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Santa Anita To Remain Closed; Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby Will Be Rescheduled

Santa Anita Park will remain closed for live racing through this weekend as it abides by the order issued last week from the Los Angeles County Health Department as it relates to essential businesses. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Santa Anita Park. The prestigious Santa Anita Derby and Santa […]

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Santa Anita: Nine Fillies And Mares Stretching Out In Santa Ana Stakes

In what will be her initial stakes assignment, Little Red Feather Racing’s Opus Won, who has won two allowance races in a row and has won three out of her last four starts, heads a field of nine older fillies and mares at a mile and one quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 […]

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Ward ‘N Jerry Goes The Distance In San Luis Rey Stakes

Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams had reason to smile from afar on Saturday at Santa Anita, as their 7-year-old homebred gelding Ward ‘n Jerry rallied boldly off the turn for home en route to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes. Ridden for the first time […]

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Cistron Gets A Perfect Trip For San Simeon Victory

Idle since winning a Grade I stakes on dirt last July, Hronis Racing’s Cistron got a perfect stalk and pounce trip in winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by a head under Victor Espinoza. Trained by John Sadler, the 6-year-old full horse by The Factor got 5 ½ furlongs over a Santa Anita […]

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Turf Veterans Oscar Dominguez, Ward ‘n Jerry Clash In Santa Anita’s San Luis Rey

Recent graded stakes winning Oscar Dominguez, a 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding, heads a field of seven older horses going a marathon mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Trained by Richard Baltas, who heads the Winter Meet standings with 21 victories, Oscar […]

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$421,150 Payout In Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick 6

Owner/trainer Bruce Headley’s 12-1 longshot Zillinda, one of five “live” horses in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot, rolled late to best nine rivals in winning Sunday’s eighth and final race, triggering a massive $421,150.70 Jackpot payout at the Arcadia, Calif., track. The single winning ticket was purchased for $1,728 […]

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‘It Feels Eerie’; Racing Goes On Without Fans In The Stands

With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel, the Sound of Silence was indeed acutely surreal on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., as the legendary track went about the business of horse racing minus the public for the first time since its opening in December 1934.  With only credentialed media and licensed owners, trainers, […]

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Baffert-Trained 3-Year-Old Charlatan Graduates To Two Turns At Santa Anita

In an absolutely virtuoso performance, Bob Baffert’s Charlatan, in his second career start, daylighted his competition by 10 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s sixth race at Santa Anita, a first condition allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the chestnut colt by Speightstown led every step of the way and got the […]

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Ce Ce Runs Down Hard Not To Love In Beholder Mile

Bo Hirsch’s lightly-raced homebred Ce Ce posted the upset over 3-5 favorite Hard Not to Love in Saturday’s Grade 1 Beholder Mile, running her down in the stretch to win by 3 1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality, the third choice on the board at 4-1, ran a mile over Santa Anita’s fast […]

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