Racing! The sobering side of a sport with very fragile athletes
Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, and our condolences to any owner or trainer who has suffered the untimely death of a horse.
You could read between the lines when trainer Doug O’Neill said earlier this week, when speaking of Irap, that “we are always cautious when reporting on long-term recoveries, Irap is having a good day today.”
“A good day,” meant to be positive, really defined his situation as day to day.
On Friday, owners Paul and Zillah Reddam announced on O’Neill’s Facebook page that Irap was euthanized at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania because of laminitis.
“It is with great sadness that we heard today that Irap had developed laminitis. Not wanting him to suffer, we have made the decision to euthanize him. We would like to thank Dr. Dean Richardson and his team at New Bolton for doing their best with Irap, as well as Dr. Ryan Carpenter for jumping on a plane when he learned of Irap's injury.
“We also want to thank
“We count ourselves lucky to have been part of his life for an all too brief time.”
Sadly, we foreshadowed this on Thursday with the explanation by Dr. Rick Arthur, equine director at both the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Horse Racing Board, on why laminitis, a painful inflammation of the hoof, is the great killer of horses.
“Laminitis is one of the most common causes of untimely death in all horses, but race horses are less prone than others,” Arthur said. “You have to remember that horses are basically standing on their fingernails. When they get a fever, there is a tendency of the laminae to lose its holding power and the coffin bone can separate.”
He further explained that the most severe cases are called foundering, which is very painful. Presumably, that was Irap’s condition.
The 3-year-old colt won almost $1.7 million this year, starting slowly until he won the Bluegrass Stakes at odds of 31-1. He finished 18th in the Kentucky Derby, but came back to win the Ohio and Indiana Derbys, finish third in the Travers, and take second in the Pennsylvania Derby, where he broke the sesamoid of his left front leg after crossing the finish line.
If you look at all the major Derby prep winners you’ll find Gormley and Classic Empire retired. And, perhaps the best of them all, Mastery, also retired because of injury even before the Kentucky Derby.
This is an experience that every owner and trainer has gone through way too many times. Once is too much. And, we don’t want to paint this death as any more sad or tragic than that of a cheap claimer, because it’s not.
It’s just the part of the sport that always leaves your stomach a little unsettled.
We got a couple of things wrong in Friday’s newsletter, besides the wrong entries, which we corrected. In the Mick Ruis Q&A (and people are loving this guy more after reading it), we had the wrong last name of his great-grandfather. It’s Peter Rios, which was Mick’s grandmother’s maiden name. And, an update after we closed shop Friday: Jockey Israel Ocampo did suffer a broken left thumb and will be out indefinitely. Joe Talamo, who suffered a bruised right thigh, will return to racing next Thursday.
Santa Anita preview
The feature on Saturday is the $100,000 California Flag Handicap, the fifth race at about 2:30 p.m. You can guess one of the conditions from the title of the race, the others are it’s for 3-year-olds and up, down the turfside hill course at about 6½ furlongs. The favorite is Tribalist at 9-5. The 6-year-old gelding won four of his last five starts and in the last race was compromised in the Eddie D. when there was a loose horse near the front of the pack. Richard’s Boy is at 2-1 likely because of his dominance on the downhill course. In eight races, he’s won two, finished second four times with one third. Gold Rush Dancer is at 3-1 and B Squared is 5-1.
It’s a nine-race card with plenty of good betting opportunities. There are three turf races — the third, featured fifth and ninth. Here are the field sizes, in race order: 8, 8, 7, 8, 7, 0, 8, 7, 12 (2 also eligibles).
Here’s a look at the big, or if not big then graded or worth more than $100,000, races on Saturday. Post times are PDT.
9:55 a.m. Belmont: Maid of the Mist Stakes, $250,000, fillies, 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Pure Silver (2-1)
10:23 Laurel: Maryland Million Nursery, $100,000, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Jamaican Don (8-5)
10:28 Belmont: Iroquis Stakes, $150,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Quezon (8-5)
10:55 Laurel: Maryland Million Sprint, $100,000, 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Blu Moon Ace (9-5)
11:01 Belmont: Ticonderoga Stakes, $200,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Favorite: Fifty Five (5-2)
11:14 Belmont: Empire Classic Stakes, $300,000, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Twisted Tom (2-1)
11:27 Laurel: Maryland Million Lassie, $100,000, fillies, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Limited View (2-1)
12:07 p.m. Belmont: Sleepy Hollow Stakes, $250,000, 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Stoney Bennett (5-2)
12:33 Laurel: Maryland Million Distaff, $100,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Crabcakes (3-5)
1:06 Laurel: Maryland Million Turf, $125,000, 3 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: Just Howard (8-5)
1:13 Belmont: Hudson Stakes, $150,000, 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Weekend Hideaway (3-1)
1:40 Laurel: Maryland Million Ladies, $125,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1 1/8 on the turf. Favorite: Great Soon (3-1)
1:46 Belmont: Mohawk Stakes, $200,000, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Favorite: Offering Plan (6-5)
1:54 Woodbine: Bunty Lawless Stakes, $125,000, 3 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: Mr. Havercamp (8-5)
2:13 Laurel: Maryland Million Classic, $150,000, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: John Jones (2-1)
2:19 Belmont: Empire Distaff Stakes, $250,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Literata (3-1)
2:29 Santa Anita: California Flag Stakes, $100,000, 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs on the turf. (see above)
2:30 Keeneland: Lexus Raven Run Stakes, Grade 2, $250,000, fillies, 3 year olds, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Tequillita, Miss Sunset (4-1)
6:44 Delta Downs: Gold Cup, $100,000, 3 and up, 1 mile. Favorite: Underpressure (5-2)
Jeff Nahill’s SA spot play
NINTH RACE: #12 Paved (8-1)
Jockey Flavien Prat certainly could have ridden others in this maiden turf event, but he choose to get aboard this first-timer from the Michael McCarthy barn. This 2-year-old cost $320,000 at auction this year so she must have some talent. The sire Quality Road gets 9 percent winner first time on the grass. This filly is out of a Cozzene mare so there is plenty of grass breeding on the bottom side. Let's hope Prat had made the right choice.
FRIDAY'S RESULT: Bee Sweet was hung three wide all the way around after a start from the No. 9 post and finished off the board at 11-1 in the eighth race.
Ed Burgart’s LRC spot play
FOURTH RACE: #4 Worker (4-1)
He stumbled off a horse’s heels when bumped inward in last rugged trial outing to disregard. He was a sharp third in debut from the rail post and impressed in earlier solo 12.2 gate work.
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Now, the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, October 20.
Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 13th day of a 19-day meet. Cloudy & Firm
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.29 47.73 1:12.00 1:35.52 1:47.01
|8||Icy Street||122||8||6||8–hd||8–½||8–2||4–hd||4–1¾||Van Dyke||1.40|
|$1 EXACTA (5-3)||$35.00|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (5-3-6-8)||$1,378.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-6)||$213.95|
Winner–Malibu Music Grr.c.3 by Malibu Moon out of Song of Hours, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by Malibu Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer:
MALIBU MUSIC prompted the pace between foes then took back on the first turn and stalked inside, bid along the rail in the stretch, gained a slim advantage under urging in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. INDOCTRINATION (IRE) between horses early, angled in and dueled inside, came out a bit into the stretch, fought back between foes through a stiff drive and went willingly to the wire. BELLERIN pressed the pace three deep then outside the runner-up, was three wide into and through the stretch and also went on willingly late. ICY STREET chased outside then alongside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and finished with interest four wide on the line. ODYSSEY EXPLORER saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and was outfinished. ACKER broke a bit slowly, settled just off the rail, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MR. MAGICO broke a bit in the air, chased just off the inside then between foes on the second turn, found the inside in the stretch and did not rally. COZMIC ONE came off the rail and pulled between foes in the run to the first turn, chased outside a rival then off the rail on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch and also lacked a late kick. WISE CURLIN chased three deep on the first turn then stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 22.17 46.06 58.98 1:12.34
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)||$18.20|
|$1 EXACTA (3-7)||$5.80|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (3-7-4-6)||$44.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-4)||$6.55|
Winner–Jenna's Faith B.m.5 by Idiot Proof out of Jenna's Joy, by Half Term. Bred by Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema (CA). Trainer: Ronald W. Ellis. Owner: Hotter Than H Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $105,328 Daily Double Pool $32,468 Exacta Pool $49,663 Superfecta Pool $24,450 Trifecta Pool $36,046. Claimed–Jenna's Faith by Gulliver Racing LLC and Morey, William E. Trainer: William Morey. Claimed–Rizzi's Honors by Exelby, Randy and Glatt, Mark. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Scratched–Warren's Purrfect.
JENNA'S FAITH stalked between horses then a bit off the rail on the turn, came three deep into the stretch, bid three wide under left handed urging past midstretch to gain the lead in late stretch and gamely prevailed. TUSCANY BEAUTY had speed outside then dueled alongside a rival, inched away on the turn, fought back off the fence then along the rail in the drive to put a head back in front in deep stretch and continued willingly. RIZZI'S HONORS stalked outside a rival then inside, came out leaving the turn, bid outside the runner-up into the stretch, took a short lead, battled three wide through the final sixteenth and also went on willingly late. JOURNEYONTHEMOVE had speed between foes and dueled a bit off the rail then inside nearing the turn, stalked along the fence on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the drive. JUST BOOKIN broke a bit inward and a step slowly, was sent along inside, saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and also weakened. MAGICAL LUCY stalked three deep then outside a rival into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 21.47 43.69 1:06.32 1:12.35
|5||Fact of Life||120||5||4||3–hd||5–4||5–1½||4–1½||Mn Garcia||8.60|
|3||SNOW CLOUD (IRE)||4.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)||$7.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-2)||$9.10|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (1-2-3-5)||$185.20|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-2-3)||$20.20|
Winner–Tillie's Lily B.f.3 by Distorted Humor out of Supreme, by Empire Maker. Bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY). Trainer: Jonathan Thomas. Owner: Southwind Stables, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $166,007 Daily Double Pool $10,999 Exacta Pool $99,509 Superfecta Pool $36,908 Trifecta Pool $58,004. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (5-3-1) paid $20.70. Pick Three Pool $47,295.
TILLIE'S LILY quickly sprinted clear, set the pace a bit off the rail then inside down the hill and into the stretch and held on gamely under urging. SWIRLING close up stalking the winner a bit off the rail to the stretch, could not catch that one but was second best. SNOW CLOUD (IRE) stalked a bit off the rail then inside down the hill, came out some in upper stretch and bested the others. FACT OF LIFE chased three deep then outside a rival, continued off the inside leaving the hill and did not rally. STURDY ONE stumbled at the start, chased between foes then off the rail, continued three wide leaving the hill and into the stretch and weakened. BETTY DRAPER dropped back off the rail then angled to the inside leaving the hill, cut the corner into the stretch, continued inside and lacked a rally. Rail on hill at 7 feet.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.37 46.29 58.73 1:05.31
|3||Mister Mojo||120||3||2||2–½||1–hd||1–1½||1–2½||T Baze||1.80|
|2||Street to Indy||124||2||5||5–hd||3–hd||2–½||2–2¼||Elliott||15.60|
|4||Ya Gotta Wanna||122||4||8||7–4||6–hd||5–1||3–½||Maldonado||8.20|
|5||King of Leon||124||5||7||8||8||8||8||Bednar||70.40|
|2||STREET TO INDY||8.20||5.20|
|4||YA GOTTA WANNA||3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)||$11.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$19.60|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (3-2-4-8)||$537.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-4)||$60.85|
Winner–Mister Mojo Ch.g.3 by Biondetti out of Harliday, by Harlan's Holiday. Bred by Lucy Edwards & Randell Edwards (FL). Trainer:
$1 Pick Three (3-1-3) paid $7.50. Pick Three Pool $13,259.
MISTER MOJO dueled between horses then outside a rival on the turn, inched away approaching the stretch, kicked clear and held under left handed urging. STREET TO INDY saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the turn and again into the stretch and was clearly second best. YA GOTTA WANNA pulled his way between horses stalking the pace and steadied in tight into the turn, angled in on the turn, came out some in the stretch and split horses late for the show. CARAY pressed the pace four wide on the backstretch, stalked outside on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and was edged for third. CHIN TU had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back on the turn, continued along the fence in the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. PSYCHEDELICAT four wide early, stalked three deep, continued outside on the turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. DOMINANT DON prompted the pace three deep between foes on the backstretch, dropped back between rivals on the turn and weakened. KING OF LEON (ARG) dropped back off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and gave way.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.53 47.04 59.57 1:06.12
|7||Chay Up and Away||120||7||5||1–hd||1–½||1–2||1–5½||Puglisi||1.10|
|2||Miss Napper Tandy||122||2||4||6–4½||5–hd||3–1||3–2¾||Pena||19.20|
|8||Sweet Miss Derby||110||8||6||7–2½||7–4||5–1||6–2¾||Payeras||58.60|
|7||CHAY UP AND AWAY||4.20||2.60||2.40|
|2||MISS NAPPER TANDY||4.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)||$12.00|
|$1 EXACTA (7-10)||$4.40|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (7-10-2-4)||$220.60|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-10-2)||$8.60|
Winner–Chay Up and Away Ch.f.3 by
$1 Pick Three (1-3-7) paid $11.00. Pick Three Pool $39,714. 50-Cent Pick Four (2/3-1-3-7) 7092 tickets with 4 correct paid $11.20. Pick Four Pool $104,551. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-2/3-1-3-7) 3716 tickets with 5 correct paid $90.35. Pick Five Pool $390,567.
CHAY UP AND AWAY had speed off the rail then set a pressured pace between horses on the backstretch and inside on the turn, inched away into the stretch and drew clear under some urging with the whip turned down and steady handling. KNOWITALLHOUSEWIFE pressed the pace four wide on the backstretch then three deep on the turn and outside the winner into the stretch and held second. MISS NAPPER TANDY saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and bested the rest. SHADY LOVE went up inside to prompt the pace then stalked on the turn and weakened in the stretch. SOLAR CORONA chased along the inside, cut the corner into the stretch and lacked a rally. SWEET MISS DERBY settled off the rail, angled to the inside leaving the backstretch, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and did not rally. SONNET'S JOY settled outside a rival then between horses on the backstretch and alongside a foe on the turn, continued a bit off the rail into the stretch and lacked a further response. GYPSY TREASURE dueled three deep between horses on the backstretch and between foes on the turn, dropped back leaving the turn and weakened. MOLINITA chased between horses then outside a rival on the turn and had little left for the stretch. ATCHAFALAYA broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail then three deep leaving the backstretch, dropped back on the turn and gave way.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.68 46.55 1:10.45 1:34.71 1:46.57
|7||Lucky Soul||122||6||7||8||8||8||7–12||6–nk||T Baze||3.20|
|5||CASCADE ROCK (IRE)||4.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)||$30.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-4)||$24.80|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (3-4-5-2)||$387.40|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-5)||$53.55|
Winner–Saltini Dbb.c.4 by Bernardini out of Salt Champ (ARG), by Salt Lake. Bred by Diamond A Racing Corp & Arturo Vargas (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Diamond A Racing Corporation. Mutuel Pool $239,307 Daily Double Pool $22,379 Exacta Pool $132,031 Superfecta Pool $63,113 Trifecta Pool $89,596. Scratched–Perfection Tale.
$1 Pick Three (3-7-3) paid $35.10. Pick Three Pool $26,765.
SALTINI vied between foes early then stalked inside, split horses on the second turn, continued inside into the stretch, came out in upper stretch and rallied under some left handed urging and strong handling to get up outside foes late. COMBAT ZONE broke out, bobbled and bumped a rival, angled in and stalked inside then outside a foe on the second turn, bid three deep into the stretch, took a short lead, fought back between horses in the final furlong and was edged late. CASCADE ROCK (IRE) bumped at the start, stalked outside a rival, bid three deep leaving the backstretch and into the second turn, battled outside a rival on that turn and between foes into and through the stretch and continued willingly. FRIENDLY OUTTHEDOR saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and found his best stride late. TANIKO angled in and settled off the pace inside, also came out into the stretch and put in a late bid. LUCKY SOUL bumped at the start and in tight early, settled inside then a bit off the rail, swung four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SHAKY ALIBI dueled three deep then outside a rival, took the lead between horses into the second turn, battled inside on that turn, fought back along the rail in the stretch and weakened late. KONA COAST had speed inside to duel for the lead, steadied into the second turn, came out in the stretch and gave way.
1 Mile. Purse: $30,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 25.19 49.28 1:14.62 1:27.38 1:40.51
|5||Ima Take Charge||120||5||5||5||5||4–4||4–9||4–19||Gonzalez||8.90|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)||$38.20|
|$1 EXACTA (4-2)||$7.70|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (4-2-3-5)||$21.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-3)||$6.40|
Winner–Axelrod B.c.2 by Warrior's Reward out of Volatile Vickie, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Hidden Point Farm Inc. (FL). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Slam Dunk Racing. Mutuel Pool $142,087 Daily Double Pool $19,032 Exacta Pool $79,344 Superfecta Pool $29,467 Trifecta Pool $48,535. Scratched–Walk On Water.
$1 Pick Three (7-3-4) paid $28.00. Pick Three Pool $25,834.
AXELROD three deep early, stalked off the rail, bid three wide leaving the second turn and into the stretch, took the lead in upper stretch, inched away in midstretch and won clear under a couple taps with the whip turned down and a moderate hand ride. BUILDER had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back on the second turn and into the stretch, then could not match the winner in the final furlong but bested the other. PSYCHO DAR dueled outside the runner-up then between foes leaving the second turn and into the stretch and just held third. IMA TAKE CHARGE pulled early and steadied approaching the first turn then came out off heels into that turn, angled in and chased outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and just missed the show. HYDROSTATIC pulled along the inside then stalked a bit off the rail, angled in and dropped back on the second turn and gave way.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.17 47.20 1:11.93 1:23.73 1:35.19
|2||Blossom Trail Miss||122||2||6||5–½||4–1½||5–1||6–2½||3–1¼||Gutierrez||9.20|
|8||Glory and Power||122||8||2||6–1||7–1||7–hd||7–hd||4–1||Stevens||7.10|
|1||Queen of Troy||122||1||8||9–1||9–hd||10||10||8–½||Van Dyke||43.90|
|2||BLOSSOM TRAIL MISS||5.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-4)||$19.80|
|$1 EXACTA (4-6)||$14.20|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (4-6-2-8)||$326.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-6-2-8-10)||$1,735.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-2)||$38.80|
Winner–Causeforcommotion B.f.3 by Americain out of Causey, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: J. Eric Kruljac. Owner: Dunham, E., Kruljac, J., Reed, Jim A., Sondereker, J., Yip, S. and Yip, D.. Mutuel Pool $304,426 Daily Double Pool $79,728 Exacta Pool $180,727 Superfecta Pool $117,192 Super High Five Pool $54,511 Trifecta Pool $129,714. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (3-4-4) paid $77.30. Pick Three Pool $96,720. 50-Cent Pick Four (7-3-4/6-4) 4863 tickets with 4 correct paid $74.00. Pick Four Pool $471,765. $2 Pick Six (1-3-7-3-4/6-4) 106 tickets with 6 correct paid $988.80. Pick Six Pool $150,686. $2 Pick Six (1-3-7-3-4/6-4) 1328 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $12.80. $2 Pick Six Jackpot (1-3-7-3-4/6-4) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $22,547.
CAUSEFORCOMMOTION stalked outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, gained the lead under urging outside foes in the stretch, inched away in midstretch and held on gamely. SCANDAL chased outside a rival then inside, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and continued willingly but could not catch the winner. BLOSSOM TRAIL MISS saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, split horses past midstretch and gained the show. GLORY AND POWER three deep early, chased outside a rival, continued outside on the second turn and five wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. GOLDEN KITTEN settled three deep then outside a rival, came out in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. BEE SWEET three deep early, stalked off the rail, bid three wide on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. DELECTABLE had good early speed and angled in, dueled inside, fought back into the stretch and also weakened in the final furlong. QUEEN OF TROY pulled and steadied inside early, came off the rail and tugged her way along outside a rival, continued off the rail on the second turn and did not rally. BOLDEST VOW chased outside a rival then inside on the backstretch and second turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. SUNDAY PROPHET had speed between foes then dueled outside a rival, battled between horses again on the second turn and weakened in the stretch.
|Out of State||N/A||$3,948,101|
Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, October 21.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 14th day of a 19-day meet.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000.
|2||Lindante||Tyler Baze||124||Jeff Mullins||4-1||16,000|
|3||Giro Candito||Israel Ocampo||122||Reed Saldana||6-1||16,000|
|4||Chromium||Ruben Fuentes||117||Kenneth D. Black||12-1||16,000|
|5||Gentrified||Flavien Prat||122||John W. Sadler||7-2||16,000|
|6||Gunslinger||Brayan Pena||122||Antonio Garcia||20-1||14,000|
|7||Mimis Big Boy||Tiago Pereira||124||Hector O. Palma||15-1||16,000|
|8||Real Big Deal||Evin Roman||117||J. Eric Kruljac||6-1||14,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.
|1||Big and Loud||Martin Garcia||120||David E. Hofmans||6-1|
|4||Italiano||Mike Smith||120||Jerry Hollendorfer||6-1|
|5||Concur||Flavien Prat||120||Philip D'Amato||4-1|
|6||Blame the Rider||Mario Gutierrez||120||Doug F. O'Neill||6-1|
|7||Crazy Uncle Rick||Edwin Maldonado||120||Jeff Bonde||3-1|
|8||Curly's Rocket||Drayden Van Dyke||120||4-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $36,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.
|1||Excessive Kid||122||Richard Baltas||7-2||40,000|
|2||Verraco||Victor Espinoza||122||James M. Cassidy||12-1||40,000|
|3||Defiantly||Brice Blanc||122||Mick Ruis||10-1||40,000|
|4||Rocket Fuel||Edwin Maldonado||122||Philip D'Amato||5-1||40,000|
|5||Spanish Hombre||122||Richard Baltas||5-2||40,000|
|6||Conquest Sabre Cat||Santiago Gonzalez||122||Hector O. Palma||4-1||40,000|
|7||General Ike||Tyler Baze||122||Mark Glatt||3-1||40,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $27,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. State bred.
|1||Dovetail||Sasha Risenhoover||120||Walther Solis||12-1||40,000|
|2||Ryan's Star||Brayan Pena||120||Molly J. Pearson||20-1||40,000|
|3||Willows Babe||Austin Solis||113||Richard Baltas||1-1||40,000|
|4||Millie Joel||Stewart Elliott||120||Anthony K. Saavedra||8-1||40,000|
|5||Dialed to Go||Tiago Pereira||120||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1||40,000|
|6||Justabean||Brandon Boulanger||120||Robert A. Bean||50-1||40,000|
|7||Miss Kitaen||Evin Roman||115||Peter Eurton||4-1||40,000|
|8||La Chepis||Ruben Fuentes||113||Victor L. Garcia||6-1||40,000|
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'California Flag Handicap'. Stakes. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||California Diamond||Brice Blanc||118||Peter Miller||12-1|
|2||Gold Rush Dancer||Corey Nakatani||123||Vann Belvoir||3-1|
|3||Dr. Troutman||Martin Pedroza||116||George Papaprodromou||15-1|
|4||El Tovar||Drayden Van Dyke||116||Richard Baltas||15-1|
|5||Richard's Boy||Flavien Prat||123||Peter Miller||2-1|
|6||B Squared||Mario Gutierrez||117||Doug F. O'Neill||5-1|
|7||Tribalist||Victor Espinoza||124||Blake R. Heap||9-5|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $27,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Halo Girl||Salvador Iniguez||120||Manuel Calvario||15-1||40,000|
|2||Shook||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||120||Philip D'Amato||6-1||40,000|
|3||Novafactum||Israel Ocampo||120||Michael Pender||8-1||40,000|
|4||Misty Slew||Martin Pedroza||120||Vann Belvoir||8-1||40,000|
|5||Angelina's Heaven||Edgar Orozco||120||Carlos Cruz Lopez||8-1||40,000|
|6||Anuska Thunder||Modesto Linares||120||Felix L. Gonzalez||50-1||40,000|
|7||Mischievous Song||Victor Espinoza||120||David E. Hofmans||5-1||40,000|
|8||Fracas||Joseph Talamo||120||Simon Callaghan||8-5||40,000|
|9||Gray Diva||Tyler Conner||120||Art Sherman||4-1||40,000|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500.
|1||Frac Candy||Joseph Talamo||122||William Spawr||5-2||12,500|
|2||Heir of Storm||Tyler Conner||122||Steven Miyadi||4-1||12,500|
|3||Sweetwater Gal||Santiago Gonzalez||119||John W. Sadler||6-1||12,500|
|4||Cherubim||Martin Garcia||122||Peter Miller||7-2||12,500|
|5||Swiss Minister||Brayan Pena||122||Genaro Vallejo||12-1||12,500|
|6||Lambo Luxx||Evin Roman||115||Jack Carava||6-1||10,500|
|7||Guy Code||Tiago Pereira||122||G. F. Almeida||5-1||12,500|
|8||G. A. Betting||Manuel Chaves||122||Hector O. Palma||12-1||12,500|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Pacific Wind||Rafael Bejarano||120||Peter Eurton||8-5|
|2||That's a Lady||Victor Espinoza||123||John W. Sadler||8-1|
|3||La Force||Santiago Gonzalez||120||Patrick Gallagher||7-2|
|4||Merirosvo||Drayden Van Dyke||123||Patrick Gallagher||15-1|
|5||Spooky Woods||Flavien Prat||120||Jerry Hollendorfer||9-5|
|6||Midnight Lilly||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||120||Hector O. Palma||10-1|
|7||Time for Ebby||Joseph Talamo||123||Gary Sherlock||12-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.
|1||Conformation||Mario Gutierrez||120||Ben D. A. Cecil||20-1|
|2||Sudden Light||Tiago Pereira||120||James M. Cassidy||30-1|
|3||Polished||Mike Smith||120||Richard Baltas||8-1|
|4||All Net||Tyler Baze||120||Jeff Mullins||12-1|
|5||Ippodamia's Girl||Jamie Theriot||120||Mike Puype||6-1|
|6||Rag Top||Joseph Talamo||120||Bob Baffert||12-1|
|7||Scat Home Lady||Victor Espinoza||120||Clifford W. Sise, Jr.||4-1|
|8||Harmony Victory||Brice Blanc||120||Paulo H. Lobo||20-1|
|9||Blessed Union||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Richard E. Mandella||8-1|
|10||Temple Princess||Israel Ocampo||120||Jeff Mullins||7-2|
|11||Casino Red||Rafael Bejarano||120||Patrick Gallagher||6-1|
|12||Paved||Flavien Prat||120||Michael W. McCarthy||8-1|
|13||Biscate||Tyler Conner||120||Neil D. Drysdale||30-1|
|14||Time to Play||Corey Nakatani||120||Eoin G. Harty||20-1|
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