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Combatant Gives Sadler, Hronis Racing Record Third Straight Big ‘Cap

Combatant Gives Sadler, Hronis Racing Record Third Straight Big ‘Cap

ARCADIA, CA – Thanks to recent acquisition Combatant, trainer John Sadler and owner Hronis Racing celebrated victory for a record third straight year in the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Breaking from post 6 under Joel Rosario at 9/1 odds, Combatant settled into stride… Read More

The Magic Mike Show 149: Santa Anita Late Pick 4 Preview

The Magic Mike Show 149: Santa Anita Late Pick 4 Preview

The Magic Mike Show previews the Late Pick 4 at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, March 7. The sequence includes the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1), as well as two turf races with a combined 26 entries. The Magic Mike Show with Curtis “Magic” Kalleward and Mike Somich is the… Read More

BLINKERS OFF 429: Mega Kentucky Derby Preps Previews and Rapid-Fire

BLINKERS OFF 429: Mega Kentucky Derby Preps Previews and Rapid-Fire

The Racing Dudes preview Saturday’s massive Kentucky Derby Prep day with the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2), and $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs (28:12 – 1:00:27). Then the Dudes give rapid-fire selections for some of the other major graded stakes… Read More

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Santa Anita Park Cancels Racing Indefinitely

Santa Anita Park Cancels Racing Indefinitely

Mere hours after announcing that former Track Superintendent Dennis Moore was returning to help inspect a racing surface that had caused an alarming spike in equine fatalities, Santa Anita Park officials have reportedly made the decision that racing at the Arcadia, California-based venue would be canceled indefinitely. The news was… Read More

New Plans for McKinzie Keep Him Home in California

New Plans for McKinzie Keep Him Home in California

ARCADIA, CA – Ed Golden from Santa Anita reports that Bob Baffert confirmed this morning that multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie will pass the Pegasus World Cup next Saturday and point for Santa Anita’s marquee race for older horses, the Grade 1, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a… Read More

Accelerate Scores Classic Win In G1 Santa Anita Handicap

Accelerate Scores Classic Win In G1 Santa Anita Handicap

ARCADIA, CA – Hronis Racing’s Accelerate finally broke through for his first career victory at the classic distance of 10 furlongs, and with it came his first-ever Grade 1 score, in Saturday’s $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. After breaking sharply as the slight 5/2 favorite… Read More

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BLINKERS OFF 284: Kentucky Derby Prep Previews and Rapid-Fire

BLINKERS OFF 284: Kentucky Derby Prep Previews and Rapid-Fire

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview three Kentucky Derby prep races – the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct, the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby from Tampa Bay Downs, and the Grade 2, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes from Santa Anita Park – then give rapid-fire selections for the remaining… Read More

Big ‘Cap Preview: No Arrogate Means Opportunity for Others

Big ‘Cap Preview: No Arrogate Means Opportunity for Others

Jimmy Jerkens’ Shaman Ghost and Phil D’Amato’s Midnight Storm head a competitive field of nine older horses in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap at 1 1/4 miles.  America’s longest continually-run “hundred grander,” the Big ‘Cap, which was first staged in 1935, will be run for the 80th time… Read More

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