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LONGSHOT WEEWINNIN TAKES $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, TALAMO GUIDES KORINER TRAINEE TO EMPHATIC 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN OVER 13 RIVALS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—Under a ground-saving ride from Joe Talamo, 21-1 longshot Weewinnin scraped paint at the top of the stretch and rambled to a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank, getting 1 1/8 miles on grass in 1:46 flat. read more Read More...

BIG MACHER, BEJARANO TAKE $125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT, BEAU GENIUS GELDING RUNS SIX FURLONGS IN RAPID 1:08.62

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)--Trainer Richard Baltas was all smiles following Saturday’s $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for good reason, as his Big Macher, claimed seven starts back out of a maiden $20,000 claimer on July 17 at Del Mar, had just powered to a 1 ¾ length win under Rafael Bejarano, covering six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.62. read more Read More...

AT 65-1, SUSANS EXPRESS BLOWS OUT TOTE BOARD IN WINNING $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS, DESORMEAUX GETS SECOND STAKES WIN ON DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—With blinkers refitted, longshot Susans Express sat a close second at the rail going to the far turn and found a seam three off the fence turning for home and powered through the lane with Kent Desormeaux to take Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks by 1 ¼ lengths, getting one mile on turf in 1:34.72. read more Read More...

CIAO BELLA LUNA LAYS CLOSE AND WINS $125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY HALF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—In her second career try down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, Ciao Bella Luna, with Kent Desormeaux up, sat second to Marks Mine and Frank Alvarado down the hill, took the lead outside Marks Mine crossing the dirt at the top of the lane and prevailed in a head and head duel with the pacesetter to the wire, winning Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint by a half length in 1:12.81. read more Read More...

CIAO BELLA LUNA LAYS CLOSE AND WINS $125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY HALF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—In her second career try down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, Ciao Bella Luna, with Kent Desormeaux up, sat second to Marks Mine and Frank Alvarado down the hill, took the lead outside Marks Mine crossing the dirt at the top of the lane and prevailed in a head and head duel with the pacesetter to the wire, winning Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint by a half length in 1:12.81. read more Read More...

SCHERZINGER, WITH SMITH ABOARD, PULLS UPSET IN GRADE II SANTA MONICA STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE WINS BY ONE LENGTH IN FIRST STAKES TRY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—Sent from the gate by Mike Smith, Scherzinger applied telling early pressure to favored Teddy’s Promise and Victor Espinoza going to the half mile pole, then dropped back to third around the far turn and rallied at the rail to win Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes by one length, getting seven furlongs in 1:22 flat. read more Read More...

SCHERZINGER, WITH SMITH ABOARD, PULLS UPSET IN GRADE II SANTA MONICA STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE WINS BY ONE LENGTH IN FIRST STAKES TRY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—Sent from the gate by Mike Smith, Scherzinger applied telling early pressure to favored Teddy’s Promise and Victor Espinoza going to the half mile pole, then dropped back to third around the far turn and rallied at the rail to win Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes by one length, getting seven furlongs in 1:22 flat. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT MACAABRA ROLLS LATE TO WIN $58,000 MILKY WAY ALLOWANCE PURSE BY A HALF LENGTH DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 24, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY OF $74,221, TOTAL POOL ON SATURDAY EXPECTED TO EXCEED $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2014)—Mid-pack in a field of 10 at the top of the lane, longshot Macaabra, with Flavien Prat up, came rolling in the middle of the racetrack to tag 4-1 second choice Zanbo and Rafael Bejarano by a half length to win Friday’s $58,000 Milky Way Purse allowance for older fillies and mares, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13 flat—resulting in a Pick Six carryover into Saturday of $74,221. read more Read More...

FAVORED MISS WELL MOLDED NO BUST, SHE TAKES THURSDAY’S $58,000 MARS PURSE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH WITH BEJARANO UP

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 23, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2014)—Heavily favored Miss Well Molded was a prompt three quarter length winner of Thursday’s $58,000 Mars Purse allowance, getting one mile on turf under Rafael Bejarano in 1:34.47. read more Read More...

MONDAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER SPAWNS MASSIVE TOTAL POOL ON THURSDAY OF MORE THAN $3.3 MILLION AS FANS TRY TO CORRAL ELUSIVE POT OF GOLD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 23, 2014 PICK SIX ‘GOES DOWN’ AS 26 WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $75,325.60, THURSDAY’S TOTAL HANDLE OF $9.8 MILLION NEARLY DOUBLES LAST YEAR’S $5.4 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2014)—A two-day Pick Six carryover from Monday of $419,541 fueled a cascade of $2,880,751 in “new money,” on Thursday, resulting in an astronomical total Pick Six pool at Santa Anita of $3,300,291. read more Read More...

COMEBACKING SWEET SWAP LOOMS FRONT-END THREAT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES, COMPETITIVE FIELD OF NINE OLDER HORSES TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 23, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2014)—With a pair of wins from five tries down Santa Anita’s unique Camino Real 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, comebacking Sweet Swap rates a big chance in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes, a race that has attracted a field of nine older horses. read more Read More...

MULTIPLE STAKES WINNERS MARKS MINE, UNUSUAL HOTTIE PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT; FIELD OF 11 DISTAFFERS SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winners Marks Mine and Unusual Hottie figure prominently in Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real hillside turf course, a race that attracted a field of 11 older distaffers bred or sired in California. read more Read More...

VETERAN TRAINER HEADLEY TO SADDLE LIKELY FAVORITE CYCLOMETER IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Veteran conditioner Bruce Headley will be represented by 6-year-old horse and likely favorite Cyclometer in Saturday’s $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs, a race that attracted a field of 10 older horses. read more Read More...

GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES; SHERMAN’S CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF CAREER-BEST WIN & RATES BIG CHANCE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, and most recently third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles CashCall Futurity Dec. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando merits top billing in a field of 11 sophomores in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles. read more Read More...

MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER SUMMER HIT IS HORSE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 22, 2014 HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH BEJARANO IN 14-HORSE FIELD ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Summer Hit, fresh off a front-running six length score in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29, looms strictly the horse to beat in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, which attracted a field of 14 older horses at 1 1/8 miles on grass. read more Read More...

WILLIAMS’ HOMEBREDS SWISS LAKE YODELER & ALASHARCHY LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 22, 2014 HOLLENDORFER/SPECHT-TRAINED FILLIES AMONG FULL FIELD OF 14 ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, prominent among California’s top owner/breeders, will be represented by two talented homebred fillies, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Swiss Lake Yodeler, and the Steve Specht-conditioned Alasharchy, in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf. read more Read More...

SEVEN-TIME STAKES WINNER TEDDY’S PROMISE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA, CAL-BRED SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN CAREER FINALE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—California-bred Teddy’s Promise, a seven-time stakes winner owned by her breeders, Ted and Judy Nichols, seeks millionaire status in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs, her final career start before a planned mating to top Kentucky-based stallion Smart Strike this spring. A winner of last year’s Santa Monica, “Teddy” heads a field of seven older fillies and mares competing in the prestigious sprint that will be run for the 57th time. read more Read More...

INDIANAPOLIS IMPRESSIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $75,000 SAN PEDRO, BAFFERT SAYS MEDAGLIA D’ORO COLT TO BE POINTED DOWN DERBY TRAIL

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 20, 2014 TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $419,541 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)—Ridden by Martin Garcia, Indianapolis rocketed to an emphatic 4 ¼ length win in Monday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes, negotiating six furlongs in 1:08.80, which, according to Bob Baffert, will be his final start sprinting for the time being, as he’ll now be pointed down the Kentucky Derby Trail. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 20, 2014 • CYCLOMETER GOING STRONG FOR CAL CUP SPRINT • MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SANTA MONICA • TALAMO KEEN ON SPRAGUE RIVER IN CAL CUP OAKS • EL COMMODORE FINDS NEW NICHE FOR MACHOWSKY SPRINTERS RUN ‘LONG’ AT BRUCE HEADLEY BARN Longevity is a strong suit at the Bruce Headley barn.read more Read More...

IT’S DÉJÀ VU FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN, TOP FILLY BEHOLDER & GROUPIE DOLL, AS ALL THREE PARLAY SANTA ANITA BREEDERS’ CUP WINS INTO ECLIPSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 20, 2014 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED SHE’S A TIGER, SHARED BELIEF & POINTS OFFTHEBENCH ALSO WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)—As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” And although the iconic Yankee wasn’t referring to Saturday’s Eclipse Award results from Gulfstream Park, the statement would be fitting, as three reigning Eclipse Champions, led by Horse of the Year Wise Dan, parlayed Breeders’ Cup victories on Nov. 1 & 2 at Santa Anita Park into repeat triumphs as Eclipse Champions. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT SPELLBOUND RALLIES FROM FAR BACK TO WIN GRADE II LA CANADA BY A NECK AS FAVORED BROKEN SWORD SETS TORRID PACE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 19, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $94,233, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED HALF MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2014)—Sent from the gate, 6-5 favorite Broken Sword set a fast early pace, setting up the late run of 16-1 longshot Spellbound, who was dead last, 17 lengths off the lead in a field of seven past the half mile pole and rallied four-wide at the quarter to get up and win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes by a neck under Victor Espinoza, negotiating 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.14. read more Read More...

BAFFERT’S SHAKIN IT UP COMPLETES MALIBU/STRUB DOUBLE, STRETCHES OUT IN STYLE UNDER SMITH TO WIN BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS IN 1:41.86

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2014)—An impressive late running winner of the opening day Malibu Stakes going seven furlongs, the Bob Baffert-trained Shakin It Up answered any lingering questions about his ability to go two turns with an emphatic 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at Santa Anita, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.86 under Mike Smith. read more Read More...

DANCINGTOTHESTARS MAKES BOLD RUN TO WIN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, GUTIERREZ GUIDES CAL-BRED TO ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN ONE MILE TURF TEST

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2014)—Dancingtothestars, a 6-year-old California-bred mare by Good Journey, engaged pacesetter Fanticola three furlongs from home and put in a sustained run through the lane to prevail by a length under Mario Gutierrez in Saturday’s $75,000 Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares, getting one mile on turf in 1:33.77. read more Read More...

HEAVILY FAVORED AMBITIOUS BREW TAKES $58,000 PLUTO ALLOWANCE, SMITH GUIDES ZIEBARTH HOMEBRED TO HALF LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 17, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2014)—Off as the heavy 4-5 favorite, Ambitious Brew sat a distant second to longshot Rangi, but reeled the pacesetter in crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch and prevailed in a head and head duel to the wire to take Friday’s $58,000 Pluto Purse allowance by a half length under Mike Smith, getting 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.24. read more Read More...

STREET ICON, WITH NAKATANI UP, TAKES SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TAKES DOWNHILL TURF TEST BY 3/4s OF A LENGTH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 16, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $48,053 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—Street Icon split horses a furlong out and won Thursday’s seventh race at Santa Anita, a first-condition, $58,000 allowance for 3-year-olds, prevailing by three quarters of a length under Corey Nakatani while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.76. read more Read More...

BROKEN SWORD LOOKS SHARP IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II LA CANADA, SPEEDY BROKEN VOW FILLY AFTER THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 16, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—An impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade II Bayakoa Stakes Dec. 7, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Broken Sword heads a field of seven 4-year-old fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. read more Read More...

GULSARY, MOONE’S MY NAME HEAD WIDE OPEN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, SEVEN OLDER FILLIES AND MARES SET TO RUN MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 15, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Irish-bred Gulsary, trained by Tom Proctor, and English-bred Moone’s My Name, conditioned by John Sadler, head a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,0000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

HEAR THE GHOST, ZEEWAT & SHAKIN IT UP, GOVERNOR CHARLIE, HEAD GRADE II STRUB ON SATURDAY AS HOLLENDORFER, BAFFERT CLASH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 15, 2014 RESTRICTED TO 4-YEAR-OLDS, PRESTIGIOUS STRUB ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Two of America’s top trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert, each send out a pair of highly talented 4-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at 1 1/16 miles: Hollendorfer will be represented by Hear The Ghost and Zeewat, while Baffert will saddle Shakin It Up and Governor Charlie in the 67th running of Santa Anita’s showcase event for 4-year-olds only. read more Read More...

XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA PARTNER TO UNVEIL ‘WATCH AND WAGER’ PAGE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 14, 2014 Fans Can Watch Free, High Quality Live Video, Wager on Santa Anita Races January 14, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, and Santa Anita Park have partnered to provide visitors to Santa Anita’s website with enhanced access to live racing video and wagering. The ‘Watch and Wager’ page – available at http://santaanita.com/xpressbet-watch-and-wager – will provide Santa Anita fans the opportunity to watch free live video, and also bet Santa Anita races, directly from SantaAnita.com.read more Read More...

LONGSHOT GOLDEN PRODUCTION TAKES $75,000 PASEANA STAKES UNDER PEDROZA, MILLER TRAINEE BATTLES BACK IN DEEP STRETCH TO WIN BY HEAD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2014)—Claimed three starts back for $40,000, Golden Production stretched out to take Sunday’s $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Martin Pedroza in 1:44.34—her fourth win in-a-row. read more Read More...

PEDROZA GUIDES BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)—Favored Blueskiesnrainbows was sent from the gate and dictated the pace throughout to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Pedroza, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.17. read more Read More...

BAFFERT’S MIDNIGHT HAWK STAMPS HIMSELF AS DERBY ‘A-LISTER’ WITH IMPRESSIVE 1 ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN GRADE III SHAM UNDER SMITH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)—In a performance befitting the race’s namesake, the Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Hawk stretched out to two turns in style, winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, thus stamping himself as a leading contender for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. read more Read More...

CHANGETHECHANNEL GOES GATE TO WIRE IN $58,000 VENUS PURSE, TRAINED BY SEAN MCCARTHY, 5-YEAR-OLD MARE GIVES BAZE FIRST WIN SINCE JUNE 9TH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 10, 2014 ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED VIA TVG ACCOUNT PAYS $62,592.80 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)—Changethechannel made the lead early and kept on truckin’ to take Friday’s $58,000 Venus Purse allowance gate to wire and give jockey Tyler Baze his first win since June 9. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by English Channel, Changethechannel, trained by Sean McCarthy, won by a neck while getting 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:00.02. read more Read More...

MUCHO MACHO MAN TO BE PRESENTED VOX POPULI AWARD SATURDAY, STEVENS, OWNERS, TO SIGN ‘MUCHO’ POSTERS AT 11 A.M. IN EAST PADDOCK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)—Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, who will be presented with the Secretariat Vox Populi “Voice of the People” Award Saturday, will be honored earlier in the day, as his owners, Dean and Patti Reeves, along with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, will sign 1,000 full color posters of “Mucho” beginning at 11 a.m. in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens area. read more Read More...

POWER FOOT & MALDONADO PULL UPSET IN $60,000 NEPTUNE PURSE, MANDELLA TRAINEE RUNS BY ODDS ON FAVORITE MONASTIC LATE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2014)—Second choice Power Foot hugged the rail and ran by 3-5 favorite Monastic inside the sixteenth pole to win Thursday’s $60,000 Neptune Purse allowance under Edwin Maldonado, winning by 1 ¾ lengths while covering 1 ¼ miles on turf in 1:59.56. read more Read More...

MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER HALO DOLLY HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASEANA, HOLLENDORFER CHARGE HOPES TO TRANSFER TOP TURF FORM TO DIRT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2014)—Nine-time stakes winner Halo Dolly heads a field of seven older fillies and mares in the $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita as she aims to transfer her sharp recent turf form to the main track. read more Read More...

EVENLY MATCHED FIELD OF SIX SET FOR GRADE III SHAM STAKES SATURDAY, ROAD TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY STARTS AT FLAT MILE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 8, 2014 GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL DRAWS FIELD OF SEVEN OLDER HORSES AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan.read more Read More...

PONTCHATRAIN OVERCOMES ROUGH START TO WIN GRADE II MONROVIA BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH, PROCTOR, STEVENS COMBINE TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT HILLSIDE STAKES WITH GLEN HILL FARM FILLY BY WAR FRONT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 5, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $87,195, TOTAL POOL SHOULD TOP $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2014)—Favored Pontchatrain overcame a rough start to win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes for older fillies and mares by three quarters of a length, overhauling pacesetter Kindle and Rafael Bejarano inside the sixteenth pole while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.14. read more Read More...

FAVORED JERANIMO SLING-SHOTS TO VICTORY IN GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES, BEJARANO GOES FROM LAST TO FIRST TO WIN BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 4, 2014 PENDER TRAINEE WINS TURF FIXTURE FOR RECORD THIRD TIME, BEJARANO WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)—With Track Announcer Trevor Denman bellowing “It’s Jeranimo, coming like a rocket on the outside, and Jeranimo--from last to first, a scintillating performance!...,” 8-year-old Jeranimo, with Rafael Bejarano aloft, overhauled pacesetting Slim Shadey and Corey Nakatani to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, winning for a record third time while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46 flat. read more Read More...

HEADLEY’S CAL-BRED CYCLOMETER OVERCOMES SLOW START TO WIN $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH WITH RED-HOT SMITH UP

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)—The Bruce Headley trained, owned and bred Cyclometer broke slowly but proved best in Saturday’s $75,000 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita, rallying to win by three quarters of a length under Mike Smith while getting six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.95. read more Read More...

“OTHER BAFFERT” AWESOME BABY UPSETS TO WIN GRADE II SANTA YNEZ, FAVORED CRUSHED VELVET RUNS THIRD IN 6 ½ FURLONG SPRINT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)—Off at 5-1, Awesome Baby entered Saturday’s four-horse, Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes in the shadow of her stablemate, 4-5 favorite Crushed Velvet, but it was Awesome Baby that posed for pictures, winning the prestigious event for 3-year-old fillies by a half length in gate to wire fashion under Mike Smith, covering six furlongs in 1:16.62. read more Read More...

ENGLISH-BRED BIRDLOVER TAKES $60,000 SATURN PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH POINTS O’NEILL FILLY TO ONE LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)—Ridden by Mike Smith, English-bred Birdlover got a perfect stalking trip coming down Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course and was up to win Friday’s $60,000 Saturn Purse allowance by a length over pacesetting Kinz Funky Monkey and Joe Talamo, covering the distance in 1:11.76. The Saturn attracted a field of nine older fillies and mares, with two of them entered for an optional claiming tag of $62,500. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA NAMES ONE-TON CLYDESDALE EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK, CORNHUSKER TRANSPLANT ‘HOMESTEAD SALLY’ TO BE HONORED SUNDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)—In a racing first, Santa Anita Park has designated a popular four-footed staffer as Employee of the Week, and will honor 2,000 pound “Homestead Sally,” a Nebraska-born Clydesdale who stands a giant 17.2 hands, in a winner’s circle ceremony following Sunday’s fifth race. read more Read More...

REGALLY READY MAKES EASY LEAD & COASTS GATE TO WIRE IN THURSDAY’S $65,000 MERCURY PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH GUIDES ASMUSSEN RUNNER TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN COVERING MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33 FLAT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)—With the temporary rail set at 15 feet and the front-end there for the taking, Mike Smith seized control of Thursday’s $65,000 Mercury Purse allowance, guiding the Steve Asmussen-trained Regally Ready to a 1 ¼ length win at 3-1 while covering one mile on turf in 1:33 flat. read more Read More...

PONTCHATRAIN SEEKS THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II MONROVIA STAKES, STEVENS/PROCTOR TEAM UP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 DEEP FIELD OF 10 FILLIES & MARES SET TO GO, KINDLE LOOMS SPEED OF RACE WITH BEJARANO ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)—Trainer Tom Proctor and jockey Gary Stevens, who enjoyed considerable success throughout 2013, will try to get the New Year rolling in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes with the talented filly Pontchatrain, who is in search of her third consecutive win as she faces nine rivals coming down Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong Camino Real Turf Course. read more Read More...

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 • PATRIOTISM HIGH WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR STABLES • TRAINER CALLAGHAN SEEKS WEEKEND STAKES DOUBLE • GUARANTEED PICK 6 POOL OF $150,000 BEGINS SATURDAY • GOOD START TO 2014: 11,233 ON TRACK AT SANTA ANITA OWNER McEWEN GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY There was more than one winner when Sushi Empire rolled to a stylish 1 ¼-length victory in Wednesday’s Blue Norther Stakes. The owner of the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly is George (Chip) McEwen III, racing as Wounded Warrior Stables, whose donations benefit members of the U.S.read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES $150,000 GUARANTEED PICK SIX POOL EACH SATURDAY, POPULAR $2 WAGER COVERS FINAL SIX RACES EACH DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will guarantee a $150,000 Pick Six pool each Saturday, beginning Jan. 4, throughout the current Winter Meet, which ends April 20. The Pick Six, first instituted at Santa Anita on Oct. 17, 1980, is a $2 minimum wager that requires players to select the winning horse in each of the last six races, each racing day.read more Read More...

SUSHI EMPIRE RATES, POUNCES, WINS $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES, NAKATANI GUIDES DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE MAKER TO 1 ¼ LENGTH VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 1, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $71,474 INTO THURSDAY, POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2014)—With the aplomb of a seasoned veteran, Sushi Empire rated off the early pace and came flying three-wide into the stretch to break her maiden in Santa Anita’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths, getting one mile on turf in 1:36.22 under Corey Nakatani. read more Read More...

JERANIMO LOOMS LARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF, PENDER-TRAINED VET WON RACE IN 2010 & 2013; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 OLDER HORSES ENGAGED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 1, 2014 SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO OFFER GRADE II, 6 ½ FURLONG SANTA YNEZ FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AND $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES FOR OLDER HORSES AT SIX FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2014)—Jeranimo, An 8-year-old warrior who banked $293,964 in 2013, heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf—a race the son of Congaree has won twice, in 2010 and in 2013. Trained by Mike Pender and owned by B.J.read more Read More...

“Penny & Red” California Film Premiere – January 11

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 31, 2013 For 40 years, Penny Chenery has told the stories of her champion thoroughbreds, Riva Ridge and Secretariat.read more Read More...