New dirt surface, known as El Segundo sand which is a naturally occurring, indigenous soil that will help ensure balanced drainage during periods of wet weather and a uniform, safe cushion year-round.
Tough day in the office
Mike Smith and Martin Pedroza walking off the track after a race
3-year-old colt Indianapolis is back!
Colt had a set back during the Kentucky Derby trail. Was out of training for some time. Trained by Bob Baffert, he is now back with a win in an Allowance Optional Claimer race
Bob Baffert Colt Indianapolis
3-year-old colt Home Run Kitten
Winner of the 3rd Running of the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes on the down hill turf
Home Run Kitten and Joe Talamo Winner of the Eddie Stakes
Fight to the finish
#4 Sudden Rumor gained a slim advantage at the eighth pole and continued willingly, but was out-gamed by gritty #2 Papa’s Paisley who fought his way through the race to win by a nose paying a nice price of $40 to win!
Jockey Alex Canchari
New to Southern California, jockey Alex Canchari guided Papa’s Paisley to his first victory at Santa Anita Park. He’s been riding for just 3 years, but each year has topped over 2 million in purses. Second leading rider at Canterbury Park
Visit by the Stanley Cup
Races 2 & 3 was dedicated to the LA Kings, Coach Sutter and the LA Stanley Cup
Race 4 (MSW) 2-Year old Punctuate Closes Like a Freight Train!
#13 Punctuate comes out of no where with Rosie Napravnik to win Race 4. What an impressive 2-year old colt
Punctuate and Jockey Rosie Napravnik
Top female Jockey Rosie Napravnik rides for Bob Baffert
Beautiful Clydesdale horse giving me a little smile
Beautiful Clydesdale horse
Getting ready the gate set for the Zenyatta Stakes
Jockey Mike Smith
Jockey Mike Smith thanking his lucky stars after winning aboard champion filly Beholder
Jockey Mike Smith and Trainer Richard Mandella
In the Winner's Circle after winning the Zenyatta Stakes
Beholder, Jockey Mike Smith and connections in the Winner's Circle
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza wins the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes
Up and coming 2-year-old colt American Pharoah and Jockey Victor Espinoza wins the 3rd Running of the FrontRunner Stakes. "Win and You're In" for Juvenile Division
Jockey Victor Espinoza very happy after winning the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes
Game On Dude
There was a special appearance from Game on Dude who recently retired from racing. He paraded by race fans between races 6 & 7. It was a very emotional moment for his fans and those connected to him
Game On Dude Farewell Visit
Game On Dude by the rails as fans clapped and cheered for the champion as he walked by. Emotional time for all who was connected to this great champion
Trainer Bob Baffert Talks about Game On Dude
Game on Dude farewell appearance at Santa Anita Park
$300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT)
Rosie Napravnik and 4-Year old filly #7 Emollient wins the Rodeo Drive Stakes.
In the stretch
Winner of the 3rd Running of the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes
Jockey Rosie Napravnik and Emollient who is trained by William Mott
Getting ready for the post parade for the Awesome Again Stakes.
Racing fans awaits the field
A crowd of 17,073 lined the rails in hopes to see top 3-year old Shared Belief prove he is the best 3-year old in the country
The Field in the Awesome Again Stakes
The 3rd Running of the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes. "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Classic Division
Awesome Again Stakes
The field going by the first time. This is the second time I've noticed #7 Mystery Train and his very interesting hairdo.
Shared Belief, "All Heart"
The duo did not let up, and eventually won by a neck grabbing the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes and sending a buzz cross-country on this talented gelding’s performance.
Jockey Mike Smith and 3-year-old Champion Shared Belief
Shared Belief getting cooled down
Mike Smith and Shared Belief right after race
Mike Smith so thankful
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