san antonio stakes

Santa Anita’s Strong Start Includes All-Time Wagering Mark For Opening Day

Santa Anita Park’s 2018-19 Winter Meeting got off to a record-breaking start on Wednesday, as the Arcadia, Calif., track posted all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,491,016, a 19 percent increase over a year ago and an all-time opening day record. Wednesday’s opening day crowd of 41,373 contributed to an on-track handle of $3,463,535, a five percent […]

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Sadler Unwraps Gift Box For San Antonio Surprise

Making his first start since March and carrying the Hronis Racing silks for the first time, John Sadler-trained Gift Box posted a $15 upset over favored Battle of Midway and second choice Dabster in  Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita on Wednesday. The $300,000 San Antonio was one of four graded stakes on […]

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Santa Anita Kicks Off Winter Meet With Grade 1 Duo Of Malibu, La Brea

Santa Anita unwraps its 82nd winter meet on Wednesday with the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack’s traditional day-after-Christmas opening card featuring 10 races, including four graded stakes, two of them – the Malibu and La Brea – Grade 1. Special first post time is 11:30 a.m. PT. This year’s opening-day program offers a vast betting menu with […]

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Battle Of Midway, Dabster Set For Rematch In San Antonio

Separated by just a neck when last they met, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Battle of Midway and Bob Baffert’s Dabster will do battle yet again on opening day at Santa Anita this Wednesday, as they head a field of nine 3-year-olds and up at a mile and one sixteenth in the Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes. […]

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Talamo Getting A ‘Good Shot’ On Baffert’s Dabster In San Antonio

The unflagging initiative of youth has paid dividends for Joe Talamo. The Louisiana native, who turns 29 on Jan. 12, has achieved gainful employment with Bob Baffert, joining Mike Smith, Drayden Van Dyke and other elite riders who have ready access to the two-time Triple Crown winning trainer’s blueblood stock. One of Joe’s current mainstays […]

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Eurton ‘Pondering’ Giant Expectations For Big ‘Cap

Giant Expectations is nominated to both the Triple Bend Stakes and the Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino next Saturday, both Grade I events, but trainer Peter Eurton is leaning towards the mile and a quarter, $600,000 Big ‘Cap over the seven furlong, $400,000 Triple Bend at seven furlongs. “We’re still pondering, but I […]

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Giant Expectations Duerme Al Lote Y Gana De Extremo A Extremo El San Antonio Stakes

Una vez más queda demostrado que las carreras de caballos hay que correrlas para ganarlas. Ante el asombro general, el gran favorito Collected cayó irremediablemente derrotado en una carrera que parecía tener a su entera disposición. “Arrogate Lite” no fue ni la sombra de sus actuaciones previas en 2017 mientras que Giant Expectations, un caballo […]

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Giant Expectations All The Way For 13-1 San Antonio Upset; Collected Third

The longest shot in the field at 13-1, Gary Stevens and Giant Expectations provided the upset in Tuesday’s G2 San Antonio Stakes on opening day at Santa Anita Park. The New York-bred son of Frost Giant, owned by Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing, and Garrett Zubok, took the lead out of the starting gate and set […]

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Collected Estrena Monta Y Es El Caballo A Vencer En El San Antonio Stakes En Santa Anita

Aunque en la cuadra de Bob Baffert la atención estaba centrada en Arrogate, la capacidad corredora de Collected nunca pasó desapercibida. De hecho, en su caballeriza fue bautizado como “Arrogate Lite”. El alazán hijo de City Zip ha tenido una excelente campaña en 2017, y de hecho terminó superando dos veces a Arrogate, primero en […]

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Baffert Takes Aim At San Antonio With Collected, Hoppertunity

In what will be its 80th renewal, the Grade 2, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes will be run for the first time on opening day at Santa Anita, this Tuesday, Dec. 26 and as such, will serve as an important prep to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27. The […]

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