Paulick Report Staff

New ‘Ship & Stay’ Program Continues To Gain Momentum At Santa Anita

Santa Anita’s newly implemented “Ship & Stay” program continued to gain momentum through this past Monday, as 29 “new” horses have accounted for 31 starts over 13 Winter Meet racing days. With Drawing Away Stable and trainer Robert Falcone, Jr., registering the most recent “Ship & Stay” winner (Theycallhimthekid) this past Saturday, a total of […]

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Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot Hit For $466,919

With five different tickets “live” and thus eligible to produce a life-changing score in Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot – including one that singled 5-2 post time favorite Red Shelby – it was Gone to Town, an 8-1 shot trained by Hector Palma and ridden by Alonso Quinonez, that sailed home in Monday’s nightcap at […]

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Madame Stripes Up In Time For Megahertz Victory

Although she hopped leaving the gate, Argentine-bred Madame Stripes settled nicely under Kent Desormeaux and easily overhauled favored Insta Erma late to take Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths today at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 6-year-old mare got a mile on turf in 1:34.24. Well back into the first turn, Madame […]

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Late Pick Five Carryover Of $192,000 On Sunday At Santa Anita Park

A massive total Late Pick Five pool of perhaps $1 million could await players on Sunday at Santa Anita, as Saturday’s 50 cent Late Pick Five proved unhittable, resulting in a carryover of $192,748 into Sunday. Sunday’s Late Pick Five will be comprised of races five, six, seven, eight and nine. With first post time at 12:30 p.m., approximate post time for Sunday’s fifth […]

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Mopotism Takes Three-Way Photo In La Canada

In a thrilling three-horse photo finish, Reddam Racing’s Mopotism prevailed by head to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat mile in 1:37.29. Graded stakes placed on four occasions, Mopotism, who was most recently third […]

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Insta Erma Could Go Favored In Monday’s Megahertz Stakes

According to trainer Richard Baltas, it’s his race to lose. And while his Insta Erma may go favored in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile over the Santa Anita turf, she’ll need to have her running shoes on to handle the likes of Laseen, Chocolate Coated, Madame Stripes and […]

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Single Ticket Jackpot Carries Over $275,000 Saturday At Santa Anita

For the 10th consecutive day, Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Jackpot remained untouched, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $275,490 into Saturday. With a nine-race card on tap Saturday, the Pick Six will cover races four through nine. With a total of 59 horses entered in the six-race sequence, 58 of which are eligible to run, average field size […]

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‘It Keeps Me Young’: Santa Anita Celebrates 97-Year-Old Paddock Captain John Shear

The Old Man and the Racetrack. The Gift that keeps on Giving. The Human version of Fine Wine. What more can you say about Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain, John Shear, who is still active every race day at the Great Race Place while approaching his 97th, yes, 97th birthday! Although he’ll officially spin life’s odometer next Wednesday, Jan. […]

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Trainer Eurton Has ‘Giant Expectations’ For The Pegasus World Cup

When Giant Expectations is at his best, a giant performance results, to wit: victories in two Grade II stakes, the Pat O’Brien sprinting at seven furlongs and the San Antonio routing at a mile and one sixteenth. Trainer Peter Eurton recognizes that the New York-bred son of Frost Giant will have to bring his ‘A’ […]

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Union Strike Returns, Takes On Majestic Heat In G2 La Canada Stakes

Fresh off what appeared to be the best race of her career on Dec. 3, California-bred Majestic Heat, along with classy comebacker Union Strike, head an outstanding field of eight older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. The La Canada, which has been shortened from 1 1/16 […]

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