Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

23/9/2019 Two-state options for Santa Ana Lane

Multiple Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane (Lope De Vega) is likely to make his return on October 5 in either Randwick’s Premiere Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) or Flemington’s Gilgai Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m), leaving a two-week gap into the $14 million Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 19. Santa Ana Lane was scheduled to run first-up in The Shorts (Gr 2, 1100m) on Saturday but after more than 80 millimetres of rain fell at Randwick during the week, trainer Anthony Freedman decided to keep him at home in Melbourne ."It was obviously going to work really well to go four weeks from The Shorts to The Everest with a trial in between," Freedman's son and assistant trainer, Sam Freedman, said. "But going back through his record he won The Goodwood last year off a two-week back-up so it's not foreign to him and he's pretty bombproof these days.”

For Best Odds, Get your Ladbrokes betting account


Makes great odds, even better!

Odds Boost™ makes it obvious that if you’re having a bet, it should be at Ladbrokes, with the best odds possible.


Take on the favourite with the field!

If you think the favourite looks vulnerable increase your chance of beating them by backing the whole field. At you can now do this in one simple bet.

  • Get the entire field against the Favourite
  • Available on Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound racing!

Get your Ladbrokes betting account.