On the first Saturday in May, Bob Baffert will saddle Justify as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). Before that, though, comes the last Saturday in April.
|Joe Hernandez S. (BT)||$75,000a||4&up||6.5f||Details|
|Sham S. (G3)||$100,000g||3yos||8f||Details|
|San Gabriel S. (G2T)||$200,000g||4&up||9f T||Details|
|Santa Ynez S. (G2)||$200,000g||3yos, Fillies||7f||Details|
|La Canada S. (G2)||$200,000g||4&up, f/m||8f||Details|
|Kalookan Queen S. (BT)||$75,000a||4&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|Astra S. (BT)||$75,000a||4&up, f/m||12f T||Details|
|Megahertz S. (G3T)||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||8f T||Details|
|Las Cienegas S. (G3T)||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S. (BT)||$150,000g||4&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint S. (BT)||$150,000g||4&up||6f||Details|
|California Cup Turf Sprint S. (BT)||$100,000g||3yos||6.5f||Details|
|Unusual Heat Turf Classic S. presented by City National Bank (BT)||$200,000g||4&up||9f T||Details|
|Clocker's Corner S. (BT)||$75,000a||4&up||6.5f||Details|
|Palos Verdes S. (G2)||$200,000g||4&up||6f||Details|
|Robert B. Lewis S. (G3)||$150,000g||3yos||8.5f||Details|
|San Marcos S. (G2T)||$200,000g||4&up||10f T||Details|
|San Pasqual S. (G2)||$200,000g||4&up||9f||Details|
|Las Virgenes S. (G2)||$200,000g||3yos, Fillies||8f||Details|
|Super Bowl Starter H.||$40,000a||4&up||9f T||Details|
|Santa Maria S. (G2)||$200,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f||Details|
|Thunder Road S. (G3T)||$100,000g||4&up||8f T||Details|
|San Vicente S. (G2)||$200,000g||3yos||7f||Details|
|Sweet Life S. (BT)||$75,000a||3yos, Fillies||6.5f||Details|
|Buena Vista S. (G2T)||$200,000g||4&up, f/m||8f T||Details|
|Baffle S. (BT)||$75,000a||3yos||6.5f||Details|
|Las Flores S. (G3)||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||6f||Details|
|California Cup Oaks (BT)||$200,000g||3yos, Fillies||8f T||Details|
|California Cup Derby (BT)||$200,000g||3yos||8.5f||Details|
|Daytona S. (G3T)||$150,000g||4&up||6.5f||Details|
|Wishing Well S. (BT)||$70,000a||4&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|Spring Fever S. (BT)||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||6f||Details|
|Santa Ysabel S. (G3)||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||8.5f||Details|
|Triple Bend S. (G1)||$400,000g||4&up||7f||Details|
|Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. (G1T)||$400,000g||4&up||8f T||Details|
|San Felipe S. (G2)||$400,000g||3yos||8.5f||Details|
|China Doll S. (BT)||$75,000a||3yos, Fillies||8f T||Details|
|Santa Anita H. Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1)||$600,000g||4&up||10f||Details|
|Sensational Star S. (BT)||$100,000g||4&up||6.5f||Details|
|Irish O'Brien S. (BT)||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|Pasadena S. (BT)||$200,000g||3yos||8f T||Details|
|Santa Margarita S. (G1)||$400,000g||4&up, f/m||9f||Details|
|Santa Ana S. (G2T)||$200,000g||4&up, f/m||9f T||Details|
|Santa Monica S. (G2)||$200,000g||4&up, f/m||7f||Details|
|San Luis Rey S. (G2T)||$200,000g||4&up||12f T||Details|
|Mizdirection S. (BT)||$75,000a||4&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|Santana Mile S. (BT)||$75,000a||4&up||8f||Details|
|March Madness Starter H.||$40,000a||4&up, f/m||9f T||Details|
|Evening Jewel S. (BT)||$200,000g||3yos, Fillies||6.5f||Details|
|Providencia S. (G3T)||$150,000g||3yos, Fillies||9f T||Details|
|Echo Eddie S. (BT)||$200,000g||3yos||6.5f||Details|
|Santa Anita Derby (G1)||$1,000,000g||3yos||9f||Details|
|Royal Heroine S. (G2T)||$200,000g||4&up, f/m||8f T||Details|
|Santa Anita Oaks (G1)||$400,000g||3yos, Fillies||8.5f||Details|
|Tokyo City Cup S. (G3)||$100,000g||4&up||12f||Details|
|Thor's Echo H. (BT)||$100,000g||3&up||6f||Details|
|Kona Gold S. (G2)||$200,000g||3&up||6.5f||Details|
|American S. (G3T)||$100,000g||3&up||8f T||Details|
|San Juan Capistrano S. (G3T)||$100,000g||3&up||14f T||Details|
|Santa Barbara S. (G3T)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||12f T||Details|
|Californian S. (G2)||$200,000g||3&up||9f||Details|
|San Simeon S. (G3T)||$100,000g||3&up||6.5f||Details|
|Singletary S. (BT)||$100,000g||3yos||8f T||Details|
|Senorita S. (G3T)||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||8f T||Details|
|Adoration S. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f||Details|
|Lazaro Barrera S. (G3)||$100,000g||3yos||7f||Details|
|Angels Flight S. (BT)||$75,000a||3yos, Fillies||7f||Details|
|Fran's Valentine S. (BT)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||8f T||Details|
|Crystal Water S. (BT)||$100,000g||3&up||8f T||Details|
|Charles Whittingham S||$200,000||3&up,||10f T|
|Gamely S||$300,000||3&up, f/m||9f T|
|The Gold Cup at Santa Anita||$500,000||3&up,||10f|
|Desert Stormer S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||6f|
|Monrovia S||$200,000||3&up, f/m||6.5f T|
|Shoemaker Mile||$400,000||3&up,||8f T|
|Snow Chief S||$200,000||3yo,||9f T|
|Beholder S||$400,000||3&up, f/m||8f|
|Melair S||$200,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Possibly Perfect S||$75,000||3&up, f/m||10f T|
|Honeymoon S||$200,000||3yo, f||9f T|
|Summertime Oaks||$200,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Rainbow S||$100,000||3yo,||9f T|
|Siren Lure S||$75,000||3&up,||6.5f T|
|San Carlos S||$250,000||3&up,||7f|
|Wilshire S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||8f T|
With both the March and May 2-year-old sales producing a string of stakes winners, sales company officials hope the decision to combine the auctions will produce the best of both worlds.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita.
Chocolate Coated will make her 4-year-old season debut in the Jan. 15 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) on the Santa Anita Park turf, taking on an evenly matched field of older fillies and mares, including Matriarch Stakes (G1T) third-place finisher Insta Erma.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sham Stakes and Mucho Macho Man Stakes.
Jockeys Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Jose Ferrer, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo are the finalists for the prestigious trophy that has been presented annually by Santa Anita Park since 1950.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sprint Championship (G1) and Champagne Stakes (G1).
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) and Zenyatta Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita.
In a perfectly timed ride, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens guided Ashleyluvssugar to a second victory in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T) May 28, run at 1 1/4 miles over Santa Anita Park's turf course.
Only five older sprinters passed the Santa Anita entry box for the Feb. 4 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3). St. Joe Bay heads group based on his dead-heat win on New Year's Eve in the grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes.
Finest City wins the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) over Wavell Avenue. The 4-year-old City Zip filly gets the seven furlongs in 1:22.37.
Coolmore's son of Sadler's Wells set a new single-season record with nine starters in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation charged from far back to win Santa Anita's $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to close a fantastic day of racing. It was the second stakes win on the day for J. Paul Reddam.
Samantha Siegel joins forces with Los Pollos Hermanos Racing on Masochistic and now has the favorite for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Without a full field and without a whole lot of speed in the race—at least on paper—the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) looks to be Runhappy’s race to lose.
Grade I winners Hoppertunity and Melatonin, among others, turned in works at Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 ahead of the Breeders' Cup.
Craig Dollase, who recently received 19 horses from Mick Ruis, worked one of them Oct. 15 at Santa Anita Park: Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Union Strike. Grade I winner Melatonin was also on the tab.
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Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird logged her final serious work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 18 before her Sept. 19 flight east, where she is scheduled to start in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing.
Record-setting Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate fired off a bullet half-mile drill Sept. 17 at Santa Anita Park, where champions Beholder and Stellar Wind also posted workouts.
Santa Anita unveiled its new turf course Sept.15. The autumn meet runs 23 days from Sept. 30 to Nov. 5, and includes the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Hronis Racing's Nancy From Nairobi, a British-bred 5-year-old mare, gets her first graded stakes win while winning her third straight mile turf race at Santa Anita in the May 5 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT).
Beholder, Spendthrift Farm's three-time champion, blew out three furlongs in :37 3/5 May 4 in preparation for her 2016 debut in the May 8 Adoration Stakes (gr. III).
Del Mar and The Stronach Group this year will offer a $1 million bonus to a horse that sweeps three grade I races: the TVG Pacific Classic, Xpressbet.com Awesome Again Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic.
The conference will coincide with Breeders' Cup week and will have panels about racehorse ownership. It will also feature a variety of social events and provide reserved seating for both Breeders' Cup days.