The draw is set to begin at 11:15 a.m. Pacific time... Just moments from now. The Baldwin Conference Room, which holds 100 people comfortably, is packed with what looks like twice that many, and overflow crowds outside the doors! I believe the draw will be aired live on TVG.
At this location thay will draw 10 races, all but the "big 4" (including the Classic) races, which will be drawn at a special luncheon in Santa Anita's Frontrunner Restaurant.
First drawn was post 6 in the fillies and mares juvenile - VAN LEAR ROSE, Chantal Sutherland's mount! Is that an omen or what, considering the latest buzz on this blog about Chantal?! (See post "Chantal Sutherland Off to a Good Start at Santa Anita").
Speaking of Chantal, her other mount, Mine That Bird, trained by Richard Mandella, just drew post 9 in the Juvenile. More to come.
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