Monday, March 26 2012
A GRADE II TURF SWEEP FOR DRYSDALE: FAVORED BOURBON BAY GETS BACK ON BEAM IN SAN LUIS REY
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2012) – Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale completed a sweep of Santa Anita’s pair of Grade II, $150,000 turf stakes on Sunday when Vamo a Galupiar staged a torrid finish to capture the 45th Santa Ana Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles with Mike Smith aboard at odds of 7-1.
Under a perfectly timed ride by Joel Rosario, favored Bourbon Bay earlier avenged a defeat by 11-1 Slim Shadey in the mile-and-one-quarter San Marcos Stakes six weeks previous when nailing the latter in the final strides of the 61st San Luis Rey at 1 ½ miles. The final time over a course labeled “firm” despite increasing rain showers was 2:25.78.
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