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

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

BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS & SEGWAY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP, PAIR OF SPEEDSTERS HEAD COMPETITIVE FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER HORSES SET TO CONTEST 1 ½ MILES ON MAIN TRACK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014)—Blueskiesnrainbows and Segway, both committed frontrunners, will try to stretch their speed 1 ½ miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita. Originally run as the San Bernardino Handicap, the Tokyo City attracted a competitive field of eight older horses. read more Read More...

GEORGE HAINES SELECTED TO HEAD SCOTWINC, TOM LUDT APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF SANTA ANITA PARK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014)—Los Angeles Turf Club Inc., (LATC), dba as Santa Anita Park, announced Wednesday that longtime executive George Haines has been selected to head Southern California Off Track Wagering, Incorporated (SCOTWINC) by a unanimous vote. In his new role with SCOTWINC, Haines will head an organization that oversees all off-track wagering at brick and mortar simulcast locations in Southern California. read more Read More...

NAKATANI GUIDES HALO DOLLY TO GATE TO WIRE WIN IN $100,000 DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES, HOLLENDORFER MARE EDGES CLOSER TO $1 MILLION IN EARNINGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 23, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $115,862, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $1 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2014)—Halo Dolly made an easy lead and coasted to a gate to wire score in Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes at Santa Anita, prevailing by 1 ½ lengths over favored Unusual Way while getting one mile in 1:35.73. read more Read More...

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 23, 2014 • MAJESTIC HARBOR ‘ON PACE’ FOR MARATHON TOKYO CITY • MOORE ON TRACK SURFACE CARE: SO FAR, SO GOOD TOKYO CITY CUP DISTANCE SUITS MAJESTIC HARBOR, TRAINER SAYS Don’t expect Majestic Harbor to unleash any Azeri-type moves when he runs in next Saturday’s Grade III Tokyo City Cup for older horses at 1 ½ miles on the main track. The 6-year-old Rockport Harbor horse trained by Sean McCarthy for the Gallant Stable is consistent enough, showing a 4-6-3 record from 20 starts, with earnings of $271,764.read more Read More...

FAVORED ENTERPRISING OVERCOMES TROUBLE TO WIN $75,000 PASADENA STAKES BY NOSE AS POTENT TEAM OF STEVENS AND PROCTOR CLICK AGAIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 22, 2014 TWO WINNING PICK SIX TICKETS, PURCHASED AT GULFSTREAM AND LOS ALAMITOS, EACH PAY $53,078 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2014)—Heavily favored Enterprising overcame trouble into the far turn to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes by a nose under Gary Stevens, covering one mile on turf in 1:33.75. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT FIRE WITH FIRE WINS GRADE II SAN LUIS REY GATE TO WIRE, BAZE GUIDES DRYSDALE TRAINEE TO HALF LENGTH WIN IN TURF MARATHON

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2014)—A recent winner at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, longshot Fire With Fire took Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes in gate to wire fashion under Tyler Baze, winning by a half length while covering 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:25.03. read more Read More...

BETTYS BAMBINO AUTHORITATIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $58,000 CAL BRED ALLOWANCE, GUTIERREZ & EURTON TEAM FOR BIG HILLSIDE TURF WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 21, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 21, 2014)—Heavily favored Bettys Bambino stalked the early pace and unleashed a powerful run through the stretch to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for older horses bred or sired in California, winning by 4 ¼ lengths under Mario Gutierrez while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course in 1:12.05. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT SPIRIT RULES UPSETS $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, PUGLISI GUIDES AGUIRRE TRAINEE TO HALF LENGTH WIN OVER HIGHLY REGARDED WAR ACADEMY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 20, 2014 MASSIVE TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $550,000 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2014)—With Iggy Puglisi aboard, longshot Spirit Rules held off well fancied War Academy late to win Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by a half length while getting six furlongs in 1:08.74. read more Read More...

IRISH-BRED VAGABOND SHOES HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler’s Vagabond Shoes, a handy winner of the Grade II San Marcos Stakes Feb. 8, heads a field of five older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes going 1 ½ miles on turf at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

STORMY LUCY GETS THROUGH AT RAIL TO UPSET FIELD IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AS BEJARANO & LUCARELLI SCORE AT 9-2

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 16, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $125,160, TOTAL POOL ON THURSDAY SHOULD APPROACH $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2014)—Ridden for the first time by leading man Rafael Bejarano, Stormy Lucy, trained by Frank Lucarelli, slipped through at the rail a furlong from home and won Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.11. read more Read More...

LET FAITH ARISE STALKS PACE AND TAKES GRADE I, $350,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS; NAKATANI & HOLLENDORFER TEAM TO WIN 77TH RUNNING OF MILE AND ONE EIGHTH FIXTURE FOR FILLIES & MARES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 15, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2014)—Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Let Faith Arise stalked the early pace under confident handling from Corey Nakatani and went on to an impressive 1 ¾ win in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.70. read more Read More...

TRIBAL SPY MAKES EASY LEAD & WINS $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES BY ONE LENGTH, KITCHINGMAN-TRAINED FILLY RIDDEN BY OROZCO

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 15, 2014 JOCKEY IRVING OROZCO REGISTERS HIS FIRST-EVER STAKES WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2014)—Tribal Spy, with Irving Orozco up, made an easy lead and coasted to a gate to wire win in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes by one length, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.59. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT ONE MORE MAKES IT TWO IN-A-ROW IN SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE, GUTIERREZ, REDDAM & O’NEILL TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 13, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $58,626, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—Switched to the turf three starts back, One More seems to have found a home on the Santa Anita lawn, as she registered her second win in-a-row Thursday at Santa Anita, winning the sixth race, a $58,000 first condition allowance at 1 1/8 miles in gate to wire fashion under Mario Gutierrez by 1 ½ lengths in 1:48.56. read more Read More...

MULTIPLE GRADE I WINNER EMOLLIENT HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—Three-time Grade I winner Emollient, idle since running fourth, beaten one length in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Nov. 2, heads a strong field of seven older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita going 1 1/8 miles on turf. read more Read More...

TOP TOURNAMENT HANDICAPPER DENNIS DECAUWER TO BE GUEST HANDICAPPER ON ‘QUIGLEY’S CORNER’ SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—Top handicapping tournament horseplayer Dennis Decauwer will be Tom Quigley’s special guest this Sunday for “Quigley’s Corner,” a free handicapping seminar in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, beginning at 11:20 a.m. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA’S $1 MILLION ST. PAT’S HORSESHOE PITCH SET FOR SATURDAY, POPULAR CONTEST IS FREE TO ENTER & FIVE NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FOR A CHANCE TO ‘RING-IN’ A MILLION IN IRISH-GREEN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 12, 2014 THREE DOLLAR BUD LIGHT ‘GREEN’ & FIVE DOLLAR JAMESON SHOTS ALSO AVAILABLE ALL DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2013)—Santa Anita will again offer fans a shot at $1 million on Saturday, as the track’s popular $1 million St. Pat’s Horseshoe Pitch will be conducted between races. All fans attending on-track this Saturday are encouraged to fill out a free entry form no later than the fifth race in order to have a shot at being one of five finalists selected to take a “pitch” at a perfect ringer following the seventh race. read more Read More...

CLASSY DANCINGTOTHESTARS, CIAO BELLA LUNA & TRIBAL SPY HEAD $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES SATURDAY; CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2014)—Classy Dancingtothestars, a winner of the one mile turf Megahertz Stake two starts back, Ciao Bella Luna, an extra game winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Jan. 25, and Tribal Spy, who pressed the pace and was third, beaten a half length by “Ciao,” head a competitive field of seven in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes for older fillies and mares coming down the hill. read more Read More...

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, IOTAPA HEAD COMPETITIVE GRADE I, $350,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES ON SATURDAY, OLDER FILLIES & MARES TO GO 1 1/8 MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
March 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2014)—Fiftyshadesofhay, a troubled fourth in the Grade II La Canada Stakes Jan. 19, and Iotapa, and impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes Feb. 15, head a competitive field of eight older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

JUDY THE BEAUTY EXUDES CLASS IN WINNING GRADE III LAS FLORES STAKES, JOHN VELAZQUEZ, WESLEY WARD TEAM UP TO WIN BY 4 ¾ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2014)—Heavily favored Judy the Beauty, idle since running second to multiple Eclipse Award winner Groupie Doll in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 2, showed her class in winning Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita by 4 ¾ lengths, negotiating six furlongs in 1:08.22. read more Read More...

GAME ON DUDE, CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADLINE WORLD-CLASS RACING ON SANTA ANITA HANDICAP DAY; TOTAL HANDLE OF $22.5 MILLION IS 23 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR, ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 11 PERCENT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 8, 2014 ‘DUDE’ SETS NEW BIG ’CAP STAKES RECORD OF 1:58.17, ‘CHROME’ RUNS 2ND FASTEST SAN FELIPE ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $234,434.00, ‘SINGLETON’ PURCHASED THROUGH TVG ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)—With veteran 7-year-old gelding Game On Dude and 3-year-old superstar California Chrome headlining a blockbuster 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita, total Santa Anita Handicap Day handle was $22,589,082, a robust 23 percent increase over last year. read more Read More...

GAME ON DUDE WINS RECORD THIRD SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; SMITH & BAFFERT TEAM FOR STAKES RECORD TIME OF 1:58.17

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 8, 2014 By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ On the same track where Breeders' Cup glory has eluded him, Game On Dude won the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap by 1¾ lengths Saturday, becoming the first three-time champion in the race's 77-year history. read more Read More...

WINNING PRIZE IMPRESSIVE GATE TO WIRE WINNER OF GRADE I, $350,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE; NAKATANI & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 8, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)—Argentine-bred Winning Prize, with Corey Nakatani up, made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, prevailing by a half length over Florida-based shipper Lochte while getting a mile on turf in 1:32.44. read more Read More...

SAHARA SKY SURGES LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY HALF LENGTH, TOP SPRINTER BACK ON GAME AFTER DISAPPOINTING COMEBACK EFFORT IN PALOS VERDES STAKES FEB. 2

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 8, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)—Sahara Sky is back. Dead last, eight lengths off the lead with a quarter of a mile to run, the 6-year-old horse by Pleasant Tap avenged a disappointing run off the bench Feb. 2 to win Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Joel Rosario, covering seven furlongs in 1:20.84. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS LOOK OF SUPERSTAR AS HE WINS GRADE II, $300,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES BY 7 ¼ LENGTHS, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY COULD BE NEXT FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED COLT BY LUCKY PULPIT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 8, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)—In a breathtaking performance, California Chrome, under Victor Espinoza, won Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 7 ¼ lengths, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.59, the second fastest final time in the 77-year history of the race, potentially stamping himself as the horse to beat in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. read more Read More...

ENGLISH-BRED RHAGORI UP TO WIN U.S. DEBUT IN $58,000 TURF ALLOWANCE FEATURE, CALLAGHAN, BEJARANO TEAM FOR NECK VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 7, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 7, 2014)—A multiple minor stakes winner in her native England, 7-5 favorite Rhagori rallied from off the pace under Rafael Bejarano in her U.S. debut Friday, taking Santa Anita’s third race by a neck in a $58,000 allowance for older fillies at one mile on turf, covering the distance in 1:35.45. read more Read More...

TRAINER DOUG O’NEILL TO HOST YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME ON BIG ’CAP DAY; 23-YEAR-OLD WHO IS ALSO HEARING IMPAIRED, IS LONGTIME RACING FAN & HORSE LOVER

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)—Trainer Doug O’Neill will light up the life of a 23-year-old man with Down Syndrome on Santa Anita Handicap Day this Saturday, as Lawrence Cao has won “A Day With Doug O’Neill,” and will accompany the Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner throughout the afternoon as O’Neill will be saddling a total of four horses in three different races. read more Read More...

JOELITO TAKES $60,000 COMET PURSE ALLOWANCE UNDER NAKATANI

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)—Joelito, with Corey Nakatani up, hugged the temporary rail turning for home and went on to a half length victory in Thursday’s $60,000 Comet Purse allowance at Santa Anita, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.12. read more Read More...

JUDY THE BEAUTY & HEIR KITTY HEAD SUNDAY’S GRADE III LAS FLORES; EASTERN SHIPPER MUNNINGS SISTER SEEKS FIRST GRADED WIN AS OLDER FILLIES & MARES GO SIX FURLONGS IN 62ND RUNNING

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)—Florida-based Judy the Beauty, second, beaten a half length by multiple Eclipse Award Champion Groupie Doll in her most recent start, the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, heads a field of five older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at seven furlongs. read more Read More...

SHAKIN IT UP, SAHARA SKY HEADLINE SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES AT SEVEN FURLONGS, COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 10 ENGAGED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—Versatile Shakin It Up, a winner of the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu Stakes and the Grade II, 1 1/6 miles Strub Stakes Jan. 18, and Sahara Sky, winner of last year’s San Carlos and of the Grade I Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, head a competitive field of 10 sprinters in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs. read more Read More...

ZA APPROVAL, SILENTIO & WINNING PRIZE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $350,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE, FIELD OF 10 TURF SPECIALISTS SET TO GO

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—A deep and competitive field of 10 older horses has been assembled for Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile, with Breeders’ Cup Mile runner-up Za Approval, Grade II Citation Handicap winner Silentio and Grade II Arcadia Stakes winner Winning Prize heading the lineup. read more Read More...

BAFFERT’S BAYERN LIKELY FAVORITE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $300,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES, FINAL MAJOR STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY ATTRACTS 10 SOPHS AT 1 1/16 MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—A dazzling 15-length one mile allowance winner on Feb. 13, Bob Baffert’s Bayern looms the horse to beat in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the final major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. read more Read More...

EPIC REMATCH BETWEEN MUCHO MACHO MAN AND WILL TAKE CHARGE SET, 77TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP PRESENTED BY SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER HORSES TO COMPETE AT 1 ¼ MILES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—Separated by just a nose in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2, Classic winner Mucho Macho Man and runner-up Will Take Charge will again clash in the most highly anticipated Santa Anita Handicap since Alysheba and Ferdinand ran 1-2 in 1988, as they head a field of eight older horses set to contest the 77th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Big ’Cap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino at 1 ¼ miles on Saturday. read more Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER MUCHO MACHO MAN WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:01.53, STAGE SET FOR REMATCH WITH WILL TAKE CHARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2014)—Breeders’ Cup Classic champ Mucho Macho Man worked five furlongs between races in 1:01.53 Sunday at Santa Anita, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch with Classic runner-up Will Take Charge in Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap. read more Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER MUCHO MACHO MAN TO WORK FIVE FURLONGS TODAY BETWEEN RACES FOUR AND FIVE IN FINAL PREPARATION FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2014)—Trainer Kathy Ritvo announced Sunday morning that Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man will work five furlongs between races four and five today at Santa Anita. It is expected that Mucho Macho Man will enter the track from the quarter mile chute at the top of the stretch between 2:10 p.m. and 2:25 p.m. read more Read More...

WEIGHTS ASSIGNED FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $750,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER MUCHO MACHO MAN TO CARRY 124, ECLIPSE CHAMPION WILL TAKE CHARGE TO TOTE 123, GAME ON DUDE 122

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 1, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2014)—Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, with Classic runner-up and Eclipse Champion Will Take Charge assigned second-high weight of 123 pounds. Two-time Big ’Cap winner Game On Dude has been assigned 122. read more Read More...

AWESOME BABY TENACIOUS THROUGHOUT AND WINS GRADE III SANTA YSABEL BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS WITH SMITH UP FOR BAFFERT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
March 1, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2014)—Awesome Baby fought off a determined challenge from runner-up Artemis to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, getting 1 1/16 miles in a driving rain over a surface labeled wet/fast in 1:41.58.read more Read More...

FIND YOUR SPOT, OFF AT 25-1, REGISTERS SHOCKER IN SANTA ANITA FEATURE; MALDONADO GUIDES PENNEY TRAINEE TO HANDY 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN SLOP

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
February 28, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $72,912 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD EXCEED $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)--The longest shot in the field at 25-1, Find Your Spot, with Edwin Maldonado up, routed a group of four rivals by 1 ¼ lengths in Friday’s sixth race at Santa Anita, a $58,000 allowance for 3-year-old fillies, getting six furlongs on a surface listed as wet fast in 1:08.94. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER STAKES SCHEDULE; MEET TO RUN FROM APRIL 25 TO JUNE 29 WITH 34 ADDED MONEY OFFERINGS THAT INCLUDE 21 GRADED STAKES—SIX OF THEM GRADE I EVENTS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
February 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced its 2014 Summer Stakes schedule, which will begin April 25 and conclude June 29.read more Read More...