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Racing! How to fix the Pegasus World Cup … move it West

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we wind down another week of racing.

Let’s finish off the week with a look to later this month.

The $16-million Pegasus World Cup, a brilliant idea because owners put up all the money, just like the old days of outlaw quarter-horse racing, is starting to take shape with just a few slots open for the Jan. 27 race at Gulfstream.

There are nine horses confirmed, but the race lacks the luster of the inaugural running last year when Arrogate and California Chrome were headed for a rematch. It’s still a good race, just doesn’t have the widespread appeal of last year.

In addition, last year there was a huge marketing campaign based around UFC star and boxing-fraud Conor McGregor, who was paid more than $1 million to promote a sport he knew nothing about. (Note: He hadn’t achieved boxing fraud status at that point before engaging in another sport he knew very little about.)

The race is back at Gulfstream, a track last year’s press releases called the crown jewel of the Stronach empire. Take that Santa Anita.

Yes, I know, I favor the Santa Anita and Del Mar and even find Los Alamitos quaint. And this newsletter is a product of the Los Angeles Times, so you can see my bias.

But the reason Gulfstream is a bad place for the race is the short run to the first turn. The race is only 1 1/8 miles and if you are on the outside, you don’t have a chance. Now, make the race longer and you lessen that argument.

Take a look at last year’s Florida Derby and watch Gunnevera break from the far outside. Jockey Javier Castellano had to run the hypotenuse of the triangle out of the gate just to be competitive. And as good a race as he ran, he could only get third. (click here to watch)

There was talk of making the race 1 mile 3/16ths, but we can’t find evidence of that happening.

Now, I will admit that Huntington Drive and Colorado Blvd. aren’t quite South Beach as far as the young and hip party scene. And goodness knows there is nothing in the nearby Norton Simon Museum that can rival the $30-million, 110-foot-tall bronze hood ornament in the Gulfstream parking lot. (Sarcasm alert on second thought, not the first.)

But, hey, let’s move it to a track where every horse gets a fair chance, regardless of post position. Let’s move it to a track that can hold more than a handful of rich guys and give the race to the people.

Del Mar took some criticism for capping attendance—the absolute right decision—and making the Breeders’ Cup more of an event for the elite rather than the common man. Gulfstream runs a strong Winter meeting in an intimate (code word for small) setting, but the success of the race track is tied to a rich gambling experience that includes the casino. Go there on a run-of-the-mill weekday and see.

You get the point. I’m done. Who are the horses, you ask?

Collected—Second to Gun Runner in the BC Classic. Won four of six last year.

Giant Expectations—Recently beat Collected in the San Antonio. Won four of seven last year.

Gunnevera—Based at Gulfstream, was fifth in the BC Classic.

Gun Runner—Presumptive favorite and Horse of the Year, won the Classic.

Seeking The Soul—Giant step up in class but did win the Clark Handicap at Churchill.

Stellar Wind—Thought to be retired, brought back by new owners after disappointing BC Distaff.

Toast Of New York—Finished second in the BC Classic … in 2014. Also thought was retired but came back.

War Story—Fourth in the BC Classic and stabled at Gulfstream.

West Coast—Presumptive 3-year-old male Eclipse winner. Only going to get better as a 4 year old.

Three spots are left and those thinking about it (or trying to find someone to put up the million bucks entry fee for them) are: Fear The Cowboy, Game Over, Giuseppe The Great and Sharp Azteca.

Let no good deed …

In Sunday’s newsletter, I mentioned the first of the boutique races that Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo wanted written, for trainers with fewer than 20 horses. Overcomer, for trainer Charles Treece won and paid $28.80. Airfoil finished second. Well, and this coming from Jeremy Balan of Bloodhorse, Jason Jocher, the owner of Airfoil, registered a protest because he says Treece has more than 20 horses. The California Horse Racing Board confirmed they were looking into it. We trust the CHRB to find out about this. Should be solved by the next Santa Anita racing day. The clock is running.

Santa Anita review

Midnight Bisou laid claim to being a legitimate contender on the Kentucky Oaks trail by winning the Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes over 7 furlongs. The 3-year-old filly bid her time until the stretch and then under a patient ride from Mike Smith won by 4 ½ lengths.

Her talent was first evident when she lost by a nose in the Desi Arnaz at Del Mar late last year. This time she converted, looking effortless in the process. Steph Being Steph finished second and favorite Win The War was third.

Midnight Bisou paid $5.60, $3.60 and $2.60.

“[Trainer] Bill [Spawr] told me one simple thing,” Smith said. “He told me to not be surprised if she was a whole lot closer than I would have thought today. … I’m really glad he told me that because I was up there pretty close and thought I was too close. I still hit the front a little soon but she’s a really good filly and she wants every bit of seven-eighths of a mile.”

She should have a lot more distance in her to keep her on the hunt for the first Friday in May.

Big races review

A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday.

Santa Anita: Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes, 3 year olds, 7 furlongs. Winner: Midnight Bisou ($5.60 to win)

Final thought

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Now, here are the stars of the show, Sunday’s results.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, January 7.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 8th day of a 59-day meet. Cloudy & Firm

FIRST RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 21.32 43.86 1:06.96 1:12.94


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Colosi 122 6 9 5–½ 4–1½ 2–2 1–4¾ Talamo 11.50
5 Eskimo Roses 122 5 1 1–hd 1–1 1–hd 2–nk Franco 2.00
1 Jungle Warfare 122 1 4 8–1½ 8–½ 5–½ 3–¾ Smith 2.30
2 Pointed 122 2 7 6–hd 7–1 6–1 4–1¼ Mt Garcia 20.90
9 Impetu 122 9 2 2–2½ 2–2½ 3–2 5–ns Prat 8.70
3 Liberal Lunacy 122 3 3 4–1½ 5–1 4–1½ 6–2½ Conner 48.90
11 Scrambled 122 11 11 11 10–½ 10–4½ 7–½ Pereira 5.00
4 Ready Eddie 122 4 8 7–½ 6–½ 9–2 8–nk Gutierrez 41.30
8 Rockaway 122 8 10 10–1½ 9–2 8–½ 9–3 Frey 61.70
10 Real Quick 122 10 5 3–1 3–1 7–1½ 10–1 Desormeaux 26.50
7 Knight Disruptor 117 7 6 9–½ 11 11 11 Roman 14.30

6 COLOSI 25.00 8.80 4.80
5 ESKIMO ROSES 4.00 2.80
1 JUNGLE WARFARE 2.60
$1 EXACTA (6-5)  $49.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-5-1-2)  $771.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-5-1-2-9)  $1,680.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-1)  $78.15

Winner–Colosi B.g.3 by City Zip out of Accept, by Good Reward. Bred by Tracy Farmer (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Agnew, Dan J., Schneider, Gerry and Xitco, John V.. Mutuel Pool $276,812 Exacta Pool $175,384 Superfecta Pool $85,077 Super High Five Pool $2,201 Trifecta Pool $120,856. Scratched–none.

COLOSI a bit slow to begin, went between horses early then chased three deep, came four wide into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up, gained the lead past the eighth pole and won clear under left handed urging. ESKIMO ROSES had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away leaving the hill, came off the rail in the stretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong but held second. JUNGLE WARFARE settled and came off the rail chasing the pace, came out leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch and just missed the place. POINTED went between horses early then chased inside, came out in upper stretch, went around rivals late and was outkicked for a minor award. IMPETU had speed between foes then dueled outside the runner-up, stalked leaving the hill, angled in some in the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. LIBERAL LUNACY saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch, continued inside and lacked the needed late kick. SCRAMBLED broke slowly, settled outside then off the rail, angled in some on the hill and lacked a rally. READY EDDIE chased outside a rival, came out into the stretch and did not rally. ROCKAWAY (IRE) broke slowly, settled a bit off the rail then inside on the hill, came out into the stretch and could not summon the necessary response. REAL QUICK three deep early, stalked off the rail then a bit off the fence on the hill and into the stretch and weakened. KNIGHT DISRUPTOR three deep early, settled outside a rival then off the rail leaving the hill and was not a threat. Rail on hill at 7 feet.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.51 44.22 57.07 1:11.02


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Tony Blackjack 122 2 8 8 6–2½ 6–5 1–1¼ Talamo 3.50
7 Swiss Minister 122 7 3 3–hd 3–½ 2–1 2–½ Pena 2.40
3 Hardcore Troubador 122 3 5 1–3 1–4 1–3 3–1¾ Fuentes 4.90
1 Miracle March 122 1 2 5–1 5–3 4–1 4–1¼ Maragh 13.10
5 Executive Cat 115 5 7 2–hd 2–hd 3–hd 5–ns Roman 9.90
8 Bolster 120 8 1 4–1 4–hd 5–hd 6–1¼ Prat 3.50
4 Black Tie 'n Tails 120 4 4 6–hd 7–hd 7–2½ 7–5 Elliott 8.80
6 Amodei 120 6 6 7–2½ 8 8 8 Franco 51.50

2 TONY BLACKJACK 9.00 4.00 2.80
7 SWISS MINISTER 3.60 2.60
3 HARDCORE TROUBADOR 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-2)  $147.20
$1 EXACTA (2-7)  $15.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-7-3-1)  $714.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-7-3-1-5)  Carryover $1,549
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-3)  $51.40

Winner–Tony Blackjack Grr.g.4 by Grazen out of Showtime Apollo, by Decarchy. Bred by Philip D'Amato (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: D'Amato, Philip and Little Red Feather Racing. Mutuel Pool $240,037 Daily Double Pool $69,488 Exacta Pool $140,969 Superfecta Pool $62,906 Super High Five Pool $2,029 Trifecta Pool $105,497. Scratched–none.

TONY BLACKJACK hopped some in a slow start, settled off the rail, went up three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch, rallied under left handed urging to the front outside foes in deep stretch and proved best. SWISS MINISTER stalked between horses then three deep between foes on the turn and into the stretch, bid between rivals in deep stretch and edged the pacesetter for the place. HARDCORE TROUBADOR sped to a clear early lead, set the pace just off the inside, continued clear in midstretch, was overtaken in deep stretch but bested the others. MIRACLE MARCH saved ground stalking the pace throughout and lacked the needed late kick. EXECUTIVE CAT stalked off the rail on the backstretch and most of the turn, was between foes leaving the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. BOLSTER stalked outside on the backstretch and four wide on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a response in the drive. BLACK TIE 'N TAILS bobbled slightly at the break, chased just off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn and did not rally. AMODEI settled outside a rival then briefly between foes midway on the turn, continued alongside a foe leaving the turn and weakened.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000. Time 21.91 44.36 56.92 1:10.11


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Boy Howdy 121 7 3 1–hd 2–4 1–½ 1–3 Pedroza 2.40
1 Distinctive B 116 1 5 2–hd 1–hd 2–5 2–2½ Roman 1.30
2 Magic Taste 121 2 7 7 6–hd 3–hd 3–2 Pereira 19.10
3 Papa Turf 121 3 2 6–2 7 5–½ 4–½ Talamo 7.70
6 New Karma 121 6 4 5–1 4–hd 4–1½ 5–5 Conner 18.00
5 Tough But Nice 121 5 6 4–hd 5–1 6–1½ 6–16 Franco 7.10
4 Marriedtothemusic 121 4 1 3–1½ 3–1 7 7 Elliott 6.80

7 BOY HOWDY 6.80 3.20 2.60
1 DISTINCTIVE B 2.80 2.60
2 MAGIC TASTE 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-7)  $41.00
$1 EXACTA (7-1)  $10.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-1-2-3)  $210.30
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-1-2-3-6)  $967.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-2)  $30.40

Winner–Boy Howdy B.g.5 by Southern Image out of Sophisticated Sis, by Millennium Allstar. Bred by Liberty Road Stables (CA). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Acker, Tom, Allen Racing LLC and Beauchamp, Smith and Whitney LLC. Mutuel Pool $214,222 Daily Double Pool $25,518 Exacta Pool $115,379 Superfecta Pool $50,632 Super High Five Pool $6,841 Trifecta Pool $86,044. Claimed–Boy Howdy by Jacobson Thoroughbreds LLC. Trainer: David Jacobson. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (6-2-7) paid $369.00. Pick Three Pool $92,916.

BOY HOWDY dueled three deep then outside the runner-up leaving the turn, regained the advantage into the stretch, inched away under urging past midstretch and won clear. DISTINCTIVE B bobbled slightly at the start, went up inside to duel for the lead, put a head in front leaving the turn, fought back inside in the stretch, could not match the winner in the final sixteenth but was clearly second best. MAGIC TASTE settled off the rail, went outside a rival on the turn and three wide into the stretch and gained the show. PAPA TURF saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch, split foes in upper stretch and weakened. NEW KARMA stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. TOUGH BUT NICE bobbled some at the start, stalked just off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn and had little left for the stretch. MARRIEDTOTHEMUSIC had good early speed and dueled between horses, dropped back on the turn, was between foes in upper stretch, gave way and was eased late, then was unsaddled a pole from the wire and vanned off. HAND TIMED.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 22.85 46.63 1:10.44 1:22.34 1:34.39


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

10 Sweet Charity 122 10 10 10–2½ 10–2 9–hd 6–½ 1–½ Bejarano 5.90
4 Fizzy Friday 120 4 3 2–2 2–½ 2–hd 1–hd 2–½ Prat 4.00
2 Blame It On Alphie 122 2 1 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–½ 2–1½ 3–1 Smith 12.30
1 Beautiful Becca 120 1 5 4–1 5–1½ 5–1½ 4–hd 4–nk Gutierrez 20.60
7 Princess Princess 122 7 4 5–hd 4–hd 4–1 3–hd 5–1¼ Conner 11.60
8 Meadowsweet 120 8 7 7–2 7–1½ 8–1½ 9–2 6–½ Van Dyke 4.10
3 Moonless Sky 124 3 6 6–1½ 6–hd 6–hd 8–hd 7–½ Desormeaux 2.70
5 Arch of Troy 120 5 2 3–hd 3–1 3–hd 5–1½ 8–¾ Elliott 26.80
6 Starlite Style 124 6 9 9–½ 9–1½ 7–hd 7–hd 9–nk Franco 41.80
11 Domestic Vintage 122 11 8 8–1½ 8–hd 10–2 10–1½ 10–2¼ Frey 67.10
9 Cordiality 120 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 T Baze 8.40

10 SWEET CHARITY (FR) 13.80 5.80 4.60
4 FIZZY FRIDAY (GB) 5.60 3.80
2 BLAME IT ON ALPHIE 8.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-10)  $44.40
$1 EXACTA (10-4)  $48.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (10-4-2-1)  $4,741.20
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-4-2-1-7)  Carryover $2,280
50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-4-2)  $211.50

Winner–Sweet Charity (FR) Dbb.m.5 by Myboycharlie (IRE) out of Sapfo (FR), by Peintre Celebre. Bred by Hubert Honore (FR). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $401,756 Daily Double Pool $29,718 Exacta Pool $239,221 Superfecta Pool $95,523 Super High Five Pool $2,988 Trifecta Pool $146,682. Scratched–Betty Draper, Do the Dance.

$1 Pick Three (2-7-10) paid $203.50. Pick Three Pool $39,299.

SWEET CHARITY (FR) broke in and bumped a rival, angled in and settled outside a foe then three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch, rallied under left handed urging to get up outside a pair of rivals on the line. FIZZY FRIDAY (GB) angled in and stalked inside, bid between horses leaving the second turn, took a short lead outside a foe in upper stretch, battled outside that one through the final furlong and was edged between rivals on the wire. BLAME IT ON ALPHIE sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, fought back along the rail leaving the second turn and through the stretch and continued willingly to the end. BEAUTIFUL BECCA saved ground stalking the pace, came out for room in midstretch and also continued willingly but was outfinished. PRINCESS PRINCESS three deep early, stalked outside a rival then three wide into the second turn, bid four wide leaving that turn and into the stretch and also was outfinished in the final furlong. MEADOWSWEET chased outside a rival then three wide on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. MOONLESS SKY settled a bit off the rail chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and lacked the necessary rally. ARCH OF TROY close up stalking the pace outside a rival, bid three deep between foes leaving the second turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. STARLITE STYLE angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out some in the stretch and could not offer the needed response. DOMESTIC VINTAGE also was angled in and settled outside a rival to the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CORDIALITY broke a bit slowly, was bumped by the winner then stumbled badly a step out of the gate, angled in and saved ground to the stretch to no avail. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the start between the winner and CORDIALITY but made no change when they ruled both runners contributed to the contact between them.

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 23.83 48.33 1:12.86 1:38.95 1:45.96


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Orejas 117 4 2 1–1 1–1 1–2½ 1–4 1–2¾ Werner 6.60
9 Moonlight Blue 124 9 3 3–½ 2–hd 2–3 2–6 2–4¾ Desormeaux 3.50
7 Southern Thunder 124 7 4 7–hd 8–2½ 7–hd 5–hd 3–½ Frey 10.70
10 Roosevelt 124 10 7 5–hd 5–hd 5–2½ 6–2½ 4–¾ Pereira 7.50
5 Clickjab 124 5 8 6–1 6–2 3–hd 3–1 5–½ Conner 4.50
6 Run Like Rhett 124 6 10 10 9–hd 8–hd 4–½ 6–2¾ T Baze 2.30
1 Empire Ruler 119 1 6 8–2 7–½ 9–3½ 7–1 7–3¼ Roman 12.20
2 Lucky Patrick 124 2 5 2–hd 4–1 6–1 8–1½ 8–8½ Franco 23.30
3 Proud of Our Kids 124 3 1 4–1 3–½ 4–1½ 9–5 9–1½ Pedroza 34.20
8 Alpha Uno 124 8 9 9–½ 10 10 10 10 Arias 110.50

4 OREJAS 15.20 7.80 5.80
9 MOONLIGHT BLUE 6.40 4.60
7 SOUTHERN THUNDER 7.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-4)  $121.60
$1 EXACTA (4-9)  $41.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-9-7-10)  $2,707.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-9-7-10-5)  $2,579.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-9-7)  $250.80

Winner–Orejas B.g.4 by Tapizar out of Princess Turandot, by Gold Legend. Bred by Brian Russell Cleveland (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: DA Meah Racing, Cavalli, John, Marasa, William and Peal, Larry. Mutuel Pool $308,305 Daily Double Pool $37,591 Exacta Pool $188,900 Superfecta Pool $87,725 Super High Five Pool $7,150 Trifecta Pool $125,881. Claimed–Run Like Rhett by Lerner Racing and Schwartz, Jack. Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (7-10-4) paid $223.40. Pick Three Pool $69,077. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-7-10-4) 263 tickets with 4 correct paid $754.95. Pick Four Pool $260,037. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-2-7-10-4) 29 tickets with 5 correct paid $17,323.20. Pick Five Pool $583,661.

OREJAS sped between horses to the early lead, inched away and set the pace a bit off the rail then inside into and on the second turn, kicked clear under urging and held. MOONLIGHT BLUE four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep between foes then off the rail on the second turn and into the stretch and bested the rest. SOUTHERN THUNDER also went four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival, went three wide on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and edged a foe for third. ROOSEVELT five wide into the first turn, stalked four wide then three deep leaving the second turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show. CLICKJAB chased between horses then off the rail on the backstretch and second turn, angled in outside a rival into the stretch and lacked a really. RUN LIKE RHETT bobbled some at the start, angled in nearing the first turn and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside on the second turn and in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. EMPIRE RULER saved ground chasing the pace, came a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch, swung four wide into the stretch and did not rally. LUCKY PATRICK stalked the pace a bit off the rail then inside, dropped back just off the inside on the second turn and weakened. PROUD OF OUR KIDS rank and steadied early and again on the first turn, stalked between horses, dropped back leaving the second turn and gave way. ALPHA UNO settled outside a rival, dropped back and angled in on the second turn and had little left for the stretch.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000. Time 21.74 45.09 57.51 1:10.42


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

8 Overcomer 121 8 2 3–hd 3–hd 2–2½ 1–hd Pereira 13.40
10 Airfoil 121 9 9 4–3 4–2 1–hd 2–4 Jimenez 3.20
12 Indavidualist 121 10 1 5–½ 5–2 4–½ 3–hd Mt Garcia 8.80
2 Cherokee Dynasty 121 2 8 6–1½ 6–2 6–1½ 4–¾ Solis 14.80
1 Private Prospect 121 1 4 10 9–6 7–1½ 5–1¾ Maragh 34.40
7 Old Man Lake 121 7 5 8–1½ 8–½ 8–hd 6–ns Pena 12.60
6 Winning Causeway 116 6 7 7–½ 7–hd 9–12 7–4 Roman 6.00
4 Rim Ditch 121 4 3 1–½ 1–½ 3–2 8–1¼ Elliott 31.80
5 Lewys Vaporizer 121 5 6 2–½ 2–hd 5–hd 9–15 Desormeaux 1.30
3 Dutt Bart 121 3 10 9–½ 10 10 10 Orozco 101.40

8 OVERCOMER 28.80 10.60 6.20
10 AIRFOIL 4.00 3.20
12 INDAVIDUALIST 5.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-8)  $267.80
$1 EXACTA (8-10)  $51.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-10-12-2)  $2,289.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-10-12-2-1)  Carryover $2,423
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-10-12)  $127.10

Winner–Overcomer Ch.g.6 by Old Topper out of Fasahah, by Unbridled. Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA). Trainer: Charles S. Treece. Owner: Fosselman, Chris and Treece, Charles S.. Mutuel Pool $293,492 Daily Double Pool $29,842 Exacta Pool $202,984 Superfecta Pool $94,037 Super High Five Pool $3,175 Trifecta Pool $125,085. Claimed–Overcomer by Saratoga West. Trainer: Jeffrey Metz. Claimed–Airfoil by Zolotas, Steven and Sabina Romo and Knapp, Steve R. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Claimed–Lewys Vaporizer by Blake Heap. Trainer: Blake Heap. Scratched–Chin Tu, Proud Zoning.

$1 Pick Three (10-4-8) paid $967.70. Pick Three Pool $87,710.

OVERCOMER prompted the pace three deep between foes to the stretch, battled off the rail under left handed urging in midstretch, drifted in through the final furlong, gained the lead in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. AIRFOIL pressed the pace four wide to the stretch, took a short lead in upper stretch, fought back while drifting in through the final furlong and continued willingly to the wire. INDAVIDUALIST settled off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn, came out into the stretch, continued off the rail and edged a rival for the show. CHEROKEE DYNASTY stalked inside then a bit off the rail, swung out into the stretch, responded to urging through the drive then had the rider lose the whip nearing the line and was edged for third. PRIVATE PROSPECT saved ground chasing the pace throughout and was outkicked for a minor award. OLD MAN LAKE chased outside, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. WINNING CAUSEWAY settled between horses then chased off the rail, came three deep into the stretch and did not rally. RIM DITCH had good early speed and set a pressured pace inside but weakened in the drive. LEWYS VAPORIZER prompted the pace between horses on the backstretch and turn and also weakened in the stretch. DUTT BART bobbled then steadied at the start, settled between horses, dropped back off the rail on the turn and gave way.

SEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.27 44.90 1:07.23 1:13.35


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Mongolian Shopper 121 2 1 1–1 1–1 1–2½ 1–2¼ Prat 9.50
11 Del Mar Ann 121 11 4 4–1 3–1½ 3–1½ 2–nk Quinonez 3.30
3 Saida 121 3 2 2–1½ 2–1 2–hd 3–½ Pedroza 15.90
1 Girl Downstairs 121 1 10 3–½ 4–1 4–½ 4–¾ Talamo 4.50
5 Snow Cloud 121 5 3 6–hd 6–hd 5–2 5–2¼ Van Dyke 6.60
10 Demigoddess 121 10 5 5–1 5–½ 6–½ 6–ns Linares 115.30
7 Peach Cove 114 7 9 11 10–1 10–2 7–hd Roman 4.50
9 An Unusual Group 121 9 8 8–hd 7–1½ 7–2 8–1¼ Bejarano 7.10
6 Allsquare 119 6 6 9–2 9–1½ 9–1 9–½ Pereira 11.30
8 Scattagirl 120 8 7 7–hd 8–hd 8–hd 10–2¼ Desormeaux 10.40
4 Carrie 119 4 11 10–½ 11 11 11 Mt Garcia 103.60

2 MONGOLIAN SHOPPER 21.00 10.60 7.40
11 DEL MAR ANN 4.80 4.00
3 SAIDA 9.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-2)  $307.40
$1 EXACTA (2-11)  $58.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-11-3-1)  $3,454.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-11-3-1-5)  Carryover $6,332
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-11-3)  $370.00

Winner–Mongolian Shopper Dbb.m.5 by Any Given Saturday out of Window Shopper, by Dynaformer. Bred by Dagvadorj Ganbaatar (KY). Trainer: Enebish Ganbat. Owner: Mongolian Stable. Mutuel Pool $376,640 Daily Double Pool $29,725 Exacta Pool $230,284 Superfecta Pool $117,687 Super High Five Pool $5,122 Trifecta Pool $159,230. Claimed–Girl Downstairs by Slugo Racing. Trainer: Mike Puype. Claimed–Peach Cove (NZ) by David Jacobson. Trainer: David Jacobson. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-8-2) paid $1,017.60. Pick Three Pool $55,534.

MONGOLIAN SHOPPER sped to the early lead, set the pace along the inside, kicked clear under urging in the stretch and proved best. DEL MAR ANN stalked outside then off the rail, came three deep into the stretch and edged a rival for the place. SAIDA close up stalking the winner a bit off the rail to the stretch, was edged late for second. GIRL DOWNSTAIRS a bit slow into stride, chased inside, came out some into the stretch and went between foes late. SNOW CLOUD (IRE) angled in and chased inside, continued along the rail in the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. DEMIGODDESS chased between horses then a bit off the rail, continued between foes leaving the hill and outside a rival into the stretch and did not rally. PEACH COVE (NZ) settled outside then alongside a rival, swung four wide into the stretch and did not rally. AN UNUSUAL GROUP stalked four wide then three deep leaving the hill and into the stretch and could not offer the needed response. ALLSQUARE chased between rivals then a b it of the rail to the stretch and also lacked a rally. SCATTAGIRL was in a good position chasing the pace between horses then outside leaving the hill, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. CARRIE broke a bit slowly, settled just off the rail then angled to the inside on the hill and was not a threat. Rail on hill at 7 feet.

EIGHTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Santa Ynez Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 22.38 45.26 1:10.52 1:23.40


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

8 Midnight Bisou 120 7 2 2–hd 5–1 2–1 1–4½ Smith 1.80
2 Steph Being Steph 120 1 3 5–½ 2–hd 1–hd 2–ns Elliott 25.00
7 Win the War 120 6 6 4–½ 3–½ 3–½ 3–3¼ Gaffalione 1.60
6 Yesterday's News 120 5 5 6–2 4–hd 5–2 4–1¾ Gutierrez 15.60
4 Allianna 120 3 7 7–8 7–5 6–1½ 5–1¼ Desormeaux 16.50
5 War Heroine 120 4 4 1–1 1–1 4–2 6–3¼ Prat 4.10
9 Just a Smidge 120 8 1 3–½ 6–1 8 7–¾ Van Dyke 10.20
3 Streetwithnoname 120 2 8 8 8 7–2½ 8 Talamo 64.00

8 MIDNIGHT BISOU 5.60 3.60 2.60
2 STEPH BEING STEPH 14.60 5.00
7 WIN THE WAR 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-8)  $98.00
$1 EXACTA (8-2)  $37.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-2-7-6)  $554.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-2-7-6-4)  $2,426.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-7)  $60.65

Winner–Midnight Bisou Dbb.f.3 by Midnight Lute out of Diva Delite, by Repent. Bred by Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom). Mutuel Pool $452,472 Daily Double Pool $64,909 Exacta Pool $243,149 Superfecta Pool $125,806 Super High Five Pool $36,374 Trifecta Pool $171,453. Scratched–Artistic Diva.

$1 Pick Three (8-2-8) paid $539.70. Pick Three Pool $50,098.

MIDNIGHT BISOU pressed then stalked the pace four wide to the stretch, bid four wide in upper stretch then outside the runner-up, took the lead past the eighth pole and won clear under left handed urging. STEPH BEING STEPH stalked inside then bid along the rail a half mile out, tracked the leader into the turn, bid again from the fence on the turn and into the stretch, bumped with the pacesetter in upper stretch, took a short lead nearing midstretch, fought back inside the winner in midstretch and just held second. WIN THE WAR stalked three deep between foes, continued outside on the turn and three wide into the stretch, bid between horses in upper stretch and was edged for the place. YESTERDAY'S NEWS chased between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch and on the turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ALLIANNA settled just off the inside, came out leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. WAR HEROINE sped between foes to the early lead, inched away and set the pace a bit off the rail, edged away from the runner-up into the turn, dueled outside that one on the turn and into the stretch, bumped with that one in upper stretch and weakened in the final furlong. JUST A SMIDGE pressed then stalked the pace five wide on the backstretch, continued outside a rival on the turn and four wide into the stretch and also weakened. STREETWITHNONAME bobbled at the start, dropped back inside, saved ground to the stretch and did not rally.

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 22.13 44.18 1:06.77 1:12.98


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

10 Red Livy 121 9 1 1–hd 1–hd 1–2½ 1–4¼ T Baze 1.30
4 Joyable 121 3 9 7–hd 4–1½ 4–3 2–1¼ Elliott 27.00
1 Lookinforadanger 121 1 2 2–1 2–1½ 2–2 3–½ Conner 18.30
6 Not too Shiny 121 5 4 3–2 3–2 3–hd 4–ns Maragh 13.80
5 Summertimemischief 121 4 3 8–½ 7–1 5–2½ 5–1½ Pena 50.90
2 Rosie My Rosie 121 2 10 11 10–1½ 8–hd 6–1¼ Pereira 10.70
12 Gemini Journey 121 11 7 5–hd 6–1½ 6–1 7–¾ Gonzalez 24.80
8 Dissension 121 7 11 10–1½ 8–hd 7–½ 8–1¾ Desormeaux 3.90
11 Fruity 116 10 8 9–1 11 11 9–2 Roman 17.00
7 Comealongwithme 121 6 6 6–1 5–½ 9–2½ 10–2½ Van Dyke 25.20
9 Liar's Smoker 121 8 5 4–hd 9–2½ 10–2 11 Bejarano 5.20

10 RED LIVY (IRE) 4.60 3.80 3.20
4 JOYABLE 19.00 10.20
1 LOOKINFORADANGER 8.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-10)  $16.60
$1 EXACTA (10-4)  $40.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (10-4-1-6)  $3,395.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-4-1-6-5)  Carryover $13,886
50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-4-1)  $179.15

Winner–Red Livy (IRE) Ch.f.4 by Dandy Man (IRE) out of Titus Wonder (IRE), by Titus Livius (FR). Bred by Kilnamoragh Stud (IRE). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Britt, Sam and House, Michael. Mutuel Pool $347,289 Daily Double Pool $156,048 Exacta Pool $238,323 Superfecta Pool $139,146 Super High Five Pool $18,195 Trifecta Pool $171,869. Claimed–Rosie My Rosie by David Jacobson. Trainer: David Jacobson. Scratched–Kennedie Sky, Miss Boom Boom, Sturdy One.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (10-4-8-2-8-3/10/13/14) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $213,717. $1 Pick Three (2-8-10) paid $88.70. Pick Three Pool $292,634. 50-Cent Pick Four (8-2-8-3/10/13/14) 1059 tickets with 4 correct paid $650.95. Pick Four Pool $903,278. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-8-2-8-3/10/13/14) 60 tickets with 5 correct paid $4,241.80. Pick Five Pool $333,477. $2 Pick Six (10-4-8-2-8-3/10/13/14) 8 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $2,470.00. Pick Six Pool $172,616. Pick Six Carryover $92,218.

RED LIVY (IRE) had speed off the rail then dueled outside a rival, inched away in the stretch and drew clear under some urging. JOYABLE went up inside to stalk the pace to the stretch, came out in the drive and went around a rival late for the place. LOOKINFORADANGER had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back on the hill, could not match the winner in the stretch and just lost second. NOT TOO SHINY had speed between foes then stalked the pace just off the rail to the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. SUMMERTIMEMISCHIEF chased a bit off the rail then inside down the hill, came out past midstretch and split horses late. ROSIE MY ROSIE settled off the pace inside, saved ground to the stretch and improved position. GEMINI JOURNEY cut the corner at the right hand curve then chased four wide to the stretch and did not rally. DISSENSION broke a bit slowly, was in tight off heels at the right hand curve, chased just off the rail, came out into the stretch and lacked the necessary response. FRUITY (IRE) chased between horses then clipped heels when in tight at the right hand curve, dropped back off the rail, came out into the stretch and did not rally. COMEALONGWITHME chased between horses then a bit off the rail, came out leaving the hill and into the stretch and lacked the needed response. LIAR'S SMOKER was in tight between foes at the right hand curve, stalked between foes, angled in outside a rival into the stretch and weakened. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the run past the right hand curve but made no change when they ruled the videotape was inconclusive. Rail on hill at 7 feet.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track7,778$1,392,872
Inter-TrackN/A$2,138,252
Out of StateN/A$8,013,214
TOTAL7,778 $11,544,338

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