Posts Tagged ‘Santa Anita’

Recession hits racing.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Hollywood Park has decided to take Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays off with immediate effect. They cite this will make the racing more competitive. The truth is less horses are being claimed as the trainers are finding it difficult to find owners. I have come to love my horse racing in SoCal and would love to […]

St Patricks Day blog

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

I learned today the Asian community does not really embrace St Patrick’s Day. I may as well have been dressed as Father Christmas as I stood out in my heavenly ,make that edge of heaven (Arcadia), ‘hood today in a green Irish rugby shirt. As I moved south towards hell, East LA where people bbq […]

Big Cap day at Santa Anita

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Over 48k although many, like myself, would have gone through the turnstile multiple times for the free bag and future tickets.

Going Green.Switch to the Bike.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

My commute hasn’t changed much with my coverage of the “Winnin on the Green” tournie at the Bike. Located just a couple of miles from the Commerce it would be an easy cycle from the one to the other. I wasn’t expecting to see shopping centers all around and could easily spend my dinner breaks […]

Owners of Santa Anita file for bankruptcy.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Magna  the, Canadian based, owners of pokergossips favourite racetrack, Santa Anita, today filed for Chapter 11 protection after failing to make a substantial payment to a Canadian bank. Magna has up to 25000 creditors similar to poker player Bobby Bellande. I was at the track today and rumours of cutbacks were circulating. The good news […]

Santa Anita weekend

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009


Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Valentines Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

John Phan is obviously better at drinking and playing than Jared Hamby as John enters Day2 as one of the chip leaders whereas Jared has the choice of playing the $500 or washing his green cap. Overnight counts for the $1500: Matt Heiligerthaler 123k, Luke Priour 113k, F Adli 112k, Jeff Madsen 110k, John Phan […]

Rain delay

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

I won’t be doing the pilgramage to the Commerce in the rain again after yesterdays expensive fiasco so no coverage today and I will take a look at the FT and weather before deciding whether to enjoy a good card at Santa Anita or the cards at the Commerce. In the $500 NLHE I didn’t […]

Sunday at Santa Anita

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Sundays! When the Mexican women cook menudo and mole and the men watch soccer. I like the weekends in L.A., my host Tiffany, not Michelle or Williamson tg, doesn’t have to take her triplets to school or go to work. I usually sit myself at the breakfast table in time for pancakes, muffins or oatmeal. […]