santa anita handicap

‘Rock Solid’ Accelerate Preparing To Defend His Title In San Diego Handicap

Remember Accelerate? How could any Del Mar follower forget? The now 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing LLC, shocked the racing world a year ago, winning the San Diego Handicap by 8 ½ lengths while super horse (to that point) Arrogate struggled home fourth at odds of 1-9. […]

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City Of Light Prevails Over Game Accelerate In Oaklawn Handicap

Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light was the hard-fought winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, staving off the dead-game Accelerate to win by a half-length at odds of 9-2. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, a last-out winner of a pair of Grade 1 sprints in the Malibu and Triple Bend, proved […]

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‘Old Warrior’ Mubtaahij Back On Familiar Ground For Dubai World Cup

If Mubtaahij could speak, he would most likely say “been there, done that” about his foray for the US $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Almost half of the 6-year-old son of Dubawi’s 22 career efforts have been at Meydan, and he was the runner-up to North American champion California Chrome in the […]

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Millionaire Accelerate ‘Headed’ For Oaklawn Handicap

Accelerate, the Southern California-based 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, was a 5 ½-length winner of the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) March 10 to reach seven figures in career earnings. The Grade 1 winner and millionaire is targeting the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 14 for his next start, trainer John Sadler said Saturday morning. “He’s going to […]

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Accelerate Pulls Away Late, Gives Sadler His First Big ‘Cap Victory

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, pulling away from the field in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by about five lengths. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was co-favored at 5-2, along with both runner-up Mubtaahij and fourth-place finisher Giant Expectations. Ridden by Victor […]

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Santa Anita Handicap Day: $34,506 Pick Six Carryover, $1 Million Guaranteed Late Pick 4

With the table already set for a full day of tremendous racing, there is a modest Pick Six Carryover of $34,506 into Saturday, Santa Anita Handicap Day, at The Great Race Place. With a blockbuster 11-race card on tap that will be highlighted by the 81st running of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap (10thrace), the Grade […]

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Santa Anita Announces Early Post For Big ‘Cap Card

There will be a special early first post time tomorrow, Santa Anita Handicap Day, of 12 noon as The Great Race Place will present a blockbuster 11-race program, highlighted by the 81st running of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the Grade II San Felipe Stakes, the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile and the Grade I Triple Bend […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio Headlines Big Saturday

Three Kentucky Derby prep races highlight this Saturday’s racing action across the United States, each offering points on a scale of 50-20-10-5 to the top four finishers. At Santa Anita, the Derby prep is joined by three Grade 1 races, including the Santa Anita Handicap. Overseas, Super Saturday in Dubai features Godolphin’s Thunder Snow in […]

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Hoppertunity Y Mubtaahij: Los Veteranos De Baffert Encabezan Un Parejo Santa Anita Handicap

Si algo tiene en particular esta edición del Santa Anita Handicap (G1, $600,000) es veteranía. Ocho caballos, con edades entre 5 y 7 años, y con un promedio de 20 actuaciones por participante, que medirán fuerzas en la carrera central del programa sabatino de Santa Anita, en distancia de 2000 metros. Entre estas “caras conocidas” […]

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Accelerate, Hoppertunity, Mubtaahij Set For Big ‘Cap Battle

Top older horses Accelerate, Hoppertunity, Mubtaahij and Giant Expectations head a field of eight older horses set to run a mile and a quarter in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, presented by San Manuel Casino. The 81st running of the legendary Big ‘Cap is one of four graded stakes on Saturday that help to […]

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