SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, CA
|1||The Factor||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A+||$120,000|
2008 | Gray or Roan Colt | War Front - Greyciousness, Miswaki
Sire: War Front , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 128 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Miswaki, Chestnut, 1978.
Barretts Equine Limited May 2010 Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $250,000.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2009 Select Yearling Sale, $40,000.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $50,000.
|2||Sway Away||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: C+||$40,000|
2008 | Bay Colt | Afleet Alex - Seattle Shimmer, Seattle Slew
Sire: Afleet Alex , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 287 yearlings sold, median $37,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew, Dark Bay or Brown, 1974. In 2009: 3.66 AEI.
Barretts Equine Limited March 2010 Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, $75,000.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, $170,000.
|3||Amazombie||Margin: head||TrueNicks: B||$24,000|
2006 | Bay Gelding | Northern Afleet - Wilshe Amaze, In Excess (IRE)
Sire: Northern Afleet , Bay, 1993. Raced 4 years. 21 starts, 5 wins, $626,671. Lifetime: 289 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: In Excess (IRE), Dark Bay or Brown, 1987.
Barretts Equine Limited January 2008 Mixed Sale, ($32,000).
Scratched: Mensa Heat.
|1||The Factor||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|2||Sway Away||Rafael Bejarano||Jeff Bonde|
|3||Amazombie||Mike E. Smith||William Spawr|
|4||Canonize||Victor Espinoza||Ronald W. Ellis|
|5||Rothko||Joel Rosario||Steven M. Asmussen|
Scatman showed a nice closing kick when coming from off the pace to defeat four foes in the Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, besting Jasizzle and defending Aristides winner Rothko.Saturday, June 01, 2013
The $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) may be the feature worth the most June 1 at Churchill Downs, but a familiar cast of characters makes the $65,000 Opening Verse a more intriguing contest.Thursday, May 30, 2013
Aidan O'Brien noted that Lines of Battle was sent to Dubai with the specific purpose of picking up Kentucky Derby-qualifying points offered in the race, and he earned 100 points, assuring him a spot in the starting gate.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bob Baffert's reputation at Oaklawn Park is that of a phenomenon, one you cannot afford to bet against. Selectively shipping in from his West Coast base with a remarkable 59% win rate, he has captured 17 of 29.Friday, March 15, 2013
Top sprinter The Lumber Guy, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), is part of a well-balanced field for the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Sprint division in 2012 took some odd twists during the course of the year, with the first half of the year focused on the defending champion Amazombie.Saturday, January 19, 2013
Keyser is first person to win Media Eclipse Awards in both writing and photography categories.Friday, December 28, 2012
At year's end we typically see many of our favorite stars move into retirement or second careers. In spite of the many fan favorites and talented athletes who have left the track, one thing remains...their finishes.Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Trinniberg, overlooked at odds of 13-1, proved his doubters wrong when he posted his first grade I victory in the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint by three-quarters of a length Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, November 03, 2012
Throw out his last race, said trainer Bill Spawr of Amazombie. The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite is ready to repeat.Thursday, November 01, 2012
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap a few choice races from the Breeders' Cup providing insight from past performances and on site impressions. The Classic will be covered in tomorrow's show.Thursday, November 01, 2012
Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter and winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, is this year's Sprint favorite against four other grade I winners.Monday, October 29, 2012
On a cool morning Oct. 26 at Keeneland, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom turned in a workmanlike breeze preparing for his upcoming start in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.Friday, October 26, 2012
Breeders' Cup candidates were out in full force at Santa Anita Park Oct. 20, going through the late stages of their major drills for the World Championships events.Saturday, October 20, 2012
Evan examines how weekend races will affect the Breeders' Cup race card.Monday, October 08, 2012
Coil earned his first stakes win since last year's Haskell Invitational and earned a spot in the XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with his upset victory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 6.Saturday, October 06, 2012
California-bred Amazombie will defend his title against six other top sprinters in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) against six opponents in a race formerly known as the Ancient Title Oct. 6.Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Justin Phillip, Zayat Stables' First Samurai 4-year-old, is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Sept. 29 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes (gr. I) on Super Saturday at Belmont Park.Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Comma to the Top and Mensa Heat, one-two finishers last out in the Pirate's Bounty Stakes, get a Sept. 28 rematch in the Eddie D. Stakes (formerly Morvich, gr. IIIT) on opening day at Santa Anita for the 2012 autumn meet.Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Factor, a multiple grade I-winning son of War Front, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2013 breeding season at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. His fee will be $15,000.Saturday, September 22, 2012
Shackleford arrived at Saratoga Race Course fit and feisty the morning of Aug. 2, ready to tackle seven other runners in the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) on Aug. 4.Thursday, August 02, 2012
Sprint champion Amazombie returned to his best form in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), sitting just off a hot pace and coming to get the leaders in deep stretch to win going away on the Polytrack at Del Mar July 29.Sunday, July 29, 2012
Sprint champion Amazombie and The Factor will duke it out one more time in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), the headline event at Del Mar July 29.Thursday, July 26, 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