Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • Sircat Sally wins the 2017 Senorita Stakes (G3T)

    Undefeated Sircat Sally Cruises in Senorita

    Four weeks after her easy, frontrunning victory in the Providencia Stakes (G3T), the California-bred daughter of Surf Cat put in a repeat performance May 6 in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Farhaan wins the 2017 Thunder Road Stakes

    Farhaan Makes the Grade in Thunder Road

    In his second start for trainer Phil D'Amato, Matthew Schera's Farhaan took an impressive step forward April 29 to win his first graded stakes in the $100,000 Thunder Road (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Alert Bay will look to repeat his winning performance in the San Francisco Mile

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Turf Mile Saturday

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your guide to the best stakes in North America. This week we have a trio of grade 3 turf miles Saturday, Churchill Downs' opening night, and more.

  • Abel Tasman works seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 April 28 at Santa Anita

    Abel Tasman Gears Up for Kentucky Oaks Run

    Abel Tasman went on the work tab for seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5, but was asked for more run after the wire by jockey Martin Garcia and continued to run strongly well into the clubhouse turn at Santa Anita Park.

  • Paradise Woods completed six furlongs in 1:12 2/5 April 27 at Santa Anita

    Paradise Woods Records Final Work for Kentucky Oaks

    Richard Mandella has a certain giddiness about him when one of his good horses is going well. Not so long ago, after Beholder's morning breezes, he had a frequent pep to his step. In the Santa Anita grandstand April 27, the excitement was back.

  • Collected cruises home under jockey Martin Garcia

    Collected Impresses Again in Californian

    Just watching Martin Garcia's mannerisms aboard Speedway Stable's Collected for every step of the $200,000 Californian Stakes (G2) April 22, it was clear the jockey knew what he had underneath him.

  • Finest City worked a half-mile in :45 3/5

    Finest City, Songbird Drill Toward Spring Starts

    After a speedier-than-designed half-mile workout April 22 at Santa Anita Park, trainer Ian Kruljac said champion female sprinter Finest City will almost surely head to the May 6 Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs for her next race.

  • Paradise Woods works under jockey Flavien Prat

    Paradise Woods Has Penultimate Oaks Move

    "Beautiful" is how Mandella described the April 21 work of Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Paradise Woods, who went four furlongs in :47 3/5 Friday at Santa Anita Park in her penultimate exercise for the May 5 test.

  • Aristocratic and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the San Pedro by 4 1/2 lengths

    Aristocratic Speeds to San Pedro Victory

    Back home at Santa Anita Park, Kaleem Shah's Aristocratic shrugged off a poor off-the-board finish at Oaklawn Park last time out to score impressively in the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes April 16.

  • Lord Simba wins the 2017 Los Angeles Stakes

    Lord Simba Runs Away With Los Angeles

    Baoma Corporation's Lord Simba went from last-out maiden winner to graded stakes victor with an impressive score in the $100,000 Los Angeles (G3) April 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Kentuckian will complete his long road back to stakes competition April 15

    Kentuckian Back to Stakes Company in Los Angeles

    It was a long time between wins for Fox Hill Farm's Kentuckian, but a determined effort by his connections to return him to winning form came through Feb. 20, when the 5-year-old gray edged Texas Two Step by a neck in a conditional allowance race.

  • Union Strike wins the 2017 Santa Paula Stakes

    Union Strike Outclasses Santa Paula Field

    What may have looked like a prep race on paper for Ruis Racing's Union Strike turned into an easy victory for the Union Rags filly April 9 in the $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hillhouse High takes the Royal Heroine Stakes

    Hillhouse High Gives Baltas Royal Heroine Exacta

    After running third in her last two graded stakes attempts, Golden Eagle Farm's Hillhouse High broke through in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) when holding off a late run from Mokat, giving trainer Richard Baltas the 1-2 finish. 

  • Sircat Sally wins the 2017 California Cup Oaks

    Sircat Sally Stays on Turf for Providencia

    Although he is confident Joe Turner's undefeated Sircat Sally can run on either turf or dirt, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is keeping the homebred Surf Cat filly on the grass April 8 in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Collected wins the 2017 Santana Mile

    Collected Puts Away Dortmund in Santana Mile

    Speedway Stable's Collected returned from a more than 10-month layoff to impressively win the $75,000 Santana Mile April 1 at Santa Anita Park, and left behind tiring former stablemate Dortmund in the process.

  • Arrogate is the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing history

    Arrogate Returns to Santa Anita Park

    Juddmonte Farms' world champion Arrogate returned to his Santa Anita Park base the afternoon of April 1 looking amazingly fresh, considering he'd just come out of quarantine following a roughly 20,000 mile round-trip trek to Dubai.

  • Iliad works under jockey Flavien Prat March 31 at Santa Anita

    Iliad Records Final Santa Anita Derby Workout

    In an instant following the San Felipe Stakes (G2), Iliad went from a fringe Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) contender in the shadow of Mastery to the likely favorite in the April 8 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

  • Big John B wins the 2016 Tokyo City Cup

    Big John B Seeks Tokyo City Cup Repeat

    With a relatively short turf prep race under his belt, Michael House's Big John B will attempt to repeat his 2016 victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (G3) April 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dortmund is the only grade 1 winner in the field for Saturday's Santana Mile

    Dortmund Looks to Regain Form in Santana Mile

    Dortmund looked uncomfortable on the turf in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1T) and never seriously threatened, so he'll go back to the surface where he's won eight races in the $75,000 Santana Mile April 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Itsinthepost (FR) wins the 2017 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T)

    Itsinthepost Breaks Through in San Luis Rey

    Second in three of his last four starts, including two against graded competition, the son of American Post finally broke through March 25 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T).

  • Enola Gray wins the 2017 Irish O'Brien Stakes

    Enola Gray Takes Irish O'Brien

    Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray rocketed clear of competition three-sixteenths of a mile from home as she went on to win the $100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes at Santa Anita Park March 18 by a comfortable four lengths under Tyler Baze.