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Successful Fundraising Campaign Brings New Equine MRI To Santa Anita Park

The Southern California Equine Foundation announced Tuesday that the fundraising campaign for installation of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at Santa Anita Park has been successful. “We are in the process now of arranging for the full operation of the new MRI by early in the upcoming Santa Anita season,” said Karen […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Donna Veloce May Target Grade 1 Starlet Stakes

Making just her second career start, juvenile filly Donna Veloce turned in an impressive runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month at Santa Anita. According to drf.com, the Kaleem Shah-owned daughter of Uncle Mo may make another start this year in the G1 Starlet at Los Alamitos […]

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‘Feisty Attitude’ A Plus For Zenyatta’s 2-Year-Old Daughter Zellda

Sporting Zenyatta’s Breeders’ Cup saddle towel during morning training hours at Santa Anita several weeks ago, the champion mare’s 2-year-old daughter Zellda drew a lot of attention from her fans. The Medaglia d’Oro filly has left a positive impression on John Shirreffs with her early training, and the trainer told Thoroughbred Daily News that she […]

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‘Time To Come Home’: Jockey Tyler Baze Returns To Southern California

As the days during which racing was suspended at Santa Anita mounted up last winter, taking a toll on all horsemen, Tyler Baze was faced with a dilemma. Ride out the storm of troubles in Southern California, his home and base of operations for most of his 20-year career. Or leave the work-less days and […]

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Carvajal Believes Imperial Hint ‘Was 100 Percent Right’ When Scratched By Vets, Will Run Next Year

Trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. was disappointed when veterinarians scratched Imperial Hint on the morning of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and told horseracingnation.com that despite the horse’s “Win and You’re In” paying the entry fees, there were other expenses related to traveling to Santa Anita which placed a strain on his 15-horse operation. Vets scratched the 6-year-old […]

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Brad Anderson Captures Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Sticking to a simple betting strategy against the top horseplayers in the game, Brad Anderson of Sarasota, Florida turned a 9-2 win bet on Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic into a spectacular victory in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at last week’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 11th annual Breeders’ Cup Betting […]

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Pair Of Laurel Stakes Offer ‘Win And In’ Qualifications To Santa Anita Grade 1’s

Two of the four stakes on Laurel Park’s Saturday, Nov. 30 program will serve as ‘Win and In’ qualifiers for a pair of Grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park next month, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. Winners of the $100,000 City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both […]

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Spendthrift Announces 2020 Stud Fees For Breeders’ Cup Winners Vino Rosso, Mitole

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has set fees for the remainder of its 2020 stallion roster, including Breeders’ Cup winners Vino Rosso and Mitole who have both been retired from racing on a high note after their respective monumental victories Saturday at Santa Anita. Vino Rosso, the dominant winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

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Feinstein Post-Breeders’ Cup: ‘It’s Clear That Not Enough Has Changed’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after Mongolian Groom was euthanized due to injuries sustained while racing in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday: “It breaks my heart to hear that another horse died because of injuries sustained during the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Racetrack. This […]

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2.08 Million View Breeders’ Cup Classic Telecast; Two-Day Wagering Totals Reported As All-Time High

Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic telecast on the NBC was seen by 2.08 million viewers, according to published reports. The one-hour prime-time network  telecast from 8-9 p.m. ET attracted 2.08 million viewers, earning a 0.3 rating and 2 share from The Nielsen Company. The rating was up from a 0.1 rating in 2018 when the Classic […]

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