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What the Nation is saying about the Santa Anita Derby...

Johnnie Carrier is determined not to jinx California ChromeRead More
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  • Stagedoorjohnny · animalkingdom137 - to put it in a different perspective Steve Haskins has Hoppetunity as his second choice for the Derby and both Watchmaker and Priman of the Daily Racing Form has Hoppertunity third and all give the horse kudos for losing by only five and a quarter lengths to California Chrome whom the jockey won ridden out. Just that analysis from those handicappers tells volumes. · 2 days ago ·
  • LennyGeorge · But remember people the tracks back east sometimes are deep and 1:47 reverts 5 lengths slower still giving California 5 length advantage and class...Hope Churchill keeps it even and fasts · 1 day ago ·
Each week until the Kentucky Derby, TimeformUS will recap the previous weekend's Derby preps.Read More
Please enjoy as Heidi Carpenter takes on a journey into local racing history through her camera lens.Read More
California Chrome stamped himself a force to be reckoned with and this year’s Kentucky Derby favorite as he demolished the field in the Santa Anita Derby. Read More
  • amdaman · I wonder if California Crome has peaked too soon for the KD. Hoppertunity wasn't being asked for much in the stretch either. I like better his racing style for the KD. Maybe an exacta box with Wicked Strong would be a good bet. I don't think Candy Boy is at his best when he's too close to the lead. · 12 days ago ·
Contest newcomer Jason Avila wins Derby Wars March Bracket ChallengeRead More
What were the biggest stories of the past week of racing? Zipse offers his opinions and insights in the weekly feature, From the Eighth Pole to the WireRead More
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  • draynay · I think everyone needs to calm down and really look at the SA Derby and who was running in it. Does anyone know anything about the so called speed in the race Dublin Up ? Dublin Up who hasn't come close to breaking his Maiden ? · 13 days ago ·
  • Exterminator · He ran against the Robert b. Lewis winner as well as the horse who beat Strong Mandate and Tapiture in the Rebel. And he won being eased under the wire by 5 lengths. · 13 days ago ·
There’s no longer any question as to who the 2014 Kentucky Derby favorite will be. California Chrome took care of that matter today in scintillating fashion.Read More
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  • travel_vic · not babies? Ask ANY vet; WHen does a horse reach maturity? Answer age 5 as all the definitions of filly over mare or colt over horse pivot on that year. They are akin to young teenagers at BEST. · 13 days ago ·
  • kdw1964 · I am perfectly aware of the difference between the inherent speeds of different race tracks AND the day to day or even race to race variance on the same surface . I made my own speed figures and track to track differentials many years ago. Certainly unadjusted times are no more than rough guides. But take the 1.79 seconds difference between the Wood and S.A. Derby times CC's rate of 52.84 fps for his final furlong and you have 94 feet 7 inches, give or take an inch. Divide that by 8 feet per length ( if you don't think a length is 8 feet, read a quarter horse book ), and you have 11.8 lengths. The Aqueduct MAIN track is not that much slower than S.A. The INNER DIRT at the big "A" is . And besides all that, whre is that good closer ? Wickedly Strong looked like he was about to collapse right after the wire in THe Wood. CC galloped out easily and loooked like he could run 9 more furlongs. Horses that win big races are rarely closers, Zenyatta excepted. Horses who do well in big races have the speed an athleticism to obtain position and the ability to kick clear. · 13 days ago ·
Count Jerry Bailey among the believers in California Chrome, at least going in to tomorrow’s Santa Anita Derby.Read More
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens hopes to add to his record of nine Santa Anita Derby victories when he rides 9-5 morning line second choice Candy Boy in Saturday’s much-anticipated Grade I, $1 million race that awards 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner.Read More
Florida Filly Ashley Tamulonis and Pedigree Power Laurie Ross are on a California roll handicapping the Santa Anita Derby.Read More
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – April 4 (5 out of 6) Three more sprint wire jobs on the fast main track. The turf course yielded a 9f wire job, a 9f pressing winner, and a downhill stalk and pounce winner. The turf rail was set at 24 feet. Rafael Bejarano and Gary Stevens both booted home a pair. ...Read More
California Chrome, Candy Boy, and Hoppertunity clash in California's final Kentucky Derby prep.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · As i have stated for a while,i think California Chrome is far and away the best 3 yo around. I can understand as to why others do not accept that. In the S.A. Derby i have no clue if he will win or not. Not because he is not good enough,or can't get the OH SO SCARY 9 Furlongs. I feel this way because a logical trainer will not have this as a target race on his dance card,but just a stepping stone. I am hopping that Sherman knows the meaning of the word logical. My post is to all the critics.I know if he loses the chest thumping will begin,the I Told you so will run rampant. Fair enough,you will get your 15 minutes of fame. But for the small chance that CC dominate this field and win off by daylight. What will be the excuse>Was it the predictable and anticipated juiced up track? Or will we go to Plan B and state it is only 9 Furlongs and not The even SCARRIER 10 Furlongs. · 16 days ago ·
  • shackleford · @gojro9 - an alternative explanation could be that Chrome has beat up on a weak group, Candy is a closer on a speed favoring track (thus not trouncing his weaker competition), and Hoppertunity has had to battle because he's facing better competition. We won't know the answer until (at least) after the Derby. · 16 days ago ·
Although Mike Smith has ridden Hoppertunity but once, the Hall of Fame jockey has good vibes about the colt’s future.Read More
It’s the Golden State vs. the Bluegrass State Saturday.Read More
California-bred sensation California Chrome heads a field of eight sophomores set to go 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, as the Art Sherman trainee seeks his fourth consecutive win and 100 additional Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The second, third and fourth place...Read More
Jim Cassidy runs maiden Brother Francis in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 7. The nine-furlong classic is the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 5. Read More
  • dredgerman · What has happened to Brother Francis? Looked like he had so much potential but since November 2012 i have seen nothing of him!!!!! · 20 days ago ·
While the field for next Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby is not yet set, Santa Anita’s oddsmaker, Jon White, has determined which 3-year-old he will install as the morning line favorite for the Grade I event.Read More
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will conduct its first-ever Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest in conjunction with Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. One lucky fan will be selected prior to the Derby and Santa Anita will place a $5,000 win bet on the horse he or she has sele...Read More
California Chrome and Candy Boy, the two favorites for next Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, had their final major drills Saturday morning for their highly anticipated meeting, California Chrome working four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters in 46.40 under regular rider Vict...Read More
Schoolofhardrocks worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday morning in 1:12.80 as the son of Rock Hard Ten prepares for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5. Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details04/05/14SA81 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1California ChromeHoppertunityCandy Boy1:47.52
View Details04/06/13SA91 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1GoldencentsFlashbackSuper Ninety Nine1:48.76
View DetailsView Video04/07/12SA61 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1I'll Have AnotherCreative CauseBlueskiesnrainbows1:47.88
View DetailsView Video04/09/11SA101 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Midnight InterludeComma to the TopMr. Commons1:48.66
View DetailsView Video04/03/10SA61 1/8 mS03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Sidney's CandySetsukoLookin At Lucky1:48.00
View DetailsView Video04/04/09SA61 1/8 mS03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Pioneerof The NileChocolate CandyMr. Hot Stuff1:49.17
View DetailsView Video04/05/08SA61 1/8 mS03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Colonel JohnBob Black JackCoast Guard1:48.16
View Details04/07/07SA61 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1TiagoKing Of The RoxySam P.1:49.51
View Details04/08/06SA61 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Brother DerekPoint DeterminedA. P. Warrior1:48.00
View DetailsView Video04/09/05SA61 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Buzzards BayGeneral John BWilko1:49.18
View DetailsView Video04/03/04SA81 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1CastledaleImperialismRock Hard Ten1:49.24
View Details04/05/03SA61 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Buddy GilIndian ExpressKafwain1:49.36
View DetailsView Video04/06/02SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Came HomeEasy GradesLusty Latin1:50.02
View DetailsView Video04/07/01SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Point GivenCrafty C. T. I Love Silver1:47.77
View DetailsView Video04/08/00SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1The DeputyWar ChantCaptain Steve0:00.00
View Details04/03/99SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1General ChallengePrime TimberDesert Hero1:48.92
View DetailsView Video04/04/98SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Indian CharlieReal QuietArtax1:47.00
View DetailsView Video04/05/97SA61 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Free HouseSilver CharmHello1:47.60
View DetailsView Video04/06/96SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1CavonnierHonour and GloryCorker1:48.81
View DetailsView Video04/08/95SA51 1/8 mD03 MSanta Anita Derby-G1Larry The LegendAfternoon DeelitesJumron1:47.99
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