The earliest mention of horses at Santa Anita occurs in the inventory of the estate of José Manuel Gómez. The inventory claimed that at the time of his death he owned: 44 cattle, 4,000 goats and sheep, 351 mules and horses, including one named “Pintitas.” Manuel’s father, José Antonio Gómez, received in payment of his share 100 breeding mares, cows, 10 gentle horses, 1 yoke of oxen and other horses, with the same left to Manuel’s widow, María Gregoria Ballí de Gómez.