Weewinnin, emerging at the rail in the stretch, ran away from his rivals to win the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic at 21-1 odds by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita Park Jan. 25.
Ciao Bella Luna
- Bay Filly
- Born 2010
|Jockey||Kent J. Desormeaux|
|Breeder||Dennis Yokum & Carol Yokum|
|Ciao Bella Luna View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tribal Rule||Storm Cat|
|Shadow of the Moon||Conquistador Cielo|
|Shooting the Moon|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent||($6,500)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($420,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Rockingham Ranch||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$250,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Idle for more than 11 months, Kindle will put her blazing speed to the test as part of a deep field in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course Jan. 5.
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Ciao Bella Luna and Lighthouse Bay head an overflow field for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) at Keeneland Oct. 19, one of the final graded sprints limited to 3-year-old fillies in 2013.
Trainer Wayne Catalano was doing a little advance planning the morning of Oct. 7, both in the short term for the Keeneland meet and for a few weeks down the road at the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.
Iotapa, runner-up to Beholder in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) and coming off a win in the listed Railbird Stakes, is among the favorites for the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 22 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
After showing little in two prior stakes attempts this year, Ciao Bella Luna relished a return to a synthetic surface April 14 at Keeneland, capturing the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIT).
|Promise Me Silver|