| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It is the 2013 Breeders' Cup this weekend at Santa Anita. That means, if you believe in trends, Richard Mandella will drive to the races in a Brinks truck.
Mandella is 63, a Hall of Fame trainer as active as ever in the high-stakes world of thoroughbred...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:14 PM
For gamblers, this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offer the most challenging but potentially the most lucrative betting opportunities of the year.
"It's high risk but also high reward," Daily Racing Form national...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:15 AM
There are a lot of Hall of Famers involved with Game On Dude, installed on Monday as the 8-5 morning-line favorite and set to run from post position No. 9 in Saturday's $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
There's Hall of Fame trainer Bob...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Top racehorses from around the world have begun making their way to Santa Anita in preparation for the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 1-2 at the Arcadia track. The 24-day autumn meeting begins Friday, and veteran trainer Mike Mitchell envisions a lot of intriguing...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:26 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Monday expanding protections for student athletes who are believed to have sustained a concussion in school sports and activities.
Since 2012, public school districts have been required to immediately...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Last January, when Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launched his comeback after seven years in retirement, his daughter, Madison, wasn't happy. She was in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, crying, "I want my daddy."
Eight months later, the 4-year-...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:53 AM
There were 172 horses pre-entered on Wednesday for the Breeders' Cup World Championships scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park, including 24 from overseas.
The 30th running of horse racing's world championships has purses totaling more than $27...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:48 PM
A massive Pick Six pool that could reach $3 million is expected Thursday at Santa Anita after bettors failed to pick all six winners in the Pick Six on Saturday or Sunday.
The current Pick Six pool is $575,466, but the Arcadia track expects that to soar...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Santa Anita is completing a $15 million renovation designed to create a new audio-visual experience at the Arcadia track.
Chairman Keith Brackpool gave a tour to reporters on Monday night showing off the new clubhouse mezzanine that is now filled with...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
It is an overcast morning Friday, and a tiny woman sits on a bale of hay outside a distant barn at Santa Anita. In the stall behind her is a giant race horse.
Her name is Kathy Ritvo, his is Mucho Macho Man.
She weighs barely 100 pounds. He stands...