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June 9, 2011

Arcadia, CA, June 9 -- HRTV (R) has received twelve 2011 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of the Ohio Valley.

The 47th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards encompass Kentucky, and the Awards ceremony is slated for Saturday, July 30 at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, KY.

HRTV's award-winning monthly documentary show, "Inside Information," received 10 nominations in six different categories, including the only three nominations in the "Sports - One-Time Special" designation.

May 13, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 13, 2011)—Santa Anita officials announced today that live racing will return to The Great Race Place in late September with the inaugural Santa Anita Autumn Meet. Pending California Horse Racing Board approval, the meet will run over a six-week period and conclude on Nov. 6.

“We’re very excited to be able to let our fans, employees and horsemen know that live Thoroughbred racing will return to Santa Anita this autumn,” said George Haines, Santa Anita President. Our inaugural Autumn Meet will provide the kind of world class racing and economic opportunity that our sport and community have come to expect at Santa Anita.”

April 17, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2011) – Juniper Pass, finishing strongest of all on the extreme outside, bested Imponente Purse by a mere bob of a head Sunday to ultimately conclude the mile-and-three-quarter turf journey of Santa Anita’s historic Grade II, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap that consumed 2:47.74.

With Celtic New Year another one-half length back in the driving finish, it was one of the closest results in the rich 72-year-history of the marathon that annually completes Santa Anita’s racing season.

An on-track crowd of 18,018 thrilled to the blanket finish. It was the tightest in the distance fixture since Red Bishop nudged Special Price by a like margin in 1995, which came two years after Kotashaan’s memorable nose victory over Bien Bien.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2011)—Santa Anita Park’s 74th winter/spring meet came to a close on Sunday with encouraging news regarding attendance and handle. With the April 9 Santa Anita Derby standing as the highlight of the season, two highly successful Gourmet Food Truck Festivals on Jan.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2011) – Game on Dude, who withstood a 12-minute stewards’ inquiry before being named official winner of the Santa Anita Handicap, endured an even longer delay before ballots were counted and he was named Horse of the Meet over several other challengers deemed worthy by voters in Santa Anita’s annual Media Poll.

April 16, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 16, 2011) –Brice Blanc benefited from fellow jockey Rafael Bejarano’s judgment call Saturday when riding 7-2 shot Malibu Pier to a one-half length victory over 7-5 favored Cozi Rosie in Santa Anita’s 63rd running of the Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 ¼ miles on turf.

Taking over for Bejarano aboard Malibu Pier, Blanc rallied the 4-year-old Malibu Moon filly from four lengths behind to assume command in deep stretch and withstand the determined closing rally by Cozi Rosie while covering the distance in 2:00.22.

April 15, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 15, 2011) – Dismissed at odds of 13-1 in her United States debut, British-bred Fifth Ave overwhelmed 3-5 favorite Rumor by 1 ¼ lengths to capture Friday’s $56,000 American Girl Purse for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs over Santa Anita’s downhill turf course and keyed a Pick Six carryover into Saturday of $63,809.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 15, 2011)—Veteran trainer Lou Carno passed away at 5 a.m. Friday at the age of 90, according to his wife of 23 years, Kathy. Known on the backstretches of Chicago and California as “The Silver Fox,” Carno was seldom without his trademark cigar and biting wit.

Carno was best known as the trainer of Victory Beauty, a hard hitting gelding who won 30 races, including eight stakes for Carno.

April 14, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 14, 2011) – Indiana-bred Preamble stormed to his third straight victory at Santa Anita this year on Thursday when the 4-year-old Spendthrift Farm colt defeated Lucky Primo by two lengths in the $62,540 Karma Is King Purse at 1 1/16 miles.

After tracking pace-setter Lucky Primo into the stretch, the chestnut son of Mr. Greeley took a narrow lead while straightening away and burst clear in the closing stages under jockey Martin Garcia.