american stakes

Majestic Eagle Upsets American Stakes At 9-1

Under a perfectly timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, longshot Majestic Eagle rallied from fifth a quarter mile from home and kept to his task in game fashion to get up and win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro got […]

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Mandatory Payout: Santa Anita’s Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot Features $65,836 Carryover

With Santa Anita’s closing day now less than 24 hours away on Sunday, there will be a mandatory payout in the track’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, which has a carryover from Saturday of $65,836. There were four consolation tickets today with six winners, each worth $26,309.80. In addition to the […]

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Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal Have Two Chances In G3 American Stakes

Two of Southern California’s most consistent turf performers, Sharp Samurai and River Boyne, head Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita. The American, for three year olds and up at one mile on turf, has attracted a field of seven. In addition to the top two, who are both owned by Red Baron’s […]

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Elliott Guides What A View To Front-Running Victory In American At Santa Anita

Veteran California-bred gelding What a View liked what he saw on the front-end in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita and he proceeded to lead six rivals on a merry chase all the way to the finish line, taking the one mile turf fixture by a neck under Stewart Elliott.  Trained by […]

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Pee Wee Reese Steals Home For Owner/Breeder Alexander In American Stakes

If the late Dodger Hall of Famer, Harold “Pee Wee” Reese were still alive, he’d be grinning from ear to ear, as his namesake, a 4-year-old California-bred colt named Pee Wee Reese, stole home today at Santa Anita, taking the track’s closing day Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo. […]

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Independence Day Racing Action: Om Featured In American Stakes

The July 4 stakes schedule across the United States features a pair of graded stakes races, as well as several interesting listed stakes to attract the horseplayer’s dollar. Gulfstream’s Martha Washington Stakes (2:21 PM ET), a mile turf event for 3-year-old fillies, attracted a field of eight (including a main-track-only entrant). Trainer Todd Pletcher, who wrapped […]

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Om Hoping For Fireworks In Tuesday’s American Stakes At Santa Anita

What could be more fitting than running the American Stakes on the Fourth of July? Not much, which is why Santa Anita is on board patriotically and then some next Tuesday with the Grade III American Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile on turf. Dan Hendricks has a horse well-suited to the conditions […]

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Longshot Home Run Kitten Rallies To Off-Turf American Victory

Shifted from turf to dirt late in the afternoon due to unexpectedly heavy rains, Friday’s $100,000 American Stakes went to 14-1 longshot Home Run Kitten, who rallied to take the lead in the shadow of the wire and prevailed by a half length under Joe Talamo.  Trained by David Hofmans and owned by Tarabilla Farms, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

It’s finally here, this first weekend in May that we’ve been anxiously awaiting all year. A record-setting “Thurby” crowd of nearly 40,000 people came to Churchill Downs on Thursday, and talk of sunshine is expected to bring near-record crowds through the Louisville oval’s gates on Friday and Saturday. Those fans will be treated early on […]

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