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Souper Blessing Scores in Tropical Park Derby

Sun, 2023-12-24 05:14
Souper Blessing held off a fast-closing Irish Aces to win the Tropical Park Derby in just his second start on turf.

Sibelius Back on Top With Mr. Prospector Score

Sun, 2023-12-24 05:14
Winless in three efforts since his gutsy Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) victory in March, the Jeremiah O'Dwyer trainee may have earned his ticket back to Meydan after taking the seven-furlong Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) for the second year in a row.

Q&A: Castellano Grateful for Incredible Season

Sun, 2023-12-24 05:14
"To win the big races in the same year is always very special, but to win two of the Triple Crown races, and on two different horses, is really special." —Javier Castellano

Malibu Pits Baffert Trio Against Three Invaders

Sun, 2023-12-24 05:14
Bob Baffert-trained Speed Boat Beach, Fort Bragg, and Hejazi are set to face off against shippers Giant Mischief, Raise Cain, and Damon's Mound as part of Santa Anita's opening-day card.

San Gabriel's Field Comes From All Three Surfaces

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
The San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) on the Santa Anita Park turf has a compact field of six but no shortage of diversity.

Anisette Leads Local Contenders in American Oaks

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
Anisette heads the home squad against a pair of ambitiously placed invaders in the American Oaks (G1T) on opening day at Santa Anita Park.

Subsanador Makes North American Debut in San Antonio

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
The San Antonio Stakes (G2), a traditional prep for the $400,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) March 2, drew an intriguing collection of contenders, from an Argentinian sensation to a speedy Cal-bred sprinter.

Dandy Man Shines Could Brighten in Mathis Mile

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
The Irish-bred son of Dandy Man is the only stakes winner and among three graded-placed runners in the field of the $200,000 Mathis Mile Stakes (G2T).

Opportunity Awaits Clearly Unhinged in La Brea

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
Opportunity knocks for the field of 3-year-old fillies racing in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (G1) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Santa Anita Synthetic Training Track to Open in January

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
As part of a larger $32 million improvement plan for Santa Anita Park announced this summer, Santa Anita's training track is changing from a sand-based surface to all-weather synthetic produced by Tapeta Footings.

Mt. Brilliant Foundation Returns as TCA Auction Sponsor

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation has signed on, for the second consecutive year, as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 34th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Jan. 3-7, 2024.

Final Leg of PA-Bred, PA-Sired Series at Parx Dec. 27

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
The Pennsylvania-bred and -sired stallion series was expanded this year to six races.

Equinox Retirement Leaves Arima Kinen Wide Open

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
The Dec. 24 Arima Kinen (G1) is one of two races on the Japanese calendar that allows fan to vote for the horses they want to see run. While the top two in the balloting won't start this year, the field still is packed with talent.

Q&A: Jockey Katie Davis Reflects on Career-Best Year

Sat, 2023-12-23 05:14
Katie Davis, a 10-year veteran rider, returned to racing with aplomb in 2023 after having her daughter Riley and won a career-high $2.3 million in purses.