Only five older sprinters passed the Santa Anita entry box for the Feb. 4 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3). St. Joe Bay heads group based on his dead-heat win on New Year's Eve in the grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes.
Finest City wins the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) over Wavell Avenue. The 4-year-old City Zip filly gets the seven furlongs in 1:22.37.
Coolmore's son of Sadler's Wells set a new single-season record with nine starters in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation charged from far back to win Santa Anita's $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to close a fantastic day of racing. It was the second stakes win on the day for J. Paul Reddam.
Samantha Siegel joins forces with Los Pollos Hermanos Racing on Masochistic and now has the favorite for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Without a full field and without a whole lot of speed in the race—at least on paper—the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) looks to be Runhappy’s race to lose.
Grade I winners Hoppertunity and Melatonin, among others, turned in works at Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 ahead of the Breeders' Cup.
Craig Dollase, who recently received 19 horses from Mick Ruis, worked one of them Oct. 15 at Santa Anita Park: Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Union Strike. Grade I winner Melatonin was also on the tab.
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Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird logged her final serious work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 18 before her Sept. 19 flight east, where she is scheduled to start in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing.
Record-setting Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate fired off a bullet half-mile drill Sept. 17 at Santa Anita Park, where champions Beholder and Stellar Wind also posted workouts.
Santa Anita unveiled its new turf course Sept.15. The autumn meet runs 23 days from Sept. 30 to Nov. 5, and includes the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Hronis Racing's Nancy From Nairobi, a British-bred 5-year-old mare, gets her first graded stakes win while winning her third straight mile turf race at Santa Anita in the May 5 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT).
Beholder, Spendthrift Farm's three-time champion, blew out three furlongs in :37 3/5 May 4 in preparation for her 2016 debut in the May 8 Adoration Stakes (gr. III).
Del Mar and The Stronach Group this year will offer a $1 million bonus to a horse that sweeps three grade I races: the TVG Pacific Classic, Xpressbet.com Awesome Again Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic.
The conference will coincide with Breeders' Cup week and will have panels about racehorse ownership. It will also feature a variety of social events and provide reserved seating for both Breeders' Cup days.
The 2016 renewal of the Santa Anita race had been automatically downgraded to a listed stakes when moved from turf to dirt.
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Son of Flatter put away rivals in the stretch for convincing win.
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David Bienstock and Chuck Winner's Flamboyant overtook Gaga A in the stretch and won his second straight grade II turf race in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss' homebred Keri Belle was all out to hold off strong closing bids from Stormy Lucy and Theatre Bid to capture the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.
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Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner brings five-race win streak to California to face six in Santa Anita's Malibu Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer has a pair of homebred Bernardini colts for Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita.
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Starting on Santa Anita Park's opening day, Dec. 26, two well-known track announcers will share race-calling duties while the track begins its global search for a permanent choice as the new voice.
A number of America's top jockeys, including recent Triple Crown-winning rider Victor Espinoza, and all-time Breeders' Cup leader Mike Smith will be on hand when Santa Anita Park opens its winter meeting Saturday, Dec. 26.
James McIngvale's Runhappy, winner of the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Keeneland in his last start, recorded his first work at Santa Anita Dec. 8, getting six furlongs in 1:11 4/5.
Race caller Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita since 1983, has announced his retirement from the Southern California track. He will not return for the 2015-16 race meet, which begins Dec. 26.
Wallace "Wally" Dollase, 78, died Oct. 30 following a lengthy illness in Kentucky. He trained Eclipse Award winners Itsallgreektome (male turf horse, 1990) and Jewel Princess (older female, 1996).
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Santa Anita clockers caught American Pharoah going five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 "handily," while Beholder went the distance in 1:02 flat and was given the "breezing" label that is not often awarded in Southern California.
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Songbird, Fox Hill Farms' unbeaten Medaglia d'Oro filly, faces three fillies she topped in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. II) Sept. 26 in Santa Anita's Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles.
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