,773.60 IN SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; $292,520 IS CARRIED OVER TO FRIDAY’S EIGHT-RACE PROGRAM  

 THREE CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $34,773.60 IN SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT; $292,520 IS CARRIED OVER TO FRIDAY’S EIGHT-RACE PROGRAM ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2020)–With no less than five “live” tickets in Sunday’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, the prospect of $443,097 Jackpot bonanza was very real […]

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 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $247,811 AWAITS FANS ON SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. 

20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $247,811 AWAITS FANS ON SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2020)–For the fifth consecutive day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive, resulting in a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED GINGHAM RELAXES EARLY AND RALLIES TO TAKE $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE

 HEAVILY FAVORED GINGHAM RELAXES EARLY AND RALLIES TO TAKE $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BAFFERT, SHE GETS MILE IN 1:39.36       ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2020)–Well beaten in a Grade I stakes Dec. 7, Bob Baffert’s Gingham had blinkers removed and responded with […]

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BAFFERT’S BAST TOWERS OVER COMPETITION IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS 

 BAFFERT’S BAST TOWERS OVER COMPETITION IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA YNEZ STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS  WINNER TO RECEIVE 10 KENTUCKY OAKS QUALIFYING POINTS; FIRST POST SET AT 12:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2020)–Bob Baffert’s brilliant 3-year-old filly Bast, a three-time Grade I stakes winner, heads a field of seven sophomore fillies going seven […]

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 FAVORED TEXAS WEDGE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS MILLER & PRAT TEAM FOR 5 ½ FURLONG TURF SCORE IN 1:02.47 

 FAVORED TEXAS WEDGE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS MILLER & PRAT TEAM FOR 5 ½ FURLONG TURF SCORE IN 1:02.47 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2020)–A handful early, favored Texas Wedge rallied from of the pace to take Wednesday’s Grade II, $200,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes […]

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 LONG FUSED CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; FIRST POST TIME AT 11:30 A.M. 

 LONG FUSED CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; FIRST POST TIME AT 11:30 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2020)–Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Cleopatra’s Strike, a 7-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred gelding, heads a field of seven older horses going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s […]

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NEARLY $13,000 DONATED TO CARMA THROUGH MATHIS BROTHERS PLUSH HORSE FUNDRAISER ON SANTA ANITA OPENING DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2019)-Ask any one of the 35,085 on-track fans and hundreds of thousands watching on television around North America, and one word comes to mind regarding Santa Anita’s Opening Day on Saturday–spectacular.  Along with stunning views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains and spectacular world class racing, Santa Anita and its official […]

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 TRAINER GARY SHERLOCK SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 73 ON SUNDAY; VETERAN CONDITIONER ENJOYED SUCCESS WITH BOTH THOROUGHBREDS & QUARTER HORSES

 TRAINER GARY SHERLOCK SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 73 ON SUNDAY; VETERAN CONDITIONER ENJOYED SUCCESS WITH BOTH THOROUGHBREDS & QUARTER HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2019)–Veteran trainer Gary Sherlock, who would’ve turned 74 on Jan. 1, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Arcadia on Sunday following a lengthy bout with cancer.  The […]

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FAVORED LAURA’S LIGHT LEADS THROUGHT TO TAKE $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.18 

FAVORED LAURA’S LIGHT LEADS THROUGHT TO TAKE $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.18  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2019)–Gary Barber’s Laura’s Light broke running and never looked back in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 3 ¼ lengths […]

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OMAHA BEACH CRUISES TO 2 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 RUNHAPPY MALIBU STAKES IN PENULTIMATE START; SMITH & MANDELLA TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN 1:22.33

OMAHA BEACH CRUISES TO 2 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 RUNHAPPY MALIBU STAKES IN PENULTIMATE START; SMITH & MANDELLA TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN 1:22.33 SMITH NOTCHES 217TH GRADE I WIN, SURPASSING RETIRED HALL OF FAMER BAILEY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–A mere 24 hours earlier, Mike Smith advised the racing world that […]

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HARD NOT TO LOVE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH WHO REGISTERS HIS RECORD-TYING 216TH CAREER GRADE I WIN; TRAINED BY SHIRREFFS, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.17 

HARD NOT TO LOVE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH WHO REGISTERS HIS RECORD-TYING 216TH CAREER GRADE I WIN; TRAINED BY SHIRREFFS, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.17  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–Lightly raced and cast in her first Grade I assignment, Hard Not to Love rallied […]

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 IRISH-BRED LADY PRANCEALOT UP TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS BY A HALF LENGTH AS BRAVO & BALTAS TEAM FOR 1 ¼ MILE ON TURF IN 2:01.70

 IRISH-BRED LADY PRANCEALOT UP TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS BY A HALF LENGTH AS BRAVO & BALTAS TEAM FOR 1 ¼ MILE ON TURF IN 2:01.70  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–Irish-bred Lady Prancealot notched her second consecutive graded stakes victory as she outran California-bred Mucho Unusual by a half length in a thrilling […]

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 IRISH-BRED CROUGHAVOUKE LOOKS LIKE SOLID FIT AMONG 9 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

 IRISH-BRED CROUGHAVOUKE LOOKS LIKE SOLID FIT AMONG 9 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF FIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY IS SET FOR 11:30 A.M.  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2019)–Highly regarded Irish-bred Croughavouke heads a competitive field of nine sophomore fillies in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue […]

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SPEEDY SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT, GOLIAD, ENCODER & ROYAL ACT PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF ON SUNDAY 

 SPEEDY SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT, GOLIAD, ENCODER & ROYAL ACT PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF ON SUNDAY  RACE HONORS THE MEMORY OF SANTA ANITA’S ICONIC SHOESHINE ATTENDANT   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2019)–Cannon Thoroughbreds’ speedy homebred Smooth Like Strait, Ramona and Perry Bass’s Goliad, Hronis Racing’s well accomplished Encoder and […]

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SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET OPENING DAY MOVED TO SATURDAY, DEC. 28, AS WET FORECAST INTO THURSDAY KEYS TWO-DAY POSTPONEMENT

SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET OPENING DAY MOVED TO SATURDAY, DEC. 28, AS WET FORECAST INTO THURSDAY KEYS TWO-DAY POSTPONEMENT  RUNHAPPY MALIBU STAKES HEADLINES 11 RACE PROGRAM FEATURING SEVEN STAKES RACES; FIRST POST TIME SET AT 11 A.M.       ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019)–With significant rain expected to continue through Thursday,  Santa Anita Park previously […]

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LADY PRANCEALOT & VIBRANCE BOTH PROMENENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS AS EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES GO 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

LADY PRANCEALOT & VIBRANCE BOTH PROMENENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS AS EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES GO 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019)–With distance looming as a huge consideration, Irish-bred Lady Prancealot rates top billing among a field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to […]

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STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP ON DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S REPORT FINDING NO EVIDENCE OF MISCONDUCT AT SANTA ANITA PARK

STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP ON DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S REPORT FINDING  NO EVIDENCE OF MISCONDUCT AT SANTA ANITA PARK We thank District Attorney Lacey’s Office for their diligent work in this robust investigation into whether any conduct or conditions at Santa Anita Park affected the welfare of safety and horses. We are all committed to the same […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS (CTT), THE CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED HORSEMEN’S FOUNDATION (CTHF) AND THE EDWIN J. GREGSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION JOINED FORCES WITH SANTA ANITA OFFICIALS TO FEED HUNDREDS OF BACKSTRETCH WORKERS

HO HO HO!!–Veteran trainer Leonard Powell and his daughter Jeanne, were among many representatives of the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (CTHF) and the Edwin J. Gregson Memorial Foundation who joined forces with Santa Anita officials to feed several hundred backstretch workers on Tuesday in the track’s iconic Club House.  Santa […]

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SANTA ANITA TO HOST CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL ON OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, DEC. 26; WORLD CLASS RACING, COLD BREWS & OUTSTANDING BARBEQUE FARE ALL OFFERED ON GRANDSTAND APRON

SANTA ANITA TO HOST CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL ON OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, DEC. 26; WORLD CLASS RACING, COLD BREWS & OUTSTANDING BARBEQUE FARE ALL OFFERED ON GRANDSTAND APRON EARLY FIRST POST TIME SET FOR 11:30 A.M., ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 9:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2019)–In addition to world class racing and Santa […]

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AHEAD OF 83RD SEASON, SANTA ANITA PARK DEBUTS ANIMAL-WELFARE TECHNOLOGY NEVER BEFORE USED AT ANY RACETRACK IN THE COUNTRY

AHEAD OF 83RD SEASON, SANTA ANITA PARK DEBUTS ANIMAL-WELFARE TECHNOLOGY NEVER BEFORE USED AT ANY RACETRACK IN THE COUNTRY PET Scanner Will Aid in Detection of Pre-Existing Conditions in Racehorses Arcadia, CA — As Santa Anita Park prepares for its 83rd season, the racetrack today debuted animal-welfare technology that goes far and beyond anything ever seen at […]

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AHEAD OF OPENING DAY FOR SANTA ANITA’S 83RD SEASON, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED TO ASSIST IN THE HEALTHCARE OF EQUINE ATHLETES

AHEAD OF OPENING DAY FOR SANTA ANITA’S 83RD SEASON, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED TO ASSIST IN THE HEALTHCARE OF EQUINE ATHLETES ARCADIA, CA – Santa Anita Park will open for its 83rd Season on December 26th. This week, the standing PET Scan machine was installed which will assist in the identification of preexisting conditions in the fetlock, the […]

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 SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES 2020 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD FINALISTS, WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY 

SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES 2020 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD FINALISTS, WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY  BAZE, CASTELLANO, EMIGH, GRAHAM & QUINONES TO FACE NATIONWIDE VOTE OF THEIR PEERS   ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2019)–Santa Anita Park has announced a distinguished group of five finalists for the 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the […]

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 SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET OPENER SET FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 26, TRADITIONAL WALL CALENDAR FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION AS ICONIC VENUE OPENS FOR 83RD SEASON

 SANTA ANITA’S WINTER MEET OPENER SET FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 26, TRADITIONAL WALL CALENDAR FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION AS ICONIC VENUE OPENS FOR 83RD SEASON WITH EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 11:30 a.m.  CONDITION BOOK ONE NOW AVAILABLE AS GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA STAKES HEADLINE OPENING DAY CARD THAT ALSO INCLUDES GRADE II […]

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EQUINE MRI SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED; INSTALLATION PLANNED FOR SANTA ANITA

Equine MRI Successfully Funded; Installation Planned For Santa Anita Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) announced today that the fund-raising campaign for installation of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at Santa Anita Park has been successful. “We are in the process now of arranging for the full operation of the new MRI by […]

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LEADING THOROUGHBRED RACING ORGANIZATIONS LAUNCH SAFETY COALITION

LEADING THOROUGHBRED RACING ORGANIZATIONS LAUNCH SAFETY COALITION LEXINGTON (November 19, 2019) – The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes. Partnering together under the name […]

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RECORD HANDLE FOR BREEDERS’ CUP FUTURE STARS FRIDAY

RECORD HANDLE FOR BREEDERS’ CUP FUTURE STARS FRIDAY ARCADIA, CALIF. (Nov. 1, 2019) – All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $56,517,228, a record for Breeders’ Cup Friday and a 5.4% increase over last year’s 10-race Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday card at Churchill […]

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PROSPECT OF A MASSIVE SATURDAY PICK SIX POOL OF $5 MILLION IN PLAY AS SANTA ANITA’S BREEDERS’ CUP DAY ONE CARRYOVER OF $489,379 LIKELY TO FUEL A PARI-MUTUEL FRENZY WITH MANDATORY PAYOUT

PROSPECT OF A MASSIVE SATURDAY PICK SIX POOL OF $5 MILLION IN PLAY AS SANTA ANITA’S BREEDERS’ CUP DAY ONE CARRYOVER OF $489,379 LIKELY TO FUEL A PARI-MUTUEL FRENZY WITH MANDATORY PAYOUT ON-TRACK CROWD OF 41,243 CONTRIBUTES TO SPECTACULAR BREEDERS’ CUP DAY ONE ON FRIDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019)–The best is yet to come.  […]

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CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FUND-RAISING FOR STANDING MRI AT SANTA ANITA

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FUND-RAISING FOR STANDING MRI AT SANTA ANITA At a special Board of Directors meeting held Sunday, October 27, the leadership of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) voted to assist in immediate fund-raising for the Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) purchase of an equine MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) facility to be […]

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XBTV UNVEILS BREEDERS’ CUP WEEK SPECIAL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FEATURING HANDICAPPING SHOWS, ANALYSIS, WORKOUTS & MORE

XBTV UNVEILS BREEDERS’ CUP WEEK SPECIAL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FEATURING HANDICAPPING SHOWS, ANALYSIS, WORKOUTS & MORE October 29, 2019 (Arcadia, CA) – With the Breeders’ Cup draw now in the books, leading horse racing content producer and distributor XBTV has finalized its plans for covering the World Championships. In addition to hosting a free library of more […]

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WARREN’S SHOWTIME, BULLETPROOF ONE & STRADARI ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 12 IN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES FRIDAY AT SEVEN FURLONGS 

WARREN’S SHOWTIME, BULLETPROOF ONE & STRADARI ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 12 IN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES FRIDAY AT SEVEN FURLONGS  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2019)–Well accomplished stakes winners Warren’s Showtime and Bulletproof One, along with promising Golden Gate […]

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SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $395,207 INTO THURSDAY; MANDATORY JACKPOT PAYOUT ON CLOSING DAY, SUNDAY, NOV. 3 

SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $395,207 INTO THURSDAY; MANDATORY JACKPOT PAYOUT ON CLOSING DAY, SUNDAY, NOV. 3  IF THERE IS NO SINGLE TICKET ON THURSDAY, SUNDAY’S JACKPOT POOL COULD REACH $4 MILLION        ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2019)–With the prospect of a massive mandatory payout pool of $4 million […]

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Statement from the Stronach Group – October 27, 2019

Bye Bye Beautiful was humanely euthanized after the third race on Sunday, October 27th at Santa Anita Park.  After being pulled up past the ½ mile pole, Bye Bye Beautiful was immediately evaluated by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead, and transported in the equine ambulance.  Dr. […]

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 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $351,352,  INTO SUNDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.

 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $351,352,  INTO SUNDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved again on Saturday, creating a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $351,352. If there is no […]

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 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $314,503  INTO SATURDAY; FOUR CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $13,231 

 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $314,503  INTO SATURDAY; FOUR CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $13,231  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2019)–Hopes ran high on Friday at Santa Anita, as Wild Cat Canyon, Go Sammy Go and Artcrilic represented the hopes of three “live” tickets in Friday’s eighth and final race at […]

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HIDDEN MESSAGE, MUCHO UNUSUAL, GIZA GODDESS & SOLENT ALL PROMINENT AMONG A FIELD OF 12 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF 

HIDDEN MESSAGE, MUCHO UNUSUAL, GIZA GODDESS & SOLENT ALL PROMINENT AMONG A FIELD OF 12 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF  DEEP & COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES PROVIDE TRUE HANDICAPPING CHALLENGE ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2019)–In what shapes up as perhaps the best betting race of the […]

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A STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP

STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP October 19, 2019 Satchel Paige, a three-year-old gelding, was humanely euthanized after the fifth race on Saturday, October 19th at Santa Anita Park.  After being pulled up at the 3/8th pole, Satchel Paige was immediately evaluated by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana […]

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XBTV INTRODUCES BREEDERS’ CUP PORTAL FEATURING CONTENDER WORKOUTS, ANALYSIS AND REPLAYS

XBTV INTRODUCES BREEDERS’ CUP PORTAL FEATURING CONTENDER WORKOUTS, ANALYSIS AND REPLAYS      October 19, 2019 (Arcadia, CA) – XBTV, the premier online destination for exclusive video workouts, handicapping insights and analysis, has unveiled its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Portal providing racing fans, horsemen and handicappers  free access to exclusive videos and blogs in advance of this year’s Breeders’ Cup […]

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REDDAM’S HOMEBRED CARNIVOROUS RALLIES TO TAKE $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER CEDILLO

REDDAM’S HOMEBRED CARNIVOROUS RALLIES TO TAKE $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, HE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:02.24 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2019)–Reddam Racing’s homebred Carnivorous shifted out for racing room in mid-stretch and was a handy half length winner of Friday’s $51,000 Santa […]

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 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $168,406; FIRST POST TIME ON ‘DOLLAR DAY’ IS AT 12:30 P.M.  

 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $168,406; FIRST POST TIME ON ‘DOLLAR DAY’ IS AT 12:30 P.M.   COLUMBUS DAY RACING WILL FEATURE ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGS    ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2019)–With special Columbus Day racing on Monday, fans will be greeted by a […]

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 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $136,917 INTO SUNDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD WHICH STARTS AT 12:30 P.M.

SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $136,917 INTO SUNDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD WHICH STARTS AT 12:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $136,917 into Sunday’s eight-race card. With a Jackpot carryover […]

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 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $105,306 INTO SATURDAY; SIX CONSOLATION WINNERS TODAY EACH PAY $9,149.80 

 SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $105,306 INTO SATURDAY; SIX CONSOLATION WINNERS TODAY EACH PAY $9,149.80  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2019)–Although there was no single ticket winner in today’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, there were six consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $9,149.80.  Accordingly, there is a Rainbow […]

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LONGSHOT RICK’S DREAM TAKES $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER HERNANDEZ; TRAINED BY SALDANA, HE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:11.28 

LONGSHOT RICK’S DREAM TAKES $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER HERNANDEZ; TRAINED BY SALDANA, HE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:11.28  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2019)–Breaking alertly from the rail, longshot Rick’s Dream went to the front through hotly contested early fractions and stayed there under Efrain Hernandez, winning Friday’s $51,000 Santa […]

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SHEDARESTHEDEVIL & ÉCLAIR RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE-OPEN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES SUNDAY AT SIX FURLONGS

SHEDARESTHEDEVIL & ÉCLAIR RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE-OPEN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES SUNDAY AT SIX FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019)–Trainer Simon Callaghan’s Shedaresthedevil and Bob Baffert’s Éclair rate big chances in a wide-open cast of six juvenile fillies going six furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita. Shipped west to Callaghan following an […]

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LONGSHOT WARREN’S SHOWTIME RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS APPRENTICE VELEZ & VETERAN CONDITIONER LEWIS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.06

LONGSHOT WARREN’S SHOWTIME RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS APPRENTICE VELEZ & VETERAN CONDITIONER LEWIS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.06 WARREN HOMEBRED PROVIDES CALIFORNIA-BASED STALLION CLUBHOUSE RIDE WITH HIS FIRST STAKES WINNER ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Patiently handled at odds of 35-1, Ben and Sally […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED RAYMUNDOS SECRET GOES GATE TO WIRE IN TAKING $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER FRANCO

HEAVILY FAVORED RAYMUNDOS SECRET GOES GATE TO WIRE IN TAKING $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY BALTAS, FLORIDA-BRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.19  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2019)–Off at 2-5 and firmly in command throughout, Raymundos Secret registered an impressive 2 ¾ length front-running victory in Friday’s $51,000 […]

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT WINNER COLLECTS $144,893

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT WINNER COLLECTS $144,893; TICKET WAS PURCHASED FOR $288.00 THROUGH XPRESSBET SINGLE TICKET ALSO HITS 50 CENT LATE PICK 5, PAYING $119,165  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)–On day number four of its 2019 Autumn Meet, one lucky ticket connected the dots and hit Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow […]

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YESTERDAYONCEMORE & CROUGHAVOUKE HEAD SUNDAY’S $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF 

YESTERDAYONCEMORE & CROUGHAVOUKE HEAD SUNDAY’S $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)–A convincing one length winner of Del Mar’s one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf on Sept. 2, Irish-bred Yesterdayoncemore will hope to validate that score as she heads Sunday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at one […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP LAUNCHES ‘WIN WITH WALKER’ PROMOTIONAL SWEEPSTAKES 

BREEDERS’ CUP LAUNCHES ‘WIN WITH WALKER’ PROMOTIONAL SWEEPSTAKES  One Lucky Winner to Meet Superstar Pitcher Walker Buehler at 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships LEXINGTON, Ky., (October 3, 2019) – Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced the launch of a new sweepstakes with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ star pitcher Walker Buehler. […]

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NAVARRO INVADER SHANCELOT SQUARES OFF WITH MANDELLA’S OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIX FURLONGS 

NAVARRO INVADER SHANCELOT SQUARES OFF WITH MANDELLA’S OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIX FURLONGS  RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–High percentage eastern-based trainer Jorge Navarro’s brilliant sprinter Shancelot will square off with Richard Mandella’s comebacking sophomore Omaha […]

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A STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP

A STATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP This afternoon, Emtech, a three-year-old colt, was humanely euthanized on the track after the eighth race on Saturday, September 28th at Santa Anita Park.  After breaking down on the track, Emtech was evaluated immediately by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead. Dr. […]

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ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED PEE WEE REESE TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 EDDIE D STAKES BY HALF LENGTH UNDER PRAT, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, HE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF IN 55.33

ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED PEE WEE REESE TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 EDDIE D STAKES BY HALF LENGTH UNDER PRAT, TRAINED BY D’AMATO, HE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF IN 55.33 RACE NAMED IN HONOR OF RETIRED ALL-TIME GREAT JOCKEY EDDIE DELAHOUSSAYE       ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2019)–Full of run while an attentive third around the far […]

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OLLIE’S CANDY, SECRET SPICE & PARADISE WOODS HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ZENYATTA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES 

OLLIE’S CANDY, SECRET SPICE & PARADISE WOODS HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ZENYATTA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES  RACE IS BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2019)–With the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff looming large on the horizon, Ollie’s Candy, Secret Spice and Paradise Woods head a field […]

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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 ANNOUNCES WAGERING MENU FOR UPCOMING AUTUMN MEET, 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX & 12 PERCENT TAKEOUT STRONACH FIVE PROMINENT AMONG COMPREHENSIVE OFFERING  SANTA ANITA TO OFFER A $500,000 GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 POOL THIS SATURDAY; ALL NEW 50 CENT JACKPOT SUPER HIGH FIVE TO HAVE MANDATORY PAYOUT ON NOV. 2 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. […]

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SANTA ANITA TO AGAIN OFFER $5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ ONLINE BETTING CONTEST; POPULAR FREE WAGER OFFERS TOP PRIZE OF $2,500 & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO SELECT ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER EACH DAY THEY PLAY 

SANTA ANITA TO AGAIN OFFER $5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ ONLINE BETTING CONTEST; POPULAR FREE WAGER OFFERS TOP PRIZE OF $2,500 & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO SELECT ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER EACH DAY THEY PLAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2019)–Santa Anita Park will again offer its popular free online “Showvivor” contest throughout its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens on […]

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SUNDAY’S GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES REKINDLES FOND MEMORIES OF LEGENDARY DISTAFFER WHO BEAT THE BOYS 10 YEARS AGO IN THE $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA

SUNDAY’S GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES REKINDLES FOND MEMORIES OF LEGENDARY DISTAFFER WHO BEAT THE BOYS 10 YEARS AGO IN THE $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA RACE NAMED IN HER HONOR TO BE RUN SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2019)–Although it’s been nearly 10 years since Jerry and Ann Moss’s […]

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UNITED, ACCLIMATE & CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE ALL RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY 

 UNITED, ACCLIMATE & CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE ALL RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2019)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s highly regarded United and a pair of Phil D’Amato trainees, Acclimate and Cleopatra’s Strike, rate big chances in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 John Henry […]

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TOP RATED MCKINZIE & HIGHER POWER HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AS THEY GO 1 1/8 MILES IN PREPARATION FOR $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 2

TOP RATED MCKINZIE & HIGHER POWER HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AS THEY GO 1 1/8 MILES IN PREPARATION FOR $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 2   RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE QUALIFIER  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2019)–America’s current top rated older horse, McKinzie, and rising star […]

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO AGAIN FEATURE WORLD CLASS JOCKEY COLONY AS SMITH, PRAT, ESPINOZA, VAN DYKE, CEDILLO, TALAMO, BEJARANO, & MANY MORE ALL RETURN FOR FULL-TIME ASSIGNMENTS 

SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO AGAIN FEATURE WORLD CLASS JOCKEY COLONY AS SMITH, PRAT, ESPINOZA, VAN DYKE, CEDILLO, TALAMO, BEJARANO, & MANY MORE ALL RETURN FOR FULL-TIME ASSIGNMENTS  23-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY & WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 1 & 2  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Fans and horsemen will […]

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 UPSTART MR VARGAS & TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP STORMY LIBERAL SQUARE OFF IN GRADE II, $200,000 EDDIE D STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF THIS FRIDAY 

 UPSTART MR VARGAS & TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP STORMY LIBERAL SQUARE OFF IN GRADE II, $200,000 EDDIE D STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF THIS FRIDAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Trainer Brian Koriner’s upstart Mr Vargas and Peter Miller’s two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Stormy Liberal head a field of eight three year olds and […]

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EIGHT RINGS, COLLUSION ILLUSION & EXPRESS TRAIN HEAD FRIDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN PHAROAH STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 1 1/16 MILES

 EIGHT RINGS, COLLUSION ILLUSION & EXPRESS TRAIN HEAD FRIDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN PHAROAH STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 1 1/16 MILES RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Eight Rings, Mark Glatt’s Collusion Illusion, John Shirreffs’ Express Train and Steve Asmussen’s Shoplifted head a […]

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 BAFFERT’S BAST LOOMS SHORT PRICED FAVORITE IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA 

 BAFFERT’S BAST LOOMS SHORT PRICED FAVORITE IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA  RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Bast looms a complete standout among six  juvenile fillies in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES POST TIMES FOR 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES POST TIMES FOR 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARCADIA, Calif. (September 24, 2019) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, which will be held on Nov. 1-2  at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. […]

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JON WHITE BACK FOR HIS 11TH SEASON AS SANTA ANITA’S HIGHLY RESPECTED MORNING LINE MAKER; SANTA ANITA’S 2019 AUTUMN MEET IS SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 

JON WHITE BACK FOR HIS 11TH SEASON AS SANTA ANITA’S HIGHLY RESPECTED MORNING LINE MAKER; SANTA ANITA’S 2019 AUTUMN MEET IS SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–An unmistakable treasure on the American Racing landscape, the indefatigable Jon White is back for his 11th year as Santa Anita’s highly respected Morning Line […]

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SANTA ANITA’S 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET SET TO OPEN ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.; TRACK TO HOST RECORD 10TH BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 1 & 2 

SANTA ANITA’S 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET SET TO OPEN ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.; TRACK TO HOST RECORD 10TH BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 1 & 2  ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2019)–With entries set to be taken on Tuesday, Santa Anita Park’s 23-day Autumn Meet will open on Friday, Sept. 27, with first […]

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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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