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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS TO COMPETE IN 47TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 27, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION

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February 14, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)—The 47th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA EARNS RE-ACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY AND INTEGRITY ALLIANCE

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February 14, 2014 Numerous Best Practices Identified at Track and in California NEW YORK CITY (Friday, February 14, 2014) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Santa Anita Park, site of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the third straight year in 2014, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in Arcadia, Calif., the track’s current 2013-14 winter/spring meeting continues through April 13. The 69-day season features eight Grade I events, led by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. read more Read More...

BAYERN TAKES FEATURED $58,000 TAURUS PURSE BY 15 LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY STEVENS, BAFFERT TRAINEE HAS LOOK OF DERBY PROSPECT

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February 13, 2014 EBLOUISSANTE, HALF SISTER TO ZENYATTA, RUNS DISAPPOINTING SECOND EARLIER IN THE DAY; ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED THROUGH TWINSPIRES.COM, PAYS $72,639 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—In a race that could have Derby implications, Bob Baffert’s Bayern, ridden by Gary Stevens, stretched out to a mile and dominated Thursday’s $58,000 Taurus Purse, an allowance for 3-year-olds, winning by 15 lengths while getting the distance in 1:35.77—and was then ridden out past the wire another sixteenth of a mile. read more Read More...

UP AND COMING CHERUBIM HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES, IMPORTANT STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY

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February 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—Cherubim, an up and coming colt by Henny Hughes, heads a competitive field of six 3-year-olds going seven furlongs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, an important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $150,000 GUARANTEED PICK SIX POOLS EACH SATURDAY & SUNDAY THROUGH JUNE 29

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February 13, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will offer $150,000 guaranteed Pick Six pools each Saturday and Sunday beginning this Feb. 15 and 16, through Sunday, June 29. read more Read More...

IOTAPA, LET FAITH ARISE & FIFTYSHADESOFHAY HEAD COMPETITIVE GRADE II SANTA MARIA STAKES SATURDAY; SADLER, HOLLENDORFER & BAFFERT REPRESENTED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2014)—Iotapa, second in the seven furlong, Grade II Santa Monica Stakes Jan. 25, and Let Faith Arise and Fiftyshadesofhay, second and fourth respectively in the Grade II, mile and a sixteenth La Canada Stakes, head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

SKY HIGH GAL, WITH NAKATANI UP, PREVAILS IN BLANKET FINISH TO TAKE $75,000 WISHING WELL, SADLER WINS FOUR RACES, THREE STAKES ON WEEKEND

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February 9, 2014 ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED FOR JUST $16.00 AT PENN NATIONAL, PAYS $119,476 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2014)—Trainer John Sadler, off to a slow start at the current meet, won his third stakes of the weekend on Sunday, as his Sky High Gal prevailed in a four-horse blanket photo to win the $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes by a head under Corey Nakatani, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.22. read more Read More...

CANDY BOY, WITH STEVENS AT THE CONTROLS, CHARGES HOME IN STYLE TO WIN GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS BY A HALF LENGTH; NEXT STOP–THE GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 5

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 8, 2014 ‘HE’S A SUPER, MAJORLY TALENTED RACEHORSE,’ SAYS STEVENS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014)—With a second place finish in the Grade I CashCall Futurity fresh on his mind, jockey Gary Stevens bided his time aboard Candy Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and the result was a rousing half length win, as the John Sadler trainee won in-hand going 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.83. read more Read More...

VAGABOND SHOES RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES; IRISH-BRED, IDLE SINCE BREEDERS’ CUP, IS BET TO 5-2 FAVORITE IN 11-HORSE FIELD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 8, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014)—Mid-pack past the half mile pole, the John Sadler-trained Vagabond Shoes was caught six wide turning for home and finished resolutely as the 5-2 favorite, winning Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by a 1 ¼ lengths under Victor Espinoza, while covering 1 ¼ miles on turf in 1:58.88. read more Read More...

BLINGO BENEFITS FROM TORRID PACE DUEL AND TAKES GRADE II SAN ANTONIO UNDER GRYDER, FAVORED GAME ON DUDE OFF BOARD

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February 8, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014)—With a hot pace to shoot at, longshot Blingo, with Aaron Gryder aboard, wheeled four-deep turning for home and out-gamed fellow longshot Imperative inside the sixteenth pole to take Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes by a half length, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.95. read more Read More...

FAVORED FURY KAPCORI IMPRESSIVE SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE WINNER; HOLLENDORFER GETS 17TH WIN, NOW TIED WITH BAFFERT ATOP STANDINGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 7, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014)—Despite being pressed through blistering fractions of 21.94, 44.22, 1:08.48 and 1:21.45, even money favorite Fury Kapcori shook loose from longshot Batti Man turning for home and held off the late charge of Midnight Transfer to win Santa Anita’s sixth race on Friday, a $60,000 third condition allowance, by 2 ¼ lengths while getting a flat mile in 1:34.50. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA-BRED PEPPY BOLLY UPSET WINNER OF SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, BAZE, GARY MANDELLA TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN AT SIX FURLONGS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 6, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2014)—California-bred Peppy Bolly, an 8-1 longshot ridden by Tyler Baze, pressed the pace and prevailed by a half length to win Santa Anita’s fourth race Friday, a $58,000 first condition allowance for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. The complexion of the race changed dramatically passing the three eighths pole, as 3-5 favorite Cougarontheprowl, who was a half length clear of Peppy Bolly, broke down and was pulled up immediately by Mike Smith. read more Read More...

PURIM’S DANCER BACK TO DEFEND TITLE IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 WISHING WELL STAKES FOR FILLIES & MARES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

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February 6, 2014 PROCTOR TRAINEE HEADS FIELD IN RACE NAMED FOR DAM OF LEGENDARY SUNDAY SILENCE ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2014)—A close third in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes Jan. 5, trainer Tom Proctor’s Purim’s Dancer will be back to defend her title in Sunday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course. read more Read More...

VENERABLE JERANIMO HEADS CAST OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF, 8-YEAR-OLD PENDER TRAINEE SEEKS 12TH WIN IN 40TH CAREER START

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)—A galloping winner of the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 4, 8-year-old Jeranimo heads a field of 14 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf. read more Read More...

TWO TIME BIG ’CAP WINNER GAME ON DUDE SET TO TAKE ON SPEEDY BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN ANTONIO STAKES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 5, 2014 BAFFERT & HOLLENDORFER RENEW RIVALRY AT 1 1/8 MILES IN IMPORTANT BIG ’CAP PREP ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)—Considered one of the top older horses in the world, two-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude heads a field of seven in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes, to be run at 1 1/8 miles. Trained by Bob Baffert, Game On Dude’s primary rival would appear to be Jerry Hollendorfer’s front-running Blueskiesnrainbows, who comes off a pair of impressive graded stakes scores. read more Read More...

MIDNIGHT HAWK, CANDY BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS, FIELD OF SEVEN SOPHOMORES SET TO GO 1 1/16 MILES IN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)—Bob Baffert’s Midnight Hawk, a recent winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes, and John Sadler’s Candy Boy, who was a sharp second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity, head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, an important prep to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. read more Read More...

MIDNIGHT HAWK, CANDY BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS, COMPETITIVE GROUP OF SOPHOMORES SET TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES IN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 5, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)—Bob Baffert’s Midnight Hawk, a recent winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes, and John Sadler’s Candy Boy, who was a sharp second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity, head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, an important prep to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. read more Read More...

HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION UNDERWAY

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February 5, 2014 Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: "This is Santa Anita" read more Read More...

HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION UNDERWAY

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February 5, 2014 Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: "This is Santa Anita" Arcadia, CA, Feb. 5, 2014 -- Whi... Read More...

LONGSHOT WILD DUDE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II PALOS VERDES AS FAVORED SECRET CIRCLE IS PRESSED THROUGHOUT BY MOONSHINE BAY; HOLLENDORFER, BEJARANO TEAM FOR NECK VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2014)—One of three runners trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, longshot Wild Dude rallied late to beat 1-2 favorite Secret Circle by a neck in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, getting six furlongs in 1:08.09. read more Read More...

DRYSDALE’S WINNING PRIZE TAKES GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES GOING AWAY BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO, ARGENTINE-BRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN RAPID 1:32.89

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 1, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2014)—Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Winning Prize sat a relaxed second early and pounced on pacesetter Regally Ready in deep stretch to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering one mile on turf in a rapid 1:32.89. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Winning Prize tried front-running tactics in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Citation Handicap on Nov.read more Read More...

WITH STEVENS IN CHARGE, FASHION PLATE DICTATES PACE THROUGHOUT AND WINS GRADE I LAS VIRGENES BY HALF LENGTH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
February 1, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2014)—A maiden winner on Dec. 29, Fashion Plate, ridden by Gary Stevens, was sent to the front and controlled the pace throughout in winning Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a half length, getting one mile on Santa Anita’s main track in 1:37.22. read more Read More...

ZIA ZIA ZIA ZIPS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN $60,000 BIG DIPPER PURSE UNDER BAZE, PUYPE TRAINEE CONTROLS PACE, WINS BY ONE LENGTH AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.31

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
January 31, 2014 WITH $589,305 IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ FRIDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL REACHED $659,747; FIVE WINNING TICKETS RETURNED $80,598 EACH, CONSO TICKETS PAID $1,000 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2014)—Breaking from the outside post in a field of 10, Zia Zia Zia was away alertly under Tyler Baze and never looked back in Friday’s $60,000 Big Dipper Purse, as she led gate to wire to win by one length, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.31. read more Read More...

ZIA ZIA ZIA ZIPS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN $60,000 BIG DIPPER PURSE UNDER BAZE, PUYPE TRAINEE CONTROLS PACE, WINS BY ONE LENGTH AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.31

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 2 months ago
January 31, 2014 WITH $589,305 IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ FRIDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL REACHED $659,747; FIVE WINNING TICKETS RETURNED $80,598 EACH, CONSO TICKETS PAID $1,000 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2014)—Breaking from the outside post in a field of 10, Zia Zia Zia was away alertly under Tyler Baze and never looked back in Friday’s $60,000 Big Dipper Purse, as she led gate to wire to win by one length, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.31. read more Read More...

MAGIC CHANNEL SHINES IN FEATURED SUPERNOVA PURSE, BEJARANO, HOLLENDORFER RALLY LATE FOR HEAD WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 30, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $70,442, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)—Magic Channel surged late under Rafael Bejarano to get up and win Thursday’s $45,000 Supernova Purse by a head, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.94. read more Read More...

SPRINT TITANS SAHARA SKY & SECRET CIRCLE SQUARE OFF IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II PALOS VERDES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS, MET MILE WINNER AND BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP HEAD FIELD OF FIVE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 30, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)—Recent Eclipse Award finalists, and two of America’s top sprinters, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sahara Sky and Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle, head a field of five older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA HORSEPLAYER JOSE ARIAS WINS $750,000 DRF/NTRA HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, BELL GARDENS RESIDENT WILL BE SEMINAR GUEST THIS SATURDAY AT GREAT RACE PLACE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 30, 2014 SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO BE HOSTING A SERIES OF FOUR LIVE-MONEY CONTESTS BEGINNING MARCH 1 & 2, THESE OFFERINGS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE TRACK’S $40 HANDICAPPING CONTESTS EACH WEEKEND read more Read More...

COMEBACKING SUGGESTIVE BOY BACK TO DEFEND HIS TITLE AGAINST NINE RIVALS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES; McANALLY RUNNER, IDLE SINCE MARCH 2, FACING DEEP & COMPETITIVE FIELD AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 29, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2014)—Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally, who has been training for more than 50 years in Southern California, will call upon a good measure of that experience when sending out Argentine-bred Suggestive Boy in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf. read more Read More...

GRADE I WINNER STREAMING HEADS COMPETITIVE CAST OF EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I LAS VIRGINES AT ONE MILE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 29, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2014)—Undefeated Streaming, a winner of the Grade I Hollywood Starlet in her second start, Dec. 7, heads a competitive field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Las Virgenes at a flat mile. read more Read More...

LAKERVILLE OVERCOMES 17-MONTH LAYOFF TO WIN $75,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER NAKATANI, SENSATIONAL STAR NEXT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)—Away 17 months, 6-year-old Lakerville smoked late under Corey Nakatani to take Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.75. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $430,875 SPAWNS $2.2 MILLION IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ CREATING MASSIVE TOTAL SUNDAY POOL OF $2.6 MILLION

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 26, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014)—With $2,202,874 in “new money” wagered on Sunday, Santa Anita’s total Pick Six pool reached an astronomical $2,633,749 by fourth race post time, leg one in the track’s popular two dollar wager. read more Read More...

MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $430,875 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $2 MILLION AS TRACK OFFERS NINE-RACE CARD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—With a carryover of $74,221 up for grabs on Saturday, no one correctly tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s popular $2 Pick Six, resulting in a massive two-day carryover into Sunday of $430,875—and the expectation that Sunday’s total pool will exceed $2 million by fourth race post time. read more Read More...

CALIFORNIA CHROME BRILLIANT IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY, ESPINOZA GUIDES SHERMAN TRAINEE TO 5 ½ LENGTH WIN THAT COULD LEAD HIM DOWN KENTUCKY DERBY TRAIL

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 25, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014)—They saved the best for last on Saturday at Santa Anita. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome demolished nine state bred rivals in taking the $250,000 California Cup Derby by 5 ½ lengths, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.22—perhaps stamping himself as a top tier Kentucky Derby prospect. read more Read More...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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