Santa Anita Park

TODAY August 29, 2014
Santa Anita will have a live-money handicapping tournament, the Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, the second weekend of its autumn meet, Oct. 4-5, the track announced on Friday.
August 25, 2014
Santa Anita has completed the renovation of its main track and will reopen for training on Sept. 2, the track announced in a press release on Monday. The stable area opens on Sunday.
July 25, 2014
Santa Anita has raised the purses of 10 stakes run during its autumn meeting from Sept. 26 to Nov. 2, a season that includes the Breeders’ Cup races on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
July 01, 2014
Big Kick, who led throughout Sunday’s Grade 2 San Juan Capistrano Stakes over about 1 3/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita, will not race again until the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap over 1 3/8 miles on turf Aug. 23, trainer Mike Machowsky said.
June 27, 2014
It’s the end of June already, and for those who put off going to Santa Anita Park until the very last minute…welcome to the very last minute.
June 26, 2014
Salto Del Indio is one of two South American runners adding flavor to the new incarnation of the old Hollywood Gold Cup.
June 25, 2014
It’s not easy being a 7-year-old Thoroughbred gelding accustomed to playing at the top of the ticket. Never mind the racing – the training alone can take its toll. That is why it is such a joy to watch old pros like Game On Dude still in action.
June 20, 2014
“No one ever committed suicide with a good 2-year-old in the barn” is how the hoary racetrack saying goes. Woody Stephens gets credit for trotting it out more often than most, even though its origins remain obscure.
June 12, 2014
It is only right that Bill Mott has something in the Vanity, even now that it takes place at Santa Anita. He’s been trying to get even with the race for years. Sure, he won it in 1998 with Allen Paulson’s Escena, an outstanding mare who gave the game ...
April 18, 2014
It needs some explaining as to why Beholder, a two-time Eclipse Award winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner who has earned more than $3 million, finds herself eligible to run in the restricted Santa Lucia Stakes barely five months after beating ...