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Santa Anita Bans Race-Day Medication

March 15, 2019:

In light of the sudden mortality spike this year at Santa Anita, the Stronach Group released a statement concerning actions they will take following a 22nd horse death just one day after the main track reopened for workouts....read on

Conan O’Brien To Call A Race

October 21, 2013:

It is somewhat common to see tracks in North American horse racing showcase a special guest racecaller for a dash or two. Although, Conan O’Brien of late-night talk show fame is not your average guest....read on

Breeders' Cup Returning To NBC

January 23, 2012:

It was announced today that a multi-year agreement has been reached between NBC Sports and the Breeders' Cup for the broadcaster to carry the North American thoroughbred industry's marquee racing series, effective this coming November...read on

Proactive Santa Anita Grabs Opportunity

January 4, 2012:

In an effort to take advantage of the upcoming season of HBO's new horse-racing drama, 'Luck,' Santa Anita Park is proactively making moves to groom potential new customers...read on

Daruty: Monarch/WEG Issue Resolved

December 1, 2011:

Monarch Content Management President Scott Daruty has gone on the record as saying that Monarch and the Woodbine Entertainment Group have reached an agreement in regard to the simulcasting dispute which could have seen Canadian wagering on races from Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs disrupted as soon as this weekend...read on

T-Bred Signal Impasse Looming

December 1, 2011:

According to a report, the Woodbine Entertainment Group and Monarch Content Management have yet to reach a deal in regard to the rates WEG will have to pay on some select U.S. simulcast signals. As a result, Canadian handicappers may be shut out of wagering on races from Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs when their live meets open this Saturday...read on

Santa Anita To Honour Shear

September 8, 2011:

Santa Anita has announced that it will be honouring its 90-year-old paddock guard John Shear with a race entitled 'The John Shear Hero Purse' on Saturday, Oct. 1...read on

Ninety-Year-Old Shear Now At Home

April 18, 2011:

Ninety-year-old Santa Anita Park paddock guard John Shear, hospitalized since March 12 after having thrown himself in the path of a loose thoroughbred in order to protect a six-year-old girl, was released from hospital this past weekend...read on

Santa Anita Handle Plummets After Boycott

December 31, 2010:

Just two weeks after horseplayers announced a boycott of the Santa Anita thoroughbred race meet, the early handle figures are being called a "disaster"....read on

‘Luck’ Pilot, First Two Episodes Complete

December 23, 2010:

Production on the pilot and first two episodes of Home Box Office’s (HBO) highly anticipated series, 'Luck,' has been nearly completed, and production and shooting for...read on

What A Great Horse Can Do

December 28, 2009:

A farewell, non-racing track appearance of the standout mare Zenyatta drew the largest opening day crowd in 10 years at Santa Anita on Saturday...read on

Zenyatta Makes Breeders Cup History

November 7, 2009:

Undefeated in 14 starts, five-year-old mare Zenyatta made history when she out-sprinted her male counterparts in the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park...read on


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