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Horse racing newsletter: Reflections on the Kentucky Derby

Jockey John Velazquez, left, watches as trainer Bob Baffert holds up the winner's trophy after they victory.
Jockey John Velazquez, left, watches as trainer Bob Baffert holds up the winner’s trophy.
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Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get caught up with stewards’ rulings.

It’s the day after the Kentucky Derby and all eyes turn to the Preakness Stakes in two weeks. The presumption is that Medina Spirit will head to Baltimore. But winning trainer Bob Baffert was not 100% that the winning colt will be headed East.

“[Medina Spirit] came out of it well,” Baffert said. “It takes about a week to determine, so I’m going to come back next weekend and see. But I don’t see anything discouraging right now.”

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There’s also the question if Concert Tour, who was Baffert’s top horse before the Arkansas Derby, will be going to Baltimore.

“Concert Tour worked well this morning, I’ll sit down and talk to [owner] Mr. [Gary] West,” Baffert said. “He wants that horse to develop and we’re not rushing things. We know he’s a good horse, so we’ll see next week how he is. The thing is how they’re training. They both would have to be training well.”

So that’s the center of the day after story. But, if you want more, I did a longer story for The Times web and print. Just click here.

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Louis Rabaut’s big picture look

Our Kentucky correspondent Louis Rabaut, of the Horse Racing Happy Hour, has taken on the task of viewing Saturday’s Kentucky Derby through the lens of someone who lives in Kentucky. It’s likely different than those of us in Southern California, or is it? Louis, it’s your turn.

Bob Baffert just won the most recognizable race on the planet but was there a bigger story that was unfolding?

“Years from now, we’ll look at the record books and see his name prominently displayed. And it should be. There’s no question he cemented his legacy with Medina Spirit’s win in the 147th Kentucky Derby. When you break a record that’s been around since 1952, when Ben Jones won the last of his six Derbies, everyone should take notice. Baffert also won his 220th Grade 1 stakes race with Gamine in the Derby City Distaff, more than any other trainer.

“Baffert is the greatest trainer of young thoroughbreds … ever. That debate should be a short one.

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“The story of the weekend, however, was the crowd.

“Churchill Downs announced official attendances of 41,472 for Oaks Day, and 51,838 for Derby Day. For context, 170,513 fans packed the 2015 Derby; 124,589 showed up for the 2016 running of the Oaks. This past weekend’s attendance is small compared to those numbers, but meaningful. Remember, the Derby crowd is the largest at any sporting event in the U.S. in 2021.

“In fact, the Derby had more television viewers than the Oscars, NFL Draft or the final round of the Masters.

“I think most sports observers saw the crowds at the Texas Rangers home opener, with people shoulder-to-shoulder at Globe Life Field. Texas relaxed its COVID-19 masking protocols on March 10.

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“In Kentucky, our mask mandate lives on. On April 26, we saw the first mask relaxation as Governor Andy Beshear, a Democratic governor in a Republican state, announced that outdoor gatherings of less than 1,000 no longer required masking. Obviously, the crowds at Oaks or Derby didn’t meet that threshold.

“Beshear, and his medical director Dr. Steven Stack, have been cautious with their masking mandates. Stack is a past chair of the AMA, its youngest director in more than 160 years so there’s no questioning his credentials. I wrote in this newsletter last fall about Churchill Downs being opened to limited fans for the November meet. I’m a season ticket-holder to our local minor-league soccer team, which had fans at a third of capacity all of last summer. I attended every match, and wore a mask in the blistering heat for all of them. The mandates have been conservative, but by no means draconian. Louisville City FC was one of the first televised pro teams with fans last year.

“However, Beshear was roundly booed when he handed out the golden winner’s trophy. Beshear, who had been vaccinated, stood in the middle of Churchill Downs in his mask. It’s no secret his popularity has waned since the start of the pandemic as he has been popping up more on national than local broadcasts.

“I received the two-dose Moderna vaccine in advance of the Derby. I’m in the younger group, so I gladly waited my turn. I even volunteered at Louisville’s Broadbent Arena vaccination site to help administer vaccines to Louisville-area residents and workers. I didn’t post my vaccination card on social media, as many did, because getting it was a private but easy decision after talking with my wife, a physician.

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“Video of the crowd at Churchill Downs will show a largely unmasked group of fans. It was lively. It was the symbolic and literal unmasking of America. Over and over, I heard comments like ‘this is why I got vaccinated.’

“The reaction to Beshear’s winner’s circle masking choice is understandable given that people have been waiting more than a year to attend anything resembling a major event and experience the roar of a crowd. A quick scan of twitter showed people around the country snickering and pointing at Kentucky, saying how bad the lack of masks made them look.

“Anyone who has ever attended the Derby knows the crowd is a mélange of people from all over the country, and the world. The accents were not only global but those of upper-midwesterners, southerners, and Californians. I chatted with people from Chicago, Detroit, L.A., Charlotte, Miami, New York. Make no mistake: it wasn’t Kentucky taking its mask off--it was America.

“Prior to the weekend, I hadn’t considered how meaningful the Derby could be in the post-vaccine world mask debate. I’m not sure it’ll change much for politicians, who seem more and more cemented into their positions, be it in Florida or Texas, Michigan or California. It’s a personal decision, but the mostly maskless crowd seemed to indicate that it’s time for sports to get back to normal.”

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Louis Rabaut is a Louisville-based co-host of the Horse Racing Happy Hour podcast, alongside Megan Devine and Mike Gandolfo. New episodes release every Thursday on all major podcast platforms. Follow him on Twitter @LouisRabaut.

CHRB rulings

Good news, the California Horse Racing Board has caught up on its rulings. So let’s get right to them, including one (the first one) I’ve never see before.

--Apprentice jockey Alexis Centeno was fined $100 for failing to show for a regular meeting of apprentice jockeys to review races from the past week. Emily Ellingwood, Jessica Pyfer and Juan Espinoza all showed but Centeno did not.

--Jockey agent Derek Lawson was fined $1,500 for not honoring a call on Cotopaxi in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes. Lawson was the agent for Flavien Prat at the time. The ruling said the Juvenile Turf Stakes was on Sept. 4, but it was on Sept. 7, according to Equibase. Prat rode the favorite Get Her Number, who finished fourth. Cotopaxi finished fifth.

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--Jockey Ruben Fuentes was suspended for three days (April 30, May 1 and 2) for his ride aboard Multiplier in the third race on April 18, the Tokyo City Cup Stakes. He used the riding crop when the horse was out of contention. Multiplier broke down in the race and was euthanized the next day. It was a majority decision as steward Luis Jauregui voted for a five-day suspension.

--Jockey Eswan Flores was suspended for five days (May 2, 7, 8, 9 and 14) for his ride aboard D’s Lovely Sophia in the 11t race on April 24. The stewards determined that D’s Lovely Sophia drifted out interfering and clipping heels with Rockie Causeway, causing jockey Mario Gutierrez to be unseated. Gutierrez was transported to the hospital but rode the next day. D’s Lovely Sophia was disqualified and moved to from second to unplaced.

Santa Anita review

The feature on Sunday a mile allowance/optional claimer for fillies and mares going a mile on the turf. Laura’s Light set up in the perfect stalking position and exiting the far turn moved to the lead and won by 1 ½ lengths.

Laura’s Light paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.60. She’s Our Charm was second followed by Quiet Secretary, Rocking Redhead, Beguiled and Trickle In.

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“She broke well and she was very relaxed,” Abel Cedillo told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “I knew Jessica [Pyfer] was going to go, so I wanted to stay close. At the top of the stretch, she responded very well. This was a nice race for her.”

Peter Miller was the winning trainer.

Big races review

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 on Sunday and late Saturday night.

Belmont (8): Grade 2 $200,000 Ruffian Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Vault ($8.80)

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And now the star of the show, Sunday’s results. See you Friday.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, May 2.

Copyright 2021 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 57th day of a 81-day meet. Cloudy & Firm

FIRST RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 23.60 46.83 1:09.98 1:16.19


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

2 Lalic 118 2 5 2–½ 2–1½ 1–½ 1–1½ Prat 1.90
1 Capital Heat 119 1 6 1–1 1–½ 2–1½ 2–1 Pyfer 8.80
7 Trouville 124 7 3 6–1 5–1 3–½ 3–¾ Espinoza 2.70
5 Roses and Candy 124 5 4 4–½ 3–hd 4–2 4–1¼ Franco 16.20
6 Magical Gray 124 6 1 3–1 4–½ 5–½ 5–nk Hernandez 7.60
3 Win Often 124 3 2 5–hd 7 7 6–nk Pereira 10.10
4 Freedom Lass 124 4 7 7 6–1 6–½ 7 Cedillo 3.80

2 LALIC (FR) 5.80 3.80 2.60
1 CAPITAL HEAT 6.20 3.80
7 TROUVILLE 2.40
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $17.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-1-7-5)  $29.27
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-1-7-5-6)  $317.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-7)  $24.00

Winner–Lalic (FR) Dbb.f.4 by Intello (GER) out of Larabesque (IRE), by Monsun (GER). Bred by Marcello Randelli & Sonja Banziger (FR). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $258,066 Exacta Pool $114,220 Superfecta Pool $44,175 Super High Five Pool $2,497 Trifecta Pool $81,734. Scratched–none.

LALIC (FR) up close early outside the leader then chased two wide into the turn, bid outside around the bend, struck in the front nearing the eight pole and drew clear in the final sixteenth. CAPITAL HEAT sped to the front from along the rail, got pressured around the turn, held a short lead into the stretch, lost command approaching the furlong marker and stayed on to hold the place. TROUVILLE reserved off the inside, went outside rivals past the five-sixteenths, came three to four wide into the drive, took aim from outside but could not find the needed late kick. ROSES AND CANDY pulled and steadied early, raced along the inside then a bit off the rail into the stretch, tipped out in the drive and went evenly late. MAGICAL GRAY stalked off the rail, went two then three wide around the turn and failed to offer the needed response. WIN OFTEN steadied off heels early, dropped back between rivals early on the turn, came three wide into the lane and failed to rally. FREEDOM LASS threw head and came away last, was in tight down along the inside and checked early, saved ground through the bend and also failed to rally. HAND-TIMED.

SECOND RACE.

4½ Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.08 45.49 51.63


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Big City Lights 122 2 2 1–1 1–6 1–12½ Hernandez 0.50
4 Barsini Red 122 4 3 2–½ 2–½ 2–½ Cedillo 5.30
7 Rock N Rye 122 7 6 5–1 4–½ 3–¾ Pereira 7.50
1 Agador Spartacus 122 1 5 6–4 5–1 4–2¼ T Baze 24.70
3 Sherlock 122 3 1 3–4 3–4 5–3¼ Maldonado 8.20
6 Takeittothebank 122 6 4 4–2 6–4 6–1¼ Desormeaux 12.80
5 Medina Man 115 5 7 7 7 7 Ortega 29.10

2 BIG CITY LIGHTS 3.00 2.20 2.10
4 BARSINI RED 3.60 2.60
7 ROCK N RYE 4.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $8.60
$1 EXACTA (2-4)  $3.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-4-7-1)  $9.27
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-4-7-1-3)  $238.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-7)  $9.90

Winner–Big City Lights Dbb.c.2 by Mr. Big out of Champagne Exchange, by Exchange Rate. Bred by Bar C Racing Stables, Inc. (CA). Trainer: Luis Mendez. Owner: William R. Peeples. Mutuel Pool $210,096 Daily Double Pool $53,846 Exacta Pool $98,470 Superfecta Pool $50,678 Super High Five Pool $5,876 Trifecta Pool $73,053. Scratched–none.

BIG CITY LIGHTS took control early inside a pair of rivals, cleared both past the five-sixteenths, then powered away under mild urging and was ridden out in the late stages. BARSINI RED attended the pace three deep, chased the winner three wide past the five-sixteenths and bested the rest. ROCK N RYE was off slow to begin, entered the turn four wide, angled out leaving the turn and exited the bend six wide and was along for the show. AGADOR SPARTACUS settled off the pace on the inside, saved ground to the stretch, kept to task in the lane but never threatened. SHERLOCK away quickest at the start, was up close between early, lost ground two wide on the turn and weakened. TAKEITTOTHEBANK chased off the rail, angled into the two path entering the turn, drifted out through bend and came five wide into the drive and weakened. MEDINA MAN hopped at the start, angled in and saved ground on the turn and failed to threaten.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $36,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 22.15 45.64 57.53 1:09.26


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

1 Anonymously 122 1 3 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–nk Desormeaux 5.50
3 Gypsy Blu 122 2 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–1 2–1 Prat 0.40
6 Lavender 124 4 5 5 5 4–1 3–¾ Rispoli 2.80
4 Invincibella 124 3 4 4–3 4–½ 3–½ 4–2¼ Hernandez 14.40
7 Grazen Honor 122 5 2 2–½ 2–hd 5 5 Cedillo 30.80

1 ANONYMOUSLY 13.00 3.80 2.40
3 GYPSY BLU 2.20 2.10
6 LAVENDER (IRE) 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)  $26.00
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $11.30
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-4)  $2.65
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-6)  $9.70

Winner–Anonymously B.m.5 by Gio Ponti out of Thisizsparta, by Corinthian. Bred by Paul Tackett Revocable Trust & NickMamatas (KY). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: EMT Stables LLC and Scott, Michael. Mutuel Pool $222,818 Daily Double Pool $21,324 Exacta Pool $86,840 Superfecta Pool $33,328 Trifecta Pool $60,255. Claimed–Gypsy Blu by Altamira Racing Stable and Newman, Roger. Trainer: Peter Miller. Claimed–Lavender (IRE) by George Sharp. Trainer: James Glenn, Jr. Scratched–Queen of the Track, Tip Top Gal.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-2-1) paid $34.70. Pick Three Pool $73,837.

ANONYMOUSLY stalked the pace along the rail, remained patiently ridden through the bend, angled outside the runner-up in the lane, drew alongside nearing the sixteenth pole and wore down rival in the final strides. GYPSY BLU took control quickly, moved to the inside, set all the pace into the stretch, challenged by the winner in the final sixteenth and yielded grudgingly. LAVENDER (IRE) dropped back early, trailed along the inside through the turn, came off the rail late and gained the show. INVINCIBELLA (GB) bobbled at the start, tracked in range from the two path, moved out three wide on the turn and finished evenly. GRAZEN HONOR was forwardly placed outside the leader, chased two wide through the turn and weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.93 46.76 1:12.27 1:25.69


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

1 Rookie Year 118 1 4 1–½ 1–1 1–4 1–9¾ Prat 5.20
4 Moon Mischief 126 4 5 2–1 2–2 2–1½ 2–½ Hernandez 1.70
6 Guinessey 126 6 2 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–½ Maldonado 46.60
5 El Centenario 126 5 8 5–½ 5–½ 4–½ 4–1 Cedillo 10.00
7 Salah 126 7 3 7–hd 8 6–½ 5–2¼ T Baze 11.90
8 Lucky Ryan Seven 126 8 6 8 6–1 5–2½ 6–2¾ Rispoli 2.90
2 Summer Fun 121 2 7 6–½ 4–½ 7–2½ 7–5 Pyfer 4.50
3 Broken Finger 111 3 1 4–hd 7–1 8 8 Ellingwood 28.00

1 ROOKIE YEAR 12.40 5.40 4.20
4 MOON MISCHIEF 3.80 3.40
6 GUINESSEY 15.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)  $74.80
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $20.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-6-5)  $211.02
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-6-5-7)  $4,414.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-6)  $180.85

Winner–Rookie Year Grr.g.3 by Tapit out of Sweet Beat, by Tiznow. Bred by Gary & Mary West Stables Inc. (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: M Racing Group, LLC. Mutuel Pool $355,077 Daily Double Pool $20,187 Exacta Pool $184,708 Superfecta Pool $88,461 Super High Five Pool $5,785 Trifecta Pool $135,633. Claimed–Moon Mischief by George Sharp. Trainer: Charles Treece. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-1-1) paid $44.20. Pick Three Pool $28,386.

ROOKIE YEAR grabbed the early lead, cleared MOON MISCHIEF at the seven-sixteenths, showed the way from inside to the stretch, drifted in a bit mid-stretch and drew off. MOON MISCHIEF prompted the pace from outside early, chased the leader past the seven-sixteenths pole, took the turn two wide and held the place. GUINESSEY tracked four deep early, moved to the three path around the bend and kept on through the final furlong. EL CENTENARIO was off slow to begin, went up to chase between rivals, angled to the two path on the turn and could not rally. SALAH raced off pace, three then two wide on the turn and passed tired rivals. LUCKY RYAN SEVEN settled off the pace outside a rival, advanced three then four wide on the turn and flattened out in the stretch. SUMMER FUN chased from inside to the stretch and faded. BROKEN FINGER chased between foes, steadied near the three-eighths, dropped back around the bend and had little left in the drive.

FIFTH RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $100,000. Time 21.73 44.07 56.07 1:07.86


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

2 Whatmakessammyrun 124 2 5 4–½ 4–12 3–2 1–2¼ Prat 3.50
5 Mohawk King 124 4 4 2–1 2–1 2–½ 2–hd Hernandez 5.20
3 Hot Box 124 3 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–½ 3–2¼ Cedillo 7.40
6 Cherubic Factor 124 5 3 3–2 3–2 4–24 4–56 Gutierrez 2.10
1 Team Merchants 124 1 2 5 5 5 5 Rispoli 1.70

2 WHATMAKESSAMMYRUN 9.00 4.40 2.80
5 MOHAWK KING (IRE) 5.80 3.80
3 HOT BOX 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-2)  $65.00
$1 EXACTA (2-5)  $19.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-5-3-6)  $21.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-3)  $45.85

Winner–Whatmakessammyrun B.c.3 by We Miss Artie out of Reggae Rose, by Touch Gold. Bred by Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Sterling Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $353,838 Daily Double Pool $42,590 Exacta Pool $154,329 Superfecta Pool $41,179 Trifecta Pool $86,775. Scratched–Freedom Flyer.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-1-2) paid $118.80. Pick Three Pool $52,892. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-1-1-2) 907 tickets with 4 correct paid $159.00. Pick Four Pool $188,999. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-2-1-1-2) 767 tickets with 5 correct paid $693.30. Pick Five Pool $618,277.

WHATMAKESSAMMYRUN settled off the pace, saved ground to the stretch, steered off the inside, rallied three deep and drew clear. MOHAWK KING (IRE) was forwardly placed outside the lead, chased two wide through the turn and into the lane, bid outside at the eighth pole, could not match the winner in the late stages but edged HOT BOX for the place. HOT BOX sped to the front and took control of the rail, continued clear into the drive, met challengers in the final furlong and got edged for the place. CHERUBIC FACTOR stalked from outside up the backstretch, went three wide around the turn and lacked a serious bid. TEAM MERCHANTS stumbled crossing over surfaces early, chased from inside, eased around the turn, coasted across the wire and walked off.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 21.89 45.57 58.16 1:11.43


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

4 Lady Aces 118 4 4 3–1½ 1–hd 1–1 1–3½ Prat 1.30
1 Ginja 118 1 6 1–hd 2–2 2–4½ 2–2 Cedillo 1.20
6 Optimas 126 6 1 6–2 4–hd 3–½ 3–½ Pereira 24.20
7 High Con 118 7 3 5–½ 5–1½ 4–2 4–5½ Espinoza 5.20
2 Ruby's Orchid 118 2 7 7 7 6–4 5–8 T Baze 17.10
3 Sweet Soulmate 120 3 2 2–1 3–1½ 5–1 6–2¼ Maldonado 46.10
5 Pushingupdaisies 126 5 5 4–½ 6–1 7 7 Franco 41.20

4 LADY ACES 4.60 2.20 2.10
1 GINJA 2.40 2.20
6 OPTIMAS 4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-4)  $25.00
$1 EXACTA (4-1)  $3.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-1-6-7)  $6.03
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-1-6-7-2)  $146.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-1-6)  $12.10

Winner–Lady Aces Dbb.f.3 by Constitution out of Economy of Motion, by Pleasantly Perfect. Bred by CRK Stable, LLC (MD). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: C R K Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $443,308 Daily Double Pool $41,435 Exacta Pool $199,504 Superfecta Pool $102,126 Super High Five Pool $13,171 Trifecta Pool $155,468. Scratched–Just Distorted.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-2-4) paid $29.00. Pick Three Pool $88,533.

LADY ACES well placed behind the top pair, bid outside midway around the turn, gained command at the quarter pole, drifted in and bumped rival in upper stretch then drew away. GINJA broke in a bit at the start, went up to duel from inside, cleared SWEET SOULMATE then fought with LADY ACES the rest of the way through the turn, got bumped by that rival in upper stretch and was clearly second best. OPTIMAS tracked between rivals then angled in near the half-mile pole, traveled along the inside then angled three wide into the lane, drifted inward in the drive and held the show. HIGH CON tracked widest up the backstretch, went four wide through the turn, drifted inward in the stretch and could not find more. RUBY'S ORCHID was off slow to begin, trailed the field from inside to the turn, remained along the fence into the drive and made no impact. SWEET SOULMATE dueled for the lead from outside, could not keep pace around the turn and weakened in the stretch. PUSHINGUPDAISIES chased three wide into the turn, moved into the two path then came three wide into the stretch and came up empty.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 23.47 46.59 1:10.34 1:22.13 1:34.02


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

3 Laura's Light 124 3 2 2–1 2–1½ 2–1½ 1–hd 1–1½ Cedillo 1.90
2 She's Our Charm 124 2 4 3–½ 4–1 3–hd 3–½ 2–hd Franco 4.30
1 Quiet Secretary 117 1 1 1–1½ 1–2 1–½ 2–2 3–1½ Pyfer 5.60
4 Rocking Redhead 122 4 6 6 6 6 5–2½ 4–nk Gutierrez 3.90
5 Beguiled 122 5 3 5–½ 5–1 4–1½ 4–2 5–8 Rispoli 2.60
6 Trickle In 124 6 5 4–1 3–½ 5–½ 6 6 T Baze 31.90

3 LAURA'S LIGHT 5.80 3.20 2.60
2 SHE'S OUR CHARM 4.60 3.20
1 QUIET SECRETARY 4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)  $13.40
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $10.30
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-1-4)  $7.57
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-1)  $17.55

Winner–Laura's Light B.f.4 by Constitution out of Light of a Star, by Muqtarib. Bred by Golden Pedigree LLC (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $317,716 Daily Double Pool $38,467 Exacta Pool $126,687 Superfecta Pool $46,629 Trifecta Pool $78,584. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-4-3) paid $18.25. Pick Three Pool $65,957.

LAURA'S LIGHT was closes in pursuit in the two path or a bit off the rail, bid from outside at the quarter pole, put a head in front with a furlong to go and cleared to prove best. SHE'S OUR CHARM reserved in the early going from inside, angled out in upper stretch and rallied for the place. QUIET SECRETARY set the pace from inside, challenged at the quarter pole, held a short lead in upper stretch then relinquished command at the eighth pole and got edged for the place. ROCKING REDHEAD saved ground from off the pace, came out in upper stretch and improved position. BEGUILED raced off the pace in the two path, went between foes into and around the far turn, entered the stretch three wide and lacked a bid. TRICKLE IN broke out, went three wide around the turn, stalked outside a rival then went three deep into the far turn, came three wide into the stretch and tired.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.20 47.24 1:11.71 1:24.21 1:37.31


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

1 Ole Silver 121 1 3 1–½ 1–1 1–1½ 1–4 1–4¾ Pyfer 11.70
6 Pawnee 118 6 1 2–1 2–½ 2–1½ 2–3 2–4¼ Rispoli 1.50
2 Big Beauty 118 2 5 3–hd 4–½ 3–2½ 3–3 3–5½ Prat 3.20
3 Time for Ebby 126 3 7 7 7 7 4–2 4–4½ T Baze 7.70
4 Homehome 126 4 6 6–3 6–3 4–½ 5–3 5–nk Gutierrez 4.20
7 Warrior's Moon 126 7 2 4–1 3–½ 5–1 6–1½ 6–3½ Cedillo 10.90
5 Scarlet Heat 126 5 4 5–½ 5–½ 6–½ 7 7 Valdivia, Jr. 10.30

1 OLE SILVER 25.40 9.40 4.80
6 PAWNEE 3.80 2.60
2 BIG BEAUTY 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $64.60
$1 EXACTA (1-6)  $52.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-6-2-3)  $62.04
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-6-2)  $96.40
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-6-2-3-4)  Carryover $3,871

Winner–Ole Silver Grr.f.4 by Acclamation out of Silver Swallow, by Alphabet Soup. Bred by Andrew Molasky (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC. Mutuel Pool $315,917 Daily Double Pool $31,859 Exacta Pool $146,117 Superfecta Pool $50,961 Trifecta Pool $102,527 X-5 Super High Five Pool $5,072. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-3-1) paid $51.65. Pick Three Pool $56,808.

OLE SILVER hustled out of the gate, got brushed into the first turn, set the pace inside a rival, inched away nearing the quarter pole, urged a few times right-handed in the lane, drifted out in deep stretch and remained well clear. PAWNEE up close early from outside, chased two wide leaving the far turn and was clearly second best. BIG BEAUTY brushed with OLE SILVER into the first turn, stalked in the two path then angled three wide around the far turn and failed to produce a bid. TIME FOR EBBY turned head and stumbled at the start, trailed from inside, moved off the rail on the backstretch, angled back to the fence on the far turn and improved position. HOMEHOME hopped slightly and stumbled at the start, raced off the pace, came three wide into the drive and failed to menace. WARRIOR'S MOON stalked outside rivals, dropped back around the second bend and came up empty. SCARLET HEAT went four wide around the clubhouse turn, five wide into the lane and weakened.

NINTH RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 21.70 44.96 56.78 1:08.84


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

8 Lava Lane 126 8 3 2–1½ 1–hd 1–3 1–5¾ Rispoli 0.70
2 Queen of Pompeii 118 2 7 6–4 6–1½ 5–½ 2–ns Hernandez 13.30
6 Chao Mar 118 6 6 8 8 7–1½ 3–½ T Baze 26.30
3 Starship Endeavor 113 3 1 1–2 2–2 2–2½ 4–1¼ Pyfer 29.20
5 Our Miss Millie 118 5 2 4–1 4–hd 3–½ 5–nk Prat 4.30
7 Blazingbellablu 118 7 5 5–hd 5–1½ 4–1 6–1½ Cedillo 4.80
4 Bossy Soul 113 4 8 7–½ 7–hd 8 7–2 Centeno 11.20
1 Class Code 118 1 4 3–1 3–hd 6–½ 8 Franco 23.30

8 LAVA LANE 3.40 2.60 2.40
2 QUEEN OF POMPEII 8.40 6.00
6 CHAO MAR 10.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-8)  $39.60
$1 EXACTA (8-2)  $11.30
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-2-6-3)  $155.12
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-2-6-3-5)  $8,500.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-6)  $62.55

Winner–Lava Lane Ch.f.4 by Unusual Heat out of Street Surprise, by Street Sense. Bred by Eric Martin Waller & Sharon Joy Waller (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Waller, Rick and Waller, Sharon. Mutuel Pool $510,360 Daily Double Pool $109,504 Exacta Pool $309,315 Superfecta Pool $165,046 Super High Five Pool $39,488 Trifecta Pool $248,443. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-1-8) paid $39.35. Pick Three Pool $128,352. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-3-1-8) 4578 tickets with 4 correct paid $114.15. Pick Four Pool $684,851. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-4-3-1-8) 1082 tickets with 5 correct paid $463.40. Pick Five Pool $656,713. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (1-2-4-3-1-8) 200 tickets with 6 correct paid $953.80. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $357,506. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $314,702.

LAVA LANE stalked outside the leader or off the rail up the backstretch, drew alongside around the turn, put a nose in front at the quarter pole, cleared at the top of the stretch and widened through the final furlong. QUEEN OF POMPEII tracked the pace from inside, lacked room behind rivals throughout the turn, angled three wide leaving the turn and further out in the stretch, rallied and got up for second. CHAO MAR got bumped from outside then steadied early, angled five wide into the stretch, finished well and missed the place. STARSHIP ENDEAVOR sped clear early, lost command at the quarter pole, chased the winner through the drive and weakened late to lost the minor awards. OUR MISS MILLIE chased outside a rival, bumped with outside foe and shifted out at the three-eighths, chased between through the turn and flattened. BLAZINGBELLABLU bumped with inside rival and steadied early, tracked off the rail, bumped with OUR MISS MILLIE and steadied at the three-eighths, went three deep around the turn and flattened out. BOSSY SOUL traveled near the back of the back, angled to the inside, steered out four wide into the stretch and never made an impact. CLASS CODE chased from inside and faded through the lane.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track3,509$517,933
Inter-TrackN/A$1,496,889
Out of StateN/A$8,814,590
TOTAL3,509 $10,829,412


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