John Sadler and Joel Rosario completed a sweep of the three graded stakes on the opening day program at Santa Anita Dec. 26 when Twirling Candy nosed Smiling Tiger in a thrilling finish to the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I).
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2007
Despite being pounded by rain for a fourth consecutive day, Santa Anita's new natural dirt main track opened for training with sunshine and partly cloudy skies on the morning of Dec. 23.
Santa Anita Park unveils its new natural dirt track Dec. 26 with a quality nine-race card that includes the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), which drew a well-balanced field of 11 3-year-olds.
|Owner||Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable|
|Breeder||Aaron U. Jones & Marie D. Jones|
|Alcindor View Five-Cross Pedigree||Unbridled's Song||Unbridled|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Legends Racing||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron & Marie Jones||$1,150,000|
|Ocho Ocho Ocho|
|Take Charge Brandi|