American Oaks, San Pasqual, Robert J. Frankel, Mr. Prospector, Jerome, Tokyo Daishoten, Chinese Club Challenge Cup, Louisiana Futurity, Pago Hop, Pan Zareta Overnight, Woodchooper, Tropical Park Derby, Via Borghese and more.
Decked Out flew home late and caught front-running Sassy Little Lila by the slimmest of noses in the $300,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) Dec. 31 at Santa Anita Park, a day that saw a dead heat Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) win earlier on the card.
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week, we have four graded stakes at Santa Anita, the first Triple Crown prep of 2017, and more.
This week's Litfin at Large looks at Saturday's American Oaks (gr. IT) and Sunday's San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II), both at Santa Anita Park.
Graham Motion, who has made a habit of swooping in to win graded grass races in Southern California, will look to add another to the list on the final day of 2016 in the $300,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).
Santa Anita Park, which will offer 58 stakes races beginning with opening day of its traditional winter meet, has announced that the prestigious $300,000 American Oaks (gr. IT), which was most recently run in May 2015, will now be run on Dec. 31.
Spanish Queen continued her upward trajectory May 30 and is now a grade I winner after claiming the $400,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.
A winner of five Breeders' Cup events over the Santa Anita Park turf, trainer Chad Brown should be a significant factor in the $400,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 30 on the Southern California grass course.
Santa Anita Park announced its spring stakes schedule Feb. 20 and the slate will feature six grade I events.
This bay filly is the last yearling by Tapit being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Gainesway is selling the half sister to stakes winner and grade I-placed Third Dawn.
Kentucky shipper Room Service, the only grade I winner in the field, overpowered the leaders in the drive for the wire to tally impressively in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 31 on the Santa Anita turf.
TimeformUS looks at the Californian and the American Oaks. read blog
Room Service, a game dead-heat winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), squares off with fast-developing Nashoba's Gold in what shapes up as an outstanding renewal of the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 31.
Evan Hammonds recaps the efforts of Emollient and Boisterous. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the efforts of Emollient and Boisterous.
Making her first start on grass, favored Emollient staved off a determined Emotional Kitten in deep stretch to post a half-length victory in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 13 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Her past two starts on dirt were poor, so Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is hoping his grade I winner Emollient will find the firm turf at Betfair Hollywood Park to her liking in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 13
Emollient, winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) this spring, makes her turf debut against seven rival 3-year-old fillies in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on closing weekend July 13 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Juddmonte Farms' Emollient, winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) April 6 at Keeneland, heads an expected field of seven for the upcoming 12th running of the American Oaks (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.
With an impressive run through the stretch, Sky America ended trainer Wesley Ward's hammerlock on the Keeneland juvenile races this spring.
The 74th running of the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup and the $350,000 American Oaks (both gr. I) headline a stakes schedule worth more than $6.8 million for the 2013 spring/summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Fellow racing photographer and journalist Kate Hunter has the rare privilege of seeing some of the best horses, including mares and foals, from around the world. read blog
Jockey Mike Smith gambled at the rail with favored Lady of Shamrock and it paid off with a convincing victory in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the turf July 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A field of nine or 10 3-year-old fillies is likely to start in the American Oaks--Presented by American Airlines (gr. IT) July 14 on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park.
What do Yuichi Fukunaga and Sunday Silence have in common? read blog
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Acting Lady||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Afternoon Stroll||Greg Tracy||
|Apple Charlotte (GB)||Henry Cecil||
|Daylumney (IRE)||Carla Gaines||
|Gozzip Girl||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Lexlenos (IRE)||Patrick Gallagher||
|Magical Affair||Michael R. Matz||
|Mrs Kipling (IRE)||Neil D. Drysdale||
|Pretty Unusual||Barry Abrams||
|Puttanesca (NZ)||Julio C. Canani||
|Rare Ransom (GB)||WELD D K||
|The Best Day Ever||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Third Dawn||Jeffrey D. Thornbury||
|Wake Me Now (IRE)||James Lloyd||
|Well Monied||Howard L. Zucker||
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