Keyword: Santa Anita Park

  • Danzing Candy

    Danzing Candy to Make First Start for Baffert

    Danzing Candy, who moved to Bob Baffert's barn after finishing 15th on the First Saturday in May for trainer Cliff Sise, will make the first start for his new trainer July 2 in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Breeders' Cup returns to California this year

    Rood & Riddle to Sponsor Breeders' Cup Draw

    Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw.

  • Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

    Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June.

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin Could Get Time Off After Gold Cup

    Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin, now three-for-three at Santa Anita Park in 2016 after his second grade I win of the year June 25 in the Gold Cup, came out of the 1 1/4-mile race in good order, according to trainer David Hofmans June 26.

  • Nyquist works June 25 at Santa Anita Park

    Nyquist Logs Easy Afternoon Workout

    Doug O'Neill didn't want Reddam Racing's Nyquist to burn up the track June 25 in just his second work back following his run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the son of Uncle Mo gave his trainer just what he wanted.

  • Vyjack wins at Keeneland April

    Vyjack Moves West to D'Amato

    Vyjack, previously trained on the East Coast by Bill Mott, logged a half-mile drill in :47 2/5 June 23 at Santa Anita Park, the fastest of 68 works at the distance in his first move for D'Amato.

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin, Hoppertunity Face Off in Gold Cup

    If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Cheekaboo (middle) finds just enough to win the Honeymoon Stakes

    Cheekaboo Edges Favorites in Honeymoon

    With an expert ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Cheekaboo broke through for her first graded stakes win in her first start against open company June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder works June 19.

    Beholder, Stellar Wind Back to Work

    Wanting an easy half-mile breeze from Beholder in her first timed work since a victory in the Vanity Mile (gr. I), the final two clicks on Richard Mandella's stopwatch showed :35 and change for three furlongs and :47 and change for the half.

  • American Cleopatra (on the outside) works at Santa Anita June 17

    American Cleopatra Breezes for Baffert

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent American Cleopatra—the 2-year-old full sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah—through her first official breeze at Santa Anita Park June 17.

  • Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5

    Nyquist Works Back at Santa Anita

    In his first timed move since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5 under the watchful eye of trainer Doug O'Neill June 17 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stays in Vegas (outside) just edged Be Mine (obscured) in the Senorita Stakes

    Stays in Vegas, Be Mine Back for Honeymoon

    Stays in Vegas and Be Mine, only a head apart last time out in the Senorita (gr. IIIT) May 7, will be back for another graded grass stakes at Santa Anita Park June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon (gr. IIT).

  • Santa Anita officials oppose spring meet at Los Alamitos

    CHRB Discusses 2017 Racing Dates

    Though still early in the process for allocating 2017 racing dates, a California Horse Racing Board Dates Committee meeting June 15 provided a glimpse of what might be ahead.

  • Songbird wins the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I)

    Songbird Back for Summertime Oaks

    A low-grade fever may have knocked Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird out of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but her 3-year-old campaign will restart June 18 in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Songbird working out June 4

    Songbird Set for Summertime Oaks

    After a positive seven-furlong workout from undefeated Songbird June 11 at Santa Anita Park, owner Rick Porter said the champion filly is ready to make her return to racing June 18 in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II).

  • American Cleopatra with Dana Barnes on the track at Santa Anita.

    American Cleopatra Progresses With Baffert

    American Cleopatra began her early conditioning at McKathan Brothers Training Center, and graduated to Santa Anita Park last week. She is expected to breeze there Belmont Stakes (gr. I) weekend, one year after her full brother swept the Triple Crown.

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  • Nyquist

    In Return to Track, Nyquist Jogs at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist, who suffered his first career loss in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), returned to the track June 2 for the first time since his third-place finish in the May 21 Preakness.

  • Heart to Heart Seeks Shoemaker Grade I

    Heart to Heart could find his way back to the winner's circle for his first grade I victory in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 4 at Santa Anita Park, a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Si Sage and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.

    Si Sage Speeds to Whittingham Victory

    After winning the 2015 Last Tycoon (gr. IIIT) at the distance by 3 1/4 lengths at odds of 42-1, the 6-year-old son of Sageburg wowed again at 10 furlongs May 29 in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Taris wins the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I)

    Taris Could Opt for Triple Bend Over Vanity

    Although a showdown with champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in the June 4 Vanity Mile (gr. I) has been the plan for Taris for a while, trainer Simon Callaghan said he's having second thoughts about the next landing spot for the Flatter mare.

  • Finnegans Wake

    Finnegans Wake Back for Whittingham

    Trainer Peter Miller was forward about his intentions bringing grade I winner Finnegans Wake back off a nearly nine-month layoff last time out in the Thunder Road Stakes (gr. IIIT), which was a prep for bigger and better things.

  • Beholder works May 25, 2016

    Beholder Fires Bullet, Ready to Rumble

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.

  • Second Summer wins the California Stakes.

    Second Summer Breaks Through in Californian

    A day after he took some harsh criticism for his ride aboard Nyquist in the May 22 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Mario Gutierrez deftly guided Second Summer to an upset victory in the $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II).

  • Songbird wins the 2016 Santa Ysabel Stakes.

    Songbird Fleet in First Work Back

    The June 18 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park is the hopeful target for Songbird's return, if all goes well as she gears up in training. After that, owner Rick Porter said, "there's a lot of good races on the East Coast."

  • Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano win Kona Gold Stakes.

    Wild Dude Rallies to Kona Gold Victory

    Two-time grade I-winning sprinter Wild Dude secured a graded stakes win in a third straight season May 21 when he rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Follow Me Crev wins a Santa Anita Park allowance in February

    Follow Me Crev Takes His Shot in Californian

    Follow Me Crev's connections were disappointed when a severe quarter crack knocked him out of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), but he's made his way back and will seek his first graded stakes score May 22 in the Californian (gr. II).

  • San Onofre winning the 2016 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III)

    San Onofre Heads Kona Gold

    Kona Gold's family connections out to win namesake race with homebred San Onofre. Santa Anita's 6 1/2-furlong Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) to run right after the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • I Will Score holds off Mrazek to win the Lazaro Barrera.

    I Will Score Game in Barrera Victory

    Off the Triple Crown trail and back at arguably his best distance, Hans Poetsch's homebred I Will Score broke through for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera (gr. III) May 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Denman's Call

    Seven Seek Graded Glory in Lazaro Barrera

    The Triple Crown trail didn't work out for much of the Lazaro Barrera (gr. III) field, and all seven entrants will seek their first graded stakes win in the $100,000 seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds May 14 at Santa Anita Park.