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SANTA ANITA TO UNVEIL FIRST-EVER SPRING MEET ON FRIDAY WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 3 P.M.; 40-DAY MEET TO INCLUDE FREE INFIELD ADMISSION & PARKING ON WEEKENDS THROUGH JUNE 29

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 11 hours ago
April 23, 2014 GREAT RACE PLACE TO OFFER LIVE RACING THROUGHOUT RACING’S TRIPLE CROWN ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s first-ever Spring Meeting will get underway on Friday, as the track will present an eight-race program with a twilight first post time of 3 p.m. The 40-day Spring Meet will feature a number of promotions and events, and the track will offer fans free Infield General Admission and parking through Gate 6 each weekend through closing day, Sunday, June 29. read more Read More...

CLASSY TAMARANDO HEADS EIGHT-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE LOOKS TO REBOUND FROM DISAPPOINTING RUN AS FAVORITE IN GRADE III SPIRAL STAKES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 15 hours ago
April 23, 2014 SNOW CHIEF ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—A Kentucky Derby hopeful prior to a disappointing eighth place finish as the favorite in the Grade III Spiral Stakes March 22, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando hopes to regain the form that enabled him to win the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and two other stakes as he heads a field of eight sophomores bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf. read more Read More...

SPEEDY ROVENNA HEADS SATURDAY’S $250,000 MELAIR STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; MACHOWSKY FILLY STRETCHES OUT AND SEEKS THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 16 hours ago
April 23, 2014 MELAIR ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—Trainer Mike Machowsky’s Rovenna will shoot for her third consecutive win as she heads a field of eight sophomore fillies bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $250,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INVADOR MARKS MINE FIGURES PROMINENTLY IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES; SPECHT TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL IN SIX FURLONG AFFAIR FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLIES & MARES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 18 hours ago
April 23, 2014 RACE IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Marks Mine heads a field of eight older fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes at six furlongs. Trained by Steve Specht, the 4-year-old filly by Benchmark comes off an authoritative half length win as the even money favorite in the six furlong Camilla Urso Stakes March 15 at Golden Gate Fields. read more Read More...

CLASSY ROUSING SERMON HOPES TO REBOUND IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT FLAT MILE; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SHORTENS UP OFF DISAPPOINTING RUN IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP MARCH 8

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 18 hours ago
April 23, 2014 TIZNOW IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—With more than $700,000 in earnings, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Rousing Sermon is easily the leading money earner going into Saturday’s $125,000 Tiznow Stakes for older horses bred or sired in California and the 5-year-old horse by Lucky Pulpit looms the horse to beat despite finishing a well beaten sixth in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap March 8. read more Read More...

VERSATILE HALO DOLLY SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE HEADS FIELD OF SEVEN OLDER CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLIES AND MARES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 18 hours ago
April 23, 2014 RACE IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES CARDED ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2014)—Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Halo Dolly seeks millionaire status as she heads a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes going one mile on turf at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP, NBC EXPAND PARTNERSHIP; NBC SPORTS GROUP TO TELEVISE “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES: WIN AND YOU’RE IN”™

April 21, 2014 THE GOLD CUP AND AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AT SANTA ANITA TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON NBCSN 11 EVENT MULTI-MEDIA MARKETING PLATFORM PROVIDES PARTNERS EXPOSURE ON-AIR, ONLINE AND ON-SITE NEW YORK (April 21, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup, the most prestigious event in international horse racing, announced today that it is expanding its partnership with NBC Sports Group to televise a series of 18 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races from top tracks in the U.S., from June until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.read more Read More...

ALL-SOURCES HANDLE UP AS SANTA ANITA PARK’S WINTER MEET CONCLUDES; TRACK SET TO ENTER NEW ERA WITH SPRING MEET STARTING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25

April 20, 2014 TRACK’S SPRING MEETING TO FEATURE LIVE RACING FOR FIRST TIME THROUGHOUT TRIPLE CROWN, FREE ADMISSION TO INFIELD OFFERED EACH WEEKEND THROUGH JUNE 29 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s 77th Winter Meeting drew to a close on Sunday, with the storied track’s overall handle showing a four percent increase over a year ago and expectations high as The Great Race Place readies for its first-ever Spring Meet, which will open on Friday, April 25 and run through Sunday, June 29. Santa Anita will also host an unprecedented third straight edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. read more Read More...

TWO-TIME ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING FILLY BEHOLDER TRIUMPHANT IN RETURN, MANDELLA FILLY TAKES $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS IN HER FIRST START SINCE WINNING GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF NOV. 1

April 20, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2016)—Spendthrift Farms’ multiple Eclipse Award winning filly Beholder was a runaway winner of Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 5 ¼ lengths under Gary Stevens in her 4-year-old debut while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.67. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

April 20, 2014 HOLLENDORFER, BEJARANO EARN HONORS AS TOP TRAINER AND JOCKEY ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2014) – Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome, who stamped himself as the favorite for the 140th Kentucky Derby on May 3 by virtue of his authoritative 5 ¼ length victory in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, was a unanimous choice as Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Media Poll. read more Read More...

FRENCH INVADOR FLAMBOYANT FLIES LATE TO WIN $75,000 LA PUENTE STAKES UNDER NAKATANI; GALLAGHER TRAINEE UP TO WIN GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF BY A NECK

April 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2014)—Purchased following a second place finish in a minor stakes in mid-January by Chuck Winner and David Bienstock, French-bred Flamboyant was impressive in his U.S. debut, as he flew late to win Saturday’s $75,000 La Puente Stakes by a neck under Corey Nakatani while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.45. read more Read More...

DRYSDALE’S FIRE WITH FIRE HEADS FRIDAY’S GRADE III LAST TYCOON STAKES; TURF FEATURE AT 1 1/8 MILES HIGHLIGHTS SPRING MEET OPENER AT SANTA ANITA

April 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2014)—Fresh off victory going 1 ½ miles on turf in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes March 22, Neil Drysdale’s Fire With Fire seeks his third consecutive win in Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, which headlines an eight-race program on Santa Anita’s Spring Meet opening day. read more Read More...

DRYSDALE’S FIRE WITH FIRE HEADS FRIDAY’S GRADE III LAST TYCOON STAKES; TURF FEATURE AT 1 1/8 MILES HIGHLIGHTS SPRING MEET OPENER AT SANTA ANITA

April 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2014)—Fresh off victory going 1 ½ miles on turf in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes March 22, Neil Drysdale’s Fire With Fire seeks his third consecutive win in Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, which headlines an eight-race program on Santa Anita’s Spring Meet opening day. read more Read More...

DRYSDALE’S FIRE WITH FIRE HEADS FRIDAY’S GRADE III LAST TYCOON STAKES; TURF FEATURE AT 1 1/8 MILES HIGHLIGHTS SPRING MEET OPENER AT SANTA ANITA

April 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2014)—Fresh off victory going 1 ½ miles on turf in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes March 22, Neil Drysdale’s Fire With Fire seeks his third consecutive win in Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, which headlines an eight-race program on Santa Anita’s Spring Meet opening day. read more Read More...

A Message From Frank Stronach

April 16, 2014 AURORA, ONTARIO - The Stronach Group has always been committed to ensuring that our horse racing businesses operate with i... Read More...

SWEET SWAP HOLDS OFF LAKERVILLE TO WIN GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES BY HALF LENTGTH; SADLER TRAINEE THE NARROW FAVORITE OVER RUNNER-UP LAKERVILLE

April 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)—Sweet Swap and Joe Talamo are good for each other. Ridden for the second time in-a-row in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by Talamo, the 5 year-old horse by Candy Ride followed his Feb. 23 Joe Hernandez Stakes win down the hillside turf course with a diminishing half length tally on Sunday over the late-charging Lakerville as he negotiated the 6 ½ furlongs down the hill in 1:11.59. read more Read More...

TWO-TIME ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER BEHOLDER TO MAKE 2014 DEBUT IN CLOSING DAY $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)—Two-time Eclipse Award Champion filly Beholder towers over six older fillies and mares in next Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, her first start since winning the Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. read more Read More...

FAVORED STORMY LUCY WINS GRADE III, $150,000 SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP BY A NECK UNDER BEJARANO; 5-YEAR-OLD MARE WINS FIRST TIME FOR MOGER

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2014)—Stormy Lucy and Rafael Bejarano have developed a very successful relationship. Ridden for the second time in-a-row by Santa Anita’s leading jockey, the 5-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic followed her win in the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita March 16 with a thrilling come-from-behind neck victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap as she negotiated 1 ¼ miles on turf in 1:58.73. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA-BRED BIG MACHER SMOKES HOME TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 POTRERO GRANDE BY A NOSE OVER FAVORED WILD DUDE; BALTAS TRAINEE RIDDEN BY BAZE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2014)—In a thrilling finish, California-bred Big Macher, with Tyler Baze aboard, prevailed by a nose over favored Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes, covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.97. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA-BRED TRIBAL SKY TAKES GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS UNDER TALAMO; KITCHINGMAN TRAINEE BENEFITS FROM FAST PACE AND WINS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2014)—California-bred Tribal Sky benefitted from a fast pace to come rolling late and win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes by a head under Joe Talamo, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.12. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT UZZIEL TAKES $75,000 SANTA PAULA STAKES ON FRONT-END; PUYPE TRAINEE PROVIDES BAZE WITH HIS THIRD WIN OF DAY AND FIRST STAKES VICTORY FOR OWNER/BREEDERS JAMES & TAMMY MCKENNEY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 11, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $54,472 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $400,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)—Longshot Uzziel took full advantage of her early speed and coasted to a stunning 42-1 front-end upset in Friday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.19 while providing Tyler Baze with his third win on the afternoon. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES RETURN OF ROLLING TWO DOLLAR DAILY DOUBLES WITH THE BEGINNING OF ITS SPRING MEETING ON APRIL 25

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 11, 2014 POPULAR WAGER WILL CONTINUE TO FEATURE LOW 18 PERCENT TAKEOUT ARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2014)—Santa Anita Park announced on Friday that in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), the track’s popular two dollar rolling Daily Doubles, featuring a low takeout of 18 percent, will be offered with the beginning of the upcoming Spring Meet on Friday, April 25. read more Read More...

HARD HITTING SWEET SWAP HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES; FIELD OF 10 OLDER HORSES TO CONTEST 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler’s hard hitting Sweet Swap heads a field of 10 older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES FREE INFIELD AREA ADMISSION & FREE PARKING VIA GATE 6 ON WEEKENDS BEGINNING SATURDAY, APRIL 26, THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 10, 2014 GREAT RACE PLACE TO BE OPEN FOR LIVE RACING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER DURING TRIPLE CROWN ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will offer fans free weekend admission to its spacious Infield Area and free parking via Infield Gate 6, beginning Saturday, April 26, through the conclusion of the upcoming Spring Meet on Sunday, June 29. read more Read More...

FAVORED MARK OF A GEM SHOWS WAY IN $58,000 ANACAPA PURSE; SMITH GUIDES BENCHMARK FILLY TO NECK WIN AS TRAINER YAKTEEN REGISTERS SECOND WIN ON CARD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Sent from the gate by Mike Smith, favored Mark of a Gem carved out fractions of 21.31, 43.11 and 1:06.05 en route to a diminishing neck victory in Thursday’s $58,000 Anacapa Purse allowance, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.30. read more Read More...

STORMY LUCY HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP; FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO CONTEST 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014)—Stormy Lucy, an impressive winner of the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes on March 16, heads a competitive field of eight older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Formerly trained by Frank Lucarelli, Stormy Lucy was purchased privately by Steve Moger following her Santa Ana triumph and will be saddled for the first time by his brother Ed Moger on Sunday. read more Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP UNVEILS OFFICIAL EVENT LOGO FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 31 AND NOVEMBER 1 AT SANTA ANITA PARK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today unveiled the official event logo for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on October 31 and November 1.read more Read More...

MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER SKY HIGH GAL, UP AND COMER BIORHYTHM HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS STAKES FOR FILLIES & MARES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Sky High Gal and up and coming Biorhythm head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. read more Read More...

WILD DUDE HEADS COMPETITIVE CAST IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 POTRERO GRANDE STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2014)—A winner of the Grade II, six furlong Palos Verdes Stakes two starts back on Feb. 2, top sprinter Wild Dude heads a competitive field of eight older horses set to go 6 ½ furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

TOM’S TRIBUTE SURGES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN $75,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES; WITH SMITH ABOARD, CASSIDY TRAINEE TIES STAKES RECORD FOR MILE ON TURF HELD BY TWO-TIME HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 weeks ago
April 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)—Next to last in a field of eight older horses going to the far turn under Mike Smith, Tom’s Tribute came roaring down the stretch to win Sunday’s $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths while equaling two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s course record for a mile on turf in 1:31.78 read more Read More...

LUCKY FAN EDWARD ESPINOZA WINS CHANCE TO TAKE $1 MILLION TRIPLE CROWN BONUS BY CASHING $5,000 SANTA ANITA CONTEST BET WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME; 72-YEAR-OLD WHITTIER RESIDENT IS REGULAR SATURDAY ATTENDEE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)—Edward Espinoza loves chrome, California Chrome that is. The 72-year-old Whittier resident has been attending the races at Santa Anita for the last 20 years and on Saturday, he hit the jackpot in the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest as he was selected to pick the winner of Santa Anita’s premier race for 3-year-olds that carries a $1 million purse. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA-BRED SENSATION CALIFORNIA CHROME DEMOLISHES FIELD IN GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY; SHERMAN TRAINEE WINS BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 5, 2014 DERBY DAY CROWD OF 35,241 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL HANDLE OF $22,542,443 By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif... Read More...

NASHOBA’S GOLD OUTSPRINTS FAVORED DIVERSY HARBOR LATE TO WIN GRADE III, $150,000 PROVIDENCIA STAKES BY ONE LENGTH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)—Nashoba’s Gold outsprinted favored Diversy Harbor late to win Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes by one length under Joe Talamo, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.06. read more Read More...

STEVENS & FASHION PLATE COAST TO GATE TO WIRE WIN IN GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS; CALLAGHAN TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS OVER FAVORED RIA ANTONIA

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)—In a scintillating gate to wire performance, the Simon Callaghan-trained Fashion Plate, with Gary Stevens up, took Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Ria Antonia and thus stamped herself as the West Coast’s best hope to win the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs May 2. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT ALERT BAY RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN $200,000 ECHO EDDIE STAKES UNDER BAZE, CAL-BRED BY CITY ZIP GIVES TRAINER WRIGHT FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA STAKES WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)—A close fifth going into the far turn, longshot Alert Bay, with Tyler Baze up, rallied at the rail to win Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by a half length over a fast-finishing Life Is a Joy, providing trainer Blaine Wright with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes win while covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.61. read more Read More...

THEATRE STAR HANDY WINNER OF $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, HIGH PERCENTAGE COMBO OF STEVENS & PROCTOR TEAM TO WIN WITH PROMISING FILLY BY WAR FRONT WHO NOTCHES HER FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2014)—Theatre Star made her Southern California debut in style on Friday at Santa Anita, as she strode to an impressive three quarter length win under a confident hand ride from Gary Stevens in the day’s $60,000 allowance feature for older fillies and mares, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.52. read more Read More...

GINGER TAP HAS CLEAR SAILING AND WINS SANTA ANITA’S $58,000 ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER BEJARANO

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2014)—With leading rider Rafael Bejarano at the controls, Ginger Tap was taken off a fast pace and found her best stride late to win Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length while getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.89. read more Read More...

UPSTART DIVERSY HARBOR HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 PROVIDENCIA STAKES, PROCTOR & STEVENS TEAM AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 2, 2014 FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORE FILLIES COMPRISE COMPETITIVE FIELD ON SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)—Diversy Harbor, one of the most impressive two turn turf winners of the meet, heads a field of 10 in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass. read more Read More...

FASHION PLATE, RIA ANTONIA HEAD STRONG FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)—Fashion Plate, an impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 1, and Ria Antonia, who won the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies via disqualification two starts back on Nov. 2, head a competitive field of eight 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks. read more Read More...

STREAKING CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADS $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY, SHERMAN TRAINEE STANDS OUT AMONG FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/8 MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
April 2, 2014 TOTAL OF 170 ALL IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)—California-bred sensation California Chrome heads a field of eight sophomores set to go 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, as the Art Sherman trainee seeks his fourth consecutive win and 100 additional Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The second, third and fourth place finishers will each receive 40, 20 and 10 qualifying points respectively. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA DERBY ON SATURDAY COULD MAKE ONE LUCKY FAN $1 MILLION; FIRST-EVER DERBY MILLIONAIRE CONTEST FINALIST WILL HAVE $5,000 TO BET ON HORSE OF HIS OR HER CHOOSING, WITH HOPE TO WIN TRIPLE CROWN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
March 30, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will conduct its first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest in conjunction with Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. One lucky fan will be selected prior to the Derby and Santa Anita will place a $5,000 win bet on the horse he or she has selected. Should that horse win, the money, including the $5,000 bet, will go to the winner and should that horse win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, a $1 million grand prize will be awarded. read more Read More...

FAVORED FURY KAPCORI IS GAME WINNER OF $75,000 SANTANA MILE; BEJARANO & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
March 30, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)—Favored Fury Kapcori pounced on pacesetter Appealing Tale going to the far turn and gutted out a game three quarters of a length win under Rafael Bejarano in Sunday’s $75,000 Santana Mile Stakes for older horses at Santa Anita, getting the distance in 1:34.50. read more Read More...

PUBLIC ADVISED BALDWIN AVE. TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY FOR DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK; TRAFFIC TO BE RE-ROUTED SOUTH OF 210 FWY AS CLOSURE WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:45 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 30, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)—Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Saturday, April 5, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate Santa Anita’s annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k Run & Walk. read more Read More...

MAJESTIC HARBOR ROLLS TO BIG WIN IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP, BAZE & MCCARTHY TEAM FOR THREE LENGTH VICTORY; ON-TRACK CROWD OF 16,179 WITNESS TOP RACING & JAPANESE CULTURAL EVENTS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 29, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $92,562 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 29, 2014)—With Tyler Baze at the controls, Majestic Harbor seized control going to the three eighths pole in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, opening up an insurmountable lead around the far turn and prevailed in the 1 ½ miles marathon by three lengths in 2:29.97. read more Read More...

FAVORED PATHWAY TO YES TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ½ LENGTHS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF AS APPRENTICE VAN DYKE COLLECTS HAT TRICK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—Favored Pathway to Yes rocketed from the gate and never looked back on Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $58,000 Cape Horn Purse allowance by a 1 ½ lengths, providing hot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke with his third win on the day while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.50. read more Read More...

JOCKEY ESPINOZA ENJOYS RIDE AT DODGER STADIUM

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 28, 2014 MIDDLE MAN--Jockey Victor Espinoza, regular rider of early Santa Anita Derby favorite California Chrome, is flanked by Yas... Read More...

SANTA ANITA DERBY FAVORITE CALIFORNIA CHROME AND LEGENDARY SWAPS HAVE MUCH IN COMMON ACCORDING TO TRAINER SHERMAN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—Trainer Art Sherman knows the comparisons are unavoidable. His brilliant colt California Chrome, early favorite for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, is California-bred, chestnut in color, and, most importantly— can run like the wind. Sherman, 77, was well acquainted with another chestnut colt some 59 years ago who met all of the afore mentioned descriptions with a whirlwind of brilliance that left the racing world in awe. read more Read More...

PARLIAMENTARIAN WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER HOT APPENTICE VAN DYKE, HEADLEY SADDLES JOHNSTON HOMEBRED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 27, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2014)—Idle since Jan. 10, 2013, Parliamentarian was sent to the lead by top apprentice Drayden Van Dyke and coasted to a gate to wire win in Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by 4 ¼ lengths while negotiating six furlongs in 1:09.58. read more Read More...

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 27, 2014 • ODDSMAKERS JUMP ON CALIFORNIA CHROME BANDWAGON • SEGWAY MAKES MAIN TRACK DEBUT IN MARATHON TOKYO CITY • BEHOLDER FIRES BULLET AS CHAMP NEARS HER COMEBACK ‘CHROME’ 5-1 FUTURE BOOK CHOICE TO WIN DERBY California Chrome’s Kentucky Derby Express continued to gain steam when the California-bred son of Lucky pulpit was listed as the 5-1 morning line favorite in Churchill Downs’ fourth and final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool that opened at 9 a.m. today and runs until 3 p.m.read more Read More...

JOCKEY VICTOR ESPINOZA TO THROW OUT CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AT DODGER STADIUM THURSDAY NIGHT, REGULAR PILOT OF EARLY SANTA ANITA DERBY FAVORITE CALIFORNIA CHROME TO KEYNOTE FREEWAY SERIES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
March 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014 )—Victor Espinoza, regular rider of the brilliant 3-year-old California Chrome, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers and Angels get set to begin their annual three-game Freeway Series which gets underway at 7:10 p.m. read more Read More...