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Prize Exhibit wins the Megahertz
Prize Exhibit Flies Home For Megahertz Victory

DP Racing’s Prize Exhibit showed her class on Monday, laying off the early pace, weaving through traffic and flying home to win the G3 Megahertz by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. The 5-year-old daughter of Showcasing, ridden by Mike Smith, covered a mile over Santa Anita’s “good” turf course in 1:35.56 for trainer James […]

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Arrogate breezing at Santa Anita on Jan. 15
Baffert: Arrogate ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ Breeze On Sunday

Despite curve balls thrown at him by the weatherman, Arrogate remains sitting on a fastball as he awaits a rematch with the People’s Horse, California Chrome, in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Arrogate, who defeated California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. […]

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Edwin Maldonado
Maldonado’s First Start Since Injury A Winning One At Santa Anita

Edwin Maldonado is back. The 34-year-old Ohio native won his first race Sunday at Santa Anita since recovering from painful injuries suffered more than four months ago in a morning accident at Del Mar Sept. 4. Maldonado piloted first-time starter Pomp and Party to a 3 ½-length victory in Sunday’s second race for owner/breeder H […]

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Finest City charges to victory in the G1 BC Filly & Mare Sprint
‘Fit’ Finest City Ready For Seasonal Debut In G2 Santa Monica

Finest City, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Nov. 5 and favored to win an Eclipse Award as outstanding female sprinter of 2016, worked five furlongs on a “fast” training track Sunday morning in a bullet 1:00.20 for her 2017 debut in next Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes […]

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Vale Dori and jockey Mike Smith pose in the winner's circle after their victory in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes
Vale Dori Never Threatened In La Canada

Sent from her inside post from the outset, heavily favored Vale Dori took no prisoners as she waltzed gate to wire to a 2 ½ length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, the newly turned 5-year-old Argentine-bred mare notched her third consecutive […]

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Santa Anita
Santa Anita Cards Special 10-Race Monday Program

Santa Anita Park will offer fans and horsemen an expanded 10-race holiday program this Monday, Jan. 16, with an adjusted first post time of 12 noon. The post time adjustment is necessitated due to the availability of daylight, with sunset at 5:07 p.m. PST. The track, which picked up some added equine inventory as a […]

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Racing at Oaklawn Park
Weekend Lineup: Oaklawn Opening Kicks Off Holiday Weekend

A particularly exciting event in the state of Arkansas every year, the well-attended meeting at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs is scheduled to begin on Friday. The race toward the Kentucky Derby continues as well, with Oaklawn’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes offering 10 points to the winner on the holiday Monday. Kicking things off on […]

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Crews work on Santa Anita's main track Thursday
Santa Anita: Heavy Rains Force Track To Cancel Thursday Card

Santa Anita Park officials have announced that Thursday’s eight-race program has been cancelled due to continued heavy rainfall in the Arcadia area which has resulted in local flooding and road closures. Santa Anita has already received seven inches of rainfall from significant winter storms over the past week and up to two additional inches are […]

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap
Vale Dori Guns For Third Straight Win In Saturday’s G2 La Canada

Third behind superstar distaffers Stellar Wind and Beholder three starts back, Bob Baffert’s Vale Dori seeks her third consecutive win on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and a sixteenth. The La Canada, to be run for the 43rd time, has […]

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Blue Tone and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the San Gabriel Stakes
San Gabriel Stakes Downgraded After Off-The-Turf Renewal

Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Jan. 7 San Gabriel Stakes that was taken off the turf Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park will not have its Grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a Grade 3 race. The winner of the San Gabriel, 8-year-old gelding Blue Tone, will […]

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