ARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2022)–Idle since July 25, trainer Brian Koriner’s Hot Box pressed the early pace, took command a furlong from home and held off the late charge of fellow California-bred Coalinga Road to take Friday’s $69,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a neck under Emily Ellingwood while getting five furlongs on turf in 56.50.
FANS REMINDED THAT MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 30, IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2022)–Admission gates will open early this Saturday, Preakness Stakes Day at Santa Anita at 7:15 a.m. in order to accommodate wagering on a sizeable undercard from Pimlico Race Course as the racing world focuses on the middle jewel in racing’s Triple Crown.
D’Amato-Trained Leggs Galore Looms Short Priced Favorite In Saturday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2022)–A front-running win machine, William Sims’ homebred Leggs Galore looms a standout among five rival fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.
BLINKERS BACK ON HAPPY JACK FOR PREAKNESS MONSTER MEMORIAL DAY IS SET FOR SANTA ANITA POWELL HOPES TO KEEP WINNING IN MIZDIRECTION MALIBU WINNER FLIGHTLINE TO WORK MONDAY HAPPY JACK ‘IN GOOD SHAPE’ FOR PREAKNESS Happy Jack, who finished 14th by 19 lengths behind upstart 80-1 winner Rich Strike in the Kentucky Derby, is expected to show marked improvement in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico this Saturday according to Doug O’Neill.
Roman Centurian Takes $69,000 Santa Anita Allowance Feature Via DQ
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2022)–Slammed hard leaving the starting gate by 4-5 favorite Special Ride, the Simon Callaghan-trained Roman Centurian, who finished second by three quarters of a length, was awarded first money via a stewards inquiry in Sunday’s $69,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.
JOCKEY QUOTES JUAN HERNANDEZ, NEIGE BLANCHE, WINNER: “My filly loves the distance. You know, she loves running behind horses and that helps her to relax pretty well. Sometimes, when she’s on the outside, in the clear, she tries to run off a little bit. Today, we sat behind the pace and she relaxed well for me.