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March 1, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2014)—Awesome Baby fought off a determined challenge from runner-up Artemis to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, getting 1 1/16 miles in a driving rain over a surface labeled wet/fast in 1:41.58.

February 28, 2014


ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)--The longest shot in the field at 25-1, Find Your Spot, with Edwin Maldonado up, routed a group of four rivals by 1 ¼ lengths in Friday’s sixth race at Santa Anita, a $58,000 allowance for 3-year-old fillies, getting six furlongs on a surface listed as wet fast in 1:08.94.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced its 2014 Summer Stakes schedule, which will begin April 25 and conclude June 29.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)—Santa Anita Park announced today that Mike Lakow, who served for 12 years as Director of Racing for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and who is currently a racing steward at Calder Race Course, has been hired as Racing Director and will assist Santa Anita Vice President of Racing Rick Hammerle, effective March 24.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2014)—Santa Anita Park will offer its first-ever Big ’Cap Beer Festival, featuring Craft Beers, Country Music, Western BBQ and Family Fun in the track’s spacious Infield Area on Santa Anita Handicap Day, Saturday, March 8.

February 27, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014)—In a race originally scheduled to be run on turf, longshot County Lineman, with Corey Nakatani aboard, rallied from off the pace to win Friday’s featured $50,000 Indian River Purse by a head, getting one mile in 1:35.53.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014)—Raised on a farm in Southern Illinois, he was delivering newspapers on horseback at the age of 12. Born Oct. 25, 1920 in Taylorville, Illinois, George O’Bryan would go on to become an exercise boy, jockey and, by the 1950s, one of America’s top jockey agents, winning five Santa Anita Handicaps while representing legendary Hall of Fame riders such as Ralph Neves, Manual Ycaza, Donald Pierce and Laffit Pincay, Jr.

February 26, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2014)—Awesome Baby, a gate to wire winner of the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs on Jan. 4, heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel at 1 1/16 miles Saturday at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2014)—Corey Lanerie, one of the Midwest’s most successful jockeys, has been named the winner of the 2014 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers.

February 23, 2014


ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2014)—Florida-based Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man stepped off a Ranch Runners Horse Transportation Van in Santa Anita’s stable area at 5:15 p.m. PST on Sunday, in advance of a highly anticipated rematch with Classic runner-up Will Take Charge and Game On Dude in the 77th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino at a mile and a quarter on March 8.