Keyword: Santa Monica Handicap

  • Evita Argentina will carry 120 pounds in the Santa Monica.<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%3D8341998%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Santa Monica Length Right for Evita Argentina

    Her last four stakes wins have come at seven furlongs, but if grade I winner Evita Argentina hopes to add the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) to her fine record, she'll need to be at her best at Santa Anita Jan. 31.

  • Ventura strikes the front in the Santa Monica.<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%3D7610819%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ventura Finds Fast Lane in Santa Monica

    The result never seemed in doubt as odds-on choice Ventura shook off stablemate Jibboom with a furlong to run to en route to a measured one-length win, giving trainer Bobby Frankel and Juddmonte Farms the exacta in the $300,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Jan. 31.

  • Indian Blessing won't take on Ventura in the Santa Monica.<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%3D7226922%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Indian Blessing Won't Run, Baffert Says

    A day after entering Eclipse champion female sprinter Indian Blessing in the $300,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert said the 4-year-old filly would not participate in an anticipated rematch with Ventura after all.

  • Breeders' Cup champ Ventura may face Indian Blessing again in the Santa Monica.<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%3D6445701%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ventura, Indian Blessing May Clash Again

    A rematch of last fall's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint battle at Santa Anita between the victorious Ventura and champion filly Indian Blessing looms in the $300,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) Jan. 31. But after entries were taken Jan. 28, trainer Bob Baffert said he was unsure if Indian Blessing would run.

  • Intangaroo holds off Society Hostess to take the Santa Monica.<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%3D3468198%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Santa Monica Upset Cheers Underdogs

    Hystericalady, the 3-10 favorite, just didn't have it in her first start since the Breeders' Cup, opening the door for Intangaroo, the longest shot in the field at 26-1, to win the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Feb. 2.

  • Hystericalady finally gets her chance in the grade I Santa Monica Handicap Feb. 2.

    Hystericalady Tries 'Monica Again

    Hystericalady tops the six older fillies and mares entered for the re-drawn $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I), which is to be run Feb. 2 after being canceled the preceding weekend due to the unsafe condition of Santa Anita's Cushion Track.

  • Due to inclement weather, live racing has been cancelled for Monday, Jan. 18 at Santa Anita.

    'Anita Cancels Jan. 27-28 Programs

    After getting a break in the weather enabling the Sunshine Millions program to go forward Jan. 26, Santa Anita announced it has canceled its live racing programs for the next two days after more rain hit the track overnight.

  • Hystericalady takes on Pussycat Doll in the Santa Monica.

    Hystericalady Heads Santa Monica H.

    Weather permitting, grade I winners Hystericalady and Pussycat Doll will make their 2008 debuts in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) on the Santa Anita Cushion Track Jan. 27.

  • Pussycat Doll and Garrett Gomez win the Santa Monica Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Pussycat Doll Purrs in Santa Monica Comeback

    Even-money choice Pussycat Doll, returning from a layoff of nearly nine months, proved anything but vulnerable with her third grade I win in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Sunday's Santa Monica marks the return of Pussycat Doll for the first time since winning the Humana Distaff last May.

    Pussycat Doll Forges Ahead in Santa Monica Test

    Pussycat Doll, off the racing trail since winning the Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) May 6, returns in an ambitious spot -- Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita -- where she faces nine tough rivals going seven furlongs.

  • Behaving Badly and Victor Espinoza win the Santa Monica Handicap.

    Behaving Badly Much the Best in Santa Monica

    Heavy betting favorite Behaving Badly popped the gate in front for jockey Victor Espinoza and was never seriously threatened, becoming a grade I winner with little trouble in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park Sunday.

  • La Brea Stakes winner Alphabet Kisses

    Alphabet Kisses Spells Trouble in Santa Monica

    Grade I winners Alphabet Kisses and Leave Me Alone are the co-high weights at 119 pounds among nine fillies and mares entered in Santa Anita's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at seven furlongs on Sunday.

  • Ignored for Eclipse, Island Fashion Makes Statement

    Trainer Marcelo Polanco was quite unhappy that Island Fashion wasn't given more consideration for the Eclipse Award for 3-year-old fillies in 2003 after winning a pair of grade I races and two other stakes. After beating a powerful field that included top mares Sightseek and Got Koko in Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita, Polanco may have proved his point.

  • Beldame winner and Eclipse finalist Sightseek among all-star cast for Sunday's Santa Monica Handicap.

    Sightseek, Connections in Eclipse Preview?

    Juddmonte Farms, Bobby Frankel, Jerry Bailey and Sightseek, each on the verge of winning an Eclipse Award Monday night in Florida, are set to tackle six rivals Sunday in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sightseek Picks Paceless Spot for Return

    Sightseek hasn't run since finishing a disappointing fourth, beaten 10 ½ lengths as the 3-5 favorite, in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) last Oct. 25, but Bobby Frankel is unconcerned about her going seven furlongs in a tough field after a three-month layoff.

  • Island Fashion Scratched from El Encino

    Island Fashion was scratched from Sunday's El Encino Stakes (gr. II) and will point to next Sunday's Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) instead, trainer Marcelo Polanco said Sunday.

  • Affluent outruns Sightseek in the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

    Affluent Shows Her Class in Santa Monica

    Affluent and jockey Alex Solis found room on the inside behind a wall of horses in the stretch and went on to defeat heavily-favored Sightseek in the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Sise's Santa Monica Hopefuls on Their Toes

    Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. fired two bullets Saturday morning at Santa Anita, when he sent out Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) probables Kitty On The Track and Reine des Neiges.

  • Kalookan Queen races to the finish and a victory in the Santa Monica Handicap.

    Santa Anita Race Report: Picture Perfect

    Even-money favorite Kalookan Queen alternately set and pressed a fast pace, drew away in upper stretch, and held off a fast-closing Leading Light in deep stretch to win Saturday's $200,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) by a half-length at Santa Anita.

  • Squirtle Squirt, Spain Return This Weekend

    Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Squirtle Squirt drilled six furlongs in 1:13 at Hollywood Park for Bobby Frankel on Sunday as he prepares for his return in Sunday's Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II).

  • Squirtle Squirt, Spain Return This Weekend

    Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Squirtle Squirt drilled six furlongs in 1:13 at Hollywood Park for Bobby Frankel on Sunday as he prepares for his return in Sunday's Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II).