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June 11, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)—Jerry Hollendorfer’s Let Faith Arise and Bill Mott’s Grace Hall head a field of eight fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2014)—World class milers Obviously and Winning Prize head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up set to go in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Trained by Philip D’Amato, Irish-bred Obviously comes off what might’ve been the best race of his career in winning the Grade III, one mile turf American Stakes at Santa Anita May 17, while the Neil Drysdale-conditioned Winning Prize has been freshened since winning the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) on March 8.

June 8, 2014

TROPHY PRESENTED BY MICHELLE PHILLIPS, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF LEGENDARY 1960’s FOLK-ROCK GROUP THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS; ONE-DAY CARRYOVER PRODUCES PICK SIX POOL OF $770,519

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Ridden for the first time by Kent Desormeaux, Unusual Heatwave overhauled favored Mega Heat late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by three quarters of length, covering one mile on turf in 1:34.17.

ALTHOUGH CALIFORNIA CHROME FAILS IN TRIPLE CROWN BID, CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY IS BIG WINNER AT GREAT RACE PLACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2014)—Although disappointment reigned late in the afternoon following California Chrome’s failed bid at a Triple Crown, Santa Anita’s first-ever experience as a live racing partner on Belmont Stakes Day was a resounding success on every level. With an on-track crowd of 31,208 wagering a hefty $5,270,850, Santa Anita’s total pari-mutuel reached a lofty $21,289,475.

June 7, 2014

HUGE BELMONT DAY CROWD OF 31,208 CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL HANDLE OF $21,289,475; PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $109,125 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL COULD APPROACH $750,000

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2014)—Comebacking Can the Man went to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.27.

June 6, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 6, 2014)—Claimed five starts back for a paltry $12,500, Seeking the Sherif kept his guns blazing on Friday at Santa Anita, as he took the day’s $63,000 allowance feature in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs with Edwin Maldonado up in 1:15.73.

June 5, 2014

WITH CARRYOVER OF $129,366, TOTAL THURSDAY PICK SIX POOL REACHES $790,929

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2014)—Kathleen Rose likes to keep it simple. With Edwin Maldonado at the controls, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Good Journey once again darted to the lead out of the gate and won in gate to wire fashion for the third consecutive time Thursday, taking Santa Anita’s $65,000 allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on turf in 1:35.33.

Arcadia, CA, June 5, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, has received seven 2014 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of the Ohio Valley.

June 4, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2014)—Upstarts Can the Man and Friendswith K Mill, conditioned by Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill respectively, head a speed-laden field of eight sophomores going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita.

June 3, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2014)—Santa Anita Park’s seventh annual “Santa Anita Uncorked” wine and culinary festival will complement what could be one of the biggest days in racing history this Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, as the racing world will be transfixed on the prospect of California-bred California Chrome seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.