Garrett Gomez established a North American record for stakes wins in a year when he drove favored Spring Awakening to victory in the $108,100 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Nov. 11. The 71st stakes win of the year for Gomez broke the mark set by Jerry Bailey in 2003.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2005
- CA -Bred
|Trainer||Mike R. Mitchell|
|Jockey||Garrett K. Gomez|
|Owner||Coit, Frankel & Strauss|
|Spring Awakening View Five-Cross Pedigree||In Excess (IRE)||Siberian Express|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Broodmare||Brookdale Farm, agent||Denali Stud, agent||$450,000|
The 2007 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I), won in a major upset by Set Play Sept. 3, proved to be a dream come true for a team of little guys -- trainer Peter Miller, owner Sean Gerson, and jockey Brice Blanc.
Trainer John Sadler thought Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) favorite Tasha's Miracle was going to be special the first time he saw her. He tried to buy her during Barrett's 2-year-olds in training sale earlier this year, but her reserve, in the $300,000 range, proved too expensive for his budget.