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SEEKING THE SHERIF CONTINUES LAW & ORDER STANCE AS HE NOTCHES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN; TRAINED BY ELLIS, REFORMED CLAIMER WINS $63,000 ALLOWANCE BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER MALDONADO

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 6, 2014)—Claimed five starts back for a paltry $12,500, Seeking the Sherif kept his guns blazing on Friday at Santa Anita, as he took the day’s $63,000 allowance feature in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs with Edwin Maldonado up in 1:15.73. read more Read More...

KATHLEEN ROSE WINS $65,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE UNDER MALDONADO; MACHOWSKY FILLY WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW GATE TO WIRE

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June 5, 2014 WITH CARRYOVER OF $129,366, TOTAL THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL REACHES $790,929 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2014)—Kathleen Rose likes to keep it simple. With Edwin Maldonado at the controls, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Good Journey once again darted to the lead out of the gate and won in gate to wire fashion for the third consecutive time Thursday, taking Santa Anita’s $65,000 allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on turf in 1:35.33. read more Read More...

HRTV RECEIVES SEVEN 2014 OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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June 5, 2014 Arcadia, CA, June 5, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, has received seven 2014 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award... Read More...

UPSTARTS CAN THE MAN, FRIENDSWITH K MILL HEAD SPEED-LADEN GRADE III AFFIRMED ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHS SET TO ZIP 1 1/16 MILES

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June 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2014)—Upstarts Can the Man and Friendswith K Mill, conditioned by Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill respectively, head a speed-laden field of eight sophomores going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

SEVENTH ANNUAL ‘SANTA ANITA UNCORKED’ WINE EVENT TO BE A PART OF BLOCKBUSTER BELMONT DAY THIS SATURDAY, AREA WINERIES & RESTAURANTS TO BE REPRESENTED—PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CARMA & OTHER CHARITIES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
June 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s seventh annual “Santa Anita Uncorked” wine and culinary festival will complement what could be one of the biggest days in racing history this Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, as the racing world will be transfixed on the prospect of California-bred California Chrome seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. read more Read More...

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SANTA ANITA PARK

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June 3, 2014 31st running of horse racing’s premier event to take place Oct 31-Nov. 1 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014) - The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are on sale to the general public for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. This year marks the eighth time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup. read more Read More...

TEXAS-BRED PURE TACTICS JUST UP TO WIN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES; SMITH GUIDES O’NEILL TRAINEE TO NOSE VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

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June 1, 2014 TEXAS-BRED PURE TACTICS JUST UP TO WIN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES; SMITH GUIDES O’NEILL TRAINEE TO NOSE VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2014)—Timed to perfection by Mike Smith, Texas-bred Pure Tactics was up to win Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by a nose over longshot Rosengold and Kent Desormeaux, as the pair hit the wire together in 1:13 flat after 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. read more Read More...

CLUBHOUSE RIDE CUTS CORNER TURNING FOR HOME AND WINS GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN BY HALF LENGTH OVER FAVORED FURY KAPCORI

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May 31, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2014)—Seizing upon a rail opening at the top of the lane, Joe Talamo pointed Clubhouse Ride inside of heavily favored Fury Kapcori, with Corey Nakatani up, and prevailed in a head and head duel to the wire to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes by a half length while covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.74. read more Read More...

ROOM SERVICE SHIPS IN TO WIN GRADE I, $350,000 AMERICAN OAKS; CATALANO TRAINEE WINS BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BRIDGMOHAN

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May 31, 2014 GARY & MARY WEST HOMEBRED BY MORE THAN READY WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW WITH PERFECT TRIP ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2014)—The second choice at 2-1, Gary and Mary West’s homebred Room Service shipped in from Kentucky to win Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks by 2 ¼ lengths under Shaun Bridgmohan, getting 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.28. read more Read More...

IRISH-BRED HIJRA SCORES IMPRESSIVE $58,000 ALLOWANCE WIN IN SECOND U.S. START, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE RIDDEN BY NAKATANI TO 1 ½ LENGTH WIN

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May 30, 2014 TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER FUELS $1.8 MILLION IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ TOTAL POOL EXCEEDS $2.2 MILLION; 16 WINNING TICKETS RETURN $85,734 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)—A close third going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in her U.S. debut April 25, Irish-bred Hijra stretched out in style for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on Friday, winning Santa Anita’s featured $58,000 allowance by 1 ½ lengths while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.88 under Corey Nakatani. read more Read More...

PROSPECTIVE MILLIONAIRE EDDIE ESPINOZA DESIGNATES POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES SHOULD CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN BELMONT STAKES JUNE 7

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May 30, 2014 PAIR OF LOCAL CHURCHES & DUARTE-BASED CITY OF HOPE IN-LINE TO RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2014)--Longtime fan Edward Espinoza, who along with his wife Susan, stands to win a $1 million bonus as the first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire finalist should California Chrome win the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7, has announced that two local churches and a leading cancer research and treatment facility will receive charitable donations if “The Chrome” becomes racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978. read more Read More...

Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide Now Available

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May 30, 2014 Experts Weigh in on Whether California Chrome Will Win the Triple Crown May 30, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Find out who the experts like in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes! Xpressbet’s Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide is now available for download at www.xpressbet.com/BWG2014. In its seventh edition, the Wagering Guide remains free for customers and non-customers to download, print and use while handicapping the Third Jewel of the Triple Crown.read more Read More...

MULTIPLE GRADED WINNER CHIPS ALL IN PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

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May 29, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2014)—Trainer Jeff Mullins’ Chips All In, a two-time graded stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes to be run over the Camino Real Turf. read more Read More...

STREAKING FURY KAPCORI HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

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May 28, 2014 PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28. read more Read More...

STREAKING FURY KAPCORI HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 28, 2014 PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28. read more Read More...

STREAKING FURY KAPCORI HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 28, 2014 PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28. read more Read More...

CLASSY ROOM SERVICE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $350,000 AMERICAN OAKS; FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES SET TO GO 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

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May 28, 2014 FIRST RUN IN 2002, PRESTIGIOUS OAKS TO BE STAGED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—Grade I winner Room Service heads a quality field of eight 3-year-old fillies set to contest 1 ¼ miles on turf in the Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks, which will be run for the first time at Santa Anita on Saturday. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT MISS SERENDIPITY NAILS HIGHLY REGARDED EMOLLIENT ON THE WIRE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES; MCANALLY & BLANC TEAM FOR VICTORY

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May 26, 2014 MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $407,077 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $1.5 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)—A Group I winner in her native Argentina, Ron McAnally’s Miss Serendipity, with Brice Blanc up, notched her first stateside win in a big way Monday at Santa Anita, winning the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes by a nose over well-fancied Emollient and Rosie Napravnik, while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.22. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA CHROME’S BIGGEST FAN IS LONGTIME ATTENDEE EDDIE ESPINOZA, 71-YEAR-OLD WHITTIER RESIDENT WILL WIN $1 MILLION IF ‘CHROME’ SWEEPS TRIPLE CROWN BY WINNING BELMONT STAKES ON JUNE 7

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May 26, 2014 ESPINOZA IS FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE FINALIST ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)—California Chrome’s immediate family aside, no one will be pulling any harder for the California-bred superstar to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978 than longtime Santa Anita fan Eddie Espinoza, who stands to bank a cool $1 million if “Chrome” wins the mile and one half Belmont Stakes on June 7. read more Read More...

FAVORED CYCLOMETER POWERS HIS WAY TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LOS ANGELES STAKES; LATE SCRATCH OF WILD DUDE RESULTS IN FIELD OF THREE WITH WIN WAGERING ONLY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)—The complexion of Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita changed dramatically with two minutes to post, as it was announced 3-5 favorite Wild Dude had been scratched by the stewards on the recommendation of the track veterinarian. As a result, trainer Bruce Headley’s California-bred Cyclometer inherited the role of favorite and he acted accordingly, powering his way to a 2 ½ length win under Edwin Maldonado while getting six furlongs in 1:09.02. read more Read More...

SKY HIGH GAL CONCEDES EARLY LEAD & TAKES OVER LATE TO WIN $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES; SMITH GUIDES SADLER FILLY TO 1 ¼ LENGTH SCORE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2014)—Ridden by Mike Smith, Sky High Gal popped the gate and went straight to the early lead in Sunday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes, but willingly conceded the pole position to Biorhythm and Drayden Van Dyke going to the half mile pole, rating kindly in second position to the furlong marker before going on to an impressive 1 ¼ length score while getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.17. read more Read More...

HIGH-WEIGHTED FIRE WITH FIRE MAKES LATE RUN TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AS BAZE ALTERS TACTICS & GUIDES DRYSDALE TRAINEE TO NECK WIN

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May 24, 2014 RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SANTA ANITA, DRYSDALE WINS WHITTINGHAM FOR SEVENTH TIME; SINGLE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED IN LAS VEGAS PAYS $113,530 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2014)—Widely considered to be a front-running sort, trainer Neil Drysdale’s Fire With Fire was taken in-hand off the pace and came roaring through the lane to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes by a neck under Tyler Baze, getting a mile and a quarter on grass in 2:00.92. read more Read More...

FOOTBRIDGE TAKES $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE UNDER SMITH; HARTY TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS & GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.36

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 23, 2014 HEAVILY FAVORED HEAR THE GHOST OFF THE BOARD AT ODDS OF 4-5 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—Patiently handled by Mike Smith, Godolphin Racing’s Footbridge took command three sixteenths of a mile from home and won Friday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by an authoritative 1 ½ lengths, while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.36. read more Read More...

MULTIPLE GRADE I WINNER EMOLLIENT HEADS MONDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES; JUDDMONTE FARMS HOMEBRED IS TRAINED BY MOTT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 23, 2014 PRESTIGIOUS FILLY & MARE STAKES ATTRACTS FIELD OF NINE AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; UPSTART STORMY LUCY BIDS FOR THREE IN-A-ROW AND WILL BE RIDDEN FOR FIRST TIME BY TALAMO ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—Trainer Bill Mott’s hard-hitting three-time Grade I winner Emollient heads a competitive field of nine fillies and mares in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Named for the three-time Eclipse Champion (1967, ’68 & ’69) Gamely, and previously run at Hollywood Park, the Gamely will be contested for the first time at Santa Anita on Monday. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA TO ADJUST POST TIME ON MEMORIAL DAY TO 1:30 P.M. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE POTENTIAL $20 MILLION RAINBOW PICK SIX POOL FROM GULFSTREAM

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May 23, 2014 ADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AS PLANNED ON MONDAY AT 11 A.M., MANDATORY ‘RAINBOW’ PAYOUT IN PLAY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—With the prospect of mandatory payout on a Rainbow Pick Six pool from Gulfstream Park that could exceed $20 million, Santa Anita Park has announced that first post time on Monday, Memorial Day, has been adjusted to 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes later than originally scheduled. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK TO UNDERGO MAJOR RENOVATION BEGINNING JULY 11; HIGHLY COVETED ‘EL SEGUNDO SAND’ TO COMPRISE ALL-NATURAL SURFACE UNDER DIRECTION OF TRACK SUPERINTENDENT DENNIS MOORE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 23, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it’s one mile main track will undergo a major renovation beginning July 11 that will result in the track transitioning to a single-source material consisting of highly coveted El Segundo Sand, a natural soil that will ensure balanced drainage during periods of wet weather and uniform, safe cushion year ’round. read more Read More...

SEA JOHN’S SPIRIT IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF $58,000 KINGS CANYON PURSE ALLOWANCE; TALAMO, ELLIS COMBINE FOR HANDY 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN

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May 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)—Ridden with utmost confidence by Joe Talamo, favored Sea John’s Spirit was never off the bridle in winning Thursday’s $58,000 Kings Canyon Purse allowance by 2 ¼ lengths, covering six furlongs in 1:10.39. read more Read More...

STAGE SET FOR MASSIVE RAINBOW PICK 6 POOL ON MONDAY; GULFSTREAM PARK’S POPULAR 20 CENT WAGER EXPECTED TO GENERATE TOTAL POOL THAT COULD APPROACH $20 MILLION

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May 22, 2014 WAGERING AVAILABLE AT SANTA ANITA, MANDATORY PAYOUT CREATES SENSE OF PARI-MUTUEL URGENCY HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Let the Rainbow 6 handicapping begin! read more Read More...

ANGELS PLAY HOST TO ESPINOZA & SHERMAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT ANGEL STADIUM IN ANAHEIM; FABLED PAIR TOSS FIRST PITCHES AND ARE TREATED ROYALLY BY HALOS PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT

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May 22, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)—With Saturday’s Preakness Stakes still fresh in the national sports psyche, California Chrome’s trainer and jockey, Art Sherman and Victor Espinoza, were treated royally by the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night in Anaheim, as the pair each threw out a ceremonial first pitch and were comprehensively feted throughout the evening. read more Read More...

QUICK CASABLANCA, FIRE WITH FIRE HEAD GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES ON SATURDAY; FIELD OF NINE SET TO GO 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 21, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2014)—Hall of Fame trainers Ron McAnally and Neil Drysdale will again square off in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, as McAnally’s Quick Casablanca and Drysdale’s Fire With Fire head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on grass. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK TO BE FEATURED IN UPCOMING EPISODE OF ABC’s HIT ROMANCE REALITY SERIES THE BACHELORETTE

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May 20, 2014 Santa Anita Park will be featured in a one-on-one date on an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette. The episode will feature ... Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK TO BE FEATURED IN UPCOMING EPISODE OF ABC’s HIT ROMANCE REALITY SERIES THE BACHELORETTE

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May 20, 2014 Santa Anita Park will be featured in a one-on-one date on an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette. The episode will feature ... Read More...

TIM LANNING, XPRESSBET’S $50K PREAKNESS BIG BET WINNER, HITS BIG AT PIMLICO

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May 20, 2014 Cashes $50,000 Win Bet on California Chrome in 139th Running of Preakness Stakes May 19, 2014 (Washington, PA) –Tim Lanning, the Grand Prize Winner of Xpressbet’s $50K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes, is the most recent of Xpressbet’s Big Bet winners to turn winning the Sweepstakes into a significant payday at the windows. Armed with a $50,000 Win bet on the Preakness Stakes, Lanning traveled to Pimlico for the race and chose to place his wager on California Chrome, returning him a life-changing payout. Sent off as the 1-2 favorite, California Chrome stalked the pacesetters prior to striking the front and held off a late challenge from Ride On Curlin to win Saturday’s Preakness by 1 ½ lengths. read more Read More...

HEAVILY FAVORED LET FAITH ARISE BATTLES TO WIN GRADE III ADORATION STAKES UNDER NAKATANI; HOLLENDORFER CHARGE COMES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN BY A NECK, GETTING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.41

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)—Heavily favored at 3-5, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Let Faith Arise battled gamely through the lane to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes by neck under Corey Nakatani, covering 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita 1:43.41. read more Read More...

FIRST-EVER ‘PREAKNESS DAY’ AT SANTA ANITA HUGE SUCCESS AS GREAT RACE PLACE EASILY OUTPACES LAST YEAR’S ATTENDANCE & HANDLE NUMBERS

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May 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)—With an expanded racing calendar that calls for live racing in Arcadia through June 29, Santa Anita Park operated as a live racing entity on Preakness Stakes Day for the first time ever Saturday, resulting in significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to last year’s figures at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park. read more Read More...

ESPINOZA GETS HERO’S WELCOME UPON RETURN TO SANTA ANITA; REGULAR RIDER OF CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS THREE SUNDAY MOUNTS AT GREAT RACE PLACE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)—Jockey Victor Espinoza received a hero’s welcome Sunday at Santa Anita upon his return from Saturday’s 1 ½ length win in the Preakness Stakes aboard superstar California Chrome. The Preakness marked the California-bred colt’s sixth consecutive victory, which includes triumphs in the Kentucky and Santa Anita Derbies, the San Felipe Stakes, the California Cup Mile and the King Glorious Stakes—all accomplished in combination with the 41-year-old native of Mexico City. read more Read More...

LONGTIME SANTA ANITA FAN EDDIE ESPINOZA HITS MOTHER LODE WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME, WHITTIER MAN NOW STANDS TO WIN $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE CONTEST IF ‘CHROME’ WINS BELMONT ON JUNE 7

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May 17, 2014 COURTESY OF GREAT RACE PLACE, CALIFORNIA CHROME PROVIDING PLENTY OF GOLD FOR WHITTIER COUPLE ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)—By winning today’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Md., superstar California Chrome continues to touch and indeed enrich the lives of many thousands of racing fans across the world, perhaps none more profoundly than longtime Santa Anita fan, Eddie Espinoza of nearby Whittier, who stands to win a cool million dollars should “The Chrome” win the mile and one half Belmont Stakes on June 7 and thereby become racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. read more Read More...

LOS ANGELES MAN IS LUCKY $10,000 ‘MYSTERY MUTUEL’ WINNER AT SANTA ANITA; THOROUGHBREDS CLUB MEMBER EDWARD PINA, SR., GOES HOME A WINNER

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May 17, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)—Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club member Edward Pina Sr., of Los Angeles, picked up a tidy $10,000 on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he cashed a random “Mystery Mutuel” ticket voucher before the first race, which was run at 11:30 a.m. read more Read More...

FRONT-RUNNING OBVIOUSLY REPELS EARLY CHALLENGE AND WINS GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES UNDER TALAMO; TRAINER D’AMATO GETS FIRST GRADED WIN

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May 17, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)—Although pursued relentlessly, comebacking Obviously was not to be denied in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita, as Joe Talamo guided the 6-year-old Irish-bred gelding to a resounding 5 ½ length win, providing Phil D’Amato with his first-ever graded victory while getting one mile on grass geared down in 1:33.39. read more Read More...

FRONT-RUNNING OBVIOUSLY REPELS EARLY CHALLENGE AND WINS GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES UNDER TALAMO; TRAINER D’AMATO GETS FIRST GRADED WIN

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May 17, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2014)—Although pursued relentlessly, comebacking Obviously was not to be denied in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita, as Joe Talamo guided the 6-year-old Irish-bred gelding to a resounding 5 ½ length win, providing Phil D’Amato with his first-ever graded victory while getting one mile on grass geared down in 1:33.39. read more Read More...

REFORMED CLAIMER SEEKING THE SHERIF DOMINANT IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE WIN; ELLIS TRAINEE WINS THIRD IN-A-ROW WITH MALDONADO UP

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May 16, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 16, 2014)—Claimed for a paltry $12,500 four starts back on Dec. 28, trainer Ron Ellis’s rapidly improving Seeking the Sherif won his third race in-a-row Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $60,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length over favored Declassify while covering six furlongs under Edwin Maldonado in 1:08.75. read more Read More...

GRADE I WINNER LET FAITH ARISE HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III ADORATION STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TO BE RIDDEN BY NAKATANI

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May 15, 2014 ZENYATTA’S HALF SISTER, EBLOUISSANTE, AMONG SUPPORTING CAST OF FILLIES & MARES ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2014)—Grade I winner Let Faith Arise heads a field of 10 fillies and mares set to go 1 1/16 miles in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita, as she returns to Santa Anita following a fourth place run in Oaklawn Park’s Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap on April 11. Formerly run at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park, the Adoration will be contested for the first time at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

RACING CANCELLED AT SANTA ANITA ON THURSDAY DUE TO SEVERE HEAT

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May 14, 2014 TRACK TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE AS LOCAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO COOL CONSIDERABLY INTO THE WEEKEND ARCADIA, Calif. (May 14, 2014)—Citing the effects of extremely dry conditions and temperatures that are expected to be more than 30 degrees above normal, Santa Anita Park has announced that live racing has been cancelled for Thursday. Santa Anita will be open as planned for simulcast wagering on Thursday. Although unseasonably hot temperatures are forecast throughout Southern California on Thursday, a cooling trend is expected to arrive Friday. read more Read More...

FRONT-RUNNING OBVIOUSLY OFF BENCH TO DEFEND TITLE FOR D’AMATO IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III AMERICAN STAKES; GRADE I WINNER WINNING PRIZE HAS RECENCY IN HIS CORNER AS HE SEEKS THIRD STRAIGHT GRADED WIN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 14, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 14, 2014)—A winner of last year’s American Handicap at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park, front-running Obviously will try to overcome a 7 ½ month layoff as he faces another front-running sort in recent Grade I winner Winning Prize, who seeks his third graded win in-a-row in Saturday’s one mile turf Grade III, $100,000 American, which will be run for the first time at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

HRTV FILM FESTIVAL AT SANTA ANITA AWARDS TWO $10K TOP PRIZES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 5 months ago
May 13, 2014 Tristan de Burgh/Cassandra Brooksbank Team Wins in Judges' Voting; Chase Hagen Tabbed in Fan Favorite Category Arcadia, CA, May, 13, 2014 — A pair of $10,000 first-prize winners were announced Saturday for the 2014 HRTV Film Festival at Santa Anita’s third annual "This is Santa Anita," a competition that required film makers to produce short subject films of under five minutes that were created solely at Santa Anita. Tristan de Burgh (Beverly Hills) teamed with Cassandra Brooksbank and took the $10,000 Judges' Prize Award, with a film entitled, "Rush," while Chase read more Read More...

KAYLA STRA GUIDES TOP FORTITUDE TO UPSET WIN IN GRADE III LAZARO BARRERA STAKES; OWENS TRAINEE OFF AT 30-1, WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
May 10, 2014 POPULAR JOCKEY WINS FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2014)—Arizona-bred Top Fortitude broke running and heavily favored Kobe’s Back didn’t, and the result was a stunning 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes. Ridden by Australian native Kayla Stra, who picked up her first-ever North American stakes win, Top Fortitude won by 1 ½ lengths over an unlucky Tonito M. while covering seven furlongs in 1:22.98. read more Read More...

LAZARO BARRERA STAKES QUOTES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
May 10, 2014 JOCKEY QUOTES KAYLA STRA, TOP FORTITUDE, WINNER: “I think seven furlongs is more like a mile, so I keep that in mind and try not to put too much pressure on them early. “He can handle it; he’s a strong horse. I think the outside post helped. I was riding so hard my saddle slipped back; I just wanted to make sure no one would get by me. “I thought there would be two horses on the lead, maybe not the two that I thought but it still helped in how it worked out. I think everything went to plan. When I looked at the form it seemed pretty simple.read more Read More...

HIGHLY RESPECTED ANNOUNCER FRANK MIRAHMADI TO ‘PINCH HIT’ FOR TREVOR DENMAN FROM JUNE 12 THROUGH JUNE 27; ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ TO TAKE TIME OFF TO FRESHEN UP & WILL RETURN TO CALL GRADE I GOLD CUP CLOSING WEEKEND

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
May 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2014)—Trevor Denman, the Voice of Santa Anita Park for more than 30 years, will take time off in the month of June to “freshen-up” before returning to call the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, June, 28, which will highlight the track’s closing weekend racing action. In his absence, Frank Mirahmadi, who calls full-time at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas and in the summer at the majority of California’s Northern Fairs, will “pinch hit” for Denman for 10 racing days, beginning Thursday, June 12 through Friday, June 27. read more Read More...

BLAKE’S MAGIC UP TO WIN FEATURED STARFISH STARTER ALLOWANCE PURSE BY A HEAD UNDER GRYDER, GLATT TRAINEE GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.20

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
May 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2014)—Blake’s Magic tried two turns for the first time in her eight-race career on Friday and prevailed by a head in Santa Anita’s featured $30,000 Starfish starter allowance purse, getting one mile on turf in 1:35.20 under Aaron Gryder. read more Read More...

RENOWNED MOVIE PRODUCER JIM WILSON’S ‘50 TO 1’ TO BE SHOWN AT KRIKORIAN THEATRE IN NEARBY MONROVIA BEGINNING MAY 23; HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FILM DEPICTS MINE THAT BIRD’S CINDERELLA WIN IN 2009 KENTUCKY DERBY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
May 9, 2014 ‘50 TO 1’ WILL ALSO BE SHOWN CONCURRENTLY AT KRIKORIAN PREMIERE THEATRES IN BUENA PARK, DOWNEY, PICO RIVERA, REDLANDS & VISTA ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2014)—Academy Award winning Producer Jim Wilson’s latest film, the highly acclaimed “50 to 1,” which depicts the down-home Cinderella story of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, will make its California debut on Friday, May 23 in nearby Monrovia at Krikorian Premiere Theatre and at six other Krikorian venues in Southern California—in Buena Park, Downey, Pico Rivera, Redlands and Vista. read more Read More...