Rafael Bejarano

Racing! Looking for a good day of racing at Santa Anita

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get ready for a good weekend of racing.

It’s a pretty busy day in racing on Saturday. In addition to the second day of the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), there is a nice card at Santa Anita. So nice, in fact, that the track is going with a special noon start with their 10-race card.

The most interesting race is the Grade 2 $200,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds over seven furlongs. If you remember two years ago, the San Vicente was probably the best seven-furlong race I’ve seen live. It was Nyquist vs. Exaggerator. The smart thinking was Exaggerator was poised...