SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, CA
|1||Sahara Sky||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: A++||$120,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Pleasant Tap - Seeking the Sky, Storm Cat
Sire: Pleasant Tap, Bay, 1987. Raced 4 years. 32 starts, 9 wins, $2,721,169. Lifetime: 362 yearlings sold, median $15,000.
Broodmare Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
|2||Capital Account||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$40,000|
2007 | Bay Horse | Closing Argument - Accountess, Private Account
Sire: Closing Argument , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 138 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
Broodmare Sire: Private Account, Bay, 1976.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $330,000.
|3||Comma to the Top||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: D||$24,000|
2008 | Bay Gelding | Bwana Charlie - Maggies Storm, Stormy Atlantic
Sire: Bwana Charlie, Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 45 yearlings sold, median $4,000.
Broodmare Sire: Stormy Atlantic , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $22,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2008 Fall Mixed Sale, $5,000.
|1||Sahara Sky||Joseph Talamo||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|2||Capital Account||David Romero Flores||Bob Baffert|
|3||Comma to the Top||Edwin A. Maldonado||Peter Miller|
|4||Drill||Julien R. Leparoux||Bob Baffert|
|5||Justin Phillip||Mike E. Smith||Steven M. Asmussen|
|6||Midnight Transfer||Rafael Bejarano||Carla Gaines|
|7||The Lumber Guy||Garrett K. Gomez||Neil D. Drysdale|
|8||Canonize||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||Ronald W. Ellis|
Fast Bullet shot to front and went wire to wire in the RTN True North Handicap on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) program June 8 under rider Joel Rosario for trainer Bob Baffert.Saturday, June 08, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Conceived in Kentucky, foaled in Florida, and trained in Southern California, Sahara Sky made another cross-country journey to secure his first grade I victory.
A salty field of seven sprinters will contest the six-furlong True North Stakes, with last year's 1-2 finishers back for a repeat duel against up-and-coming runners on the June 8 Belmont Stakes undercard.Thursday, June 06, 2013
Japanese Derby, Belmont, Woodbine, Monmouth, Churchill Downs, Hollywood and much more!Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Metropolitan Handicap, Ogden Phipps Handicap, and Acorn Stakes.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sahara Sky, invading from Southern California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, needed every inch of the long Belmont Park stretch run to catch pacesetting Cross Traffic in a heart-pounding finish to the Metropolitan Handicap.Monday, May 27, 2013
Fans looking for drama in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) May 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park missed out as 3-5 favorite Comma to the Top seized control early and was never seriously challenged in the sprint.Monday, May 27, 2013
The Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont Park traditionally has been one of the most prestigious races in the country, and all you have to do is go down this year's list of entries to understand why.Friday, May 24, 2013
Comma to the Top will seek his third win of the year and fifth stakes victory at Betfair Hollywood Park against six opponents in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) on Memorial Day May 27.Friday, May 24, 2013
Second in his comeback race last month, Obviously gets back to his favored one-mile distance in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) May 25 on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Liaison returns to the scene of the biggest victory of his career when he battles six other well-matched older horses at Betfair Hollywood Park in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) May 4.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Idle since running third n the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last fall, Obviously will make his 2013 debut for trainer Mike Mitchell in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 20 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Lumber Guy, a finalist for the 2012 Eclipse Award for male sprinter, was named New York horse of the year, champion 3-year-old male, and champion male sprinter during the NYTB awards banquet April 15.Monday, April 15, 2013
Zayat Stables' Justin Phillip rallied in the stretch to win the $250,000 Count Fleet Sprint Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 13.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lightly raced and undefeated Gentlemen's Bet will add some intrigue when he faces several tough competitors in the $250,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 13.Thursday, April 11, 2013
B. Wayne Hughes, Richard Mandella, and Garrett Gomez score stakes double as Jimmy Creed takes Potrero Grande after Beholder wins Santa Anita Oaks.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Silverton Hill's Swagger Jack rallies to win the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct. The son of Smart Strike gets the trip in 1:21.44.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Comma to the Top, Jimmy Creed, and Camp Victory all bring grade I victories into the Potrero Grande (gr. II) at Santa Anita, vying to become the West Coast's top sprinter.Thursday, April 04, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer threatens to have grade I winners on both coasts April 6 as he ships Sahara Sky to Aqueduct Racetrack for the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I).Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Idle since he was well beaten in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25, Liaison came back running in the $71,500 Santana Mile March 31, defeating favored Midnight Transfer by a half-length at Santa Anita Park.Sunday, March 31, 2013
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss throwback horses after Comma to the Top's recent efforts, Salix in the Breeders' Cup, Vyjack, and recent events.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Favored Comma to the Top, making just his second appearance outside of California, proved a tenacious winner of the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) March 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, just a week after making his last start.Saturday, March 02, 2013
While Comma to the Top registered his biggest win in the 2010 CashCall Futurity (gr. I), the Bwana Charlie gelding has placed in three straight graded stakes, including a clear victory in the Daytona Stakes to close out 2012Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sahara Sky, benefitting once again by a super-hot pace, flew home on the outside to capture the $200,750 San Carlos Stakes Feb. 23 for his second grade II stakes win in a row at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, February 23, 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