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Santa Anita Officials Order Trainers Pender, Polanco To Vacate Stalls

The Daily Racing Form reports that a pair of Southern California trainers, Mike Pender and Marcelo Polanco, have officially been ordered to vacate their stalls at Santa Anita Park. The citations behind those orders include “an undisclosed horse welfare issue” for Pender and “training a horse on behalf of another person” for Polanco. A hearing into […]

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Danuska’s My Girl Wins Fourth Consecutive Start In Desert Stormer

Unbeaten now in four consecutive pairings with jockey Geovanni Franco, Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl blasted out of the gate and never looked back, taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes by a half-length over a determined Show It N Moe It. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Danuska’s My Girl, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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Santa Anita Rainbow Jackpot Carryover Builds for 18th Day, Stands at $605,038

For the 18th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $605,038 into Sunday at The Great Race Place. Today’s Rainbow Six attracted $234,874 in “new” money, contributing to a total pool of $786,136. Although there was no single ticket winner, […]

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Mucho Gusto Proves Deserving Favorite In Laz Barrera

Breaking from the rail for the third time in his six-race career, Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto took serious early pressure but dictated terms throughout, shaking off his pursuers a furlong from home en route to a handy 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe […]

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Omaha Beach’s Return To California Delayed, Colt’s Throat ‘Not Healed Enough Yet’ After Surgery

Omaha Beach’s landing at Santa Anita has been delayed. Originally scheduled to arrive tomorrow, the pre-race favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby was declared out of the race on May 1 due to an entrapped epiglottis, necessitating throat surgery that was performed May 3 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. The son of […]

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Big Fields, $551,262 Jackpot In Saturday’s Rainbow Pick 6 At Santa Anita

With Santa Anita’s admission gates opening at 7 a.m. for a tremendous Preakness Day undercard from Pimlico Race Course, fans will also be treated to a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six carryover of $551,262. With $121,496 in “new” money contributing to a total Jackpot pool today of $644,941, there was no single ticket […]

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Desert Stormer At Santa Anita A Battle Of Late-Blooming Fillies

Jerry Hollendorfer’s late-blooming Danuska’s My Girl seeks her fourth consecutive win and her second straight graded stakes score as she heads Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs on the Santa Anita main track. Entered for a maiden $62,500 claiming tag in July 2018, this 5-year-old mare by Shackleford registered a career-best […]

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Santa Anita Preparations Nearly Complete For June 5 Fasig-Tipton Juvenile Sale

With stabling accommodations nearly complete, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., is readying for its first-ever Fasig-Tipton 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. PT. A total of 169 well-pedigreed juveniles have been catalogued and many are now on the grounds and in training. Two weeks prior to the sale, all […]

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Comic Genius Tim Conway Dead At 85; Remembered In Horse Racing Community For Generous Spirit

When news of comedian Tim Conway’s passing at the age of 85 became known Tuesday morning, fond memories of the comedic giant were rekindled among the many people in the racing industry whose lives he touched, perhaps none more so than the hundreds of jockeys with whom he interacted and advocated for. In a Winner’s […]

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