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Santa Anita To Remain Closed; Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby Will Be Rescheduled

Santa Anita Park will remain closed for live racing through this weekend as it abides by the order issued last week from the Los Angeles County Health Department as it relates to essential businesses. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Santa Anita Park. The prestigious Santa Anita Derby and Santa […]

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County Officials Shut Down Live Racing At Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park released the following statement on Friday afternoon: In accordance with instructions received from the Los Angeles County Health Department, Santa Anita Park will temporarily close for live racing effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for the late notice affecting Friday’s racing program, but Santa Anita is abiding by […]

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Santa Anita: Nine Fillies And Mares Stretching Out In Santa Ana Stakes

In what will be her initial stakes assignment, Little Red Feather Racing’s Opus Won, who has won two allowance races in a row and has won three out of her last four starts, heads a field of nine older fillies and mares at a mile and one quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 […]

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‘I’ll Miss His Enormous Personality’: Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar Retired

Millionaire and Southern California fan-favorite Ashleyluvssugar has officially been retired, trainer Peter Eurton reported on Twitter Sunday. The 9-year-old gelding finished sixth in Saturday’s G3 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita Park. “For me, I’ll miss his enormous personality – playful still at 9, his tenacity & the way he looks at you with […]

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Ward ‘N Jerry Goes The Distance In San Luis Rey Stakes

Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams had reason to smile from afar on Saturday at Santa Anita, as their 7-year-old homebred gelding Ward ‘n Jerry rallied boldly off the turn for home en route to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes. Ridden for the first time […]

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Cistron Gets A Perfect Trip For San Simeon Victory

Idle since winning a Grade I stakes on dirt last July, Hronis Racing’s Cistron got a perfect stalk and pounce trip in winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by a head under Victor Espinoza. Trained by John Sadler, the 6-year-old full horse by The Factor got 5 ½ furlongs over a Santa Anita […]

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Beholder’s First Foal Arrives At Santa Anita Park To Begin Training

The first foal out of four-time champion racemare Beholder arrived at Santa Anita Park on Friday, and made his first trip out to the racetrack on Saturday morning. The 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt, christened Q B One, underwent an easy gallop and appeared to take everything in stride, trainer Richard Mandella said in an XBTV […]

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‘Racing Is Secondary Right Now’: Keeneland Cancellation Keeps Rafael Bejarano In California

On second thought, Rafael Bejarano is staying in Southern California. Citing “scarce opportunities,” in Southern California two weeks ago, agent Tora Yamaguchi said the 37-year-old native of Peru would be riding regularly in Kentucky after the Santa Anita Derby on April 4. At that time, Bejarano had four wins from 66 mounts here, but has […]

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Scotty McClellan To Represent ‘Very Focused’ Umberto Rispoli In Southern California

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Scotty McClellan become a jockey’s agent. His late father, Chick McClellan, had a long and successful career as an agent, teaching Scotty everything he knew along the way. His son learned well, reaping the rewards representing Hall of Fame members Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, the former […]

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