Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Former Name(s):
1985 - 2011:   Ancient Title Stakes
Grade 1, 3yo and up, 6 furlongs dirt
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What the Nation is saying about the Santa Anita Sprint Championship...

Can a horse win an Eclipse Award with only two starts? Should a horse who has not run since May be considered? Will a tragic passing sway the vote?Read More
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  • tmallios1 · In theory Goldencents is a better horse than those being considered for the Eclipse award as a top sprinter.In Reality,judge him by his races up to 7F.That is a sprint,1 mile races are the middle distance. Regardless if he is running and winning the Cigar Mile..Other than maybe Groupie Doll,he will not be facing any sprinters in this race.So how can he be rewarded and credited with a sprint victory. Judge him by what he did in sprints.He did nothing,he lost to horses that were nothing special.Yes he was close,but bottom line he lost.Any horse during a race can have bad luck.Regardless of who wins the award,there will be controversy.There is no clear cut winner,that is not a good enough reason to try and invent one. · 154 days ago ·
  • DerbyHorse16 · Secret Circle deserves it · 153 days ago ·
From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: Points OffthebenchRead More
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  • AndyScoggin · He was to be Trainer Tim Yakteen's first BC starter. · 172 days ago ·
  • meleen · It hurts to know this. My heart goes out to Point's connections who like us are left asking why... · 172 days ago ·
This is a tough race, but I'm going to take Goldencents, Pointsoffthebench and Trinniberg.
Trinniberg, upset winner of last year’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and Goldencents, winner of this year’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby, loom prominent among an outstanding field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs, a Breeders’ C...Read More
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  • amino998 · Yes, Goblin, Gary is riding him >> jenna, re. your boy goldy, O’Neill, in a post-entries change, is now removing the blinkers worn @ Del Mar. Good luck all. · 193 days ago ·
  • Ruffianlover · I have a soft spot for trinniberg for some reason · 193 days ago ·
With the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 2 positioned as the ultimate objective, California-bred Points Offthebench assured his connections he’ll be in the starting lineup with a rousing half length victory Saturday in the Grade I, $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, coveri...Read More
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – Oct 4 Edge to early-pressing types (2 sprint wire jobs) on the fast main track. Forwardly placed runners nabbed both turf sprints, and a patient type captured the lone 9f turf route (rail at 24 feet). Hat trick for Mario Gutierrez. Edwin Maldonado booted home a pair...Read More
If Goldencents’ game was baseball, he’d be a five-tool player. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief won the Grade I Santa Anita Derby going a mile and an eighth on dirt and missed by a head in winning the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes at six furlongs on Del Mar’s synthetic Polytrack.Read More
Ron Ellis has had Centralinteligence ticketed for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint all year. It was just a matter of how to get there. The son of 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones is expected to take a major step towards that $2 million goal at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 when he runs in Saturday’s Grade I,...Read More
Setting up to be a great race, any picks?
The last two Win and You're In events for the Breeders' Cup Sprint went this weekend. Here is a recap of all four BC Challenge races, beginning with the Smile Sprint in July.Read More
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  • ScottDick · Capital Account just keeps improving, he will be the Baffert trainee I will be playing. · 555 days ago ·
  • dwayne.johnson.3158 · Shackleford is best on dirt mile can carry speed a 1 1/4 miles on a good day Amazombie just proved at belmont there is still more left in the tank dangerous!!!!!! · 552 days ago ·
Coil and Capital Account finished 1-2 for trainer Bob Baffert in the Grade I, $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Saturday. Read More
  • forego139 · What can I say other than Baffert is just one awesome trainer and must always be respected when one of his horse's enters the starting gate. Excellent job on running one two in this Grade 1 · 553 days ago ·
Amazombie, winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the 2011 Eclipse Award as the nation’s top sprinter, will defend his title against six other top sprinters in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship (formerly run as the Ancient Title). Read More
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  • edgaropena · I like amazombie. Been following him since last year. Just disappointed that he had to finish 4th in a 7 field race, never fell off in the money since 2010, and was m/l and post time favorite. Long story short I am eleminated from showvivor. · 557 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · :( How many weeks did you play? I don't know that contest. · 557 days ago ·
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – Oct 5 Edge to early-pressing types (2 wire jobs @ 6f) on the fast main track. Patient runners nabbed all three turf races carded (rail at 24 feet). Joe Talamo booted home a pair. On the ticket front I tabbed two Primary (Morocco Moon, Taking Form) winners and one Se...Read More
It sounded like Bob Baffert had mixed emotions about running Capital Account and Coil in Saturday’s Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs.Read More
Here’s the best bet of the meet: Barring the unforeseen, Reneesgotzip will be in front as far as she goes in Saturday’s inaugural Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs. Read More
Bob Baffert-trained Capital Account and Coil worked in company on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday morning for next Saturday’s Grade I, $250,000, Win and You’re In Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Capital Account went four furlongs in 48.40 under Rafael Bejarano, while Coil went five furlongs 1:01 wi...Read More
Champion sprinter Amazombie worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track early Saturday morning in 1:13.60 in his final major drill for next Saturday’s Grade I, Win and You’re In Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs. Read More
Amazombie is the antithesis of a typical sprinter. He’s not speed crazy. But the champion sprinter of 2011 can turn on the after-burners if need be. Read More
If there was any doubt before, Amazombie now reigns as the west coast's top 2012 Breeders' Cup Sprint candidate with the recent retirement of The Factor.Read More
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  • likin sparks · Me three! being that he's been raced only about 1/2 as much as last year he should be ready to fire the afterburners. · 569 days ago ·
  • amfuller · I love me some Amazombie too. I think him being the "throw in" horse makes me love him even more with all he has accomplished. · 569 days ago ·
Capital Account is a likely starter in the $250,000 race at six furlongs, formerly run as the Ancient Title Stakes, and Fed Biz is bound for Indiana and the $500,000, Grade II Hoosier Derby at 1 1/16 miles on Oct. 6.Read More
  • mdracing69 · Fed Biz fired a 6f bullet in 1:12.60 (1/18) at Santa Anita on 9-23. Capital Account also worked at SA on Sunday - 5f in 1:00.60 (8/52). · 570 days ago ·

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video10/05/13SA96 fD03+ MSanta Anita Sprint Championship-G1Points OffthebenchGoldencentsDistinctiv Passion1:08.00
View Details10/06/12SA86 fD03+ MSanta Anita Sprint Championship-G1CoilCapital AccountJimmy Creed1:09.89
View DetailsView Video10/08/11SA46 fD03+ MAncient Title-G1AmazombieIrrefutableMensa Heat1:08.24
View DetailsView Video10/09/10BHP86 fS03+ MAncient Title-G1Smiling TigerSupreme SummitE Z's Gentleman1:09.37
View DetailsView Video10/11/09SA86 fS03+ MAncient Title-G1GayegoCrown Of ThornsDelta Storm1:08.28
View Details09/27/08SA66 fS03+ MAncient Title-G1Cost Of FreedomStreet BossIn Summation1:07.53
View Details10/17/98SA56 fD03+ MAncient Title-G3Gold LandA. P. AssaySwiss Yodeler1:08.50