SANTA ANITA: THE BEST OF 1996
Santa Anita Park...the stage that was once again honored by the presence of the world's greatest performers acting in the form of horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners who once again gathered at the base of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains to put their names alongside the racing legends that have graced Santa Anita's winners' circle. There were the stories of great personal triumph and great community tragedy....of great champions adding to their glory and of unknowns seeking the glory of championships; but most of all it was the story of the great races that for more than six decades have made Santa Anita the, "Great Race Place".
This exclusive feature includes more than just the season's twelve great Grade I races: it is an up-close-and-personal look at the stars that made up Santa Anita's stakes races, including the first year that Santa Anita covered the news of twin Thoroughbred colts born in 1996: FREYA STEVE and FREYA BOB - following their development, SERENA'S SONG, CAVONNIER, BEST PAL, JEWEL PRINCESS, HONOUR AND GLORY, AFTERNOON DEELITES, DEL MAR DENNIS, WINDSHARP, AFLEET AFFAIR, NORTHERN SPUR, MR. PURPLE, TIGER TALK, JUST JAVA, ALYROB, CORKER, GRINDSTONE, RAINTRAP, ODYLE, FARMA WAY, ANTESPEND, EXOTIC WOOD, TWICE THE VICE, HELMSMAN, URGENT REQUEST, SOUL OF THE MATTER, ALPHABET SOUP, PRINCE OF THIEVES, SMITHFIELD, SIPHON, LIT DE JUSTICE....GARY STEVENS, RON ELLIS, D. WAYNE LUKAS, CHARLIE WHITTINGHAM, LAFFIT PINCAY, JR., JULIE KRONE,CHRIS McCARRON and a look back at some of the past's great champions: ROUND TABLE, SEABISCUIT, ACK ACK, SPECTACULAR BID, CIGAR, JOHN HENRY, SUNDAY SILENCE, AFFIRMED, ALYSHEBA and the longest shot to win the Santa Anita Handicap, MARTIAL LAW in 1989.
It was yet another year of great races and great athletes making history at, "The Great Race Place" - the definitive collection of the year's greatest moments!
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|