La Canada

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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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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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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