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  • Big Drama won the Delta Jackpot last December.

    Big Drama Back to Work

    Harold Queen's 3-year-old Florida homebred Big Drama breezed an easy half-mile in :50-flat Feb. 22 at Calder, his first workout since Jan. 18 as the colt's training schedule was interrupted by a bone bruise that required surgery after kicking himself in a shin in his stall.

  • Magnum (center) pulls away from Well Armed at the finish of the San Antonio.

    Magnum Uncorks San Antonio Surprise

    Magnum, a close second to Lava Man in the 2006 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), should get a second chance after his sharp upset win in the $200,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 8.

  • The Brazilian-bred Molengao returns from a six-month layoff in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 5.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3190383%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Molengao Back in Action in 'Pasqual

    The Brazilian-bred Molengao, a two-time grade II winner last year for trainer Paulo Lobo, returns from a six-month layoff in the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 5.

  • Still A Mystery

    <i>By Pete Pedersen</i> - Why did this man, at the height of his career, choose death? The answer is locked in the soul of Robert McDaniel, never to be revealed.

  • Lava Man successfully defended his title in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Lava Man Conquers Big 'Cap Again

    How amazing is Lava Man? Absolutely invincible in California over the past two seasons on turf and dirt, the 6-year-old gelding became the third horse in 70 years to win back-to-back runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Lava Man Red-Hot Choice for Big 'Cap Repeat

    Lava Man, the most prosperous claiming purchase in racing history, will be out to lay claim to another distinction on Saturday when the 6-year-old gelding will be an overwhelming favorite to win a second $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manual Indian Bingo & Casino (gr. I).

  • Santa Anita to Honor John Henry, Laffit Pincay, Jr.

    Twenty-five years after legendary John Henry became the first two-time winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Santa Anita will mark the occasion by honoring the great gelding, along with retired Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., who rode John Henry to his first Big 'Cap victory in 1981.

  • Declan&#39;s Moon, shown winning the Santa Catalina, goes for first win since 2005 in next month&#39;s San Pasqual &#39;Cap.

    Ellis Expects Distance to Help Declan's Moon

    Former juvenile champion Declan's Moon is expected to make just his fourth start since March 2005 in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) on Jan. 6. The 1 1/16-mile event is a leading prep for the Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Miguel Indian Bingo & Casino (gr. I) on March 3.

  • Tribal Casino to Sponsor Santa Anita Handicap

    San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has been named the presenting sponsor for the 2007 edition of the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), the richest race on Santa Anita's stakes calendar. The Big 'Cap will be run for the 70th time on March 3.

  • Lava Man and Corey Nakatani, outside, hold off Magnum to win the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Confidence Flows in Lava Man's Big 'Cap Win

    California-bred Lava Man, ridden with extreme confidence by Corey Nakatani, shook loose of favored High Limit on the far turn and defeated upset-minded Magnum to win the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in a spectacular effort in front of nearly 50,000 fans Saturday.

  • Little Wilko to Keep Plugging in Big 'Cap

    Wilko, seeking his first victory in 10 starts since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in a 28-1 upset in 2004, reunites with Garrett Gomez in Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Giacomo Ready for Big 'Cap

    Trainer John Shirreffs said Giacomo will be ready when the gates spring open Saturday for the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I). The Big 'Cap will be the second start of the year for the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who began his 4-year-old season with a third-place effort in the Feb. 4 Strub Stakes (gr. II).

  • Overnight Purses on Big Cap Day Boosted

    Santa Anita in conjunction with the California Marketing Committee and the Thoroughbred Owners of California, will boost purses for seven overnight races on Santa Anita Handicap day by $105,000.

  • Borrego Misses Work, Still Possible for Big 'Cap

    Multiple grade I winner Borrego, who missed a recent workout while attempting to make the March 4 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) without benefit of a prep race for trainer Beau Greely, has not been withdrawn from consideration for the race.

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Borrego returns to action in early March.

    Borrego Aimed for Big 'Cap; No Prep Race

    Borrego, who vaulted to the top of the handicap ranks last year with surprise victories in consecutive $1 million races on opposite coasts, will skip a prep race and train up to the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) at 1 ¼ miles on March 4, trainer Beau Greely said.

  • Rock Hard Ten, with Gary Stevens aboard, charges for the finish line  to win the Santa Anita Handicap.

    'Rock' Flattens Foes in Santa Anita Handicap

    Often accused of failing to realize his awesome potential, Rock Hard Ten brought his true knockout punch to Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), pulling away for a decisive 1 3/4-length victory over the strongest field he is yet to face.

  • Big 'Cap Favorite Settles In as Rains Arrive

    As the rains arrived once again in Southern California Friday morning, Saint Liam, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) bedded down with Bobby Frankel's horses at Santa Anita after making the trip from Florida Thursday in uneventful fashion.

  • Handy Work for Big 'Cap-Bound Saint Liam

    Mr.& Mrs. William Warren's Saint Liam worked six furlongs handily in 1:12 at the Palm Meadows training center Saturday morning in preparation for his engagement in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap March 5.

  • Saint Liam, winning the Donn Handicap, could run in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Saint Liam Joins Probable Big 'Cap Line-Up

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner St. Liam has joined the probable field for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5, according to racing secretary Rick Hammerle.

  • Santa Anita to Honor Delahoussaye March 5

    Eddie Delahoussaye, one of the greatest jockeys in Thoroughbred history, will be honored at a March 5 Santa Anita Park winner's circle ceremony on Santa Anita Handicap day.

  • Big 'Cap Auction to Benefit Tsunami Victims

    Santa Anita Park joins the worldwide relief effort to aid the victims of the massive Indian Ocean tsunami by auctioning off a special day at the races on March 5, Santa Anita Handicap day.

  • Santa Anita to Offer $12 million in Stakes Money

    A total of 10 grade I stakes and more than $12 million in stakes money will be up for grabs when Santa Anita Park kicks off its 85-day winter/spring meeting Dec. 26 with the Malibu Stakes (gr. I).

  • Santa Anita Hits High Definition Picture

    The March 6 Santa Anita Handicap highlighted the first of six two-hour presentations of horse racing from Santa Anita Park on HDNet, a television network dedicated to the high definition format.

  • Pleasantly Perfect will miss Santa Anita Handicap

    Fever Knocks Pleasantly Perfect Out of Big 'Cap

    Pleasantly Perfect, the 6-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), was declared from the race Friday morning due to a fever, trainer Richard Mandella said.

  • Big 'Cap Kicks Off L.A. Weekend Racing Show

    The 67th running of the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday kicks off a live weekend racing show on KDOC-TV (Channel 56) for the remainder of the meeting.

  • HRTV to Broadcast 18 Stakes on Saturday

    HorseRacing TV™ (HRTV) will set a single day network record when it offers live coverage of 18 stakes races from the Middle East and throughout the United States on Saturday, March 6.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Classic winner Pleasantly Perfect heads field in Saturday&#39;s Santa Anita Handicap.

    Pleasantly Perfect Stands Tall in Big 'Cap Field

    From forgotten prospect to the doorstep of greatness, Pleasantly Perfect leads the field as the 6-5 morning favorite in Saturday's 67th running of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Southern Image Sizzles in Final Big 'Cap Drill

    Southern Image worked five furlongs Sunday on Santa Anita's fast main track in :58 3/5 in his final major prep for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I). Afterward, trainer Mike Machowsky pronounced the winner of the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and the Sunshine Millions Classic ready to go.

  • Domestic Dispute Drills; Big 'Cap Possible

    Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute worked a half-mile in :47 2/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning and could make his next start in the March 6 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), trainer Paddy Gallagher said.

  • Island Fashion, may run in Santa Anita Handicap.

    Island Fashion Nominated to Big 'Cap

    No filly has ever won the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), but Island Fashion could become the first in 67 runnings of the 10-furlong race on March 6.

  • San Antonio Handicap winner Pleasantly Perfect worked Tuesday at Santa Anita.

    Pleasantly Perfect, Others Breeze at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Santa Anita Tuesday morning with regular rider Alex Solis in the saddle. Annother notable name on Santa Anita's worktab Tuesday was Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) hero Bluesthestandard, who fired a bullet three furlongs in :35 1/5.

  • Milwaukee Brew, foreground, defeating Congaree in this year&#39;s Santa Anita Handicap.

    Milwaukee Brew Injured, Out Indefinitely

    Milwaukee Brew, one of only two horses to win multiple runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), injured an ankle during Sunday's running of the Pacific Classic (gr. I) and will not race again this year.

  • 'Brew has Fever but Frankel Feeling Good after Big 'Cap Win

    Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Milwaukee Brew was doing well, but running a slight fever the day after his historic repeat victory in the $1 million race, trainer Bobby Frankel reported Sunday morning. However, the conditioner wasn't too concerned about the 6-year-old son of Wild Again missing much training.