77th Running of the Santa Anita Handicap
TV COVERAGE - SANTA ANITA HANDICAP WILL BE TELEVISED BY FOX SPORTS 1 SATURDAY, 7:00-7:30 ET.
Mucho Macho Man has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for the 77th renewal of the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.
The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner drew post 2 for the 1 1/4-mile event when entries were taken March 5. A field of eight is slated for the race, which will be televised Saturday as part of the The Jockey Club Tour on FOX at 4 p.m. PST. The Santa Anita Handicap, one of four graded stakes on the card, is the ninth on an 11-race program. Read more at BloodHorse.com
Big 'Cap seems like olden days - BloodHorse Jack Shinar
SANTA ANITA HANDICAP - Memorable replays
Slide Show: Golden Era of Santa Anita Handicap
1978 - Vigors The big white horse comes out of the clouds in a thrilling 1978 Big 'Cap
1987 - Ferdinand and Broad Brush
LOOKING BACK AT THE SANTA ANITA HANDICAP 1987. Ferdinand, on his way to being Horse of the Year, gets beaten by Broad Brush in the Big 'Cap of 1987 by a scant nose in a photo. Ferdinand would go on to win the Hollywood Gold Cup, the Goodwood, and the Breeders Cup Classic that year. In the 1988 renewal, the great Alysheba held off Ferdinand in a battle to the wire to win by 1/2 a length.
1982 - John Henry - The old gelding would win back-to-back editions, 1981-82, the second via a DQ of Perrault
1979 - Affirmed - Set speed record 1:58.6 (still stands).
Seabiscuit wins 1940 Big 'Cap
Epic Rematch for 2014 Santa Anita Handicap
Wrap-up last weekend
The New York troupe of would-be Kentucky Derby players has a boffo hit on its hands. Undefeated Samraat bested fellow New York-bred Uncle Sigh for the second time in Saturday's $500,000, Grade III Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, cementing a rivalry that, with luck, will spice up this year's Run for the Roses. But watch out for a supporting player who could steal the show.
Florida and Kentucky also contributed fascinating plot twists to the Kentucky Derby script during the weekend. And, back in New York, 7-year-old Strapping Groom continued a plot development so unlikely it might have a hard time finding a stage.
In Dubai, two evenings of racing were needed this week to sort out contenders for the upcoming Dubai World Cup night.Let's start with Act 1, Scene 1: We hear the call to the post as the horses enter stage right onto the track at the Big A. Read more...
Last weekend's racing results
HRTV Pursuit of the Crown 3-2-14
HRTV Rewind - March 2, 2014
Samraat prevails in Gotham - Brisnet
Samraat edges Uncle Sigh in Gotham thriller
Spot fetches Swale accolades
Gala Award earns laurel in Palm Beach
Awesome Baby wires Santa Ysabel
Teen Pauline wires the field in Top Flight
Strapping Groom victorious in Tom Fool
Andrew Beyer: Horseracing industry repels new fans
Flemington Saturday - Australian Cup Race 7 - 12:00 Midnight ET
Oliver seeks first Australian Cup victory on Fiorente
Bookies take aim at Fiorente in 2014 Australian Cup Saturday
Hong Kong Derby Interesting Facts
Excitement builds as Hong Kong Derby field is revealed
International Scene - 3-1-14 - Q&A with Harry Herbert
DUBAI - SUPER SATURDAY
Entries Free PPs PAT'S PICKS
Print out Pat's Picks and follow along with the video dialog
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