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Leading Rider At Los Al, Ramon Vazquez Planning To Stay In Southern California

Ramon Vazquez, leading jockey at the recently concluded Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet, plans to remain a prominent presence at Santa Anita when the 18-day Autumn Meet begins Friday. The 38-year-old native of Puerto Rico is here to stay according to his agent Bill Castle, who has Vazquez booked to ride seven of nine races on […]

Santa Anita’s 18-Day Autumn Meet To Offer 26 Stakes

Santa Anita’s 18-day Autumn meet which begins Sept. 30, will be highlighted by 26 stakes, 15 of them graded. Overnight purses remain the same as last year. Most all stakes purses are the same as in 2021, with the following exceptions: both the Golden State Juvenile and the Golden State Juvenile Fillies have had purses […]

An Oddsmaker’s Quandry: Making Comprehensive Morning Line For Some 2YO Races

A total of 32 two-year-olds have been nominated to next Saturday’s two Fasig-Tipton Stakes, 12 to the $100,000 Debutante for fillies and 20 to the $100,000 Futurity open to both sexes, both at five furlongs. Only half, or 16, of the nominees have ever raced, seven in the Debutante and nine in the Futurity, so […]

Santa Anita To Host Inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit

The inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit (HRWS) will be held at Santa Anita on Sept. 28-30. The multi-day event aims to bring together people from all facets of the horse racing industry with the mission of connecting and empowering women in horse racing. To that end, Susan Packard, an entrepreneur and co-founder of popular TV […]

Santa Anita To Host ‘Folds Of Honor’ Poker Tournament To Benefit Disabled Veterans

In an effort to support families of fallen or disabled American military veterans, Santa Anita will host a charity poker tournament following the races Sunday at 5:45 p.m. (PT) to benefit the world-renowned “Folds of Honor” Foundation. Folds of Honor helps bridge a financial gap facing more than one million dependents adversely affected by war. […]

Stilleto Boy Eyeing First Grade 1 Win In Memorial Day’s Hollywood Gold Cup

Stilleto Boy seeks his first Grade 1 victory and trainer Ed Moger Jr. his second in the $400,000 Hollywood Gold Cup for 3-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. A four-year-old gelded son of Shackleford, Stilleto Boy is scheduled to work Monday for the Gold Cup, according […]

Happy Jack Will Have Blinkers Back On, Gaffalione To Ride In Preakness Stakes

Happy Jack, who finished 14th by 19 lengths behind upstart 80-1 winner Rich Strike in the Kentucky Derby, is expected to show marked improvement in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico this Saturday according to Doug O’Neill. Like O’Neill’s stable star Hot Rod Charlie, Happy Jack is also by […]

Smooth Like Strait Aimed For Shoemaker Mile Repeat

Smooth Like Strait will seek to become only the sixth back-to-back winner of the Shoemaker Mile (G1) when the prestigious race named for the late, great jockey Bill Shoemaker, is run for the 81st time on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The 5-year-old son of the Real Quiet stallion Midnight Lute trained by Michael McCarthy […]

Yakteen Regrouping After Kentucky Derby Defeats Of Taiba, Messier

Taiba and Messier are back home at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., preparing to fight another day after absorbing one of the greatest upsets in the 148-year history of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday, inflicted by 80-1 shot Rich Strike. Taiba, sent off at 5.80 to one in the field of 20, finished 12th, […]