Wrangler Racing Aces Summer Visits
Learn how to handicap an American Quarter Horse race with the help of an Ace.
Want to learn how to bet and win on American Quarter Horse races? The Wrangler Racing Aces are here to help!
Members of the Wrangler Racing Aces team will be visiting racetracks around the country this summer to help people learn more about horse racing and handicapping. Handicapping is the art of wagering on horse races, and top handicappers can make money wagering on horses.
Jun 20, 2017, 14:55
See and Be Scene at Del Mar's Summer Racing Season
Top-tier concerts, Thoroughbreds and craft-food and beer festivals are in store during an entertainment-packed summer
Del Mar is looking ahead to its highly anticipated summer meet filled with concerts and events that will bring thousands of locals and vacationers to the famous seaside track for the unparalleled summer scene of big bets and even bigger hats, ice-cold cocktails and elite entertainment. The seven-week meet is the official kick-off to summer in San Diego with Opening Day on Wednesday, July 19, and the action continues through to Labor Day Monday, September 4.
Jun 16, 2017, 13:58
2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Race Distances Announced
The Breeders’ Cup today announced the official distances of the 13 races comprising the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif., on November 3-4.
There are two races which will be run at a different distance this year than in 2016 due to Del Mar track configurations. The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) will be run at five furlongs (6 ½ furlongs in 2016) and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) will be run at 1 1/8 miles (1 ¼ miles in 2016).
Jun 16, 2017, 13:56
Superstar Arrogate Scheduled to Return in TVG San Diego 'Cap July 22 Arrogate at Del Mar
Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, the dynamic 4-year-old colt who has set racing afire with a series of powerful winning performances in the world’s top races, appears likely to make his next start in the TVG San Diego Handicap on Saturday, July 22 at Del Mar, it has been announced.
The big gray – victorious in seven straight starts while amassing a North American record $17,084,600 in earnings – would be coming off a four-month freshening since capturing the $10-million Dubai World Cup on March 25. A start in the TVG San Diego could be the first of three consecutive Del Mar outings for the son of Unbridled’s Song with the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic (August 19) and the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic (November 4) the next two likely targets on his agenda.
Jun 16, 2017, 13:54
Del Mar to Host Five Breeders' Cup Challenge Races During Summer Meeting
The Breeders' Cup today announced its 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series schedule, which will consist of 81 automatic qualifying stakes races into corresponding races of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. This year’s series, which includes 62 Grade/Group 1 events, will have 49 Challenge races held in the U.S. and Canada, and 32 races to be run outside of North America. (Complete 2017 schedule)
Horses from around the globe will be qualifying for the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held, for the first time, at the Del Mar race track, near San Diego, California, on November 3 and 4, and televised live in the U.S. by the NBC Sports Group.
Apr 29, 2017, 14:01
REDWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES: KENTUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER AT RIDGEWOOD RANCH, WILLITS, CA ON SATURDAY, MAY 6 CELEBRATING THE 143RD KENTUCKY DERBY
REDWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES: KENTUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER
AT RIDGEWOOD RANCH, WILLITS, CA ON SATURDAY, MAY 6
CELEBRATING THE 143RD KENTUCKY DERBY
Featuring COUNTRY SINGER MCKENNA FAITH
A Public Benefit Community Event in Support of Redwood Community Services
WHAT: Redwood Community Services (RCS) will be hosting a "Kentucky Derby Day" fundraiser at Ridgewood Ranch, home of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit, in Willits, CA.
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2017 1 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: Historic Howard House
Apr 2, 2017, 13:15
Lucky Pulpit, Sire of 'Chrome', Dies of a Heart Attack By Eric Mitchell
Lucky Pulpit, Sire of 'Chrome', Dies of a Heart Attack
By Eric Mitchell
Lucky Pulpit, the sire of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, died Feb. 13 of an apparent heart attack while covering the first mare of the breeding season, according to Harris Farms, where he's stood his entire career.
Feb 26, 2017, 11:58
REFORMED CLAIMER CUDDLE ALERT SPRINGS SURPRISE IN $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP, WINNING BY A HEAD
RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2017)–Longshot Cuddle Alert, claimed for $10,000 this past August, rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap at Santa Anita by a head under Agapito Delgadillo while getting six furlongs in 1:09.86. Trained by Melissa Saldana, the 6-year-old California-bred mare by Bedford Falls registered her first stakes win in her 21st career start.
Breaking from the rail in a field of five California-bred or sired fillies and mares, Cuddle Alert was a close fourth while under restraint at the half mile pole, rallied three-wide turning for home and overhauled both heavily favored Sunday Rules and pacesetter Late ‘n Left well inside the sixteenth pole to win.
Feb 21, 2017, 09:14
TVG Pacific Classic Set for August 19 on NBC Sports Network
The 27th running of the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Del Mar and be broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network, it has been announced.
The Grade I mile and one-quarter for 3-year-olds and up, captured last year in spectacular fashion by subsequent Horse of the Year California Chrome, will be the centerpiece of the seaside track’s 78th summer season, which runs from July 19 to September 4. It will air from 5 to 6 p.m. (Pacific).
Feb 21, 2017, 09:09
Tickets for 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar To Go on Sale March 6
Fans Encouraged to Sign-up for Pre-Sale Access
The Breeders’ Cup today announced that tickets for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 6. This is the first time that Del Mar, located just north of San Diego, will host the Breeders’ Cup. To purchase tickets, fans should go to BreedersCup.com or call the ticketing center at 877-849-4287 beginning at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on March 6.
A special ticket pre-sale will be conducted in the days prior to the March 6 on-sale date. Fans are encouraged to sign up now at DMTC.com/Season/Breeders-Cup for pre-sale access as demand for tickets to the 2017 World Championships is expected to be high and reserved seating is likely to sell out quickly.
Feb 21, 2017, 09:05
Undefeated Chief Cicatriz Wins Phoenix Gold Cup - 2/11/2017
Undefeated Chief Cicatriz, now a perfect five-for-five, won the $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Saturday at Turf Paradise.
Longshots won the two co-featured stakes: Kera Kera ($29.20) took the $30,000 Sun City Handicap and Aventador ($36.20) won the $30,000 Turf Paradise Handicap.
Slow out of the gate and favored at 9-5, Chief Cicatriz ($5.60) then quickly seized the lead with Daniel Vergara up and was immediately challenged by Ankeny Hill, who tired at the eighth pole to finish third. Chief Cicatriz drew clear to a 1 ½ length victory over a fast-closing Saturdaynitelites in the field of 11 older horses.
Feb 21, 2017, 08:15
Wiener Dog Races Return To Turf Paradise March 11 Paw Power Meets Horsepower
They may not be as fast as the horses, but they’re sure fun to watch. The largest Wiener Dog race in Arizona returns Turf Paradise March 11 in the ultimate display of paw power.
Wiener Mania returns to Turf Paradise Saturday March 11th. Sponsored by Arizona Adopt a Greyhound. The Wiener Dogs will be racing from 11:30am to 5pm in what has become the biggest Arizona race in the Wiener Dog circuit.There will also be a full card of live horse racing along with live music and food and drink specials, including $3 beer and $2 hot dogs. And while you can’t bet on the Wiener Dog races, you can still bet on the horses.
Feb 21, 2017, 08:13
Howdy Kingkowboy Romps in Turf Paradise Derby, McKenzie Honey Duels to Win Az Oaks
Howdy Kingkowboy impressed in winning the $50,000 Turf Paradise Derby while McKenzie Honey dueled to win the $30,000 Arizona Oaks Saturday over a hard-sealed, wet-fast track at Turf Paradise Race Course.
Scott Stevens, tied in a three-way battle for leading rider with Martin Bourdieu and Andrew Ramgeet, with 64 wins each, won the Turf Paradise Derby with Howdy Kingkowboy ($15.00) by over 5 1/4 widening lengths. He’s Munnie finished second and Factored In third in the field of eight, 3-year-old colts and geldings.
Owned by Turner Shiew and trained by Molly Pearson, Howdy Kingkowboy raced the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.95. It was the second win in six starts for the Kentucky-bred Kingkowboy who now has earnings of $68,477.
Feb 21, 2017, 08:09
Shiny New ‘Chrome’: Love The Chase Delivers Colt By Tapit
Shiny New ‘Chrome’: Love The Chase Delivers Colt By Tapit
Love the Chase, dam of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, delivered a colt by Tapit in the early morning hours of Jan. 26.
The Daily Racing Form reports that the colt arrived at midnight at Atlas Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where Love the Chase has been boarded since selling for $1.95 million at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.
Tom Ryan, who represents S.F. Bloodstock, has been posting updates on the mare on Twitter.
Jan 28, 2017, 19:46
BIG SCORE ULTRA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $100,000 ZUMA BEACH BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS WITH PRAT; KRIKORIAN HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33.56
SON OF MR. BIG HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF ON NOV. 4
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–George Krikorian’s homebred Big Score overcame his outside post position and rocketed to a scintillating 3 ¼ length victory under Flavien Prat in Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the Kentucky-bred colt by Mr. Big negotiated one mile on turf in 1:33.56 and stamped himself a leading candidate for the Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at one mile here on Nov. 4.
“I don’t think distance will be any concern,” said Yakteen. “I think he showed that he’s not one dimensional today. He doesn’t have to come from completely out of it (as he did in running second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf on Sept. 3). The pace was substantially faster today, the first part of the race and Flavien kept him a little closer, but it didn’t seem to compromise his kick…I would love to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.”
Oct 13, 2016, 08:11
MISS SOUTHERN MISS BLASTS HOME TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS AS ‘THE BROS. DESORMEAUX’ COMBINE FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.08
WINNER COULD BE HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF NOV. 4
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–Last early in a field of 11 juvenile fillies, Miss Southern Miss rallied five-wide turning for home while displaying a torrid turn of foot to take Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by his brother, Keith, Miss Southern Miss covered a mile on turf in 1:35.08.
Most recently fifth in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 3, the Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready tried turf and two turns for the first time on Monday and, given the result, chances are she’ll remain on grass for the foreseeable future. Off at 9-2, she paid $11.60, $6.00 and $4.80.
Oct 13, 2016, 08:09
ART SALE BENEFITING RETIRED RACEHORSES
JOIN US SATURDAY
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the historic California Art Club, in partnership with CARMA and Santa Anita Park, for an amazing day of artwork, racing and dazzling decor.
Come enjoy a day at the races and fine art in Santa Anita’s famed Chandelier Room on Saturday, October 22.
Oct 13, 2016, 08:07
Absolutely Cool Heads Opening Day’s Bienvenidos Stakes
Defending champion Absolutely Cool heads a field of nine sprinters in the $30,000 Bienvenidos Stakes as Turf Paradise opens its 130-day meet Saturday.
The meet will run from October 15 thru May 7 with racing being conducted primarily on a five-day a week basis, Saturday thru Wednesday with first post at 12:55 pm.
However, the track will run an abbreviated three-day a week schedule – Saturday thru Monday the first two weekends of the meet. The five day a week schedule starts Saturday, October 29.
Oct 13, 2016, 08:04
Arizona’s Premier Horse Track Generates Annual Economic Impact of $91 Million New Study Finds
Considerable Direct, Indirect and Induced Economic Activity Generated By Turf Paradise for Phoenix and Arizona
A study, recently released by economist Dr. Margaret Ray of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia found that Turf Paradise Race Course generates an annual economic impact of $91 million to the state of Arizona.
Since its establishment in 1956 as Arizona’s first sports franchise, Turf Paradise has continually been ranked among the state’s Top 5 sports attendance attractions. The racetrack draws horse racing enthusiasts from all across the United States, Canada and Mexico and has served as the center of the Arizona equine industry for more than 60 years.
Oct 13, 2016, 08:03
Turf Paradise Begins Season 61 Opening Day Is October 15th 9/6/2016
The waiting is almost over for horse racing fans. Turf Paradise, Arizona’s first sports franchise, opens its doors for its 61st season Saturday October 15th.
There will be a full card of live horse racing and free t-shirts for the first 5,000 paid admissions. There will also be live music, a kids’ fun park, and a barbecue tent.
Opening day’s feature race will be the $30,000 Bienvenidos Stakes
Gates open at 11am and the first post time is 12:55. As always Grandstand admission is $2 and general parking is free.
Oct 13, 2016, 08:01