ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Pick 5 wager, which requires punters to select the winners of the first five races each racing day, reached new heights on Saturday, Breeders’ Cup Classic Day at Santa Anita, as a carryover of $891,813 from Breeders’ Cup Day One generated $6,438,510 in “new money,” for a total Pick 5 pool of $7,330,323—an all-time California record for the wager.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2013)—Richies Party Girl motored to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, winning by 2 ¼ lengths under Victor Espinoza while covering about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.36.
DAUGHTER OF SWISS YODELER DEFEATS NINE CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED FILLIES AT ONE MILE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—Lightly raced Swiss Lake Yodeler rated kindly in her first try around two turns and finished resolutely to take Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies by 2 ¼ lengths, getting one mile in 1:37.58 under Julien Leparoux.
LIGHTLY RACED STRONACH HOMEBRED GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:46.64
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—With an eye-catching late rush in deep stretch, Rookie Sensation split horses in the shadow of the wire and took Friday’s Grade II, $150,000 Twilight Derby under Victor Espinoza by one length, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.64.
SOUTHERN IMAGE COLT DEFEATS EIGHT CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED RIVALS GOING ONE MILE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—Breaking from the far outside, longshot Better Bet was hustled into the first turn and assumed command going to the quarter pole under Martin Pedroza en route to a half length victory in Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile, as the 2-year-old colt by Southern Image negotiated one mile 1:37.53.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2013)—Hard-sent from the gate by Edwin Maldonado, longshot Majestic City led throughout to win Thursday’s $70,000 Big Bear Stakes at Santa Anita, getting a flat mile in 1:35.20 while prevailing by a neck over 8-5 favorite Rousing Sermon. With stablemate Rail Trip finishing last at 9-2, Majestic City was considered by punters to be “the other Ellis,” as both are conditioned by Ron Ellis.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013)—A winner of two of her last three starts, including her most recent, the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap on Sept. 2, Florida-bred Egg Drop figures prominently among a field of nine fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Goldikova Stakes at one mile on turf.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2013)—Veteran conditioner Tom Proctor “has ‘em surrounded” on Saturday as his Purim’s Dancer and Pontchatrain, both recent hillside turf winners, will break from post positions one and 13, respectively in the Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes for fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hill.
MASSIVE TWO DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $433,664 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $2 MILLION
With a huge Pick 6 carryover awaiting horseplayers at Santa Anita this Thursday, HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present a special edition of its weekly handicapping show, "The Edge," this Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET.