O’Neill has three musketeers for Daytona Stakes

When they go to post at Santa Anita on May 23 for the Daytona Stakes, one conditioner will be serving up a candy bar of sorts. Now, why in the world will a trainer of Thoroughbreds indulge in this type of delight? Take a look at the entries for this 5 1/2 furlong dash...

Jockey Smith a grade above

JOCKEY SMITH A GRADE ABOVE Opening day at Santa Anita usually is a proving ground for the past and sometimes gives us a glimpse of the future. The December 28, 2019 edition provided a confirmation for what many already knew in regards to one of the veterans of the...

Opening day at Santa Anita rings in the new year

The great thing about opening day at Santa Anita is in reality it helps mark the beginning of a new season in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Big stakes races at “The Great Race Place” brings a lot of the top athletes to the track as they begin...

35th Breeders’ Cup full of highlights

35TH BREEDERS’ CUP FULL OF HIGHLIGHTS The 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park on November 1 and 2 was once again a showcase for the magnificence encompassed in the game. But of course that is what we have come to expect as these “World Championships...

Future Stars Friday thoughts

Big Friday thoughts on the Breeders’ Cup…Hey man…It’s the Cup…Excitement abounds! Race 5 is the Turf Sprint for the youngsters- We like the 1 Chimney Rock and of course the redneck blood says take the 9 Four wheel Drive ! Race 6 is a wide...