Lady and The Track | February 18, 2019

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Santa Anita Opening Day 2018 Numbers And Statistics

December 27, 2018 |

  Track’s 82nd Season Opens With Star Performances And Big Attendance/Handle Figures By Margaret Ransom Santa Anita’s 2018-2019 winter racing season got off to a tremendous start on Wednesday, with increased attendance and handle over a year ago. The 10-race card featured five stakes races, two being grade 1. Attendance: A total of 41,323 racing […]

Santa Anita Celebrates 82nd Season

December 25, 2018 |

  Legendary Track Nestled Beneath San Gabriel Mountains Offers Great Racing Start To Finish by Margaret Ransom Santa Anita Park kicks off its annual winter/spring season on a Wednesday this year, and while the actual date for opening day of the highly anticipated season remains the same, a lot has changed at the Great Race […]

Eleven Set For Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Park

December 21, 2018 |

Sprinters Set To Dash Seven Furlongs In Pre-Christmas Feature By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park drew a field of 11 sprinters whose connections are looking to get a last graded stakes victory of 2018 under their belts. The race is named for the great sire Mr. Prospector, who never […]

Millionaire Stallwalkin’ Dude Retired, Will Become OTTB Ambassador

December 14, 2018 |

  Multiple Grade 3 Winner Sent To Premier Equine Rehab In California By Margaret Ransom David Jacobsen and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s multiple grade 3-winning millionaire Stallwalkin’ Dude has been retired and has taken up residence at Premier Equine Rehab in Orange, California, where he will be both a trail horse and an OTTB […]

2018’s Most Amazing Moments In Racing

December 12, 2018 |

2018 Was An Exciting Year For Racing Fans, Led By A Triple Crown Winner By Margaret Ransom As 2018 comes to a conclusion it’s hard to believe that just more than six months ago we as racing fans in North America were treated to our 13th Triple Crown winner when the handsome Justify captured the […]

Accelerate Argues Case For Horse Of The Year With Classic Victory

November 3, 2018 |

Lookin’ At Lucky Horse Is First Breeders’ Cup Win for Sadler After Lengthy Drought In a year with a rare Triple Crown winner, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate made his own case for Horse of the Year with a one-length victory in the 35th running of the $5,358,000 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Churchill Downs. In […]

Breeders’ Cup 2018 Friday Photo Gallery

November 3, 2018 |

Enjoy some fantastic images from the winners of Future Stars Friday at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships! Photos by Jordan Thomson. **All photos copyrighted and use without expressed written permission is prohibited.**

Game Winner Seals Championship With Breeders Cup Juvenile Score

November 3, 2018 |

Undefeated Candy Ride Colt Is Baffert’s Next Star By Margaret Ransom When Triple Crown winner Justify retired to stallion duty this past summer, his absence left a significant void in the daily operations of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s barn. The empty stall on the corner of barn five at Santa Anita, which also […]

Owner McClanahan Goes From “Zero To Breeders’ Cup”

November 2, 2018 |

  California-based Owner Living The Breeders’ Cup Dream In His First Year With Runners By Margaret Ransom When Jerry McClanahan thinks back on his first experience as a thoroughbred owner more than 20 years ago, he sometimes wonders how he’s still in the game. An avid handicapper who dipped his toe into a claiming partnership […]