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Smith: Triple Crown ‘Memories Always Will Stay With You’

Mike Smith may not be fined for excessive use of the riding crop, but he could be fined for excessive use of the Sharpie come Saturday. That’s when the Hall of Fame jockey and regular rider of Triple Crown champion Justify will be signing posters depicting the undefeated colt’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and […]

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Friday’s Santa Anita Program Includes $47,273 Pick 6 Carryover

Longshots were the order of the day in the Pick 6 Thursday at Santa Anita, as no one correctly tabbed either six or five winners, resulting in a Pick 6 carryover into Friday of $47,273.  Additionally, there is also a Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot carryover of $52,793.50. There were 14 tickets with four winners […]

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Sophie P Heads Wilshire On Santa Anita’s Closing-Day Program Sunday

Sunday’s closing day feature at Santa Anita, the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, has the look of a wide-open turf raffle, as trainer Jim Cassidy’s Sophie P heads a deep and contentious field of nine fillies and mares three and up at one mile on grass. With a neck separating the first three finishers, English-bred […]

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California Chrome’s Full Brother Faversham Breaks Maiden On Turf

Long-time racegoers know that racing’s chart books are chock-full of well-related full and half siblings that simply couldn’t run.  That can no longer be said about Faversham, a chestnut full brother to two-time Horse of the Year and four-time Eclipse champion California Chrome, as Faversham, ridden by Tiago Pereira, rallied from off the pace to […]

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Assistant Trainer Barnes Savoring Baffert Stable’s Second Triple Crown

Appropriately, Bob Baffert was center stage during Justify’s Triple Crown sweep this spring, but on call in the wings, there was Jim Barnes, appropriately playing Jimmy Olsen to Baffert’s Clark Kent. Justify handled the role of Superman just fine, thank you, giving Team Baffert its second Triple Crown triumph in four years, on the fleet […]

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Justify Triple Crown Poster Giveaway To First 4,000 Paid Admissions Saturday At Santa Anita

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, who returned to Santa Anita on Sunday, will be the subject of a beautiful Triple Crown poster which will be given away free with paid admission, to the first 4,000 attendees this Saturday, June 23.  Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be available from 10:30 a.m. to […]

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San Carlos, Appearance By Justify Highlight Saturday’s Santa Anita Card

Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and Phil D’Amato’s Touching Rainbows, a pair of horses in top form, head a field of eight 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. There is a special early first post time of 12 noon PDT on Saturday in order to […]

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Haskell, Travers Posited As Next Options For Triple Crown Winner Justify

As Justify made his triumphant return to his Santa Anita base on Sunday, fans were already wondering when they might see the Triple Crown winner back in the races. Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that while no plans have been set in stone, either the July 29 Haskell at Monmouth or the Aug. 25 Travers […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns Home To Santa Anita

The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sundayafternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from the Louisville, KY airport at 9:37 a.m. ET and landed following a 3hr. and 30 min. flight at Ontario International Airport at 1:07 […]

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Ollie’s Candy Battles To First Stakes Win In Summertime Oaks

Unbeaten in two sprints on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields, Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy was more than ready for her close-up on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she stalked favored Thirteen Squared and prevailed in a thrilling stretch duel to win the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks by a neck under […]

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