2012 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)

3/3/2012, Santa Anita Park
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What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)...

Just because the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic will be an evenly matched field does not mean it is weak.Read More
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  • kay.robinett · Mary, I think I saw somewhere that Golden Ticket will be running. He's been working towards the race at Keeneland. I am not sure about Alpha. · 542 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · I believe alpha has been committed as well · 542 days ago ·
The older male division is a deeply contested one, but there is one horse that stands out. His name is Ron the Greek.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · dani.pugh, I love RTG and WD but as you pointed out it's his tactical speed that will give FL the edge. Of course having that edge is not a guarantee of anything but I'm really excited over what I perceive as an extradinary group of older horses that hasn't been seen for a while from my perspective anyway. · 578 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · icy, I agree that this group is a very deep and talented one. I don't remember a time where the speed figures for an entire group of older males have been so consistently high. Even with some defections, I strongly believe the classic will be not only highly competitive an interesting race to handicap, but also a deep field full of talent. I cannot wait for the fall races to unfold so that we may see who will lead the division into what looks to be a very exciting race. · 576 days ago ·
A quick review of Gulfstream's 2011-2012 winter meet and a presentation of the meet's big winners.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · It was quite a meeting at Gulfstream. Seven likely Derby starters ran well at Gulfstream: Hansen, Union Rags, Dullahan, Gemologist, Take Charge Indy, Trinniberg, and Went the Day Well. · 715 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Horse of the Meet is now officially included! Matt, it was a great meet, and I was fortunate enough to see both the Swale and the Gulfstream Park Handicap. Later this week I will likely have a piece up on the Derby chances of the seven colts you named. · 714 days ago ·
Eclipse Sportswire was on the scene this weekend, capturing all the action on the Kentucky Derby trail and at the Big Cap.Read More
It was all Ron The Greek in the Santa Anita Handicap.Read More
Definitely not a great field for such a big traditional race. Ron The Greek with Holladay Road
This Saturday will mark the 75th renewal of the “The Big ‘Cap”, as it is affectionately known, which will take place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.Read More
Friday Santa Anita Park Recap – March 2 Two wire jobs on the fast main track. Stalkers and closers best on the turf (rail at 24 feet). Joel Rosario booted home a pair. Mike Mitchell saddled two winners on the afternoon. On the ticket front I tabbed two Primary (Starry Skies, Lorenbray) winners and o...Read More
In his absence, Ultimate Eagle has been tabbed as the 5-2 morning line choice...Read More
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  • ruhlmann · I also think that Holladay Road could be the horse to win the SA HCP. He's in good form & his last race was very good, even though he did not beat the best horses. I think the race will set up for him. · 774 days ago ·
  • AmbitiousD · What do people think of Victory Pete? His last race was terribad, but other than that, he has been very consistent. At 50-1 ML, that might be a chance I would look at twice? · 774 days ago ·
Santa Anita’s oddsmaker, Jon White, had to do some tap dancing, so to speak, before he ultimately installed Ultimate Eagle as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap. Read More
Martin Pedroza can read past performances as well as anyone, and the 46-year-old jockey is a realist. So he is well aware that his mount in Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino is not only the 5-2 morning line favorite, but also the horse ...Read More
Anyone else going to be at Santa Anita on Saturday? Would be great to meet up!
Ultimate Eagle set to roll in the Santa Anita Handicap.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · @Floridaf- I really enjoy your insightful articles. Seems like some people can write as well as others can speak, unfortunately I'm not one of them but you are. Keep them coming · 775 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Thank you icyhotboo. :) · 775 days ago ·
Game On Dude will not defend his title in Saturday’s $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap and will make his next start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday. Read More
Make no mistake about it: Ultimate Eagle is the best horse Martin Pedroza has ever ridden. Considering the 46-year-old jockey has been astride more than 27,000 horses, winning more than 3,400, in a career spanning three decades, that’s a mouthful. Read More
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  • AnnaK · And being introduced to Martin Pedroza, he goes into the To watch file. · 777 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · Speaking of Ultimate, and not knowing where to post this, the husband is a sailor(a different vice) and belongs to a site called Sailing Anarchy. Would a HorseRacing Anarchy section be useful in HRN or is that repeating the obvious? · 777 days ago ·
Game On Dude was assigned top weight of 123 pounds for Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, and as of Sunday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was undecided on running. Read More
Mike Smith is eight away from career victory No. 5,000. “If they were all as easy as this one, I’d have been there already,” the Hall of Fame jockey said flashing his signature smile after guiding Mizdirection to a 2 ½ length triumph over four outclassed rivals in Saturday’s Clockers’ Corner Handica...Read More
Gladding beat one horse in last year’s Santa Anita Handicap. John Sadler is optimistic that the gelded son of 2002 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava will show marked improvement when Santa Anita’s marquee race presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino is contested on March 3. Read More
Take it from someone who knows, Setsuko is a different horse for this year’s Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino than he was for last year’s when he finished second by a nose to Game On Dude at 25-1 under Victor Espinoza. Read More
In honor of the 75th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park has unveiled a dazzling new logo for its signature race for older horses to be run Saturday, March 3.Read More