Picks and Plays for the Las Cienegas and La Canada Stakes

Santa Anita - Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014 Although most of the attention at Santa Anita this time of year is focused on three-year-olds and Kentucky Derby prep races, the upcoming Saturday card is a bit different, aimed at showcasing older mares on both dirt and turf. The 6.5-furlong $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. III) over the unique downhill turf course is first on the agenda, and will be followed two hours later by the 8.5-furlong [...]

Midnight Bisou Seeks Third Graded Win in Santa Anita Oaks

Midnight Bisou winning the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita -© BENOIT PHOTO Sweet Catomine. Rags to Riches. Stardom Bound. Beholder. Stellar Wind. Songbird. Those are just a few of the talented fillies that have won the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) at Santa Anita over the last fifteen years, and while only time will tell if any of the nine fillies in Saturday’s renewal of the race will achieve a similar level of fame, [...]