J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos. read blog
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Fresh from a big win in Louisiana, Yahilwa returns to Southern California in search of her third consecutive victory in the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) Dec. 6 at Los Alamitos.
Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.
Beholder, who loves racing at Santa Anita but will be making just her third start of the year, will have to outkick dual grade I winner Iotapa to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27.
Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.
Let Faith Arise had to dig deep to pull out the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by a short neck as the 1-2 favorite May 18 at Santa Anita Park, getting the nod over stubborn pacesetter Yahilwa at the wire.
After breaking through with her first graded stakes win one month ago, Iotapa seeks grade I glory when facing seven other older fillies and mares in the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes March 15 at Santa Anita Park.
Multiple graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofhay heads a field of seven older females entered for the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park, seeking her first win of 2014.
|Trainer||James M. Cassidy|
|Jockey||Mike E. Smith|
|Owner||DP Racing, LLC|
|Breeder||Avalon Farms, Inc.|
|Yahilwa View Five-Cross Pedigree||Medaglia d'Oro||El Prado (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Select Syndicate||Denali Stud, agent||$52,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Gordian Troeller Bloodstock||Jamesfield Stables||$75,822|