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Gunmetal Gray Off Derby Trail, Will Undergo Surgery For Condylar Repair

A condylar fracture has taken G3 Sham winner Gunmetal Gray off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate breezed at Santa Anita on Sunday, after which the injury was discovered and a surgical repair scheduled for Sunday afternoon. “It looks fixable,” said Terry Finley of co-owner West Point Thoroughbreds. Gunmetal […]

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Ashleyluvssugar Tops San Luis Rey On Friday’s Re-Opening Of Santa Anita Park

With the attention of the racing world riveted on Santa Anita Park’s reopening this Friday, trainer Peter Eurton’s venerable California-bred 8-year-old gelding Ashleyluvssugar will be seeking his sixth graded stakes victory in the day’s main event, the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf. Second in his only start […]

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Santa Anita Handicap Rescheduled For April 6 Card; Racing Begins Friday

With CHRB approval expected this Thursday, Santa Anita Park will reopen for live racing on Friday, March 29 and the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes will headline proceedings, with first post time at 1 p.m.  Santa Anita, which has been closed for live racing since March 3, has also issued a revised stakes […]

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‘More Strict’ Pre-Race Exams, ‘Additional Scrutiny’ To Be Utilized In Maryland

The Maryland Jockey Club will now be implementing stricter protocols for its pre-race examinations, according to racingbiz.com. The MJC is owned by The Stronach Group, as are California’s embattled Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. Those two tracks have been introducing new safety and wellness protocols as a response to Santa Anita’s 22 equine […]

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McKinzie ‘Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’ Ahead Of Santa Anita Handicap

Multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie recorded a six-furlong breeze toward the Santa Anita Handicap on Tuesday at Santa Anita, covering the distance in 1:13.40 under Joe Talamo. Trainer Bob Baffert was very pleased with the 4-year-old son of Street Sense’s workout, according to drf.com.  “Terrific,” Baffert said. “He couldn’t be doing any better right now. […]

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Santa Anita To Resume Racing March 29 After Historic Agreement Reached On Medication Reforms

Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) on Saturday reached an historic agreement to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders in the state. This collective mandate enacts the most stringent medication policy in North America. Belinda Stronach, president and chairman of The Stronach Group (TSG), which owns both […]

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Santa Anita Implements Lasix Ban, Increased Restrictions On Therapeutic Drugs Following 22nd Fatal Breakdown

The following statement was distributed to media Thursday afternoon as an “open letter” from Stronach Group chairman and president Belinda Stronach following the track’s 22nd fatal breakdown during morning training at Santa Anita.  What has happened at Santa Anita over the last few weeks is beyond heartbreaking. It is unacceptable to the public and, as […]

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Maiden Filly Breaks Down In Training At Santa Anita; 22nd Fatality At The Meet

Three-year-old filly Princess Lili B broke down during a half-mile workout at Santa Anita Thursday, becoming the 22nd horse to die in racing or training since the meet began Dec. 26. Princess Lili B was in training for her third career start, after finishing ninth in her debut Dec. 29 in a $50,000 maiden claiming […]

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Santa Anita: Main Track ‘Where It Should Be’ During Monday’s Light Training

Santa Anita Park’s one mile main track reopened for limited training Monday morning as horses jogged and galloped from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., with three interruptions for regularly scheduled renovations. Additionally, Santa Anita’s six furlong inner training track was reopened for timed workouts, as 133 horses received official clockings for breezes at distances from […]

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San Felipe Cancelled; Santa Anita Racing Expected To Resume March 22

Though the San Felipe, a Kentucky Derby prep race, from Saturday’s card at Santa Anita will not be rescheduled, drf.com reported Brad Free Tweeted that the officials at the Southern California track are expecting racing to resume on March 22. The resumption of racing is still pending additional safety inspections of the main dirt course. Meanwhile, the […]

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