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Eurton’s Newly Crowned 2-Year-Old Champion Sets Sights On Sophomore Debut

A longshot no more, trainer Peter Eurton’s Santa Anita-based Storm the Court was an overwhelming 147-51 selection as the nation’s Eclipse Award champion outstanding 2-year-old male, as announced Thursday night at the 49th annual Eclipse Awards gala held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. By Court Vision, out of the Tejano Run mare My […]

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Princeofthenorth Triggers $784,553 Payoff In Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot

In the most unlikely of longshot scenarios, the Hector Palma-trained Princeofthenorth broke slowly and was next to last with Eswan Flores up in a field of 11 maidens after the first quarter mile, but rallied five-wide turning for home en route to a three quarter length victory going 6 ½ furlongs in Friday’s eight and […]

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Sadler Sends Two In Six-Horse Field For Grade 2 Palos Verdes

Trainer John Sadler’s talented 6-year-old gelding Flagstaff, idle since Nov. 2, heads a field of six older horses going six furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita. A game nose winner of the seven furlong Damascus Stakes Nov. 2, Flagstaff, a lightly raced son of Eclipse Champion Sprinter Speightstown, will […]

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Carressa Takes To Turf For Determined Win In Monday’s Megahertz

In her first try on turf and first time in graded stakes competition, trainer John Shirreffs’ Carressa relaxed early and responded with an empathic stretch kick en route to a three quarter length score in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got […]

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Nelson Homebred Wound Tight Runs Away With Unusual Heat Turf Classic

It what was virtual walk in the park, Matt Nelson’s homebred Wound Tight was in complete control throughout as he waltzed to a front-running 3 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Bob Hess, Jr., the 5-year-old gelding by top […]

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$1-Million Guaranteed Jackpot Pool For Saturday’s Rainbow Pick 6 At Santa Anita

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., has announced it will guarantee $1 million in Saturday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot, which will be comprised of races four through nine.  With five stakes highlighting the nine-race California-Cup program, four of which will be included in the Rainbow 6, fans will have plenty of lucrative betting […]

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Queen Bee To You Shows Her Heart With Nose Victory In La Canada

When you’re hot you’re hot. Not just according to the late Country Music star Jerry Reed, but with horses the same applies, as evidenced by Queen Bee to You’s thrilling nose victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Andrew Lerner and ridden by Ruben Fuentes, the California-bred Queen […]

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Las Cienegas: Brazilian-Bred Jolie Olimpica Makes The Grade In Her U.S. Debut

Bet to favoritism in her U.S. debut, Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica was equal to the challenge, as she tracked the early leader and went on to an impressive 1 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Richard Mandella, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Santa Anita’s Rainbow Pick Six Carryover Builds To $319,307 For Saturday’s Card

For the seventh consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Saturday of $319,307. With a carryover of $292,520 from Sunday stimulating $116,997 in new money wagered, Friday’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $409,517. Although there were no single ticket winners, 119 […]

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