santa anita derby

March Madness comes to Santa Anita with new online SA Derby contest

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2012)—Santa Anita Park has announced a first-ever Santa Anita Derby on-line contest patterned after the wildly popular March Madness basketball bracket model, with winners to be determined according to the outcome of the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, to be run on April 7.  The contest will begin on Thursday, […]

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Upstart colt I’ll Have Another prepares for Santa Anita Derby

Santa Anita, Feb. 11, 2012 – I’ll Have Another tossed his hat in the Triple Crown ring with his unexpected victory in last Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes. At odds of 43-1, perhaps “unexpected” is an understated adjective. Be that as it may, the son of Flower Alley trained by Doug O’Neill for J. Paul […]

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Trainer Drysdale stocks up on South American talent

A pair of promising three-year-olds from Peru have arrived in the barn of California trainer Neil Drysdale.  Fly Lexis Fly, by Badge of Silver, is a dual Peruvian Classic winner who will target the Santa Anita Derby and Kentucky Derby. Joining him from Peru is Xuang Feng, a Speightstown colt who has won two of […]

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Lexington-area YMCA to host benefit; Breeders’ Cup seats, Preakness package auctioned

On Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:30pm, the Y will host the 26th annual Fall Benefit.  Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and live music overlooking the beautiful horse farm of Adena Springs in Paris, KY.  Tickets can be purchased at $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door.  Reserved tables, seating 8, can be […]

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Yeah Mon! Midnight Interlude to give grass a chance

Okay, so not that kind of grass, but Bob Baffert’s Midnight Interlude who earlier this year won the Santa Anita Derby will make the move to grass in the Tsunami Slew Stakes at Hollywood Park on Friday.

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PDI #9 Midnight Interlude and Comma to the Top resume training in Cali

One-two finishers in the Santa Anita Derby Midnight Interlude and Comma to the Top are the only two from the California Grade I prep expected to run in the Kentucky Derby next month. Both resumed training, Midnight Interlude at Santa Anita and Comma to the Top at Hollywood Park.

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Midnight Interlude takes SA Derby in final strides

Comma To The Top nearly wired the field, but Midnight Interlude caught him just before the finish line to win the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby Saturday. Under Victor Espinoza, Midnight Interlude (13-1) kept coming late to catch the game pacesetter by a head in 1:48.66 for the 1 1/8 mile race.  Mr. Commons […]

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Jaycito scratched from Santa Anita Derby, point for Lexington Stakes

UPDATE: Trainer Bob Baffert said Jaycito has been scratched from Saturdays’ Santa Anita Derby because of a tender right front foot caused by an abscess. “Just give me five days,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “That’s all I need is five days.” Baffert was talking about Jaycito, the Victory Gallop colt who assumed morning line favoritism […]

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Premier Pegasus undergoes surgery

Premier Pegasus, who was scratched from Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby with a hairline fracture, underwent surgery Friday and was back in his stall. Premier Pegasus will be reevaluated again in 90 days, according to Maria Ayala, the assistant to owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho. Ayala said one screw was inserted to stabilize the affected area, which […]

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