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April 2, 2014

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.

March 28, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—Favored Pathway to Yes rocketed from the gate and never looked back on Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $58,000 Cape Horn Purse allowance by a 1 ½ lengths, providing hot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke with his third win on the day while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.50.

MIDDLE MAN--Jockey Victor Espinoza, regular rider of early Santa Anita Derby favorite California Chrome, is flanked by Yasiel Puig and Mike Trout prior to Game One of the Freeway Series Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Espinoza threw out the ceremonial first pitch and delivered with a 70 mph strike, low and away

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—Trainer Art Sherman knows the comparisons are unavoidable. His brilliant colt California Chrome, early favorite for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, is California-bred, chestnut in color, and, most importantly— can run like the wind. Sherman, 77, was well acquainted with another chestnut colt some 59 years ago who met all of the afore mentioned descriptions with a whirlwind of brilliance that left the racing world in awe.

March 27, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2014)—Idle since Jan. 10, 2013, Parliamentarian was sent to the lead by top apprentice Drayden Van Dyke and coasted to a gate to wire win in Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by 4 ¼ lengths while negotiating six furlongs in 1:09.58.

March 26, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014 )—Victor Espinoza, regular rider of the brilliant 3-year-old California Chrome, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers and Angels get set to begin their annual three-game Freeway Series which gets underway at 7:10 p.m.