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.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2009
|Owner||Marchosky, Ernest, Shaw, Ken, Walters, Kate and Lo Hi Stable|
|Big Kick View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tiznow||Cee's Tizzy|
|Diamant Lady||Mr. Greeley|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Mike Machowsky, agent||Adena Springs, agent||$30,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Since its creation in 2012, the $400,000 American St. Leger has belonged to Darren Dance's Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and trainer Marco Botti. On Aug. 16 they return with 2013 winner Dandino.
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Benefiting from a good jump out of the gate at the top of the downhill turf track at Santa Anita Park, Big Kick never looked back over the course of 1 3/4 miles as he rolled to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.
Quick Casablanca hopes to make the San Juan Capistrano the continuation of a beautiful friendship with the Santa Anita turf, as the Chilean-bred won a grade III stakes over the Arcadia, Calif., lawn in April.