Tag: Chandelier Stakes

Just like these Thoroughbreds, Santa Anita Park jumps out to a fast start or its Autumn Meet. The iconic West Coast track offers 13 stakes races opening weekend, including seven Breeders' Cup Challenge Series events. (Image: Santa Anita Park)

Santa Anita Puts Plenty at Stake for its Autumn Meet Opening Weekend

Each year, the Santa Anita Park Autumn Meet packs in three of the deepest meet-opening racing days of any major American track. This year’s 16-day Autumn Meet continues the trend, stacking seven Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series events on the track’s opening weekend. “Our intention is to get the Autumn Meet […]

Princess Noor won two graded stakes races in her short career, including the Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park. That career ended Saturday after the juvenile filly suffered an injury. (Image: Benoit Photo

Standout Juvenile Princess Noor Retired After Suffering Leg Injury

One day after she was pulled up in the Starlet Stakes, standout 2-year-old filly Princess Noor was retired with a soft-tissue injury. Zedan Racing, Princess Noor’s owner, broke the news about the $1.35 million purchase in a statement issued Sunday morning. “She’s a star and a very talented filly,” Zedan […]

Victor Espinoza geared down Princess Noor after she ran away from her rivals in the Del Mar Debutante. She looms large in Saturday's Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Princess Noor Arrives as the Brightest Light in the Chandelier Stakes

Bob Baffert is sending three of the five starters out for Saturday’s Grade 2 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park, but make no mistake as to which Baffert bears attention: precocious Princess Noor. The Chandelier is one of seven stakes on Santa Anita’s packed Saturday card. It sends the five […]

Improbable turned aside Mr. Buff to win the Whitney at Saratoga. He'll find winning his third consecutive Grade 1 a bit tougher in the Awesome Again Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita. (Image: NYRA/Dom Napolitano)

Stakes, Stakes, and More at Stake this Weekend at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park’s postponed opening created a bettor’s bonanza this weekend. The Southern California track will open with 12 stakes races – 11 of those graded stakes events. Officials pushed opening weekend at the iconic track back a week due to air-quality concerns from the nearby Bobcat Fire. One of […]