Keyword: David Flores

  • Red-Hot Habaneros Burns Burke Foes

    It wasn't planned, but a change in race tactics paid off in a 14-1 surprise when Habaneros broke on top in his stakes debut and repelled all challengers in the stretch to win the 1 1/2-mile Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meet Saturday.

  • Lundy's Liability, ridden by David Flores, wins the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Lundy's Liability Tops 'Impact to Win Goodwood

    Lundy's Liabililty engaged in a spirited duel with heavy favorite Total Impact through most of Saturday's $480,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) before prevailing on the inside by a head at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet.

  • Jockey Agent Meldahl Recovering Well After Bypass

    Jockey agent Bob Meldahl, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery on June 29 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, is recovering so rapidly that he paid Clocker's Corner at Santa Anita near his home a brief visit on Friday.

  • Bayamo winning the American Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Bayamo Shows Potential in American 'Cap

    Prestonwood Farm's Irish-bred Bayamo, whose 2003 campaign was cut short by an ankle chip, continued his impressive comeback Sunday with a facile victory in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. II) on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Even the Score Adds Californian to Resume

    Ro Parra's Even the Score established himself as one of the favorites in next month's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) with a sharp 3 1/2-length score in Saturday's $250,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.

  • Diplomatic Bag Grabs Arcadia in U.S. Debut

    Juddmonte Farm's Diplomatic Bag, debuting in the United States for trainer Bobby Frankel, captured Saturday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by three-quarters of a length over Statement on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Silent Sighs, upsets Halfbridled in the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Halfbridled's Invincibility Ends With Sighs

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's California homebred Silent Sighs, facing open company for the first time, held on gamely over a surging Halfbridled to win the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Flores Expects More 'Action' in San Felipe

    Jockey David Flores expects significant improvement from Action This Day when he rides the champion 2-year-old colt of 2003 in Sunday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Pico Central winning the San Carlos Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Lobo's Pico Central Stuns San Carlos Field

    Brazilian-bred Pico Central, ignored at odds of 43-1, led every step of the way and posted a two-length victory over Publication in the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) for sprinters Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Action This Day 'Feeling Great' in Thursday Breeze

    David Flores says he is unconcerned about whether there will be sufficient pace for Action This Day when the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) champion makes his 3-year-old debut in Sunday's $75,000 Sham Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Baffert Favored to Collect 3rd Starlet Victory

    Trainer Bob Baffert guns for his third victory in six years in the $200,000-added Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) Sunday with Victory U.S.A, the probable favorite in the test for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Action This Day finishes ahead of stablemate Minister Eric in come-from-behind Juvenile strike for trainer Richard Mandella.

    Juvenile: Action This Day Has His Day

    Coming from off the pace, Action This Day delivered a longshot blow to the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) with a shocking last-to-first score at 26-1. Trainer Richard Mandella ran 1-2 as Minister Eric also rallied to run second.

  • Dessert Serves Up Sweet Stakes Debut

    The Thoroughbred Corp. homebred Dessert, making her debut in stakes company, captured Sunday's $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) in gate-to-wire fashion, holding off an unlucky Solar Echo by a neck on the grass.

  • Gary Stevens (4) falls from Storming Home as David Flores aboard Sulamani, far left, and R.R. Douglas aboard Kaieteur, center, try to avoid a collision after crossing the finish line of the Arlington Million.

    Sulamani Awarded Arlington Million; Storming Home Disqualified

    In the most controversial Arlington Million (gr. IT) ever, stewards awarded victory to Godolphin Racing's Sulamani after determining that winner Storming Home interfered at the finish with two horses behind him when he spooked badly just before the wire and unseated his rider, Gary Stevens.

  • Tizdubai Shows Talent in Del Mar Stakes Bow

    Darley Stud's Tizdubai stalked the pacesetting favorite Dirty Diana into the stretch before blowing past her rival to record an easy four-length triumph in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Special Ring, in record performance.

    Special Ring Smashes Del Mar Turf Mark

    Prestonwood Farm's Special Ring clipped a remarkable four-fifths of a second off the 1 1/8-mile turf track record while going gate to wire Sunday in Del Mar's $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Honor In War Victorious in Arlington Handicap

    Favored Honor In War and jockey David Flores wore down Della Francesca in the mid-stretch and held off a relentless Better Talk Now to post a neck victory in Saturday's $250,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT), the major local prep for the Arlington Million Aug. 16.

  • Speak In Passing Gives Frankel Stakes Sweep

    Trainer Bobby Frankel completed a sweep of the Santa Anita turf stakes races Saturday when Speak In Passing, in his first start in more than 15 months, won the $137,500 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Cassidy, Steelaninch Earn La Puente Nod

    Trainer James Cassidy had his patience rewarded Saturday when British import Steelaninch, under jockey Victor Espinoza, won the $150,000 La Puente Stakes on the Santa Anita turf by a nose over 11-10 favorite Singletary, who was ridden by David Flores.

  • Ellis On to Kentucky with Atswhatimtalknbout

    Trainer Ron Ellis said he still plans to ship Atswhatimtalknbout, a disappointing fourth as the public choice in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), to Kentucky on Wednesday.

  • Flores Knows What He's Talking About

    David Flores has never won a Kentucky Derby, or a Santa Anita Derby, for that matter. But that doesn't mean he doesn't know what it takes to win one.

  • Singletary races to victory in the Academy Road Stakes.

    Singletary Flattens Rivals in Academy Road

    Singletary, named after the ex Chicago Bears linebacker, flattened his opposition Friday with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $81,100 Academy Road Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park.

  • Unbeaten Lady Tak wins the Fair Grounds Oaks on Saturday.

    Lady Tak Comes From Behind, Stays Perfect

    Lady Tak proved her class and determination and extended her record to a perfect 5-for-5 in winning the $350,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) in New Orleans Saturday.

  • Domestic Dispute gets the services of jockey Jerry Bailey.

    Bailey To Ride Domestic Dispute in San Felipe

    Jerry Bailey has been named by trainer Bob Baffert to ride Santa Catalina winner Domestic Dispute in the March 16 San Felipe Stakes. Baffert made the move after the colt's regular rider, David Flores, opted to ride Atswhatimtalknbout in the 1 1/16-mile event.

  • Robledo Overcomes Trouble to Beat Siberland

    Boxed in for much of the way, Push Push Stable's Robledo, with jockey David Flores showing the way, was able to get outside of 3-10 favorite Siberland and win the duel to the wire in Saturday's $100,000 Turf Paradise Derby in Phoenix.

  • David Flores leaps off Atlantic Ocean as trainer Bob Baffert watches in the winner's circle after their win in the $250,000 John Deere Oaks at Santa Anita.

    Atlantic Ocean Takes Sunshine Oaks

    Atlantic Ocean, who many thought was a $1.9 million flop, captured her third straight stakes Saturday in the $250,000 John Deere Sunshine Millions Oaks at Santa Anita

  • Adminniestrator Wins Sunshine Turf at Wire

    Longshot Adminniestrator closed powerfully in the stretch to get up by a nose at the wire over Music's Storm in the $500,000 Barretts/CTBA Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Promising Atswhatimtalknbout in Strong Drill

    B. Wayne Hughes' Atswhatimtalknbout, whose impressive debut Jan. 4 caused many to label him a legitimate early Triple Crown contender, worked six furlongs in 1:11 2/5, handily, over Santa Anita's fast main track Sunday morning.

  • Domestic Dispute, another Derby contender for Bob Baffert.

    Domestic Dispute Settles Catalina Question

    Gary Garber's fast-developing Domestic Dispute thundered home to win Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita, giving trainer Bob Baffert another early contender for the Kentucky Derby.

  • Flores Wins Four Races at Santa Anita

    Jockey David Flores capped a four-win day at Santa Anita on Thursday by guiding Hannibal Lad to a three-quarter length victory in the featured $79,300 seventh race at 1 1/4 mile on turf.

  • Peers Pay Tribute to Eddie Delahoussaye

    Backstretch peers at Santa Anita expressed praise for the man known as "Eddie D" Wednesday, two days after the 51-year-old Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye announced his retirement from racing.

  • Atlantic Ocean runs to victory.

    Atlantic Ocean Too Deep for Sea Jewel

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's 3-year-old filly Atlantic Ocean is making her $1.9 million purchase price look better after winning the $110,900-added Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • No Separating Tout Charmant, Surya in Dahlia

    Multiple stakes-winning Tout Charmant closed from out of the clouds to dead heat with a tenacious Surya in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Atlantic Ocean Pounds Rivals in Grassy Miesque

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Atlantic Ocean, a $1.9-million sale purchase who's been mostly disappointing in her 2-year-old season, woke up with a switch to the turf on Friday in Hollywood Park's $200,000 Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT), posting an impressive one-length victory.

  • Cee's Elegance Wins Cat's Cradle With Ease

    Cees Stable's Cee's Elegance scored her first stakes victory Sunday at Hollywood Park, surprising heavy favorite Super High with a romping win in the $100,000-added Cat's Cradle Handicap for California bred fillies and mares.

  • Trebek's Reba's Gold in Game Steinlen Win

    Favorite Reba's Gold lost the lead briefly in mid-stretch, but battled back under jockey David Flores to capture Sunday's $72,850 Steinlen Handicap by a head over longshot Mercenary.

  • Sentimental Value Storms Home in Matiara

    Sentimental Value drew away from Secret Garden nearing the sixteenth pole and went on to a four-length victory under jockey Victor Espinoza in Saturday's $125,000 Matiara at Hollywood Park.

  • Five Riders Nominated for George Woolf Award

    Robert Colton, David Flores, Richard Migliore, Mario Pino and Edgar Prado have been nominated for the 2003 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced.

  • Reba's Gold Wins Pomona Finale for Jeopardy's Trebek

    Creston Farms' favored Reba's Gold took control in the stretch and went on to capture the $100,000 Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Invitational on the final day of the Los Angeles County Fair at Fairplex Park Sunday.