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Santa Anita Releases Winter/Spring Stakes Schedule With 10 Grade 1 Races

Santa Anita Park has announced that its 2022-23 Winter/Spring Stakes Schedule will offer fans and horsemen a total of 93 stakes, 10 of them Grade 1 events, including the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on April 8, and 58 graded races beginning with the track’s traditional opener on Monday, Dec. 26 through closing day, June […]

Santa Anita ‘Ship & Win’ Program Returns For 2022 Autumn Meet

Santa Anita Park has announced that its highly successful “Ship & Win” program, which has attracted significant numbers of out of state horses to Southern California over the past two years, will again be offered at the track’s 18-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 30. With a $5,000 bonus in place for any […]

Command Performances, Uptick In Wagering Highlight Santa Anita Meet

From an 11 ½-length blitz by superstar Flightline in the opening day Malibu Stakes Dec. 26, to Express Train’s Santa Anita Handicap win March 5, to Taiba’s Runhappy Santa Anita Derby April 9, to Stilleto Boy’s Californian April 30 and Count Again’s Shoemaker Mile on May 30, Santa Anita’s 2021-22 Winter/Spring Meeting was replete with […]

Hong Kong Harry Brings Down Santa Anita Curtain With American Stakes Triumph

With an explosive turn of foot turning for home, diminutive Irish-bred Hong Kong Harry remained unbeaten in three stateside starts as he registered his first graded stakes win in taking Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 American Stakes by three quarters of a length at Santa Anita. The victory gave meet leading trainer Phil D’Amato his 16th […]

Fillies Absolutely Zero, Stone Silent Shine In 2YO Stakes At Santa Anita

Reddam Racing’s Absolutely Zero opted to take on the boys Saturday at Santa Anita and she answered the call, turning back a determined effort from her stablemate Tahoma to take the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity Stakes by one length. The race was one of a pair of black-type races for 2-year-olds, including the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Debutante […]

$330,680 Jackpot Carryover Into Closing Day Pick 6 At Santa Anita

With no Single Ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot on Saturday, there is a carryover of $330,680 into closing day and track officials expect Sunday’s total Rainbow 6 pool, with a mandatory payout, will reach the $3 million mark. Additionally, Santa Anita will guarantee a $500,000 pool […]

Private Mission Back To Winning Form In Santa Maria

She’s back. Well beaten in her last three starts, Private Mission broke sharply, pressed the early pace, and kicked on through lane in taking the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (G2) Saturday at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length. Private Mission scored under leading rider Juan Hernandez, who collected his 102nd victory of the Winter/Spring […]

D’Amato Sets Single-Season Win Record With 57th Santa Anita Score

A dominant force throughout Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet dating back to opening day of the Arcadia, Calif., track on Dec. 26, trainer Phil D’Amato won his record 57th race on day 74 Friday as his Carpe Vinum rallied for a 2 ¼-length victory in the day’s $72,000 allowance feature.  Ridden for the first time by […]