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June 26, 2014

75th RUNNING OF HISTORIC SAN JUAN ANCHORS 10-RACE CARD ON CLOSING DAY AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2014)—An imposing physical specimen, trainer Ron McAnally’s Quick Casablanca heads a field of nine older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at the marathon distance of 1 ¾ miles on turf.

“Cards 4 CARMA” to be held Opening Weekend of the 2014 Del Mar Racing Season

Arcadia, CA - In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its 7th annual charity fundraiser. “Cards 4 CARMA”, on Saturday, July 19, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm.

June 25, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita has attracted a wide-open field of 10 fillies and mares at one mile on turf with graded stakes winners Parranda, Moone’s My Name, Stormy Lucy and Wishing Gate all figuring prominently.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—A distant seventh as the 5-2 favorite in the Grade II, seven furlong Churchill Downs Stakes on May 3, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sahara Sky will try to rebound at the same distance as the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita.

ORIGINATED IN 1938, PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CUP TO BE RUN FOR THE 75TH TIME

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2014)—Front running Game On Dude, a two-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 & 2013, seeks his third lifetime win in the prestigious mile and a quarter fixture on Saturday, as the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita will be run for the first time at The Great Race Place.

June 22, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER FROM SATURDAY OF $103,974 HELPS CREATE MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $919,469; (239) WINNING TICKETS PAY $2,254.40 EACH

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2014)—Heavily favored Enchanting Lady ran to her odds in Sunday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita, winning the 5 ½ furlong test for 2-year-old fillies by 6 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia in 1:03.94, which easily bested the winning time of 1:04.28 in the preceding Santa Anita Juvenile for colts and geldings.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2014)—Trainer Doug O’Neill, owner Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez had another on Sunday at Santa Anita. Another stakes win that is, as Gutierrez guided California-bred Wake Up Nick to a gutty three quarter length tally in the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, as the chestnut colt by Cindago scurried 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.28 while withstanding the late charge of Story to Tell and Joe Talamo.

June 21, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $103,974 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $700,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2014)—Jojo Warrior added blinkers for the first time in her five-race career and responded with a dominating 5 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, the 3-year-old filly by Pioneerof the Nile got 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.09 following fractions of 23.25, 46.61, 1:10.78 and 1:36.38.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2014)—Next to last into the Club House turn, Home Run Kitten finished like a rocket to prevail by three quarters of a length over Argyle Cut in Saturday’s $75,000 added Singletary Stakes run at one mile on turf. Ridden by Joe Talamo, the David Hofmans trainee sat behind fractions of 23.36, 46.33, 1:10.76 and 1:22.92 and finished up the mile in 1:34.89.

June 20, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2014)—English-bred Rangi darted to the front and never looked back in taking Friday’s $60,000 feature, a second condition allowance at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Rangi won by one length and got the distance in 1:12.86.