clockers’ corner

Santa Anita: Clocker’s Corner Back In Business As Morning Training Resumes

A popular breakfast destination for decades, Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner has reopened to the public and horsemen alike, with food and beverage service offered from 5 to 10 a.m. seven days a week. As Santa Anita’s Stable Area was closed for routine maintenance for the better part of the summer, Clockers’ Corner’s reopening coincides with […]

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Santa Anita’s Backstretch Workers ‘To Gather In A Display Of Unity Before The Media’

The legion of dedicated Hispanic workers on Santa Anita’s backstretch will make their voices heard Thursday in an effort to counter attacks in the media that threaten their love and care of horses, their livelihood and their financial survival. “The attacks against our jobs continue in the press and we must respond,” reads a flyer […]

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‘A Good Listener Never Fails’: Assistant Mora Celebrates 42 Years In Horse Racing

With fifteen dollars in his pocket and not much else, 18-year-old Leandro Mora spoke no English and possessed few marketable skills when he arrived at the Santa Anita barn of trainer Gary Jones in March, 1977. Jones, who would eventually earn induction into racing’s Hall of Fame, gave Mora his first shot at attaining the […]

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Baffert: Horse Of The Year Justify ‘One Of The Best That I’ve Trained’

Bob Baffert was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, less than 48 hours after his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named Horse of the Year for 2018. “He’ll go down among a very elite group of horses,” Baffert said of the son of Scat Daddy, who numbered the Santa Anita Derby […]

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‘It Feels Like I’m Back Home’: Rosario Comfortable Atop Santa Anita Standings

With five victories through three racing days, Joel Rosario is riding regularly at Santa Anita, on top of the standings and likely to remain there for the duration. The 33-year-old native of the Dominican Republic took a rare moment of inactivity at Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning to schmooze with old acquaintances. “It feels like I’m […]

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Santa Anita: Stable Area, Clockers’ Corner Will Re-Open Sept. 1

Clockers’ Corner, Santa Anita’s popular breakfast destination, will re-open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 1 in conjunction with the re-opening of the track’s inner dirt oval for training. Santa Anita’s stable area, which has been closed for routine maintenance since mid-July, will begin accepting horses the day before, on Friday, Aug. 31 and the […]

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Emerald Downs’ ‘Breakfast At The Wire’ Returns July 7

Breakfast at the Wire – where fans can enjoy a leisurely breakfast while watching Thoroughbreds train – returns for a fifth straight year beginning July 7 and continuing every Saturday through August 25. Sponsored by Toscanos Italian Grill, Breakfast at the Wire is located just past the finish line in front of the Trackside Deli—a […]

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Thousands Line Up For Smith’s Justify Poster Signing At Santa Anita

Five minutes after Santa Anita’s admission gates opened at 10 a.m. Saturday, a line estimated at more than 3,000 people had formed as racing devotees flocked to get a quick word with Justify’s Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith as he signed Triple Crown posters adjacent to the Kingsbury Fountain in the West Paddock Gardens. “We’ve never […]

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Smith: Triple Crown ‘Memories Always Will Stay With You’

Mike Smith may not be fined for excessive use of the riding crop, but he could be fined for excessive use of the Sharpie come Saturday. That’s when the Hall of Fame jockey and regular rider of Triple Crown champion Justify will be signing posters depicting the undefeated colt’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and […]

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Calculator Stays Undefeated Down The Hill In Clockers’ Corner

In complete command throughout, Richard C. Pell’s Calculator marched to an impressive one length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Peter Miller, the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse by In Summation remained unbeaten in three starts down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course as he got the distance in […]

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