12/22/2015 1:42PM

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Dec. 26: Picks for La Brea, Daytona, Pago Hop


There are certain days on the racing calendar that horseplayers await with eager anticipation. The granddaddy of them all is, of course, the first Saturday in May, with the running of the Kentucky Derby. But in the honorable-mention category, there is always Dec. 26, when Santa Anita opens for its winter-spring meet and the track runs the Grade 1 Malibu, among other graded stakes races.