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Santa Anita Park 2023 Autumn Meet Preview

By Jarrod Horak The highly anticipated 19-day Santa Anita Autumn Meet gets underway on Friday, Sept. 29. The feature race on opening day is the Grade 3 Chillingworth Stakes for filly and mare dirt sprinters. The Great Race Place will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 11th time in 2023.  Click here […]

No WOKE, Santa Anita is Getting Rid of the Rainbow

Even though Del Mar is in the midst of their 8 week summer season, 1st Racing and Santa Anita have to have their name in the news. Part of this I like and part of it I don’t. The part I like is that they will do away with the Rainbow pick six starting with […]

Stronach Group’s Plans to Consolidate and Improve Thoroughbred Horse Racing In Southern California.

Press Release, Santa Anita (July 28, 2023) – The Stronach Group’s 1/ST RACING today announced a plan to help consolidate racing operations in Southern California, invigorate an aging business model that has plagued California racing for decades and build on the state’s recent reforms that have vastly improved safety. “We are confident that this comprehensive package […]

Fixed Odds Wagering Is Off And Running At Monmouth Park plus Santa Anita Weekly Recap

Week 20 is concluded at Santa Anita Park and management is starting to have trouble with field size, as there were many short fields in last week’s three days of racing. Of course, like most tracks across the country, they are focusing on the “big” day and save many races to capitalize on handle for […]

Santa Anita Weekly Recap Along With the Question: Is Mario Gutierrez Asleep In the Saddle?

Week 17 is in the books at Santa Anita Park and the weather continues to be good with most of any rain in the rear view mirror. Management continues to have large cards to try and make up for many of the days that have been lost in the past. Saturday had 12 races and […]

Santa Anita’s six week fall meet came to a close on Sunday with one of their more successful fall meets in quite some time

Santa Anita’s six week fall meet came to a close on Sunday with one of their more successful fall meets in quite some time, as field size was very good for the entire meet. And though they didn’t have any stakes races the final weekend, there were still plenty of challenging races to wager on. […]

Seven Stakes Set For Saturday at Santa Anita

SANTA ANITA READIES FOR PENULTIMATE WEEK OF AUTUMN MEET, SEVEN STAKES SET FOR SATURDAY AS BREEDERS’ CUP LOOMS NOV. 4 & 5 FROM KEENELAND ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2022)—With the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships looming on Nov. 4 & 5 at Keeneland, Santa Anita Park will enter the penultimate week of its current 18-day […]