SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, CA
|1||Soldier's Dancer||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A++||$275,000|
2004 | Gray or Roan Gelding | Lost Soldier - Heather's Dancer, Gate Dancer
Sire: Lost Soldier, Bay, 1990. Raced 6 years. 45 starts, 11 wins, $434,089. Lifetime: 129 yearlings sold, median $9,000.
Broodmare Sire: Gate Dancer, Bay, 1981. In 2009: 1.42 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2005 Yearling Sale, ($38,000).
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2004 Mixed Sale, $4,200.
|2||Presious Passion||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A||$100,000|
2003 | Chestnut Gelding | Royal Anthem - Princesa's Passion, Marquetry
Sire: Royal Anthem, Bay, 1995. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 6 wins, $1,876,876. Lifetime: 115 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: Marquetry, Chestnut, 1987.
|3||Unusual Suspect||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: A++||$60,000|
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.
Scratched: Pistol Pete Afleet.
|1||Soldier's Dancer||Rafael Bejarano||David A. Vivian|
|2||Presious Passion||Elvis Trujillo||Mary Hartmann|
|3||Unusual Suspect||Joseph Talamo||Barry Abrams|
|4||Victory Pete||Mike E. Smith||Alexis Barba|
|5||Seminole Native||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||Jorge Gutierrez|
|6||Mr. Chairman||Michael C. Baze||Doug F. O'Neill|
|7||Icy Atlantic||Eibar Coa||Todd A. Pletcher|
|8||Jack's Wild||Joel Rosario||Clifford W. Sise, Jr.|
|9||Liberian Freighter||David Romero Flores||Neil D. Drysdale|
|10||Epic Power||Corey S. Nakatani||Jack Carava|
|11||Swift Winds||Alonso Quinonez||Victor L. Garcia|
|12||Lucky J. H.||Victor Espinoza||Carla Gaines|
|13||Screen to Screen||Garrett K. Gomez||Bob Baffert|
Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five, all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members elected to the Calder Hall of Fame.Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Teaks North secured his first victory since 2011 when the two-time grade I winner opened a clear lead in the stretch on his way to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes Jan. 19 at Gulfstream.Saturday, January 19, 2013
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
The average price at the 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale jumped by 50% over last year during the ninth annual event Aug. 14 at Pleasanton's Alameda County Fairgrounds.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Little Mike will try to make it consecutive grade I victories on turf when he makes his California debut in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile June 30 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Chestnut turf specialist made 52 starts and won 14 races, including three grade I stakes.Thursday, June 14, 2012
Chestnut turf specialist made 52 starts and won 14 races, including three grade 1 stakes.Thursday, June 14, 2012
Two previous winners of the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) will face each other again when the race is run June 10 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.Friday, June 08, 2012
In search of firm turf, Wilkinson wound up in the Southern California barn of Jeff Mullins, who sent the 4-year-old colt out to spring a 44-1 shocker in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.Saturday, May 26, 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
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
Game On Dude may have caused his backers a bit of concern when he trailed the field in the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) after a tardy start, but it all worked out for the 3-10 favorite, who romped to victory at Santa Anita.Sunday, February 05, 2012
Game on Dude makes his first start since he nearly pirated the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) last fall when he takes on six opponents in the $200,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 5.Thursday, February 02, 2012
Caracortado, on the short end of the photo in a pair of grade I losses recently, came from behind to defeat Mr. Commons by a nose in a terrific finish to the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 27.Saturday, August 27, 2011
Without Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) winner Courageous Cat to contend with, the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 27 became a much more competitive, though still compact, affair.Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Jason and Tim of TwinSpires.com handicap the Shoemaker Mile S. and Suburban H. this week.Thursday, June 30, 2011
Victor's Cry returns to defend his title in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) July 2 at Hollywood Park. While he's no lock to go favored, he's going to get more respect than he did in springing last year's 21-1 shock.Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Headache left favored Awesome Gem behind at the eighth pole and rolled to his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows on the night of June 25.Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sidney's Candy is back on the turf for the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 28 following his upset at odds of 2-5 in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) earlier this month on the Cushion Track.Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Foreign and domestic weekend racing, Derby contenders at Churchill Downs, and more!Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Liberian Freighter dictated the pace and once again proved too tough to pass in the lane, posting a half-length win in the $98,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Easter Day feature over the Hollywood Park turf April 24.Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Usual Q. T., winner of the 2009 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), returns to Hollywood Park on Easter Sunday, April 24, for the $100,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) against five rivals.Thursday, April 21, 2011
Liberian Freighter made everyone wait, but once he got out of the starting gate he never looked back, leading all the way to win the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita April 9.Saturday, April 09, 2011
Caracortado, a hard-luck loser in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. I) last month, looks like a standout in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) at the same distance April 9 at Santa Anita.Wednesday, April 06, 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