Santa Anita

  • Santa Anita Jun 22

    Santa Anita Winter Meet Concludes

    The coronavirus-interrupted and rain-delayed 83rd Winter Meet at Santa Anita Park concluded Sunday with a 12-race card, which like all racing dates at the Arcadia track since March 12 was held without fans present. The track was closed to the public and all but essential personnel on March 12, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but racing continued. Racing…

  • Santa Anita Jun 21

    Colt Euthanized After Fracturing Knee Following Race at Santa Anita

    A 4-year-old colt fractured a right knee on the gallop out after the sixth race at Santa Anita Park Saturday and was euthanized, at least the 16th horse to die in racing or training-related incidents at the track this season. Strictly Biz was transported to the Equine Hospital following the injury. After diagnostics and x-rays were performed, it was determined…

  • Santa Anita Jun 7

    Honor A. P. Wins Santa Anita Derby; Improbable Wins Gold Cup

    Honor A. P. won the $400,000 Santa Anita Derby by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday to move into the Kentucky Derby picture. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Honor A. P. ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.97 and paid $6.40, $2.60 and $2.20. It was Smith’s third straight win and fourth overall in the West Coast’s major prep for the…

  • Triple Crown May 29

    Triple Crown Favorite Nadal Out After Injury at Santa Anita

    Racing is set to resume Thursday at Santa Anita Park, but there won’t be any races on the track’s hillside turf course, on which a horse suffered a fatal injury Sunday and became the 23rd equine death at the facility since late December.

  • Santa Anita May 23

    Empty Stands and No Bets at Track Windows, But Santa Anita Is Back Racing

    Horses are thundering down the stretch again at Santa Anita. There are no fans or owners cheering them on. No photos in the winner’s circle. No bets placed at the track’s windows. Still, it’s a win for the sport to be back racing against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains after being idled for 1 1/2 months because...

  • Santa Anita May 16

    Two Stakes Races Set for Santa Anita on Second Day of Racing

    Two $150,000 stakes races will be run at Santa Anita Park Saturday, one day after racing was held for the first time in nearly two months. Big Sweep, the lone filly in the field of nine, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the six-furlong Echo Eddie Stakes for California-bred or California-sired 3-year-olds. “We nominated to both races (including the…

  • Santa Anita May 14

    Santa Anita Approved to Resume Live Racing This Weekend

     Santa Anita will resume live racing Friday after receiving approval from Los Angeles County health officials. The Arcadia track stopped live racing on March 27 by order of the county health department because of concern over the spread of the coronavirus. From March 12-27, the track raced without spectators. Racing will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with only essential…

  • Santa Anita May 14

    Santa Anita Race Track Will Resume Live Racing

    Social distancing guidelines mandate that no spectators will be allowed to attend the events. As seen on the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

  • Santa Anita May 5

    Santa Anita Expected to Reopen Without Spectators May 15

    Good news for horse racing fans. Fred Roggin reported on NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020.

  • Santa Anita Apr 29

    Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert Rallies to Resume Racing at Santa Anita

    Kentucky Derby-winning trainers Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill joined horse racing advocates rallying outside a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday in an effort to convince government officials to allow the resumption of live racing at Santa Anita. Even behind a mask, the white-haired Baffert was easily recognizable as he carried a sign proclaiming, “We support...

  • horse racing Apr 25

    Colt Euthanized at Santa Anita After Suffering Training Injury

    Last Renegade, an unraced 2-year old colt, became the 13th racehorse to die from race- or training-related injuries at Santa Anita this season after he was killed Friday. The horse, trained by Peter Eurton, died as a result of an “accident” during training, according to information posted on the California Horse Racing Board’s website. Mike Marten, public information officer...

  • Santa Anita Apr 2

    Santa Anita Park Asks LA County to Allow Horse Racing to Resume

    Santa Anita Park representatives pleaded with the Los Angeles County Department of Health to allow the continuation of live horse racing Thursday, even though it must be done without spectators during the coronavirus pandemic. “Simply put, by ceasing live racing operations, we are jeopardizing the income stream for backstretch employees (racehorse caregivers) and the financial resources required to provide them…

  • Santa Anita Mar 10

    Report: Illegal Procedures Didn't Cause Deaths of Santa Anita Horses

    A months-long investigation by state regulators into the deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita racetrack in 2018-19 found no evidence of illegal medications or procedures, but determined most of the horses had “pre-existing pathology” at the site their fatal injuries occurred, according to a report released Tuesday. The California Horse Racing Board investigation also found that 39% of the…

  • Santa Anita Mar 1

    Ninth Horse Dies at Santa Anita Since Season Opened on December 26

    5-year-old gelding named Chosen Vessel has become the ninth horse to die since the racing season at Santa Anita Park began Dec. 26, according to officials at the race track in Arcadia. The horse suffered a fracture of the left front ankle Saturday during the ninth race of the Santa Anita Breeders Cup and was transported to the Equine Hospital…

  • Santa Anita Feb 13

    Another Horse Euthanized at Santa Anita Following Training Injury

    A 3-year-old unraced horse named Miss Romania was euthanized at Santa Anita Wednesday after suffering a suspected fracture of her left humerus bone while training. The death, which occurred on the main track, was the 44th at the park since December 2018 and the seventh since its winter/spring meeting began Dec. 28. Park officials said a necropsy is pending, but…

  • Santa Anita Feb 12

    Horse Dies on Training Track at Santa Anita, 6th Since December

    A horse died on the training track at Santa Anita last weekend, the sixth death at the track since late December. A 6-year-old gelding named Double Touch and trained by John Sadler suffered what was described as a “sudden death” on Saturday, according to an incident report on the track’s website. A necropsy required by the California Horse Racing...

  • Santa Anita Jan 20

    Third Horse Dies in 3 Days at Santa Anita Park

    Three horses have died in three days at Santa Anita Park while animal rights activists continue to push for a nationwide ban on racing. Santa Anita officials confirmed the death of the horse, which had been in an off-track training exercise Sunday morning. California Horse Racing Board spokesperson Mike Martin said the horse named Tikkun Olam suffered catastrophic injuries, but…

  • Santa Anita Jan 20

    3rd Horse Dies in Past 3 Days in Santa Anita

    Another horse has died at Santa Anita Park, the 42nd horse death in the past 13 months. As seen on NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

  • Santa Anita Jan 19

    2 Racehorses Die in 2 Days at Santa Anita

    Another racehorse died Saturday after breaking an ankle at Santa Anita Park, one day after a 5-year-old gelding was euthanized after fracturing his right front ankle at the Arcadia track. Saturday’s death of Uncontainable is at least the 41st horse death at Santa Anita since December 2018. The 4-year-old gelding was entered in Saturday’s first race, but did not...

  • Santa Anita Jan 19

    Two More Racehorses Die at Santa Anita

    The total number of horse deaths at Santa Anita has jumped to 41 since December 2018 after two more horse deaths at the Arcadia track. As seen on NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

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