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Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we take a look inside the auction house.

The answer man is back and ready to handle some of your questions.

Sandy Wyper asked: How does it work when someone puts a “reserve” on a horse in a sale? They keep talking about the “buyback rate” but what does that really mean? Does the owner actually have to pay to take their own horse back home? Did someone give them the reserve price up front so it’s just a matter of giving the money back or something else?

For an answer we went to Terence Collier, the director of marketing and senior sales announcer, at Fasig-Tipton, a thoroughbred auction house that was formed in 1898.

“In most of the locations where any auction is conducted, for anything from antiques to exotic cars to thoroughbreds, the appropriate legal code provides the right for a seller to place a ‘reserve bid’ on his or her property, below which they are not willing to sell. The only exception is in auctions described in the catalog as ‘without reserve’ or offered at ‘absolute auction,’ another term for ‘no reserve.’

“When the buy-back rate is discussed, this is the number or percentage of items which do not get bids higher than their reserve bid and are thus ‘bought back’ by their owner.

“Sometimes these are described as RNA’s (reserve bid not attained) or ‘bought in.’ These all have the same meaning — a sale transaction has not taken place.

“The seller decides the amount of the reserve bid, but often consults with a knowledgeable representative of the auction company or a professional sales agent. If the seller’s circumstances make this sale necessary, the reserve tends to be conservative. Conversely, if the seller is not motivated, the reserve is often aggressive, and in these cases, many such offerings are bought back.

“There is a distinct but variable financial consequence for a seller ‘buying back’ his or her property. Fasig-Tipton, for example, has the contractual position with its sellers to charge the seller a 5% commission for every transaction — be it a real sale to another party or a ‘buy back.’

“As competition among all auction houses has become more aggressive, sellers are sometimes offered deals on commissions. This is particularly true in fine art, jewelry or antiques. However, if there is no commission charged on buy-backs, sellers are likely to set unrealistic reserves, the ‘buy-back’ rate or percentage becomes very high and that auction venue loses buyers, legitimacy and credibility, leading to its decline.”

Terence, thanks as always, only thing that would make it better is to have you deliver in your auctioneer’s voice.

Henry Fowzer asks: What is the significance of the #8 that some horses wear during their workouts? Does it have anything to do with horses that are on the vet’s list?

For an answer, and in this case research, we turn to Russell Hudak, who is the morning-line maker, and clocker and timer at Del Mar and Los Alamitos. He served in a similar capacity for decades at Hollywood Park.

“There is no official or otherwise required reason for horses to display the number 8 during workouts in the morning. I floated this question to other clockers currently working in Southern California (SA & Dmr) and neither reported any common sighting of the number on display.

“However, some trainers have race-day saddle clothes (both stakes and other) which are used when a horse is sent out to the track. The number 8 could be on some of those towels. Otherwise, I can only venture to say that perhaps there is a symbol resembling an 8 that is noticeable on some saddle towels.”

As always, thank you Russ for your wisdom.

Can’t beat the price

Rob Henie, the brains behind our weekly handicapping lesson, has extended this offer for subscribers of this newsletter. Go to either of his websites — eastcoasthorseracing.com or westcoasthorseracing.com — go to “contact us” tab and it sends you to an email you can send to Henie and his staff. Tell them you are a subscriber to this newsletter and they will send you a free copy of that day’s report.

The ECHR is for Gulfstream and the WCHR is for Santa Anita. This is a limited offer, only a couple of days. And limit one to a customer. It’s a $19 savings. Rob says he got quite a few responses when he offered this on Thursday and he delivered with four winners and a cold exacta box in the last race. So, seems like a no brainier to me to try it out. No strings.

Santa Anita review

Nothing to see here, move along. Santa Anita did announce that its single-ticket pick six jackpot is up to $275,490. Did it ever occur to you that anyone who has the only pick six winning ticket probably doesn’t really need any more money? Just sayin’.

Santa Anita preview

A pretty good nine-race card with four turf races and a good, competitive Grade 2 stakes. Five of the races are claimers, with an additional allowance optional claimer. Field sizes are good except for the second, a maiden claimer for fillies and mares 4 and up, with only six horses.

The centerpiece to the day is the eighth race, the Grade 2 $200,000 La Canada Stakes at its new distance of a mile. The race for fillies and mares used to be run at 1 1/16 miles.

The favorite, at 9-5, is Majestic Heat, a converted turf runner who has found great success on the dirt. She is two-for-two on the dirt, winning both stakes easily. And she gets Mike Smith in the saddle.

“She seems to enjoy it,” trainer Richard Mandella told Ed Golden of Santa Anita. “She always showed me that she would like the dirt, so we took a shot and it worked. We took another shot and it worked again.”

Mopotism, for Doug O’Neill, is the second favorite at 7-2. In her last race, the La Brea, she finished third behind Eclipse-nominee Unqiue Bella and two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods.

Union Strike, for trainer Mick Ruis, is entered but may instead run in Monday’s Megahertz Stakes on the turf.

Big races preview

A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday. All times PST.

11:20 Aqueduct: $100,000 Say Florida Sandy Stakes, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: My Boy Tate (5-2)

12:50 Aqueduct: $150,000 Jerome Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Firenze Fire (3-5)

1:00 Gulfstream: Grade 3 $150,000 Marshua’s River Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Dream Dancing (8-5)

2:00 Gulfstream: Grade 2 $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Heart To Heart (1-1)

2:05 Fair Grounds: $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 mile and 70 yards. Favorite: Wonder Gadot (2-1)

2:35 Fair Grounds: Grade 3 $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Tower Of Texas (7-2)

2:38 Oaklawn: $125,000 Pippin Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Terra Promessa (8-5)

3:03 Fair Grounds: Grade 3 $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, 3 years old, 1 mile and 70 yards. Favorite: Principe Guilherme (5-2)

4:00 Santa Anita: Grade 2 $200,000 La Canada Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile. Favorite: Majestic Heat (9-5)

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

FOURTH RACE No. 7 Unapologetic (4-1)

Freshened for three months but working every seven days for sharp trainer Bill Spawr (see result below), this 5-year-old gelding reunites with Mike Smith and figures to get a great trip in this 9-furlong turf event. The pace should be very comfortable with Unapologetic in a good stalking position turning for home.

Friday Result: Candy Swirls (trainer Bill Spawr) wired the field in the first race, paying $12.00.

Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).

Ed Burgart’s L.A. pick of the day

FIFTH RACE: No. 7 Allan’s Baby (5-2)

She was much improved for new trainer Tirso Limon in last neck loss when outrunning her 21-1 odds while trying hard vs. prior $2,500 second-place finisher Ronnie’s Girl. She since worked a quick 34 3/5 for 3 furlongs and gets a nice seven-pound weight break under promising apprentice Edgar Payeras. Her main rivals, Lady Of Fire and Berezina, don’t handle pace pressure well.

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And now the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, January 12.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 10th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Good

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $40,000. Claiming. Fillies. 4 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 24.41 48.62 1:12.66 1:24.55 1:36.44


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

7Candy Swirls121731–11–11–11–1½1–1Van Dyke5.00
4War Moccasin121467–27–27–2½6–½2–nkBejarano2.20
1Aura Rose121123–14–14–½2–hd3–¾T Baze5.00
6Looking At Thelake121612–½3–½2–hd3–1½4–1¼Prat3.30
5Twirling Apples121555–1½5–½5–1½5–hd5–1¼Gutierrez12.50
2November Tale 121276–26–1½6–hd7–2½6–1½Blanc10.70
8Goseecal116844–hd2–hd3–14–½7–hdRoman7.30
3Midnight Lilly1213888888Elliott28.40

7CANDY SWIRLS12.006.204.00
4WAR MOCCASIN 4.603.00
1AURA ROSE 3.20
$1 EXACTA (7-4)  $21.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-4-1-6)  $259.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-4-1-6-5)  $2,008.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-1)  $59.85

Winner–Candy Swirls B.f.4 by Twirling Candy out of Duchess Zea, by Ascot Knight. Bred by Barry Becker & Judith Becker (KY). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Becker, Barry and Judith. Mutuel Pool $180,484 Exacta Pool $103,230 Superfecta Pool $36,636 Super High Five Pool $34,613 Trifecta Pool $64,358. Scratched–Cynthiana, Vasilika, Zuzanna.

CANDY SWIRLS sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, responded when rivals loomed on the second turn, inched away again leaving that turn, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and held on gamely under urging. WAR MOCCASIN chased inside then a bit off the rail, swung out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and closed willingly to get up outside foes late for the place. AURA ROSE saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the fence in deep stretch and held third. LOOKING AT THELAKE pulled her way between horses then stalked between foes, split rivals with a bid on the second turn, continued between horses in the stretch and was edged for the show. TWIRLING APPLES chased just off the rail then outside a rival leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, swung four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. NOVEMBER TALE (IRE) saved ground chasing the winner throughout and did not rally. GOSEECAL close up stalking the pace three deep, bid three wide on the second turn then tracked again leaving that turn and into the stretch and weakened. MIDNIGHT LILLY broke slowly, settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch then angled back in and lacked the needed response in the drive.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.00 45.52 58.52 1:12.37


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

2Dangerously Close117212–1½2–1½1–21–2¼Roman0.80
1Batiquitos122163–1½3–2½2–1½2–nkPedroza1.90
6Red Stich120634–14–2½4–43–9Maragh8.40
3Briartic Gal122355–hd5–35–44–¾Nakatani15.20
5Jill Madden120546665–½Elliott45.30
4Betdesilvergold120421–1½1–½3–½6Talamo8.20

2DANGEROUSLY CLOSE3.602.402.10
1BATIQUITOS 2.602.10
6RED STICH 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)  $32.20
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $4.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-1-6-3)  $34.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-6)  $6.40

Winner–Dangerously Close B.f.4 by Ministers Wild Cat out of Keep Active, by Cee's Tizzy. Bred by Harris Farms (CA). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Battle Born Racing Stable, Pristinus Stables, Three Sixty Racing Stable et al.. Mutuel Pool $190,541 Daily Double Pool $49,484 Exacta Pool $99,890 Superfecta Pool $43,341 Trifecta Pool $65,032. Scratched–none.

DANGEROUSLY CLOSE had speed inside then stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter leaving the turn, took the lead into the stretch and won clear under urging. BATIQUITOS a bit slow to begin, came out some and stalked just off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and held second. RED STICH three deep early, chased off the rail then a bit off the fence on the turn, came out in the stretch and was edged for the place. BRIARTIC GAL broke a bit slowly, angled in and settled inside, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and lacked a rally. JILL MADDEN between horses early, chased outside a rival, dropped back just off the inside on the turn and weakened. BETDESILVERGOLD had speed outside the winner then inched away and angled in, set the pace inside, dueled leaving the turn and weakened in the drive.

THIRD RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 23.73 47.43 1:12.59 1:38.91 1:46.04


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

2Out of Patience121221–hd1–hd1–11–2½1–1Talamo1.50
7Howdy11663664–hd2–½2–2½Roman4.20
1Saint Dermot121153–1½3–1½2–13–1½3–2¾Conner3.80
5Gonna Fly Now121514–½5–hd3–½4–14–½Gonzalez7.30
3Awe121365–hd4–½5–hd5–75–15Bejarano3.60
4Storm Comin Thru121442–22–1½666Pereira14.60

2OUT OF PATIENCE5.003.002.20
7HOWDY 4.602.60
1SAINT DERMOT 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $11.20
$1 EXACTA (2-7)  $11.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-7-1-5)  $88.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-1)  $15.85

Winner–Out of Patience Grr.g.7 by Heart of the Storm out of With a Passion, by Honour and Glory. Bred by B.A. Man, Inc. & Richard Maynard (KY). Trainer: Kristin Mulhall. Owner: Holden, Mark and Barnes, Michelle. Mutuel Pool $213,394 Daily Double Pool $19,451 Exacta Pool $122,548 Superfecta Pool $59,539 Trifecta Pool $88,975. Claimed–Awe by Kelly, Glyn C. and MacLennan, Anne. Trainer: Sean McCarthy. Scratched–Raagheb.

$1 Pick Three (7-2-2) paid $34.40. Pick Three Pool $56,118.

OUT OF PATIENCE had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the second turn, kicked clear in the stretch and held under left handed urging. HOWDY stalked the pace three deep, went up four wide on the second turn and three wide into the stretch, drifted in some and finished willingly. SAINT DERMOT came out into the backstretch and stalked a bit off the rail, went up three deep into and on the second turn, angled in some into the stretch, drifted inward in the final furlong and bested the others. GONNA FLY NOW chased between horses, split rivals three deep on the second turn, angled in between foes into the stretch and lacked a rally. AWE angled in on the first turn and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside on the second turn and into the stretch and could not summon the necessary response. STORM COMIN THRU dueled outside the winner, dropped back between horses on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.

FOURTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.99 45.62 58.64 1:04.90


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼3/8StrFinJockey$1

11Liberty Jack1181024–1½4–13–11–4½Roman6.30
4Thankful Every Day123311–½1–11–12–1½Elliott6.30
10Milhaud123953–33–3½4–1½3–1Prat1.40
5Pure Pursuit123482–1½2–22–2½4–2½Pereira2.10
9Gio's Gold123896–1½5–½5–25–1¼Quinonez12.30
7Mintenized123665–hd6–36–36–½Pena78.10
6Soft Trip123547–17–37–27–1½Linares93.20
1Contento123111119–hd8–hd8–½Arias61.70
12Magical More12311310–3119–59–7Pedroza19.30
3June and Johnny1232109–1½10–hd1110–¾Mt Garcia71.10
8Impeachment Ace123778–½8–hd10–½11Allen128.70

11LIBERTY JACK14.607.203.60
4THANKFUL EVERY DAY 6.603.80
10MILHAUD 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-11)  $40.60
$1 EXACTA (11-4)  $44.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (11-4-10-5)  $297.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (11-4-10-5-9)  $1,371.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-4-10)  $76.30

Winner–Liberty Jack Dbb.g.4 by Munnings out of Whatabull, by Holy Bull. Bred by Mary Jo Kuehn & John Bell IV (KY). Trainer: William E. Morey. Owner: Nentwig, Michael, Newman, Roger and Pagano, Ray. Mutuel Pool $243,798 Daily Double Pool $26,903 Exacta Pool $184,284 Superfecta Pool $113,079 Super High Five Pool $3,234 Trifecta Pool $132,837. Scratched–Dude's Dude, Kaboom.

$1 Pick Three (2-2-11) paid $43.40. Pick Three Pool $27,032.

LIBERTY JACK stalked off the rail on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch, rallied under urging to the front in deep stretch and won clear. THANKFUL EVERY DAY had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the turn, edged away from a rival again in midstretch, could not match the winner in the final sixteenth but held second. MILHAUD close up stalking the pace off the rail, came three deep into the stretch and bested the others. PURE PURSUIT dueled outside the runner-up then stalked on the turn, bid again outside that one into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. GIO'S GOLD steadied when bumped between foes at the break, chased outside a rival then a bit off the rail into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MINTENIZED chased off the inside, angled to the rail on the turn and could not offer the necessary response. SOFT TRIP chased the pace a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out in upper stretch and did not rally. CONTENTO broke a bit slowly then was bumped and forced inward to fall back, saved ground off the pace, continued inside in the stretch and was not a threat. MAGICAL MORE settled off the rail, went four wide on the turn and three deep into the stretch and was not a factor. JUNE AND JOHNNY stumbled and bumped a rival at the start, settled inside, went between foes midway on the turn and failed to menace. IMPEACHMENT ACE chased outside a rival, was between horses midway on the turn, angled in alongside a foe into the stretch and weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.71 44.71 1:08.57 1:14.83


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

5My Aunt Tillie122547–hd5–1½2–11–½Van Dyke7.00
7Bella Sierra122661–hd1–½1–hd2–1½Arias109.50
3Warm It Up122322–hd3–hd3–23–½Linares47.10
2Zillinda122214–hd6–14–14–1¼Blanc6.60
1Wendy's Back122110107–1½6–1½5–1½Nakatani3.90
4Biscotti Gal122479–1½996–nsT Baze45.90
9Get Yourself Home122896–hd8–18–hd7–4¼Bejarano2.20
10Roseannadana123953–12–15–hd8–2¾Iniguez77.90
11Radish1221035–½4–hd7–½9Gutierrez3.40
8Arunachala122788–1dnfPrat6.60

5MY AUNT TILLIE16.008.805.20
7BELLA SIERRA 70.6028.80
3WARM IT UP 14.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (11-5)  $114.80
$1 EXACTA (5-7)  $353.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-7-3-2)  $18,941.50
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-7-3-2-1)  Carryover $2,930
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-7-3)  $1,849.25

Winner–My Aunt Tillie Ch.m.5 by Good Journey out of Bella Castagna, by Decarchy. Bred by Tony Narducci & Suzy Narducci (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Narducci, Anthony and Suzy. Mutuel Pool $311,600 Daily Double Pool $34,747 Exacta Pool $170,153 Superfecta Pool $82,072 Super High Five Pool $3,839 Trifecta Pool $118,945. Scratched–Bissou Bissou, Lil Bit Dangerous.

$1 Pick Three (2-11-5) paid $196.90. Pick Three Pool $60,817. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-2/6-11-5) 611 tickets with 4 correct paid $200.90. Pick Four Pool $160,834. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-2-2/6-11-5) 280 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,381.40. Pick Five Pool $449,437.

MY AUNT TILLIE stalked the pace between horses, came out into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up in the drive and wore down that rival late under urging. BELLA SIERRA dueled between horses then inside leaving the hill, came off the rail in the stretch and fought back gamely to the wire. WARM IT UP had speed inside to duel for command then stalked along the rail, was in tight off heels nearing the dirt crossing and again into the stretch, found room inside in the final furlong and continued willingly. ZILLINDA pressed then stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch and was edged for third. WENDY'S BACK dropped back inside then went between horses on the hill, steadied behind the pulled up runner leaving the hill, angled out six wide into the stretch, came in and brushed a rival in upper stretch and lacked the needed rally. BISCOTTI GAL angled in and saved ground off the pace, continued inside into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. GET YOURSELF HOME chased between foes then three deep, was forced out some leaving the hill, angled in outside a rival into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. ROSEANNADANA dueled three deep then outside the runner-up, drifted four wide into the stretch and weakened. RADISH stalked four wide then three deep, drifted six wide into the stretch, came in a bit when brushed in upper stretch and also weakened. ARUNACHALA stalked between horses then outside a rival, took a bad step leaving the hill and was pulled up and vanned off. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 23.87 47.47 1:12.52 1:25.70 1:39.38


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

5Forbidden Command121512–1½2–32–21–hd1–5½T Baze2.00
4Swiss Skimmer121453–1½3–1½4–½4–hd2–¾Pena16.80
3Yes Mongolia114324–hd7–66–1½5–hd3–nkFranco13.00
8Honor Maker121831–1½1–1½1–1½2–44–nkVan Dyke4.20
1Backintheacademy121187–55–hd3–2½3–15–1½Arias1.70
2Veronica Bay121266–½6–15–hd6–2½6–½Pereira31.40
6Sheswildnfree123678887–½7–1¾Fuentes25.90
7Optimistic Outcome116745–14–hd7–1½88Roman8.80

5FORBIDDEN COMMAND6.004.003.60
4SWISS SKIMMER 15.0010.00
3YES MONGOLIA 7.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-5)  $58.80
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $44.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-4-3-8)  $1,401.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-4-3-8-1)  $7,775.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-3)  $142.15

Winner–Forbidden Command B.m.6 by Forest Command out of Forbidden Sea, by Spectacular Bid. Bred by Four Quarters Corp. (CA). Trainer: Kristin Mulhall. Owner: Wynn Vegas Enterprises, LLC. Mutuel Pool $230,836 Daily Double Pool $26,363 Exacta Pool $129,440 Superfecta Pool $72,998 Super High Five Pool $16,538 Trifecta Pool $94,751. Claimed–Forbidden Command by Battle Born Racing Stable, Ferrara, Nick and Marchese, Joseph. Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Claimed–Honor Maker by Darwin Balthazar. Trainer: Kelly Castaneda. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (11-5-5) paid $180.10. Pick Three Pool $49,192.

FORBIDDEN COMMAND angled in and stalked inside then a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch, took the lead outside the pacesetter in midstretch and won clear under urging. SWISS SKIMMER chased outside a rival or just off the rail, came out in the stretch and gained the place late. YES MONGOLIA saved ground chasing the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and split foes late for third. HONOR MAKER had speed outside foes then inched away, set the pace a bit off the rail then inside, came just off the fence again into the stretch, battled inside the winner in midstretch, drifted back in and was edged for the show. BACKINTHEACADEMY saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and was edged for a minor award three deep on the line. VERONICA BAY chased outside a rival then between foes leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SHESWILDNFREE three deep into the first turn, dropped back and angled in, settled inside, came out a bit into the stretch and also could not offer the necessary response. OPTIMISTIC OUTCOME stalked three deep, continued outside on the backstretch and second turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.30 46.11 1:10.15 1:35.63 1:48.28


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

3The Big Train122377–17–37–44–hd1–¾Nakatani3.20
5Six Point Rack121555–25–15–½2–1½2–2¼Prat5.50
8Plain Wrap121863–13–hd3–15–1½3–1½Arias79.40
4Hot Perfection121448887–½4–½T Baze38.70
6Lord Admiral121611–1½1–2½1–11–hd5–½Blanc18.50
2Dr. Troutman121286–36–2½6–1½6–2½6–1¼Smith2.80
7Full Access121722–½2–½2–½3–hd7–13Desormeaux1.50
1Nap Lajoie121134–2½4–½4–hd88Maragh16.00

3THE BIG TRAIN8.403.402.80
5SIX POINT RACK 5.003.40
8PLAIN WRAP 11.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)  $34.40
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $13.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-5-8-4)  $2,359.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-5-8-4-6)  Carryover $4,995
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-8)  $168.10

Winner–The Big Train B.g.5 by Peppered Cat out of Recklesswarrant, by Candi's Gold. Bred by Andy Mathis (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Wachtel Stable and Barber, Gary. Mutuel Pool $283,892 Daily Double Pool $33,963 Exacta Pool $148,578 Superfecta Pool $73,100 Super High Five Pool $6,545 Trifecta Pool $102,291. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-5-3) paid $112.70. Pick Three Pool $38,642.

THE BIG TRAIN in a bit tight between horses early, settled inside, went outside a rival leaving the second turn, came out in midstretch, rallied under urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. SIX POINT RACK chased inside then outside a rival on the backstretch and between foes into and on the second turn, came three deep into the stretch, bid outside the pacesetter in midstretch, took a short lead nearing the sixteenth pole, fought back in deep stretch and could not quite match the winner. PLAIN WRAP stalked well out in the course then three deep on the backstretch and second turn, came four wide into the stretch and picked up the show. HOT PERFECTION three deep early, settled a bit off the rail then inside, came out into the stretch and improved position. LORD ADMIRAL sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back along the rail in the stretch and weakened late. DR. TROUTMAN pulled along the inside then chased just off the rail, went up three deep into and on the second turn and five wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. FULL ACCESS stalked well off the rail then a bit off the fence on the backstretch and second turn, bid between horses into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. NAP LAJOIE broke out a bit, angled in and stalked the pace inside to the stretch and had little left for the drive.

EIGHTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 22.19 45.97 58.84 1:05.68


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼3/8StrFinJockey$1

1Atrevida1221101–½1–11–21–4¼Blanc11.30
9Condi122612–hd2–½2–2½2–1¾T Baze0.90
10Mariana's Girl117735–16–25–2½3–nkRoman4.70
8Starship Treasure122546–15–½4–1½4–nsChaves44.80
3Dialed to Go122323–13–33–35–7Pereira4.50
13Tizswift12210910108–hd6–½Gonzalez59.40
6Mergie Troid124487–27–46–hd7–nkArana64.10
2Party At Midnight122278–38–19–hd8–2½Bejarano8.60
12Almond Bud122969–1½9–1109–2½Conner66.50
11Who Loves Eddie122854–1½4–2½7–410Talamo12.50

1ATREVIDA24.609.004.80
9CONDI 3.202.20
10MARIANA'S GIRL 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $108.80
$1 EXACTA (1-9)  $39.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-9-10-8)  $1,574.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-9-10-8-3)  $34,020.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-9-10)  $66.80

Winner–Atrevida B.f.3 by Turbo Compressor out of Dixie Shea, by Malibu Moon. Bred by P and G Stables LLC (FL). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: P and G Stables LLC. Mutuel Pool $260,906 Daily Double Pool $92,675 Exacta Pool $170,524 Superfecta Pool $94,741 Super High Five Pool $38,033 Trifecta Pool $114,391. Scratched–Rossmoor Way, Silversonic, Tiny Tina.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (2/6-11-5-5-3-1) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $275,490. $1 Pick Three (5-3-1) paid $232.80. Pick Three Pool $143,836. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-5-3-1) 591 tickets with 4 correct paid $734.15. Pick Four Pool $568,374. 50-Cent Pick Five (11-5-5-3-1) 35 tickets with 5 correct paid $5,312.95. Pick Five Pool $222,791. $2 Pick Six (2/6-11-5-5-3-1) 75 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $254.80. $2 Pick Six (2/6-11-5-5-3-1) 2 tickets with 6 correct paid $44,487.00. Pick Six Pool $166,548.

ATREVIDA tossed her head in a bit of a slow start, was sent inside to duel for the lead, inched away on the turn, kicked clear under urging in the stretch and proved best. CONDI prompted the pace three deep then stalked outside a rival on the turn, continued off the rail into the stretch and held second. MARIANA'S GIRL had speed four wide between horses then stalked between foes or off the rail, came three deep into the stretch and just got the show three wide on the line. STARSHIP TREASURE chased between rivals then a bit off the rail to the stretch and split horses on the line to be edged for third. DIALED TO GO dueled between horses then stalked a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and was edged for a minor award late. TIZSWIFT settled well off the rail then four wide into the turn, came three deep into the stretch and did not rally. MERGIE TROID between horses early, chased off the rail then inside into and on the turn and weakened. PARTY AT MIDNIGHT settled between rivals then inside, came out a bit into the stretch and lacked a rally. ALMOND BUD dropped back off the rail, angled in some on the turn, split horses in midstretch and was not a threat. WHO LOVES EDDIE stalked five wide on the backstretch and off the rail into and on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and weakened.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track3,063$561,288
Inter-TrackN/A$1,401,147
Out of StateN/A$5,582,024
TOTAL3,063 $7,544,459

Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, January 13.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 11th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Indoctrination Joseph Talamo122Philip D'Amato6-1
2Maestro DearteCorey Nakatani122Peter Eurton4-1
3Drummer D the TTyler Conner122Michael W. McCarthy30-1
4TanikoSantiago Gonzalez122Philip D'Amato8-1
5BellerinStewart Elliott122Carla Gaines8-1
6FrankincenseMike Smith122Richard E. Mandella6-1
7GosilentlyRafael Bejarano122Robert N. Falcone, Jr.4-1
8Morning CallTyler Baze122Gary Mandella12-1
9Combat ZoneFlavien Prat122John W. Sadler5-2

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Radio ChatterKyle Frey120Richard Baltas10-140,000
2Soul SoundTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins7-550,000
3Lil Bit DangerousSantiago Gonzalez122James M. Cassidy7-250,000
4Topaz TimeTiago Pereira122Matthew Chew5-250,000
5Del Mar DivaTyler Conner122Michael Machowsky4-150,000
6In HeatEfrain Hernandez120J. Eric Kruljac12-140,000

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Curly's RocketJoseph Talamo122Bob Baffert4-1
2Jimmy ChilaMario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill3-1
3BoteroDrayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert5-1
4Kris' Wild KatKyle Frey122Richard Baltas9-2
5NeroVictor Espinoza122Bob Baffert2-1
6Dynamic DuoModesto Linares122Charles R. Stutts50-1
7Core BeliefsRafael Bejarano122Peter Eurton6-1
8Your GraceBrayan Pena122Louis A. Bradvica50-1

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Gio's CallingBrice Blanc122George Weaver12-1
2Hayabusa One Flavien Prat122Peter Miller4-1
3Prince of ArabiaTiago Pereira122James M. Cassidy15-1
4Cafe FlavorDrayden Van Dyke122Patrick Gallagher6-1
5TwentytwentyvisionKent Desormeaux124John W. Sadler5-162,500
6A Red Tie DayCorey Nakatani124Richard Baltas5-262,500
7UnapologeticMike Smith120William Spawr4-1
8Royal Albert Hall Rafael Bejarano124Richard Baltas8-1
9Play Hard to GetRajiv Maragh124J. Eric Kruljac15-162,500

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Muchos BesosMatt Garcia121Javier Jose Sierra20-112,500
2Freddies DreamTyler Baze121Andrew Lerner8-112,500
3Mr. ShookEvin Roman116Jerry Hollendorfer3-112,500
4Dukes UpKyle Frey121Doug F. O'Neill4-112,500
5LindanteCesar Franco116Gary Stute7-212,500
6El SuperMartin Pedroza121Kristin Mulhall9-212,500
7City SteelJoseph Talamo121Rafael Becerra5-212,500

SIXTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Home Run KittenFlavien Prat122Peter Miller8-150,000
2Doc CurlinEvin Roman115Robert B. Hess, Jr.6-145,000
3Zuri Chop Tyler Conner122Vladimir Cerin4-150,000
4The Critical WayCorey Nakatani122Mick Ruis20-150,000
5Reign On Kyle Frey122Doug F. O'Neill12-150,000
6Conquest DaddyoTyler Baze122John W. Sadler15-150,000
7Moonlight Drive Drayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert7-250,000
8Secreto PrimeroJoseph Talamo122Alfredo Marquez6-150,000
9Calle KingpinStewart Elliott122Mike Puype20-150,000
10Elwood JRafael Bejarano122Jerry Hollendorfer15-150,000
11Clever RoyalKent Desormeaux122David Jacobson6-150,000
12Holy Whirl WindSantiago Gonzalez122Philip D'Amato15-150,000
Also Eligible
13Rocket FuelTiago Pereira122Philip D'Amato12-150,000

SEVENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Pat the BearRigoberto Sevilla110Javier Jose Sierra8-16,250
2AjacBrayan Pena120Marcelo Polanco15-16,250
3Long GameRuben Fuentes120Antonio Garcia50-16,250
4The NaturalKyle Frey123Genaro Vallejo8-16,250
5ChromiumTyler Baze123Kenneth D. Black8-16,250
6BargainingJuan Sanchez120Jose Jesus Avalos6-16,250
7Private ProspectRajiv Maragh120Paulo H. Lobo4-16,250
8Proud ZoningJuan Ochoa120Sal Gonzalez20-16,250
9Fueled by BourbonStewart Elliott120William Spawr7-26,250
10Lambo LuxxEvin Roman118Jack Carava5-26,250

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $200,000. 'La Canada Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1La Force Drayden Van Dyke120Patrick Gallagher12-1
2Majestic HeatMike Smith124Richard E. Mandella9-5
3MendedRicardo Gonzalez120John F. Martin4-1
4MopotismMario Gutierrez120Doug F. O'Neill7-2
5Union StrikeCorey Nakatani120Mick Ruis5-1
6Resky BusinessEvin Roman120William E. Morey12-1
7Shenandoah QueenFlavien Prat120John W. Sadler10-1
8Sandy's SurpriseRafael Bejarano120Doug F. O'Neill8-1

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1AirliteFlavien Prat121Richard E. Mandella10-125,000
2Zapana's GameIgnacio Puglisi121Daniel Dunham30-125,000
3ZeppoJohnny Allen121Jesus J. Enriquez50-125,000
4Highly AcclaimedJoseph Talamo121Carla Gaines15-125,000
5Red Carpet CatDrayden Van Dyke121Vann Belvoir10-125,000
6TheycallhimthekidBrayan Pena121Robert N. Falcone, Jr.4-125,000
7BourqueCorey Nakatani121Mick Ruis6-125,000
8CoastlineTyler Baze121John W. Sadler3-125,000
9General IkeKent Desormeaux121Mark Glatt5-125,000
10Johnny RebRafael Bejarano121Jerry Hollendorfer5-125,000
11Rough PassageAustin Solis121Thomas J. Bazley30-125,000
12ParticleaceleratorTiago Pereira121Kenneth D. Black15-125,000
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