santa anita derby

Mandatory Payout: Santa Anita’s Pick Six Pool Could Approach $3 Million Saturday

With a CHRB-approved mandatory payout on the table and the likelihood of a $3 million pool looming, there is a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot into Saturday at Santa Anita of $815,939. The popular wager, which allows players to cover 10 times as many horses per race than the original two dollar […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: California Power

While two of this weekend’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby preps, the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes, drew large fields, the Santa Anita Derby will go off with half a dozen runners. Still, the Santa Anita Derby has been extremely influential for decades on the Kentucky Derby results, and despite the small field, there’s some […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio

This weekend features a massive slate of graded stakes racing across the nation including a trio of major Kentucky Derby preps in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and Grade 2 Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes. NBC Sports continues its extensive coverage of Derby prep races this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with live […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Grab 100 Points In The Santa Anita Derby?

This year’s Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby drew a field of six. Two of the sextet, More Ice and Synthesis, appear to be fillers as neither have the credentials to win. However, the other four appear about as evenly matched as they can get so if nothing else, this should be an exceptionally […]

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$779,629 Jackpot In Santa Anita Rainbow 6; Mandatory Payout Saturday

With anticipation building for a potential $3-million mandatory payout pool on Saturday, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot went unsolved again on Thursday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Friday of $779,629 at the Arcadia, Calif., Thoroughbred racing track. With a healthy $150,125 in “new” money wagered Thursday, the total Rainbow […]

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Baffert Looking To Pick Up Kentucky Derby Points For Roadster

Bob Baffert had a question after both Roadster and McKinzie drew the rail for their respective races Saturday, the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.: “Do they put me in the one hole and then draw the races?” The answer, of course, is no. It just […]

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Wood, Blue Grass And Santa Anita Derby Coverage On NBCSN

After Maximum Security’s impressive wire-to-wire win last Saturday in the Florida Derby and with exactly one month to the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports continues its extensive coverage of Derby prep races this Saturday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. ET with live coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa […]

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Baffert: ‘They’re Not Our Livelihood, They’re Our Way Of Life’

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert addressed the recent spate of equine deaths at Santa Anita Park during an NTRA teleconference on Tuesday. Though none of the 23 fatalities were horses he trained, Baffert recognizes the serious nature of the national media coverage at Santa Anita. “The negative publicity, I’m very concerned about that,” said […]

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‘He’s Hercules’: Game Winner Works Six Furlongs For Santa Anita Derby

The likely favorite for Saturday’s G1 Santa Anita Derby, Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner put in his final major work on Monday at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old Candy Ride colt breezed inside of stablemate There and Back, covering six furlongs in 1:13.40, according to drf.com. “He’s ready, huh?” said trainer Bob Baffert. “He’s Hercules.” Winner […]

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Hollendorfer Confirms Instagrand For Santa Anita Derby; Galilean To Arkansas

Jerry Hollendorfer has firmed up prep races for his two Triple Crown candidates, Instagrand and Galilean, the former set for the Santa Anita Derby on April 6 and the California-bred Galilean heading to Oaklawn Park for the Arkansas Derby a week later on April 13. Instagrand was a promising third in the March 9 Gotham […]

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