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IT’S CUSTOMER BASE BY A NOSE IN GRADE III ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES, SMITH & PROCTOR COMBINE TO WIN YEAR’S FINAL STAKES AT SANTA ANITA

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 29, 2013 HUMBERTO ASCANIO, LONG TIME ASSISTANT TO LATE TRAINER FRANKEL, PRESENTS TROPHY ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)—In a thrilling finish to both the year and its final added-money event, Customer Base, with Mike Smith aboard, got up to beat Stormy Lucy and Isaias Enriquez by a nose in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita, while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.45. read more Read More...

HARD-WORKING TED DI NUNZIO CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY AT SANTA ANITA, POPULAR CENTURION OFFICIAL DOOR GREETER AT NEARBY NORDSTROM’S

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 29, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)—Sunday’s fourth race at Santa Anita, dubbed “Ted Di Nunzio’s 100th Birthday Celebration,” honored the gregarious Di Nunzio, who will mark his 100th birthday on Monday and who works about a half mile from Santa Anita’s main track quarter pole as an official door greeter at Nordstrom Santa Anita, in the Westfield Shopping Mall. read more Read More...

UNBRIDLED’S NOTE DISPLAYS POWERFUL CLOSING KICK UNDER NAKATANI, TAKES GRADE III DAYTONA DOWN HILLSIDE TURF BY A HALF LENGTH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 28, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2013)—Hard knocking Unbridled’s Note finished resolutely to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes under Corey Nakatani, overhauling El Commodore and Gary Stevens late to win by a half length while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course in 1:11.89. read more Read More...

GLEN HILL FARM’S ENTERPRISING FINISHES FULL OF RUN TO TAKE $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER STEVENS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 28, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2013)—In only his third career start, Enterprising got a perfect ground saving trip under Gary Stevens en route to a three quarter length score in Saturday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds going one mile on turf at Santa Anita. A Glen Hill Farm homebred trained by Tom Proctor, Enterprising got the distance in 1:35.25 while notching his second win from three starts. read more Read More...

KATHLEEN ROSE TAKES SANTA ANITA’S FEATURED $58,000 JUPITER PURSE ALLOWANCE, BEJARANO & MACHOWSKY TEAM FOR VICTORY AT MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 27, 2013 OPENING DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER GENERATES TOTAL POOL OF $1,048,093; THERE WERE 143 WINNING TICKETS, EACH WORTH $4,306.60... Read More...

“HRTV Presents: Mucho Macho Man” on Sunday, Dec. 29

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 27, 2013 "With the curtain falling on the memorable 2013 racing season, HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present a s... Read More...

LONGSHOT SHAKIN IT UP RALLIES FROM OFF PACE WITH FLORES ABOARD TO WIN PRESTIGIOUS GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU STAKES BY HALF LENGTH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 26, 2013 WINNER, OWNED BY CARDOZA & PEGRAM, IS ONE OF THREE BAFFERT TRAINEES; ON-TRACK CROWD OF 30,540 BASKS IN SUNNY CONDITIONS AS THE PICK SIX CARRIES OVER TO THE TUNE OF $118,415—FRIDAY’S TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $700,000 read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA-BRED GERVINHO CARRIED WIDE AND PROVES BEST IN GRADE II, $200,000 SIR BEAUFORT STAKES, BEJARANO, GAINES TEAM FOR HEAD VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 26, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)—Although he nearly clipped heels and was carried eight-deep turning for home, California-bred Gervinho kept to his task and proved best in Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes, winning by a head over longshot Procurement while getting one mile on turf in 1:33.47. read more Read More...

HEIR KITTY SPRINGS SURPRISE IN GRADE I LA BREA, STEVENS GUIDES MILLER TRAINEE TO 1 ¼ LENGTH VICTORY OVER FAVORED SWEET LULU

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 26, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)—A year ago, rumors were swirling that retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens was contemplating a comeback following a seven year hiatus from the saddle. On Thursday at Santa Anita, Stevens added yet another Grade I victory to his story book 2013, as he guided longshot Heir Kitty to a 1 ¼ length victory over favored Sweet Lulu and Rafael Bejarano in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, getting seven furlongs in 1:21.47. read more Read More...

COMPETITIVE FIELD OF NINE FILLIES & MARES ENGAGED FOR GRADE III ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SUNDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 26, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)—Trainer Tom Proctor and Glen Hill Farm will send out a pair of talented 4-year-old fillies, Customer Base and Gulsary, in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, which has attracted a wide-open field of nine fillies and mares. read more Read More...

MUCHO MACHO MAN WINS 2013 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 26, 2013 Coast-to-Coast Celebration Planned for Jan. 11 at Gulfstream and Santa Anita LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2013) – Mucho Macho Man, the tenacious 5-year-old winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been selected to receive the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award.read more Read More...

HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA SET FOR 2014 RETURN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 26, 2013 Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: "This is Santa Anita" Arcadia, CA, Dec. 26, 2013 -- Fo... Read More...

ROYAL BANKER, CRAFTSMAN & ENTERPRISING AMONG CONTENTIOUS $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES FIELD FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 22, 2013 SANTA ANITA ONCE AGAIN HONORS THE MEMORY OF LOGAN, ‘FOOTMAN’ EXTRAORDINAIRE;$100,000 DAYTONA STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ALSO ON DOCKET read more Read More...

BAFFERT’S FLASHBACK, EASTERN SPEEDSTER BAKKEN HEAD GRADE I MALIBU ON OPENING DAY; GRADE I LA BREA & GRADE II SIR BEAUFORT LEND STRENGTH TO OUTSTANDING NINE-RACE CARD, FIRST POST AT 12 NOON

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 21, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2013)—Santa Anita’s traditional opening day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, attracted a field of 12 and will be headed by the Bob Baffert-trained Flashback, who was the beaten favorite in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby in April and was considered one of the nation’s top Kentucky Derby prospects. Idle from his second place finish in the Santa Anita Derby April 6 until running second as the favorite in the $100,000 Damascus Stakes Nov. 2, the grey colt by Tapit appears primed for a top effort on Thursday. read more Read More...

WHAT’S GOING ON AT SANTA ANITA PARK OPENING WEEK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 20, 2013 WHAT: Opening Week of Santa Anita’s 2013-2014 Winter Meeting WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 WHERE: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 Opening Day: Santa Anita’s 77th winter/spring meet opens on Thursday, with special early first post time at 12 noon, admission gates open at 10 a.m. Two Grade I, $300,000 stakes will highlight the opening day festivities; the $300,000 Malibu and the $300,000 La Brea.read more Read More...

REVAMPED $10,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ SET FOR DEC. 26 LAUNCH, POPULAR ON-LINE CONTEST FEATURES $5,000 TOP PRIZE, IS FREE OF CHARGE AND REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 20, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” is back and better than ever, with a total of $10,000 in prize money highlighted by a $5,000 top prize to be awarded to the longest “show streak” achieved throughout the course of Santa Anita’s Winter and Spring Meetings, which will open Dec. 26 and conclude June 29.read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA TO GUARANTEE $500,000 IN OPENING DAY LATE PICK 4 DEC. 26, 18 PERCENT LOW TAKEOUT DAILY DOUBLES AVAILABLE EACH RACING DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 20, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will offer fans a guaranteed $500,000 pool in the Late Pick 4 on opening day, Dec. 26, and it will also offer a series of three separate 18 percent-takeout Daily Double wagers each racing day throughout its upcoming Winter and Spring meetings which will conclude June 29. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA TO OPEN FOR 77TH SEASON ON DEC. 26, POPULAR WALL CALENDAR TO BE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE ON OPENING DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 18, 2013 ‘FLYING SILKS’ CALENDAR THEME TO RECOGNIZE STABLE COLORS WORN BY JOCKEYS ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2013)—With an expanded calendar that will result in live racing in Arcadia from Dec. 26 through June 29, Santa Anita Park has announced a comprehensive promotions schedule that will be complemented by an advertising campaign that includes social media, television and radio, and conventional print advertising. read more Read More...

JOHN SADLER RIDING IN INAUGURAL TRAINER & JOCKEY CALCUTTA AT THE THOROUGHBRED CLASSIC HORSE SHOW

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 13, 2013 Arcadia (December 13, 2013) -- Bridging the gap between the racing world and the horse show world is the inaugural Tr... Read More...

GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY PURSE NOW $1 MILLION AS SANTA ANITA STAKES SCHEDULE INCLUDES INCREASES FOR 20 STAKES; GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA LEAD WAY ON OPENING DAY DEC. 26

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
November 27, 2013 SUNSHINE MILLIONS DAY, JAN. 25, REMADE TO INCLUDE $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC, $250,000 CAL CUP DERBY & $200,000 CAL CUP OAKS ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2013)—Led by the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park has announced its proposed stakes schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 winter/spring meeting, which will open on Dec. 26 with a pair of prestigious Grade I stakes, the Malibu and the La Brea. Santa Anita’s 69-day meet will include a total of eight Grade I events and will conclude April 20. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES 2014 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD FINALISTS, WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
November 27, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced on HRTV in January following a vote of jockeys nationwide. read more Read More...

The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series – Set To Hold Their 3rd Show of 2013 in Holiday Style

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
November 23, 2013 Arcadia (November 20, 2013) -- The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) will conduct it's third and final show of th... Read More...

SANTA ANITA NAMES DENNIS MOORE TRACK SUPERINTENDENT, HIGHLY RESPECTED TRACKMAN HAS BUILT AND MAINTAINED SURFACES WORLDWIDE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
November 20, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2013)—Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected trackman Dennis Moore will take over duties as Track Superintendent effective immediately. Moore has built and maintained track surfaces the world-over for the past 40 years and is currently in charge of main tracks at both Betfair Hollywood Park and at Los Alamitos Racecourse. read more Read More...

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
November 18, 2013 Racing Fans Can Vote for Fourth Annual Winner LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Online voting is now open for the fourth annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Cheney, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. read more Read More...

EGG DROP TAKES CLOSING DAY GRADE II GOLDIKOVA STAKES, GARCIA & MITCHELL COMBINE FOR HEAD VICTORY AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 3, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2013)—In a driving finish, 9-5 favorite Egg Drop, with Martin Garcia aboard, held on to win by a head over longshot Miss Pippa and Mike Smith in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Goldikova Stakes at Santa Anita, getting one mile on turf in 1:33.52. read more Read More...

MUCHO MACHO MAN SANTA ANITA AUTUMN HORSE OF THE MEET

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 3, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2013) – Climaxed by a Breeders’ Cup Classic that typified everything that’s right about Thoroughbred racing--the beauty, the drama and the rhythmic oneness of both horse and rider--Mucho Macho Man was a near-unanimous choice as Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s Autumn Media Poll, by virtue of his thrilling nose victory over Will Take Charge in the $5 million Classic at 1 ¼ miles on Nov. 2. It was the second Grade I win at the meet for Mucho Macho Man, who won the Awesome Again Stakes by 4 ¼ lengths on Sept. 28.read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA’S 24-DAY AUTUMN MEET ENDS ON HIGH NOTE AS TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES LEAD TO DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASE IN OVERALL HANDLE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 3, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2013)—With a rejuvenated Grandstand, world-class racing, picturesque weather, and a final weekend that included the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Santa Anita’s 24-day Autumn Meet ended with a flourish Sunday, posting a 12 percent gain in overall handle while giving rise to heightened expectations for the New Year and beyond. read more Read More...

PICK 5 GENERATES 272 WINNING TICKETS WORTH $23,665.90 EACH, SATURDAY CARRYOVER OF $891,813 GENERATES TOTAL POOL OF $7,330,323

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 2, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Pick 5 wager, which requires punters to select the winners of the first five races each racing day, reached new heights on Saturday, Breeders’ Cup Classic Day at Santa Anita, as a carryover of $891,813 from Breeders’ Cup Day One generated $6,438,510 in “new money,” for a record total Pick 5 pool of $7,330,323. It resulted in a payoff of $23,665.90 on 272 winning tickets. read more Read More...

PONTCHATRAIN TAKES GRADE III SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES UNDER STEVENS AS PROCTOR TRAINEE IS UP IN TIME AS 2-1 FAVORITE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 2, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Form prevailed in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, as Gary Stevens guided 2-1 favorite Pontchatrain to a hard-fought three-quarter length victory in the 6 ½ furlong hillside test for fillies and mares three and up. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by War Front, Pontchatrain negotiated the hillside in 1:12.25. read more Read More...

PICK 5 CARRYOVER OF $891,813 GENERATES TOTAL POOL OF $7,330,323 ON BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC DAY AT GREAT RACE PLACE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 2, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Pick 5 wager, which requires punters to select the winners of the first five races each racing day, reached new heights on Saturday, Breeders’ Cup Classic Day at Santa Anita, as a carryover of $891,813 from Breeders’ Cup Day One generated $6,438,510 in “new money,” for a total Pick 5 pool of $7,330,323—an all-time California record for the wager. read more Read More...

RICHIES PARTY GIRL GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $100,000 JUVENILE TURF SPRINT STAKES, ESPINOZA GUIDES WARD TRAINEE TO 2 ¼ LENGTH TALLY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 2, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Richies Party Girl motored to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, winning by 2 ¼ lengths under Victor Espinoza while covering about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.36. read more Read More...

MASSIVE PICK 5 CARRYOVER OF $891,813 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA, LOW TAKEOUT, 50 CENT MINIMUM WAGER LIKELY TO GENERATE TOTAL POOL OF $4 MILLION ON BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 1, 2013 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC DAY PICK SIX GUARANTEE OF 2.5 MILLION IN PLAY; ‘DAY TWO’ PICK SIX STARTS WITH RACE SEVEN, ENDS WITH $5 MILLION CLASSIC read more Read More...

SWISS LAKE YODELER FINISHES STRONGLY TO TAKE $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS WITH LEPAROUX UP FOR HOLLENDORFER

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 1, 2013 DAUGHTER OF SWISS YODELER DEFEATS NINE CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED FILLIES AT ONE MILE ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—Lightly raced Swiss Lake Yodeler rated kindly in her first try around two turns and finished resolutely to take Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies by 2 ¼ lengths, getting one mile in 1:37.58 under Julien Leparoux. read more Read More...

ROOKIE SENSATION CLOSES WITH A RUSH TO TAKE GRADE II TWILIGHT DERBY; ESPINOZA GUIDES UNBRIDLED’S SONG COLT TO ONE LENGTH TURF SCORE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 1, 2013 LIGHTLY RACED STRONACH HOMEBRED GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.64 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—With an eye-catching late rush in deep stretch, Rookie Sensation split horses in the shadow of the wire and took Friday’s Grade II, $150,000 Twilight Derby under Victor Espinoza by one length, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.64. read more Read More...

PEDROZA HUSTLES LONGSHOT BETTER BET TO HALF-LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE, HARRINGTON TRAINEE HOLDS ON TO WIN BY NECK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
November 1, 2013 SOUTHERN IMAGE COLT DEFEATS EIGHT CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED RIVALS GOING ONE MILE ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—Breaking from the far outside, longshot Better Bet was hustled into the first turn and assumed command going to the quarter pole under Martin Pedroza en route to a half length victory in Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile, as the 2-year-old colt by Southern Image negotiated one mile 1:37.53. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT MAJESTIC CITY TAKES $70,000 BIG BEAR STAKES GATE TO WIRE BY NECK UNDER MALDONADO AS HE SNAPS 12-GAME SKID AT 15 TO 1

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 31, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2013)—Hard-sent from the gate by Edwin Maldonado, longshot Majestic City led throughout to win Thursday’s $70,000 Big Bear Stakes at Santa Anita, getting a flat mile in 1:35.20 while prevailing by a neck over 8-5 favorite Rousing Sermon. With stablemate Rail Trip finishing last at 9-2, Majestic City was considered by punters to be “the other Ellis,” as both are conditioned by Ron Ellis.read more Read More...

EGG DROP HOPES TO CONTINUE ROLL IN GRADE II GOLDIKOVA STAKES ON SUNDAY, MITCHELL-TRAINED FILLY HEADS NINE-HORSE FIELD AT MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 30, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013)—A winner of two of her last three starts, including her most recent, the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap on Sept. 2, Florida-bred Egg Drop figures prominently among a field of nine fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Goldikova Stakes at one mile on turf. read more Read More...

PROCTOR ‘HAS ‘EM SURROUNDED’ IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III SEN. KEN MADDY; VETERAN CONDITIONER BOOKENDS RACE WITH RECENT HILLSIDE TURF COURSE WINNERS PURIM’S DANCER & PONTCHATRAIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 30, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013)—Veteran conditioner Tom Proctor “has ‘em surrounded” on Saturday as his Purim’s Dancer and Pontchatrain, both recent hillside turf winners, will break from post positions one and 13, respectively in the Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes for fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hill. read more Read More...

HRTV TO PRESENT SPECIAL EDITION OF ‘THE EDGE’ WEDNESDAY AT 8:30 P.M., ET

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 29, 2013 MASSIVE TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $433,664 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $2 MILLION With a huge Pick 6 ca... Read More...

CAL GAL, STOLE A KISS AMONG FIELD OF 10 IN WIDE-OPEN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON FRIDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 29, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2013)—A wide open field of 10 California-bred or sired fillies will contest Friday’s $200,000, one mile Golden State Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita, with the Doug O’Neill-trained Cal Gal designated as the lukewarm 3-1 favorite on Jon White’s morning line. read more Read More...

GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS FRIDAY’S $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE AT SANTA ANITA, FIELD OF NINE FRESHMEN SET TO GO MILE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 29, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2013)—Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando, a winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, heads a field of nine set to go in Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile at Santa Anita for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California. read more Read More...

KID DREAMS HEADS LOCAL CONTINGENT IN COMPETITIVE GRADE II TWILIGHT DERBY FRIDAY; DRYSDALE TRAINEE AGAIN TAKES ON PLETCHER’S CHARMING KITTEN AS 13 HORSES COMPETE AT 1 1/8 MILES ON SANTA ANITA TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 29, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2013)—Southern California-based Kid Dreams, trained by Neil Drysdale and an impressive 7 ¾ length winner of the Grade III Hawthorne Derby Oct. 5, heads a strong local contingent as he readies for a rematch with Todd Pletcher’s Charming Kitten in Friday’s Grade II, $150,000 Twilight Derby at 1 1/8 miles on turf at Santa Anita—a race that has attracted a competitive field of 13 sophomores. read more Read More...

ESPN E:60 Follows Up on Story of Heroic Nonagenarian of Santa Anita

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 29, 2013 ESPN's award-winning newsmagazine program E:60 will follow up on the story of a heroic man in his 90's who saved a young... Read More...

BIO PRO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF FAST PACE, TAKES $70,000 LURE STAKES BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GUTIERREZ, ZUCKER TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.48

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 27, 2013 MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $439,664 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2013)—Longshot Bio Pro, with Mario Gutierrez aboard, took advantage of a fast pace set by favored El Commodore and Gary Stevens to win Sunday’s $70,000 Lure Stakes at Santa Anita by 3 ¼ lengths, as the Howard Zucker trainee motored a mile on the turf in 1:33.48. read more Read More...

FAVORED WISHING GATE TAKES GRADE III AUTUMN MISS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; WITH STEVENS AT CONTROLS, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.67

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 26, 2013 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $88,698 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $700,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2013)—Favored Wishing Gate overcame an outside post and a tardy start to register an authoritative 1 ¼ length win over 10 sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes under Gary Stevens, as the Tom Proctor trainee covered one mile on turf in 1:34.67. read more Read More...

SPRING UP, WITH NAKATANI ABOARD, TAKES $51,000 MUSCLE BEACH ALLOWANCE PURSE AS SADLER TRAINEE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.83

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 25, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2013)—With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Corey Nakatani engineered a pace-pressing trip for the John Sadler-trained Spring Up, resulting in a half length victory in Friday’s $51,000 Muscle Beach Allowance Purse at Santa Anita, as the son of Spring At Last got 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.83. read more Read More...

CONAN O’BRIEN LEAVES ‘EM LAUGHING WITH CALL OF SANTA ANITA’S 2ND RACE, LATE NIGHT FUNNY MAN DRAWS HIGH PRAISE FROM DENMAN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 25, 2013 O’BRIEN THREATENS CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT REGARDING LACK OF COLOR CONTRAST ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2013)—In a performance that would have to be categorized as “Not yet ready for prime time,” late night funny man Conan O’Brien left ‘em laughing on Friday, as he put his oratorical stamp on Santa Anita’s second race, unwittingly cementing Trevor Denman’s status as Santa Anita’s race caller for generations to come. read more Read More...

FANTICOLA SPRINGS SURPRISE IN $51,000 CRUSHER ALLOWANCE PURSE, SCORES BY HALF LENGTH UNDER TALAMO AS MITCHELL GETS SECOND WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 24, 2013 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $46,733 INTO FRIDAY; EIGHT RACE PROGRAM STARTS AT 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2013)—Canadian-bred Fanticola tried Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course for the first time Thursday, taking the featured $51,000 Crusher Allowance Purse under Joe Talamo by a half length in 1:13 flat, providing trainer Mike Mitchell with his second win on the day. read more Read More...

GRADED WINNERS MY BEST BROTHER & UTOPIAN HEAD COMPETITIVE 10-HORSE FIELD IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 LURE STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 24, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2013)—My Best Brother, a winner of the Grade II Del Mar Derby in 2012, and Utopian, a winner of last year’s Grade III Inglewood Handicap, head a field of 10 horses aged three and up entered to run in the $70,000 Lure Stakes at one mile on turf this Sunday at Santa Anita. read more Read More...