Keyword: Alphabet Kisses

  • Behaving Badly and Victor Espinoza help trainer Bob Baffert capture his tenth stakes victory of the current Santa Anita meet with this Las Flores Handicap win.

    Baffert, Behaving Badly Win Again at 'Anita

    Trainer Bob Baffert moved a step closer to his Santa Anita record for stakes victories Saturday when overwhelming favorite Behaving Badly cruised home in the $107,000 Las Flores Handicap (gr. III) over five overmatched fillies and mares.

  • Behaving Badly and Victor Espinoza win the Santa Monica Handicap.

    Behaving Badly Much the Best in Santa Monica

    Heavy betting favorite Behaving Badly popped the gate in front for jockey Victor Espinoza and was never seriously threatened, becoming a grade I winner with little trouble in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park Sunday.

  • La Brea Stakes winner Alphabet Kisses

    Alphabet Kisses Spells Trouble in Santa Monica

    Grade I winners Alphabet Kisses and Leave Me Alone are the co-high weights at 119 pounds among nine fillies and mares entered in Santa Anita's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at seven furlongs on Sunday.

  • Hot Storm hopes to blow through Florida with same force as last year in California side of Sunshine Millions set.

    Hot Storm Takes 4-Race Streak Into Millions

    Florida-bred Hot Storm aims to become only the second horse to win a second Sunshine Millions race in the $300,000 Filly/Mare Sprint at six furlongs Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Tucked Away (right) by a nose over Hollywood Story to win Hirsch.

    Tucked Away Makes Her Own Hollywood Ending

    Tucked Away, a mare with many more nibbles than bites, surprised the field in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday when she nipped a surging Hollywood Story by a nose at the wire.

  • Pace Picture Favors 'Kisses in Clement Hirsch

    Dangerous Alphabet Kisses, coming into the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) off a sparkling front-running victory in Hollywood Park's 7-furlong A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), has a definite pace edge again over her eight foes Sunday.

  • Alphabet Kisses Puts A Gleam in Steven's Eye

    Jockey Gary Stevens, who has already won the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) a record six times, seeks number seven Saturday aboard 119-pound highweight Alphabet Kisses in the $150,000 test for fillies and mares at seven furlongs.

  • Andujar runs away from the field in winning the Milady at Hollywood Park.

    O'Neill's New Star Andujar Shakes Up Milady

    There seemed a strong likelihood of a speed duel in Saturday's $205,150 Milady Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, but outsider Andujar never allowed it to happen, simply running the rest of the field into the ground.

  • Argentine Grade I Winner Likely for Milady

    Santa Candida, a group I winner in Argentina, will make her California debut in the $200,000-added Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares Saturday at Hollywood Park, trainer A.C. Avila confirmed Wednesday from his Santa Anita base.

  • Robador, right, comes from behind to win the Cal National Snow Chief Stakes.

    Robador a Maiden No More After Snow Chief

    Winless in seven career starts, Robador saved his best for the stretch run, nabbing Lucky J.H. in the closing strides to win the $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief for 3-year-olds by a half-length at Hollywood Park Sunday. The 1/8-mile affair was the showcase event of the $1.3 million Gold Rush for California-breds.

  • Delta Downs Jackpot winner Texcess among favorites for Sunday's Snow Chief Stakes.

    Crowded Gold Rush Includes Thor's Echo

    Thor's Echo and Texcess, 3-year-olds distinguished by lucrative victories, head 12 entrants in Sunday's $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, the highlight of Hollywood Park's $1.3 million Gold Rush for California breds.

  • La Brea Can Cap Big 2004 for Yearly Report

    Golden Eagle Farm's Yearly Report, who set a Lone Star Park record for seven furlongs in her most recent start, shoots for her first grade I victory in Monday's $250,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.