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Let Faith Arise stalked the early pace under confident handling from Corey Nakatani and went on to an impressive 1 ¾ win in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita.Read More
Here’s a racing rarity: Richard Mandella has never won the Santa Margarita Stakes. The Hall of Fame trainer has captured just about every other stakes at Santa Anita, or so it seems, but never the Grade I Santa Margarita, the meet’s premier stakes for older fillies and mares.Read More
Iotapa has won on the lead and from off the pace, and John Sadler is confident the daughter of Afleet Alex will give another solid performance Saturday when she runs in the Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.Read More
Fiftyshadesofhay and Iotapa head a competitive field of eight older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita.Read More
Romping home for the second time in two 2013 starts, Joyful Victory and Rosie Napravnik secured a couple of career milestones for the five-year-old mare in today's Santa Margarita.Read More
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  • nayrod64 · Valuable broodmare in the making. I believe this is the age and time some horse's bloom. Nice! · 393 days ago ·
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  • Peppermint Paddy · Did not care for the unneccessary urging Rosie gave. Great rider, poor ride. jmo. You'll never see RB abuse the whip like so 4-5 lengths the best, EVER! · 393 days ago ·
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Rosie Napravnik, the nation’s leading rider in terms of wins with 72 through March 12, returns to Santa Anita Saturday for the first time since last November to ride Joyful Victory in the Santa Margarita Stakes. Read More
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – March 15 Fast main track seemed to play fair. Stalkers and closers nabbed all three turf races carded (rail at 30 feet). Tyler Baze booted home a pair. On the ticket front I tabbed two Primary (National, Could Be Trouble) winners and one Secondary (Waitwaitdonttellm...Read More
On the face of it, one might question why Brushed by a Star followed Joyful Victory to Santa Anita for Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes, since Joyful Victory just beat Brushed by a Star by 4 1/4 lengths in the Houston Ladies Classic Stakes in Texas on Jan. 26. Read More
Great Hot, fresh off the biggest race of her life, a gate to wire score at 9-1 in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 16, and Joyful Victory, a well traveled and highly accomplished 5-year-old mare by hot sire Tapit, head a field of six as they each try for consecutive victories in...Read More
More Chocolate worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday morning in a bullet 1:12, her final major drill for Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles. Read More
Eblouissante, a 4-year-old half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, may have her stakes debut postponed after being diagnosed with a bruised foot following a win in an optional claimer last month.Read More
Jay Em Ess Stable’s Include Me Out surged to the fore among the West Coast’s older females on Saturday with a thoroughly dominant display in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes contested over a “sloppy” main track at 1 1/8 miles. Read More
Friday Santa Anita Park Recap – March 16 Four wire jobs on the fast main track. Stalkers and closers best on the turf course (rail at 15 feet). Edwin Maldonado and Joe Talamo both booted home two winners on the card. Doug O’Neill saddled two winners on the afternoon. On the ticket front I tabbed thr...Read More
Short field, lone speed, streaking front-runner. Joe Talamo knows he has his work cut out if he expects to beat Ellafitz when he rides Include Me Out in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles. But that hasn’t shaken the 22-year-old rider’s confidence. Read More
Ellafitz will aim for her fourth straight stakes victory Saturday when facing five challengers in Santa Anita’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes.Read More
  • footlick · IMO, this is the race they should have started Havre de Grace in. · 762 days ago ·
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  • cocoa2 · It doesn't hurt to start small and see how she is. · 762 days ago ·
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Arnold Zetcher’s Always a Princess, who cracked both sesamoids during the running of the Santa Margarita Invitational (gr. I), is resting comfortably following surgery March 13 at the Equine Medical Center in Cypress, and the prognosis is good for her recovery.The daughter of Leroidesanimaux, out of...Read More
Miss Match ran down a weary Switch in the final couple of strides to register a 45-1 upset by a head in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita March 12.The result, however, became secondary as the multiple grade II-winning filly Always a Princess fell near the wire....Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes a pair of graded events. The Santa Margarita (6th race) is up first and looks like an interesting contest between Always a Princess, St Trinians, and Switch. The San Felipe (8th race) is a competitive Derby prep featuring grade one winners Comma To ...Read More
Switch, winner of back-to-back grade one sprints at Santa Anita Park, tries to stretch her speed to nine furlongs in Saturday's Santa Margarita Invitational (G1) at the Great Race Place. The John Sadler trainee flashed talent as a 3-year-old last year with a win in the Hollywood Oaks (G2) and a fine...Read More
To stand in the box seats at Santa Anita and hear a crowd of approximately 20,000 roar when Zenyatta rolled past Dance to My Tune in the last furlong of Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Margarita Handicap was an affirmation of the grip the 6-year-old mare has on the Southern California racing scene...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details03/15/14SA71 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1   0:00.00
View DetailsView Video03/16/13SA71 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Joyful VictoryMore ChocolateBrushed by A Star1:49.53
View Details03/17/12SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Include Me OutLove Theway YouareMiss Mittagong1:47.62
View DetailsView Video03/12/11SA61 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Miss MatchSwitchVision in Gold1:47.33
View DetailsView Video03/13/10SA71 1/8 mS04+ FSanta Margarita-G1ZenyattaDance To My TuneFloating Heart1:48.20
View DetailsView Video03/14/09SA81 1/8 mS04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Life Is SweetSanta TeresitaModel1:48.71
View Details03/09/08SA91 1/8 mS04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Nashoba's KeyDawn After DawnDouble Trouble1:48.82
View Details03/10/07SA91 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1BalanceErmineRiver Savage1:49.25
View Details03/11/06SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Healthy AddictionDream Of SummerSeafree1:48.18
View Details03/12/05SA91 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1TarlowDream Of SummerMiss Loren1:49.41
View Details03/14/04SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1AdorationStar ParadeBare Necessities1:48.85
View Details03/09/03SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1StarrerSightseekBella Bellucci1:48.20
View Details03/10/02SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1AzeriSpainPrintemps1:49.01
View Details02/23/86SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Lady's SecretJohnicaDontstop Themusic1:47.00
View Details03/01/75SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1TiznaSusan's GirlGay Style1:48.60
View Details03/02/74SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1TiznaPenny Flight Tallahto1:50.80
View Details03/03/73SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta Margarita-G1Susan's GirlConvenienceMinstrel Miss1:47.80
View Details03/04/72SA81 1/8 mD04+ FSanta MargaritaTurkish TrousersConvenienceTypecast1:47.80