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Air Strike Gives Norberto Arroyo Big Comeback Win With 12-1 Triple Bend Upset

Madaket Stables, Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig’s Air Strike provided a 12-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 2 Triple Bend Stakes, running down Cistron in the shadow of the wire to win by about a half-length. The 4-year-old Street Sense colt was ridden by jockey Norberto Arroyo, making just the fifteenth start of his comeback […]

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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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Cal-Bred Eddie Haskell Up Late For Daytona Victory

Under patient handling, California-bred Eddie Haskell rallied late to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark Glatt, who took the 6-year-old gelding by Square Eddie nine starts back for a $50,000 claiming tag, Eddie Haskell got five furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 55.49. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Bonanza

Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the holiday weekend. On the opposite coast, Santa Anita Park has a trio of Grade 1 races slated for Memorial Day including the Shoemaker Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Mile. Saturday May 25 2:12 p.m.—$125,000 […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot Carryover Builds To $673,893

For the 20th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $673,893 into Saturday. With $160,443 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s Jackpot pool reached $797,606 and although there was one “live” Single Ticket Jackpot ticket, represented by number five, […]

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Catapult, Delta Prince Square Off In Shoemaker Mile

Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf. Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a […]

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Former Claimer Vasilika Takes On Six Fillies And Mares In Gamely

One of the most productive claims in racing history, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads a field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Named for William Haggin Perry’s Hall of Fame daughter of Bold Ruler, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one […]

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Gift Box ‘Better Than Ever’ Ahead Of Monday’s Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s rapidly improving Gift Box, fresh off victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, bids for his second consecutive Grade I victory as he heads Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be contested for the 81st time at a mile and one quarter. Trained by John Sadler, Gift Box, who campaigned […]

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California-Breds Marckie’s Water, Ashleyluvssugar To Meet Again In Grade 2 Charles Whittingham

Separated by one length when last they met, talented California-breds Marckie’s Water and Ashleyluvssugar will square off again in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and one quarter over the Santa Anita turf. Trained by Richard Baltas, Marckie’s Water rallied to win a mile and one eighth turf allowance by a […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s The ‘Prime Attraction’ In Charles Whittingham Stakes?

The Grade 2, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes brings together a field of seven including the 2017 winner of this race, Ashleyluvssugar, who has not won in 11 races since his victory two years ago. Also winless in quite some time is Prime Attraction, whose last victory came in the Grade 3 Native Diver Stakes on […]

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