El Conejo H. (gr. III)
(gr. III , 5.5f ,)
(DK B/ h,
Put It Back Fiesta Baby , by Dayjur
BArthur I. Appleton, FL.; OWaterford Farm; TChristophe Clement
Trippi Le Nat , by Dynaformer
BHarold J. Plumley, FL.; OBarber, Gary and Cecil; TJohn W. Sadler
Is It True Fuzzy Navel , by Strike the Anvil
BSaronda Smith, FL.; OWind River Stables, Berta, Julie, Koriner, Brian J. and Lyons, Janet; TBrian J. Koriner
Margins: 1, 2½, 13¾. Others: Johnny Eves 119($6,000) . Winning Jockey, Rafael Bejarano.
In Summation started the new year right by notching the 10th stakes win of his career when he defeated Machismo by one length in the El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita Jan. 1.
Trained by Christophe Clement, In Summation also took the 2008 edition of the El Conejo, making him the third back-to-back winner of the race. To B. Or Not won in 1981 and 1982, and Freespool won in January and December of 2000.
A 6-year-old son of Put It Back, In Summation is owned by Thomas Moore and Judy LivingstonÕs Waterford Farm. The husband-and-wife team have been involved in racing in the United States since the late 1990s, but mainly as a hobby and distraction from their work as attorneys. Moore is originally from Waterford, Ireland.
In Summation is Waterford FarmÕs first stakes winner. His biggest victory to date has been the 2007 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I), and his other graded score came in the 2008 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II). Although he made his first three starts for J.E.B. Stable, he has earned the vast majority of his $1,175,166 for Moore and Livingston.
The late Arthur I. Appleton bred In Summation in Florida out of the winning Dayjur mare Fiesta Baby. Appleton, who owned Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., bred and/or raced more than 100 stakes winners. He died in January 2008 at age 92.
Fiesta Baby is out of the grade I-winning Alleged mare Fiesta Gal, whom Appleton bought for $1.5 million at the 1989 Keeneland November mixed sale from owner Eugene Klein. All five of Fiesta BabyÕs foals to race are winners, and she is also the dam of stakes winner Dakota Duke.
In Summation is the last foal to race out of the 16-year-old mare, whose youngest offspring is a yearling full sister to the grade I winner. Fiesta Baby was bred to Put It Back for 2009 but is barren.
Put It Back is the sire of 21 stakes winners. The 11-year-old son of Honour and Glory was also represented Jan. 1 by Backbackbackgone, who won the Golden Bear Stakes. Put It Back stands at Bridlewood Farm for a fee of $8,500.ÑA.H.D.