Press Releases

Syndicate content

February 16, 2009

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Don't cry for this lady.

Evita Argentina became the first filly in 62 years to win the Gr.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2009)—Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will announce the winner of the 2009 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award live on HRTV, this Thursday at approximately 2:05 p.m.

February 15, 2009

February 14, 2009

TALAMO COMPLETES TRIPLE AS SANTA TERESITA UPSETS IN SANTA MARIA

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2009)—A Pick Six carryover of $145,478 awaits fans on Sunday, as no one correctly tabbed six winners in the popular exotic wager at Santa Anita on Saturday, the 17th such occurrence though 38 days of racing. There was but one ticket with five winners, returning $62,348. It is expected the total Pick Six pool on Sunday could reach $1 million.

Saturday’s Pick Six, contested on races five through 10, got off to a rollicking start as G’s Heavenly Union under Victor Espinoza, got up to win in the final strides and paid $24.80 to win.

February 13, 2009

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2009) – Should Evita Argentina -- the most accomplished of ten entrants – emerge victorious Monday in Santa Anita’s 68th running of the Grade II, $150,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds, her achievement would have been unmatched in 62 years.

Only two fillies have ever won the seven-furlong event, and the last was Rex C. Ellsworth’s Hubble Bubble in 1947, just two years after the race was taken by Louis B.

February 12, 2009

GENERAL CONSENSUS SCORES SECOND WIN IN ROW IN SANTA ANITA TURF FEATURE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2009)—For the second consecutive day, no one selected six winners in Santa Anita’s Pick Six, resulting in a two-day carryover of $353,752 into Friday. This marks the 16th Pick Six carryover through 36 days of racing and it’s expected the total Pick Six pool on Friday could exceed $2 million.

Thursday’s Pick Six got off to a rocky start in race three as the 1-2 favorite, Solo Piano, finished second to 11-1 shot Unusual Strike, who was handled by Gerry Olguin. The 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat paid $25.40 to win.

February 8, 2009

Winless since May of 2006, which was two months after running second in the Santa Anita Handicap, 8-year-old gelding Magnum ran down Well Armed at odds of 16-1 Sunday in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Antonio Handicap to race back into consideration for the 2009 Big ’Cap on March 7.