Moving the April 14 Las Cienegas Handicap at Santa Anita from turf to the main track resulted in the grass race losing its grade III status for this year.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2008
|Trainer||John W. Sadler|
|Owner||Barber, Gary and Cecil|
|Breeder||G.David Shashura & Joseph Sugar Jr.|
|Teroda View Five-Cross Pedigree||Limehouse||Grand Slam|
|Leza||Strawberry Road (AUS)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||J S Stables||Warrendale Sales, agent||$70,000|
|Yearling||NBS||Warrendale Sales, agent||$33,000|
|Two-year-old||John W. Sadler, agent||Niall Brennan Stables, agent||$85,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent||Lane's End, agent||$40,000|
Odds-on Mizdirection made the best of what was left of the $98,000 Las Cienegas Handicap after the race was moved off the hillside turf course and contested on the main track with three rivals left.
The $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) should determine 'Queen of the Hill' for the 2011-12 season at Santa Anita Park when Unzip Me and Mizdirection battle on the hillside turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs.
California Nectar, fresh off a score in the California Breeders' Champion Stakes for state-breds, heads a field of seven fillies racing for the first time as 3-year-olds in the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.