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  • 28
    DEC

    Preview of G1 American Oaks and G3 Frankel at Santa Anita

    From Santa Anita:

    STAYS IN VEGAS, DECKED OUT, MOKAT & QUEEN BLOSSOM HEAD WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 13 IN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS ON SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

    December 28, 2016

    PRESTIGIOUS OAKS, TO BE RUN AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF, IS FINAL GRADE I EVENT OF 2016

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2016)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Stays in Vegas heads a wide-open field of 13 sophomore fillies Saturday in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to be contested at a mile and one quarter on turf. The Oaks, which has been carded as the eighth race on a nine-race New Year’s Eve program, will serve as North America’s final Grade I event in 2016.

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  • 27
    DEC

    This Week's Stakes Races

    Thursday

    Aqueduct - Damon Runyon
    Santa Anita - Blue Norther

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  • 23
    DEC

    Opening Day at Santa Anita features 4 Group Races

    Opening Day at Santa Anita on Monday, Dec. 26! G1 Malibu, G1 La Brea, G2 Mathis Brothers Mile, G3 San Simeon; $1 million Guaranteed all-stakes Pick 4. Previews of the graded stakes follow:

    From Santa Anita:

    GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA HEADLINE FOUR GRADED STAKES ON NINE-RACE PROGRAM

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016)–A close third in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint Nov. 5, trainer Robert Falcone, Jr.’s Mind Your Biscuits heads a field of 10 sophomores going seven furlongs in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes on opening day, Monday. Beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bob Baffert’s likely Eclipse Champion Sprinter Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits will have to contend with three Baffert runners in the Malibu–Santa Anita Derby runner-up Mor Spirit, up and comer Ten Blessings and Jazzy Times, who hopes to rebound off a disappointing third in a second condition allowance Dec. 4 at Del Mar.

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  • 14
    DEC

    The Christmas Gift Giving Guide for the Racing Fans

    By Bailey Bianco, AmWager

    thechristmasgiftgivingguideAs Christmas draws nearer, it’s easy to get lost in the season’s hustle and bustle. Between travel, holiday parties and family reunions big or small, thinking about gift giving can often fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Let’s face it, picking out the perfect present can be hard! But don’t fear, we’ve got the perfect gift guide for those horse racing lovers in your life.

    First, anything Breeder’s Cup. This year’s Breeders’ Cup was one for the ages. The world’s best equine athletes battled it out in races filled with fields of champions. With victories and upsets, horse racing stars became household names. To commemorate the excitement of this year’s Breeders’ Cup, we suggest apparel for the Thoroughbred racing fan in your life.

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  • 09
    DEC

    Los Alamitos highlights huge Quarter Horse Weekend

    losamigos RacecourseLos Alamitos Two Million Futurity

    Los Alamitos Race Course will host its richest race of the year this Sunday night with the running of the $2,000,000 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. Ten 2-year-old horses will run in the 400-yard race, all hoping for a chance to win a first place prize of $801,381.

    One of the top contenders in the rich Los Alamitos Two Million is the Jaime Gomez-trained bay gelding Katella Deli, named after the famous restaurant, bakery and delicatessen The Katella Deli, which is located ¾ miles west from the Cypress racetrack. On Saturday morning, Katella Deli, the horse, and the wonderful crew that cares for him, met three of the friendly employees from The Katella Deli, bakery manager Ana Chresaidos and team members Alyssa Pascual and Brenda Maturino.

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  • 02
    DEC

    Closing Weekend at Del Mar

    From Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

    delmarbingcrosbyseasonThe stakes barn was a bustling place Thursday morning as the result of an influx of horses from New York which arrived Tuesday and, having settled in, are all being prepared for the Grade I events on the upcoming closing weekend.

    Chad Brown, the No. 1 trainer in North America by earnings, with nearly $22.6 million in purses, sent six horses — three for Saturday's Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby and three for Sunday's Grade I $300,000 Matriarch and an equal number of handlers.

    Traveling on the same plane were Shug McGaughey-trained Revved Up for the Derby and James Toner's Time and Motion for the Matriarch.

    Brown's six are comprised of Hollywood Derby entrants Beach Patrol, Camelot Kitten and Annals of Time, plus Mexican Gold, Roca Rojo and Zindaya for the Matriarch.

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