Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • California Chrome returns a winner in the San Pasqual Stakes.

    California Chrome Powerful in Winning Return

    He had new co-owners and new silks, but California Chrome got his mojo back with a powerful victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, his first start off a nine-month layoff.

  • Collected and Martin Garcia take the Sham Stakes.

    Collected Just Fine on Dirt, Wins Sham

    Speedway Stable's Collected made the most of his first start on dirt with a smooth victory from just off the pace in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dressed in Hermes will look for his second straight graded stakes score in the Sham Stakes.

    Dressed in Hermes Seeks Turf-Dirt Double

    Budget Stable's Dressed in Hermes will look for his second straight graded stakes score in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park, but it will come over a relatively unfamiliar surface.

  • California Chrome will return to racing Jan. 9.

    'Chrome' May Encounter Wet Track in Return

    California Chrome is scheduled to face seven other older horses in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park, but with rain in the forecast, he could be racing over wet footing for the first time.

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    Taylor Made Launches California Chrome Site

    In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.

  • 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.

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    '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.

  • 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.