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  • Summer Hit won the 2013 All American Handicap.

    Summer Hit Heads 14 in Cal Cup Turf Classic

    Summer Hit is the clear standout in a field of 14 entered for the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, one of three races for older horses included in the Sunshine Millions/California Cup lineup Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Spellbound wins the La Canada Stakes.

    Spellbound Works Magic in La Canada Surprise

    Spellbound made trainer Richard Mandella's quick cross-country trip worthwhile when she came from far out of it to capture the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) by a neck at 16-1 odds Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shakin It Up comes home strong to win the Strub Stakes.

    Shakin It Up Hands Baffert a Strub Double

    Malibu Stakes (gr. I) winner Shakin It Up answered doubts about his ability around two turns when he overpowered stablemate Govenor Charlie to give trainer Bob Baffert the exacta in Santa Anita Strub Stakes Jan. 18.

  • Fiftyshadesofhay

    Fiftyshadesofhay Can Make Amends in La Canada

    Unable to overcome a poor break as the favorite in December's Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II), Fiftyshadesofhay is out to turn the tables on the runaway winner of that race, Broken Sword, in the La Canada Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Again Heads Male Turf Division

    A steady campaign placed Wise Dan squarely at the top of the Male Turf Horse category for the Eclipse Awards, an honor he won last season when sweeping Horse of the Year and Older Horse.

  • Malibu winner Shakin It Up faces 7 in the Strub.

    Revamped Strub Led by Baffert, Hollendorfer

    A revamped Strub Stakes (gr. II), moved forward on the Santa Anita Park schedule and shortened in distance to 1 1/16 miles, features two strong entrants apiece from Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Tyler Baze Gets Initial Victory Since Return

    Jockey Tyler Baze earned his first win since returning from an alcohol-related suspension when he guided Changethechannel to a front-running tally in the featured $58,000 Venus Purse allowance Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • And They're Off: New Year's Edition 2014

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss three-year-olds including Commissioner and Top Billing, Jeranimo, field size at Santa Anita, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Top Fortitude broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths on Nov. 16.

    Six Potential Stars Line Up in Sham Stakes

    First-out maiden winners Top Fortitude and Midnight Hawk each take a giant step into graded company as part of a field of six 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 11 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pontchatrain wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Pontchatrain Packs Punch in Monrovia Tally

    Even-money choice Pontchatrain kicked off the new year with her third consecutive stakes victory on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 5.

  • Jeranimo rolls home to win his third San Gabriel Stakes.

    Jeranimo, Bejarano Keep San Gabriel Streaks

    Eight-year-old warrior Jeranimo became the first horse to win the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) three times when he cut loose his patented stretch run to score by 1 1/4 lengths Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Apprentice Nicolas to Miss 4-6 Weeks

    Apprentice jockey Gonzalo Nicolas is expected to miss four to six weeks with a vertebrae chip on the lower part of his back when thrown at Santa Anita Jan. 2 after his mount, Shand, broke down and fell in upper stretch.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief Works, Pointing for Lewis

    Undefeated CashCall Futurity (gr. I) winner Shared Belief, a leading candidate for 2013 Eclipse Award honors as outstanding male juvenile, worked five furlongs handily Jan. 3 in 1:00 2/5 over the main track at Santa Anita.

  • Kindle

    Kindle One to Catch in Deep Monrovia Field

    Idle for more than 11 months, Kindle will put her blazing speed to the test as part of a deep field in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course Jan. 5.

  • Santa Anita Guarantees Saturday Pick 6 Pools

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it will guarantee a $150,000 Pick Six pool each Saturday, beginning Jan. 4, throughout the current winter/spring meet that ends April 20.

  • Unbridled's Note wins the Daytona Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Rolls to Daytona Victory

    Favored Unbridled's Note collared El Commodore near mid-stretch en route to his first victory in 10 months, taking the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 28.

  • Glen Hill Farm Duo Part of Even Frankel Field

    Trainer Tom Proctor and Glen Hill Farm will send out a pair of talented 4-year-old fillies, Customer Base and Gulsary, in the $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares Dec. 29 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gervinho wins the 2013 Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Gervinho Rallies Wide to Take Sir Beaufort

    Keith Brackpool's Gervinho, winless since the 2013 Del Mar meet, got back in the win column with a strong off-the pace victory in the $201,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • Shakin It Up wins the 2013 Malibu Stakes.

    Shakin It Up Shoots to 17-1 Malibu Stunner

    Shakin It Up, making his first start in nine months, mowed down the field for trainer Bob Baffert to earn his first grade I victory in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes at odds of 17-1 on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • Heir Kitty wins the 2013 La Brea Stakes.

    Stevens Guides Heir Kitty to La Brea Upset

    Heir Kitty overtook 4-5 favorite Sweet Lulu in the final furlong to post a 13-1 upset in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26 for Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens.

  • No Jet Lag takes on 9 in the Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    No Jet Lag Can Make Amends in Sir Beaufort

    Grade II winner No Jet Lag makes his first start since he was well beaten by Wise Dan in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) when he takes on nine opponents in the $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

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    Sweet Lulu Breaks From Rail in La Brea Clash

    Grade I winner Sweet Lulu makes her first start since a fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) as the likely choice in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) opening day Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Flashback faces a full field in the Malibu Stakes.

    Full Field to Meet Flashback in Malibu

    Hollywood Park has sadly faded into the Southern California sunset, but Santa Anita Park opens for a new season Dec. 26 with a couple of extra months tagged on at the end of the meet.

  • Santa Anita Reducing Takeout on Daily Double

    Santa Anita Park, with the approval of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, will reduce the takeout on its Daily Double wager to 18% during the upcoming season, and will offer the bet three times daily.

  • The California Horse Racing Board will discuss several issues related to the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

    CHRB to Meet as Hollywood Park Closure Nears

    The California Horse Racing Board is to hold its final meeting of 2013 on Dec. 12 at Santa Anita Park with several items on the agenda related to racing in the state next year after the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Aaron Gryder is one of the finalists for the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

    Five Woolf Award Finalists Announced

    Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced on HRTV in January following a vote of jockeys nationwide.