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Roy H Gallops Toward Dubai With Easy Palos Verdes Win

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Roy H added to his lengthy list of laurels on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he literally cruised to a smashing four length win in the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes under Paco Lopez. Trained by Peter Miller, Roy H took the Palos Verdes for the second consecutive year […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions

For much of the United States, sunshine will be in short order this weekend as a winter storm batters the East. Rain isn’t expected to hit South Florida until Sunday, however, so Saturday’s Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream should see a fast track and a firm turf with solid field sizes throughout the card. Mr. […]

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Santa Anita Guarantees $2 Million Jackpot In Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six

In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita Park announced on Thursday that it would be guaranteeing a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot for eight consecutive racing days, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 19, up until a mandatory Jackpot payout (pending CHRB approval) on Feb. 2. Fans are advised that the $2 million Jackpot guarantees will […]

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Stronach 5: 241 Betters Hit For $565.70 On Friday

There were 241 bettors each receiving $565.70 for hitting Friday’s Stronach 5. The Stronach 5 featured racing from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Laurel Park as well as two turf races. The national pick 5 sequence, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicked off with Mitchell Road ($5.80) winning the eighth race at Gulfstream and […]

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Plein Air To Defend Grade 3 Astra Title Against Nine Others

Bob Baffert’s Irish-bred Plein Air is back to defend her title in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes at Santa Anita, as she, along with Ray Bell’s Mantuana and Jim Cassidy’s Amboseli, head a wide open field of 10 fillies and mares going a marathon mile and one half on turf. In what was her […]

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Touched By Autism Is The Feel-Good Longshot In A Tough G2 Palos Verdes Field

If Touched by Autism wins Saturday’s Grade 2 Palos Verdes Stakes, there will be more than one feel-good storyline. First, even though only seven horses were entered, it would be the upset of upsets, since Touched by Autism will be the longest shot in the field going six furlongs in the Grade II sprint for […]

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Roy H Tops Seeks Tune-Up In G2 Palos Verdes

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Champ and reigning Eclipse Award  Sprinter Roy H heads a field of six older horses as he defends his title in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes going six furlongs. Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen, Roy H has been idle since taking his second […]

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Stronach 5 Features Three On The Turf, $50,000 Guaranteed Pool

Friday’s Stronach 5 will have a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will feature turf races from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. The national pick 5 sequence, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will begin with a one mile turf event from Gulfstream Park before heading north to Laurel Park for a claiming event with a dozen […]

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Tickets To Go On Sale To Public March 4

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, has announced that tickets for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public on March 4 at noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, […]

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Santa Anita Paddock Captain John Shear To Turn 98 Years Young

Arguably the youngest “old” man on earth, Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear will celebrate his 98th birthday on Thursday in predictable fashion, by punching his time clock and settling in for yet another day of managing human and equine traffic in Santa Anita’s picturesque Paddock Gardens. Employed at The Great Race Place for nearly […]

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