GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Spring House||Margin: 1¼||BRIS: 91||TrueNicks: NR||$60,000|
2002 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Chester House - Spring Star (BRZ), Itajara (BRZ)
Sire: Chester House, Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. Raced 4 years. 21 starts, 6 wins, $1,944,545. Lifetime: 87 yearlings sold, median $27,000.
Broodmare Sire: Itajara (BRZ), Bay, 1983. In 2009: 7.26 AEI.
Keeneland 2003 September Yearling Sale, ($29,000).
|2||Sir Dave||Margin: 1||BRIS: 90||TrueNicks: B+||$20,000|
2005 | Chestnut Gelding | Untuttable - Queen Kaboom, Sword Dance (IRE)
Sire: Untuttable, Chestnut, 1996. Raced 1 years. 5 starts, 1 wins, $32,230. Lifetime: 45 yearlings sold, median $10,500.
Broodmare Sire: Sword Dance (IRE), Bay, 1984. In 2009: 1.33 AEI.
|3||Yacht Spotter||Margin: ¾||BRIS: 89||TrueNicks: A+||$12,000|
2004 | Bay Gelding | Slewdledo - Sarna, Son of Briartic
Sire: Slewdledo, Dark Bay or Brown, 1981. Lifetime: 259 yearlings sold, median $9,500.
Broodmare Sire: Son of Briartic, Chestnut, 1979.
Washington Thoroughbred Breeders' Association 2005 Summer Yearling Sale, $36,000.
Scratched: Porfido (CHI).
|1||Spring House||Russell A. Baze||Julio C. Canani|
|2||Sir Dave||Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt||Jack Carava|
|3||Yacht Spotter||Alex Bisono||Frank Lucarelli|
|4||Ordination (IRE)||David G. Lopez||Eoin G. Harty|
|5||Lockford||William Antongeorgi III||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|6||Obrigado (FR)||Julio A. Garcia||Neil D. Drysdale|
|7||Shem||Frank T. Alvarado||Steven Specht|
|8||Court Rule||Francisco Duran||Jose Godinez|
Improving Slim Shadey aims for his second straight graded stakes win over Santa Anita's turf course when he faces five opponents in the $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) March 25.Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bourbon Bay, who shot to the top of the Southern California turf marathon division one month ago, figures to be a strong choice in the $150,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita grass March 20.Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Obrigado, who won the San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) in 2007, will try to capture the marathon turf race for a second time against eight rivals in the Santa Anita feature on Feb. 21.Thursday, February 18, 2010
The return from retirement of Lava Man, temporarily scrapped by bad weather in Southern California two weeks ago, is set Dec. 27 when he takes on six rivals in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf.Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Trainer Mary Hartmann came west looking for firm turf for her star Presious Passion and found what she was looking for. The 6-year-old son of Royal Anthem hooked a paceless field and strolled gate to wire for a 2 1/2-length victory in Oak Tree's $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Oct. 11.Sunday, October 11, 2009
After heavy rains at Belmont Park forced her to make Presious Passion a late scratch from the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park, trainer Mary Hartmann knew exactly what she had to do. She shipped her multiple grade I-winning 6-year-old cross-country to California where she knew she would find the kind of firm footing her star appreciates for a different Hirsch at Santa Anita Park.Thursday, October 08, 2009
Spring House earned a repeat victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) when he came from far off the pace Aug. 30 to catch the outsider Sir Dave by an extremely short nose on the turf.Sunday, August 30, 2009
The top four finishers of Hollywood Park's July 19 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT), including two-length winner Black Astor, return for the Aug. 30 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) in Southern California.Thursday, August 27, 2009
Black Astor, handed a 10-length lead with a mile to run in the closing-day $142,500 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, made it stand up over his three rivals July 19.Sunday, July 19, 2009
The lack of horse inventory has troubled the 2009 spring/summer Hollywood Park season from its outset, so it's not surprising that the closing day $150,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) July 19 attracted just four horses to the turf course.Thursday, July 16, 2009
Heavily favored Obrigado ended a 15-race losing streak when he overpowered a small field in the 1 3/4-mile Round Table Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park June 13.Saturday, June 13, 2009
Just five horses, including supplemental entry Plug Me In, are set to go in an uninspiring renewal of the $100,000 Round Table Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf June 13. At 1 3/4 miles, the Round Table is the longest race of the Hollywood Park meet.Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Odds-on choice Spring House, guided off the rail in the homestretch by Russell Baze, wore down Yacht Spotter in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 30.Saturday, May 30, 2009
Multiple grade II winner Spring House ventures to Albany, Calif., for the first time in his 40-race career as the likely favorite in the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 30.Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Mr Napper Tandy, a 5-year-old with a fondness for running second, finally had his moment in the winner's circle when he scored by a head in the $300,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIT) with a perfectly timed ride from jockey Julio Garcia April 25 at Golden Gate Fields.Saturday, April 25, 2009
Grade I winner Siren Lure brings a three-race winning streak into the $300,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIT), where he'll be looking to go over the $1 million mark in career earnings April 25 at Golden Gate Fields.Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Everything went right for front-running Midships in the $196,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) as he held sway over the up-against-it Spring House on a warm closing day afternoon April 19 at Santa Anita Park.Sunday, April 19, 2009
Big Booster returns to the turf to defend his title in the $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the 2008-09 season at Santa Anita April 19.Thursday, April 16, 2009
Allowed to establish an easy lead in the 1 1/2-mile San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. II), Midships put four rivals to bed in the homestretch while posting his first United States victory in three tries for trainer Bobby Frankel March 21.Saturday, March 21, 2009
Multiple graded stakes winner Spring House, who snapped out of his recent slump with a repeat victory in the San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) last month, returns in almost identical conditions for the $150,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita March 21.Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Spring House successfully defended his San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) title on the Santa Anita turf Feb. 22, surging past odds-on favorite Zambezi Sun in deep stretch to win the $150,000 event.Sunday, February 22, 2009
French group I winner Zambezi Sun, in his first start since the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) last fall, makes his United States debut in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Feb. 22 for trainer Bobby Frankel.Thursday, February 19, 2009
David and Jill Heerensperger's Artiste Royal didn't show his age when he went from last to first to win the $150.000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 19.Monday, January 19, 2009
Roberts Evans' Marsh Side, who became a grade I winner last out when pulling a 29-1 upset in the $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine, tops a field of 10 older turf routers in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, January 17, 2009
Proudinsky, second to Daytona in last year's San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on Santa Anita's turf course, has an outstanding opportunity to do that effort one better in the $150,000 event Dec. 28.Tuesday, December 23, 2008