Keyword: 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.

  • 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.

  • Taris

    Taris Speedy in Santa Anita Drill

    Taris' final timed workout at Santa Anita Park before shipping to Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup Filly &Mare Sprint (gr. I) was impressive enough on paper, a bullet five furlongs in :59 flat.

  • Hard Aces wins the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

    Hard Aces Takes a Classic Shot

    Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring

  • Nyquist worked five furlongs in 1:02.09 at Santa Anita on October 23.

    Nyquist Cruises in Afternoon Breeze

    A proven star on the track, Reddam Racing's undefeated Nyquist got the full star treatment Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park, with the track all to himself and a workmate for his final breeze in preparation for Breeders' Cup.

  • Velvet Mesquite

    Velvet Mesquite Brings Hill Skill into Maddy

    Experience could be crucial in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes down Santa Anita Park's signature hillside turf course Oct. 22, and Harris Farms' Velvet Mesquite has had the most success traveling down the hill.

  • Om

    Om Speedy Favorite in Twilight Derby

    Coming off his breakthrough score in the Del Mar Derby Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 6, K.B. Sareen's Om figures to be the one to beat in the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dortmund is scheduled to make his first start since his Triple Crown bid in the Big Bear Stakes.

    Dortmund Makes Return in Big Bear

    Kaleem Shah's two-time grade I winner Dortmund is scheduled to make his first start since his Triple Crown bid in the $70,000 Big Bear Stakes Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Ageless

    Ageless Still Possible for BC Turf Sprint

    Although winner Ageless is continuing to recover from an injury sustained in her dramatic victory in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes, the 6-year-old mare was pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT)

  • Songbird

    Songbird 'Wonderful' in Santa Anita Drill

    Unbeaten Songbird, the likely favorite in upcoming Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Oct. 18 under regular rider Mike Smith.

  • Belle Hill fights for the win in the Autumn Miss.

    Belle Hill Ships in for Autumn Miss Score

    Shipping in from Emerald Downs, Belle Hill outdueled fellow stalker Paulina's Love in the stretch to win the $100,000 Autumn Miss (gr. IIIT) by a half-length, claiming her first graded stakes in her first start on turf.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Goes Long in Santa Anita Breeze

    Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind put in a seven-furlong breeze Oct. 17 at Santa Anita Park, covering the distance in 1:27 1/5 in her penultimate drill in preparation for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Mario Gutierrez celebrates 5 wins on October 16.

    Gutierrez Wins With All Five Mounts

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez won on all five of his mounts Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park and took five of the first six races at the Arcadia, Calif., track. All of his victories came for different trainers.