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Gormley works at Santa Anita on Feb. 20
Gormley ‘Does Things So Easy,’ Possible For San Felipe

Sham Stakes winner Gormley, one of the West’s leading Triple Crown contenders, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s “fast” main track Monday in 47.80 under regular rider and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Victor Espinoza. Working in company with Shazara, who was clocked in 48.20, Gormley could make his next start here in the Grade II, […]

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Jay Cohen at Santa Anita
Santa Anita Bugler Jay Cohen Returns After Battle With Shingles

Jay Cohen was a welcome and familiar sight at Santa Anita Saturday after being absent since Dec. 27 of last year battling a painful and persistent case of shingles. “It was the most relentless pain I ever experienced,” said the popular horn blower, a fixture at Santa Anita beckoning horses to the post for 30 […]

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Joel Rosario guides Bettys Bambino to the wire in the San Simeon Dec. 26, 2016
‘Bambino’ Aims For Fourth Straight Stakes Win In Sensational Star

Streaking Bettys Bambino guns for his sixth straight victory and his fourth straight stakes win when the son of Unusual Heat runs in next Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-bred or sired horses. The seven-year-old gelding, with seven wins in an abbreviated career of 11 races, holds the remarkable record of having started only […]

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Sorry Erik wins an allowance race at Santa Anita on Feb. 2
Desormeaux Shipping Former Claimer Sorry Erik For Risen Star

Trainer Keith Desormeaux is coming home to Louisiana for Mardi Gras weekend and not just for the king cakes. The longtime Fair Grounds-based conditioner who now roots his operation in Southern California is shipping in three horses for Louisiana Derby Preview Day, spearheaded by Big Chief Racing’s Sorry Erik, who runs in the Grade II […]

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Wild at Heart takes the Buena Vista
Wild At Heart Easily Takes Off-Turf Buena Vista

Ramona S. Bass’ Wild At Heart was the easy winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes, galloping under the wire about three lengths in front for jockey Flavien Prat. Originally scheduled for one mile on the turf, local rains in the Santa Anita area forced the race to be run at a mile on […]

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Presidents’ Day Card At Santa Anita Has Early Post Time

Santa Anita Park will offer fans an expanded 11-race card on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20, which is also Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Accordingly, first post time on Monday has been moved up to 12 noon, PT in order to ensure there is enough daylight. One dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs will be […]

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More rain is in the forecast for Santa Anita Friday
With More Rain And Storms In Forecast, Santa Anita Decides To Cancel Friday Card

With more than five inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, Santa Anita Park officials have announced that Friday’s eight-race card has been cancelled. The National Weather Service has predicted Friday’s storm will hit pre-dawn and that it could be the strongest in recent years, with the […]

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Midnight Storm works at Santa Anita Feb. 16
Santa Anita: Midnight Storm, Mor Spirit Work Toward Possible Starts In Big ‘Cap

Mor Spirit, second to Dubai-bound Hoppertunity in the San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 4, worked four furlongs in company with his conqueror at 7:45 Thursday morning in a drill that could lead to a start in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap for four-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on March […]

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Jockey Mike Smith guides Bolo to the winner's circle after their victory in the Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO
Smith’s Santa Anita Sweep Earns Jockey Of The Week Recognition

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith swept the pair of Grade 2 stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday and earned Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 6-12, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Santa Anita: Single Ticket Hits Pick Six Worth $148,205

There was just one winning ticket in Sunday’s Pick Six at Santa Anita and it was worth $148,205.80. The “singleton” was purchased for $256.00 in Laughlin, NV. Sunday’s total Pick Six pool, comprised of $176,099 in “new money” and $33,967 from the track’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, totaled $210,066. There were 137 tickets with […]

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