|1||Soul Candy||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A||$90,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Birdonthewire - Just Satisfaction, Lil Tyler
Sire: Birdonthewire, Bay, 1989. Raced 5 years. 31 starts, 10 wins, $541,752. Lifetime: 91 yearlings sold, median $5,500. In 2009: 1.24 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Lil Tyler, Bay, 1983. In 2009: 1.16 AEI.
|2||Unusual Suspect||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: A++||$30,000|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Unusual Heat - Penpont (NZ), Crested Wave
Sire: Unusual Heat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1990. Raced 4 years. 16 starts, 6 wins, $142,605. Lifetime: 74 yearlings sold, median $23,000.
Broodmare Sire: Crested Wave, Dark Bay or Brown, 1976.
|3||Enriched||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A++||$18,000|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | High Brite - Li'l Ms. Leonard, Nostalgia's Star
Sire: High Brite, Bay, 1984. Raced 4 years. 45 starts, 15 wins, $1,150,519. Lifetime: 328 yearlings sold, median $9,000.
Broodmare Sire: Nostalgia's Star, Dark Bay or Brown, 1982.
|1||Soul Candy||Rafael Bejarano||Patrick Gallagher|
|2||Unusual Suspect||Patrick A. Valenzuela||Barry Abrams|
|3||Enriched||Joel Rosario||Doug F. O'Neill|
|4||Cayambe||Alonso Quinonez||Victor L. Garcia|
|5||Mobilized||David Romero Flores||Gary Mandella|
|6||Lodi Red||Martin Garcia||Sean McCarthy|
|7||Low Gear Power||Joseph Talamo||Mike R. Mitchell|
|8||My Boy Walsh||Mike E. Smith||Gary Sherlock|
Unusual Suspect won six stakes races in California and one in Australia, highlighted by the 2010 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), during a 72-race career.Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Jockey Tyler Baze, sidelined since August 2011 due to substance abuse problems, earned his first stakes victory since returning to action a week ago, guiding Lucky Primo in the California Cup Classic Oct. 13 at Santa Anita.Saturday, October 13, 2012
With their purses enhanced to $250,000 apiece, two stakes races for juveniles take center stage at this year's 23rd California Cup, to be run Oct. 13 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Take Control, the first foal out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, will make his second start after a layoff of 2 1/2 years in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 28 at Del Mar.Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Trainer Mike Mitchell, who had brain surgery a day earlier, surely got some much-needed tonic when his Camp Victory swept to victory in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 30.Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Factor, making his first appearance since the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) three months ago, and defending champion Smiling Tiger headline the field for the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. IT) June 30 at Hollywood.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mr. Commons returns from a layoff of nearly three months to face 10 opponents in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. II) on the Betfair Hollywood Park turf May 26.Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Grade I winner Willa B Awesome, sent off as a heavy favorite in the $288,000 Melair Stakes, was all out to win by a nose over a determined Starry Skies at Befair Hollywood Park April 28.Saturday, April 28, 2012
A field of 16 runners, led by five grade/group I winners, will enter the starting gate for the $250,000 Dubai City of Gold Sponsored by Skywards (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 10.Thursday, March 08, 2012
Favored Norvsky, ridden by a red-hot Rafael Bejarano, flew home in the final 100 yards to nab pacesetter Lucky Primo just before the wire to win the $175,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park Oct. 29.Saturday, October 29, 2011
Soul Candy, winner of the California Cup Classic last year when it was held on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park, is back to defend his title against seven rivals in the $175,000 event on Santa Anita's turf course Oct. 29.Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Who will win the 2011 Hollywood Gold Cup? Will Awesome Gem repeat? Or will it be a Dude? Or will a Candy horse prevail? How will the rest finish?Friday, July 08, 2011
Twirling Candy, considered the best of a so-so group of older handicap horses nationally in 2011, will have an opportunity to dazzle his critics as the favorite in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9.Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Twirling Candy, a stylish winner of the $150,000 Californian (gr. II) June 4, was assigned top weight of 122 pounds for the upcoming $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I).Sunday, July 03, 2011
Twirling Candy enhanced his reputation as perhaps the best handicap horse in the nation when he overcame traffic problems to run down the field in the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 4.Saturday, June 04, 2011
Twirling Candy and Setsuko, on the sidelines since a rough-and-tumble Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) stretch run, are back for the $150,000 Californian (gr. II) June 4 at Hollywood Park.Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Uh Oh Bango outfought favored Bold Chieftain by a head in a terrific finish to post the first graded stakes win of his career in the $100,000 Berkeley (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields May 30.Monday, May 30, 2011
Going farther than he ever had before, Worth Repeating turned back the bid of Honour the Deputy in deep stretch for his first stakes win in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at Santa Anita March 26.Saturday, March 26, 2011
A fast-closing fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Soul Candy seeks his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at the marathon 1 1/2-mile distance March 26 at Santa Anita.Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Game On Dude survived a 12-minute stewards' inquiry to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) by a nose over Setsuko March 5, making Chantal Sutherland the first female jockey to win the race in 74 renewals.Saturday, March 05, 2011
Twirling Candy, fresh off a smashing win in the Strub Stakes (gr. II) one month ago, is an overwhelming 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5.Thursday, March 03, 2011
Who will win the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap? Will Twirling Candy keep on rolling? Will First Dude break through? Or will it be another Dude from Bob Baffert's barn?Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Caracortado, a grade II winner on Santa Anita's synthetic track last winter, proved equally at home on the lawn when he outlasted The Usual Q. T. to capture the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Turf by a half-length Jan. 29.Saturday, January 29, 2011
Bourbon Bay, the West Coast's premier turf marathoner for most of 2010, takes on last season's late-developing Champ Pegasus in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17.Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Usual Q. T., in his first appearance since placing third in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), heads the field for the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) on the second day of the Santa Anita season Dec. 27.Thursday, December 23, 2010