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Pharoah’s Half-Sister Chasing Yesterday Captures Anoakia Stakes

A return to the home-front proved an elixir for heavily favored Chasing Yesterday, as she ran down talented It’sjustanillusion late to win Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke. A chestnut daughter of Tapit owned and bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Equine, Chasing Yesterday is trained […]

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Ready And Abel? Baffert ‘Happy’ With Star Filly’s Latest Breeze

Abel Tasman disappointed in her Sept. 30 start in the G1 Zenyatta Stakes, finishing a dull fifth in her final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. This Friday, however, the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road showed a renewed sense of vigor in a morning workout with stablemate Vale Dori, trainer Bob Baffert told bloodhorse.com. The pair […]

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Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot Grows To $450,619 Sunday At Santa Anita

For the 10th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $450,619.30. Due to significant overnight rains, there was no turf racing Saturday at Santa Anita, which contributed to 16 scratches in the Rainbow Six, comprised of races five […]

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Love A Honeybadger Goes All The Way In California Distaff

In a race originally scheduled for turf, trainer Peter Miller’s Love a Honeybadger relished a main track listed as “good” as she repelled a stubborn challenge by favored S Y Sky to take Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at Santa Anita in gate to wire fashion by 1 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Tiago Pereira, the […]

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Saturday’s Santa Anita Card Features $400,000 Rainbow Pick Six Carryover

With a 10-race card on tap, there is a 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $403,214 heading into Saturday at Santa Anita. With a Jackpot carryover of $364,450.75 up for grabs today, there was $169,305 in “new money” wagered into the Rainbow Six pool, which helped to create a payoff of $6,957.50 on […]

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‘No Sense In Rushing’: Espinoza Plans Christmas Return To The Saddle

Victor Espinoza, who suffered a fractured vertebra in a training mishap at Del Mar July 22, continues a lengthy and arduous recovery and hopes to resume riding when Santa Anita’s Winter Meet starts on Dec. 26. “He saw the doctors this week and they’re happy with his progress,” agent Brian Beach said Friday morning. “They […]

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11.6 Average Field Size In Friday’s 12 Percent Takeout Stronach 5 Wager

There’s plenty to look forward to in Friday’s Stronach 5. The national wager, which has a guaranteed $50,000 pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature an average field size of 11.6, three turf races, and coast-to-coast action in less than 60 minutes. The first week of the Stronach 5 rewarded 14 bettors with winning tickets […]

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So Close! Half-Length Separates Rainbow Pick Six Player From $500,000 At Santa Anita

For the second time in eight racing days, a life-changing score appeared on the precipice at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., as there were two “live” tickets in the track’s popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot going into the 10th and final race on Monday’s Columbus Day program.  With a $500,000 guaranteed Jackpot at stake […]

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King Of Speed Notches Second Consecutive Stakes Win In Zuma Beach

With Gary Stevens at the controls, rapidly improving King of Speed notched his second consecutive stakes win as he rallied boldly through the lane to take Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Much Better. Trained by Jeff Bonde, King of Speed got a mile on turf in […]

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Lakerball Upsets Surfer Girl At 33-1

At 33-1, the longest shot in a field of six juvenile fillies in Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita, Lakerball sped to the lead from her outside post and held sway throughout under Mario Gutierrez, winning by a head as heavily favored Summering could manage no better than a third place finish under […]

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