Sweet Belle

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Naughty Rafaela Catches Fire in Santa Barbara

T N T Stud's Brazilian homebred Naughty Rafaela picked up her first graded win in the United States, wearing down the pacesetting Sweet Belle in the final furlong and going on to win the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) by one length Saturday on the Santa Anita turf.

Balance Seeks Rebound in La Canada

Balance, winner of last year's Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) and Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), could be sitting on a big effort in Sunday's $200,000 La Canada (gr. II) at Santa Anita with her second start following a lengthy layoff for trainer David Hofmans.


Trainer John M. Gaver III
Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan
Owner Jared Hughes
Breeder Cypress Farms 1991


Sweet Belle View Five-Cross Pedigree Deputy Commander Deputy Minister
Anka Germania (IRE)
Sanibel Sole Miswaki

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 2313
Yearling King's Equine Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent $62,000
Hip 288
Two-year-old Wallace A. Dollase, agent King's Equine, agent $100,000
Hip 885
Broodmare Nursery Place, agent ($340,000)

Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.

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