Friday, February 07 2014
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Friday February 7
• SMITH, GAME ON DUDE START NEW YEAR IN SAN ANTONIO
• ‘GREEN’ MIDNIGHT HAWK FAVORED TO REMAIN UNBEATEN
• VENERABLE JERANIMO ENJOYS HIS DAYS AT THE TRACK
SMITH HAPPY TO BE BACK ON GAME ON DUDE
Horse of the Year seemed Game On Dude’s for the taking had he won or even fired his best shot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. Instead, the durable gelding turned in an uncharacteristic dud, his second straight in the big race.
Wednesday, February 05 2014
GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS
MIDNIGHT HAWK, CANDY BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS,
FIELD OF SEVEN SOPHOMORES SET TO GO 1 1/16 MILES IN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)—Bob Baffert’s Midnight Hawk, a recent winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes, and John Sadler’s Candy Boy, who was a sharp second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity, head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, an important prep to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby.
GRADE II SAN ANTONIO STAKES
TWO TIME BIG ’CAP WINNER GAME ON DUDE SET TO TAKE ON SPEEDY BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN ANTONIO STAKES
BAFFERT & HOLLENDORFER RENEW RIVALRY AT 1 1/8 MILES AS BIG ’CAP PREP ATTRACTS FIELD OF SEVEN RUNNERS
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)—Considered one of the top older horses in the world, two-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude heads a field of seven in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes, to be run at 1 1/8 miles. Trained by Bob Baffert, Game On Dude’s primary rival would appear to be Jerry Hollendorfer’s front-running Blueskiesnrainbows, who comes off a pair of impressive graded stakes scores.
Friday, January 31 2014
GRADE II PALOS VERDES STAKES
SPRINT TITANS SAHARA SKY & SECRET CIRCLE SQUARE OFF IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II PALOS VERDES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS,
MET MILE WINNER AND BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHAMP HEAD FIELD OF FIVE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)—Recent Eclipse Award finalists, and two of America’s top sprinters, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sahara Sky and Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle, head a field of five older horses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs.
Friday, January 24 2014
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Friday January 24
• IF SPECHT’S AT SANTA ANITA, IT MUST BE CAL CUP DAY
• MOBILIZED DOING WELL FOR CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
• SMITH: DIRT ‘GREENER’ THAN GRASS IN SANTA MONICA
• ECLIPSE CHAMP SHARED BELIEF MISSES ANOTHER WORKOUT
Thursday, January 23 2014
$125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT
MULTIPLE STAKES WINNERS MARKS MINE, UNUSUAL HOTTIE PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY AND MARE TURF SPRINT;
FIELD OF 11 DISTAFFERS SET TO GO 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winners Marks Mine and Unusual Hottie figure prominently in Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real hillside turf course, a race that attracted a field of 11 older distaffers bred or sired in California.
$125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
VETERAN TRAINER HEADLEY TO SADDLE LIKELY FAVORITE CYCLOMETER IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Veteran conditioner Bruce Headley will be represented by 6-year-old horse and likely favorite Cyclometer in Saturday’s $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs, a race that attracted a field of 10 older horses.
$250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY
GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES;
SHERMAN’S CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF CAREER-BEST WIN & RATES BIG CHANCE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, and most recently third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles CashCall Futurity Dec. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando merits top billing in a field of 11 sophomores in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles.
$250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC
MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER SUMMER HIT IS HORSE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF
HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH BEJARANO IN 14-HORSE FIELD
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Summer Hit, fresh off a front-running six length score in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29, looms strictly the horse to beat in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, which attracted a field of 14 older horses at 1 1/8 miles on grass.
$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS
WILLIAMS’ HOMEBREDS SWISS LAKE YODELER & ALASHARCHY LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF
HOLLENDORFER/SPECHT-TRAINED FILLIES AMONG FULL FIELD OF 14 ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, prominent among California’s top owner/breeders, will be represented by two talented homebred fillies, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Swiss Lake Yodeler, and the Steve Specht-conditioned Alasharchy, in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.
SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA
SEVEN-TIME STAKES WINNER TEDDY’S PROMISE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA,
CAL-BRED SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN CAREER FINALE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—California-bred Teddy’s Promise, a seven-time stakes winner owned by her breeders, Ted and Judy Nichols, seeks millionaire status in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs, her final career start before a planned mating to top Kentucky-based stallion Smart Strike this spring. A winner of last year’s Santa Monica, “Teddy” heads a field of seven older fillies and mares competing in the prestigious sprint that will be run for the 57th time.
Friday, January 17 2014
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Thursday January 16,
* GALLAGHER ROLLS THE ‘DICE’ IN STRUB STAKES
• LET FAITH ARISE STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADA
• McANALLY HOPES MEGAHERTZ GRASS IS GREENER