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Catapult, Delta Prince Square Off In Shoemaker Mile

Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf. Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a […]

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Former Claimer Vasilika Takes On Six Fillies And Mares In Gamely

One of the most productive claims in racing history, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads a field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Named for William Haggin Perry’s Hall of Fame daughter of Bold Ruler, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one […]

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Gift Box ‘Better Than Ever’ Ahead Of Monday’s Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s rapidly improving Gift Box, fresh off victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, bids for his second consecutive Grade I victory as he heads Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be contested for the 81st time at a mile and one quarter. Trained by John Sadler, Gift Box, who campaigned […]

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Flor De La Mar Seeks First Stakes Win In Summertime Oaks

Bob Baffert’s Flor de La Mar and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sneaking Out headline Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  For 3-year-old fillies, the Summertime Oaks, which attracted a field of five, will be contested at a mile and one sixteenth. FLOR DE LA MAR Owner:  Godolphin, LLC; Trainer:  Bob Baffert […]

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Belvoir Bay Defends Title In Monrovia Stakes

English-bred Belvoir Bay and stablemate Painting Corners both figure prominently in one of the Memorial Day Weekend’s best betting races, Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes, at five furlongs on turf at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. The Monrovia, carded as the seventh race on a nine-race program, has attracted a deep and competitive field […]

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Kanthaka Giving Turf A Try In Santa Anita’s Daytona Stakes

In what appears to be a wide open affair, Jerry Hollendorfer’s classy Kanthaka, Mark Glatt’s hard-knocking Eddie Haskell and John Sadler’s comebacking Horse Greedy all appear to have big chances in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, which has attracted seven 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs over the Santa Anita turf at Santa Anita […]

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American Anthem, Cistron Clash in Triple Bend At Santa Anita

In a talent laden eight-horse lineup, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and John Sadler’s Cistron would appear to merit top billing going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Favored in his first start in nine months, American Anthem was a close second in a one turn […]

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Danuska’s My Girl Wins Fourth Consecutive Start In Desert Stormer

Unbeaten now in four consecutive pairings with jockey Geovanni Franco, Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl blasted out of the gate and never looked back, taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes by a half-length over a determined Show It N Moe It. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Danuska’s My Girl, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare […]

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Santa Anita Rainbow Jackpot Carryover Builds for 18th Day, Stands at $605,038

For the 18th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $605,038 into Sunday at The Great Race Place. Today’s Rainbow Six attracted $234,874 in “new” money, contributing to a total pool of $786,136. Although there was no single ticket winner, […]

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Mucho Gusto Proves Deserving Favorite In Laz Barrera

Breaking from the rail for the third time in his six-race career, Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto took serious early pressure but dictated terms throughout, shaking off his pursuers a furlong from home en route to a handy 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe […]

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