Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • Her Emmynency won the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in October at Keeneland.

    Her Emmynency Draws Rail in Santa Ana

    Ike and Dawn Thrash's grade I winner Her Emmynency drew the rail for the first time in her career and appears to be the class of a short field in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tara's Tango leaves Taris behind to win the Santa Margarita Stakes.

    Tara's Tango Scores in Santa Margarita

    Trailing slow fractions racing last in a short field of five, Stonestreet Stables' Tara's Tango was still able to rally past rivals late to win the $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) March 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fantastic Style rolls to victory in the Great Lady M Stakes.

    Fantastic Style Returns for Las Flores

    Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style, last seen racing July 11 during an impressive score in the Great Lady M Stakes (gr. II), is scheduled to make her 4-year-old debut March 20 in the Las Flores (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Taris.

    Taris, 'Tango' Face Eastern Challengers

    Local standouts Taris and Tara's Tango appear to have their hands full in the $500,000 Santa Margarita (gr. I) March 19 at Santa Anita Park against shippers Penwith and Lavender Chrissie.

  • Generosidade wins the San Luis Rey Stakes

    Generosidade Stuns San Luis Rey Field

    Never better than sixth in three starts since relocating to the United States, Generosidade put on a show March 13 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Melatonin and Joe Talamo upset the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Melatonin 16-1 Stunner in Big 'Cap

    Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin provided a 16-1 shocker in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), taking the field of nine gate-to-wire to score by 4 1/4 lengths March 12.

  • Danzing Candy zips to the win in the San Felipe Stakes.

    Danzing Candy Speeds to San Felipe Victory

    Unraced until November of last year, Danzing Candy emphatically announced his arrival on the Triple Crown trail with a gate-to-wire, two-length score over favored Mor Spirit in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).

  • What a View and Kent Desormeaux take the Frank E. Kilroe Mile.

    What a View Upsets Kilroe Mile

    California-bred What a View made quite a jump from winning against state-bred company in his last start to take the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 12 at Santa Anita Park in his first graded stakes attempt.

  • Santa Anita Cancels Races After Storm

    As the rain subsided at Santa Anita Park March 11 following a short but heavy rainstorm, track officials announced the final three races of the Friday card would be canceled.

  • Big John B.

    Big John B Tops San Luis Rey Field

    Michael House's three-time graded stakes winner Big John B will look to regain his impressive form from the recent past in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) March 13 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Nyquist worked 5 furlongs in 1:01 2/5 on March 10.

    Nyquist Back Breezing Two Turns in SoCal

    After an easy half-mile breeze in his first timed workout since his score in the San Vicente (gr. II) Feb. 15, Reddam Racing's Nyquist got back to his standard two-turn workout assignment March 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Wild Dude

    Wild Dude Seeks San Carlos Repeat

    Wild Dude and Kobe's Back, who finished 1-2 in last year's San Carlos, return in the seven-furlong sprint but must deal with lightly raced and talented Calculator.

  • Effinex

    Effinex, General a Rod Ship in for Big 'Cap

    With the likes of California Chrome and Hoppertunity heading overseas for the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 12 appears primed for East Coast invaders looking to take advantage.

  • Mor Spirit won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6.

    Mor Spirit, Exaggerator Face New Challengers

    With undefeated Nyquist bypassing the Southern California Triple Crown preps in favor of the Florida Derby (gr. I), an opportunity has presented itself for some talented but still unproven locals in the San Felipe (gr. II).

  • Songbird cruises to the win in the Santa Ysabel.

    Songbird Dominates Santa Ysabel

    Like seemingly every start before, Songbird shot to the lead March 5 at Santa Anita Park and humbled a field of overmatched fillies in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III).

  • Nyquist wins the San Vicente Stakes.

    O'Neill Moves Up Nyquist's Workout

    Trainer Doug O'Neill moved up Nyquist's workout, his first since his victory in the Feb. 15 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), to March 3 anticipating and hopefully avoiding a pair of storms expected to hit Southern California.

  • Land Over Sea

    Familiar Rivals Try Songbird in Santa Ysabel

    Nine fillies were entered to take on undefeated Songbird in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) March 5 at Santa Anita Park, and more than half of them were previously humbled by the Fox Hill Farms runner.

  • Malibu Sunset wins race 3 at Santa Anita Feb. 28

    Malibu Sunset Aces West Coast Debut

    Bob Baffert wouldn't indicate whether Malibu Sunset was on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail after his easy 1 1/2-length allowance/optional claiming win Feb. 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Songbird works at Santa Anita Feb. 28.

    Songbird Logs Breeze at Santa Anita

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is generally a pretty cheerful guy, but when he brings Songbird back to the Jerry Hollendorfer barn after her workouts, his mood hits another level.

  • Arabian horse racing

    CHRB Approves Santa Anita Arabian Race

    The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 25 approved a proposal from Santa Anita Park to offer gambling on an Arabian race in April, with pending legislation on the topic expected to pass soon in Sacramento.

  • Smokey Image worked 5 furlongs in  in 1:00 2/5.

    Smokey Image Finds Trouble Again in Workout

    Smokey Image just seems to find trouble working recently in the mornings at Santa Anita Park, and although that might make trainer Carla Gaines uncomfortable in the moment, it may end up being a blessing in disguise.

  • Songbird worked 5 furlongs in 1:00 4/5 on Feb. 21 at Santa Anita.

    Songbird Records Easy Breeze at Santa Anita

    It was more of the same for Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Medaglia d'Oro filly Songbird Feb. 21 when she cruised through a five-furlong work under Mike Smith in 1:00 4/5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Paulina's Love leaves the rest behind in the Buena Vista Stakes.

    Paulina's Love Scores in Buena Vista

    A visually impressive last-out allowance score proved to be an indicator of future success for Paulina's Love in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Frank Conversation

    'Conversation,' Nyquist Shipping for TC Preps

    Both of Reddam Racing's Southern California-based Triple Crown contenders are scheduled to head out of town for their next, and likely last, preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Stormy Lucy

    Stormy Lucy, Her Emmynency Top Buena Vista

    Grade I winners Stormy Lucy and Her Emmynency will meet in the $200,000 Buena Vista (gr. IIT), and despite the mile turf race's grade II label, they'll have to beat field worthy of the top level to win Feb. 20 at Santa Anita.