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  • Big Bane Theory and Joe Talamo take the City of Hope Mile Stakes.

    Big Bane Theory Stars in City of Hope Mile

    Favored Big Bane Theory threaded his way along the inside for Joe Talamo and put away the field in the stretch to register his first stakes win in the $200,000 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) on the turf Oct. 4 at Santa Anita.

  • Rich Tapestry (right) gets his nose in front of Goldencents to win the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Rich Tapestry Weaves Santa Anita Surprise

    Hong Kong-based sprinter Rich Tapestry, prepping for the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), produced a superb come from behind win Oct. 4, nosing out Goldencents in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I).

  • Kent Desormeaux

    Desormeaux Broke Five Ribs in Horse Kick

    Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux is recovering from five fractured ribs and a bruised lung in Covina, Calif., where he and his wife, Rosie, recently bought a home, according to trainer Bob Hess, a longtime friend.

  • Stopshoppingdebbie is undefeated in 9 starts.

    Stopshoppingdebbie Tries for 10th Straight

    Stopshoppingdebbie has won her first nine races, all at Emerald Downs, and seeks to hit the big time when she tackles five foes at Santa Anita in the L.A. Woman Stakes (gr. III), her first graded test.

  • Shared Belief wins the Awesome Again Stakes.

    Haskin: Thoughts on a Super Saturday

    Although Super Saturday in New York and California had several twists that no one was expecting, it did help clarify the Breeders' Cup picture to some extent, but also raised questions as well.

  • Victor Espinoza

    Espinoza Suspended for Awesome Again Ride

    Santa Anita Park stewards handed jockey Victor Espinoza a seven-day suspension Sept. 28 for his tactics in the handling of Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) the preceding day.

  • Bright Thought wins the John Henry Turf Championship.

    Bright Thought Back in Form in John Henry

    Bright Thought turned the tables on his heavily favored stablemate Big John B in the $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park with his first win since March 2013.

  • Tonalist wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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    Tonalist, Zivo Could Meet Again in BC Classic

    Tonalist and Zivo, first and second, respectively, in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), could meet up again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), their trainers said the morning of Sept. 28.

  • Angela Renee wins the Chandalier Stakes.

    Angela Renee Dominant in Chandelier Stakes

    Siena Farm's Angela Renee, beaten more than 19 lengths in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, rebounded in a big way with a victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

  • Shared Belief overtakes Fed Biz late to win the Awesome Again.

    Shared Belief Goes Overland in Awesome Again

    Stuck wide every step of the way, odds-on choice Shared Belief stayed unbeaten in seven starts with a neck victory over a game Fed Biz in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Main Sequence repels Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-HnbXvVC">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Times Turf Classic Just Right

    Main Sequence earned his third consecutive grade I win in the United States since arriving from England when he narrowly outfought Twilight Eclipse in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Lucida, Elm Park Win BC Stakes at Newmarket

    Two-year-olds Lucida and Elm Park were impressive winners of group II races Sept. 26-27 at Newmarket, qualifying for starts at the Breeders' Cup World Championships next month at Santa Anita Park.

  • Home Run Kitten (left) gets up late to win the Eddie D. over Ambitious Brew.

    Home Run Kitten Goes Deep to Take Eddie D.

    Home Run Kitten went deep to nab favored Ambitious Brew by a nose in the $101,500 Eddie D. Stakes to conclude opening-day action of the autumn meet at Santa Anita Park with a 10-1 upset over the hillside turf course Sept. 26.

  • Beholder makes her return in the Zenyatta Stakes.

    Beholder, Iotapa Lock Horns in Zenyatta

    Beholder, who loves racing at Santa Anita but will be making just her third start of the year, will have to outkick dual grade I winner Iotapa to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27.

  • Game On Dude

    Game On Dude to Parade at Santa Anita

    Game On Dude, who was retired from racing Sept. 18 as the only three-time Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, will be paraded between the sixth and seventh races Saturday, Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Big John B

    John Henry: Big John B Must Prove Self Again

    An overpowering 5 1/4-length winner of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) last month, Big John B returns for the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Sept. 28 against many of the same horses he beat previously.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert will be seeking a record 10th win in the Chandelier Stakes.

    Baffert Chasing Record 10th Win in Chandelier

    Trainer Bob Baffert will be seeking a record 10th win in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) when he sends out recent maiden winner Maybellene to battle a promising field of 11 other 2-year-old fillies Sept. 27.

  • Santa Anita Hosts Handicapping Event Oct. 4-5

    The Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, will be offered during the second weekend of the upcoming autumn meet Oct. 4-5, the track announced.

  • California Chrome Progressing Toward PA Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome had his first five-furlong workout since returning to training at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 29, covering the distance handily in 1:01 flat with regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard.

  • Santa Anita Fall Meet Has 28 Graded Stakes

    Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders' Cup for an unprecedented third consecutive year this fall, has a total of 28 graded stakes--including 13 Breeders' Cup events--over the course of its 24-day autumn meet.

  • Quick Casablanca won the 2014 Last Tycoon Stakes.

    San Juan Capistrano Offers Turf Marathon

    Quick Casablanca hopes to make the San Juan Capistrano the continuation of a beautiful friendship with the Santa Anita turf, as the Chilean-bred won a grade III stakes over the Arcadia, Calif., lawn in April.

  • Breeders' Cup officially announced June 24 that Keeneland will host the event in 2015.

    Breeders' Cup: Churchill, NYRA Still Options

    A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.

  • Jojo Warrior and Martin Garcia take the Summertime Oaks.

    Jojo Warrior Gets Jump in Summertime Oaks

    Jojo Warrior, ridden aggressively from the rail by Martin Garcia, was a resounding gate-to-wire winner of the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) in her first start over a route of ground June 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Story to Tell was an eye-catching maiden special weight winner May 23.

    2-Year-Olds Featured in Santa Anita Stakes

    Untested 2-year-olds take the spotlight at Santa Anita Park June 22 in a pair of $125,000 stakes events at 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track, the Santa Anita Juvenile and the Landaluce for fillies.

  • Experience Santa Anita

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