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Honeymoon Features Rematch Of Maxim Rate, Hostess And Lady Prancealot

A nose shy of being undefeated in three starts, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Maxim Rate bids for her second consecutive graded victory as she heads Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. For 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one eighth on turf, the Honeymoon has attracted a field of eight, […]

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$869,976 Jackpot Awaits Rainbow 6 Players At Santa Anita On Friday

Santa Anita’s Memorial Day Weekend finished strong, as the track offered three Grade I stakes as part of a 10-race program Monday and at the end of the day, the popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot went unsolved for the 22nd consecutive racing day, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Friday of […]

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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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Cal-Bred Eddie Haskell Up Late For Daytona Victory

Under patient handling, California-bred Eddie Haskell rallied late to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark Glatt, who took the 6-year-old gelding by Square Eddie nine starts back for a $50,000 claiming tag, Eddie Haskell got five furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 55.49. […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot Carryover Builds To $673,893

For the 20th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $673,893 into Saturday. With $160,443 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s Jackpot pool reached $797,606 and although there was one “live” Single Ticket Jackpot ticket, represented by number five, […]

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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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