Headlines for Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Isotherm finishes strong to win the San Marcos

    Isotherm Jumps Up in San Marcos

    Matthew Schera's Isotherm hadn't found the winner's circle since September of 2015, but on a red-hot afternoon for jockey Flavien Prat at Santa Anita Park, he was under the right man for the job.

  • Gabriel Saez

    Gabriel Saez Reaches 1,000th Win

    Jockey Gabriel Saez achieved a milestone Feb. 4 when the newly turned 29-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his 1,000th career victory on I Hope in the eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Rymska wins the 2017 Sweetest Chant

    Rymska Surges to Sweetest Chant Win

    Trainer Chad Brown won his sixth consecutive edition of the Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3T), when Rymska showed a powerful turn of foot and surged down the middle of the Gulfstream Park stretch to win in the final strides Feb. 4. 

  • St. Joe Bay comes home strong in the Palos Verdes

    St. Joe Bay Digs in to Win Palos Verdes

    Altamira Racing Stable and David Bernsen's St. Joe Bay continued his scorching streak through the Southern California sprint ranks with a game victory in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • El Areeb and Trevor McCarthy take the Withers (G3)

    El Areeb Too Good in Withers

    M M G Stables' El Areeb toyed with nine rivals in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3), summarily dismissed them down the lane, and cleared his fourth straight victory under a hand ride from jockey Trevor McCarthy Feb. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Tequilita wins the 2017 Forward Gal

    Tequilita Makes Matz Proud in Forward Gal

    The Michael Matz-trained daughter of Union Rags became the latest member of her clan to do her conditioner proud when she struck the lead in midstretch and held off grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer to take the seven-furlong Forward Gal.

  • Favorable Outcome comes home running to take the Swale

    Favorable Outcome Flies Home in Swale

    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Favorable Outcome rallied from last to run down favorite Three Rules in the stretch to win the $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 4.