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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Hronis Racing’s Combatant won the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita Park, giving Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler a record third straight victory in the historic event. No matter if you’re looking for past Santa Anita Handicap contenders, odds, news, past winners, results and payouts, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will find the most updated information here.
Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Joel Rosario, Combatant stalked wide behind the early leader Brown Storm. He inched forward in the far turn and emerged at the top of the stretch with a slim lead, then fought gamely to keep everyone at bay before winning the 1 1/4-mile event over the fast main track in a final time of 2:02.32.
Read the full race recap HERE, along with the finishing order, results, and payouts below. Also, click the button below to download our 2020 Santa Anita Big ‘Cap Wagering Guide and see how we did! These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.
Three other graded stakes races took place on Santa Anita Handicap day, including the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2), the second of three local preps for Churchill Downs’ Road to The Kentucky Derby which awards the Top 4 finishers points (50-20-10-5). Here are the results for the 2020 Big ‘Cap undercard races (graded stakes only):
Race #: 4
Distance: 7 Furlongs
Age: 3-Year-Olds and Up
Race #: 5
Distance: 1 Mile (Turf)
Age: 4-Year-Olds and Up
Race #: 8
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Kentucky Derby Points: 50-20-10-5
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The Santa Anita Handicap was first held in 1935 and instantly became a hit. Commonly referred to as “The Big Cap,” the race still stands today as one of the most important races of the year. Winners such as Shared Belief, Game On Dude, Lava Man, and Shaman Ghost have dazzled us in recent runnings, while Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry, and Alysheba remind us how strong the race was in its early years.
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