Daily Racing Form News for CA
Friday, June 1st, 2018
The oddest thing will occur at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. The Grade 1 Beholder Mile, with a purse of $400,000, will feature a field of summit race significance. Amidst a field of six, champion Unique Bella will face her 4-year-old nemesis, Paradise ...
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Itsinthepost had just polished off the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham at Santa Anita last Saturday afternoon when Jeff Mullins turned to Tyler Baze and said, “C'mon. Let's go down.” Baze hesitated. He was in a tight emotional switch. He had just watched ...
Monday, May 28th, 2018
Sparkman: Accelerate helps sire Lookin At Lucky enjoy breakout weekend
Friday, May 25th, 2018
If you're waiting for City of Light to run a bad race, bring a book. Like, for instance, “War and Peace.”
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Play continues today at the first-ever live-bankroll final table at the World Horseplayers’ Tour/Santa Anita Preakness contest. A field of 92 entries put up $5,000 each to compete in the money-added event, which is being filmed as a television pilot. ...
Friday, May 18th, 2018
Legalizing sports betting in California faces a difficult, and perhaps impossible, deadline to make the November ballot and could be years from implementation, according to state racing executives and legislative staff.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Cuddle Alert, a $10,000 claimer in 2016 who went on to win the $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap for California-breds the following year, was retired last month, trainer Reed Saldana said.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Friday is a special day on DRF Tournaments, with a live broadcast accompanying the final two feeders for the World Horseplayers' Tour/Santa Anita Preakness event.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
The class shift toward Europe has been particularly visible in longer American turf races, which are routinely won these days by European imports like Queen Blossom, winner of the Grade 3 Santa Barbara Handicap over 1 ½ miles at Santa Anita last Saturday.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Stewart Elliott reported for work at Santa Anita Park on Thursday to find his name right there at the top of the standings, tied with Flavien Prat. Elliott's reaction was typical of any rider in such a situation. “Yeah, man, it felt pretty good,” ...
Friday, April 27th, 2018
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.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Flashbacks are no fun. They come without warning, usually triggered by trauma, reviving a moment best forgotten.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Nessy posted his first graded stakes victory in the Grade 2 San Juan Capistrano at Santa Anita on Sunday – 24 hours after his Grade 1-winning older full brother, Bullards Alley, suffered a fatal breakdown.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Xten, a 3-year-old maiden colt, was euthanized on Friday after being involved in an apparent collision during a workout that led to the cancellation of training on the main track.
Friday, April 20th, 2018
Favorable weather and large fields led to a sharp increase in all-sources handle at California's racetracks in the first three months of the year.