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February 16, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)—Last early, Kobe’s Back made an eye-catching move around the far turn and went on to an emphatic 5 ¼ length win in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, covering seven furlongs in 1:21.84 while repositioning himself as one of Southern California’s top Derby prospects.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2014)—Red Outlaw, with Joel Rosario up, prevailed in a head and head battle the length of the stretch to take Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes by a head over favored Gangnam Guy and Victor Espinoza, getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.05.

February 15, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2014)—With Joe Talamo at the controls, the John Sadler-trained Iotapa broke from the rail and took charge into the Club House turn, controlling the pace throughout to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.30.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2014)—Relaxed early and full of run late, On the Backstreets was a prompt 2 ¼ length winner of Saturday’s $75,000 Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita, covering 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.44.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2014)—Mucho Macho Man, winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2, will return to the scene of his greatest triumph, as he has been committed to run next in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino at a mile and a quarter on March 8, according to his trainer, Kathy Ritvo.

February 14, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)—For an extremely modest investment of just $16.00, one lucky fan walked home with a Pick Six jackpot of $59,808 on Friday at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2104)—With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Peace and Justice erupted on the front end around the Club House turn and despite staying on his left lead in deep stretch, held on to take a hard-earned head victory in Friday’s $65,000 Quasar Purse under Brice Blanc, getting one mile on turf in 1:32.36.


ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)—In what shapes up as one of the most competitive races of the meet, Grade I winner Egg Drop heads a talent-laden cast of 10 older fillies and mares in Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at one mile on turf. Idle since winning the Grade I, mile turf Matriarch at Hollywood Park Dec. 1, Egg Drop is in search of her fourth consecutive graded stakes win and she’ll be facing four other distaffers who come off stakes scores in their most recent starts.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014)—The 47th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.

Numerous Best Practices Identified at Track and in California

NEW YORK CITY (Friday, February 14, 2014) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Santa Anita Park, site of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the third straight year in 2014, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in Arcadia, Calif., the track’s current 2013-14 winter/spring meeting continues through April 13. The 69-day season features eight Grade I events, led by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.