Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • Prize Exhibit wins the 2017 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita

    Headstrong Prize Exhibit Takes on Buena Vista

    Prize Exhibit has three graded victories during her 31-race career, including her last start in the Megahertz (G3T) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita Park, but the complicated 5-year-old Showcasing mare often has, well, complications.

  • Arrogate - Santa Anita Park - Feb. 14, 2017

    Champion Arrogate Returns to the Worktab

    In his first workout since his sublime triumph in the Jan. 28 $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, Arrogate went about his business in his usual handy fashion, covering four furlongs solo in :48 3/5 Feb. 14.

  • Iliad wins the 2017 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Iliad Shines in San Vicente Score

    Trainer Doug O'Neill used the 2016 San Vicente Stakes (G2) to launch Nyquist's 3-year-old campaign toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and could have another Triple Crown contender after the 2017 edition.

  • Bolo gets up in time to repeat in the Arcadia Stakes

    Bolo Repeats in Arcadia Stakes

    In his first race since July, Bolo was 2 1/2 lengths off leaders What a View and Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run, but closed rapidly on the outside and just got a head in front at the wire.

  • McCraken

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Tampa in the Spotlight

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week Tampa Bay Downs gets the spotlight with three graded stakes Saturday.

  • Bal a Bali

    Bal a Bali Training Toward Kilroe Mile

    Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farm's Bal a Bali is currently listed on the Calumet Farm online stallion roster, but if all goes as planned, he won't be visiting any mares this year.

  • Beholder wins the 2016 Vanity Mile (G1)

    Santa Anita Renames Vanity to 'Beholder Mile'

    Santa Anita Park Feb. 10 announced the stakes schedule for its upcoming spring meeting and the most notable change was a tip of the cap to one of the best mares to ever run at the Southern California track.

  • Vale Dori wins the La Canada Stakes

    Vale Dori Seeks Third Straight Grade 2 in Santa Maria

    In the absence of champions Songbird and Stellar Wind, who are still working toward their 2017 debuts, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori has been scooping up plenty of cash in the older female division in Southern California.

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Untouchable in Las Virgenes

    The 3-year-old Tapit filly owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer appeared as if she was just out for a breezy spin in her two-turn debut under jockey Mike Smith.

  • St. Joe Bay comes home strong in the Palos Verdes

    St. Joe Bay Digs in to Win Palos Verdes

    Altamira Racing Stable and David Bernsen's St. Joe Bay continued his scorching streak through the Southern California sprint ranks with a game victory in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Unique Bella trains at Santa Anita Park

    Champagne Room, Unique Bella Square Off in Las Virgenes

    Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will be in a unique position Feb. 5 at Santa Anita Park, where she'll make her 3-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner likely won't be favored.

  • Texas Ryano wins the Hollywood Turf Cup (G2T)

    Texas Ryano Seeks San Marcos Victory

    Warren Williamson's homebred Texas Ryano will look to capture a rare stakes double in the male turf division Feb. 4 in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rags to Riches would win five grade I races in her 3-year-old championship season including the Kentucky Oaks (pictured) and Belmont Stakes.

    Look Back: Rags to Riches Arrives in Las Virgenes

    When a filly costs $1.9 million as a yearling, expectations run high. Yet Rags to Riches soared beyond those initial hopes by vaulting out of a maiden victory straight into the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hoppertunity after his win in the 2016 San Antonio Stakes (G2)

    Hoppertunity Seeks San Antonio Repeat

    Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s Hoppertunity will look for his second straight score in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Term of Art wins the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3) at Del Mar

    O'Neill Sends Three Out for Robert B. Lewis

    Without a clear favorite among the five entered in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3), trainer Doug O'Neill, who has three of the five, is hopeful any or all of his horses will seize an opportunity to move forward.

  • Champagne Room with Mario Gutierrez up wins the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies

    Champagne Room Ready for Las Virgenes Season Debut

    The 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner and champion 2-year-old Champagne Room worked five furlongs Jan. 29 in a minute flat, in preparation for her 3-year-old debut in Santa Anita Park's Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) Feb. 4.

  • Ashleyluvssugar wins the 2017 California Cup Turf Classic

    Ashleyluvssugar Scores in Cal Cup Turf Classic

    Ashleyluvssugar got his 2017 season off on the right foot, but he certainly had to earn it. A likely prep for bigger and better things in the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Jan. 28 at Santa Anita Park turned into a dogfight in the stretch.

  • ADW Company Voices Concern to CHRB

    Ed Comins, the president of advance-deposit wagering company and racetrack operator Watch and Wager, expressed concern over his company's standing in California Jan. 26 during a California Horse Racing Board session at Santa Anita Park.

  • Arrogate works Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park

    Arrogate Logs Final Pegasus Work

    Arrogate's final workout in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) further encouraged trainer Bob Baffert for his rematch with California Chrome.

  • Dennis Moore at Santa Anita Park in 2014

    Del Mar Hires Veteran Trackman Dennis Moore

    Veteran trackman Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, has agreed to accept the additional role of director of track maintenance at Del Mar, the San Diego County racetrack announced Jan. 19.

  • Finest City

    Finest City Entered for 2017 Debut in Santa Monica

    For trainer Ian Kruljac, running Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City in the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park has always been the target to kick off the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) winner's 2017 season.

  • Uncle Lino

    Uncle Lino Back to Work at Santa Anita

    Off for nearly eight months without any serious running, Uncle Lino's first work since his start in the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1) went about as well as could be expected Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Prize Exhibit (GB) wins the 2017 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park

    Prize Exhibit Sweeps by in Megahertz

    With a late burst of speed, D P Racing's Prize Exhibit swept her competition to win the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 16 by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • No catching Vale Dori in the La Canada

    Vale Dori Rolls Home in La Canada

    Vale Dori took heat early and kept on rolling in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (G2) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park, impressively picking up her second consecutive grade 2 and third straight victory for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Do the Dance wins the 2016 Kathryn Crosby Stakes

    Improving Do the Dance Steps Up in Megahertz

    It's taken a while for Do the Dance to get her bearings on the Southern California grass, but the improving filly will look to continue her upward trajectory Jan. 16 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Romps in Santa Ynez

    Although the Tapit filly opened up as the 1-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2), when the gates opened she was not the favorite, but she performed like she was odds-on.

  • Gormley edges American Anthem (obscured) by a head in the Sham Stakes

    Gormley Edges American Anthem in Sham

    Reminiscent of several standout races in 2016 in the region, the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) stretch run featured two horses locked in a duel to a wire, well clear of the rest of the field.