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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

History on tap this weekend in the Belmont Stakes and Epsom Derby
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome's Kentucky Derby win raises Triple Crown hopes and keys a full weekend of top-class racing around the globe
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks preps, an historic China race meeting and some odd doings in weekend Thoroughbred racing.
By ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

WASHINGTON, Apr. 4 (UPI) -- Two major Kentucky Derby preps and a potentially historic race meeting in mainland China are the highlights of the weekend horse racing agenda.
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

March 24 (UPI) -- The likely Kentucky Derby list continues to grow, with We Miss Artie, Chitu and Midnight Hawk giving trainers Todd Pletcher and Bob Baffert five of the top six prospects.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

Kentucky Derby trail heats up in Florida

The road to the Kentucky Derby warms up this weekend in Florida while other big-money races are scattered around the country.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

New Year's Day brings the first Derby of 2014

Yes, it's still the depth of winter. But it's not too early to start talking Derby.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Goldencents wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Goldencents set a blistering early pace and easily held on to win Friday's $1 million Grade I Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

For American racing fans, this is the final big week of Breeders' Cup preps. For the rest of the world, it's Arc weekend.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A preview of weekend horse racing, results from Goodwood

A showdown between English 3-year-olds highlighted this week's racing and presaged a battle for dominance among their American peers.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A preview of weekend racing

Two key races for 3-year-olds take center stage in American weekend racing while some of the world's top horses square off in England.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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The Santa Anita Derby is an American Grade 1 thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run each April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and carries a purse of $1 million. Inaugurated in 1935, it is considered the most important West Coast stepping-stone to the Kentucky Derby. Since its inception, six Santa Anita Derby winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby.

Now run at a distance of 1 1/8 miles (9 Furlongs), for the first three years it was 1 1/16 miles, and at 1 1/4 miles in 1947. Until 2008 the race had been run on dirt surface. Starting in 2008 the race has been contested on Cushion Track (2008) and Pro-Ride (2009) artificial surfaces. The 2010 running is scheduled to be contested on Pro-Ride.

Prep races to the Santa Anita Derby include the San Rafael Stakes, San Miguel Stakes, San Felipe Stakes, Sham Stakes, San Vicente Stakes and the Santa Catalina Stakes, all run at Santa Anita Park.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Santa Anita Derby."
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