Santa Anita Race Track Betting

Santa Anita Park is among the most historic and majestic racetracks anywhere in the world. Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, California, the track offers breathtaking scenery and elite thoroughbred racing. Santa Anita Park offers live racing in the winter, fall, and spring, with its major meet beginning December 26 each year. The track is home to over a hundred stakes races each year and has hosted the Breeders’ Cup more than any other venue…

Santa Anita Race Track Entries

While there’s nothing quite like a day at Santa Anita Park, savvy bettors can take advantage of the loyalty programs, bonuses and rebates available in the online racebook market. With so many racebooks to choose from, players may have trouble deciding who to trust with their wagering dollars. Here are a few recommended online racebooks: 

The two biggest races run each year at Santa Anita are the Santa Anita Derby for three-year-old colts and the Santa Antia Handicap for older horses. Both events are grade 1 races with purses exceeding $1 million. The Santa Anita Derby is held each year in early April and has produced many Kentucky Derby winners including I’ll Have Another and California Chrome in recent years. The Santa Anita Handicap, known as the “Big Cap,” is a historic race for veteran runners that has been won by such notable horses as Lava Man, John Henry, Spectacular Bid, Affirmed, Ack Ack, and Seabiscuit among others. Both races were inaugurated in 1935 and are among the most prestigious events of their kind in North America. A lengthy list of other grade 1 stakes races held annually at Santa Anita includes the Santa Anita Oaks, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Frank E. Kilroe Mile, the Malibu Stakes and Zenyatta stakes among several others. 

Santa Anita Race Track Picks

With a unique dirt surface and a slightly unconventional turf course, Santa Anita can be a quirky track for those unaccustomed to its features. The main track looks like the standard oval at most major venues, but the surface is known to play lightening quick, propelling horses to very fast early fractions. Many races at Santa Anita take the form of hurry up early and hang on late types of races with late closers occasionally taking advantage of total pace meltdowns. In general, however, a horse with good, early gate speed is at an advantage at Santa Anita, where plodders often find it difficult to get involved in the running at any stage of the race.

The Santa Anita Turf course, recently resurfaced in the fall of 2016, is an equally quick strip. Grass racing generally favors horses who can sprint home in the late stages of a race, but at Santa Anita, early speed tends to last longer over the smooth, putting green-like surface. Turf sprints at Santa Anita are generally carded at the 6.5-furlong distance, featuring a unique dogleg with a downhill slope. Horses sprinting down the hill must pass over a thin strip of dirt before hitting the final home stretch. These races generally favor horses who have experience navigating the tricky course and can be very entertaining to watch and wager upon. For all major races at Santa Anita check the news section at canadasportsbetting.ca for expert picks and analysis. 

Santa Anita Race Results 

At a track with so many memorable performances by equine immortals, it’s tough to settle on just a few standout moments. In recent years Zenyatta became the first filly to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic with her 2009 triumph and California Chrome battled the three-year-old Arrogate to the wire in the 2016 Classic before succumbing in the final stages to his younger, immensely talented rival. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff was equally noteworthy with the older champion Beholder beating previously unbeaten three-year-old rival Songbird by a flared nostril in the most thrilling finish in the history of the race.

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