santa anita handicap

Switch seeks second G1 in Santa Monica Handicap

The John Sadler trainee Switch will go for her second Grade 1 victory Sunday in the 54th running of the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Park. Switch is coming off a win on opening day of the winter meet, December 26.  She won the Grade 1 La Brea, also contested at seven furlongs.

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you KBC Horse Supplies

There have been concerns all week about a possible storm hitting Southern California on Santa Anita Handicap day, but the current forecast calls for only light rain in late afternoon and on Saturday night, so the Big ‘Cap show will go on without the threat of cancellation due to drainage problems on the synthetic […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: ESKENDEREYA

The Paulick Report is pleased to once again offer the pedigree insights of Edwin Anthony in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Ed has lifelong experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has practical experience planning matings for his family’s stable and formerly as a pedigree adviser to Three Chimneys Farm. His perspective is straightforward […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by THE BREEDERS’ CUP: CHANGE CAN DO US GOOD

  We are pleased to introduce a new weekly feature today, the Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup. Every Wednesday, we’ll talk with a Thoroughbred industry player about the game we all love, trying to get a better understanding of where we’ve been and where we may be headed. One thing I’ve […]

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FEVER KNOCKS OUT COLONEL JOHN

Ray Paulick WinStar Farm’s Colonel John, the 9-2 morning-line favorite for today’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, has been scratched from the race because of a fever by trainer Eoin Harty. “When I came in this morning, he wasn’t eating and when we checked him we discovered he had a fever,” said Harty. “He […]

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LIVE BLOG: FROM GOTHAM TO THE BIG ‘CAP

By Ray Paulick Spring is in the air, with temperatures topping 70 in Kentucky, and visions of Roses in the minds of many horse owners around the country. Today’s Triple Crown preps start in New York with Aqueduct’s Gotham Stakes and continue in California with last year’s 2-year-old champion, Stardom Bound, the heavy favorite in […]

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