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  • Experience Santa Anita

    BloodHorse.com's engaging insider's tour of Santa Anita Park with photos, interviews and video features.

  • Iotapa runs away from the competition in the Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Front-Running Iotapa Has Vanity All Her Way

    Front-running Iotapa, bouncing back from disappointing effort at Churchill Downs, left the favorites behind with a superb effort in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mike Pegram

    Pegram Defamation Case With Jamgotchian Ends

    A defamation lawsuit brought in Nevada by prominent Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram against fellow owner Jerry Jamgotchian has been brought to an end with a settlement of $879,536, it was announced June 12.

  • Obviously was an easy winner in the American Stakes on May 17.

    Obviously, Winning Prize Clash in Shoemaker

    Fresh off a front-running romp in the American Stakes one month ago, Obviously faces fellow grade I winner Winning Prize and several other talented older runners in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 14 at Santa Anita.

  • Grace Hall ships to Southern California to contest the Vanity Stakes.

    Grace Hall Continues Her Comeback in Vanity

    Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Can the Man makes his 2014 debut in the Affirmed.

    O'Neill Duo Tries Can the Man in Affirmed

    Trainer Doug O'Neill has a pair of up-and-coming 3-year-olds, Friendswith K Mill and Frensham, preparing for the second half of the 2014 campaign in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) June 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Room Service and Shaun Bridgmohan dominate the American Oaks.

    Room Service Rings Up American Oaks Victory

    Kentucky shipper Room Service, the only grade I winner in the field, overpowered the leaders in the drive for the wire to tally impressively in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 31 on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Clubhouse Ride gets through on the inside to win the Californian Stakes over favorite Fury Kapcori.

    Clubhouse Ride Defends Californian Title

    Old pro Clubhouse Ride slipped through along the inside and outfought odds-on favorite Fury Kapcori in the final furlong to register a gutty repeat win in the $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) May 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Room Service
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    Room Service Ships West for American Oaks

    Room Service, a game dead-heat winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), squares off with fast-developing Nashoba's Gold in what shapes up as an outstanding renewal of the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 31.

  • Fury Kapcori

    Californian: Fury Kapcori Seeks 5th Straight

    Fury Kapcori, a dominant front-running winner of the Precisionist Stakes (gr. III) one month ago, brings a four-race victory streak into the $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) May 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fire With Fire comes on late to win the Charles Whittingham.

    Fire With Fire Finds Spark in Whittingham

    A change in tactics helped Fire With Fire post a 7-1 upset in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap (gr. IIT) May 24 on the grass at Santa Anita Park, giving trainer Neil Drysdale a record-tying seventh win in the race.

  • Super Ninety Nine makes his return in the Los Angeles Handicap.

    Super Ninety Nine Returns in Los Angeles 'Cap

    Out of action since the 2013 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Super Ninety Nine is to make his return for trainer Bob Baffert in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) against four opponents at Santa Anita on Memorial Day.

  • Emollient seeks her first win of 2014 in the Gamely Stakes.

    Emollient Returns to Santa Anita for Gamely

    Multiple grade I winner Emollient has burned plenty of money in her two starts this year, but she'll attempt to regain her winning form with a return to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) Memorial Day.

  • Santa Anita to Replace Dirt Track in July

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it's one mile main track will undergo a major renovation beginning July 11 following conclusion of the Southern California facility's first spring stand.

  • Quick Casablanca (left) and Fire With Fire (right) finished a head apart in the Last Tycoon.

    Last Tycoon Rematch Set in Whittingham Stakes

    Quick Casablanca and Fire With Fire, separated by a head the last time they met for their respective Hall of Fame trainers, will battle again in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Let Faith Arise wins the Adoration Stakes.

    Let Faith Arise Earns Hard-Fought Adoration

    Let Faith Arise had to dig deep to pull out the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by a short neck as the 1-2 favorite May 18 at Santa Anita Park, getting the nod over stubborn pacesetter Yahilwa at the wire.

  • Victor Espinoza returns to racing at Santa Anita Park.

    Espinoza Gets Hero's Welcome at Santa Anita

    Jockey Victor Espinoza received a hero's welcome May 18 at Santa Anita Park upon his return from his 1 1/2-length win in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) a day earlier aboard superstar California Chrome.

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the American Stakes.

    Obviously Makes American Victory Look Easy

    Grade I winner Obviously (IRE) showed he's at the top of his game in his first start in 7 1/2 months, romping to a repeat victory in the $100,000 American Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 17 on the grass at Santa Anita Park.

  • Let Faith Arise won the 2014 Santa Margarita.

    Let Faith Arise One to Beat in Adoration

    Let Faith Arise, winner of the Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) in March, stands out among 10 fillies and mares set for the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) May 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Obviously won the 2013 American at Hollywood Park by 2 1/2 lengths.

    American Repeat a Tall Order for Obviously

    Looking for a repeat victory, grade I winner Obviously will battle the likes of Winning Prize, Silentio, and Chips All In in the American Stakes, to be contested for the first time on the Santa Anita Park turf May 17.

  • Frank Mirahmadi

    Mirahmadi to Spell Denman at Santa Anita

    Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita Park for more than 30 years, will take time off in the month of June to "freshen up" before returning to call the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) on closing weekend June 28.

  • Top Fortitude and Kayla Stra upset the Lazaro Barrera Stakes.

    Top Fortitude Shows Grit in Barrera Stunner

    Top Fortitude, overlooked by bettors at 30-1 after a poor 2014 debut a month earlier, outfought his challengers in the stretch May 10 to post a huge surprise in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Nashoba's Gold wins the Honeymoon Stakes.

    Nashoba's Gold Finds Key to Honeymoon Victory

    Odds-on pick Nashoba's Gold, half sister to multiple grade I winner Noshoba's Key, unleashed a terrific closing kick to win the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) impressively on the Santa Anita Park turf May 4.

  • Fractured Sternum Sidelines Rider Nicolas

    Apprentice rider Gonzalo Nicolas, injured at Santa Anita Park May 2, is at Huntington Memorial Hospital recovering from a fracture in his sternum in the breast plate area, according to his agent, Vince DeGregory.

  • Fury Kapcori leaves the others behind in the Precisionist Stakes.

    Fury Kapcori Unchallenged in Precisionist Win

    Heavily favored Fury Kapcori earned his first graded stakes win and his fourth victory in a row with a front-running romp in the Precisionist Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Derby day card May 3 at Santa Anita.

  • Fury Kapcori has won three in a row.

    Fury Kapcori Well-Spotted in Precisionist

    Fury Kapcori, on a three-race win streak for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, looks for his first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Precisionist (gr. III), the featured event at Santa Anita Park on Derby day May 3.

  • Parranda wins the Wilshire Stakes.

    Newcomer Parranda a Handy Wilshire Winner

    Parranda seems to be enjoying California after her first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, coming from off the pace to win the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away on the Santa Anita Park turf April 27.

  • Awesome Return wins the 2014 Snow Chief Stakes.

    Awesome Return Makes Most of Gold Rush Day

    Improving Awesome Return took control in the stretch and held sway in the final furlong to earn his first stakes win in the $250,000 Snow Chief, the featured event on the California Gold Rush day card at Santa Anita April 26.

  • Quick Casablanca gets up late to win the Last Tycoon.

    Quick Casablanca Posts Last Tycoon Surprise

    Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca landed his first North American win when he overcame a slow start to nip Fire With Fire and favored Rookie Sensation in the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita Park turf.