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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Vino Rosso wins Breeders’ Cup Classic; 15-1 long shot Mongolian Groom fatally injured

A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was overshadowed by the fatal injury to 15-1 long shot Mongolian Groom in the $6 million race at Santa Anita.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Spokane native Jon White knows his odds at Santa Anita Park

Five decades ago, right about this time of year, there was a boy, Lewis and Clark High School, class of 1973, who took his studies so seriously that, twice a …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Breeders’ Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

The Breeders’ Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently …


Santa Anita horse deaths overshadow reforms made elsewhere

A series of 23 horse deaths over three months at Santa Anita Park in California come after several reforms solved similar issues on the East Coast over the past decade. …


Jim Price: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had Turbulator raced at Santa Anita

On a crisp Sunday evening, almost half a century ago, nearly 6,000 people crowded into an aging structure just off Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue. Moments before 6 o’clock, they let …


Santa Anita to run 3 days a week, hike purses for 6 weeks

Santa Anita will race three days a week instead of four over the next four weeks because the track has lost some of its horse population to out-of-state venues. Several …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Santa Anita to continue racing despite protests

Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Jockeys weigh in on proposed whipping rules in California

The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races. The Jockeys’ Guild, meanwhile, continues to press its case that …


23rd horse dies at Santa Anita after racing accident

A two-horse spill in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita has led to the 23rd equine fatality at the Southern California track in just over three months. Arms …


California board votes to limit whips in horse racing

The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths …


Santa Anita to ban medication, whips on race days

Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track. The move by …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Santa Anita’s dirt track to reopen for limited training

Santa Anita will reopen its main dirt track for limited training on Monday nearly a week after the historic racetrack was closed to training and racing in the wake of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Official: Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths

A track official says Santa Anita is canceling racing indefinitely to re-examine the dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating …


Teenage jockey Evin Roman wins title at Santa Anita

Evin Roman shared the riding title at Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet, becoming the second apprentice ever to do so and the first since 1949.


Ann Arbor Eddie wins California Cup Derby at Santa Anita

Ann Arbor Eddie wore down 9-5 favorite California Diamond to win the $250,000 California Cup Derby by a half-length Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Ann Arbor Eddie …


Zindaya wins Goldikova Stakes on closing day at Santa Anita

Zindaya split horses turning for home and surged over the final three-sixteenths of a mile to win the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by a half-length Sunday on closing day of Santa …


Santa Anita giving out nose strips on day of Belmont Stakes

Santa Anita is having some fun with the nasal strips worn by Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome. The suburban Los Angeles track will give fans free souvenir nasal strips Saturday, …