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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...

INDIANAPOLIS IMPRESSIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $75,000 SAN PEDRO, BAFFERT SAYS MEDAGLIA D’ORO COLT TO BE POINTED DOWN DERBY TRAIL

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 20, 2014 TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $419,541 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)—Ridden by Martin Garcia, Indianapolis rocketed to an emphatic 4 ¼ length win in Monday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes, negotiating six furlongs in 1:08.80, which, according to Bob Baffert, will be his final start sprinting for the time being, as he’ll now be pointed down the Kentucky Derby Trail. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 20, 2014 • CYCLOMETER GOING STRONG FOR CAL CUP SPRINT • MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SANTA MONICA • TALAMO KEEN ON SPRAGUE RIVER IN CAL CUP OAKS • EL COMMODORE FINDS NEW NICHE FOR MACHOWSKY SPRINTERS RUN ‘LONG’ AT BRUCE HEADLEY BARN Longevity is a strong suit at the Bruce Headley barn.read more Read More...

IT’S DÉJÀ VU FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN, TOP FILLY BEHOLDER & GROUPIE DOLL, AS ALL THREE PARLAY SANTA ANITA BREEDERS’ CUP WINS INTO ECLIPSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 20, 2014 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED SHE’S A TIGER, SHARED BELIEF & POINTS OFFTHEBENCH ALSO WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)—As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” And although the iconic Yankee wasn’t referring to Saturday’s Eclipse Award results from Gulfstream Park, the statement would be fitting, as three reigning Eclipse Champions, led by Horse of the Year Wise Dan, parlayed Breeders’ Cup victories on Nov. 1 & 2 at Santa Anita Park into repeat triumphs as Eclipse Champions. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT SPELLBOUND RALLIES FROM FAR BACK TO WIN GRADE II LA CANADA BY A NECK AS FAVORED BROKEN SWORD SETS TORRID PACE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 19, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $94,233, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED HALF MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2014)—Sent from the gate, 6-5 favorite Broken Sword set a fast early pace, setting up the late run of 16-1 longshot Spellbound, who was dead last, 17 lengths off the lead in a field of seven past the half mile pole and rallied four-wide at the quarter to get up and win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes by a neck under Victor Espinoza, negotiating 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.14. read more Read More...

BAFFERT’S SHAKIN IT UP COMPLETES MALIBU/STRUB DOUBLE, STRETCHES OUT IN STYLE UNDER SMITH TO WIN BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS IN 1:41.86

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2014)—An impressive late running winner of the opening day Malibu Stakes going seven furlongs, the Bob Baffert-trained Shakin It Up answered any lingering questions about his ability to go two turns with an emphatic 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at Santa Anita, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.86 under Mike Smith. read more Read More...

DANCINGTOTHESTARS MAKES BOLD RUN TO WIN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, GUTIERREZ GUIDES CAL-BRED TO ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN ONE MILE TURF TEST

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 18, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2014)—Dancingtothestars, a 6-year-old California-bred mare by Good Journey, engaged pacesetter Fanticola three furlongs from home and put in a sustained run through the lane to prevail by a length under Mario Gutierrez in Saturday’s $75,000 Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares, getting one mile on turf in 1:33.77. read more Read More...

HEAVILY FAVORED AMBITIOUS BREW TAKES $58,000 PLUTO ALLOWANCE, SMITH GUIDES ZIEBARTH HOMEBRED TO HALF LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 17, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2014)—Off as the heavy 4-5 favorite, Ambitious Brew sat a distant second to longshot Rangi, but reeled the pacesetter in crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch and prevailed in a head and head duel to the wire to take Friday’s $58,000 Pluto Purse allowance by a half length under Mike Smith, getting 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.24. read more Read More...

STREET ICON, WITH NAKATANI UP, TAKES SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TAKES DOWNHILL TURF TEST BY 3/4s OF A LENGTH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 16, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $48,053 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—Street Icon split horses a furlong out and won Thursday’s seventh race at Santa Anita, a first-condition, $58,000 allowance for 3-year-olds, prevailing by three quarters of a length under Corey Nakatani while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.76. read more Read More...

BROKEN SWORD LOOKS SHARP IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II LA CANADA, SPEEDY BROKEN VOW FILLY AFTER THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 16, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—An impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade II Bayakoa Stakes Dec. 7, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Broken Sword heads a field of seven 4-year-old fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. read more Read More...

GULSARY, MOONE’S MY NAME HEAD WIDE OPEN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, SEVEN OLDER FILLIES AND MARES SET TO RUN MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 15, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Irish-bred Gulsary, trained by Tom Proctor, and English-bred Moone’s My Name, conditioned by John Sadler, head a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,0000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

HEAR THE GHOST, ZEEWAT & SHAKIN IT UP, GOVERNOR CHARLIE, HEAD GRADE II STRUB ON SATURDAY AS HOLLENDORFER, BAFFERT CLASH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 15, 2014 RESTRICTED TO 4-YEAR-OLDS, PRESTIGIOUS STRUB ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Two of America’s top trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert, each send out a pair of highly talented 4-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at 1 1/16 miles: Hollendorfer will be represented by Hear The Ghost and Zeewat, while Baffert will saddle Shakin It Up and Governor Charlie in the 67th running of Santa Anita’s showcase event for 4-year-olds only. read more Read More...

XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA PARTNER TO UNVEIL ‘WATCH AND WAGER’ PAGE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 14, 2014 Fans Can Watch Free, High Quality Live Video, Wager on Santa Anita Races January 14, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, and Santa Anita Park have partnered to provide visitors to Santa Anita’s website with enhanced access to live racing video and wagering. The ‘Watch and Wager’ page – available at http://santaanita.com/xpressbet-watch-and-wager – will provide Santa Anita fans the opportunity to watch free live video, and also bet Santa Anita races, directly from SantaAnita.com.read more Read More...

LONGSHOT GOLDEN PRODUCTION TAKES $75,000 PASEANA STAKES UNDER PEDROZA, MILLER TRAINEE BATTLES BACK IN DEEP STRETCH TO WIN BY HEAD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 12, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2014)—Claimed three starts back for $40,000, Golden Production stretched out to take Sunday’s $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Martin Pedroza in 1:44.34—her fourth win in-a-row. read more Read More...

PEDROZA GUIDES BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)—Favored Blueskiesnrainbows was sent from the gate and dictated the pace throughout to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Pedroza, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.17. read more Read More...

BAFFERT’S MIDNIGHT HAWK STAMPS HIMSELF AS DERBY ‘A-LISTER’ WITH IMPRESSIVE 1 ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN GRADE III SHAM UNDER SMITH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 11, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)—In a performance befitting the race’s namesake, the Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Hawk stretched out to two turns in style, winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, thus stamping himself as a leading contender for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. read more Read More...

CHANGETHECHANNEL GOES GATE TO WIRE IN $58,000 VENUS PURSE, TRAINED BY SEAN MCCARTHY, 5-YEAR-OLD MARE GIVES BAZE FIRST WIN SINCE JUNE 9TH

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 10, 2014 ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED VIA TVG ACCOUNT PAYS $62,592.80 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)—Changethechannel made the lead early and kept on truckin’ to take Friday’s $58,000 Venus Purse allowance gate to wire and give jockey Tyler Baze his first win since June 9. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by English Channel, Changethechannel, trained by Sean McCarthy, won by a neck while getting 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:00.02. read more Read More...

MUCHO MACHO MAN TO BE PRESENTED VOX POPULI AWARD SATURDAY, STEVENS, OWNERS, TO SIGN ‘MUCHO’ POSTERS AT 11 A.M. IN EAST PADDOCK

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 10, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)—Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, who will be presented with the Secretariat Vox Populi “Voice of the People” Award Saturday, will be honored earlier in the day, as his owners, Dean and Patti Reeves, along with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, will sign 1,000 full color posters of “Mucho” beginning at 11 a.m. in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens area. read more Read More...

POWER FOOT & MALDONADO PULL UPSET IN $60,000 NEPTUNE PURSE, MANDELLA TRAINEE RUNS BY ODDS ON FAVORITE MONASTIC LATE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2014)—Second choice Power Foot hugged the rail and ran by 3-5 favorite Monastic inside the sixteenth pole to win Thursday’s $60,000 Neptune Purse allowance under Edwin Maldonado, winning by 1 ¾ lengths while covering 1 ¼ miles on turf in 1:59.56. read more Read More...

MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER HALO DOLLY HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASEANA, HOLLENDORFER CHARGE HOPES TO TRANSFER TOP TURF FORM TO DIRT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 9, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2014)—Nine-time stakes winner Halo Dolly heads a field of seven older fillies and mares in the $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita as she aims to transfer her sharp recent turf form to the main track. read more Read More...

EVENLY MATCHED FIELD OF SIX SET FOR GRADE III SHAM STAKES SATURDAY, ROAD TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY STARTS AT FLAT MILE

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 8, 2014 GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL DRAWS FIELD OF SEVEN OLDER HORSES AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan.read more Read More...

PONTCHATRAIN OVERCOMES ROUGH START TO WIN GRADE II MONROVIA BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH, PROCTOR, STEVENS COMBINE TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT HILLSIDE STAKES WITH GLEN HILL FARM FILLY BY WAR FRONT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 5, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $87,195, TOTAL POOL SHOULD TOP $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2014)—Favored Pontchatrain overcame a rough start to win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes for older fillies and mares by three quarters of a length, overhauling pacesetter Kindle and Rafael Bejarano inside the sixteenth pole while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.14. read more Read More...

FAVORED JERANIMO SLING-SHOTS TO VICTORY IN GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES, BEJARANO GOES FROM LAST TO FIRST TO WIN BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 4, 2014 PENDER TRAINEE WINS TURF FIXTURE FOR RECORD THIRD TIME, BEJARANO WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)—With Track Announcer Trevor Denman bellowing “It’s Jeranimo, coming like a rocket on the outside, and Jeranimo--from last to first, a scintillating performance!...,” 8-year-old Jeranimo, with Rafael Bejarano aloft, overhauled pacesetting Slim Shadey and Corey Nakatani to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, winning for a record third time while covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46 flat. read more Read More...

HEADLEY’S CAL-BRED CYCLOMETER OVERCOMES SLOW START TO WIN $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH WITH RED-HOT SMITH UP

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)—The Bruce Headley trained, owned and bred Cyclometer broke slowly but proved best in Saturday’s $75,000 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita, rallying to win by three quarters of a length under Mike Smith while getting six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.95. read more Read More...

“OTHER BAFFERT” AWESOME BABY UPSETS TO WIN GRADE II SANTA YNEZ, FAVORED CRUSHED VELVET RUNS THIRD IN 6 ½ FURLONG SPRINT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 3 months ago
January 4, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)—Off at 5-1, Awesome Baby entered Saturday’s four-horse, Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes in the shadow of her stablemate, 4-5 favorite Crushed Velvet, but it was Awesome Baby that posed for pictures, winning the prestigious event for 3-year-old fillies by a half length in gate to wire fashion under Mike Smith, covering six furlongs in 1:16.62. read more Read More...

ENGLISH-BRED BIRDLOVER TAKES $60,000 SATURN PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH POINTS O’NEILL FILLY TO ONE LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)—Ridden by Mike Smith, English-bred Birdlover got a perfect stalking trip coming down Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course and was up to win Friday’s $60,000 Saturn Purse allowance by a length over pacesetting Kinz Funky Monkey and Joe Talamo, covering the distance in 1:11.76. The Saturn attracted a field of nine older fillies and mares, with two of them entered for an optional claiming tag of $62,500. read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA NAMES ONE-TON CLYDESDALE EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK, CORNHUSKER TRANSPLANT ‘HOMESTEAD SALLY’ TO BE HONORED SUNDAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 3, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)—In a racing first, Santa Anita Park has designated a popular four-footed staffer as Employee of the Week, and will honor 2,000 pound “Homestead Sally,” a Nebraska-born Clydesdale who stands a giant 17.2 hands, in a winner’s circle ceremony following Sunday’s fifth race. read more Read More...

REGALLY READY MAKES EASY LEAD & COASTS GATE TO WIRE IN THURSDAY’S $65,000 MERCURY PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH GUIDES ASMUSSEN RUNNER TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN COVERING MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33 FLAT

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)—With the temporary rail set at 15 feet and the front-end there for the taking, Mike Smith seized control of Thursday’s $65,000 Mercury Purse allowance, guiding the Steve Asmussen-trained Regally Ready to a 1 ¼ length win at 3-1 while covering one mile on turf in 1:33 flat. read more Read More...

PONTCHATRAIN SEEKS THIRD WIN IN-A-ROW IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II MONROVIA STAKES, STEVENS/PROCTOR TEAM UP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 DEEP FIELD OF 10 FILLIES & MARES SET TO GO, KINDLE LOOMS SPEED OF RACE WITH BEJARANO ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)—Trainer Tom Proctor and jockey Gary Stevens, who enjoyed considerable success throughout 2013, will try to get the New Year rolling in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes with the talented filly Pontchatrain, who is in search of her third consecutive win as she faces nine rivals coming down Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong Camino Real Turf Course. read more Read More...

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 • PATRIOTISM HIGH WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR STABLES • TRAINER CALLAGHAN SEEKS WEEKEND STAKES DOUBLE • GUARANTEED PICK 6 POOL OF $150,000 BEGINS SATURDAY • GOOD START TO 2014: 11,233 ON TRACK AT SANTA ANITA OWNER McEWEN GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY There was more than one winner when Sushi Empire rolled to a stylish 1 ¼-length victory in Wednesday’s Blue Norther Stakes. The owner of the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly is George (Chip) McEwen III, racing as Wounded Warrior Stables, whose donations benefit members of the U.S.read more Read More...

SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES $150,000 GUARANTEED PICK SIX POOL EACH SATURDAY, POPULAR $2 WAGER COVERS FINAL SIX RACES EACH DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 2, 2014 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will guarantee a $150,000 Pick Six pool each Saturday, beginning Jan. 4, throughout the current Winter Meet, which ends April 20. The Pick Six, first instituted at Santa Anita on Oct. 17, 1980, is a $2 minimum wager that requires players to select the winning horse in each of the last six races, each racing day.read more Read More...

SUSHI EMPIRE RATES, POUNCES, WINS $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES, NAKATANI GUIDES DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE MAKER TO 1 ¼ LENGTH VICTORY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 1, 2014 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $71,474 INTO THURSDAY, POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2014)—With the aplomb of a seasoned veteran, Sushi Empire rated off the early pace and came flying three-wide into the stretch to break her maiden in Santa Anita’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 ¼ lengths, getting one mile on turf in 1:36.22 under Corey Nakatani. read more Read More...

JERANIMO LOOMS LARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF, PENDER-TRAINED VET WON RACE IN 2010 & 2013; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 OLDER HORSES ENGAGED

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
January 1, 2014 SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO OFFER GRADE II, 6 ½ FURLONG SANTA YNEZ FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AND $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES FOR OLDER HORSES AT SIX FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2014)—Jeranimo, An 8-year-old warrior who banked $293,964 in 2013, heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf—a race the son of Congaree has won twice, in 2010 and in 2013. Trained by Mike Pender and owned by B.J.read more Read More...

“Penny & Red” California Film Premiere – January 11

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 4 months ago
December 31, 2013 For 40 years, Penny Chenery has told the stories of her champion thoroughbreds, Riva Ridge and Secretariat.read more Read More...

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...