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Horse racing newsletter: Longest ever Triple Crown season is over

Santa Anita starting gate
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter as we finish off the week with only the Breeders’ Cup to look forward to.

One last check in with what happened in Baltimore on Saturday, courtesy of the notes crew at Pimlico Race Course.

Swiss Skydiver trainer Kenny McPeek: “I should probably retire today because I don’t think it can get higher than this. I really don’t. She’s beat so many odds. I’m beyond proud of her, proud of [jockey] Robby [Albarado] and everyone who’s handled her. It’s been a real team effort. I have some unbelievable people who work for me that help handle the details.”

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It was Albarado’s first Grade 1 win since 2017 and first graded stakes win this year. Tyler Gaffalione was her regular rider but he elected to stay in Kentucky.

McPeek: “The thing about it was that we took a negative and made it into a positive. We didn’t have a rider until Saturday night (Sept. 26). I called Robby right away and I said, ‘Here’s what it is going to take for you to ride her. We’re going to offer the mount to Mike Smith and wait for his agent to call me back. If his agent says no then I’m going to present to the owner that you’re going to ride her. He said, ‘OK, let me know, let me know.’

“Once I got confirmation [Smith] couldn’t ride her, I called Robby and said, ‘You’re on.’ I said, ‘But here’s what we’re going to do. We’re flying up together; we’re going to get on her all week.’ I think it was fortuitous because he got on her every day and got to know her. He spent time with her and, every day, he got more confident in her. You need a rider with confidence because if she takes you there, she’ll win. We pulled it off.”

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McPeek said it’s more likely he will send the filly to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff rather than the Classic. But, he doesn’t have to decide now.

Trainer Bob Baffert on second-place finisher Authentic: “I thought [Authentic] would be on the lead. This horse is a free-running horse. He wants to be out there and going. [Thousand Words] was there but they weren’t really going that fast.

“I have to give credit. Robby Albarado rode just a great race. The [filly] ran a great race. They went 1:53. It’s not like he didn’t show up. … After all of that, I’m still surprised he just could not get by her. She just was game. It was one of those things where I said, ‘All right, come on, get by her.’ They were running, they were leaving the field. It was, ‘Wow, did that really just happen?’ But he showed up and he ran.”

Trainer Tommy Drury Jr. of Art Collector: “I didn’t see a whole lot for excuses. For whatever reason he just didn’t quite have that normal turn of foot that we see from him. Around the first turn it looked like [jockey] Brian [Hernandez Jr.] tried to kind of get out and couldn’t quite get that done. Down the backside he tried to take the same spot that Swiss Skydiver took and unfortunately didn’t have enough horse to get there. No excuses at this point. We’re going to take our hat off to the filly. She ran great and I’m thrilled for Kenny. We’ll get back home and regroup and figure out where we want to go next.”

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On to the regular Monday feature.

Stewards’ rulings

Last week we wondered why the stewards are responsible for giving out $10 parking tickets. So, we asked Mike Marten, the venerable spokesman, of the California Horse Racing Board is he could find out. And he did.

Here’s what Darrel McHargue, chief steward, had to say: “Security at the track does not have the authority to fine. However, management can remove the vehicle or not allow the vehicle on the grounds. It does seem like a lot of work for a $10 fine.

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And the view from Scott Chaney, executive director: “(1) If security is claiming a CHRB violation, then the fines have to flow through the CHRB; (2) This is partly a protection for licensees, to prevent associations (security personnel) from assigning and collecting fines on their own without due process; and (3) there is a permanent record of fines and rule violations.”

So, there you have it. Now on to a fairly uninteresting list of rulings from the stewards at Santa Anita.

--Jockey Ruben Fuentes was given an additional suspension day (Oct. 10) when he rode in the Downs at Albuquerque Handicap on Sept. 19 while on suspension in California. Jockeys are allowed to ride in a designated race (usually a stakes race) while on suspension but it could lead to additional time if it is outside the regular jurisdiction. In that race he won aboard Restrainedvengence.

--Trainer Vladimir Cerin was fined $1,000 when his horse El Huerfano tested positive for Firocoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, after the horse finished fifth on July 10 at Del Mar. Cerin waived his right to a hearing. It was his second offense in the last 365 days. It was a majority decision as steward Luis Jauregui voted for a $1,500 fine.

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--Jockey Luis Saez is fined $100 for using the riding crop more than three times in succession without allowing his mount, Bronn, to respond in the fourth race on Sept. 25 at Del Mar. Bronn won the race by a neck earning $25,800. The standard jockey share of that purse would be $2,580. Saez waived his right to a video review and acknowledged the violation.

--Exercise rider Jacinto Munoz is fined $100 for using his riding crop during morning training on Sept. 21 at Santa Anita. Munoz admitted to using his crop during a workout. During training, it is only allowed for safety purposes.

--Trainer Ryan Hanson was fined $100 for failing to have an attendant at his barn when Restoring Dreams was scheduled to have a Lasix treatment in connection with the 11th race at Del Mar on Aug. 29. Hanson said the scheduled employee had to leave for an emergency and it was a short period of time before he could find a replacement employee. The stewards noted this was not Hanson’s first offense.

--Exercise rider Carlos Lopez was fined $100 for using a riding crop during morning training on Sept. 21 at Santa Anita. Lopez admitted he used his crop during a workout.

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Note: While we don’t usually report circumstances in which a ruling is not issued, over the next few weeks, we will report warnings on whip violations in order to gauge how the jockeys are adapting to the new rules. The stewards have been asked to allow a reasonable transition period from using the riding crop from three consecutive times to two underhand strikes. And, the total can not exceed six.

Santa Anita review

The week finished with a couple of stakes for 2-year-olds, let’s look at them.

$100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes: Ebeko had to go four wide in the stretch but got up by a nose on the outside to win the one-mile turf race. Ebeko paid $8.80, $4.80 and $3.40. Tarantino was second followed by Cotopaxi, Caisson, Big Fish, Ingest and Dennis Celery.

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Here’s what the winning connections had to say.

Peter Miller (winning trainer): “We’ve been on an incredible run. We’ve won with our last four, just everything is falling into place right now. I thought [jockey] Ricky [Gonzalez]rode an incredible race. We knew this horse was doing well and Ricky saw that the pace was pretty slow, so he had him closer.

“To be honest, there’s no doubt in my mind that he could’ve won much easier if we didn’t have the new [whip] rules. … I’m just being honest. …We’re definitely going to look at the Breeders’ Cup [Juvenile Turf on Nov. 6] with this horse. He deserves it and we’re looking forward to going.”

Ricardo Gonzalez (winning jockey): “This is a very nice colt. He’s a little short but man, he gives you his all. The first time (Sept. 7 Del Mar Juvenile Turf), we were in the 10-hole, so we just kind of made one run and he had just come from Europe. It’s different now that he’s been here. He puts himself in the race, made a good run and finished really strong.”

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$100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes: This race for fillies, also at the same distance of the Zuma Beach, was a testament to the favorite, Madone. She swept five wide into the stretch and got up at the end to win by a neck.

Madone paid $4.20, $2.80 and $2.40. Tetragonal was second followed by Pizzazz, Closing Remarks, Canoodling, Maxim Strider, Consternation, Nimbostratus and Reign of Fire.

Simon Callaghan (winning trainer): “They went fast, which we thought could happen, so [jockey] Flavien [Prat] just let her settle back early and let her get comfortable. He made a big move with her and thankfully she had enough to hold off the slam-dunk filly (Tetragonal) that was running at us. She is professional, she has really grown up a lot. She took a little bit of time to come around but she‘s really developing into areal professional.”

Flavien Prat (winning jockey): “I liked where we were after the first quarter, it seemed like they were going fast enough up front. The fractions don’t say it, but down the backside, it seemed like they slowed it down a little so I moved and I think I moved a little too soon. When she makes the lead, she pulls herself up a little. In all of her races, she doesn’t win by much, but she’s got a lot of talent.”

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Big races review

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

Woodbine (2): $101,200 allowance, 7 furlongs. Winner: Courting a Kiss ($33.70)

Woodbine (3): $126,800 maiden special weight, 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Tio Magico ($6.60)

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Woodbine (4): $123,200 maiden special weight, fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Beyond Mybudget ($11.30)

Keeneland (6): $150,000 Indian Summer Stakes, 2-year-olds, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Bodenheimer ($10.20)

Belmont (7): Grade 2 $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes, fillies 2-years-old, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Plum Ali ($4.30)

Woodbine (7): $101,200 allowance, 3 and up, 1 3/8 miles on turf. Winner: Mnemba Island ($5.10)

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Belmont (8): Grade 2 $150,000 Beldame Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Horologist ($16.20)

Woodbine (8): $150,000 Vice Regent Stakes, Ont-breds 3 and up, 5 furlongs on turf. Winner: Not So Quiet ($12.60)

Keeneland (8): Grade 2 $200,000 Bourbon Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Mutasaabeq ($6.00)

Monmouth (11): $150,000 Nownownow Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 mile on turf. Winner: It Can Be Done ($14.00)

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Santa Anita (4): $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Ebeko ($8.80)

Belmont (9): Grade 3 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational, 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Wet Your Whistle ($19.00)

Keeneland (9): Grade 1 $400,000 Spinster Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Valiance ($14.80)

Santa Anita (8): $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes, fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Madone ($4.20)

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Now, here’s the star of the show, Sunday’s results. Back on Friday.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, October 4.

Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 8th day of a 18-day meet. Hazy & Firm

FIRST RACE.

About 5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.85 44.21 55.55 1:01.52


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Jamming Eddy 124 6 1 3–½ 2–2 2–4 1–½ Prat 1.50
4 Thanks Mr. Eidson 120 3 3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–3½ Maldonado 8.40
8 Duplicity 113 7 2 2–1½ 3–hd 3–1 3–1 Centeno 4.20
3 Vantastic 124 2 6 6–½ 6–hd 6–1 4–nk Hernandez 9.20
6 Goalie 120 5 4 7 7 5–½ 5–1¾ Gonzalez 19.10
5 Ginobili 120 4 7 4–½ 4–1 4–1 6–½ Cedillo 2.40
2 Call You Tomorrow 122 1 5 5–½ 5–1 7 7 Gryder 15.20

7 JAMMING EDDY 5.00 3.00 2.40
4 THANKS MR. EIDSON 6.80 4.60
8 DUPLICITY 4.00
$1 EXACTA (7-4)  $16.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-4-8-3)  $39.92
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-4-8-3-6)  $395.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-8)  $35.40

Winner–Jamming Eddy Grr.g.4 by Square Eddie out of Walkingonadream, by Tapit. Bred by Reddam Racing LLC (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Altamira Racing Stable, Barber, Gary and Wellman, Michael. Mutuel Pool $105,456 Exacta Pool $50,026 Superfecta Pool $23,016 Super High Five Pool $1,554 Trifecta Pool $35,717. Scratched–El Chavo Del Ocho, Torosay.

JAMMING EDDY shifted in and bumped rival at the start, dropped back into a stalking position, angled in nearing the turn, saved ground into the lane, angled outside the leader and wore down foe in the final sixteenth. THANKS MR. EIDSON sped clear to set the pace, moved to the inside and saved ground into the stretch, led clear to the furlong marker, finished gamely in the late stages but could not hold off the winner. DUPLICITY had early speed from outside then chased off the rail, went two wide into the turn then angled to the rail, could not find the needed late kick but stayed on to secure the show. VANTASTIC tracked between foes into the lane, tipped out and never rallied. GOALIE bumped from the outside at the start, raced three wide or three deep through the turn, angled out in the stretch and failed to threaten. GINOBILI off a bit slow and shuffled back in the beginning, settled off the pace, raced three then two wide around the turn and weakened. CALL YOU TOMORROW saved ground into the drive and was never a factor.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 24.09 48.65 1:15.00 1:28.65 1:42.65


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

2 Foxborough 122 2 3 4–½ 4–½ 3–5½ 3–8½ 1–ns Hernandez 1.60
3 Freerunning 122 3 1 1–½ 1–½ 1–½ 1–1½ 2–3 Maldonado 1.30
4 Broken Finger 122 4 4 3–1½ 3–½ 2–2 2–hd 3–10 Diaz, Jr. 56.20
1 Swtswngngbillynav 122 1 5 6 6 4–½ 4–4 4–6¼ Velez 12.50
6 Holy Palace 115 6 2 2–½ 2–1 6 5–4 5–13 Centeno 6.60
5 Deputy Gary 122 5 6 5–2½ 5–7 5–2½ 6 6 Franco 5.10

2 FOXBOROUGH 5.20 2.80 2.10
3 FREERUNNING 2.80 2.10
4 BROKEN FINGER 5.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)  $21.20
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $4.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-3-4-1)  $13.78
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-4)  $13.20

Winner–Foxborough Dbb.c.2 by Shanghai Bobby out of Jooma, by Empire Maker. Bred by Highclere (KY). Trainer: Ryan Hanson. Owner: Christopher Drakos. Mutuel Pool $98,562 Daily Double Pool $19,475 Exacta Pool $53,907 Superfecta Pool $26,284 Trifecta Pool $40,554. Scratched–none.

FOXBOROUGH stalked the pace from inside, moved off the rail and came three wide into the stretch, bid outside the top pair and edged FREERUNNING nearing the wire. FREERUNNING away quickly from the gate and took control early, angled to the rail around the first turn, lost command early on the backstretch then regained the advantage at the nine-sixteenths marker, met the bid from BROKEN FINGER leaving the backtretch, held a narrow lead through the turn then kicked clear at the top of the lane, led through the drive and was caught nearing the wire. BROKEN FINGER brushed with outside rival leaving the gate, raced in range of the pace early, bid outside FREERUNNING near the seven-sixteenths pole, challenged around the turn and into the stretch, lost contact at the top of the lane and flattened in deep stretch. SWTSWNGNGBILLYNAV unhurried in the early stages, raced along the inside then moved a bit off the rail leaving the second turn, moved further off the rail in the lane and kept on for a minor award. HOLY PALACE went four wide into the first turn, moved in a bit then back out entering the backstretch, moved up to take over then lost command at the nine-sixteenths pole, steered in approaching the far turn then lugged out around the bend and had little left. DEPUTY GARY off a bit slow and brushed in the beginning, raced two wide then off the rail, entered the stretch, two to three wide and and tired.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 23.57 48.04 1:14.36 1:27.96 1:42.56


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

4 Smooth Rithms 122 4 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–2 1–½ Maldonado 7.40
3 Big Moon 122 3 7 7 5–2 4–5 4–8½ 2–½ Prat 1.50
5 Take Her Temp 122 5 2 2–1 2–1 2–1½ 2–2½ 3–1¼ Gonzalez 7.40
2 Warren's Memorable 115 2 3 3–hd 4–½ 3–1 3–½ 4–16½ Centeno 9.30
1 Clubhouse Saint 122 1 5 6–1 6–3½ 5–hd 5–2 5–1¼ Van Dyke 1.90
7 Lemon Ice 122 7 6 4–1 3–hd 6–6 6–8 6–16½ Cedillo 10.20
6 Best Lady 122 6 4 5–2 7 7 7 7 Diaz, Jr. 30.20

4 SMOOTH RITHMS 16.80 7.20 4.40
3 BIG MOON 3.20 2.80
5 TAKE HER TEMP 4.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-4)  $51.80
$1 EXACTA (4-3)  $18.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-3-5-2)  $32.15
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-3-5-2-1)  $2,216.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-5)  $44.55

Winner–Smooth Rithms B.f.2 by Algorithms out of Satin Smooth, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Highclere, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Manuel Ortiz, Sr.. Owner: Tim M. Bankers. Mutuel Pool $112,659 Daily Double Pool $10,249 Exacta Pool $64,176 Superfecta Pool $31,469 Super High Five Pool $2,905 Trifecta Pool $47,329. Claimed–Big Moon by Peerenboom-Bowyer Racing Stables, LLC. Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (7-2-4) paid $27.60. Pick Three Pool $34,459.

SMOOTH RITHMS set the pace the pace in the two path, inched away nearing mid-stretch and held off the late charge from the runner-up. BIG MOON off a bit slow and bobbled leaving the gate, went three then two wide around the first turn, tracked in the two path and outside a rival into the far turn, angled four wide into the stretch, put in a late bid but rallied too late. TAKE HER TEMP up close early outside the leader, chased three wide into the stretch and got edged for second. WARREN'S MEMORABLE tucked inside on the first turn then steadied off heels around the bend, tracked along the inside the moved out into the three path on the far turn, drifted inward in the lane and finished evenly for a minor award. CLUBHOUSE SAINT settled a bit off the rail then moved out entering the backstretch, went four wide through the far turn and into the stretch and proved no menace. LEMON ICE stalked off the rail, four then three wide around the far turn and faded. BEST LADY chased the pace from off the inside, dropped back on the backstretch, saved ground around the far turn and was through early.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Zuma Beach Stakes'. 2 year olds. Time 23.66 48.42 1:13.10 1:24.92 1:36.55


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

5 Ebeko 118 5 3 3–hd 3–½ 4–1½ 4–½ 1–ns Gonzalez 3.40
1 Tarantino 120 1 2 2–1 2–½ 3–hd 2–hd 2–¾ Pereira 3.30
4 Cotopaxi 118 4 6 4–1 4–½ 2–hd 1–½ 3–nk Cedillo 6.10
3 Caisson 120 3 7 5–hd 5–½ 5–hd 5–½ 4–1¾ Prat 6.40
6 Big Fish 122 6 5 7 7 6–hd 6–2½ 5–3¼ Espinoza 2.20
2 Ingest 120 2 1 1–½ 1–1 1–1 3–½ 6–2¾ Gutierrez 8.50
7 Dennis Celery 120 7 4 6–1 6–1½ 7 7 7 Hernandez 23.40

5 EBEKO (IRE) 8.80 4.80 3.40
1 TARANTINO 4.80 4.00
4 COTOPAXI (IRE) 4.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)  $71.60
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $21.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-4-3)  $36.28
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-1-4-3-6)  $624.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-4)  $35.90

Winner–Ebeko (IRE) B.c.2 by Awtaad (IRE) out of Allegrezza (GB), by Sir Percy (GB). Bred by Roundhill Stud & J. S. Investments (IRE). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Altamira Racing Stable, CYBT, Lantzman, Marc and Nentwig, Michael. Mutuel Pool $187,554 Daily Double Pool $10,830 Exacta Pool $94,005 Superfecta Pool $30,354 Super High Five Pool $2,456 Trifecta Pool $53,580. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-4-5) paid $49.70. Pick Three Pool $17,938.

EBEKO (IRE) raced three wide in range of the lone leader, got fanned four wide into the stretch, bid four deep in the drive and nailed foe at the wire. TARANTINO traveled along the inside then chased in the two path, went three wide wide into the lane, bid three deep and took a short lead in the final sixteenth but got nailed on the line. COTOPAXI (IRE) pulled early a bit off the inside, moved to the rail entering the first turn, pulled once more at the five-eighths pole, remained inside then moved out into the two path around the far turn, bid between runners in the lane, took over with a furlong to go but was outkicked by the top pair. CAISSON settled early, traveled two wide then a bit further off the rail on the backstretch, moved back into the two path nearing the far turn, looked to rally but lacked room behind runners at the eighth pole, gained a clear path and finished well. BIG FISH traveled three wide into the first turn, stayed off the rail then came four wide into the stretch, steered out six wide in upper stretch and flattened out. INGEST set the pace and angled to the rail, saved ground and cut the corner into the stretch, overtaken with a furlong to go and folded in the final furlong. DENNIS CELERY traveled four deep into the first turn, dropped back off the pace, raced outside a rival and two wide into the stretch and weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.68 46.28 1:11.29 1:24.25 1:37.45


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

2 Ekklesia 120 2 1 2–1 1–hd 2–1 3–1½ 1–nk Hernandez 7.90
3 Nolo Contesto 124 3 2 3–1½ 3–1 1–hd 1–hd 2–½ Prat 1.20
5 Strongconstitution 118 4 4 4–3½ 4–2½ 4–2 2–hd 3–2¼ Cedillo 1.70
1 Dreams of Valor 124 1 3 1–½ 2–½ 3–hd 4–2 4–2¼ Maldonado 3.30
6 Mongolian Legend 122 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Gonzalez 33.20

2 EKKLESIA 17.80 5.60 2.60
3 NOLO CONTESTO 2.80 2.10
5 STRONGCONSTITUTION 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)  $68.40
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $21.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-3-5-1)  $5.18
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-5)  $18.55

Winner–Ekklesia Dbb.c.3 by Raison d'Etat out of Neith, by Dynaformer. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Ciaglia Racing LLC, Estate of Sharon Alesia, Hudock, Dan and Van Doren, Paul. Mutuel Pool $165,513 Daily Double Pool $16,884 Exacta Pool $76,213 Superfecta Pool $28,665 Trifecta Pool $44,553. Scratched–Dark Prince.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-5-2) paid $213.65. Pick Three Pool $31,863. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-4-5-2) 133 tickets with 4 correct paid $657.90. Pick Four Pool $114,318. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/7/9-2-4-5-2) 203 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,582.25. Pick Five Pool $373,332.

EKKLESIA dueled outside of DREAMS OF VALOR, held a short lead around the far turn the lost command at the quarter pole, vied two wide then along the rail into the stretch, came back inside and proved best. NOLO CONTESTO up close early outside the top pair, bid three deep around the far turn then vied between, held a short lead into the stretch and finished gamely between runners to the wire. STRONGCONSTITUTION traveled four then three wide around the first turn, tracked off the inside, bid four wide around the far turn, vied three deep entering the stretch, took over in upper stretch but flattened in deep stretch. DREAMS OF VALOR dueled for the lead from inside, lost contact with rivals approaching the quarter pole, came off the rail in upper stretch and kept on to the wire. MONGOLIAN LEGEND entered the first turn five then moved in a path, trailed the field off the inside, raced four then three wide around the second turn and was never a factor.

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 23.31 47.52 1:11.56 1:23.66 1:35.67


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

3 Harlan Estate 122 3 2 3–1 3–½ 3–2 2–½ 1–nk Cedillo 2.70
5 Petruchio 122 5 3 2–½ 2–1 2–2 1–½ 2–3½ Prat 1.70
6 Heliochrome 122 6 1 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–hd 3–5 3–¾ Hernandez 4.40
2 K P Aim High 122 2 6 6–2 6–2 7–1½ 5–1½ 4–¾ T Baze 12.30
4 Mount Pelliar 122 4 7 8–2 8–15 8–35½ 7–1½ 5–2¼ Gonzalez 6.40
1 Zoffa 122 1 5 5–1 5–½ 4–1 4–hd 6–ns Maldonado 37.80
9 Today Matters 122 9 9 7–2½ 7–4½ 6–hd 6–½ 7–11¾ Pereira 13.20
7 Flactem Legacy 122 7 4 4–½ 4–1 5–½ 8–48½ 8–55¾ Diaz, Jr. 114.90
8 Allaboutthemoney 115 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 Centeno 16.60

3 HARLAN ESTATE 7.40 3.60 2.40
5 PETRUCHIO 3.00 2.40
6 HELIOCHROME 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-3)  $68.60
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $8.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-5-6-2)  $14.66
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-5-6-2-4)  $135.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-6)  $13.90

Winner–Harlan Estate Dbb.c.2 by Kantharos out of Archerette, by Arch. Bred by Tall Oaks Farm (ON). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: ERJ Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC and Madaket Stables LLC. Mutuel Pool $224,160 Daily Double Pool $20,201 Exacta Pool $129,139 Superfecta Pool $51,536 Super High Five Pool $2,261 Trifecta Pool $75,748. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-2-3) paid $104.90. Pick Three Pool $45,535.

HARLAN ESTATE stalked along the inside then moved a bit off the rail into the stretch, rallied three wide, dueled with PETRUCHIO late and dug in to edge rival. PETRUCHIO bothered into the first turn, raced in range of the pacesetter, bid outside on the second turn, headed rival at the quarter pole, led in the lane, fought with the winner through the late stages and yielded grudingly. HELIOCHROME shifted out entering the first turn, angled to the inside and set the pace, responded when challenged around the far turn, fought back inside then weakened but held the show. K P AIM HIGH bumped leaving the gate, drifted out into the first turn, traveled a bit off the rail from off the pace, went three wide into the stretch and showed a mild response. MOUNT PELLIAR stumbled badly, unhurried and moved to the inside, saved ground into the lane then angled out and improved position. ZOFFA bumped with rival at the start, chased from inside to the stretch and weakened. TODAY MATTERS floated out into the first turn then angled inside a rival, settled off the pace, saved ground into the drive and never rallied. FLACTEM LEGACY stalked off the inside, went two wide into the stretch and came up empty. ALLABOUTTHEMONEY dropped back early, eased through the drive and walked off.

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.13 44.99 1:09.43 1:15.95


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

4 Canadian Pride 120 4 2 2–1½ 1–hd 1–2 1–3¼ Prat 2.30
6 Keystone Field 124 6 5 3–hd 3–1 3–1½ 2–3½ Smith 2.80
7 Holden the Lute 120 7 1 1–hd 2–2½ 2–1½ 3–nk Van Dyke 5.30
1 Defense Wins 120 1 3 4–hd 4–2 4–7½ 4–9½ Gonzalez 2.60
5 Mongolian Kingdom 120 5 6 6–5½ 6–5½ 5–hd 5–nk Maldonado 15.70
3 Noren 124 3 4 5–hd 5–1 6–9 6–15½ Hernandez 9.60
2 August Indy 120 2 7 7 7 7 7 Boulanger 24.90

4 CANADIAN PRIDE 6.60 3.40 2.40
6 KEYSTONE FIELD 3.60 2.80
7 HOLDEN THE LUTE 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)  $20.60
$1 EXACTA (4-6)  $9.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-6-7-1)  $8.17
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-6-7-1-5)  $221.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-7)  $24.05

Winner–Canadian Pride Grr.g.3 by Creative Cause out of On the Menu, by Canadian Frontier. Bred by Brereton C. Jones (KY). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: C R K Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $253,133 Daily Double Pool $18,834 Exacta Pool $124,092 Superfecta Pool $51,478 Super High Five Pool $4,288 Trifecta Pool $78,360. Scratched–Mickelson.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-3-4) paid $64.00. Pick Three Pool $41,470.

CANADIAN PRIDE vied for the lead inside a pair of rivals then dueled with HOLDEN THE LUTE into and around the turn and into the stretch, shook free in the lane and drew away under some right-handed urging and steady handling late. KEYSTONE FIELD had early speed and vied between rivals, dropped back to chase the top pair three wide around the turn, drifted to the inside in the stretch and proved second best. HOLDEN THE LUTE vied three deep then dueled outside of CANADIAN PRIDE, lost contact with the winner in upper stretch and weakened to third. DEFENSE WINS chased from along the rail to the stretch and never produced a bid. MONGOLIAN KINGDOM chased off the rail, raced four then three wide around the turn and weakened. NOREN pulled early then chased outside a rival, traveled a bit off the rail into the lane and also weakened. AUGUST INDY off slow to begin, lugged out early and trailed the field, angled in nearing the turn, went two wide into the stretch and showed little.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Surfer Girl Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.30 45.91 1:10.61 1:23.06 1:34.83


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

6 Madone 122 6 7 8–1½ 7–hd 7–1 1–½ 1–nk Prat 1.10
3 Tetragonal 118 3 8 9 9 9 5–1 2–3½ Hernandez 25.50
2 Pizzazz 118 2 3 4–1 4–½ 4–hd 4–½ 3–ns Espinoza 8.20
5 Closing Remarks 118 5 6 5–½ 5–hd 6–½ 6–1½ 4–hd T Baze 25.00
9 Canoodling 118 9 2 6–1 6–1½ 5–1 2–hd 5–1¾ Cedillo 10.00
7 Maxim Strider 118 7 4 2–1 2–½ 1–½ 3–hd 6–3¼ Gonzalez 5.40
4 Consternation 120 4 9 7–½ 8–2 8–1 7–1½ 7–4¼ Van Dyke 5.60
8 Nimbostratus 118 8 5 3–hd 3–½ 3–½ 8–5½ 8–27½ Pereira 7.20
1 Reign of Fire 120 1 1 1–1 1–½ 2–½ 9 9 Maldonado 55.60

6 MADONE 4.20 2.80 2.40
3 TETRAGONAL (IRE) 11.20 6.40
2 PIZZAZZ 4.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-6)  $19.00
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $33.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-3-2-5)  $151.04
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-2)  $100.30
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-3-2-5-9)  Carryover $2,741

Winner–Madone Dbb.f.2 by Vancouver (AUS) out of Indian Love Call, by Cherokee Run. Bred by Glendalough LLC (KY). Trainer: Simon Callaghan. Owner: Kaleem Shah, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $336,461 Daily Double Pool $30,390 Exacta Pool $150,762 Superfecta Pool $67,722 Trifecta Pool $102,384 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,592. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-4-6) paid $16.20. Pick Three Pool $42,891.

MADONE unhurried in the early going, swung five to six wide into the stretch, rallied to the front near the furlong grounds and held off the runner-up. TETRAGONAL (IRE) settled along the inside, angled four wide into the stretch and moved out widest at the top of the lane, rallied outside the winner but was too late. PIZZAZZ stalked near the rail, moved into the two path around the second turn, angled in at the top of the lane and finished well for the show. CLOSING REMARKS tracked two wide, went three wide into the lane, angled out at the three-sixteenths pole and missed the show. CANOODLING traveled three wide around the first turn, remained off the rail into the stretch, bid in the drive and flattened in the late stages. MAXIM STRIDER up close early outside the leader, pulled up alongside on the backstretch before losing contact with the pacesetter, closed in collared rival around the far turn, took over approaching the quarter pole, overtaken in the lane and proved no match late. CONSTERNATION (IRE) reserved early on and moved to the inside, saved ground then tipped out in upper stretch and had little left for the drive. NIMBOSTRATUS (FR) raced off the rail in range, exited the far turn three to four wide and faded. REIGN OF FIRE had good early speed from inside, set the pace up the backstretch, lost command nearing the quarter pole, was in a bit tight at the top of the lane, gave way and was eased across the wire.

NINTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.32 46.30 58.77 1:05.12


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Ascot Storm 122 1 6 1–1½ 1–2 1–4 1–4¾ Hernandez 6.30
8 Finding Silver 122 8 4 8–1 7–½ 2–hd 2–3¼ Maldonado 16.30
10 Found My Ball 122 10 2 7–1½ 4–½ 5–3½ 3–¾ Gutierrez 2.20
6 Alpine Thunder 122 6 7 4–1 3–1 4–hd 4–2 Figueroa 9.30
4 Moving Fast 122 4 9 9–4 9–1½ 6–1½ 5–½ Van Dyke 23.20
3 Discretionary Day 122 3 5 3–hd 2–1 3–½ 6–3¼ Prat 5.60
2 Careless Kitten 122 2 10 10 10 7–hd 7–3 T Baze 34.10
9 Chief Jackson 122 9 1 5–hd 6–½ 8–2 8–3¾ Gonzalez 17.00
5 Crossword 122 5 8 2–hd 5–1 9–5 9–11¾ Cedillo 2.30
7 Pedro Perez 122 7 3 6–hd 8–1½ 10 10 Pereira 81.90

1 ASCOT STORM 14.60 7.60 5.60
8 FINDING SILVER 13.00 6.80
10 FOUND MY BALL 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)  $47.40
$1 EXACTA (1-8)  $99.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-8-10-6)  $213.93
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-10)  $230.40
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-8-10-6-4)  Carryover $5,612

Winner–Ascot Storm Ch.g.2 by Shackleford out of High Button Shoes, by Carson City. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises (CA). Trainer: Hector O. Palma. Owner: Royalty Stable. Mutuel Pool $222,479 Daily Double Pool $27,397 Exacta Pool $109,379 Superfecta Pool $58,395 Trifecta Pool $78,314 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,762. Scratched–Me Likey.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-6-1) paid $44.55. Pick Three Pool $43,689.

ASCOT STORM sped clear to set the pace, inched away on the turn and padded the lead in the final furlong. FINDING SILVER raced wide early from off the pace, went five wide into the stretch and proved second best. FOUND MY BALL chased six deep up the backstretch, four wide into the lane and bested the rest. ALPINE THUNDER chased three deep early, bumped with rival twice past the half-mile marker, went three wide on the turn and kept on for a minor award. MOVING FAST bumped from the outside at the start, in a bit tight and checked early, went three to four wide into the stretch and improved position. DISCRETIONARY DAY chased near the inside, saved ground into the stretch and faltered in the lane. CARELESS KITTEN raced along the inside, steadied behind rival nearing the quarter pole, angled into the two path and passed tired rivals. CHIEF JACKSON chased five deep early, exited the bend three wide and weakened. CROSSWORD broke in and bumped rival at the start, forwardly placed between foes, angled in some and entered the stretch a bit off the rail and came up empty. PEDRO PEREZ traveled four deep early, bumped with rival twice past the half-mile pole, angled in on the turn and tired.

TENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.88 46.66 1:10.96 1:22.78 1:34.58


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

8 City Rage 122 8 5 2–½ 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–½ Prat 1.10
2 Antithetical 118 2 4 6–1 5–1 5–2 3–hd 2–¾ T Baze 4.70
3 Hoop Dream 122 3 2 3–1 3–hd 3–1 4–1½ 3–nk Maldonado 61.80
7 Alvaaro 122 7 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–1 2–2 4–¾ Hernandez 8.70
6 Bud Knight 122 6 10 9–1½ 8–1 6–2 5–2 5–2¾ Smith 4.60
4 Jack Sprout 120 4 7 7–1 7–hd 7–1 7–½ 6–½ Van Dyke 13.50
1 Tromador 122 1 8 10–3 10–2½ 8–1 8–2 7–hd Franco 32.70
5 Show Business 118 5 3 4–1½ 4–1 4–½ 6–1 8–½ Cedillo 43.80
10 General Mathis 118 10 11 11 11 11 9–1 9–1¾ Gonzalez 10.90
11 Palace Prince 120 11 9 8–hd 9–1½ 10–hd 10–7 10–10½ Pereira 28.80
9 Severin 122 9 6 5–hd 6–1 9–hd 11 11 Flores 101.60

8 CITY RAGE 4.20 2.80 2.60
2 ANTITHETICAL 4.80 3.80
3 HOOP DREAM 14.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-8)  $46.60
$1 EXACTA (8-2)  $9.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-2-3-7)  $161.77
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-2-3-7-6)  $12,551.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-3)  $149.25

Winner–City Rage Ch.g.4 by City Zip out of Charmed Gift, by A.P. Indy. Bred by Southern Wives Partners (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Red Baron's Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. Mutuel Pool $305,856 Daily Double Pool $65,810 Exacta Pool $180,124 Superfecta Pool $117,254 Super High Five Pool $25,538 Trifecta Pool $151,026. Scratched–Go Time.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-8) paid $32.75. Pick Three Pool $126,095. 50-Cent Pick Four (4/8-6-1-8) 3581 tickets with 4 correct paid $114.15. Pick Four Pool $535,643. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-4/8-6-1-8) 1235 tickets with 5 correct paid $416.10. Pick Five Pool $673,044. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (2-3-4/8-6-1-8) 80 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,299.52. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $194,618. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $243,835.

CITY RAGE stalked a bit off the rail, ranged up alongside the leader into the stretch, took command shortly after, moved clear past the eighth pole and held safely in the closing moments. ANTITHETICAL settled early along the inside, raced a bit off the rail into the stretch, three wide upper stretch, finished well and was gaining to the wire. HOOP DREAM stalked the pace near the fence, raced two wide in the stretch, finished willingly between rivals in deep stretch and gained the show. ALVAARO set the pace and moved to the rail, pressured around the far turn and into the drive, lost command in upper stretch and edged for the show honors late. BUD KNIGHT raced two wide then angled in on the first turn, stayed inside then angled out at the quarter pole, traveled two wide into the stretch, moved out further in the lane and gained some ground through the final furlong. JACK SPROUT traveled mid-pack early, raced two wide and outside a rival on the turn, forced out at the quarter pole, came three wide into the stretch and failed to rally. TROMADOR unhurried through the early stages, went two wide into the stretch and failed to threaten. SHOW BUSINESS raced off the rail in range, went three wide into the stretch and failed to respond when called upon. GENERAL MATHIS trailed the field in the early going, moved out on the far turn then swung seven wide leaving the bend, lugged inward in upper stretch and was never a factor. PALACE PRINCE raced three wide to the stretch and also was a non factor. SEVERIN traveled three wide around the first turn, tracked off the rail, forced out at the quarter pole and entered the lane five wide, checked at the top of the lane and faded.


AttendanceHandle
On-TrackN/A$107,814
Inter-TrackN/A$766,622
Out of StateN/A$6,479,177
TOTALN/A $7,353,613


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