Santa Anita Park

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YESTERDAY April 22, 2014
Imperative, the upset winner of the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday, will have the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28 as his early-summer goal.
April 21, 2014
Santa Anita finished its 69-day winter-spring meeting Sunday with an increase in all-sources handle but a decline in ontrack attendance, according to track president Tom Ludt.
April 20, 2014
Beholder ran like the two-time champion she is in her 2014 debut in Sunday’s $80,500 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita, overwhelming four rivals in a race essentially over three furlongs from the finish.
Trainer Paddy Gallagher said the Del Mar meeting will be the next goal for Flamboyant, winner of Saturday's La Puente Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.
Jockey Irving Orozco, who has not ridden since March 22, has been suspended for failing to appear at a hearing with Santa Anita stewards to explain his absence from riding.
Living the Life, the winner of Friday’s $252,000 All-Weather Championship Fillies and Mares Condition Stakes at Lingfield, England, is set to join trainer Gary Mandella’s stable at Santa Anita in the next week.
Sunday is closing day, which also means mandatory payouts as the winter portion of the long Santa Anita meet ends. There will be no carryovers. Every pool, including pick six, pick five, and Super High 5, will be paid out Sunday. Racing resumes Friday.
April 19, 2014
Flamboyant rallied from fourth in deep stretch to finish a neck in front of Home Run Kitten in the La Puente Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Santa Anita.
Bond Holder, the winner of the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita last September, has been euthanized after a battle with laminitis, trainer Doug O’Neill said on Saturday.
DRF Plus closer looks for Santa Anita on Sunday, April 20.