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  • Game On Dude captures his third Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude Captures Record Third Big 'Cap

    Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Alysheba (right) defeated Ferdinand by 1/2 length in the 1988 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

    The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

  • Mucho Macho Man works at Santa Anita.

    Mucho Macho Man Struts for Santa Anita Fans

    Mucho Macho Man was on the Santa Anita Park main track between races March 2 for his final timed workout before the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), a drill jockey Gary Stevens termed "a little romp in the park."

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    Mucho Macho Man to Carry 124 at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, one more pound than Classic runner-up and 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge.

  • Lakow Hired as Santa Anita Racing Director

    Mike Lakow, who served for 12 years as director of racing for the New York Racing Association, has been hired as racing director at Santa Anita Park, the Southern California track announced Feb. 28.

  • Awesome Baby faces 7 in the Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita Park.

    Awesome Baby Goes Long in Santa Ysabel Stakes

    Awesome Baby, wire-to-wire winner of the Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs, stretches back out to 1 1/16 miles against seven other 3-year-old fillies March 1 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita.

  • Slideshow: Big Ten for Big 'Cap

    Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, and John Henry starred in the golden era of the Santa Anita Handicap (1979-89).

  • Mucho Macho Man arrives at Santa Anita.

    Mucho Macho Man Arrives for Big 'Cap Date

    Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Feb. 23 at the stable area at Santa Anita Park in advance of a rematch with Classic runner-up Will Take Charge in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8.

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    Mucho Macho Man Works at Gulfstream Park

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man put in his last local work Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park, going five furlongs in 1:02.56 on the main track at the South Florida oval. He will leave for California Feb. 23.

  • CHRB Questions New Santa Anita Stakes Slate

    Santa Anita Park gained approval for its first spring/summer meet from the California Horse Racing Board Feb. 21 and presented a stakes schedule for the nine-week stand that looks quite a bit like Hollywood Park's.

  • Kobe's Back wins the the San Vicente Stakes.

    Kobe's Back Stylish Winner of San Vicente

    Lee and Susan Searing already have one formidable West Coast contender for the Triple Crown trail in Candy Boy. After winning the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) in handy style with Kobe's Back, they have a second as well.

  • Egg Drop makes her first start of 2014 in the Buena Vista Stakes.

    Sizzling Egg Drop Heads Buena Vista Field

    Egg Drop starts her 2014 campaign in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) on Presidents' Day Feb. 17 at Santa Anita with a three-race winning streak trainer Mike Mitchell credits in great part to jockey Martin Garcia.

  • Santa Anita Earns Safety Re-Accreditation

    The NTRA announced Feb. 14 that Santa Anita Park, site of the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the third straight year in 2014, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Candy Boy gets up late to win the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Candy Boy Makes Sweet Move for Lewis Score

    Candy Boy stamped himself as the top contender for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) when he overpowered a pair of well-regarded Bob Baffert trainees in winning the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. I) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita.

  • Blingo gets by Imperative to win the San Antonio Stakes.

    Blingo Hits San Antonio Jackpot; 'Dude' Fades

    Blingo came from off the pace for his first graded stakes score as heavily favored Game On Dude and Blueskiesnrainbows flamed out in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Jockey Martin Pedroza

    Pedroza Breaks Leg in Starting Gate Mishap

    Jockey Martin Pedroza sustained a leg fracture and is to be sidelined for an indefinite period after a starting gate mishap aboard first-time starter Sargentina in the eighth and final race Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela Suspended for Latest No-Show

    The California Horse Racing Board suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela indefinitely Feb. 7 for failing to appear before stewards at Santa Anita Park over charges that he failed to fulfill his riding agreement.

  • Sham Stakes winner Midnight Hawk takes on 6 in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Midnight Hawk One to Beat in Robert B. Lewis

    Sham Stakes (gr. III) winner Midnight Hawk takes his next step on the Triple Crown trail for trainer Bob Baffert when he faces six other 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Wild Dude wins the Palos Verdes.

    Wild Dude Posts Palos Verdes Upset

    Wild Dude scored his first stakes triumph Feb. 2 when the 4-year-old colt took advantage of a duel by the frontrunners to win the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Game On Dude

    Baffert Duo Drill for Weekend Stakes

    Game on Dude covered four furlongs in 48 seconds flat in preparation for the Feb. 8 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), while Midnight Hawk worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5, also with Garcia aboard.

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    Eclipse Finalists Square Off in Palos Verdes

    Racing fans will want to take a short break from pre-Super Bowl hype Feb. 2 to check out the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, where Eclipse Award sprint finalists Secret Circle and Sahara Sky are set for battle.

  • Suggestive Boy won the 2013 Arcadia.

    Suggestive Boy Facing Tough Field in Arcadia

    Suggestive Boy, who went to the sidelines with a splint injury last spring, returns from an 11-month absence to defend his title in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • 25 Years of Derby Prep Races

    Over the past 25 years, Florida and California have been the predominant routes taken by winners of the Kentucky Derby. See how the top four finishers of all the major prep races have fared since 1989.

  • Vagabond Shoes
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    Freshened Vagabond Shoes Returns in Arcadia

    Vagabond Shoes is scheduled to make his first start since finishing fifth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) when he runs in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) for older horses Feb. 1 at one mile on the Santa Anita turf.

  • 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.