Millionaire 4-year-old filly Evening Jewel, facing possible retirement just last month, will carry high weight of 122 pounds and likely favoritism in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) Feb. 21 at Santa Anita.
Spring Style (IRE)
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2005
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Spring Style's wait for her first stakes victory ended in her 6-year-old debut Jan. 1 when she held off Harmonious by a nose to win the $147,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita.
When Santa Anita officials were scouting about for a stakes event to name after the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, they could hardly have found a better fit than the San Gorgonio Handicap.
Shippers Wasted Tears, on a six-race winning tear, and Gozzip Girl, making her first appearance in Southern California since winning last year's American Oaks (gr. IT), head the field for the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes.
In what could be her final start in California, the great Zenyatta remained undefeated with her 18th consecutive win in rather routine fashion by a neck in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 7 at Del Mar.
Undefeated champion Zenyatta is expected to seek her 18th victory against no losses after being entered in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 7. But trainer John Shirreffs isn't sure yet.
Even though defending champion Tuscan Evening is awaiting a stakes date at Arlington Park, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has a chance to win the $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile (gr. IIT) for a second year in a row July 3.
After her dominating win in the El Encino Stakes (gr. II) in January, Life Is Sweet stands out among nine 4-year-old fillies entered for the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 15.
|Trainer||Ben D. A. Cecil|
|Jockey||Garrett K. Gomez|
|Owner||Cecil, Kristina and Reddam, Zillah|
|Spring Style (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pivotal (GB)||Polar Falcon|
|Fearless Revival (GB)|
|Clear Spring||Irish River (FR)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Jamie McCalmont||Lodge Farm Stud||$127,588|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Kingswood Farm, agent||($200,000)|
|Broodmare||Kingswood Farm, agent||($300,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.