Santa Anita Park

NATIONAL TURF WRITERS AND BROACASTERS WILL HONOR ART SHERMAN, COT CAMPBELL, CHARLSIE CANTEY AND TOM LaMARRA

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
September 12, 2014 The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor Art Sherman, who saddled California Chrome to become the oldest ... Read More...

XPRESSBET UNVEILS LIMITED TIME $1,000 WELCOME BONUS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
September 8, 2014 New Customers Can Sign Up, Wager $1,000 and Get $1,000 read more Read More...

ARCADIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO UNVEIL ‘THOROUGHBRED RACING WALK OF CHAMPIONS’ SEPT. 27, LEGENDARY JOCKEYS, TRAINERS, OWNERS & HORSES TO BE HONORED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
September 8, 2014 BRONZE PLAQUES OF LEGENDS TO ADORN CITY SIDEWALKS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME; LIVE MUSIC, VINTAGE CARS & RACING CELEBRITIES ALL PART OF GALA GRAND OPENING ON FIRST AVENUE read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK SEEKING BREEDERS’ CUP VOLUNTEERS; GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST TWO DAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
September 8, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2014)—Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented third consecutive year on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, is seeking volunteers from the local community to help accommodate the needs of the many thousands of visitors that are anticipated over the two days at The Great Race Place. read more Read More...

‘SANTA ANITA AUTUMN HANDICAPPING CHALLENGE’ TO BE HELD AT GREAT RACE PLACE ON OCT. 4 & 5; $100,000 IN PRIZES OFFERED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
August 29, 2014 24-DAY AUTUMN MEETING TO OPEN SEPT. 26 WITH TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON OCT. 31 & NOV. 1 ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will stage the Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, on the second weekend of its upcoming Autumn Meet, Oct. 4 & 5. read more Read More...

DURING SEPTEMBER, JOCKEYS TO JOIN EFFORT TO BRING AWARENESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
August 27, 2014 LEXINGTON, KY (August 27, 2014) Jockey colonies across the country, in conjunction with racetrack management, are planning to make visits to their local children’s hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA’S NEWLY RENOVATED MAIN TRACK TO RE-OPEN FOR TRAINING ON SEPT. 2, ALL-NATURAL ‘EL SEGUNDO SAND’ SURFACE READY FOR USE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
August 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2014)—Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will reopen for use on Sept 2, in advance of Santa Anita’s 2014 Autumn Meet, which begins Sept. 26. read more Read More...

POPULAR 626 NIGHT MARKET RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AUG. 15, 16 & 17; THREE-DAY EVENT SHOWCASES ASIAN CULTURE, MUSIC & FARE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
August 14, 2014 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO DISPLAY WARES ADJACENT TO TRACK’S PADDOCK GARDENS AREA ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2014)—The popular 626 Night Market, which serves as a platform for a wide array of Asian businesses and young entrepreneurs, will return to Santa Anita Park for a fourth consecutive year on Friday, Aug. 15, Saturday, Aug. 16 & Sunday, Aug. 17. Conducted for the first time as a three-day event, it’s expected more than 20,000 people per day will attend beginning at 4 p.m. in the area adjacent to the track’s Paddock Gardens. read more Read More...

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP BETTING CHALLENGE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
August 8, 2014 Horse Racing’s Largest Live Money Event Returns Oct 31- Nov 1 at Santa Anita Park Keeneland and Aqueduct to be first ever Satellite Tournament Venues Top 15 finishers Gain Automatic Entry into 2015 DRF/NTRA NHC in Las Vegas read more Read More...

HRTV HONORED WITH FIVE 2014 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
August 4, 2014 "Inside Information" Documentary & Steve Scheidler Feted Twice in Annual Ceremony read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
August 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2014)—Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented third consecutive year on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, has announced it will offer a total of 28 graded stakes, including 13 Breeders’ Cup events over the course of its 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. 26. The Grade III Eddie D.read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OCT. 31 & NOV. 1

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
August 1, 2014 SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS OFFERED OVER FIRST TWO WEEKENDS & A TOTAL OF 28 GRADED STAKES, INCLUDING THE BREEDERS’ CUP, TO BE RUN THROUGH CLOSING DAY, NOV. 2 read more Read More...

CITY OF HOPE SELECTED AS OFFICIAL CHARITY OF 2014 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
July 31, 2014 NEW YORK (July 31, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced that it has selected City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, for the second consecutive year, as its primary non-profit beneficiary for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. read more Read More...

Over $70,000 Raised at 7th Annual CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
July 24, 2014 Arcadia, CA - The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets on July 19th to raise money for retired racehorses. CARMA’s (California Retirement Management Account) 7th Annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser – Cards 4 CARMA” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel was enjoyed by more than 200 owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. After several years of a beach theme, this year the event moved back indoors at the Hilton and featured a variety of card games to raise funds for retired racehorses. The evening included live music, provided by Eric Auckerman’s West Coasters Band, a silent auction, a charity Texas Hold’Em poker tournament and various card games. read more Read More...

XPRESSBET TO SPONSOR JAVIER CASTELLANO IN INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY CHALLENGE

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

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
July 14, 2014 Arcadia, CA, July 13, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will expand its coverage of the best summer racing ac... Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
July 1, 2014 Online Wagering Provider Will Offer Customers Wagering on 83 Hong Kong Cards Annually June 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to bring live, commingled wagering on Hong Kong races to Xpressbet’s platform in the United States. Xpressbet customers can wager on the races from Hong Kong beginning July 1, 2014. Hong Kong racing is famous for offering the world’s largest pools, which currently average more than $17 million per race, and the highest prize money per race worldwide, as well as world-class racing at its two premier racing venues, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
July 1, 2014 Network's Kurt Hoover Reports from Trackside for Eight-Day Meeting Arcadia, CA, July 1, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for... Read More...

MAJESTIC HARBOR ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 29, 2014 O’Neill, Talamo Earn Honors as Top Trainer and Jockey ARCADIA, Calif., (June 29, 2014) – Majestic Harbor, who crushed six rivals including three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, was named Horse of the Meet in the inaugural Spring Meet Media Poll. A 6-year-old Rockport Harbor horse bred in Kentucky and trained by Sean McCarthy for owner Ron Beegle of Arcadia who races as Gallant Stables, Majestic Harbor won the mile and a quarter Gold Cup by 6 ¼ lengths under Tyler Baze, leaving in his wake Clubhouse Ride, read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 29, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)—Big Kick took what appeared to be a big jump in class in stride Sunday, winning in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths in Santa Anita’s closing day Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes under Victor Espinoza, traversing a marathon 1 ¾ miles on turf in 2:46.78 after cruising through uncontested fractions of 24.88, 48.97, 1:12.19, 1:37.19, 2:02.69 and 2:28.94. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 29, 2014 ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 40 PERCENT DURING SPRING MEET ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2014)—Santa Anita’s first-ever 38-day Spring Meeting concluded Sunday and by all accounts it was a rousing success, as both attendance and handle numbers far exceeded initial projections. The Spring Meet, which was effectively combined with the track’s 69-day Winter Meet that ran from Dec. 26 through April 20, generated total pari-mutuel handle that exceeded $1 billion. read more Read More...

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

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

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Longshot Sheza Smoke Show rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths under Joe Talamo, getting a mile on turf in 1:35.34. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Lightly raced Declassify proved gamest late in taking Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes by a nose at Santa Anita, covering seven furlongs under Martin Garcia in 1:22.03. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 28, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2014)—Breaking from post 10, jockey Elvis Trujillo was able to sit second early and save ground for the majority of the trip en route to a neck victory in 1:35.27 in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 27, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $64,570 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2014)—Proud Vixen prevailed by 2 ¼ lengths over stable-mate Buckingham Bull in taking Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.78 under Corey Nakatani. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – With Martin Garcia at the controls, Charlie Em overtook favored Customer Base and Mike Smith in deep stretch to take Thursday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap, by a head at 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:29.23. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 26, 2014 75th RUNNING OF HISTORIC SAN JUAN ANCHORS 10-RACE CARD ON CLOSING DAY AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)—An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 26, 2014 “Cards 4 CARMA” to be held Opening Weekend of the 2014 Del Mar Racing Season Arcadia, CA - In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its 7th annual charity fundraiser. “Cards 4 CARMA”, on Saturday, July 19, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita has attracted a wide-open field of 10 fillies and mares at one mile on turf with graded stakes winners Parranda, Moone’s My Name, Stormy Lucy and Wishing Gate all figuring prominently. read more Read More...

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

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

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 25, 2014 ORIGINATED IN 1938, PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CUP TO BE RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Front running Game On Dude, a two-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 & 2013, seeks his third lifetime win in the prestigious mile and a quarter fixture on Saturday, as the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita will be run for the first time at The Great Race Place. read more Read More...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 21, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2014)—Next to last into the Club House turn, Home Run Kitten finished like a rocket to prevail by three quarters of a length over Argyle Cut in Saturday’s $75,000 added Singletary Stakes run at one mile on turf. Ridden by Joe Talamo, the David Hofmans trainee sat behind fractions of 23.36, 46.33, 1:10.76 and 1:22.92 and finished up the mile in 1:34.89. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 20, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2014)—English-bred Rangi darted to the front and never looked back in taking Friday’s $60,000 feature, a second condition allowance at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Rangi won by one length and got the distance in 1:12.86. read more Read More...

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

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

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)—Favored Magic Mark sat second throughout and was an impressive 1 ¼ length winner of Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as he got 1 1/16 miles in a rapid 1:41.50 under Joe Talamo. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 19, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2014)—Jerry Hollendorfer’s Seduire, an impressive first out maiden winner on May 22, heads a field of nine largely untested 2-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 18, 2014)—Speedy Delta Flower seeks her fourth consecutive win Saturday as she heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 15, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2014)—With 4-5 favorite My Sweet Addiction drifting out badly turning for home, longshot Sagebrush Queen shot through a large opening at the rail a quarter mile out and went on to win Sunday’s $75,000 added Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita by one length, covering six furlongs under Edwin Maldonado in 1:09.75. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 14, 2014 By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Obviously won the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile for the second straight year and Iotapa scored an upset, 10 ¼ length victory in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes, giving jockey Joe Talamo a sweep of the Grade 1 races as part of a four-win day at Santa Anita on Saturday. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 13, 2014 ONE DAY CARRYOVER RESULTS IN TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $552,233; FOUR WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $80,966.40 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2014)—Lightly raced Texas Ryano unleashed a furious late kick to overhaul heavily favored Quotient and win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.53. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 12, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $61,937 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $400,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2014)—A dedicated front-runner, Oregon-bred Boyett showed a new dimension on Thursday at Santa Anita, as he rallied from off the pace to take the day’s $60,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length under Tyler Baze, covering one mile on turf in 1.34.98. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)—Jerry Hollendorfer’s Let Faith Arise and Bill Mott’s Grace Hall head a field of eight fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)—World class milers Obviously and Winning Prize head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up set to go in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Trained by Philip D’Amato, Irish-bred Obviously comes off what might’ve been the best race of his career in winning the Grade III, one mile turf American Stakes at Santa Anita May 17, while the Neil Drysdale-conditioned Winning Prize has been freshened since winning the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) on March 8. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 8, 2014 TROPHY PRESENTED BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF LEGENDARY 1960’s FOLK-ROCK GROUP THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS; ONE-DAY CARRYOVER PRODUCES PICK SIX POOL OF $770,519 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Unusual Heatwave overhauled favored Mega Heat late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by three quarters of length, covering one mile on turf in 1:34.17. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 8, 2014 ALTHOUGH CALIFORNIA CHROME FAILS IN TRIPLE CROWN BID, CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY IS BIG WINNER AT GREAT RACE PLACE ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Although disappointment reigned late in the afternoon following California Chrome’s failed bid at a Triple Crown, Santa Anita’s first-ever experience as a live racing partner on Belmont Stakes Day was a resounding success on every level. With an on-track crowd of 31,208 wagering a hefty $5,270,850, Santa Anita’s total pari-mutuel reached a lofty $21,289,475. read more Read More...

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

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
June 7, 2014 HUGE BELMONT DAY CROWD OF 31,208 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL HANDLE OF $21,289,475; PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $109,125 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $750,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2014)—Comebacking Can the Man went to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.27. read more Read More...