The Santa Ynez (Grade II)

1/8/2017 Santa Anita Park-Race 8 The Santa Ynez-$200,000 Grade II 7 Furlongs on Dirt for 3 Year-Old Fillies Post Time: 4:00 P.M. PST Analysis by Michael Patricks The turn of the calendar brings with it a revitalizing fortress of hope for many horsemen and handicappers alike, and a springboard of optimism begins anew as fresh…

The American Oaks

12/31/2016 Santa Anita Park-Race 8 American Oaks-$300,000 Grade I Post Time: 4:00 PM PST 1 & ¼ Miles on Turf for 3 Year-Old Fillies Analysis by Michael Patricks A baker’s dozen of entrants will compete in the 15th running of the American Oaks on Saturday and it’s an event that’s shaping up as quite contentious…

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Santa Anita Park 11/5/2016 Race 8-$2,000,000 Post Time: 2:43 PM PST Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Analysis by Michael Patricks Day two of the Breeders Cup from Santa Anita Park features nine consecutive Grade I races, highlighted by the presence of California Chrome in the 33rd running of the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. With nine races up…

Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Santa Anita Park 11/4/16 1 & 1/8 Miles on Dirt, $2,000,000 Post Time: 4:35 PM PST Breeders’ Cup Distaff Analysis by Michael Patricks The biggest weekend in horse racing is finally upon us with the thirty-third edition of the Breeders’ Cup set to take place on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th.  Four races…

The California Distaff Handicap

Santa Anita Park 10/15/2016 Race # 3 Post Time: 1:30 PM PST 4th running of The California Distaff Handicap Analysis by Michael Patricks With only three weeks to go until the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park, there is a bit of a lull in the Stakes action from around the country.  Since most Breeders’…