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  • Simon Pure's First Foal

    The first foal by grade II stakes-placed Simon Pure is a colt born Jan. 6 at Kelly Charles' Sonshine Acres near Ocala, Fla.

  • Ian Pearse of Pro-Ride Racing Australia

    New SA Surface Gets Positive Reviews

    Oak Tree's opening day, Sept. 24, brought sweltering temperatures back to Southern California, almost as if by design to test the new Pro-Ride synthetic surface. The surface heated up, but after the day's six races over it (the other three being on turf), reviews were generally optimistic.

  • Steeplechase Champion Highland Bud Dead

    Highland Bud, a two-time Breeders' Cup Steeplechase winner and 1989 Eclipse Award winner, was euthanized May 20 because of a debilitating sinus condition.

  • Rafael Bejarano Injured in a Spill

    Rafael Bejarano, currently Santa Anita's leading rider with 60 wins, was injured in a spill during the eighth race March 13 at Santa Anita.

  • Bob Lewis becomes third in history of Santa Anita to have race named in his honor.

    Santa Catalina to be Renamed for Bob Lewis

    The grade II Santa Catalina Stakes, to be run March 4 at Santa Anita Park, will be renamed to honor the memory of the late owner/breeder Robert Lewis beginning in 2007, track president Ron Charles announced Saturday.

  • Santa Anita Bumps Purses 5% on Brisk Start

    Santa Anita Park announced a purse increase of 5% on Feb. 10, which will result in overnight purse distribution at the Arcadia, Calif., track of approximately $300,000 per day.

  • McDaniel Resigns as Santa Anita President

    Jack McDaniel, president of Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc., which operates Santa Anita Park, has stepped down after two seasons at the helm, Magna Entertainment Corp. announced in a press release dated April 22.

  • Charles Resigns as TOC Chairman

    Ron Charles has stepped down as chairman and as a member of the board of the Thoroughbred Owners of California to pursue other business interests he believes won't permit him to remain active, the TOC announced Oct. 1.