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AWESOME RETURN GETS PERFECT TRIP UNDER TALAMO AND TAKES $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH; KRITZSKI HOMEBRED COLT BY DECARCHY, TRAINED BY PUYPE, GETS FIRST STAKES WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)—Full of run with Joe Talamo into and around the far turn, Richard Kritzski’s homebred Awesome Return slingshotted three-wide off the turn for home and prevailed by three quarters of a length in Saturday’s $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-olds, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.88. read more Read More...

FAVORED ROVENNA ALL OUT TO WIN $250,000 MELAIR STAKES UNDER ESPINOZA; DIZNEY HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY MACHOWSKY, WINS BY NECK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)—Favored Rovenna was all-out to take Saturday’s $250,000 Melair Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-old fillies on California Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita, as the Donald Dizney homebred daughter of Vronsky held off longshot Wonderful Lie by a neck, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.86. read more Read More...

TOMMY TOWN’S HOMEBRED TOP KISSER OVERCOMES NINE MONTH LAYOFF TO WIN $125,000 SPRING FEVER STAKES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 26, 2014) – Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ homebred Top Kisser, returning from a nine-month layoff to race on dirt for the first time, ran down pacesetter Marks Mine to win Saturday’s $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes for Golden State Series eligible fillies and mares on the Gold Rush card at Santa Anita Park. read more Read More...

GOLDEN EAGLE FARM’S HOMEBRED STORM FIGHTER IMPRESSIVE 3 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $125,000 TIZNOW STAKES; HEADLEY & MALDONADO TEAM FOR GATE TO WIRE VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)—Golden Eagle Farm’s homebred Storm Fighter dispatched heavily favored Rousing Sermon turning for home and went on to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $125,000 Tiznow Stakes for older horses bred or sired in California. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado and trained by Bruce Headley, the 4-year-old colt by Stormin Fever covered a flat mile in 1:35.06. read more Read More...

REN-MAR THOROUGHBREDS HOMEBRED DANCINGTOTHESTARS WINS $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 26, 2014) – Dancingtothestars accelerated past the tiring frontrunners turning for home, then withstood a rider’s objection to win Saturday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for Golden State Series eligible fillies and mares on the Gold Rush card at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA SUBMISSIONS FINALIZED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 Online Voting for "Fan Favorite" Award Begins this Saturday, April 26 Arcadia, CA, April 26, 2014 -- Final entries for t... Read More...

SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS HALF MILE AT LOS ALAMITOS IN 48.20; CAL-BRED SENSATION TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY MONDAY AND LOOMS EARLY FAVORITE IN A FIELD OF 20

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2014)—With Victor Espinoza aboard, California Chrome, winner of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby April 5, worked a half mile Saturday morning at Los Alamitos Racecourse in 48.20, his final work in preparation for next Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. read more Read More...

CHILEAN-BRED QUICK CASABLANCA RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO UPSET IN GRADE III LAST TYCOON; MCANALLY TRAINEE, RIDDEN BY TALAMO OFF AT 16-1

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 25, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $61,540 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2014)—Idle since Nov. 17 at Aqueduct, Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca overcame a modest pace to take Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes by a head under Joe Talamo. Off at odds of 16-1, he covered 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.62. read more Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR NOMINATION FEES, NOMINATOR AWARDS AND TO RACING PROGRAMS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 25, 2014 FOAL NOMINATION FEE REDUCED TO $400 BREEDERS’ CUP MARATHON IS DISCONTINUED LEXINGTON, KY. (April 25, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced changes to its 2014 Breeders’ Cup Foal Nomination program, Nominator Awards and races comprising the World Championships approved at its recent Board of Directors meeting. The Board acted to reduce the annual nomination fee for all North American foals to $400 per foal, if nominated by October 15 of this year. Owners of foals nominated by December 15 will continue to pay a $1,500 late fee. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA ‘ALUMS’ GARY JONES & ALEX SOLIS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING AND HALL OF FAME IN AUGUST

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 25, 2014 JONES CALLS SANTA ANITA ‘HOME,’ SOLIS LOBBIES ON BEHALF OF BENEFACTOR MEL STUTE ON HRTV ARCADIA, Calif. (April 25, 2014)—Friday morning’s Hall of Fame announcements from Saratoga Springs, New York, were met enthusiastically by horsemen, fans and management at Santa Anita Park, as news spread that Santa Anita “alums” trainer Gary Jones and jockey Alex Solis will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. read more Read More...

PROCTOR PACKS SOLID ONE-TWO PUNCH WITH THEATRE STAR & PREMIER STEPS AS TALENTED TWOSOME HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE III WILSHIRE HANDICAP AT SANTA ANITA; FLORIDA INVADER PARRANDA RATES BIG LOOK AS WELL

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 24, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2014)—Trainer Tom Proctor appears to be holding a solid two-card hand going into Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Handicap, as his sharp recent allowance winners Theatre Star and Premier Steps head a field of seven fillies and mares three and up at one mile on turf. read more Read More...

2014 BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE FEATURES 55 GRADE/GROUP 1 RACES IN 13 COUNTRIES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
April 24, 2014 Winners of 73 Races Earn Automatic Berths, Travel and Entry Fees Paid Into World Championships; 7 “Win and You’re In” Races for Breeders’ Cup Classic read more Read More...

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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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”™

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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...