Endow edged his favored half-brother, Flying Continental, by a nose in a stretch duel Saturday to win the $107,650 B.J. Ridder Stakes at Santa Anita.
The race for 2-year-olds foaled in California honors the late publisher, a prominent owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses. Both the winner and runner-up are sons of Ridder’s star, Flying Paster.
Bold Bryn was third in the field of six, another six lengths back.
Endow, ridden by Aaron Gryder and carrying top weight of 122 pounds, ran the mile in 1:35 1/5, bettering the race record of 1:36 2/5 by Snow Chief in 1985.
Endow returned $8.60, $3.60 and $2. Flying Continental, the 3-5 favorite ridden by Chris McCarron, paid $2.60 and $2.10. Bold Bryn, second choice in the wagering and ridden by Ray Sibille, paid $2.20.
Despite 2 victories and a second-place finish in his previous three starts, Endow was the third betting choice, 3-1, of the crowd of 27,570.
The son of Flying Paster and Kindheartedness grabbed the lead early, gave it up to Flying Continental briefly at the far turn and then the pair battled head and head the rest of the way.
Scarlet Ibis, with Jose Romero along for the ride, scored a leisurely 3 3/4-length victory over Zee Best in the 2-year-old colt division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct.
Addy’s Appeal, who stalked the pace throughout under jockey William Fox, overtook Picadilly Lilly in the stretch and held on by a neck to win the 2-year-old filly division of the $100,000 stake for New York-bred horses.
Scarlet Ibis, winning for the third time in 4 starts, covered 6 furlongs in 1:10 4/5 to earn $60,000 for owner Michael T. Martin. The winner returned $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10. Zee Best paid $3 and $2.20 and Mr. Ris was $2.20 to show.
Addy’s Appeal collected $60,000 for Chasrigg Stable after going six furlongs in 1:12 2/5 for her third victory in six starts. Addy’s Appeal, part of an entry with Our’s For Life, returned $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10. Picadilly Lily paid $6.20 and $3.80 and Assiuta was $3.80 to show.