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June 8, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2012)—As the racing world reacts with sorrow and regret upon the news of I’ll Have Another’s defection from Saturday’s Belmont Stakes due to a tendon injury, Santa Anita officials congratulated the colt’s connections on his run to greatness following his win in the April 7 Santa Anita Derby and expressed sorrow that a bid for a Triple Crown has been vanquished.

“This is obviously a huge disappointment for our sport,” said Santa Anita C.E.O. Mark Verge. “While we congratulate Paul and Zillah Reddam, Doug O’Neill and his entire team on their run to greatness following the Santa Anita Derby, we also feel grateful this problem was detected early and that the horse is in good order.

June 7, 2012

Vanessa Carlton, USC Marching Band, Maestro Victor Vener, Seabiscuit, Fireworks And More Top Opening Night Festivities At Newly Renovated Concert-Ready Southern California Landmark

June 14, 2012, Arcadia – With an opening night worthy of a world-class orchestra, the incomparable Maestro Victor Vener and phenomenal special guests three time Grammy nominated powerhouse Vanessa Carlton and the revered USC Marching Band, Cal Phil’s highly-anticipated 2012 Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track concert series, presented by Westfield Santa Anita, kicks off with a bang

June 5, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2012)—Santa Anita Park is the place to be this Saturday, as Santa Anita Derby winner I’ll Have Another seeks to become Thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 34 years by winning the mile and one half Belmont Stakes in New York.

“We are all at the threshold of something special,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “This is obviously a very special horse and if he wins, it’s not only huge for the sport, but it’s huge for the Santa Anita Derby and all of us here at Santa Anita. Should he win, he would join the legendary Affirmed, who won the 1978 Santa Anita Derby, and he would thus become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history.

“Our fans are excited, our employees are excited and we’re going to put on a great show here on Saturday. If I’ll Have Another wins, I think it’s safe to say that people will remember for many years where they were at that moment in time and we certainly hope many of them will remember being right here at Santa Anita with family and friends. Win, lose or draw, it’s going to be a great day,” Haines added.

June 4, 2012

* Post Position Draw & Live Racing On-site Coverage Begins Wednesday;

* Pursuit of the Crown and Westrock Coffee First Call at Belmont;

* Network Premieres 4 ½ Hours of New Triple Crown Programming

Elmont, NY, June 4 -- I'll Have Another's quest to become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 34 years has captured the nation's attention, and HRTV (R) will continue its extensive on-site coverage of this year's Triple Crown, when it begins live broadcasts from Belmont Park on June 6.

Scott Hazelton, Richard Migliore, Aaron Vercruysse, Jeff Sie

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2012) - The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are now on sale to the general public for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. This is the sixth time that that Santa Anita will host the event and the third time under the two-day Championship format, which will begin on Friday with a 10-race program. Saturday’s card will include 12 races and will finish with the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at approximately 5:30 p.m.

May 30, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 30, 2012)—Santa Anita Park’s Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 28, will have a number of its stakes races renamed, including the Gr. III, $100,000 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Stakes. Santa Anita announced on Wednesday that it is encouraging the public to help with renaming the Ramser, which will be run on Saturday, Oct. 20. The winner will receive a choice box seat, VIP tour and will have his or her hotel accommodations paid for.

Fans are asked to email their race-name suggestions by 12 noon, on Friday June 15, to namethatstake@santaanita.com.

May 20, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2012)—Despite winning the Santa Anita Derby on April 7 and the Kentucky Derby on May 5, I’ll Have Another was once again not favored to win on Saturday at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, but did so in dramatic fashion, running down favored Bodemeister to win by a neck and thus set the stage for a Triple Crown bid on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park in New York.

Fans are encouraged to make reservations now at (626) 574-RACE and to watch and wager on this historic run via simulcast at Santa Anita on June 9.

Owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam, trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, I’ll Have Another was attentive to the pace set by Bodemeister and after saving ground around both turns, was called upon by Gutierrez at the top of the Pimlico stretch. Although Bodemeister had a full head of steam and a 3 ½ lengths advantage, the Kentucky-bred son of Flower Alley managed to engage the favorite inside the sixteenth pole and overtook him in the shadow of the wire to pay $8.40 to win.

May 7, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2012)—I’ll Have Another, who parlayed victory in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7 to victory in America’s most famous race, the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, not only brought home a winning purse of $1.2 million, he made 32-year-old Pasadena resident Greg Politano $16,300 as a result of a $1,000 win wager made by Santa Anita on his behalf.

May 6, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2012)—I’ll Have Another, winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7, electrified the racing world by winning the world’s most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, on Saturday. Owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam, trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, I’ll Have Another ran down pace setting favorite Bodemeister to win by 1 ½ lengths while paying $32.60 to win. He got the 1 ¼ miles in 2:01.83.

At the behest of O’Neill’s brother, Dennis, Reddam purchased the colt for $35,000 at a 2-year-old in training sale in Ocala, Fla., in April of 2011.

Prior to winning the Santa Anita Derby at 4-1, I’ll Have Another won Santa Anita’s Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 4 at odds of 43-1.

May 3, 2012

2012 Marks Premiere Season of Saturday Evening’s

Cal Phil Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track!

Sunday Matinees Continue At The Famed Walt Disney Concert Hall

Arcadia – The highly-anticipated 2012 Cal Phil Festival on the Green concert series, presented by Westfield Santa Anita, is gaining momentum and nearing the homestretch of its official start at its new summer home Santa Anita Race Track.