Keyword: Santa Maria

  • Almanaar wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

    The Week in Photos 2/14/2017

    Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Arcadia, Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park Handicap, Lambholm South Endeavor, San Vicente, Santa Maria, Suwannee River, and more.

  • Vision in Gold (right) gets the best of Zardana (middle) and St Trinians in the Santa Maria.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9403342%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Vision in Gold Shines in Santa Maria Win

    Vison in Gold scored the first stakes win of her career when she held off Zardana by a neck with a front-running effort in the $150,000 Santa Maria(gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Jockey David Flores pats Sugar Shake on the way to the winner's circle after victory in the Santa Maria Handicap.

    Sugar Shake Registers Sweet Santa Maria Win

    Stronach Stables' 4-year-old filly Sugar Shake provided 65-year-old trainer Bobby Frankel with his first victory in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares Saturday with a sharp front-running victory at Santa Anita.

  • Probable Santa Maria favorite Ermine is shown here working in advance of last year's Kentucky Oaks.

    Ermine Seeks Grade I Glory in Santa Maria

    The 4-year-old eastern invader Ermine, the most accomplished runner in a field of eight older fillies and mares, is the probable favorite in the $150,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Star Parade makes it two firsts, one last in Santa Maria.

    Star Parade Glimmers Again in Santa Maria

    Gary Tanaka's hard-hitting Star Parade suffered through a nine-race losing streak last year, but has now won her last two starts on the dirt after a two-length victory in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Sharp Lisa hopes to resume winning ways in Santa Maria.

    Sharp Lisa Takes on Star Parade in Santa Maria

    Sharp Lisa, winless since winning the Las Virgenes (gr. I) as the odds-on favorite as a 3-year-old 12 months ago, gets another chance in Saturday's $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Star Parade takes Santa Maria.

    Star Parade Shines in Santa Maria

    Star Parade took the early lead and held off Bare Necessities by a head to capture Monday's grade I, $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Island Fashion Scratched from Santa Maria

    Everest Stables' homebred Island Fashion, who has two consecutive grade I victories to her credit, was scratched out of Monday's $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita in favor of another grade I with a bigger purse.

  • Lovellon, ridden by Gary Stevens, cruises to a win in the grade I $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap on Sunday.

    Santa Anita Report: Surfside Shows Dislike of Santa Anita

    Big-time races for fillies and mares and marathons for grass stayers usually have zero impact in the countdown to the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I). There was, nevertheless, a million-dollar ring to both the $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 18 and the $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) the day before. By the time the weekend was in the books and the results began to sink in, the only thing anyone knew for sure was there really is nothing for sure.