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Heavily Favored Vasilika Scores Easy Buena Vista Triumph

A literal gem of consistency, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika rallied from well off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths, her 10th win in 12 starts since being claimed here for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018 and her 15th overall in what has become […]

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Santa Anita To Offer 2-Year-Old Racing In April, Juvenile Stakes On June 23

In an effort to expand racing opportunities for 2-year-olds and to make a larger number of top quality juveniles available to horsemen in California, Santa Anita Park has announced it will be offering maiden special weight races for 2-year-olds beginning April 18 & 19 and that it will present a pair of 2-year-old stakes on […]

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$316,428 Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot Saturday At Santa Anita

There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $316,428 into Saturday at Santa Anita and with 55 horses entered and eligible to run in the six-race sequence, average field size stands at more than nine runners per race. With a 10-race card on tap Saturday, the Rainbow Six will cover races […]

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Eddie Haskell Defeats Stormy Liberal After Eclipse Champ Stumbles

Eddie Haskell didn’t leave it to Beaver Cleaver or anyone else on Friday at Santa Anita, as he ran down two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal to take the day’s $67,000 allowance feature by a head while setting a new course record for five furlongs on turf. Ridden by Joel Rosario and trained […]

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‘I Appreciate Everything’: Espinoza Second In Comeback Race

A storybook ending it wasn’t, but the racing world welcomed Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza with open arms following a seven-month absence on a picturesque Monday afternoon at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., as the 46-year-old native of Mexico City finished second, beaten 2 3/4 lengths aboard heavily favored Gallantlystreaming in the day’s first […]

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Heavy Favorite Galilean Shines Like Chrome In California Cup Derby

In what figures to be his final start versus state-bred competition for the foreseeable future, heavily favored Galilean made short work of four rivals as he waltzed to a 4 1/2-length win in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the imposing […]

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California Cup Derby Kicks Off Santa Anita’s Rainbow Six Monday; Jackpot At $238,534

With no single ticket winner on Sunday, there is a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $238,534 going into Monday, President’s Day, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. With $211,555 in “new” money wagered, Sunday’s total Jackpot pool reached $401,657, which helped fuel a consolation payoff of $212.30 on a total […]

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$190,102 Jackpot For Sunday’s Rainbow Pick Six At Santa Anita

Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $190,102.  Although there was no Jackpot winner, there were 67 consolation tickets with six winners, each paying $1,443.05. With $180,325 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Single Ticket Jackpot pool totaled $329,144. First […]

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‘At First, I Thought I Was Done’: Espinoza Back In The Saddle After Fractured Vertebra

After a near seven-month absence, popular Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, will return to the saddle on Monday at Santa Anita, as he’s been named to ride Irish-bred Gallantlystreaming in the first race for Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer John Sadler. Sidelined due to […]

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Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom And Paradise Woods In Epic Santa Monica

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade 1 La Brea at the […]

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