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Horse racing newsletter: And now the end is near …

Flowers frame a new infield video board
Flowers frame a new infield video board and the finish line at Santa Anita Park in 2019.
(Associated Press)

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, as I tell you what would make horse racing better.

Here we are with the penultimate issue of this newsletter. It’s starting to sink in. While I will really enjoy being able to spend more time on bigger horse racing stories, the one thing I will miss is being able to do off-the-cuff commentary on the issues facing the sport. Or, even just things that tick me off.

So, before that door shuts, let me hit you with 10 things I think need to be fixed in racing. You’ll agree with some and probably disagree with some others. That’s what makes it fun. (Those of you who routinely hit me with personal attacks, profanity-laden tirades and racist screeds, well, I’ve had your emails blocked for a while.)

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Here they are, in no particular order.

— Horse racing needs to take a stand against Saudi money. The influence of Saudi money is huge in this sport, but racing doesn’t seem to care about the human rights issues that engulf the region. Lest you forget, they kill journalists and, according to a British court, kidnap and silence family members who speak out. Despite the $20-million price tag, I will never cover the Saudi Cup, even if assigned. Don’t you wish someone in racing would take a stand and say human rights’ principles are more important than a big payday. And, Gary and Mary West, got your check yet from that Saudi Cup you won? Thought so.

— Santa Anita needs to fix its cameras. Are you as tired of seeing the videoboard for a few seconds down the backstretch of turf races as I am? I asked Craig Fravel, CEO of the Stronach Group’s racing division, about the embarrassing backstretch shots. He deflected and pushed it forward: “We can conveniently blame former management for putting the tower in the wrong place,” Fravel said. “But we are looking at a drone so we have overhead shots, mainly for video review, but it’s not far off. But it’s not as easy as it might seem.”

— The Equine Injury Database needs to be fixed. Del Mar likes to tout the fact that it is the safest major track in the country, which it is. But when it says it had only one racing fatality last year, it fails to mention the two training deaths, because the EID counts only racing deaths. If horse racing wants to show how safe it has become (with still a long way to go), why not count training deaths and add in the number of timed workouts? Santa Anita came up with this ridiculous metric during its fatality crisis in 2019 that essentially counted every time a horse stepped on the track in the mornings. That’s too far. Count training deaths and timed workouts.

— Get rid of the Rainbow Six at Stronach tracks. Among Tim Ritvo’s legacies is a Pick Six that at a 20-cent purchase price is almost assured of creating a carryover when there is no single winner. So, about half the mutuel pool is carried over until the next day or until there is single ticket winner or a mandatory payout. Those mandatory payout days are the only time to play the bet, because on that day it is a good deal for bettors. Otherwise, it amounts to somewhere around a 40% takeout. Those payout days generate enormous handles, which is the whole purpose of the bet. Stop taking advantage of the bettors and give them a fair shake every day.

— Churchill Downs needs to care about racing more than four days a year. You got to give CDI credit, it knows its sole mission is to create shareholder value. But by doing so, it shows it doesn’t really care about racing except four or so days a year. Ask those in Chicago if they think CDI buying Arlington Park was in the best interest of racing. The track could have had slot machines, but that would take business away from a more lucrative nearby casino. So, Arlington is being sold and to someone who does not want to keep it a racetrack. At least CDI is transparent about its true intentions.

— Even the playing field between $2 bettors and computer gamblers. Let’s face it, tracks don’t really care about the $2 bettor. Yes, ADWs (advance deposit wagering) saved the business but in so doing showed that the $2 bettor doesn’t matter anymore except to fleece with overpriced meals, drinks, programs and parking. The computer guys are the engine that drives the sport and they have rebates and batch betting advantages that the little guys just don’t have. I don’t know how to fix it. I just know it’s not fair.

— Horses that have to be loaded wearing a hood shouldn’t race. I know this comes out of nowhere, but if a horse is so difficult to enter the racing gate without being blindfolded, then maybe it just shouldn’t be a race horse. Injecting such stress into any creature isn’t fair. Racing people says horses love to run, and I think they do. But those who hate the process that much should be given a pass to a pasture. One of the best races of all time was Beholder beating Songbird in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in 2016. But I’ll always be haunted by Corona Del Inca being forced to enter her racing gate with a hood on. She broke down and was euthanized. Maybe she knew something was wrong and didn’t want to run. Who knows?

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— If you win a Triple Crown race, you have to race at least once as a 4-year-old. Yes, this one is unrealistic but allows me to make a bigger point. The business model of racing is all about breeding, not racing. There is no incentive for horses to keep racing past their best year because of the money involved. Racing needs stars but immediately sends its potential stars to the breeding shed. Now, in the 0.1% chance this would ever be instituted, you would see a rash of bowed tendons and “career ending” minor injuries.

— Racing needs a post time czar. I’ve often believed that racing’s major organizations would rather fail individually than succeed together. Even with something as simple as post times, racetracks are continually stepping on each other. Just the other day, two Stronach tracks, Gulfstream and Santa Anita, were running on top of each other. I don’t think it’s that difficult to coordinate. Heck, let TVG assign post times because it’s the one most affected by races on top of each other. If you watch at night, with just a handful of tracks running, TVG is split screen more than it should be because tracks care only about themselves.

— Other things I’d like to see without elaboration: Free parking at all race tracks all the time. A three-hour time limit on California Horse Racing Board meetings. Ed Burgart inducted into the quarter horse hall of fame. Someone to take over for Ed Allred when the time comes. The press box elevator at Del Mar to work on opening day. The press box elevator to work at any time at Pimlico. A lifetime of winners to all of our readers.

Santa Anita review

Four stakes, so let’s get to them.

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$75,000 Siren Lure Stakes: This 6½-furlong turf race was a last-to-first experience for Kanderel. Seventh at the top of the stretch, jockey Juan Hernandez took him wide and he collected everyone in front of him to win by half-a-length.

Kanderel paid $10.60, $5.20 and $3.20. Commander was second, followed by Chasin Munny, Wound Tight, Tilted Towers, Texas Wedge and Tatters to Riches.

Richard Mandella (winning trainer): “We gelded him, and it took a little while for it to work. He has now settled in to being with a harder crowd. We also shortened him up and he’s doing better than he did running long. He was the better horse, and there were some pretty good horses. I was hoping he was good enough to catch these, and he did. He ran an even better race than he did the last time.”

Juan Hernandez (winning jockey): “I broke from the inside, number one post and Mr. Mandella told me to ride the horse like last time. My horse, he loves to come from behind. I just broke, the horse was comfortable being last.… I was saving ground and at the [top of] the stretch, I decided to go outside and make my run. My horse helped me a lot and he responded really well.”

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$150,000 Snow Chief Stakes: This was a race for 3-year-old Cal-breds going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Jimmy Blue Jeans ran a smart race just off the leader, poked his head out in front at the top of the stretch and held on to win by a neck in a blanket finish.

Jimmy Blue Jeans paid $33.40, $10.60 and 6.80. None Above the Law was second, followed by Ferrariano, Ingest, Big Talker, Cargo, Found My Ball, Play Chicken and Que Sera Sir Ralph.

Andy Mathis was the winning trainer.

Kent Desormeaux (winning jockey): “I only spoke to the assistant [trainer] and he told me to just try to get him home and he’ll probably be forwardly placed and just try to enjoy the ride. That’s all he said. This ride started two or three days ago, I was a tour guide for the owners. I had to show them where to get licensed and everything, so this is a nice omen; I think it’s what it is.”

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$150,000 Melair Stakes: This Cal-bred race was for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Fi Fi Pharoah showed her royal breeding by coming from last, making a move on the far turn and then going four wide into the stretch to gain the lead and win by half-a-length.

Fi Fi Pharoah paid $6.00, $3.60 and $2.60. Eddie’s New Dream was second, followed by I’m So Anna, Pawnee, Mucha Woman, Smoothlikebuttah and Omg It’s Jessica.

Walther Solis (winning trainer): “Last time it worked for her with [Umberto] Rispoli, I didn’t think we would get beat this time. She just ran from the three-eighths, she knows when she has to speed up. When she got in front, she started waiting for everybody. She’s a classy filly. I knew the filly was coming in 100%. I told [breeder/owner] Terry [Lovinger], ‘We got the filly.’”

Rispoli (winning jockey): “I’ve been working with her and I’ve been really pleased with her. I kept telling Walther she’s getting better and better. She’s so lazy. In the mornings she won’t give you anything until she reaches the quarter pole and takes off, so that’s what I was expecting for the race. I knew the pace was on, so I stayed inside because she doesn’t mind staying back until I find a nice gap. I was following Mario (Eddie’s New Dream) until I had a chance to go into the clear.”

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Grade 3 $100,000 San Juan Capistrano: This is one of the favorite races of the meeting as it is 1¾ miles starting at the top of the turf course and going through the stretch twice. As it turned out, it wasn’t much of a race as 2019 winner Acclimate went to the lead and never gave it up winning by 3¾ lengths.

Acclimate paid $6.00, $3.80 and $2.60. Astronaut was second, followed by Red King, Ward ‘n Jerry, Lure Him In and Pillar Mountain.

Phil D’Amato was the winning trainer and Ricardo Gonzalez was the rider.

Santa Anita preview

It’s closing day at Santa Anita’s marathon winter-spring meeting. The card isn’t as good as Saturday’s but it’s still pretty good. There are four stakes races, two allowance/optional claimers and two maiden specials. Six of the races (the odd-numbered ones) are on the turf. It’s also a good time to congratulate Chris Merz for a great job in the racing office. Nothing against the former guy, but Merz seemed to understand the horse population just a bit better. It resulted in some interesting race writing.

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Let’s get to the stakes.

$100,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity. The title tells you what you need to know except for the distance, which is five furlongs. Big City Lights is the huge 2-5 favorite for trainer Luis Mendez and jockey Juan Hernandez. He won his only start by 12½ lengths on May 2. The second choice is Street Art at 7-2 for Keith and Kent Desormeaux. He won his only start by four lengths. Post is around 2:40 p.m.

Grade 3 $100,000 American Stakes. Neptune Storm is the 4-5 favorite in this one-mile turf race. Peter Miller and Flavien Prat are the connections. The 5-year-old gelding has won six of 19. He won the Grade 3 San Francisco at Golden Gate in June of last year. He hasn’t raced since Sept. 7. Restrainedvengence is the 5-2 second choice for Val Brinkerhoff and Tyler Baze. He has won eight of 30 and is coming off a third in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile. Post is listed as 4:21 p.m.

$100,000 Fasig-Tipton Debutante. This has all the same conditions as the Futurity, except for fillies. At the Spa is the 2-1 favorite for Jorge Periban and Baze. She won her only race by seven furlongs. Laurel Canyon is the 5-2 second choice for Miller and Prat. She’s making her first start for Miller after winning her debut by a length at Gulfstream Park. Post is around 4:54 p.m.

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Grade 3 $100,000 Wilshire Stakes. This one has the same conditions as the American except for fillies and mares. Warren’s Showtime is the 5-2 favorite for Craig Lewis and Juan Hernandez. She has won six of 19 and last won on Oct. 17 in the Autumn Miss at Santa Anita. Leggs Galore is the 3-1 second choice for Phil D’Amato and Ricardo Gonzalez. She has won six of nine and is coming off a win in the Fran’s Valentine. It’s listed as 5:28 p.m. post.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 8, 7, 6, 5, 12 (2 also eligible), 11, 6, 5, 8, 9, 12.

Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day

FIFTH RACE: No. 1 Brother Reid (6-1)

Umberto Rispoli rode this horse last out in February 2020 off a year break and was edged for second. The horse was sent to the bench until today. The presence of Rispoli yet again is an indication to me of a live horse at 6-1.

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Thank you for reading my value plays these past few years and a big thanks to John Cherwa who made it all possible. We are all sad to see the newsletter go away. For the Del Mar meet you can view my Free Pick 4 each racing day using this link.

Saturday’s result: Starship Endeavor popped the gate under Jessica Pyfer, hit the lead but deep stretch was run down by Joe Bravo who is likely to make a big statement on the West Coast this summer. Starship paid $9.40 for place.

Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.

Big races review

A look at stakes worth $100,000 or more Saturday.

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Belmont (6): $150,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes (Cupecoy’s Joy Division), NY-bred 3-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs on turf. Winner: Sport Model ($14.80)

Woodbine (7): $125,000 Star Shoot Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Can’t Buy Love ($27.30)

Belmont (9): $150,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes (Spectacular Bid Division), NY-bred 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs on turf. Winner: Ocala Dream ($8.40)

Churchill Downs (10): $110,000 Roxelana Overnight Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Bell’s the One ($6.20)

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Woodbine (9): Grade 3 $150,000 Whimsical Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Boardroom ($5.70)

Santa Anita (9): $150,000 Snow Chief Stakes, Cal-bred 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: None Above the Law (9-5)

Santa Anita (10): $150,000 Melair Stakes, Cal-bred fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Fi Fi Pharoah (5-2)

Santa Anita (11): Grade 3 $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes, 3 and up, 1 ¾ miles on turf. Favorite: Acclimate (9-5)

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Big races preview

A look at stakes worth $100,000 or more Sunday. All times PDT.

1:29 Woodbine (7): Grade 3 $150,000 Jaques Cartier Stakes, 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Pink Lloyd (4-5)

2:02 Monmouth (11): Grade 3 $150,000 Eatontown Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Nay Lady Nay (7-2)

2:12 Belmont (9): Grade 3 $250,000 Poker Stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Raging Bull (1-1)

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2:40 Santa Anita (4): $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity, 2-year-olds, 5 furlongs. Favorite: Big City Lights (2-5)

3:01 Woodbine (10): $125,000 Woodstock Stakes, 3-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Jaxon Traveler (8-5)

4:21 Santa Anita (7): $100,000 American Stakes, 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Neptune’s Storm (4-5)

4:54 Santa Anita (8): $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Debutante Stake, fillies 2-years-old, 5 furlongs. Favorite: At the Spa (2-1)

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5:28 Santa Anita (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Warren’s Showtime (5-2)

Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day

EIGHTH RACE: No. 2 Black Coffeee (9-2)

He is one of four runners for the Jose A. Flores shedrow that qualified to this prestigious event and this runner was the second-fastest finalist overall. Black Coffeee broke good while showing a quick turn of foot to garner the front end right from the get-go. With the front end established, the long strider then extended his advantage easily while steadily drifting in late while under a hold. With another similar-quality performance, he’ll be a huge contender at an excellent price.

A final thought

As we head toward Monday’s final newsletter, remember you can always voice your concerns or praise about anything in the Los Angeles Times by contacting our readers’ representative. Clicking here will bring up the email.

After the newsletter goes away, make sure and check my Twitter account for stories I might have written. So, follow me at @jcherwa.

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, June 19.

Copyright 2021 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 78th day of a 81-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.97 46.23 58.36 1:10.60


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

9 Teddy's Barino 120 8 3 4–hd 2–½ 2–2 1–¾ Bravo 4.00
10 Starship Endeavor 115 9 2 1–1½ 1–½ 1–hd 2–1½ Pyfer 8.20
4 Queen of Pompeii 120 3 11 8–½ 9–2 8–½ 3–½ Hernandez 2.80
8 Lena's Big Day 120 7 6 9–2 8–1 6–1 4–1¼ Prat 3.00
1 Youonlylivetwice 120 1 9 3–hd 4–hd 3–1 5–ns Cedillo 16.10
12 Chao Mar 120 11 5 11 10–hd 10–hd 6–1½ T Baze 5.00
6 Aristeia 126 5 7 5–2 3–hd 4–½ 7–½ Barnett 27.20
7 Sky On Ice 120 6 1 2–1 5–3½ 5–2 8–hd Pereira 15.80
11 Bango Ishernaymo 126 10 4 7–1 6–hd 7–hd 9–hd Stra 67.00
3 Lips Like Sugar 120 2 10 10–hd 11 11 10–¾ Franco 42.30
5 Valentine Ghost 115 4 8 6–½ 7–1 9–2 11 Centeno 85.00

9 TEDDY'S BARINO 10.00 5.80 3.60
10 STARSHIP ENDEAVOR 9.40 4.60
4 QUEEN OF POMPEII 3.00
$1 EXACTA (9-10)  $39.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-10-4-8)  $47.15
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-10-4)  $71.70
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-10-4-8-1)  Carryover $1,304

Winner–Teddy's Barino Grr.f.3 by Grazen out of Miss Rebound, by Speightstown. Bred by Red Baron's Barn & Vaya Con Suerte (CA). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Red Baron's Barn LLC and Vaya Con Suerte, LLC. Mutuel Pool $248,921 Exacta Pool $142,287 Superfecta Pool $52,438 Trifecta Pool $85,156 X-5 Super High Five Pool $1,708. Scratched–Applaud the Bench, Spanish Channel, Unusual Ride.

TEDDY'S BARINO chased four deep into the turn, bid outside the leader at the quarter pole, dueled through the stretch and proved best late. STARSHIP ENDEAVOR showed early speed from outside, cleared inside rival and showed the way to the turn, met challenge from rival leaving the turn, battled through the stretch and yielded grudgingly. QUEEN OF POMPEII checked between foes early, settled on the inside, lacked room early on the turn, angled off the rail and came four wide into the stretch, rallied and earned the show. LENA'S BIG DAY sat off the pace early, went three wide into the turn, went between rivals and split foes at the top of the stretch, summoned a mild rally and earned a minor award. YOUONLYLIVETWICE was rank and got bumped from outside early, settled into a stalking position on the inside, remained along the rail to the stretch and weakened late. CHAO MAR dropped back early, went three to four wide around the turn and closed belatedly. ARISTEIA chased the pace from between rivals, went three deep around the turn and lacked further response. SKY ON ICE broke well and vied for the lead early then was taken back to a stalking position, traveled between runners on the turn and weakened. BANGO ISHERNAYMO tracked off the rail then outside a rival, went three wide around the turn and lacked a rally. LIPS LIKE SUGAR got crowded and steadied early, dropped to the back of the field, saved ground through the turn, angled out in the stretch and made no impact, then was vanned off after the race. VALENTINE GHOST drifted in and bumped rival early, got squeezed between runners past the nine-sixteenths, dropped to mid-pack, saved ground around the bend and weakened.

SECOND RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.53 46.02 58.96


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

6 DQ–Ko Olina 122 6 1 1–1 1–½ 1–½ 1–ns Hernandez 9.40
5 Eda 122 5 4 2–hd 2–4 2–8 2–13½ Cedillo 2.10
2 Square Fun 122 2 2 3–2 3–hd 3–½ 3–4½ Gutierrez 9.60
3 Charlotte Harbor 122 3 5 6–1½ 5–1½ 5–2½ 4–½ Desormeaux 8.30
4 Censorship 122 4 7 5–½ 4–2½ 4–6 5–4¼ Prat 1.10
7 Talkative Gal 122 7 6 7 7 7 6–5¾ Gonzalez 12.20
1 Candy Raid 122 1 3 4–hd 6–2½ 6–½ 7 Maldonado 31.20

5 EDA 6.20 3.60 3.00
6 DQ–KO OLINA 7.00 5.00
2 SQUARE FUN 5.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-5)  $36.40
$1 EXACTA (5-6)  $16.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-6-2-3)  $34.43
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-6-2-3-4)  $1,126.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-6-2)  $53.15

Winner–Eda B.f.2 by Munnings out of Show Me, by Lemon Drop Kid. Bred by Nathan McCauley (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Baoma Corporation. Mutuel Pool $256,402 Daily Double Pool $40,977 Exacta Pool $147,740 Superfecta Pool $59,905 Super High Five Pool $10,103 Trifecta Pool $101,365. Scratched–none. DQ–#6 Ko Olina–finished 1st, disqualified, placed 2nd.

KO OLINA sped clear up the backstretch, led two wide around the turn, met the challenge from EDA into the stretch, dueled with that rival then drifted out and bumped EDA at the sixteenth pole and held gamely to the wire. EDA chased outside a rival or off the rail, went three wide around the turn, bid outside into the stretch, dueled through the lane and got bumped at the sixteenth pole, continued to fight on to the wire and just missed. SQUARE FUN chased along the inside into the turn, two wide into the stretch, could not summon the needed late response but stayed on for a clear third. CHARLOTTE HARBOR tracked between into the turn, drifted out out around the turn and weakened. CENSORSHIP got shuffled back at the start, chased three deep leaving the backstretch, entered the stretch three to four wide and weakened. TALKATIVE GAL broke out, steered back in but still raced widest while outside a pair of rivals, took the turn four then five wide and proved no menace. CANDY RAID stalked the pace on the inside, lost ground around the bend and faded. FOLLOWING A STEWARDS' INQUIRY, KO OLINA WAS DISQUALIFIED FROM FIRST TO SECOND FOR DRIFTING OUT AND MAKING CONTACT WITH EDA AT THE SIXTEENTH POLE, COSTING EDA A CHANCE AT A BETTER PLACING.

THIRD RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Siren Lure Stakes'. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.21 45.96 1:08.20 1:14.98


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

1 Kanderel 126 1 7 7 7 7 1–½ Hernandez 4.30
3 Commander 122 3 6 6–1 5–hd 4–½ 2–nk Bravo 5.50
7 Chasin Munny 124 7 5 5–½ 6–1½ 5–1½ 3–1 Prat 1.30
5 Wound Tight 126 5 4 3–hd 3–½ 3–½ 4–¾ Desormeaux 18.30
6 Tilted Towers 122 6 3 1–½ 2–2½ 2–1 5–1¼ Cedillo 13.00
4 Texas Wedge 126 4 1 2–1½ 1–hd 1–½ 6–1½ Rispoli 3.30
2 Tatters to Riches 126 2 2 4–1 4–½ 6–½ 7 T Baze 16.70

1 KANDEREL 10.60 5.20 3.20
3 COMMANDER (FR) 5.60 3.40
7 CHASIN MUNNY 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $29.60
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $25.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-7-5)  $36.09
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-7-5-6)  $1,566.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-7)  $35.05

Winner–Kanderel Dbb.g.4 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Stormica, by Storm Cat. Bred by Wertheimer et Frere (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Wertheimer and Frere. Mutuel Pool $358,656 Daily Double Pool $26,987 Exacta Pool $205,702 Superfecta Pool $86,697 Super High Five Pool $10,264 Trifecta Pool $137,116. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (9-5-1) paid $40.85. Pick Three Pool $68,980.

KANDEREL allowed to settle early, traveled along the inside then swung out into the stretch, rallied six deep and surged late to overhaul the runner-up in the closing moments. COMMANDER (FR) raced outside a rival then moved inside, came out a bit and bumped rival past the five-sixteenths, angled three wide leaving the turn, bumped rival again in upper stretch, rallied between foes, led late but got run down by the winner. CHASIN MUNNY broke in and bumped rival, got bumped past the five-sixteenths pole, angled four wide into the stretch, got bumped again in upper stretch, rallied five deep and got outkicked by the top pair. WOUND TIGHT broke in and got bumped on both sides at the start, chased two wide through the turn, bid between in deep stretch but was not enough. TILTED TOWERS sped to the front, set the pace outside a rival, dueled two wide through the turn and lost the lead the lead approaching the quarter pole, fought back outside the leader to deep stretch and flattened late. TEXAS WEDGE got bumped at the start, pressed the pace from inside, dueled for command on the turn and put a head in front nearing the quarter pole, held a short lead to deep stretch and yielded late. TATTERS TO RICHES chased on the inside and never responded to urging.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.13 45.21 57.35 1:10.51


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

4 Brutto 120 4 5 2–1 2–4½ 1–2 1–6½ Cedillo 0.70
2 Trainer Please 120 2 1 1–½ 1–hd 2–7 2–1½ Gutierrez 3.20
6 Kattath 113 6 3 5–2 6–1 5–hd 3–2¼ Ellingwood 22.30
3 Eleniak 120 3 7 6–1½ 5–1 6–2½ 4–2½ Desormeaux 11.00
7 Tulsa Tornado 120 7 4 3–hd 4–5 4–1½ 5–2½ Prat 5.20
1 Mayhem and Chaos 120 1 6 7 7 7 6–½ Valdivia, Jr. 30.70
5 Irondale 115 5 2 4–2½ 3–½ 3–1½ 7 Pyfer 14.30

4 BRUTTO 3.40 2.40 2.10
2 TRAINER PLEASE 3.40 2.60
6 KATTATH 5.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $20.60
$1 EXACTA (4-2)  $4.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-2-6-3)  $11.68
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-2-6-3-7)  $522.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-6)  $15.60

Winner–Brutto Ch.c.3 by Nyquist out of Rhineshark, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Bred by Clearsky Farms (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Michael Bello LLC and Bartlett, Charles. Mutuel Pool $250,138 Daily Double Pool $33,623 Exacta Pool $117,357 Superfecta Pool $46,569 Super High Five Pool $6,166 Trifecta Pool $82,293. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-1-4) paid $14.30. Pick Three Pool $37,780.

BRUTTO pressed the pace from outside, raced on even terms at the quarter pole, led into the stretch, kicked clear and drew off under hand urging. TRAINER PLEASE set the pace inside BRUTTO, held a short lead through the turn, was overtaken into the stretch, weakened late but saved the place. KATTATH was coxed between runners but was in a bit tight, dropped back and angled inside, drifted out early on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and showed a mild response to earn the show. ELENIAK hopped and broke in at the start, was carried wide by KATTATH near the three-eighths pole, drifted out into the stretch and failed to threaten. TULSA TORNADO stalked outside a rival, drifted out into the stretch and weakened. MAYHEM AND CHAOS was off slow and broke inward, went three wide into the turn, was carried wide near the three-eighths then angled back inside on the turn and failed to menace. IRONDALE chased off the rail, steadied briefly near the half-mile pole, lost ground around the turn and faded.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.75 47.87 1:12.00 1:23.74 1:35.58


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

10 Lincoln Hawk 120 9 8 6–hd 7–1 4–1 3–2½ 1–hd Hernandez 1.60
5 Hollywoodhellraisr 126 5 4 5–1 4–½ 2–hd 2–2 2–1 Valdivia, Jr. 22.80
6 Subconscious 120 6 2 1–1½ 1–1 1–3 1–2½ 3–1¼ Cedillo 3.70
9 Lone Scout 120 8 7 7–1 6–hd 5–1½ 4–1 4–1½ Bravo 8.20
12 Eagle Chief 120 10 9 8–½ 8–½ 6–½ 6–3½ 5–½ Desormeaux 6.10
4 Offlee Naughty 120 4 5 10–4 10–5 10–3 7–2 6–2¾ Rispoli 21.50
3 Liam's Love 120 3 3 2–1 2–1½ 3–1½ 5–hd 7–5¼ Prat 4.00
2 Injunction 115 2 11 11 11 11 11 8–1¼ Centeno 96.80
14 Gone Rogue 120 11 10 9–1 9–2 8–1 8–2½ 9–1¾ McCarthy 85.80
1 Bender 115 1 1 3–hd 5–1 9–hd 9–1 10–3¼ Pyfer 32.40
7 New Soi Phet 120 7 6 4–½ 3–hd 7–1 10–2 11 T Baze 58.80

10 LINCOLN HAWK (IRE) 5.20 4.00 2.80
5 HOLLYWOODHELLRAISR 14.20 7.40
6 SUBCONSCIOUS 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-10)  $9.80
$1 EXACTA (10-5)  $33.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (10-5-6-9)  $67.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-5-6)  $77.90
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-5-6-9-12)  Carryover $4,036
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (4-11)  $3.40

Winner–Lincoln Hawk (IRE) Dbb.c.3 by Mehmas (IRE) out of Glamorous (GER), by Red Ransom. Bred by Richard & Nora Ahern (IRE). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Rockingham Ranch and Supreme Racing. Mutuel Pool $491,196 Daily Double Pool $34,968 Exacta Pool $260,438 Superfecta Pool $104,569 Trifecta Pool $158,347 X-5 Super High Five Pool $5,287. Scratched–Circumvent, Istanbul, Jedi Master.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-4-10) paid $13.60. Pick Three Pool $82,182. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (1-4-11) paid $5.10. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-1-4-8/10/11/13) 4615 tickets with 4 correct paid $42.40. Pick Four Pool $256,636. 50-Cent Pick Five (9-5-1-4-8/10/11/13) 2127 tickets with 5 correct paid $254.15. Pick Five Pool $628,638.

LINCOLN HAWK (IRE) angled in early, checked into the first turn, brushed with rival into the stretch, closed fast and got up in time. HOLLYWOODHELLRAISR stalked the pace between foes, raced a bit off the rail into the drive, tipped out in upper stretch, reeled in the leader and took control late but got nailed by the winner. SUBCONSCIOUS sped clear and controlled the pace through the early stages, inched away on the far turn, led through the lane but got overhauled late. LONE SCOUT went four wide into the first turn, tracked off the rail, came six wide into the stretch and finished well to gain ground late. EAGLE CHIEF checked between rivals into the first turn, lacked room near the three-eighths pole, cut the corner into the stretch and summoned a mild response. OFFLEE NAUGHTY settled along the inside, angled four wide on the far turn, produced a mild rally but could not threaten for the major awards. LIAM'S LOVE drifted out into the first turn, raced up close outside the pacesetter, brushed with rival entering the lane and weakened. INJUNCTION was off slow to begin, trailed the field early, run up on heels and checked past the seven-sixteenths pole, stayed off the rail into the drive and was never a factor. GONE ROGUE went four to three wide on the first turn, three wide into the stretch and never made an impact. BENDER stalked from inside, dropped back on the far turn and tired. NEW SOI PHET got forced out into the first turn, raced outside rivals while in range up the backstretch, drifted six wide into the stretch and had little left.

SIXTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 23.63 46.86 1:10.90 1:36.27 1:42.64


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

1 Tripoli 124 1 2 4 3–hd 3–11 1–hd 1–½ Pereira 4.80
2 Bold Endeavor 124 2 1 1–½ 1–½ 1–1 2–4½ 2–12¼ Hernandez 0.50
3 Synthesis 124 3 3 2–½ 2–2 2–1 3–28 3–71¾ T Baze 2.80
5 Route Six Six 126 4 4 3–hd 4 4 4 4 Cedillo 10.20

1 TRIPOLI 11.60 2.80
2 BOLD ENDEAVOR 2.10
3 SYNTHESIS
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-1)  $66.00
$1 EXACTA (1-2)  $9.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-2-3)  $8.50

Winner–Tripoli Ch.c.4 by Kitten's Joy out of Love Train, by Tapit. Bred by Blue Devil Racing Stable, LLC (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $238,668 Daily Double Pool $25,118 Exacta Pool $95,633 Trifecta Pool $57,476. Scratched–Azul Coast.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-10-1) paid $21.75. Pick Three Pool $68,150. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (4-11-1) paid $5.95.

TRIPOLI tracked the top pair from inside, closed in around the far turn, bid inside BOLD ENDEAVOR into the lane, took over in upper stretch, dueled into the final sixteenth and inched ahead late. BOLD ENDEAVOR set the pace inside SYNTHESIS in the two path, cleared that rival at the five-sixteenths pole, challenged from inside into the lane and lost command to TRIPOLI, fought back gamely through the final furlong but was bested by the winner. SYNTHESIS pressed the pace to the five-sixteenths, chased the top pair three wide into the drive and weakened. ROUTE SIX SIX chased four wide through the first turn, remained well off the inside up the backstretch, lost ground into the far turn, faded around the second bend, eased in the lane and walked off.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.08 46.34 1:10.32 1:22.39 1:34.72


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

9 Ready Soul 124 8 6 6–hd 6–½ 5–½ 4–1½ 1–1¼ Prat 4.40
11 Constitutionaffair 124 10 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–½ 1–1½ 2–hd Cedillo 2.10
8 Southern Horse 124 7 5 4–½ 4–1 3–hd 3–hd 3–1½ Rispoli 11.00
3 Uncle Addouma 124 2 3 5–1 5–1 6–hd 6–1 4–ns Hernandez 5.50
10 Farquhar 126 9 7 3–½ 2–1 2–2 2–1½ 5–ns Desormeaux 17.70
1 Adare 124 1 8 8–hd 9–3 8–1½ 8–½ 6–1 Bravo 4.20
7 Cleopatra's Strike 126 6 9 9–1½ 8–½ 7–1 7–hd 7–ns McCarthy 18.20
6 Secret Club 121 5 10 10–½ 11 10–½ 9–1 8–2½ Pyfer 9.10
12 Wesphire 126 11 11 11 10–hd 11 11 9–1½ T Baze 85.60
4 Robber Baron 117 3 1 2–1 3–hd 4–½ 5–hd 10–½ Ellingwood 103.00
5 Fuente 126 4 4 7–1 7–½ 9–1 10–1 11 Pereira 37.70

9 READY SOUL 10.80 4.80 3.40
11 CONSTITUTIONAFFAIR 3.40 3.00
8 SOUTHERN HORSE (ARG) 6.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-9)  $102.60
$1 EXACTA (9-11)  $16.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-11-8-3)  $70.93
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-11-8-3-10)  $10,639.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-11-8)  $74.40

Winner–Ready Soul B.c.4 by More Than Ready out of Secretariat's Soul (IRE), by Sadler's Wells. Bred by Charles Fipke (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC, Slam Dunk Racing and Nentwig, Michael. Mutuel Pool $416,689 Daily Double Pool $44,556 Exacta Pool $229,786 Superfecta Pool $101,686 Super High Five Pool $8,652 Trifecta Pool $165,143. Scratched–Bedrock.

50-Cent Pick Three (10-1-9) paid $77.70. Pick Three Pool $53,656.

READY SOUL traveled mid-pack early on outside a rival, exited the far turn, three wide, closed well, reeled in the runner-up and drove past late. CONSTITUTIONAFFAIR vied for the lead into the first turn, cleared rival leaving the bend, pressured into the far turn, maintained a short lead through the bend, cleared rival in upper stretch but got caught in the closing moments. SOUTHERN HORSE (ARG) came in and bumped rival at the start, tracked three wide then moved to the two path, finished willingly but could not get up for the place. UNCLE ADDOUMA went along the inside through the first turn, moved into the two path on the backstretch, angled to the rail with a sixteenth remaining and finished well on the inside. FARQUHAR fowardly placed in the early going, bid outside leaving the backstretch, kept the pressure on into the lane, lost contact in upper stretch and weakened late. ADARE pulled from the five-eighths to the seven-sixteenths, went two to three wide into the lane and produced a mild rally. CLEOPATRA'S STRIKE got knocked into rival soon after the start, came four wide into the stretch and needed more late. SECRET CLUB was pinballed between runners and checked soon after the start, saved ground then angled out near the eighth pole and failed to threaten. WESPHIRE raced outside a rival at the back of the pack, angled four wide leaving the second bend and was never a factor. ROBBER BARON vied for the lead into the first turn, chased the leader into the backstretch, saved ground through the far turn and weakened. FUENTE (GB) got bumped hard early, pulled and checked near the half-mile pole, angled three wide into the drive and came up empty.

EIGHTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.70 44.68 1:09.16 1:15.64


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

1 Howbeit 126 1 9 1–½ 1–1 1–2½ 1–3½ Cedillo 2.60
2 Established 126 2 7 5–1 5–1 2–3 2–4½ Prat 10.30
9 Wipe the Slate 120 9 2 7–2½ 6–2½ 3–2½ 3–2¼ Gutierrez 8.50
6 Ginobili 126 6 5 6–hd 7–1 7–½ 4–hd Bravo 7.80
3 Littlebitamedal 126 3 8 9 9 6–hd 5–6¼ Valdivia, Jr. 14.10
7 Ka'nah 126 7 6 8–hd 8–1 8–1½ 6–hd Smith 2.70
4 Palace Coup 126 4 1 2–½ 2–½ 4–1 7–3½ Gonzalez 5.00
5 Whisky My God 126 5 3 3–1 3–½ 5–½ 8–2¼ T Baze 17.30
8 Stay Happy 126 8 4 4–½ 4–hd 9 9 Hernandez 18.90

1 HOWBEIT 7.20 4.00 3.00
2 ESTABLISHED 9.80 7.20
9 WIPE THE SLATE 6.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-1)  $44.60
$1 EXACTA (1-2)  $31.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-2-9-6)  $181.45
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-2-9)  $156.15
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-2-9-6-3)  Carryover $4,048

Winner–Howbeit B.c.4 by Secret Circle out of Emerlaude, by El Corredor. Bred by University of Kentucky (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc., Little Red Feather Racing, Haramoto, Dan and Kawahara, Sheldon. Mutuel Pool $421,054 Daily Double Pool $40,023 Exacta Pool $212,704 Superfecta Pool $85,484 Trifecta Pool $139,522 X-5 Super High Five Pool $5,304. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-9-1) paid $115.65. Pick Three Pool $86,570. 50-Cent Pick Four (8/10/11/13-1-9-1) 768 tickets with 4 correct paid $298.40. Pick Four Pool $300,216.

HOWBEIT sent from inside to gain command, set the pace inside a pair of rivals, moved clear at the five-sixteenths pole, drew away under right-handed urging and steady handling to the wire. ESTABLISHED stalked the top trio up the backstretch, traveled along the inside then two wide into the stretch, could not threaten the winner but proved second best. WIPE THE SLATE tracked three wide into the turn, angled to the rail around the bend and went evenly through the final furlong. GINOBILI bumped with KA'NAH early, chased off rail, two to three wide around the turn and churned on to fill out the superfecta. LITTLEBITAMEDAL unhurried in the early stages, saved ground to the stretch and was outkicked by GINOBILI for a minor award. KA'NAH got bumped and squeezed between rivals early, took the turn four wide, tipped out at the top of the stretch and made no impact. PALACE COUP pressed the pace between rivals then outside the pacesetter into the turn, lost contact at the five-sixteenths and tired in the lane. WHISKY MY GOD (ARG) attended the pace three deep up the backstretch, came under a ride through the turn and faded. STAY HAPPY was in range while off the rail on the backstretch, took the turn four wide and had little left for the drive.

NINTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $150,000. 'Snow Chief Stakes'. 3 year olds. Time 23.06 47.60 1:11.86 1:36.69 1:48.69


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

7 Jimmy Blue Jeans 120 7 4 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–nk Desormeaux 15.70
2 None Above the Law 124 2 5 5–hd 6–hd 7–1 5–1 2–ns Prat 1.00
3 Ferrariano 122 3 7 6–½ 5–hd 5–½ 4–1½ 3–½ Cedillo 12.20
6 Ingest 120 6 2 3–hd 4–1½ 4–1 3–½ 4–1¼ Espinoza 30.90
4 Big Talker 120 4 9 9 9 8–1 6–hd 5–½ Rispoli 3.60
8 Cargo 120 8 6 8–1½ 8–hd 9 8–2 6–3¼ Bravo 9.00
1 Found My Ball 120 1 1 1–1½ 1–1 1–1 2–½ 7–3¼ Gutierrez 5.40
9 Play Chicken 124 9 3 4–2 3–hd 3–hd 7–½ 8–2¼ T Baze 24.10
5 Que Sera Sir Ralph 120 5 8 7–2½ 7–2 6–hd 9 9 Pereira 80.00

7 JIMMY BLUE JEANS 33.40 10.60 6.80
2 NONE ABOVE THE LAW 2.80 2.40
3 FERRARIANO 5.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-7)  $125.20
$1 EXACTA (7-2)  $43.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-2-3-6)  $234.09
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-2-3-6-4)  $8,245.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-2-3)  $130.15

Winner–Jimmy Blue Jeans Grr.g.3 by James Street out of Blue Blizzard, by Marino Marini. Bred by Perry Bruno & John Gezon (CA). Trainer: Andy Mathis. Owner: Bruno, Perry, Gezon, John and Jones, Robert M.. Mutuel Pool $442,493 Daily Double Pool $42,525 Exacta Pool $206,542 Superfecta Pool $94,301 Super High Five Pool $25,055 Trifecta Pool $132,725. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (9-1-7) paid $331.95. Pick Three Pool $90,069.

JIMMY BLUE JEANS bumped leaving the gate, shifted in entering the first turn, bid outside on the far turn, cleared rival at the furlong marker and held gamely to the wire. NONE ABOVE THE LAW shifted out and bumped rival at the start, raced along the inside then moved off the rail, angled out in upper stretch, rallied and got up for second. FERRARIANO knocked into rival at the start, tracked between foes, two to three wide into the lane, closed well but was not enough and was edged for the place. INGEST came out and bumped rival in the beginning, was bothered by the winner and steadied into the first turn, chased a bit off the rail into the stretch and lacked the needed late punch. BIG TALKER bumped from inside and stumbled at the start, angled out into the stretch and finished with interest but needed more late. CARGO pinballed between rivals leaving the gate, angled to the inside, saved ground then angled out in the lane and kept on to advance. FOUND MY BALL sped to the front from inside, maintained a short lead when challenged on the far turn, yielded to the winner with a furlong remaining and weakened. PLAY CHICKEN broke in and bumped rival at the start, chased three wide into the stretch and weakened. QUE SERA SIR RALPH was a bit fractious in the gate, tracked three deep then four wide into the lane, came out upper stretch and weakened.

TENTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $150,000. 'Melair Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 23.49 47.47 1:12.93 1:39.54 1:46.41


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

3 Fi Fi Pharoah 120 3 7 7 7 6–2 1–hd 1–½ Rispoli 2.00
6 Eddie's New Dream 120 6 2 3–3½ 3–½ 3–2 2–2 2–2½ Gutierrez 3.80
5 I'm So Anna 124 5 1 4–½ 5–1 4–½ 3–3½ 3–6¼ Prat 2.80
1 Pawnee 120 1 6 5–1½ 4–1 5–hd 6–½ 4–hd Smith 3.10
2 Mucha Woman 120 2 4 1–1 1–1 1–½ 4–1½ 5–hd Hernandez 21.40
4 Smoothlikebuttah 120 4 5 6–2 6–½ 7 5–½ 6–11¼ Cedillo 21.50
8 Omg It's Jessica 120 7 3 2–2½ 2–4 2–1½ 7 7 Pyfer 15.20

3 FI FI PHAROAH 6.00 3.60 2.60
6 EDDIE'S NEW DREAM 4.00 2.80
5 I'M SO ANNA 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)  $114.60
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $13.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-5-1)  $8.79
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-6-5-1-2)  $143.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-5)  $21.50
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (7-7)  $19.20

Winner–Fi Fi Pharoah Ch.f.3 by American Pharoah out of My Fiona, by Ghostzapper. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Walther Solis. Owner: Beckerle, Tom, Lovingier, Terry C. and Navarro, Amanda. Mutuel Pool $457,985 Daily Double Pool $37,074 Exacta Pool $182,459 Superfecta Pool $78,601 Super High Five Pool $11,960 Trifecta Pool $127,891. Scratched–Misty Cat.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-7-3) paid $127.55. Pick Three Pool $60,149. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (1-7-7) paid $17.60.

FI FI PHAROAH got brushed and was crowded leaving the gate, trailed through the early stages, raced two wide then angled out and ranged up four wide on the far turn, collared leader in upper stretch, took over at the eighth pole and inched ahead of the runner-up. EDDIE'S NEW DREAM showed early speed then ceded the lead to the top pair, stalked the duo to the far turn, swooped by at the quarter pole and went clear into the stretch, was overtaken by the winner at the eighth pole but stayed on gamely for second. I'M SO ANNA tucked inside early, angled out on the far turn, came back in at the top of the lane but lacked the needed late kick. PAWNEE angled out into the first turn, chased off the rail, four wide into the drive and weakened. MUCHA WOMAN sped to the front and set the pace into the backstretch, pressured near the half-mile pole, coaxed through the far turn, overtaken at the quarter pole and weakened. SMOOTHLIKEBUTTAH brushed inside rival at the start, sat off the pace, tipped out in upper stretch and lacked a rally while between foes late. OMG IT'S JESSICA broke out, showed early speed then raced up close outside the leader, bid outside on the backstretch and far turn, could not keep pace past the quarter pole and tired in the stretch run.

ELEVENTH RACE.

1¾ Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'San Juan Capistrano Stakes'. 3 year olds and up. Time 48.19 1:11.56 1:35.48 2:00.30 2:49.74


Pgm Horse Wt PP ½ 1 Mile 1¼ Mile 1½ Mile Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Acclimate 122 4 1–2 1–2 1–2½ 1–2½ 1–3 1–3¾ Gonzalez 2.00
6 Astronaut 122 6 5–2 5–1½ 4–1 2–½ 2–1 2–1¼ Espinoza 8.40
2 Red King 124 2 6 6 6 4–½ 3–½ 3–3 Rispoli 2.10
3 Ward 'n Jerry 122 3 3–3 2–hd 2–½ 3–1 4–1½ 4–hd Prat 3.00
1 Lure Him In 122 1 4–1 4–2 5–1 5–4½ 5–17 5–31¾ Maldonado 13.80
5 Pillar Mountain 122 5 2–hd 3–6½ 3–4½ 6 6 6 Bravo 6.90

4 ACCLIMATE 6.00 3.80 2.60
6 ASTRONAUT 8.20 4.20
2 RED KING 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)  $21.40
$1 EXACTA (4-6)  $17.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-6-2-3)  $9.91
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-2)  $23.75

Winner–Acclimate B.g.7 by Acclamation out of Knows No Bounds, by Boundary. Bred by Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen & PatsyBerumen (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: The Ellwood Johnston Trust, Timmy Time Racing, LLC and Tevelde, Ken. Mutuel Pool $448,233 Daily Double Pool $183,670 Exacta Pool $186,791 Superfecta Pool $81,091 Trifecta Pool $114,061. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (7-3-4) paid $125.35. Pick Three Pool $167,529. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (7-7-4) paid $17.20. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-7-3/7-4) 929 tickets with 4 correct paid $535.25. Pick Four Pool $651,638. 50-Cent Pick Five (9-1-7-3/7-4) 141 tickets with 5 correct paid $4,732.85. Pick Five Pool $874,390. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (1-9-1-7-3/7-4) 19 tickets with 6 correct paid $10,944.40. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $389,241. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $277,870.

ACCLIMATE establish the front quickly, angled over to the two path down the hill then moved to the rail on the clubhouse turn, was coaxed into the final turn, showed the way a bit off the rail into the stretch and drew away under right-handed urging. ASTRONAUT sat well off the pace early on, advanced three then two wide on the final turn, had the rider lose the whip inside the eighth pole and stayed on to secure the place. RED KING trailed early on, went outside rivals on the last turn, came three wide into the stretch and finished willingly for the show honors. WARD 'N JERRY stalked the leader inside PILLAR MOUNTAIN to the stretch and offered no response when called upon. LURE HIM IN traveled along the inside, off the rail first time through the stretch, moved back inside for the clubhouse turn, tipped two wide nearing the stretch and lacked a bid. PILLAR MOUNTAIN (IRE) stalked outside WARD 'N JERRY, roused at the three-eighths but had nothing left to give, was eased in the stretch and walked off. THE FIRST QUARTER-MILE WAS RUN IN 23.43.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track11,191$1,036,691
Inter-TrackN/A$1,943,278
Out of StateN/A$10,862,535
TOTAL11,191 $13,842,504

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, June 20.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 79th day of a 81-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Burgoo Alley Umberto Rispoli120Philip D'Amato5-2
2New DramaJessica Pyfer121Tim Yakteen4-1
3Bowl of CherriesJose Valdivia, Jr.120Ronald W. Ellis6-1
4Beirut BeautyTrevor McCarthy120Michael W. McCarthy8-1
5AventappTyler Baze120Mark Glatt6-1
6For Love Not MoneyAbel Cedillo120Mark Glatt4-1
7Unusual RideJuan Hernandez120Craig Anthony Lewis6-1
8Beautiful TempleMario Gutierrez120Shelbe Ruis12-1

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $30,000-$20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Miss AlegriaJuan Hernandez126Victor L. Garcia7-230,000
2DozoTyler Baze125Mike Puype6-1
3Morning AddictionJessica Pyfer119Peter Eurton5-120,000
4VeganTiago Pereira125William Spawr8-125,000
5Paid InformantFlavien Prat126Peter Miller8-530,000
6FlatterwithjewelsAbel Cedillo125Milton G. Pineda12-125,000
7IllapawnieTrevor McCarthy126Jonathan Wong4-130,000

THIRD RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Moonhall Milly Umberto Rispoli124Leonard Powell5-2
2Dutch Painting Tiago Pereira126Manuel Badilla4-162,500
3Disappearing ActFlavien Prat124Richard Baltas4-1
4On MarsJoe Bravo126Philip D'Amato2-1
5BeguiledJuan Hernandez124Philip D'Amato5-1
6Avenue de France Trevor McCarthy126Leonard Powell8-1

FOURTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Fasig-Tipton Futurity'. Stakes. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Street ArtKent Desormeaux123J. Keith Desormeaux7-2
2BochomboAbel Cedillo123Luis Mendez4-1
3Big City LightsJuan Hernandez123Luis Mendez2-5
4Heaven ShinesJose Valdivia, Jr.123Jonathan Wong12-1
5Buehler's Day OffEdwin Maldonado119Luis Mendez15-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Brother ReidUmberto Rispoli126Vladimir Cerin6-150,000
2TitrateFlavien Prat120Mike Puype7-250,000
3Commanding ChiefJuan Hernandez126John W. Sadler4-150,000
4King's HoneyTyler Baze120Neil D. Drysdale20-150,000
5Heir Edwin Maldonado124Leonard Powell15-145,000
6Aurelian ManJessica Pyfer115Doug F. O'Neill10-150,000
7JurorTrevor McCarthy126Sal Gonzalez15-150,000
8InesperadoGeovanni Franco126James M. Cassidy30-150,000
9Big WellEmily Ellingwood111Ryan Hanson20-145,000
10Algeria Mario Gutierrez126Richard Baltas4-150,000
11Pro BonoVictor Espinoza118Carlo Vaccarezza15-145,000
12My IndyJose Valdivia, Jr.124Samuel Nichols6-145,000
Also Eligible
13AhimaazKent Desormeaux120Vladimir Cerin15-150,000
14Silent MusketierAlexis Centeno119Samuel Nichols30-145,000

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Can FlyCesar Ortega113Steve Knapp15-120,000
2Worldly SermonJuan Espinoza113Mike Puype9-220,000
3VannaTyler Baze120Jeff Mullins4-120,000
4My TigressUmberto Rispoli126Javier Jose Sierra4-120,000
5Sassy ChaseyEswan Flores120Hector O. Palma7-220,000
6RicottaEmily Ellingwood119Thomas Ray Bell, II5-120,000
7Katie's ParadiseAbel Cedillo126Marcelo Polanco20-120,000
8Cameo ShoresEdwin Maldonado126Jeff Bonde30-120,000
9My Sis CindyJessica Pyfer121Jerry Wallace, II20-120,000
10Siena SilkTrevor McCarthy126Ryan Hanson6-1
11Indi GalleJose Valdivia, Jr.126George Papaprodromou50-120,000

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'American Stakes'. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tiz PlusTrevor McCarthy122Mike Puype15-1
2RestrainedvengenceTyler Baze124Val Brinkerhoff5-2
3Neptune's StormFlavien Prat122Peter Miller4-5
4Border TownMike Smith122Richard E. Mandella5-1
5Majestic EagleMario Gutierrez122Neil D. Drysdale5-1
6Sash Juan Hernandez122Mark Glatt12-1

EIGHTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Fasig-Tipton Debutante'. Stakes. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Laurel CanyonFlavien Prat123Peter Miller5-2
2At the SpaTyler Baze123Jorge Periban2-1
3Munny PennyUmberto Rispoli123Walther Solis3-1
4LoveherheartJuan Hernandez123Andrew Lerner6-1
5Royal O'HaigainAlexis Centeno123Luis Mendez3-1

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Wilshire Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Quiet SecretaryJessica Pyfer122Ian Kruljac8-1
2Brooke Umberto Rispoli122Michael W. McCarthy5-1
3GidgettaMario Gutierrez122Richard Baltas6-1
4QuerelleTrevor McCarthy122Peter Miller12-1
5Warren's ShowtimeJuan Hernandez124Craig Anthony Lewis5-2
6Leggs GaloreRicardo Gonzalez124Philip D'Amato3-1
7Stela Star Flavien Prat122John W. Sadler4-1
8Ippodamia's GirlJoe Bravo122Richard Baltas12-1

TENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1PortugueseprincessJuan Espinoza113George Papaprodromou50-1
2Just DistortedRicardo Gonzalez120Jonathan Wong8-5
3Sea DreamerFlavien Prat120Simon Callaghan5-2
4Zydeco MamaKent Desormeaux126J. Keith Desormeaux3-1
5LisetteUmberto Rispoli120Patrick Gallagher15-1
6Shell ShockAbel Cedillo126Carlo Vaccarezza5-1
7With Open EyesJose Valdivia, Jr.126Jonathan Wong20-1
8Rev RitaEmily Ellingwood113Tim Yakteen8-1
9High ConJessica Pyfer115Richard Baltas15-1

ELEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Big ClareUmberto Rispoli120Philip D'Amato5-1
2Empress of FireRicardo Gonzalez126John W. Sadler6-1
3Del Mar FlashEdwin Maldonado120Robert B. Hess, Jr.20-1
4Our Little TigerKent Desormeaux120Jerry Wallace, II20-1
5Bella ChicaAlexis Centeno121Mike Puype20-1
6Shylock EddieTrevor McCarthy126Brian J. Koriner6-1
7Gypsy BluFlavien Prat126Peter Miller3-120,000
8Smiling AnnieAbel Cedillo126Mark Glatt6-1
9Bella DJose Valdivia, Jr.126Mike Puype12-1
10D's Lovely SophiaJessica Pyfer121Hector O. Palma6-1
11Grazen HonorTyler Baze126Steven Miyadi15-120,000
12After MidnightJuan Hernandez120Carla Gaines15-1


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