As the horses paraded up to the Churchill Downs starting gate last May at the Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest horse race, months of eager anticipation gave way to sudden bursts of applause from the fans. These fans were cheering for the horses, for a moment, their horses. Loading into the gate, their horse, in their […]
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Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 83rd Winter/Spring Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 26, has announced a complete stakes schedule through closing day, June 21. The schedule, which includes a total of 93 added money races, will be keynoted by a pair of Grade I stakes on opening day—the $300,000 Malibu, for 3-year-olds at […]
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“The days of permissive medication are over.” So began the tenure of Dr. Gregory Ferraro, a former racetrack veterinarian and past director of the University of California-Davis veterinary teaching hospital, as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board. Ferraro, appointed to the regulatory board earlier this year by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, was unanimously elected […]
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The Southern California Equine Foundation announced Tuesday that the fundraising campaign for installation of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at Santa Anita Park has been successful. “We are in the process now of arranging for the full operation of the new MRI by early in the upcoming Santa Anita season,” said Karen […]
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Making just her second career start, juvenile filly Donna Veloce turned in an impressive runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month at Santa Anita. According to drf.com, the Kaleem Shah-owned daughter of Uncle Mo may make another start this year in the G1 Starlet at Los Alamitos […]
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Sporting Zenyatta’s Breeders’ Cup saddle towel during morning training hours at Santa Anita several weeks ago, the champion mare’s 2-year-old daughter Zellda drew a lot of attention from her fans. The Medaglia d’Oro filly has left a positive impression on John Shirreffs with her early training, and the trainer told Thoroughbred Daily News that she […]
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The Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) is pleased to announce a leadership pledge of $50,000 from Oak Tree Charitable Foundation toward the acquisition of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility to be added to the Equine Imaging Center at Santa Anita before year-end. “This major gift is an exceptionally important step forward toward […]
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As the days during which racing was suspended at Santa Anita mounted up last winter, taking a toll on all horsemen, Tyler Baze was faced with a dilemma. Ride out the storm of troubles in Southern California, his home and base of operations for most of his 20-year career. Or leave the work-less days and […]
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Trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. was disappointed when veterinarians scratched Imperial Hint on the morning of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and told horseracingnation.com that despite the horse’s “Win and You’re In” paying the entry fees, there were other expenses related to traveling to Santa Anita which placed a strain on his 15-horse operation. Vets scratched the 6-year-old […]
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Two of the four stakes on Laurel Park’s Saturday, Nov. 30 program will serve as ‘Win and In’ qualifiers for a pair of Grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park next month, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. Winners of the $100,000 City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both […]
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