La Canada

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘I’ve Bought A Lot Of Slow Ones, Too’

It was his 898th training victory, but easily the one that meant the most to Canadian-born Don Schnell. His Escape Clause won the G3 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday by 5 ½ lengths, then jogged back to meet her owner and trainer in the winner’s circle for his first graded stakes […]

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Consistent Escape Clause ‘Just Galloping’ In La Canada Victory

The pride of Western Canada, Manitoba-bred Escape Clause took full command midway around the far turn en route to a resounding 5 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita—her first ever graded stakes win. Owned and trained by Don Schnell and ridden by Tyler Baze, Escape Clause, who […]

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Rainbow Six Jackpot Pool Of $733,991 Awaits Santa Anita Bettors On Saturday

With a nine-race card on tap for Saturday, a 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $733,991 will await fans at Santa Anita, with first post time set for 12:30 p.m. With $310,651 in “new” money helping to create a total Rainbow Six pool of $973,522, there were 125 winning tickets on Friday, each worth […]

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Purse For Santa Anita Handicap Drops To $750,000

The purse for the 2017 Santa Anita Handicap will be cut from $1 million, where it has been for the past two years, to $750,000, according to the Daily Racing Form. Santa Anita vice president Rick Hammerle reported that the reduction would be used to run five more races that were excluded from the spring […]

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Thegirlinthatsong Rallies for La Canada Win

Thegirlinthatsong pounced on pacesetter Jojo Warrior a quarter mile from home and went on to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes by 4 ¼ lengths under Rafael Bejarano as even money favorite Lexie Lou got up for second.  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Thegirlinthatsong bested a half dozen other 4-year-old fillies and covered 1 […]

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Even though Gulfstream Park is giving out $1.3 million in purse money on Saturday for the half-dozen Florida Sunshine Millions races, those races are restricted to Florida-breds, and therefore not granted graded status. So, while there will be some high-caliber racing in South Florida, the weekend’s graded stakes will be run at Fair Grounds and […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

On Saturday, Gulfstream Park will host its signature day of the winter/spring meet by presenting five graded stakes on the 12-race program, highlighted by the Grade 1 Florida Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Rule heads up a field of 11 in the Florida Derby. The son of Roman Ruler brings a 4-race win streak into […]

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