12/22/2014 4:24PM

Bet This, Not That: Trainer angles at Santa Anita


Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet has been luring top trainers and horses in North America, since the track opened on Christmas Day in 1934. This meet, which begins Friday, Dec. 26, boasts 39 graded stakes, including eight Grade 1 stakes. Let’s use DRF Formulator to see which trainers have excelled at the meet in recent history, which angles have been most profitable, and which ones are best to avoid. Opening day will mark the fourth anniversary of Santa Anita returning to a dirt surface on the main track, so the dirt stats will focus on the past four years, even though Formulator allows you to look back at all of a trainer’s runners over the past five years. Below are a few of our favorite trainer angles, but as always, we encourage you to use Formulator to find your own and to find potentially live horses throughout the meet.