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April 5, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)—A close fifth going into the far turn, longshot Alert Bay, with Tyler Baze up, rallied at the rail to win Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by a half length over a fast-finishing Life Is a Joy, providing trainer Blaine Wright with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes win while covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.61.

April 4, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2014)—Theatre Star made her Southern California debut in style on Friday at Santa Anita, as she strode to an impressive three quarter length win under a confident hand ride from Gary Stevens in the day’s $60,000 allowance feature for older fillies and mares, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.52.

April 3, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2014)—With leading rider Rafael Bejarano at the controls, Ginger Tap was taken off a fast pace and found her best stride late to win Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length while getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.89.

April 2, 2014

FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORE FILLIES COMPRISE COMPETITIVE FIELD ON SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)—Diversy Harbor, one of the most impressive two turn turf winners of the meet, heads a field of 10 in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)—Fashion Plate, an impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 1, and Ria Antonia, who won the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies via disqualification two starts back on Nov. 2, head a competitive field of eight 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks.

TOTAL OF 170 ALL IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)—California-bred sensation California Chrome heads a field of eight sophomores set to go 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, as the Art Sherman trainee seeks his fourth consecutive win and 100 additional Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The second, third and fourth place finishers will each receive 40, 20 and 10 qualifying points respectively.

March 30, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will conduct its first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest in conjunction with Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. One lucky fan will be selected prior to the Derby and Santa Anita will place a $5,000 win bet on the horse he or she has selected. Should that horse win, the money, including the $5,000 bet, will go to the winner and should that horse win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, a $1 million grand prize will be awarded.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)—Favored Fury Kapcori pounced on pacesetter Appealing Tale going to the far turn and gutted out a game three quarters of a length win under Rafael Bejarano in Sunday’s $75,000 Santana Mile Stakes for older horses at Santa Anita, getting the distance in 1:34.50.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2014)—Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Saturday, April 5, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate Santa Anita’s annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k Run & Walk.

March 29, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $92,562 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $750,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 29, 2014)—With Tyler Baze at the controls, Majestic Harbor seized control going to the three eighths pole in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, opening up an insurmountable lead around the far turn and prevailed in the 1 ½ miles marathon by three lengths in 2:29.97.