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  1. Santa Anita cancels Wednesday racing for rest of meet

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita will not run the final three Wednesdays of the winter-spring meeting, beginning this week, due to a shortage of available horses, the track announced Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  2. San Felipe outsider Jakesam tries to help P. Val get back into st...

    Steve Andersen

    Patrick Valenzuela is the first to admit the balance is out of whack. Of his 39 wins at the winter-spring meeting through Sunday, only three have come in stakes.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  3. California Nectar makes it two in a row in Santa Ynez

    Steve Andersen

    California Nectar won her second consecutive stakes of the winter-spring meeting in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita, holding off a late threat from Zazu to win by a neck.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2011
  4. Bejarano still looking for Derby ride

    Steve Andersen

    Through Sunday, Rafael Bejarano was the nation's leading rider in purse earnings this year, with $4,247,968.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2010
  5. Tuscan Evening all the way in Santa Barbara

    Steve Andersen

    Tuscan Evening finished a perfect season at Santa Anita's winter-spring meeting with her fourth stakes win of the year on turf in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  6. San Juan Capistrano: Bourbon Bay completes turf triple at Santa A...

    Steve Andersen

    Bourbon Bay had a perfect meeting at Santa Anita this winter and spring, going undefeated in four races, and his win in Sunday's $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap was the race that left trainer Neil Drysdale most happy.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  7. Baffert eyes elusive Grade 1 Malibu Stakes win

    Steve Andersen

    Through all the success that earned him induction into racing's Hall of Fame earlier this year, trainer Bob Baffert has one trophy missing from his collection -- the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes, the opening day fixture of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2009
  8. Buena Vista: Jibboom leads all the way

    Steve Andersen

    From sprints to one-mile races on the main track, Jibboom has conquered nearly everything she has tried this winter at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  9. Talented Strub trio no longer strictly turf

    Steve Andersen

    Cowboy Cal, Gio Ponti, and Nownownow have redefined their careers in the first six weeks of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2009
  10. Attendance up, handle down at Santa Anita

    Steve Andersen

    Ontrack attendance is up, but handle is down through the first nine days of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, track officials said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  11. San Gabriel: Proudinsky gives Frankel milestone win

    Steve Andersen

    Proudinsky ended a six-race losing streak in Sunday's $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap, giving trainer Bobby Frankel a record 900th career win at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  12. Showdown in Shoemaker

    Steve Andersen

    Between them, Daytona and Ever a Friend dominated the major stakes for milers and middle-distance turf horses during the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting earlier this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2008
  13. Santa Anita quandary: Dirt or synthetic?

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita ends its four-month winter-spring meeting on Sunday, with the future of the track's synthetic racing surface unclear and trainers and owners divided on whether to install a dirt track or stay with a synthetic surface.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008
  14. Santa Anita to replace surface after current meet

    Steve Andersen

    Santa Anita will replace its synthetic main track following the conclusion of the current winter-spring meeting on April 20, track president Ron Charles said on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2008
  15. Santa Anita carryover hits $1.2 million

    Steve Andersen

    A three-day pick six carryover of $1,269,223, the largest of the winter-spring meeting, will be the focus of Monday's 10-race program at Santa Anita.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2008
  16. Sooner or later, Gomez is going east

    Steve Andersen

    Jockey Garrett Gomez has won 11 stakes in the first seven weeks of the Santa Anita meeting and is only nine shy of breaking the record for most stakes wins in a winter-spring meet.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2007