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Santa Anita Announces Seven Percent Increase In Average Handle During Autumn Meet

With a staggering $6,746,114 in “new money” wagered, Santa Anita’s closing day 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot amounted to a total of $7,888,308 by fifth race post time, ensuring a massive all sources pari-mutuel pool of $18,948,679 on Sunday, which helped the track post increases in both on-track and all sources handle for the […]

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Vasilika, Cambodia Square Off In Sunday’s Goldikova Stakes

With talented runners shipping in from points eastward, Santa Anita-based Vasilika and Cambodia will square off with New York-based Lull and Kentucky-based La Sardane as a wide-open field of 10 fillies and mares go a mile on turf in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes. With a return to Standard time on Sunday, there will […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Distaff and Filly & Mare Sprint

The two showcase main-track races for older fillies and mares on the Breeders’ Cup card are also two of the races with the biggest margins between first and second when measuring the event’s highest winning BRIS Speed Ratings. Both performances left zero debate over who the dominant horse was in their respective divisions – both […]

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Stronach 5 Preview: 52 Entrants, Two Turf Races In Friday’s National Wager

Friday’s Stronach 5, a national wager featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will kick off Friday at Santa Anita Park and go cross-country with stops at Gulfstream Park West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields Past performances for Friday’s Stronach 5, which features two turf races and 52 entries, are available at: http://www.laurelpark.com/handicapping/stronach-pick-5 The Stronach 5 Preview […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Juvenile Fillies And Juvenile Fillies Turf

Both My Flag and Storm Flag Flying, her daughter by Storm Cat, won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, in 1995 and 2002, respectively. Some of the top producers to come out of the Juvenile Fillies include Caressing (2000), dam of champion West Coast, and Flanders (1994), dam of champion millionaire Surfside. Countess Diana may hold […]

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Battle Of Midway Opts For ‘Softer Spot’ In Comma To The Top Stakes

Battle of Midway, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner at odds of 14-1, has a considerably less daunting task when the son of Smart Strike faces six foes in Sunday’s $75,000 Comma to the Top Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile on dirt at Santa Anita. Don’t expect 14-1, although Jerry Hollendorfer […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Dirt Mile And Defunct Races

The past decade or so has seen considerable expansion to the Breeders’ Cup card. Some of the new races have stuck around, while others have been relegated to historical footnotes. In this edition of Best of the Breeders’ Cup, we examine the top performers in some of those newer races, based on the highest winning […]

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David, Anna Meah Preparing For Debut Runner On Thursday

David Meah, former assistant to Richard Baltas, is now on board with his wife, Anna, who is training in her own right with eight head at Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet and has her first horse entered on Thursday, Sekhmet’s Revenge, in the first race. “I’m focusing on my bloodstock business and will continue to gallop […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six Carries Over $724,807 To Thursday

For the 15th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six went unsolved today, creating a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $724,807 into Thursday’s eight-race program. With a Jackpot carryover of $662,512 priming the pari-mutuel pump, there was $272,095 in “new money” bet into Sunday’s Jackpot, making for a total […]

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