Santa Anita News & Notes - 2018

stark
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:43 pm

P6 paid $466,000 to one lucky ticket holder today.

Its possible that they could be paid in cash, 100%, and on the honor system to declare the income for tax purposes!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Saturday is "Vox Populi" Day at @santaanitapark, when 2017 winner Ben's Cat will be remembered with a special award presentation. Track patrons will have their choice of two commemorative prints. This special offer also is available for purchase at http://ow.ly/H9B230hOgfm .

https://twitter.com/SECRETARIATofcl/sta ... 4601882625
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:08 pm

NEW ‘SUNDAY BRUNCH’ FIRST POST TIME OF 11:30 A.M. STARTS MARCH 11

Santa Anita Park has announced that it will adopt a new “Sunday Brunch” first post time of 11:30 a.m. on all Sundays, beginning with the onset of Daylight Savings Time on March 11, through closing day of its current Winter/Spring Meet on June 24.

Good idea?
Probably yes if you're in the eastern time zone, but in Arcadia it means having to leave church a little early, hmmmm!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:40 pm

stark wrote:NEW ‘SUNDAY BRUNCH’ FIRST POST TIME OF 11:30 A.M. STARTS MARCH 11

Santa Anita Park has announced that it will adopt a new “Sunday Brunch” first post time of 11:30 a.m. on all Sundays, beginning with the onset of Daylight Savings Time on March 11, through closing day of its current Winter/Spring Meet on June 24.

Good idea?
Probably yes if you're in the eastern time zone, but in Arcadia it means having to leave church a little early, hmmmm!
I love it
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:45 pm

Worrisome...

Santa Anita: Track cancels Tiznow Stakes
The $100,000 Tiznow Stakes for California-bred milers scheduled for Sunday will not be run. The race drew only four entrants on Thursday, leading to the cancellation. Sunday's program will not have a stakes.

Image of Joplin, Smokey Image, Solid Wager and Summersimage were entered from a list of 10 nominations. Track vice-president and racing secretary Rick Hammerle said the Tiznow Stakes will not be rescheduled.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/40672-santa ... now-stakes

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
10m10 minutes ago
Overnight is out for Sunday at Santa Anita. Average field size from nine races: 6.78.
stark
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:56 pm

Storm alert, we might get an inch of rain!

On the coast, Santa Barbara is undergoing mandatory evacuations from the fire areas.

At Santa Anita, the track is being sealed immediately after the Thursday races.

There will be no turf racing Fri/Sat.

With the anticipated off tracks upcoming, no less than 287 horses worked out Thursday morning.

Take cover!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:59 pm

I suspect that the next couple of racing days at Santa Anita may not have full fields, either. The heavy rain that we're supposed to get starting tonight may lead to the grass races being moved to a muddy/sealed main, which will likely lead to some scratches.
ETA: You beat me to it, Stark. I'm a sloow typist. :P ;)
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 pm

J Petrman‏ @meadowacolyte
Replying to @BH_JBalan
I notice they have maiden races for horses sold at auction for less than 100k. Not surprised they ditched the small trainer part, but also tossed homebreds?

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
14m14 minutes ago
It appears that way. The condition for Sunday's race says "restricted to horses sold at public auction for $100,000 or less." The anti-Baffert condition.
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:59 pm

We'll see how well that works; IIRC, the last time they ran a race like this (which had the additional homebred condition), a Baffert won it. :lol:
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:09 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:We'll see how well that works; IIRC, the last time they ran a race like this (which had the additional homebred condition), a Baffert won it. :lol:
Baffert won two (I think out of three) of them, but both were homebreds.
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm

Cancelled racing on Thursday.

Not enough Relaunch offspring available to run.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:11 pm

Race 13 on Santa Anita Derby Day.....

Where is Joy Scott when you need her? (hopefully fully on the mend?)


1 RB HOCUS POCUS (FL) 5/G T Conner 124 S Hobson 30/1 N/A
2 MYSTICAL MHF (TX) 5/H M S Garcia 124 S Hobson 30/1 N/A
3 RB NASH (FL) 5/H K J Coa 126 J Torrez 7/2 N/A
4 MAHRA T (UT) 9/M X Ziani 121 S Powell 15/1 N/A
5 LIL DUDE AA (MS) 5/H D Sanchez 124 M K Powell 30/1 N/A
6 UPTOWN SANDY GIRL (TX) 4/F S Spieth 118 L A Ashby 6/1 N/A
7 ZELLS BELLS (TX) 9/G M Falgione 124 R M Irlando 30/1 N/A
8 CAPTAIN BUSH (KY) 4/G M Linares 121 S Hobson 20/1 N/A
9 QUICK SAND AA (MS) 5/H S Risenhoover 126 J Torrez 3/1 N/A
10 EASTER MAN (MS) 6/H C Cedeno 126 J Torrez 5/2 N/A
11 DREAM PEARL (MS) 7/M C Herrera 121 T Eaton 6/1 N/A
12 SAND VICTOR (MS) 7/H H Herrera 124 T Eaton 30/1 N/A
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 pm

Today is a huge racing day, but I swear TVG has some clueless intern handling production duties at the studio. We've had parts of commercials breaking into interviews, ad soundtracks running over the running of a race from Gulfstream, and completely missed horses in a "post parade" in the upcoming 2nd at Santa Anita. :? :roll:
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (CN) – A former partner of a California thoroughbred horse racing company is suing the company for $40 million for a breach of contract, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday.

Keith Brackpool, British-American investor, worked for the Stronach Group for five years and says he was promised to be reimbursed a 5 percent buyout for his interest in the company.

https://www.courthousenews.com/horse-ra ... r-partner/
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:03 am

@BH_JBalan
58m58 minutes ago
Workout incident has shut down the main track at Santa Anita. I didn’t see it, but it involved multiple horses in the backstretch. Track has been shut down for around 20 minutes. One horse walked off, another is still on the ground.

@BH_JBalan
49m49 minutes ago
There’s a group of people standing around the fallen horse, like they’re waiting for him to get up. One of the strangest things I’ve seen at the track.

@BH_JBalan
36m36 minutes ago
Horse keeps moving his head, and the track workers keep trying to encourage him to get up, but have so far been unsuccessful. Odd scene.

@BH_JBalan
3m3 minutes ago
Horse has been down more than an hour now. They’ve rolled him over and appear to be continuing to encourage him occasionally to get to his feet.

@BH_JBalan
1m1 minute ago
Horse was on his chest and appeared to be trying to get up. He’s back on his side now.

Latest update.....
Jeremy Balan
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Two and a half hours in and the horse is still down. Being attended to by at least a dozen people.

Jeremy Balan
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He’s off the track. Was down on the dirt for about three hours. He was moved while still on his side. Equine ambulance is moving him off the racetrack.
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:16 pm

Wow I hope he is ok but sounds like maybe a spinal cord injury which is not good. Please keep us updated. Thanks
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:32 pm

Horrible...

Jeremy Balan Verified account@BH_JBalan
22m22 minutes ago
The horse who went down today during training was Xten. Trainer Tim Yakteen says the colt is going to be euthanized. They tried to save him because he had neurological function and was moving his limbs while he was on the track. Neurological issues have come up since, however.

21m21 minutes ago
Xten was working in company when a horse in front of the group ducked in toward the rail. Xten and exercise rider Baltazar Contreras were unable to avoid the horse in front of them. Contreras has a fractured knee, according to Yakteen.
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:03 pm

ARCADIA, Calif. – Santa Anita post times return to normal starting Thursday, when the track resumes a uniform first-post schedule of 12:30 p.m. every racing day including Sundays. The exceptions are Triple Crown days; first post at Santa Anita on Kentucky Derby day is noon.

The decision to make the move comes six weeks after Santa Anita changed post times to noon, with 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. In a prepared statement, Santa Anita stated that earlier post times did not negatively influence handle. However, the track received feedback that suggested fans and industry participants favor a uniform, later post time.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:41 pm

Upcoming 7th race @ SA, the ATMs are empty,
with 8 minutes to post there's $194,000 in the show pool
$192,000 of it is on the second time starter Amada Rafaela for Baffert who is 1/9 on the board.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:51 pm

She was pulled up on the backstretch. :(
Waiting for news on what happened to her.
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