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Santa Anita Institutes ‘Ship And Stay’ Program For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming on Tuesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a first-ever “Ship and Stay” program, that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year. Funded solely by Santa Anita and The Stronach Group (TSG), the “Ship and Stay” […]

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Santa Anita Offering Reduced Pricing For Box Seats For Upcoming Winter/Spring Meet

Fans will have plenty to celebrate the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, as Santa Anita Park’s 2017-18 Winter/Spring Meet will open with fans being treated to an abundance of world class racing as well as reduced prices in the track’s coveted Box Seat area. Located on the Mezzanine level of the track’s iconic Grandstand, the […]

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Battle Of Midway, Ganador De La Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 2017, Ha Sido Retirado A La Cría En WinStar Farm

Battle of Midway, el ganador de la Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1, $1,000,000) el pasado viernes 3 de Noviembre en Del Mar, ha sido retirado de las pistas y se iniciará como padrillo en 2018 en WinStar Farm. Su salto costará $20,000, pagadero a potro vivo. “Estamos extremadamente orgullosos de Battle of Midway y de […]

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Betty Grable Stakes: Majestic Heat ‘Always Trained On The Dirt Like She Likes It’

Bringing back Majestic Heat on short notice would not have been a surprising move from the 5-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat’s former trainer Barry Abrams. Abrams, who was forced by health problems to step away from training in 2016, was known for rapid turnarounds and, in fact, raced Majestic Heat four times over a 41-day […]

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Top-Rated Bolt D’Oro Committed To San Felipe, Santa Anita Derby In 2018

America’s top rated 2-year-old, Bolt d’Oro will stay home at Santa Anita on the road to the Kentucky Derby in May, according to owner/trainer Mick Ruis. “We appreciate having stalls at Santa Anita and we want to run our horse here,” said Ruis, when reached by telephone Thursday afternoon in New York City. “Right now our plan […]

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Del Mar Reports Record On-Track Wagering For 2017 Breeders’ Cup

Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing fans responded to the full fields of the world’s fastest horses with their support at the betting windows, as the two-day wagering totals for the event […]

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BC Sprint: Drefong ‘Couldn’t Look Any Better,’ Mind Your Biscuits Has ‘A Good Finish’

Calculator – “He went super, really good,” said trainer Peter Miller after Calculator, one of his two prospects for the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint, sped 5f in 59 4/5 over Del Mar’s main track Monday. “I was looking for maybe a minute or 1:01, but he went really well and did it easy.” Miller’s other […]

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Santa Anita To Offer Free Parking And General Admission For Breeders’ Cup Simulcasting

Santa Anita Park, which hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time a year ago, will offer fans free parking and General Admission for Breeders’ Cup simulcast wagering on this year’s two-day event Friday, Nov. 3 & Saturday, Nov. 4. In addition to wagering on the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships, […]

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Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which concluded on Sunday, showed significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to the most recent non-Breeders’ Cup Autumn Meet, in 2015. All source pari-mutuel handle was up eight percent, while on-track handle showed an increase of two percent. On-track attendance was up 16 percent and average field size […]

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Lull Makes The Grade In Sunday’s Autumn Miss

Despite being drawn near the far outside in a field of 13, favored Lull, under Flavien Prat, managed to save ground going into the first turn and won as much the best as she prevailed by 3 ¼ lengths in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by New York-based Christophe Clement, Lull […]

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