Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • 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.

  • American Pharoah works at Santa Anita Oct. 14.

    American Pharoah Speedy in Santa Anita Drill

    A little more than two weeks away from his upcoming run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), American Pharoah may have shown indications of his readiness Oct. 14 with a speedy workout at Santa Anita Park.

  • Singing Kitty won the Unzip Me Stakes at Santa Anita on September 26.

    Singing Kitty Heads Autumn Miss

    Autumn Miss features two horses fresh off European starts to their careers but all will have to step up to head off Singing Kitty, whose five wins are tops in the field.

  • American Pharoah

    'Pharoah' Works in Preparation for BC Classic

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah worked five furlongs in 1:00 at Santa Anita Park the morning of Sept. 27 as the Zayat Stables homebred continues to progress toward the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Smooth Roller runs away from the competition in the Awesome Again Stakes.

    Smooth Roller Runs Away in Awesome Again

    In only the fourth start of his career, Lucky Charm Stable's Smooth Roller lived up to his name with an impressive score in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Songbird and Mike Smith take the Chandelier Stakes.

    Songbird Soars to Chandelier Victory

    Fox Hill Farm's Songbird continued her winning ways in style Sept. 26, drawing clear by 4 1/2 lengths in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park to build a 3-for-3 record.

  • Nyquist (left) fights off Swipe to win the FrontRunner Stakes.

    Nyquist Determined in FrontRunner Score

    Reddam Racing's Nyquist preserved his perfect record Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park, determinedly turning back the valliant inside run of Swipe to claim the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I).

  • Heat Could Have Impact on Santa Anita Opener

    When the earliest training session at Santa Anita Park Sept. 26 resembled a Southern California freeway during rush hour, it was a pretty good indication of how local trainers felt about the ongoing heat wave in the region.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Breezes, Likely Heading to KY

    Those hoping to see Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind back in action on Santa Anita Park's jam-packed opening day Sept. 26 will likely only have to wait a week to watch the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin run.

  • Beholder wins the Pacific Classic.

    Beholder Has Plenty to Accomplish in Zenyatta

    With another run against males in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) potentially in Beholder's future, it might be easy to overlook the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita, but that would be misguided.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Working Well Toward Zenyatta

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder turned in what might end up being her final timed workout in preparation for the Sept. 26 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) when she covered six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 Sept. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB Moves Forward on Third-Party Lasix

    Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.

  • Dortmund

    Dortmund Back to Training After Injury

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund might have been forgotten by some in the aftermath of stablemate American Pharoah's Triple Crown run, but the massive son of Big Brown could be getting primed for a fall campaign.

  • Los Alamitos Race Course will pick up three weeks of racing -- between April 14 and May 1.

    CHRB Approves 2016 California Race Dates

    After multiple months of delays for negotiations, the 2016 racing calendar for the Northern and Southern California circuits was approved by the California Horse Racing Board Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

  • New Del Mar Surface 'Coming Together'

    Just more than three weeks into Del Mar's summer meet, opinions still vary on the seaside track's new dirt surface, but most seem to agree the track is beginning to show what could be its lasting form.