Saturday, February 06 2016


LAS VIRGENES STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER:
“She has such a high cruising speed, she has gears.

“You always worry about horses that are brilliant at two. Sometimes they won’t mature or grow anymore at three. You’re anxious to see what will happen.





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ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

GARY STEVENS, MOR SPIRIT, WINNER:
“No, I never had any concerns. I actually got there quicker than I wanted to. I was loaded going into the stretch. He’s pretty special and I’m looking forward to facing more competition.





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Friday, December 04 2015


TREVOR DENMAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT


TREVOR DENMAN, THE VOICE OF SANTA ANITA SINCE 1983,
ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM ‘THE GREAT RACE PLACE’

Arcadia, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2015)
-- Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita since 1983, has announced his retirement from The Great Race Place and will not return for the 2015-16 race meet which begins on December 26.





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Saturday, October 24 2015


DORTMUND AIRS IN $70,000 BIG BEAR STAKES


FAVORED OM SENSATIONAL IN WINNING GRADE II, $200,000 TWILIGHT DERBY BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; STEVENS & HENDRICKS TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILES TURF WIN IN 1:45.90

SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER DORTMUND, IDLE SINCE PREAKNESS, AIRS IN $70,000 BIG BEAR STAKES


ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2015)—In a sensational performance, favored Om set fast fractions and opened up on his competition turning for home to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Gary Stevens and trained by Dan Hendricks, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Munnings got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:45.90.





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Saturday, October 03 2015


AMERICAN PHAROAH GOES FIVE FURLONGS IN 59.80


AMERICAN PHAROAH OUT EARLY FOR LIKELY FINAL SANTA ANITA BREEZE, TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP GOES FIVE FURLONGS IN 59.80 AND IS SET TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY FOR APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY IN $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31


ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2015)—In his final Santa Anita workout, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah breezed a solid five furlongs this morning in 59.80, although Bob Baffert had him in 59.40 while galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.40 and seven eighths of a mile in 1:25.80.





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Thursday, October 01 2015


TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH FEELING GOOD


TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH FEELING GOOD AS HE JOGS, GALLOPS ON SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK;
SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER IS ‘PONIED’ ON INNER TRAINING TRACK

BAFFERT HAS ‘PHAROAH’ TICKETED FOR FIVE FURLONG BREEZE SUNDAY MORNING

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah came on Santa Anita’s main track Thursday at 6:30 a.m. and jogged the wrong way three quarters of mile before turning and settling into a mile and a quarter gallop under exercise rider Manny Avila.





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Sunday, September 27 2015


AWESOME AGAIN STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

TYLER BAZE, SMOOTH ROLLER, WINNER: “This is his fourth race and from the very beginning Victor told me he could really run and he proved it. I worked him last week and ever since I’ve been on him down at Del Mar he’s turned into a monster work horse in the morning; he really wants to do it. Last week, Victor wasn’t here, he was at the Keeneland Sale. He called and told me to go seven eighths in 1:28. I literally breezed him in 1:25. I called him and told him ‘that’s as easy as he wants to go and he did it the right way.’





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RODEO DRIVE STAKES QUOTES


DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PHOTO CALL, WINNER: “I picked up the mount from Graham (Motion, trainer.) He’s been very nice to me and given me some nice horses, given me a lot of opportunities. Graham told me to place her behind the lead horses and just try to get her to shut off as much as possible. In her last race she was pretty sharp the whole way. She was tugging on me a little but we got into a nice, happy rhythm.





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CHANDELIER STAKES QUOTES


MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It lived up to the expectations. She opens that stride up and she has such a high cruising speed.

“Not only does she have the ability but she has the mind to go with it. There are so many horses with that kind of ability but a lot can get to them. She’s so intelligent, she’s so smart and listens to everything I tell her. I got her to fall asleep there on the lead but she fell asleep too much! I had to wake her up a little bit at the eighth pole but after that she jumped back into the bridle and it was over.





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ZENYATTA STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

GARY STEVENS, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “Richard has a big smile on his face. He told me yesterday, ‘I want to win but by no means do I want to knock her out.’ We couldn’t have scripted it any better. I told him that he might have to tack-walk her in the morning because she pulled up full of it.”





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FRONTRUNNER STAKES QUOTES


JOCKEY QUOTES

MARIO GUTIERREZ, NYQUIST, WINNER: “He’s been on the lead in the past but he was tougher than I expected today. I was expecting him to be easier but he was tough, he was in the bridle. I adjusted though and it worked out in the end.





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Wednesday, September 23 2015


XPRESSBET UNVEILS THE NEW ‘XPRESSBET MOBILE’


New Xpressbet Mobile Provides Faster, Easier Wagering and Streamlined Navigation


September 23, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce that it has redesigned its mobile wagering site. The new Xpressbet Mobile has been streamlined to make it easier and more convenient for customers to play the races using their iPhone, Android or other mobile device.





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