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Itsinthepost (right) wins the Grade 2 San Marcos in February.
Itsinthepost has developed into the leading turf distance horse on the circuit with two stakes wins. There may be a third in Saturday's Grade 2 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf, provided the weather forecast for rain in coming days does not ...Full Story >>
December 30, 2017
Santa Anita is introducing a new condition for maidens in Monday's sixth race. The six-furlong race is restricted to 3-year-old maidens who were bred by their owners or were purchased for $100,000 or less at auction.
Breeders' Cup race winners Roy H and Stormy Liberal are being pointed to races in February at Santa Anita, trainer Peter Miller said.
The parent company of the San Luis Rey Downs training center that was partially destroyed by a devastating wildfire Dec. 7 has solicited bids for the reconstruction of stables, but has not set a timetable on completion of the project.
December 29, 2017
Smokey Image, who was entered for Saturday's Grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes for sprinters, is likely to start instead in Monday's $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.
Prominent California trainer Ron Ellis is disbanding his stable this weekend in advance of the start of a 60-day suspension that begins on Monday for a medication violation found in Masochistic, the runner-up in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint.
December 27, 2017
Three of the four graded stakes peppering the Santa Anita opening-day card were won by Kent Desormeaux, 47, Mike Smith, 52, and Gary Stevens, 54, punctuated only by the victory of Drayden Van Dyke, 23, in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes aboard City of Light. ...
The well-traveled Daddys Lil Darling will race at her seventh track this year when she starts in Saturday's Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita.
It's official: The 3-year-old colt Bowies Hero is best at a mile on turf.
Giant Expectations may start in an eight-figure race in coming months after winning Tuesday's Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita.
The 3-year-old fillies Unique Bella and Paradise Woods may be seeing quite a lot of each other in coming months.