Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • Prize Exhibit wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Prize Exhibit Rides Rail to Take Monrovia

    In her first trip down the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course, Prize Exhibit got a dream rail trip and held off a late-closing effort from defending winner Shrinking Violet to win the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Dortmund cruises to victory in the Native Diver.

    Dortmund Works, Will Skip San Pasqual

    After Dortmund's third workout following his victory in the Native Diver Stakes (gr. III), trainer Bob Baffert said a run in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park is no longer an option.

  • San Onofre and Alex Solis take the Midnight Lute Stakes.

    San Onofre Too Strong in Midnight Lute

    San Onofre dispatched pacesetter and last year's winner Distinctiv Passion in early stretch and held Salutos Amigos at bay to win the $100,000 Midnight Lute (gr. III) for older sprinters Jan. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Flamboyant (left) catches Obviously to win the San Gabriel Stakes.

    Flamboyant Stuns San Gabriel Field at 46-1

    Flamboyant provided the first graded stakes stunner of 2016 Jan. 2, when the 46-1 shot caught favored grade I winner Obviously in the final moments to win the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pretty N Cool will return to sprinting Jan. 2 in the Santa Ynez Stakes.

    Baffert Trio Tries for Santa Ynez

    After trying longer distances, Pretty N Cool will be back in her comfort zone sprinting Jan. 2 in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Salutos Amigos earned his last graded score in the Tom Fool Handicap last March at Aqueduct Racetrack.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MQKF72V">Order This Photo</a>

    'Amigos,' 'Passion' Meet in Midnight Lute

    Multiple grade III winners Salutos Amigos and Distinctiv Passion will seek another Jan. 2 in the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita Park, one of three graded events on the Saturday card.

  • Dortmund won the Native Diver Stakes Nov. 28.

    Dortmund Could Face 'Chrome' in San Pasqual

    After a bullet workout Dec. 28, trainer Bob Baffert still wants to see one more work before deciding whether to run Kaleem Shah's Dortmund against California Chrome in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II).

  • Beholder with trainer Richard Mandella.

    Beholder to Return to Mandella in January

    Still turned out and getting some much-deserved rest at Peacefield Farm in Temecula, Calif., Spendthrift Farm's Beholder is expected to return to Richard Mandella's barn soon, the trainer said Dec. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Flavien Prat

    Healthy Prat Returns to Winner's Circle

    Sidelined after sustaining multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung during a spill at Los Alamitos Race Course Sept. 17, jockey Flavien Prat registered his first win on the comeback trail Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist, Songbird Prepping for 2016 Debuts

    Undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist worked four furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Dec. 27 in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

  • Birdatthewire wins the La Brea Stakes.

    Birdatthewire Prevails in La Brea

    With a determined rally near the center of the track, Birdatthewire caught Hot City Girl in deep stretch to earn the first grade I victory of her career in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Toowindytohaulrox wins the Daytona Stakes.

    Toowindytohaulrox Springs 21-1 Daytona Upset

    Queen Bee Racing's Toowindytohaulrox provided an opening-day shocker Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park, unleashing a furious closing drive in the stretch to win the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) at odds of 21-1.

  • Cavorting

    Cavorting Heads La Brea Cast

    Cavorting, who stormed through Saratoga last summer when winning the Test and Prioress stakes (both gr. I), faces nine foes going seven furlongs in the La Brea.

  • Om

    Om Looks to Rebound in Mathis Brothers Mile

    Multiple grade II winner Om, who finished a disappointing third in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at 4-5 odds, tops the 12-horse field entered in the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (gr. IIT)on Santa Anita Park's Dec. 26 opener.

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    Gary Stevens Up for Runhappy Breeze

    Runhappy, winner of two grade I sprints this year, will attempt a third Dec. 26 in Santa Anita Park's Malibu Stakes. The Super Saver colt breezed seven furlongs Dec. 15 at the California track.

  • California Chrome on track at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome Continues Los Al Progress

    Horse of the Year California Chrome is "preparing himself really well" for a comeback, according to trainer Art Sherman after the Lucky Pulpit colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01 Dec. 5 at Los Alamitos.

  • Stronach Tracks Sue Contest Site DerbyWars

    Stronach Group racetracks have filed a federal lawsuit against the operators of the daily racing contest site DerbyWars, claiming that the site is operating unlawfully in using Stronach track races.

  • Beholder is one of three nominees for the Vox Populi Award.

    Voting Opens for Vox Populi Award

    Voting in the online poll, which can be found at Secretariat.com, ends Dec. 6, with the public presentation to the 2015 winner scheduled for Jan. 9, 2016, at Santa Anita Park.

  • Los Alamitos

    CHRB Discusses California Stabling Disputes

    Stabling issues in California, which have been at or near the center of several disputes involving the state's tracks this year, finally came to a head at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Nov. 19.

  • Dortmund won the 2014 Los Alamitos Futurity.

    Los Alamitos to Drop Futurity, Starlet in '16

    Los Alamitos Race Course will not be able to support the 2016 editions of the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and the Starlet (gr. I), track official Brad McKinzie said during a California Horse Racing Board session Nov. 19.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Back on Work Tab; Malibu Next

    Oblivious to a lawsuit and controversy between his connections and former trainer, James McIngvale's Runhappy is on track for the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :46 2/5, with a gallop out to five furlongs in :59 2/5.

    American Pharoah Records Final Workout

    There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.

  • Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill Wins Santa Anita Title in Last Race

    Team O'Neill pulled off a deep closing drive to clinch Santa Anita Park's fall meet training title Oct. 25, bypassing Jerry Hollendorfer in the final race on the final day of the month-long meeting.

  • Baruta wins the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes.

    Baruta Goes Out a Ken Maddy Winner

    Second in her first U.S. graded try, Rio Dios Irmaos' homebred Baruta took a liking to the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course, claiming the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) in convincing fashion Oct. 25.

  • Masochistic wins the 2015 Triple Bend Stakes.

    Masochistic Blazes Through Final SoCal Drill

    Trainer Ron Ellis could only shake his head with a slight grin after watching Masochistic's final Santa Anita Park workout Oct. 25 before shipping to Keeneland for a run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Om cruises to victory in the Twilight Derby Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.

    Om Never in Doubt in Twilight Score

    Om started on top and finished on top to score by 2 1/2 lengths in the $200,000 Twilight Derby, ahead of English import Mister Brightside, who was making his U.S. debut.