Gilded Gem closed from last on the far outside to win the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Santa Anita Park, registering her first stakes victory for trainer Bob Baffert.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2006
|Owner||Zayat Stables, LLC|
|Breeder||Pollock Farms, George Saufley II, Frank Taylor Family & Marshall Taylor|
|Mother Ruth View Five-Cross Pedigree||Speightstown||Gone West|
|Seven Four Seven||Colonial Affair|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Zayat Stables||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$425,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($190,000)|
|Broodmare||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($320,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Bob Baffert is going to be tough to beat in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita April 2. The Hall of Fame trainer entered half the field, including the potent pair of Gilded Gem and Mother Ruth.
As dominant as she was in winning the La Brea (gr. I) in stakes record-time one month ago, Switch looked like a world-beater as she trounced her rivals in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) Jan. 30 at Santa Anita.
A dominant winner of the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) to kick off the Santa Anita season, Switch returns to action Jan. 30 seeking her second grade I triumph in a row in the $250,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. I).
After placing twice in grade I stakes in a three-month span, Free Flying Soul appears well-spotted to earn her first graded win in the $100,000 Las Flores Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita on Easter Sunday April 4.
Grade I winner Gabby's Golden Gal, out of action for nearly six months, returns for trainer Bob Baffert as the 123-pound top weight in the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|