Awesome Baby, a back-to-back graded stakes winner this season at Santa Anita Park, stands out for trainer Bob Baffert in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks March 23 in New Mexico.
Citing a decline of in-state wagering, Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona announced Jan. 18 that it would reduce the purses of six stakes races.
Staten Island pounced on her foes in the $75,000 Arizona Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Turf Paradise, drawing away to a 2 3/4-length victory for locally based trainer Kevin Lewis at odds of better than 5-1.
Turf Paradise will open its 47th season of live racing with a 169-day meet, running from Sept. 26 through May 16, 2004. Live racing will be conducted five days a week, Friday through Tuesday, with first post set for 12:30 pm.
Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., with more than 9,500 career wins, as well as Siberland, who has aspirations for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), are among the featured attractions at Turf Paradise Saturday.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Afsana||Eoin G. Harty||
|Awesome Dama||Bart G. Hone||
|Jet Set Kitten||Jonathan Nance||
|Lazy Daisy May||Molly J. Pearson||
|Let Her Dance||Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.||
|One More Wild Ride||Robertino Diodoro||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Better Talk Now S.||SAR|
|Tranquility Lake S.||DMR|
|With Anticipation S. (gr. II)||SAR|
|OLG Halton S. Presented by Tipperary Equestrian||WO|
|OLG Elgin S. Presented by Bear Stables||WO|