Track Notes


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Fault wins the Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday.
A filly starting in California for the first time and a jockey who began riding on this circuit only last year reached milestone wins in Saturday’s Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita.Full Story >>
TODAY February 18, 2018
After racing exclusively on turf in her first three starts before her win on synthetic Saturday, Paved is a possibility to try dirt in the Grade 1, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks on April 7, trainer Michael McCarthy said.
Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair, longshots both, were separated by a short nose Saturday in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, and they probably will meet again here March 24 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby.
YESTERDAY February 17, 2018
Trainer Steve Asmussen has three starters in the Southwest, including a gray son of Tapit invading from Fair Grounds. Last year, an Asmussen trainee who fit that profile was Creator, who used his late run to win the Arkansas Derby and Belmont Stakes. ...
The 3-year-old action at Oaklawn on Monday does not stop with the running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes. It carries over into the final race on the card, when Zulfikhar, New York Central, and Transgress meet in an optional $62,500 claiming ...
If the road to the March 24 Louisiana Derby were a double elimination tournament, the featured eighth race Monday at Fair Grounds would be a game in the loser's bracket.
February 16, 2018
George R. “Rusty” Arnold, the Kentucky-based trainer, will have to disperse his horses during a 90-day suspension recently handed down by Kentucky’s stewards for two positives for the banned drug ractopamine dating from 2016, according to the stewards’ ...
Due to the weather forecast, Mourinho may be making his first-ever start on a wet track Monday, when he will be the probable favorite in the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Apprentice jockey Franklin Ceballos has been suspended three days from Feb. 23-25 for failing to ride Stole My ‘Art to the finish of the eighth race at Santa Anita on Feb. 11.
Dalmore's emphatic win in an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Thursday has trainer Keith Desormeaux thinking of starting him in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap on March 10.
Pubilius Syrus needs a start, leading to an appearance in Sunday's $75,000 Baffle Stakes for 3-year-olds at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.