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Santa Anita To Guarantee $2 Million Rainbow Pick Six Jackpots Starting Saturday

In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita Park has announced that beginning this Saturday, Jan. 19, Santa Anita will guarantee a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot of $2 million for eight consecutive racing days prior to a mandatory payout (pending CHRB approval) on Feb. 2. Entries were taken Wednesday for a 10-race card […]

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Heavy Rains Force Santa Anita To Cancel Thursday Live Racing Program

Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., has cancelled Thursday’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. According to Santa Anita track superintendent Andy LaRocco, Santa Anita has taken on 3 1/2 inches of rain since Monday, and […]

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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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Santa Anita Rainbow Six Carryover Approaches $900,000 For Thursday

For the 13th consecutive racing day, there was no 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot winner at Santa Anita, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Thursday of $883,200.  First post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 1 p.m. With a Rainbow Six carryover from Saturday of $798,202, there was $371,275 in “new” […]

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‘If All Goes Well,’ Undefeated Game Winner To Start 2019 Campaign In March 9 San Felipe

Bob Baffert celebrates his 66th birthday today. The two-time Triple Crown winning trainer will highlight the occasion this afternoon by attending the wedding of fellow Hall of Fame member Mike Smith, who rode Horse of the Year finalist Justify to a Triple Crown sweep for Baffert last year and has been a reliable and trusted […]

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Nearly $800,000 In Rainbow Six Jackpot Sunday At Santa Anita

There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $798,202  into Sunday at Santa Anita, with first post time for a nine-race card set at 12:30 p.m. With a Jackpot carryover of $733,991 to shoot at on Saturday, there was $280,473  in “new” money wagered, creating a total Rainbow Six pool today of $1,014,464. […]

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Consistent Escape Clause ‘Just Galloping’ In La Canada Victory

The pride of Western Canada, Manitoba-bred Escape Clause took full command midway around the far turn en route to a resounding 5 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita—her first ever graded stakes win. Owned and trained by Don Schnell and ridden by Tyler Baze, Escape Clause, who […]

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Belvoir Bay Splashes Home On Top In Off-The-Turf Las Cienegas

In a race reduced by five scratches to a field of four runners due to a shift in surfaces, Saturday’s $100,000 Las Cienegas went to favored Belvoir Bay, who stalked the early pace and took command a quarter mile from home en route to an authoritative 1 ¼ length tally under Flavien Prat. Owned by […]

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Weekend Lineup: Snowy Saturdays

With much of the country beset by winter snowfall this weekend (to those in California, read: rain), racing fans can rejoice in their ability to watch graded stakes action from sunny Gulfstream Park and also from Santa Anita. Fan-favorite Heart to Heart will make his 2019 debut in the G3 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream, while […]

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