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Popular ‘Ship & Win’ Program Returns To Santa Anita For 2022-23 Classic Meeting

With Santa Anita’s Classic Meet opening day looming on Monday, Dec. 26, the track will again offer significant bonuses to horsemen bringing out of state horses to run at Santa Anita this winter and spring via a Ship & Win program that has also proven effective at Del Mar. “Simply put, the Ship & Win […]

Santa Anita To Offer Advance Ticket Sale Opportunities For Classic Meet Opening Day

Santa Anita Park has announced it will make special pre-sale ticketing opportunities available to fans who plan to attend the track’s Classic Meet opening day on Monday, Dec. 26 beginning next Tuesday, Nov. 29 for those that register at santaanita.com. An iconic destination on the Southern California sports landscape since Christmas Day, 1934, Santa Anita […]

Equine Industry Leaders Launch California Horse Power Coalition

Equine industry leaders and stakeholders across California announced Tuesday the launch of the California Horse Power Coalition (CHPC). The new coalition’s mission is to preserve and protect California’s vibrant equestrian culture by bringing together equine industry leaders, workers, families and fans of the sport to illustrate its significant benefits. Founded by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, […]

Santa Anita, Golden Gate Partner For Online Auction To Benefit California Retirement Management Account

Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with Golden Gate Fields, will be hosting an online auction this holiday season to benefit the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome Thoroughbred racehorses who have raced in California. The auction, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 9, offers […]

Santa Anita: Closing Day Rainbow 6 With Mandatory Payout Generates $3.2 Million Pool

With an Autumn Meet closing day carryover of $376,573 and a mandatory payout in place Sunday, $2,881,956 in new money was wagered in Santa Anita’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 Jackpot, creating a total pool of $3,258,529. Sunday’s Rainbow Six, which was comprised of races five through 10, generated 733 winning tickets, each worth $3,514.90. […]

Ramon Vazquez Wins First Santa Anita Riding Title; Peter Miller Tops Among Trainers

Jockey Ramon Vazquez, a 38-year-old native of Puerto Rico, cemented his status as Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet leading rider by winning two races early on Sunday’s 10-race program and finished with 25 victories through the 18-day stand, five better than runner-up Juan Hernandez. Recently arrived this past March, Vazquez, who had been a mainstay at […]

Late Surge Propels Cabo Spirit To Victory In Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby

As he’s done thousands of times throughout an incredible career, jockey Joe Bravo again made the last run in Saturday’s $200,000 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita as Cabo Spirit surged in the shadow of the wire to collar favored Speaking Scout and win by a half length. Trained by George Papaprodromou, Cabo Spirit, a […]

Going Global Storms To Goldikova Repeat At Santa Anita

Back at her preferred distance, Phil D’Amato’s Irish-bred Going Global was nothing short of brilliant in defending her title in Saturday’s $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths. In what figures to be her career finale, the diminutive 4-year-old Mehmas filly got one mile on turf in 1:33.85 under Umberto Rispoli. […]

Cairo Memories Tops Field Of 12 In Saturday’s Autumn Miss

A two-time graded stakes winner routing over the Santa Anita turf this past spring, Cairo Memories returns to The Great Race Place for the first time since May 29 as she heads a field of 12 three-year-old fillies going one mile on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes. A winner going 1 […]