Game On Dude, who topped the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014, heads the seven-horse field for the 75th renewal of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Handicap June 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced June 24 that the 2015 World Championships will be held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, will return to Santa Anita Park in 2016, and will be held at Del Mar in 2017.
A pair of Grade 1 stakes take center stage at Santa Anita Park on Saturday when seven line up in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on the turf and eight distaffers go in the nine-furlong, $300,000 Vanity on the main track.
Kentucky shipper Room Service, the only grade I winner in the field, overpowered the leaders in the drive for the wire to tally impressively in the $350,000 American Oaks May 31 on the Santa Anita Park turf.
Old pro Clubhouse Ride slipped through along the inside and outfought odds-on favorite Fury Kapcori in the final furlong to register a gutty repeat win in the $200,000 Californian Stakes May 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Room Service, a game dead-heat winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, squares off with fast-developing Nashoba's Gold in what shapes up as an outstanding renewal of the $350,000 American Oaks on the turf May 31 at Santa Anita Park.
A change in tactics helped Fire With Fire produce a 7-1 upset in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap May 24 on the grass at Santa Anita Park, giving Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale a record-tying seventh win in the race.
Multiple grade I winner Emollient has burned plenty of money in her two starts this year, but she'll attempt to regain her winning form with a return to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 Gamely Stakes Memorial Day, May 26.