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Bellafina ‘Feeling Good,’ Fires Bullet Toward Santa Ynez

Dual Grade 1 winner Bellafina has proved to trainer Simon Callaghan that she is on track for the G2 Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 6, according to bloodhorse.com, cruising through a bullet workout on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road covered a half-mile in :47 flat, best of 87 at that […]

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Santa Anita Introduces ‘Horse Racing Roulette’ Win-Only Wager

Long popular in Las Vegas and casinos around the world, Roulette will take on a new form beginning with Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, as Horse Racing Roulette will debut as a win-only wager available in all 10 opening day races which have fields of six or more horses. As Santa […]

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Accelerate Shows Good ‘Energy’ In First Work Toward Pegasus World Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate started his workout regimen toward the Pegasus World Cup on Sunday, breezing a half-mile at Santa Anita Park in :49 under assistant trainer Juan Leyva. According to drf.com, the 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will have seven or eight more breezes before the Jan. 26 Pegasus, after which he will go […]

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Imbriale, Collmus To Split Aqueduct Announcing Duties Through Winter Meet

Racecaller Frank Mirahmadi, who has called races at the Big A from the start of the just-completed fall meet that spanned November 2- December 2, will continue to man the booth until Dec. 16 at Aqueduct. Mirahmadi was recently named Santa Anita Park’s permanent announcer and will assume his duties at the Arcadia, California track […]

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Santa Anita Condition Book One Available Online, At Racing Office

With opening day three weeks away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One is now available online and in the Santa Anita Racing Office.  The book will encompass 13 racing days and offer horsemen a total of 16 stakes, with 13 of them graded events and three Grade I’s—the opening day […]

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Santa Anita Announces ‘Ship And Stay’ Details For Winter-Spring Meet

With opening day fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced its “Ship & Stay” program for out-of-state horses running at the upcoming 2018-19 Winter/Spring Meeting.  This announcement has been made in conjunction with the issuance of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One, which will be available online late Tuesday evening […]

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Santa Anita Announces Purse Increases For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced substantial purse increases for all of its overnight races, with some categories getting as much as an 11 percent boost when compared to purse levels at the track’s recently concluded Autumn Meet. Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book […]

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Espinoza ‘Stronger Day By Day,’ Could Return To The Saddle In January

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was back at Del Mar Saturday for the first time since incurring a fractured vertebra and spinal cord trauma in a training accident here on July 22. The official duties for Espinoza were to present the trophy to the winner of the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby – which […]

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Santa Anita: Racing Secretary Hammerle Let Go, No Replacement Yet Named

The racing secretary at Santa Anita Park since 2003, Rick Hammerle has officially joined the outgoing cast of employees to lose their positions at Santa Anita Park. According to thoroughbreddailynews.com, Hammerle confirmed the news but made no additional comment on the matter. No replacement for Hammerle has been named, as of Friday afternoon. The condition book […]

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CHRB: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Licenses Approved Pending TwinSpires Agreement

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 29, (rescheduled from November 15) at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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