| May 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
She had a cool name and a hot jockey, but Fiftyshadesofhay didn't look like she had much of a chance for most of Friday's 89th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Riding the 3-year-old filly for the first time, Joel Rosario also gave the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:10 PM
There are no guaranteed winners in the unpredictable science of thoroughbred horse breeding, but when a stallion mates with 21-year-old Blending Element, it's almost an odds-on bet that a winner will be produced.
She has produced eight winners out of...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Rafael Bejarano, the top jockey in Southern California horse racing, suffered serious injuries on Saturday at Santa Anita after the horse he was riding in the fourth race broke down and unseated him.
Bejarano, 32, suffered a broken collarbone and a...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Jockey Rafael Bejarano, injured in a spill at Santa Anita on Saturday, is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks, his agent, Joe Ferrer, said Monday.
Bejarano has been recuperating at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after suffering a broken...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Clubhouse Ride, a versatile 6-year-old with more than $1.1 million in career earnings while competing in races from 61/2 furlongs to 11/4 miles, keeps finding ways to stay relevant.
On Saturday at Santa Anita, Clubhouse Ride rallied along the rail under...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Jockeys are some of the most courageous athletes around. But they're about to be tested. A group of jockeys riding at Santa Anita will take on middle school students from Arcadia Holy Angels in a charity basketball game on Thursday night at 7:15 p.m....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Once the Southern California hope for the Triple Crown, Goldencents emerged again spectacularly in the $1-million Dirt Mile on Friday in the opening day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.
The Doug O'Neill-trained horse, under a strategically perfect...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:38 PM
The significance of opening day at Santa Anita on Friday had mostly to do with the Arcadia race track's attempt to enter the brave new world of sports entertainment.
For years, thoroughbred racing has been acquiring the label of "a dying sport." That...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:03 PM
After 75 years of horse racing, Betfair Hollywood Park has reached closing day. The Inglewood track will close its doors permanently after Sunday's 11-race card.
The $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs is the final stakes...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Goldencents, who earlier this year was considered a strong Kentucky Derby horse, set blistering early fractions and held on to win the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile for trainer Doug O'Neill.
Goldencents, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, went off at 6-1 in the...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Betfair Hollywood Park contains special memories for trainer Tom Proctor, who remembers being 16 and standing in the winner's circle in 1972 after Convenience, the mare his father, Willard, trained, won a memorable winner-take-all match race against...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Lakers fan Lee Searing waited until he thought he had a real nice horse, and it happened to coincide with an injury to his favorite player, Kobe Bryant, so he named his 2-year-old colt, Kobe's Back. And what a debut for the son of Flatter on Saturday at...