Shigeki Kikkawa
Unique Bella, ridden by Mike Smith, wins the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes by three-quarters of a length.
Unique Bella, who won the La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, remained on target for the Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 10 with a dazzling five-furlong work in 59 seconds on Sunday morning, the best time of 109 works at the distance and one of only four works that ...Full Story >>
December 27, 2017
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.
Santa Anita drew an ontrack crowd of 40,723 for Tuesday's opening day of the winter-spring meeting and took in $17,279,161 in wagers from all sources.
December 26, 2017
City of Light made his first appearance in a stakes in Tuesday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita, and he ran the best race of his young career to win.
Because of the hot pace she set in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, different tactics were used on Tuesday by jockey Mike Smith in the $301,305 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, and Unique Bella responded by capturing the first Grade 1 win of her ...
Tuesday at Santa Anita, Bowies Hero caught pacesetter Kroy in the final sixteenth and won his third stakes of the year at a mile on turf in the Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile.
Gary Stevens, aboard Giant Expectations in the Grade 2, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes for older horses, took advantage of unexpectedly being left alone on the lead, and parlayed that into a front-running, upset victory in the first of four stakes run on ...
December 22, 2017
Bolt d'Oro has been taking it fairly easy since the Breeders' Cup, but soon he and the rest of the 3-year-old class of 2018 at Santa Anita will begin their serious preparations toward the May 5 Kentucky Derby, which locally based horses have won four ...
The four graded stakes being presented on Tuesday's opening-day card at Santa Anita all look toward goals of 2018, rather than embellishments of sad old '17. The Mathis Brothers Mile on grass pushes a reset button for the division, which leads to the ...