A trio of Mike Maker-trained graded stakes winners will face eight other older horses when they line up April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).
Order of Finish
|Pos||Horse / Age / Sex / TrueNicks / Pedigree||Jockey / Trainer||Margin||Earnings|
Path of David
Gold Rush Dancer
Dressed in Hermes
denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
Maxis Stable's Enterprising stalked favorite Oscar Nominated and gained an advantage in the deep stretch to win the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) Feb. 25 by three-quarters of a length to give trainer Mike Maker the exacta for the race.
Warren Williamson's homebred Texas Ryano will look to capture a rare stakes double in the male turf division Feb. 4 in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.
For the fourth year in a row, trainer Mike Maker saddled the winner of the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes (G3T) at Sam Houston Race Park as Bigger Picture crossed the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front.
Trainer Mike Maker has won the past three editions of the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3T) at Same Houston Race Park and he's coming with a loaded hand seeking a fourth straight score Jan. 29.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Oscar Nominated is set to finish off a productive 2016 campaign Dec. 31 at Gulfstream Park with a start in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-olds.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the La Brea Stakes, Malibu Stakes, and Mathis Brothers Mile
Carded as the ninth and final race on Santa Anita's Dec. 26 opener, the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (gr. IIT) has attracted a wide open field of 11 3-year-olds, including Frank Conversation and Conquest Enforcer.
With a deft ride from jockey Javier Castellano, Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Annals of Time turned the tables on Chad Brown stablemates Beach Patrol and Camelot Kitten to win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 3 at Del Mar.
Trainer Chad Brown will send three representatives west to Del Mar for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 3, but they'll have to deal with other invaders as well as some 3-year-olds who have done their best running at the seaside racetrack.
2016 has been an award-worthy year for owner-breeder Jerome “Jerry” Amerman and her husband, John.
Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation charged from far back to win Santa Anita's $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to close a fantastic day of racing. It was the second stakes win on the day for J. Paul Reddam.
Multiple graded stakes winner Free Rose seeks to build upon the best form of his career as the 3-year-old gelded son of Munnings heads a field of 12 entered for the Nov. 4 $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) going 1 1/8 miles.
With the potential of rain looming in Southern California, several Breeders' Cup horses got an early start Oct. 27 at Santa Anita Park, headlined by Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird.
Obviously will take his fifth shot at the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) after a run in the grade II City of Hope Mile.
Hronis Racing's Accelerate took the long way around the racetrack and had to wait out a lengthy inquiry, but was able to survive both to win his graded stakes debut Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II).
Blackjackcat switches from turf to dirt and could spring surprise on Shared Belief first- and second-place finishers Accelerate and Semper Fortis at nine furlongs
Santa Anita unveiled its new turf course Sept.15. The autumn meet runs 23 days from Sept. 30 to Nov. 5, and includes the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Trainer Mike Maker and jockey Florent Geroux swept the stakes events Sept. 11 at Kentucky Downs and did so as impressively as seemingly imaginable.
Back on their preferred surface after stints on the Triple Crown trail, Airoforce and Oscar Nominated have run well in multiple starts on turf, but have yet to find the winner's circle despite close calls.
Abbondanza Racing and Nathan McCauley's Free Rose roared to the lead on the far turn and held on for a narrow win the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 4 as a the field threatened to engulf him.
Gary Barber's Monster Bea and Abbondanza Racing's Free Rose, who won the first two legs of the Del Mar turf series for 3-year-olds, will have a rubber match of sorts Sept. 4 in the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT).
Classic-placed Cherry Wine will return to grass racing Saturday, Aug. 13 as one of nine 3-year-olds entered in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse.
In his second start since moving to trainer Richard Baltas and owner Abbondanza Racing, Free Rose provided a weekend stunner at Del Mar Aug. 6 in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Six runners from the Oceanside Stakes will try the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).
More Race Results
- At this Track
- On this Date
|Race 7 (AOC) at SA on 3/30/17|
|Race 3 (AOC) at SA on 3/30/17|
|Race 2 (MSW) at SA on 3/30/17|
|Dream of Summer S.|
|Race 8 (AOC) at SA on 3/26/17|
More Stakes Entries
- At this Track