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SPORTS
March 20, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Those familiar figures at Churchill Downs -- owners Bob and Beverly Lewis and trainer Wayne Lukas -- may be around for an encore at the Kentucky Derby on May 7. Their calling card this time would be Consolidator, who ran the fastest San Felipe ever at Santa Anita on Saturday, winning the Derby prep by a stakes-record 6 1/2 lengths. "They say we might be back," Lukas said, "but in my mind, we've never been away. We won the thing not that long ago."
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SPORTS
March 18, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
There are three significant Kentucky Derby preps Saturday, but the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita is the most wide open. Eight 3-year-olds were entered in the Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, and cases can be made for half a dozen of the participants. Wilko, the upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at 28-1 Oct.
NEWS
March 10, 2005 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
A sprinkle of spectators is in the Santa Anita Park grandstand as the horses make their way to the racetrack. Already, the animals have been on display at the saddling barn, while jockeys in their colorful silks linger in a clump until it is time to mount up. A small crowd gathers for a closer look at the horses before returning to the grandstand or the tonier Turf Club to place their bets. Even as they do, grooms lead horses from the barns in preparation for the next race.
SPORTS
March 3, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
It's testimony to the undefeated Declan's Moon that he shared top billing Wednesday when post positions were drawn for the 68th Santa Anita Handicap. A day ahead of time, Santa Anita officials drew for Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes, which at $200,000 is dwarfed by the $1-million Big 'Cap later on the card. The 1 1/16 -mile Santa Catalina will mark the first start this year for Declan's Moon, who won all four of his starts in 2004 and received the Eclipse Award for best 2-year-old male.
SPORTS
February 24, 2005 | Bill Christine
A horse trained by Adam Kitchingman exceeded the permitted level of sodium bicarbonate when he ran at Santa Anita on Feb. 16, according to an industry committee that has been monitoring the use of the so-called milkshakes at the track. The horse, first-time starter Always The Best, ran fifth at 7-1 odds in the $80,000 maiden race. For a 30-day period, Kitchingman's horses will be subjected to a detention barn 24 hours before they run.
SPORTS
January 22, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Chris McCarron, the Hall of Fame jockey who was Santa Anita's general manager and now works there in another executive capacity, will leave the track soon to move to Lexington, Ky., he said Friday. McCarron said that he planned to start a jockeys' school in Kentucky. "There's been no downside to my two years" in the front office, McCarron said. "In fact, they've gone by like a blur.
SPORTS
January 16, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Same ownership, same trainer, same running style, same 3-year-old break-in race at Santa Anita. Patrick Biancone is just hoping for a slightly better long-term result from Spanish Chestnut than Lion Heart, whom he saddled for a second-place finish in last year's Kentucky Derby. Spanish Chestnut, trained by Biancone and owned by Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, won Saturday's $150,000 San Rafael, a stake in which Lion Heart ran second.
SPORTS
December 25, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Less than four months after he was hired, and just a few days before Santa Anita's 70th season opens on Sunday, Michael Gilligan has been fired by the track as its vice president for marketing and sales. Multiple sources confirmed that Gilligan was fired, and Jack McDaniel, president of Santa Anita, told his staff Thursday that the marketing department would now report to him instead of Gilligan.
SPORTS
September 30, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The Oak Tree Racing Assn. launched its 36th season at Santa Anita on Wednesday with formful horses, stepped-up security and hopes for a better overall meet than last year. There was no Breeders' Cup buzz -- that road-show attraction from last year having moved on to Texas -- and the main tote board repeatedly malfunctioned, but the bettors, 10,665 of them, somehow kept their concentration and tried to hammer out an occasional profit.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
"He lives at the racetrack" may soon be more than hyperbole in California. Rick Caruso, one of the busiest developers in Los Angeles, is expected to announce today plans for shopping and residential complexes -- behind the grandstands at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and Golden Gate Fields on San Francisco Bay. They could well be the first mixed-use developments on racetrack property. And Magna Entertainment Corp.
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