Eddie Haskell didn’t leave it to Beaver Cleaver or anyone else on Friday at Santa Anita, as he ran down two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal to take the day’s $67,000 allowance feature by a head while setting a new course record for five furlongs on turf. Ridden by Joel Rosario and trained […]
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Two things are certain in Saturday’s one mile Buena Vista Stakes on Santa Anita’s turf: Vasilika will be favored and Fahan Mura will be the one to catch. A chestnut daughter of the Smart Strike sire English Channel, Fahan Mura has been in front from the opening of the gates for her last 10 races […]
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Please Flatter Me remains on target for the $250,000 Busher Invitational on Gotham Day March 9, as trainer Mark Reid said the undefeated Munnings filly remains scheduled for one final workout at Pimlico before shipping to Aqueduct Racetrack. After starting her career 3-for-3, including a 5 ¾-length win in the seven-furlong Gin Talking last out […]
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Last week it was confirmed that Calumet Farm’s D. Wayne Lukas-conditioned Bravazo will be lining up in the $12 million Dubai World Cup and this week, banner-mate True Timber, trained by former Lukas assistant Kiaran McLaughlin, was confirmed for the $1.5 million Godolphin Mile (G1). Like Bravazo, True Timber is Grade 1-placed, has tackled some […]
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Trainer Anthony Mitchell went along with owner/breeder Richard Otto’s plan to name a horse after him…with one stipulation. “OK, but make it a good one,” Mitchell told his longtime client with whom he enjoyed a successful trainer/owner association, primarily in Illinois. Otto obliged Mitchell by naming a son of Mineshaft and the Smart Strike mare […]
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Justify’s half-sister was the subject of attention before the eighth race on the turf, but another first-time starter, 3-year-old filly Pep, made a decisive stretch move up the rail under jockey Willie Martinez to pull off a 13-1 upset, defeating Chancetheracer by a length-and-a-quarter. The winner’s time was 1:43.02 for the mile-and-a-sixteenth distance. Pep is […]
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Dual Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods made her debut for new trainer John Shirreffs on Saturday, finishing fifth and last in the G2 Santa Monica Stakes at odds of 5-1. “It was hard to reach any conclusions,” Shirreffs told drf.com. “She didn’t break running and rushed up a little and got boxed in. That’s not her […]
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One of the best claims in recent years and a 14-time winner, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads an outstanding field of 14 fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf on Saturday. Ms Bad Behavior and Zaffinah, most recently second and third behind Vasilika in […]
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Dismissed at odds of 10-1, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual went to the front and never looked back in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita, as she breezed by three lengths under Joel Rosario. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the California-bred daughter of Mucho Macho Man, out of the Unusual Heat mare Not Unusual, […]
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St. George Stable LLC’s Jala Jala, the first filly ever to sweep the Clasico Internacional del Caribe’s premier races for 3-year-olds and older horses, will remain at Gulfstream Park after her second-place finish behind Blamed Feb. 16 in the Royal Delta Stakes (G3). Trainer Fausto Gutierrez said the Mexican-bred 5-year-old daughter of Point Determined, who […]
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