An overpowering 5 1/4-length winner of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) last month, Big John B returns for the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Sept. 28 against many of the same horses he beat previously.
Big John B, a $50,000 claim in April, qualified for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) with a runaway victory in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 22.
After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf.
Fresh off a front-running romp in the American Stakes one month ago, Obviously faces fellow grade I winner Winning Prize and several other talented older runners in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 14 at Santa Anita.
Big Macher, always traveling well in his stakes debut in the $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint, took command nearing the furlong mark and won comfortably Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park.
His foray into the 2013 Triple Crown season behind him, Goldencents gets back to work in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), a six-furlong sprint at Del Mar in which he will face older horses for the first time.
Stonestreet Stables' Hierro broke his maiden over the Churchill Downs main track as a juvenile and returned a winner under the Twin Spires April 28 in the $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III).
Willa B Awesome, upset winner of the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) last month, headlines the 2012 California Gold Rush at Betfair Hollywood Park April 28.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|A Toast to You||Ed Moger, Jr.||
|Already There||Peter Miller||
|Bench Light||Michael Pender||
|Coach Bob||Reina E. Gonzalez||
|Derby Gold||Patricia Farro||
|Exotic Slew||Ed Moger, Jr.||
|G'night||Anthony K. Saavedra||
|La Mano Nera||Robertino Diodoro||
|Passing Game||Gary Sherlock||
|Pulpit's Express||John W. Sadler||
|Real Conundrum||Jedd B. Josephson||
|The Black||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Three Vases||Ed Moger, Jr.||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Better Talk Now S.||SAR|
|San Juan County Commissioners H.||SRP|
|Tranquility Lake S.||DMR|
|With Anticipation S. (gr. IIT)||SAR|
|OLG Halton S. presented by Tipperary Equestrian S.||WO|