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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns Home To Santa Anita

The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sundayafternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from the Louisville, KY airport at 9:37 a.m. ET and landed following a 3hr. and 30 min. flight at Ontario International Airport at 1:07 […]

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Ollie’s Candy Battles To First Stakes Win In Summertime Oaks

Unbeaten in two sprints on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields, Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy was more than ready for her close-up on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she stalked favored Thirteen Squared and prevailed in a thrilling stretch duel to win the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks by a neck under […]

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River Boyne Returns To Santa Anita, Winner’s Circle In Rainbow Stakes

“There’s no place like home.”  Nobody said it better than Judy Garland in 1938’s epic “The Wizard of Oz,” and it was only fitting that heavily favored River Boyne, in a return to Santa Anita, put his connections “Over the Rainbow” by winning Saturday’s $100,000 Rainbow Stakes as the 2-5 favorite. Ridden by Flavien Prat […]

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$236,858 Payout In Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick 6

Although Santa Anita’s Pick 6 got off to a formful beginning on Thursday, not a single post time favorite won thereafter, resulting in just one winning Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot ticket, worth $236,857.80. With a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $192,243 left over from Sunday, $68,772 in “new money” was wagered today, creating a […]

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Santa Anita Announces Early Post Time June 23 To Accommodate Justify Parade

Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. A winner of the Grade I, […]

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Chocolate Martini Invades From Kentucky For Santa Anita’s Summertime Oaks

A Grade II winner in New Orleans two starts back, trainer Tom Amoss’ Chocolate Martini ships west from her Kentucky base to take on Bob Baffert’s Grade I stakes-placed Thirteen Squared and four other 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. CHOCOLATE MARTINI Owner:  Double Doors […]

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Santa Anita, CARMA Sponsoring Aftercare Awareness Day Sunday

Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), will host an event celebrating retired racehorses and those that attend to and develop them, with Aftercare Awareness Day, on Sunday, June 17. CARMA Youth Ambassadors Amanda Gomez (15) and Jolee Craigmyle (14) will be demonstrating the versatility of retired Thoroughbreds in their […]

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Draft Pick Upsets Heavily Favored Solomini In Affirmed Stakes

With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Offers $168,759 Carryover Sunday

With six winning tickets each returning $33,139.60 on Saturday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $168,759. With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth, has been carded as race eight.  Bob Baffert’s Solomini, who will be ridden […]

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Stevens Guides Paved To Dominating Honeymoon Victory

At age 55, he can still find the money. Hall of Fame great Gary Stevens did just that as he took trainer Michael McCarthy’s classy Paved off the early pace and rallied to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes by 3 ½ lengths.  Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Paved got a mile […]

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