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XPRESSBET TO SPONSOR JAVIER CASTELLANO IN INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY CHALLENGE

July 15, 2014 Leading North American Rider to Compete against World’s Best on Wednesday, July 16 July 15, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet is excited to announce that it will sponsor leading North American rider, Javier Castellano, in Turkey’s International Jockey Challenge. The Challenge, which takes place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse, brings a team of international riding superstars, including Castellano, Frankie Dettori (United Kingdom), Maxime Guyon (France), Yuichi Fukunaga (Japan) and Craig Williams (Australia) to Turkey to take on 5 leading local riders in a 4 race contest. This is the second consecutive year in which Castellano will participate in the event. read more Read More...

HRTV WELCOMES DEL MAR TO ITS SUMMER PROGRAMMING LINE-UP, JOINING ENHANCED, ON-SITE COVERAGE FROM SARATOGA

July 14, 2014 Arcadia, CA, July 13, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will expand its coverage of the best summer racing ac... Read More...

XPRESSBET PARTNERS WITH HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB TO BRING RACES TO US CUSTOMERS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
July 1, 2014 Online Wagering Provider Will Offer Customers Wagering on 83 Hong Kong Cards Annually June 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to bring live, commingled wagering on Hong Kong races to Xpressbet’s platform in the United States. Xpressbet customers can wager on the races from Hong Kong beginning July 1, 2014. Hong Kong racing is famous for offering the world’s largest pools, which currently average more than $17 million per race, and the highest prize money per race worldwide, as well as world-class racing at its two premier racing venues, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. read more Read More...

HRTV ON-SITE FOR INAUGURAL LOS ALAMITOS THOROUGHBRED MEETING, BEGINNING THURSDAY, JULY 3

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
July 1, 2014 Network's Kurt Hoover Reports from Trackside for Eight-Day Meeting Arcadia, CA, July 1, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for... Read More...

MAJESTIC HARBOR ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 29, 2014 O’Neill, Talamo Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey ARCADIA, Calif., (June 29, 2014) – Majestic Harbor, who crushed six rivals including three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, was named Horse of the Meet in the inaugural Spring Meet Media Poll. A 6-year-old Rockport Harbor horse bred in Kentucky and trained by Sean McCarthy for owner Ron Beegle of Arcadia who races as Gallant Stables, Majestic Harbor won the mile and a quarter Gold Cup by 6 ¼ lengths under Tyler Baze, leaving in his wake Clubhouse Ride, read more Read More...

BIG KICK DOMINANT ON FRONT END AND SPRINGS SURPRISE IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES; ESPINOZA & MACHOWSKY TEAM FOR 2 ¾ LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 29, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)—Big Kick took what appeared to be a big jump in class in stride Sunday, winning in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths in Santa Anita’s closing day Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes under Victor Espinoza, traversing a marathon 1 ¾ miles on turf in 2:46.78 after cruising through uncontested fractions of 24.88, 48.97, 1:12.19, 1:37.19, 2:02.69 and 2:28.94. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA’S FIRST-EVER 38-DAY SPRING MEET A ROUSING SUCCESS; COMBINED WINTER & SPRING PARI-MUTUEL HANDLE EXCEEDS $1 BILLION

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 29, 2014 ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 40 PERCENT DURING SPRING MEET ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)—Santa Anita’s first-ever 38-day Spring Meeting concluded Sunday and by all accounts it was a rousing success, as both attendance and handle numbers far exceeded initial projections. The Spring Meet, which was effectively combined with the track’s 69-day Winter Meet that ran from Dec. 26 through April 20, generated total pari-mutuel handle that exceeded $1 billion. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT MAJESTIC HARBOR SLINGSHOTS OFF TURN AND CRUSHES FIELD IN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; BAZE GUIDES MCCARTHY TRAINEE TO 6 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN 2:01.53

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 28, 2014 RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME, GOLD CUP IS BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACE--WINNER EARNS AUTOMATIC BERTH INTO $5 MILLION CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA ON NOV. 1 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—In the blink of an eye, the Sean McCarthy-trained longshot Majestic Harbor powered four-wide leaving the quarter pole and the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita was, for all intents and purposes, over. With Tyler Baze at the controls, Majestic Harbor blew by pacesetter Fury Kapcori, 4-5 favorite Game On Dude and Clubhouse Ride en route to a dominating 6 ¼ length win while covering 1 ¼ miles in 2:01.53. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT SHEZA SMOKE SHOW SPURTS CLEAR LATE TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA; TALAMO & EURTON TEAM FOR 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Longshot Sheza Smoke Show rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths under Joe Talamo, getting a mile on turf in 1:35.34. read more Read More...

LIGHTLY RACED DECLASSIFY ALL HEART IN STAKES DEBUT, TAKES GRADE I, $300,000 TRIPLE BEND BY NOSE UNDER GARCIA FOR BAFFERT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Lightly raced Declassify proved gamest late in taking Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes by a nose at Santa Anita, covering seven furlongs under Martin Garcia in 1:22.03. read more Read More...

FAVORED PARRANDA GETS GROUND SAVING TRIP FROM OUTSIDE POST AND TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES BY NECK UNDER TRUJILLO

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 weeks ago
June 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Breaking from post 10, jockey Elvis Trujillo was able to sit second early and save ground for the majority of the trip en route to a neck victory in 1:35.27 in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

PROUD VIXEN PROVES GAMEST IN WINNING $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE; NAKATANI & CERIN COMBINE FOR 2 ¼ LENGTH VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 27, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $64,570 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2014)—Proud Vixen prevailed by 2 ¼ lengths over stable-mate Buckingham Bull in taking Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.78 under Corey Nakatani. read more Read More...

CHARLIE EM TAKES THE $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT HANDICAP, GARCIA GUIDES FILLY TO HEAD WIN OVER FAVORITE IN MILE AND-A-HALF TEST ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – With Martin Garcia at the controls, Charlie Em overtook favored Customer Base and Mike Smith in deep stretch to take Thursday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap, by a head at 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:29.23. read more Read More...

QUICK CASABLANCA LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES AT 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF; MCANALLY & TALAMO TEAM AGAIN WITH CHILEAN-BRED GRASS SPECIALIST

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 26, 2014 75th RUNNING OF HISTORIC SAN JUAN ANCHORS 10-RACE CARD ON CLOSING DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)—An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf. read more Read More...

7TH ANNUAL CARMA CARES CHARITY EVENT RAISES FUNDS FOR RETIRED RACEHORSES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 26, 2014 “Cards 4 CARMA” to be held Opening Weekend of the 2014 Del Mar Racing Season Arcadia, CA - In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its 7th annual charity fundraiser. “Cards 4 CARMA”, on Saturday, July 19, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm. read more Read More...

PARRANDA, MOONE’S MY NAME, STORMY LUCY & WISHING GATE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE-OPEN GRADE II ROYAL HEROINE STAKES FOR FILLIES & MARES AT ONE MILE ON TURF THIS SATURDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita has attracted a wide-open field of 10 fillies and mares at one mile on turf with graded stakes winners Parranda, Moone’s My Name, Stormy Lucy and Wishing Gate all figuring prominently. read more Read More...

TOP SPRINTER SAHARA SKY HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—A distant seventh as the 5-2 favorite in the Grade II, seven furlong Churchill Downs Stakes on May 3, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sahara Sky will try to rebound at the same distance as the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

GAME ON DUDE HEADS TALENTED CAST IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA; VENERABLE GELDING SEEKS THIRD WIN IN MILE AND A QUARTER CUP, TO BE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT GREAT RACE PLACE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 weeks ago
June 25, 2014 ORIGINATED IN 1938, PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CUP TO BE RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Front running Game On Dude, a two-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 & 2013, seeks his third lifetime win in the prestigious mile and a quarter fixture on Saturday, as the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita will be run for the first time at The Great Race Place. read more Read More...

FAVORED ENCHANTING LADY CRUSHES COMPETION IN $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES AS GARCIA AND BAFFERT TEAM FOR RAPID 6 ¼ LENGTH WIN AT 5 ½ FURLONGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 22, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER FROM SATURDAY OF $103,974 HELPS CREATE MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $919,469; (239) WINNING TICKETS PAY $2,254.40 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2014)—Heavily favored Enchanting Lady ran to her odds in Sunday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita, winning the 5 ½ furlong test for 2-year-old fillies by 6 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia in 1:03.94, which easily bested the winning time of 1:04.28 in the preceding Santa Anita Juvenile for colts and geldings. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA-BRED WAKE UP NICK UPSET WINNER OF $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE; O’NEILL, REDDAM & GUTIERREZ TEAM UP FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2014)—Trainer Doug O’Neill, owner Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez had another on Sunday at Santa Anita. Another stakes win that is, as Gutierrez guided California-bred Wake Up Nick to a gutty three quarter length tally in the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, as the chestnut colt by Cindago scurried 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.28 while withstanding the late charge of Story to Tell and Joe Talamo. read more Read More...

JOJO WARRIOR ADDS BLINKERS AND GOES GATE TO WIRE IN GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS; GARCIA & BAFFERT TEAM FOR 5 ¼ LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 21, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $103,974 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $700,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2014)—Jojo Warrior added blinkers for the first time in her five-race career and responded with a dominating 5 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, the 3-year-old filly by Pioneerof the Nile got 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.09 following fractions of 23.25, 46.61, 1:10.78 and 1:36.38. read more Read More...

HOME RUN KITTEN GOES DEEP TO WIN $75,000 SINGLETARY STAKES; TALAMO & HOFMANS COMBINE FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN AT MILE ON GRASS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 21, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2014)—Next to last into the Club House turn, Home Run Kitten finished like a rocket to prevail by three quarters of a length over Argyle Cut in Saturday’s $75,000 added Singletary Stakes run at one mile on turf. Ridden by Joe Talamo, the David Hofmans trainee sat behind fractions of 23.36, 46.33, 1:10.76 and 1:22.92 and finished up the mile in 1:34.89. read more Read More...

ENGLISH-BRED RANGI CONTROLS PACE & WINS $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY ONE LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 20, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2014)—English-bred Rangi darted to the front and never looked back in taking Friday’s $60,000 feature, a second condition allowance at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Rangi won by one length and got the distance in 1:12.86. read more Read More...

STORY TO TELL HOPING TO WRITE NEW CHAPTER IN SUNDAY’S $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE STAKES; IMPRESSIVE FIRST-OUT WINNER HEADS ULTRA COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 5 ½ FURLONGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 19, 2014 FIRST OUT WINNERS HENRY’S HOLIDAY, HOLIDAY CAMP, KRISTI’S COPILOT, GLOBAL MAGICIAN & WAKE UP NICK ALL MERIT STRONG CONSIDERATION ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)—An eye-catching first out maiden winner on May 23, Story to Tell has the look of a favorite in Sunday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes, which attracted a very competitive field of seven 2-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs. read more Read More...

FAVORED MAGIC MARK IMPRESSIVE IN TAKING $60,000 ALLOWANCE UNDER TALAMO; ELLIS TRAINEE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN RAPID 1:41.50 AND WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)—Favored Magic Mark sat second throughout and was an impressive 1 ¼ length winner of Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as he got 1 1/16 miles in a rapid 1:41.50 under Joe Talamo. read more Read More...

TALENTED SEDUIRE HEADS FIELD OF NINE 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES IN SUNDAY’S $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)—Jerry Hollendorfer’s Seduire, an impressive first out maiden winner on May 22, heads a field of nine largely untested 2-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

SPEEDY DELTA FLOWER PROMINENT IN FIELD OF EIGHT 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES SET TO CONTEST SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AT 1 1/16 MILE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 18, 2014)—Speedy Delta Flower seeks her fourth consecutive win Saturday as she heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth. read more Read More...

SAGEBRUSH QUEEN HUGS RAIL TO WIN $75,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES; CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY RIDDEN BY MALDONADO & TRAINED BY GUTIERREZ

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 15, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2014)—With 4-5 favorite My Sweet Addiction drifting out badly turning for home, longshot Sagebrush Queen shot through a large opening at the rail a quarter mile out and went on to win Sunday’s $75,000 added Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita by one length, covering six furlongs under Edwin Maldonado in 1:09.75. read more Read More...

TALAMO TAKES CHARGE ON LEAD & SCORES SENSATIONAL GRADE I STAKES DOUBLE WITH OBVIOUSLY IN $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE & IOTAPA IN $300,000 VANITY STAKES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 14, 2014 By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Obviously won the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile for the second straight year and Iotapa scored an upset, 10 ¼ length victory in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes, giving jockey Joe Talamo a sweep of the Grade 1 races as part of a four-win day at Santa Anita on Saturday. read more Read More...

TEXAS RYANO LOOKS LIKE REAL DEAL AS HE RALLIES TO WIN $58,000 ALLOWANCE UNDER TALAMO; GAINES TRAINEE UP TO WIN BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH GOING 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 13, 2014 ONE DAY CARRYOVER RESULTS IN TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $552,233; FOUR WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $80,966.40 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2014)—Lightly raced Texas Ryano unleashed a furious late kick to overhaul heavily favored Quotient and win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.53. read more Read More...

EXPECTED FAST PACE DOESN’T MATERIALIZE AS BOYETT RALLIES LATE TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER BAZE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 12, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $61,937 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $400,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2014)—A dedicated front-runner, Oregon-bred Boyett showed a new dimension on Thursday at Santa Anita, as he rallied from off the pace to take the day’s $60,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length under Tyler Baze, covering one mile on turf in 1.34.98. read more Read More...

LET FAITH ARISE, GRACE HALL HEAD COMPETITIVE CAST OF FILLIES & MARES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 VANITY STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)—Jerry Hollendorfer’s Let Faith Arise and Bill Mott’s Grace Hall head a field of eight fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

OBVIOUSLY, WINNING PRIZE HEAD PRESTIGIOUS GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA PLETCHER & CLEMENT TO BE REPRESENTED BY STAKES WINNERS JACK MILTON & SUMMER FRONT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)—World class milers Obviously and Winning Prize head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up set to go in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Trained by Philip D’Amato, Irish-bred Obviously comes off what might’ve been the best race of his career in winning the Grade III, one mile turf American Stakes at Santa Anita May 17, while the Neil Drysdale-conditioned Winning Prize has been freshened since winning the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) on March 8. read more Read More...

UNUSUAL HEATWAVE ALONG IN TIME TO TAKE $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES; DESORMEAUX & BARBA TEAM FOR THREE QUARTER LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 8, 2014 TROPHY PRESENTED BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF LEGENDARY 1960’s FOLK-ROCK GROUP THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS; ONE-DAY CARRYOVER PRODUCES PICK SIX POOL OF $770,519 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Unusual Heatwave overhauled favored Mega Heat late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by three quarters of length, covering one mile on turf in 1:34.17. read more Read More...

BELMONT DAY AT SANTA ANITA UNABASHED SUCCESS AS ON-TRACK CROWD OF 31,208 CONTRIBUTE $5,270,850 TOWARD TOTAL HANDLE OF $21,289,475

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 1 month ago
June 8, 2014 ALTHOUGH CALIFORNIA CHROME FAILS IN TRIPLE CROWN BID, CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY IS BIG WINNER AT GREAT RACE PLACE ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Although disappointment reigned late in the afternoon following California Chrome’s failed bid at a Triple Crown, Santa Anita’s first-ever experience as a live racing partner on Belmont Stakes Day was a resounding success on every level. With an on-track crowd of 31,208 wagering a hefty $5,270,850, Santa Anita’s total pari-mutuel reached a lofty $21,289,475. read more Read More...

COMEBACKING CAN THE MAN TAKES GRADE III AFFIRMED STAKES IN GATE TO WIRE FASHION; GARCIA & BAFFERT TEAM FOR 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 7, 2014 HUGE BELMONT DAY CROWD OF 31,208 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL HANDLE OF $21,289,475; PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $109,125 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2014)—Comebacking Can the Man went to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.27. read more Read More...

SEEKING THE SHERIF CONTINUES LAW & ORDER STANCE AS HE NOTCHES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN; TRAINED BY ELLIS, REFORMED CLAIMER WINS $63,000 ALLOWANCE BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER MALDONADO

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 6, 2014)—Claimed five starts back for a paltry $12,500, Seeking the Sherif kept his guns blazing on Friday at Santa Anita, as he took the day’s $63,000 allowance feature in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs with Edwin Maldonado up in 1:15.73. read more Read More...

KATHLEEN ROSE WINS $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE UNDER MALDONADO; MACHOWSKY FILLY WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW GATE TO WIRE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 5, 2014 WITH CARRYOVER OF $129,366, TOTAL THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL REACHES $790,929 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2014)—Kathleen Rose likes to keep it simple. With Edwin Maldonado at the controls, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Good Journey once again darted to the lead out of the gate and won in gate to wire fashion for the third consecutive time Thursday, taking Santa Anita’s $65,000 allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on turf in 1:35.33. read more Read More...

HRTV RECEIVES SEVEN 2014 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 5, 2014 Arcadia, CA, June 5, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, has received seven 2014 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award... Read More...

UPSTARTS CAN THE MAN, FRIENDSWITH K MILL HEAD SPEED-LADEN GRADE III AFFIRMED ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHS SET TO ZIP 1 1/16 MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2014)—Upstarts Can the Man and Friendswith K Mill, conditioned by Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill respectively, head a speed-laden field of eight sophomores going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

SEVENTH ANNUAL ‘SANTA ANITA UNCORKED’ WINE EVENT TO BE A PART OF BLOCKBUSTER BELMONT DAY THIS SATURDAY, AREA WINERIES & RESTAURANTS TO BE REPRESENTED—PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CARMA & OTHER CHARITIES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s seventh annual “Santa Anita Uncorked” wine and culinary festival will complement what could be one of the biggest days in racing history this Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, as the racing world will be transfixed on the prospect of California-bred California Chrome seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. read more Read More...

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SANTA ANITA PARK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 3, 2014 31st running of horse racing’s premier event to take place Oct 31-Nov. 1 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014) - The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are on sale to the general public for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. This year marks the eighth time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup. read more Read More...

TEXAS-BRED PURE TACTICS JUST UP TO WIN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES; SMITH GUIDES O’NEILL TRAINEE TO NOSE VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
June 1, 2014 TEXAS-BRED PURE TACTICS JUST UP TO WIN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES; SMITH GUIDES O’NEILL TRAINEE TO NOSE VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2014)—Timed to perfection by Mike Smith, Texas-bred Pure Tactics was up to win Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by a nose over longshot Rosengold and Kent Desormeaux, as the pair hit the wire together in 1:13 flat after 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. read more Read More...

CLUBHOUSE RIDE CUTS CORNER TURNING FOR HOME AND WINS GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN BY HALF LENGTH OVER FAVORED FURY KAPCORI

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
May 31, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2014)—Seizing upon a rail opening at the top of the lane, Joe Talamo pointed Clubhouse Ride inside of heavily favored Fury Kapcori, with Corey Nakatani up, and prevailed in a head and head duel to the wire to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes by a half length while covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.74. read more Read More...

ROOM SERVICE SHIPS IN TO WIN GRADE I, $350,000 AMERICAN OAKS; CATALANO TRAINEE WINS BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BRIDGMOHAN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
May 31, 2014 GARY & MARY WEST HOMEBRED BY MORE THAN READY WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW WITH PERFECT TRIP ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2014)—The second choice at 2-1, Gary and Mary West’s homebred Room Service shipped in from Kentucky to win Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks by 2 ¼ lengths under Shaun Bridgmohan, getting 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.28. read more Read More...

IRISH-BRED HIJRA SCORES IMPRESSIVE $58,000 ALLOWANCE WIN IN SECOND U.S. START, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE RIDDEN BY NAKATANI TO 1 ½ LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
May 30, 2014 TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER FUELS $1.8 MILLION IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ TOTAL POOL EXCEEDS $2.2 MILLION; 16 WINNING TICKETS RETURN $85,734 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)—A close third going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in her U.S. debut April 25, Irish-bred Hijra stretched out in style for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on Friday, winning Santa Anita’s featured $58,000 allowance by 1 ½ lengths while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.88 under Corey Nakatani. read more Read More...

PROSPECTIVE MILLIONAIRE EDDIE ESPINOZA DESIGNATES POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES SHOULD CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN BELMONT STAKES JUNE 7

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
May 30, 2014 PAIR OF LOCAL CHURCHES & DUARTE-BASED CITY OF HOPE IN-LINE TO RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)--Longtime fan Edward Espinoza, who along with his wife Susan, stands to win a $1 million bonus as the first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire finalist should California Chrome win the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7, has announced that two local churches and a leading cancer research and treatment facility will receive charitable donations if “The Chrome” becomes racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978. read more Read More...

Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide Now Available

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

MULTIPLE GRADED WINNER CHIPS ALL IN PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
May 29, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2014)—Trainer Jeff Mullins’ Chips All In, a two-time graded stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes to be run over the Camino Real Turf. read more Read More...

STREAKING FURY KAPCORI HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
May 28, 2014 PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28. read more Read More...