Santa Anita Turf ‘Perfect’ Before 2016 Breeders’ Cup

by Ed Golden
With the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships two weeks away on Nov. 4 and 5, local horsemen weighed in this morning with consensus praise for Santa Anita's newly installed Bandera Bermuda turf course.“It's fast, but it has good bounce to it and the horses are coming back well,” said Hall of Fame conditioner Neil Drysdale. “As you can see from the results, you can win on the front, middle and the back.”

Stronach Group Buys RaceTech

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Oct. 17, 2016) -- The Stronach Group has purchased the original historical racing company, RaceTech, which first offered its Instant Racing games in 2000 at Oaklawn Park.

In July The Stronach Group completed a deal to purchase 100% of RaceTech, the historical racing company that had been controlled by Oaklawn owner the Cella family. Since the purchase, the former RaceTech holdings were added to The Stronach Group's existing historical racing outlet, PariMax, to form the new PariMax Holdings.

California Chrome, Arrogate One-Two in World

By Blood-Horse Staff

October 13, 2016-With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome   (133) retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.

The 2014 Horse of the Year who has registered an undefeated campaign this year that has included wins in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) and the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I). Perfect in six starts this year, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit   enjoys a four-point ratings lead over his closest rivals.

NBC to Air Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2016) -- NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I). What would become the world's richest Thoroughbred race will be contested Jan. 28, 2017, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.