Tuesday, October 30 2012
Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw Quotes
Breeders’ Cup Classic and Ladies’ Classic Post Position Draw Quotes
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said he was pleased with the post positions drawn by his four horses in the Breeders’ Cup.
Royal Delta, the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Ladies’ Classic drew post 6. In the Classic, Flat Out drew post 2, Ron the Greek, post 10, and To Honour and Serve, post 12.
“Perfect,” Mott said Monday evening as he boarded a flight from Miami to Los Angeles. “They’re good. The post positions are fine.”
Monday, October 29 2012
RED SUN TAKES $65,000 LURE STAKES
BEJARANO HOLDS RYEHILL DREAMER OFF BY A NECK
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2012)—In what appeared to many to be a two-horse race on paper, Red Sun and even money favorite Ryehill Dancer traded punches throughout Sunday’s $65,000 added, one-mile turf Lure Stakes at Santa Anita, with Red Sun and Rafael Bejarano emerging as neck winners, getting the distance in 1:34.03. It was Bejarano’s sixth win from seven tries aboard Red Sun.
LURE STAKES QUOTES
RAFAEL BEJARANO, RED SUN, WINNER: “I had to be on the lead with my horse. I knew there was going to be a little speed on the outside so I had to use a little bit of my horse in the beginning, but after that I was able to relax. When I saw the favorite (Ryehill Dreamer) was coming next to me I tried to save as much ground as I could and let my horse go with him. This horse always runs well with me.”
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - October 28, 2012
• BAFFERT BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS BOUNTIFUL ON SUNDAY
• GOMEZ AT HOME WITH HIS BREEDERS’ CUP MOUNTS
• THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN FOR BREEDERS’ CUP RIDERS
• VETERAN TRAINER ROLLINS PASSES AT 92
Sunday, October 28 2012
FAVORED LADY TEN & BEJARANO TAKE AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2012)—Rafael Bejarano has been missing at Santa Anita. Missing from his customary perch atop the rider standings, and missing this past Thursday, Friday and, with the exception of the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, all of Saturday—his lone engagement, due to a three-day riding suspension.
And, due to the fact the Autumn Miss is classified as a designated race by track stewards, the Peruvian native made the best of his lone opportunity this week, booting home 2-1 favorite Lady Ten, while holding off a furious rally from 9-1 shot Customer Base and Garrett Gomez, to win by neck, getting the Autumn Miss distance in 1:34.95.
AUTUMN MISS STAKES QUOTES
RAFAEL BEJARANO, LADY TEN, WINNER: “This filly is very nice to ride, and easy to ride, too. She likes to be close to the lead so I was a little worried in the beginning. She broke good from the gate but I knew there would be a lot of speed so I tried to make sure to give her help from the gate so she could find a position in the race.
“When I got my position at the first turn I just tried to hold her a little bit then let her run when we hit the top of the stretch. She was easy to ride and I think you can do anything you want with this filly. I was waiting for Garrett’s (Gomez) horse late because I knew his filly would be the only one running at the end. When I came to the top of the stretch I let my filly go and tried to get the jump, but at the same time, I tried to save a little bit for the end. It ended up perfect for my filly.”
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN
• DECISION ON DULLAHAN IMMINENT FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
• SHACKLEFORD, EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE IN BC DRILLS
• FANS GREET THEIR HERO SHACKLEFORD AT SANTA ANITA
• SMITH APPROPRIATELY HAS MOUNT IN SUNDAY’S LURE STAKES
Saturday, October 27 2012
GUIDOPANZINI, GOMEZ TAKE $50,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE
GUIDOPANZINI, GOMEZ GO GATE TO WIRE & TAKE $50,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS, STANLEY CUP CHAMP KINGS ANNOUNCER MILLER ON HAND
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2012)—Acting upon orders from trainer Peter Miller, Garrett Gomez liked what he saw at the break and sent Guidopanzini to the front and never looked back, winning Santa Anita’s $50,000 allowance feature on Friday by 3 ¼ lengths, getting the 1 1/16 mile distance in 1:43.39.
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN
• BAFFERT: NO HOME COURT ADVANTAGE IN BREEDERS’ CUP
• FOX HAS MAJOR INPUT ON DULLAHAN’S BREEDERS’ CUP RACE
• McANALLY HOPES TURF IS THE CHARM IN SATURDAY STAKES
Friday, October 26 2012
CLUBHOUSE RIDE TAKES $53,000 HESPERIA PURSE
CLUBHOUSE RIDE TAKES $53,000 HESPERIA PURSE, GRYDER & LEWIS
TEAM UP DOWN SANTA ANITA HILLSIDE TURF,
PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $44,909
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2012)—Allowed to settle off of a blistering early pace, Clubhouse Ride found a path through the lane and was up to win Thursday’s $53,000 Hesperia Purse by a head under Aaron Gryder, completing 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.53.
RYEHILL DREAMER & RED SUN PROMINENT IN LURE STAKES
COMBACKING RYEHILL DREAMER & HARRIS FARMS’ RED SUN PROMINENT IN $65,000 LURE STAKES, MILE TURF FEATURE HEADS SUNDAY PROGRAM AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2012)—Harris Farms’ lightly raced homebred Red Sun will try to avenge a disappointing effort on opening day and rates a big chance in Sunday’s $65,000 Lure Stakes, which attracted a field of six 3-year-olds and up going one mile on turf at Santa Anita.
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - October 25, 2012
• RICHARD’S KID, BEHOLDER WORK FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
• HRTV TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE BREEDERS’ CUP COVERAGE
BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS ON COURSE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
With the clock inexorably ticking ever closer to the 29th Breeders’ Cup World
Championships at Santa Anita nine days hence, event participants went through their daily regimen without a hitch on a clear, crisp, sun-filled Thursday morning with the scenic San Gabriel Mountains providing their ever-present picturesque background.