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Santa Anita: Monday Holiday Card Features $557,743 Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot

For the 12th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot proved elusive, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $557,743 into a special eight-race Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday program on Monday. With a carryover from Saturday of $518,025 helping to generate $173,493 in new Jackpot handle today, […]

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Nelson Homebred Wound Tight Runs Away With Unusual Heat Turf Classic

It what was virtual walk in the park, Matt Nelson’s homebred Wound Tight was in complete control throughout as he waltzed to a front-running 3 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Bob Hess, Jr., the 5-year-old gelding by top […]

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O’Neill Assistant Leandro Mora Heads To Dubai With String Of 11 Horses

Santa Anita is missing one of its friendliest faces for a spell, as Leandro Mora is in Dubai for 2 1/2 months. A trusted and valued assistant of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill for 18 years, the 61-year-old Mora departed Thursday for the Middle East where O’Neill will campaign 11 horses on a regular basis for […]

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$1-Million Guaranteed Jackpot Pool For Saturday’s Rainbow Pick 6 At Santa Anita

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., has announced it will guarantee $1 million in Saturday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot, which will be comprised of races four through nine.  With five stakes highlighting the nine-race California-Cup program, four of which will be included in the Rainbow 6, fans will have plenty of lucrative betting […]

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Racehorses Taught California Owner Nick Alexander ‘Patience And Humility’

A day of racing which showcases California-breds without a Nick Alexander owned or bred horse would be rare indeed these days, like an NFL game without a single review. Not to worry Saturday when the 77-year-old native of Santa Monica has three horses he owns and bred entered on Santa Anita’s nine-race program featuring runners […]

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$100,000 Guaranteed Pool For Friday’s Low Takeout Stronach 5

The popular Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and generous payoffs, will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. The Stronach 5 will begin at 3:49 ET from Laurel Park with a field of nine starter optional claimers going six furlongs. […]

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At 67, Baffert Just Five Wins Shy Of 3,000 Career Victories

Bob Baffert, already with a resume good enough to be in the Hall Fame twice over, is approaching another milestone, career victory number 3,000. The two-time Triple Crown winner, who is celebrating his 67th birthday (Monday), has eight wins through eight days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, and 2,995 overall from 13,214 starters. He also […]

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Santa Anita Rainbow Pick Six Carryover Of $432,042 Kicks Off Four-Day Week Friday

Santa Anita, which will begin a four-day racing week this Friday, will offer fans a tidy $432,042 carryover in the its popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, which will begin with Friday’s second race. With a Jackpot carryover coming into Sunday of $375,420, there was $247,316 in new money wagered, creating a […]

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Italian-Born Rider Umberto Rispoli Has Been ‘Well Received’ Thus Far At Santa Anita

Umberto Rispoli is a new name to California but under the tutelage of world-class agent Ron Anderson, it could become familiar in a hurry if his first eight days riding at Santa Anita are an indication. The 31-year-old is a native of Italy where he won riding championships in 2009 and 2010, most recently having […]

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Ashleyluvssugar: 9-Year-Old Readies For Third Start In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

Ashleyluvssugar, as familiar to fans at Santa Anita as its art deco façade, could make his last start in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic. The 9-year-old gelded son of Game Plan has raced 18 times at Santa Anita, winning six, with two seconds and four thirds, earning almost a million dollars here, at $948,963. […]

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