Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • Ambitious Brew comes home strong to win the first division of the Eddie D. Stakes

    Hill Specialist Ambitious Brew Takes Eddie D.

    Two-thirds of Ambitious Brew's victories entering racing Sept. 30 came on Santa Anita Park's unique downhill turf course and the Pamela Ziebarth homebred thrived again during the trip Friday in the first of two Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT) divisions.

  • Jockey Antonio Gallardo plans to ride at Santa Anita Park

    Jockey Gallardo to Try Southern California

    Jockey Antonio Gallardo, the current national leader in victories with 287 wins in 2016, will move his tack to Southern California at the completion of the Presque Isle Downs race meeting on Oct. 6.

  • Avenge enters off a win in the John C. Mabee.

    Avenge Aims for First Grade I in Rodeo Drive

    After securing the first graded stakes win of her career in her previous start, Avenge will try a grade I stakes for the first time in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Klimt after his Del Mar Futurity win.

    Klimt to Stretch Out in FrontRunner

    After extending his win streak to three straight races and securing his first grade I score in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), Klimt will try two turns for the first time in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Guns Loaded winning this year's San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT).

    Eddie D. Stakes Split Into Divisions

    With the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the 6 1/2-furlong downhill course at Santa Anita coming up in early November, plenty of connections with top turf sprinters see the wisdom in prepping on the unique course in the Eddie D. (gr. IIIT).

  • California Chrome gallops Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

    Racing's Stars Set for Santa Anita Saturday

    Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships.

  • Beholder worked six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Sept. 23

    Beholder Logs Final Work for Zenyatta

    After Beholder's last timed workout in preparation for the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I), just more than a week out from the Oct. 1 race, trainer Richard Mandella said she is ready to take on Stellar Wind in a rematch of champions.

  • Victor Espinoza on California Chrome

    Espinoza: California Chrome Never Better

    Victor Espinoza, regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, said the 5-year-old California-bred has never been doing better as he prepares for a start in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stellar Wind, inside, works Sept. 10 at Santa Anita Park

    Stellar Wind, Nyquist, Arrogate Work in SoCal

    California Chrome wasn't the only star on the work tab Sept. 10 in Southern California. Champions of 2015 Stellar Wind and Nyquist both put in drills for upcoming starts, as did 2016 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate.

  • Beholder breezes at Santa Anita Park Sept. 9

    Beholder Works, Zenyatta Stakes Likely Next

    After her second work since a second-place run in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), trainer Richard Mandella is leaning toward running Spendthrift Farm's Beholder in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Texas Red edges Frosted in the 2015 Jim Dandy Stakes

    Texas Red Nears Return to Training

    Keith Desormeaux admitted Sept. 7 that 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red is a long way away from a return to the starting gate, but the trainer expects the 4-year-old Afleet Alex colt to return to his barn at Santa Anita Park soon.

  • Golden Gate Fields in Northern California

    Golden Gate, CA Fairs Continue Dates Dispute

    After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved.

  • Stellar Wind works June 19

    Stellar Wind Works Toward Beholder Rematch

    Stellar Wind, champion 3-year-old filly of 2015, worked six furlongs in company under Victor Espinoza July 10 at Santa Anita Park in 1:14 1/5 in preparation for a rematch with Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 30.

  • Ted H. West Retires From Training

    Trainer Ted H. West, 43, announced his retirement July 8. A licensed trainer in his own right for the past 17 years, West started with his father, retired trainer Ted West, when he was a young boy.

  • Firing Line works at Santa Anita Park June 19.

    Firing Line Returns in Santa Anita Allowance

    It may not be the splashy return to racing that was expected from Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, but trainer Simon Callaghan is hoping a July 9 allowance race at Santa Anita Park will set the colt up for a big summer.

  • 2016 Breeders' Cup Logo at Santa Anita Park

    Breeders' Cup Late-Nomination Deadline Nears

    Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita.

  • Nyquist Posts Another Santa Anita Breeze

    Trainer Doug O'Neill continues to put the foundation under Reddam Racing's champion Nyquist for his first start since a third in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), although exactly where that race will be has not yet been revealed.

  • Almanza Rides First US Winner at Santa Anita

    Only in the United States for two weeks, the 23-year-old jockey from Arequipa, Peru, which is the same hometown as perennial leading Southern California jockey Rafael Bejarano, won in his first day of racing at Santa Anita Park July 2.

  • Dalmore wins the 2016 Affirmed Stakes.

    Dalmore Upsets Danzing Candy in Affirmed

    Dalmore continued his rapid improvement on the Southern California circuit July 2 with an upset of odds-on favorite Danzing Candy in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Danzing Candy

    Danzing Candy to Make First Start for Baffert

    Danzing Candy, who moved to Bob Baffert's barn after finishing 15th on the First Saturday in May for trainer Cliff Sise, will make the first start for his new trainer July 2 in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Breeders' Cup returns to California this year

    Rood & Riddle to Sponsor Breeders' Cup Draw

    Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw.

  • Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

    Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June.

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin Could Get Time Off After Gold Cup

    Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin, now three-for-three at Santa Anita Park in 2016 after his second grade I win of the year June 25 in the Gold Cup, came out of the 1 1/4-mile race in good order, according to trainer David Hofmans June 26.

  • Nyquist works June 25 at Santa Anita Park

    Nyquist Logs Easy Afternoon Workout

    Doug O'Neill didn't want Reddam Racing's Nyquist to burn up the track June 25 in just his second work back following his run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the son of Uncle Mo gave his trainer just what he wanted.

  • Vyjack wins at Keeneland April

    Vyjack Moves West to D'Amato

    Vyjack, previously trained on the East Coast by Bill Mott, logged a half-mile drill in :47 2/5 June 23 at Santa Anita Park, the fastest of 68 works at the distance in his first move for D'Amato.

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin, Hoppertunity Face Off in Gold Cup

    If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Cheekaboo (middle) finds just enough to win the Honeymoon Stakes

    Cheekaboo Edges Favorites in Honeymoon

    With an expert ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Cheekaboo broke through for her first graded stakes win in her first start against open company June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder works June 19.

    Beholder, Stellar Wind Back to Work

    Wanting an easy half-mile breeze from Beholder in her first timed work since a victory in the Vanity Mile (gr. I), the final two clicks on Richard Mandella's stopwatch showed :35 and change for three furlongs and :47 and change for the half.

  • American Cleopatra (on the outside) works at Santa Anita June 17

    American Cleopatra Breezes for Baffert

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent American Cleopatra—the 2-year-old full sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah—through her first official breeze at Santa Anita Park June 17.

  • Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5

    Nyquist Works Back at Santa Anita

    In his first timed move since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5 under the watchful eye of trainer Doug O'Neill June 17 at Santa Anita Park.