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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Champion horses are back on the track this weekend from Ireland to Japan, New York to California.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
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
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 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

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Beholder wins Breeders' Cup Distaff

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Beholder exploded in the stretch drive to score an emphatic win in Friday's $2 million, Grade I Breeders' Cup Distaff.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

The first of two big Breeders' Cup prep weekends features a great lineup of stars at Belmont Park, Santa Anita and Churchill Downs.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing action

Saratoga and Del Mar swing into full action this weekend and serious action for the 2-year-old set dots the racing landscape.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Turf stars shine in weekend horse racing

Some of the nation's top horses fuel a heavy schedule of turf races this weekend while Iowa runs its biggest races of the year.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Top-notch turf events around the world and a couple of nice heats for 3-year-old fillies top the list in weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Can Derby winner Orb take next step to Triple Crown glory?

Can Derby winner Orb take next step to Triple Crown glory?

The final pieces are in place for Kentucky Derby winner Orb to take the second step toward winning the Triple Crown.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Santa Anita Oaks is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Open to three-year-old fillies willing to race 8.5 furlongs (1 1/16 miles) on the dirt, it currently offers a purse of $300,000.

Inaugurated in 1935 as a race for two-year-olds, it originated as the Santa Susana Stakes. In 1952 the race became the Santa Susana Handicap then in 1958 reverted to the Santa Susana Stakes. In 1986 it was given its current designation as the Santa Anita Oaks.

Since inception, the race has been set at various distances:

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