Santa Anita Stakes

Vasilika Tops Seven-Horse Field In Megahertz On Santa Anita Holiday Program Monday

Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine and Neil Drysdale’s La Sardane head a field of seven older fillies and mares going a flat mile on turf in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita. The Megahertz, which has been carded as the eighth on a 10-race card, will highlight a Martin Luther King, […]

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21 Stakes Scheduled For Santa Anita Fall Meet

Santa Anita Park’s 2015 Autumn Meet, which will consist of 19  racing days beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 25, will be highlighted by six Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, which are part of 21 overall added money events—12 of which are graded. With this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships scheduled to be […]

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Kobe’s Back on Track With San Vicente Victory

Kobe’s Back found some redemption for his troubled past with a daylight victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Joel Rosario, the 3-year-old Flatter colt was bred in Kentucky by Joanne Mummert. He was purchased in the March 2013 Ocala Breeders’ Sale for $480,000 by his […]

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Hovdey on Santa Anita’s ‘new’ stakes races: Some names ‘ring true, others clang’

Santa Anita kicks off their fall Breeders’ Cup meet on Friday with the Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT), a 6 1/2-furlong dash on the turf course. The stakes race has been renamed in honor of Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, who won over 6,000 races, two Kentucky Derbys, and seven Breeders’ Cup races during […]

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Bourbon Bay gets rematch with Sanagas in San Marcos title defense

A return to Santa Anita could prove the tonic for multiple graded stakes winner Bourbon Bay when defending his championship against German-bred upstart Sanagas in Saturday’s 60th running of the Grade II, $150,000 San Marcos Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf. In his last start of 2011, Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale’s 6-year-old […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: I’ll Have Another

One of the most selective owners of racehorses, Harvey Clarke, is the breeder of I’ll Have Another, the winner of the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Clarke raced four graded stakes winners in 2010 from seven starters: Soldat, Yankee Fortune, Eye of Taurus, and Krypton. Last year, his stable’s star […]

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Liaison, other West Coast three-year-olds back in action Saturday

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert amps up his assault on the April 7 Santa Anita Derby (Grade I) and Triple Crown events beyond on Saturday when sending out his most accomplished Kentucky Derby prospect, Liaison, in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. The Lewis is […]

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Caracortado a likely scratch from Sensational Star

Trainer Mike Machowsky planned to scratch odds-on favorite Caracortado from Saturday’s Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita.  Machowsky told the Daily Racing Form Friday the son of Cat Dreams had a minor foot problem. “He burned a little of his frog galloping,” Machowsky said, referring to the underside of the foot. “I don’t know if […]

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Caracortado headlines Santa Anita’s Sunshine Millions Day

Caracortado, who recently staged one of the most stunning stretch runs in track history, and swiftly developing Grade I winner Teddy’s Promise will be in action Saturday when Santa Anita presents its 10-race Sunshine Millions Day that includes five stakes races and starts at 12 noon. Teddy’s Promise will attempt to replicate her authoritative triumph […]

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