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Ya Está Abierta La Votación Para El Premio Vox Populi 2017: Arrogate, Lady Eli Y Songbird Entre Los Finalistas

Ya está abierta la votación en línea para seleccionar al octavo ganador del premio Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Creado por la desaparecida propietaria de Secretariat, Penny Chenery, el premio Vox Populi, o “Voz del Pueblo” es un reconocimiento al purasangre cuya popularidad y excelencia en las pistas haya tenido mayor resonancia en el público, y […]

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‘Vox Populi’ Award Voting Now Open: Finalists Include Ben’s Cat, Lady Eli, Patch

Online voting is now open for the eighth annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s late owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. Fans can vote […]

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Santa Anita Institutes ‘Ship And Stay’ Program For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming on Tuesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a first-ever “Ship and Stay” program, that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year. Funded solely by Santa Anita and The Stronach Group (TSG), the “Ship and Stay” […]

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CHRB: Conditional Approval Given For Stronach Track Meets, Whip Rule Extended To Training Hours

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 16, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under […]

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Keeneland November Cumulative Gross, Average Down; Session 5 Sees 10 Percent Increase In Receipts

Storm the Hill, winner of the Unzip Me Stakes on Sept. 30 and third in the Autumn Miss (G3) on Oct. 29, both at Santa Anita, sold for $275,000 to Alastar Thoroughbreds to be the most expensive horse of Saturday’s fifth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A 3-year-old filly by Get Stormy out of the Good […]

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Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which concluded on Sunday, showed significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to the most recent non-Breeders’ Cup Autumn Meet, in 2015. All source pari-mutuel handle was up eight percent, while on-track handle showed an increase of two percent. On-track attendance was up 16 percent and average field size […]

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Lull Makes The Grade In Sunday’s Autumn Miss

Despite being drawn near the far outside in a field of 13, favored Lull, under Flavien Prat, managed to save ground going into the first turn and won as much the best as she prevailed by 3 ¼ lengths in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by New York-based Christophe Clement, Lull […]

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Bolt D’Oro Gets ‘A Little Air’ In Breeze; Mor Spirit, West Coast Work For Baffert

Headed by undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro, several Santa Anita-based stalwarts had their final major breezes for their Breeders’ Cup races Sunday morning at The Great Race Place. Bolt d’Oro, 7 ¾-length winner of the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 30, worked five furlongs in company at 8:05 a.m. following the 7:45 renovation break, getting a time of […]

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Santa Anita Closing Day: Big Fields And Jackpot Pick 6 Mandatory Payout

With mandatory payouts required in all exotic wagers, there is a Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six carryover of $31,408 into Sunday at Santa Anita, closing day of the track’s 19-day Autumn Meet. With an 11-race card, Sunday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races six through 11. A total of 74 horses are entered in […]

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Top Of The Game Upsets Comma To The Top Stakes; Hoppertunity Second

“When Kent’s on, he’s magic.” So said trainer Vladimir Cerin in reference to Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux following his upset victory aboard Cerin’s Top of the Game in Saturday’s $70,000 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by longtime Cerin client David Wilson and idle since Feb. 10, Top of the Game coasted […]

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