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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

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

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

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

MUCHO MACHO MAN SANTA ANITA AUTUMN HORSE OF THE MEET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WISHING GATE HEADS SOLID 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 23, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2013)—Wishing Gate, second in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 17, heads a solid field of 11 sophomore fillies in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at one mile on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. read more Read More...

GAME ON DUDE, ROYAL DELTA, PRINCESS OF SYLMAR, THE FUGUE AND WISE DAN LEAD 172 HORSES PRE-ENTERED FOR 2013 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 23, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (October 23, 2013) – Led by an international all-star cast of the world’s best horses, including multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, two-time defending Distaff champion Royal Delta, European standouts The Fugue (GB), Declaration of War and Olympic Glory (IRE), and defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, 172 horses, including nine defending 2012 race winners, have been pre-entered for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. read more Read More...

TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA® AND BREEDERS’ CUP FORM MARKETING PARTNERSHIP FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 22, 2013 NEW YORK (October 22, 2013) – The Breeders’ Cup, the most prestigious international event in Thoroughbred racing and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a Made in U.S.A. Certified vodka brand,, have joined forces in a new marketing partnership for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, it was announced today. read more Read More...

FAVORED TOM’S TRIBUTE HANDY 2 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $70,000 UNIFORMITY STAKES, CASSIDY SOPHOMORE TO POINT TO GRADE I HOLLYWOOD DERBY ON DEC. 1

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 20, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2013)—The heavy even money favorite in a field of six, Tom’s Tribute, with Mike Smith up, overhauled pacesetting Rosengold inside the eighth pole to win Sunday’s $70,000 Uniformity Stakes for 3-year-olds by 2 ¼ lengths, getting about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.14. read more Read More...

LONGSHOT A TOAST TO YOU UP TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP BY HALF LENGTH UNDER GUTIERREZ, MILLER SADDLES THIRD WINNER OF DAY

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 19, 2013 CARRYOVER OF $230,200 FUELS TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $1,264,733--108 TICKETS PAY $7,264.80 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2013)—Longshot A Toast to You was up to win Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap by a half length under Mario Gutierrez, providing trainer Peter Miller with his third win of the day as the 4-year-old gelding by Tribal Rule negotiated the 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course in 1:11.88. read more Read More...

TAYRONA RALLIES WIDE UNDER COUTON TO TAKE FEATURED SUTTER’S MILL PURSE, CHEW TRAINEE WINS BY 2 ½ LENGTHS, GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.81

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 18, 2013 PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $230,200 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD EXCEED $1 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2013)—In her first attempt at two turns, lightly raced Tayrona rallied five-wide at the top of the stretch to win Santa Anita’s featured Sutter’s Mill Purse Friday by 2 ½ lengths under Julien Couton, getting one mile on turf in 1:34.81. read more Read More...

“DAILY RACING FORM PRESENTS BREEDERS’ CUP 30-1: GREATEST MOMENTS IN BREEDERS’ CUP HISTORY” TO BE TELEVISED SATURDAY ON NBCSN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 18, 2013 NEW YORK (October 18, 2013) – In honor of the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, NBC Sports Network will televise on Saturday “Daily Racing Form Presents Breeders’ Cup 30-1: Greatest Moments in Breeders’ Cup History.” The one hour telecast (5:30-6:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. PT) captures the indelible accomplishments of the horses and individuals who graced the Breeders’ Cup with the greatest drama and excitement since the event’s inception in 1984. read more Read More...

IRISH-BRED GULSARY WINS $54,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE UNDER CONFIDENT HANDLING FROM STEVENS, GLEN HILL COLOR BEARER GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.78

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 17, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2013)—Irish-bred Gulsary, under confident handling from Gary Stevens, took Thursday’s $54,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by a half length as the 9-5 favorite in a field of six fillies and mares, covering one mile on turf in 1:34.78. read more Read More...

TAA & CARMA TO PROVIDE WRISTBANDS AT BREEDERS’ CUP TO PROMOTE AFTERCARE AWARENESS

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 17, 2013 October 17, 2013 - The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is teaming up with California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2, 2013 to promote awareness of Thoroughbred aftercare. The two aftercare organizations will be providing wristbands for fans to wear to show their support for retired Thoroughbreds. Breeders’ Cup attendees may pick up these aqua-colored wristbands at the TAA and CARMA booth located by the fountain near the south entrance to Santa Anita.read more Read More...

BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL FASCINATORS AND FEDORAS CONTEST

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 17, 2013 Fashion event open to all ticket holders for chance to win up to $10,000 in Westfield gift cards NEW YORK (October 17, 2013) - The Breeders’ Cup today announced the return of the third annual “Fascinators and Fedoras” fashion event, presented by Westfield Mall and Los Angeles Magazine. Fans sporting the most fabulous headwear, including, but not limited to, fascinators and fedoras, will be eligible to win up to $10,000 in Westfield gift cards. read more Read More...

AIN’T NO OTHER HEADS WIDE OPEN FIELD OF TEN CAL BREDS SATURDAY IN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 16, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2013)—Hard knocking Ain’t No Other heads a wide open field of 10 California-breds in Saturday’s inaugural running of the $100,000 California Flag Handicap, to be run at about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course. read more Read More...

CAN THE MAN IMPRESSIVE 1 ¾ LENGTH WINNER OF $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AS BAFFERT WINS HIS THIRD RACE IN-A-ROW

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 14, 2013 COMEBACKING SECRET CIRCLE RUNS FASTEST SIX FURLONGS OF MEET IN PREVIOUS RACE, BAFFERT INDICATES EDDINGTON COLT COULD WHEEL BACK IN $1.5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT NOV. 2 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2013)—Heavily favored Can the Man was an impressive winner of Monday’s $100,000, six furlong Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 1 ¾ lengths under Martin Garcia and providing trainer Bob Baffert with his third win in-a-row on the program—which included a blistering comeback performance from multiple graded stakes winner Secret Circle, who could resurface in the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint Nov 2. read more Read More...

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 14, 2013 • NO TURNING BACK NOW FOR OBVIOUSLY, MITCHELL SAYS • PAYNTER IN ‘AWESOME’ WORK FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC • TWO-TIME BIG CAP RUNNER-UP SETSUKO NEARS HIS RETURN FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR OBVIOUSLY IN BC MILE Critics who would chastise Mike Mitchell for strategy that might have cost Obviously victory in the City of Hope Mile Stakes would do well to hold their tongues before expressing their rant. To that end, the trainer holds a philosophy similar to that of Lincoln when members of his Cabinet admonished Grant for over-imbibing. “I’m going to fread more Read More...

TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $430,034 INTO MONDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD EXCEED $2 MILLION AS SANTA ANITA OFFERS 10-RACE CARD

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 13, 2013 SUPER HIGH 5 CARRYOVER OF $32,694 INTO MONDAY’S FINALE ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2013)—Courtesy of a $152.80 winner in Sunday’s ninth and final race, there is a two-day carryover into Monday at Santa Anita of $430,034 and the expectation that Monday’s total pool could exceed $2 million. read more Read More...

BAJAN UPSETS $70,000 ANOAKIA, ESPINOZA & CALLAGHAN TEAM TO WIN BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS, SPEIGHTSTOWN FILLY GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.64

Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 6 months ago
October 13, 2013 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2013)—Bajan, sixth in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante Aug. 31, was an authoritative 2 ¼ length winner of Sunday’s $70,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita, running six furlongs in 1:10.64 at odds of 3-1 while odds-on favorite Spring Moon finished fourth in a field of five 2-year-old fillies. read more Read More...