Kalookan Queen tracked a brisk pace, moved to the lead on the turn, then held off the late run of Ceeband to earn a half-length victory over males in the $197,000 Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita. The daughter of Lost Code became the second product of Regal Realm to win the Potrero Grande, following in the footsteps of her full brother Sir Hutch.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2008
Luis A. Asistio's Kalookan Queen will face males for the first time Saturday, when she goes to post for the $200,000 Potrero Grande Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita. One expected starter she won't have to face in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint is D'wildcat, who will ship to Keeneland for the April 14 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes.
Hal J. Earnhardt's El Corredor returned from a lengthy layoff to win the $150,000 Pat O'Brien Handicap (gr. II) on Sunday at Del Mar.
Squirtle Squirt dueled with Explicit through blistering early fractions before being caught at the wire by 45-1 longshot Ceeband in Sunday's $296,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Invitational Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park. Bred in California by Cecelia Straub-Rubens, breeder of reigning Horse of the Year Tiznow, Ceeband returned $91.80, $25.40, and $13.80 and led a $1 exacta worth $167.90.
Kona Gold settled behind This Tune Can Hum through the early going before rallying to win the $196,498 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) by three lengths Saturday at Santa Anita. Under Alex Solis, Kona Gold completed the six furlongs in 1:08.11, the fastest six furlongs of the current Santa Anita meet.
Stable notes from Oak Tree at Santa Anita on Wednesday works for stakes horses.
Under jockey Corey Nakatani, 8-5 favorite Love That Red used an inside stalking trip to win the $150,000 Pat O'Brien Handicap (gr. II) Sunday at Del Mar.
Jockey Victor Espinoza posted his second graded win on Sunday's Hollywood Park card.
|Trainer||Gary G. Hartlage|
|Jockey||Joe M. Johnson|
|Breeder||Anita A Ebert-Cauley|
|Elaborate View Five-Cross Pedigree||Cherokee Run||Runaway Groom|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Oak Ridge Farm||Amende Place, agent||$100,000|
|Broodmare||China Horse Club||Gainesway, agent||$55,000|
|Broodmare||Brookdale Sales, agent||($19,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.