Santa Anita Park

April 22, 2015
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 ...
April 17, 2014
Frank Stronach’s plan to implement house rules at his tracks is the latest attempt to address animal welfare and medication abuse.
April 11, 2014
Once the dust settles Saturday night on the last of the major Kentucky Derby trial heats – better known as the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes – the coast will be clear for a brief appreciation of an underserved category of Thoroughbred ...
April 03, 2014
Bertrando raced for three different trainers, lost hunks of two seasons to illness and injury, went off to stud, and came back, and through it all, he still managed to win graded stakes at 2, 3, 4, and 5.