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.
Thursday, October 25 2012
GRADE III AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF
LADY TEN, CUSTOMER BASE PROMINENT IN FIELD OF 11 AS GRADE III AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF HEADLINES SATURDAY CARD AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2012)—Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf, shapes up as one of the best betting races of the meet as an evenly matched field of 11 have signed up for Santa Anita’s weekend headliner.
GAME ON DUDE, ROYAL DELTA, WISE DAN AND POINT OF ENTRY
GAME ON DUDE, ROYAL DELTA, WISE DAN AND POINT OF ENTRY LEAD 180 HORSES PRE-ENTERED FOR 2012 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
ARCADIA, Calif. (October 24, 2012) – Led by multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, defending Ladies’ Classic champion Royal Delta, dominating turf stars Wise Dan and Point of Entry, and 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, 180 horses, including eight defending or former Breeders’ Cup Champions, have been pre-entered for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Monday, October 22 2012
COMMA TO THE TOP WIRES FIELD IN BIG BEAR HANDICAP
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2012)—As promised by trainer Peter Miller, Comma to the Top and Corey Nakatani went straight to the lead in Sunday’s featured $65,000, one-mile Big Bear Handicap at Santa Anita, and the 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding never relinquished command, winning by a half-length while getting the distance in 1:35.98.
“The plan was to go to the lead,” said Nakatani, who also celebrated his 42nd birthday on Sunday. “He’s got speed and that’s what he likes best. I was a little concerned about his fitness today at this distance, but he was ready.”
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - Sunday October 21, 2012
• GAME ON DUDE IN SHARP DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC
• CHANTAL SUTHERLAND TO RETIRE FROM RIDING TODAY
• BREEDERS’ CUP MILE CONTENDER SHACKLEFORD ON DISPLAY SATURDAY
• WHITE CITES TOP TEN BREEDERS’ CUP EFFORTS AT SANTA ANITA
Sunday, October 21 2012
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - Saturday October 20, 2012
• BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC IDEAL FOR VENERABLE RICHARD’S KID
• PLETCHER SEXTET HEADS PLETHORA OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS
• NEXT WEDNESDAY DATE FOR PRE-ENTERED BREEDERS’ CUP FIELDS
BROKEN DREAMS, GOMEZ RALLY TO WIN GRADE III MADDY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2012)—Although it looked a bit hopeless a furlong from home, Garrett Gomez and Broken Dreams persevered and managed to collar pacesetter Kindle close home to successfully defend their title by a half-length in Saturday’s Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs on turf at Santa Anita.
Kindle, who shot to the lead at the top of the hillside course and set blistering fractions of 20.97, 42.53 and 1:05.30, was five lengths clear of Broken Dreams when crossing the dirt at the top of the lane.
Saturday, October 20 2012
LITTLE EMILY STEALS AWAY ON LEAD TO TAKE MODESTO PURSE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2012)—Little Emily, with David Flores aboard, altered tactics and went straight to the lead and never looked back at 5-1, taking Friday’s featured $53,000 Modesto Purse at Santa Anita by a half-length, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.33.
Although Flores had taken her off the pace in the one mile turf Swingtime Stakes on Oct. 6, he decided a change was in order in the Modesto.
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - October 19, 2012
• PLETCHER AT SANTA ANITA TO SUPERVISE BREEDERS’ CUP DRILLS
• KRIGGER HOLDS GOOD HAND ON MISSDEALORNODEAL IN MADDY
PLETCHER AT SANTA ANITA FOR BREEDERS’ CUP PREPARATIONS
Todd Pletcher, whose barn of bluebloods leads the nation in purse earnings this year
with nearly $17 million, was at Santa Anita Friday morning to coordinate strategy first hand as his locally based contenders prepare for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at The Great Race Place on Nov. 2 and 3.
Friday, October 19 2012
ALWAYS A CHANCE TAKES MORRO BAY PURSE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2012)—Always a Chance left no doubt as to who was best in Thursday’s nine-horse Morro Bay Purse, taking the $28,000 starter allowance by 4 ¼ lengths as the 9-5 favorite and providing leading rider Joe Talamo with his third win on the day at Santa Anita.
A 3-year-old California-bred filly by Redatorre, Always a Chance had been idle since running a close third at the same distance and condition on Aug. 22 at Del Mar, came from off the pace under Talamo, getting the one mile on turf in 1:35.09, while sitting mid-pack behind fractions of 22.80, 46.22, 1:10.75 and 1:23.11.