Opening Day at Santa Anita Park!

The day after Christmas is here!

That means opening day of the winter/spring meet at Santa Anita Park.

In my opinion, Santa Anita Park is one of the most spectacular race tracks in the country and in the world. Not only is it one of the premier race tracks in the country for quality of racing, but it is also one of the most beautiful. One of the natural beauties are the San Gabriel Mountains which make for a picture-perfect backdrop during the morning workouts as well as during the racing hours in the afternoons. I highly suggest to make it out during the early morning hours out at Santa Anita to watch the horses workout while taking in the scenic view from Clockers' Corner.

America's best racing will definitely be on display today at Santa Anita with the running of the GI La Brea, the GII Sir Beaufort and the GI Malibu. All three of those stakes have good quality fields that will make each of those races competitive for each of the participants as well as for the horseplayers who are trying to pick the winners. In the 40th running of the La Brea, race 4, My Miss Aurelia will be heavily favored after finishing second in the Breeders Cup Ladies Classic in her last start. She shows two good workouts over the Santa Anita surface in preparation for this and take note that she earned her career best beyer speed figure in that last effort while suffering her first career defeat in seven lifetime starts. Will she win easily? Let's tune in to find out.

Even though 2013 is not here yet, this opening day at Santa Anita Park always gives you the feeling of a fresh start for a new calendar of racing.

Are you ready for Thoroughbred racing at The Great Race Place?

My Selections:

Race 1:  4-9-7
Race 2:  2-11-10
Race 3:  1-12-3
Race 4:  5-1-7        The GI $300,000 La Brea
Race 5:  7-3-6        The GII $150,000 Sir Beaufort
Race 6:  12-6-7
Race 7:  5-2-8
Race 8:  2-4-3        The GI $300,000 Malibu
Race 9:  12-8-4

My Plays:

Race 1-.50 Cent Pick Five ($48):  4,9 / 2,10,11 / 1 / 1,5 / All

Race 6-.50 Cent Pick Four ($36):  3,6,7,9,12,13 / 2,5,8 / 2,3,4,9 / 12

Good Luck with your plays!

Stay tuned to my twitter @LosPonies for more plays throughout the day as well as photos from Santa Anita!

I watch horses run around.

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