Keyword: Desperado Stables

  • Ten Meropa cruised home a 12-1 surprise winner in the Baldwin (gr.IIIT) March 2 at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3741919%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ten Meropa Gets Lucky in Baldwin

    First-time American starter Ten Meropa was left at the gate but recovered with an impressive closing kick to post a surprise in the $110,050 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita hillside turf course March 2.

  • Owner Guenther Wins $2.1 Million Pick Six

    A California and Del Mar record Pick Six payoff was set Aug. 1 when a single ticket containing all six winners, held mostly by Desperado Stables owner Scott Guenther, was worth $2,100,117.

  • Buddy Gil Registers Fast Mile Victory

    Buddy Gil, the 2003 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) champion, ended a four-race losing streak Friday with a half-length victory over Royal Place in the $63,700 classified allowance feature at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stakes-Winning Mare Secret Liaison Retired

    Desperado Stables' graded stakes winner Secret Liaison has been retired from racing and will reside at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Buddy Gil Has Second Knee Surgery

    Desperado Stables' grade I winner Buddy Gil will not be returning to trainer Jeff Mullins' Del Mar base this week as expected after undergoing another surgery to remove a chip from his knee, the conditioner revealed.

  • Buddy Gil, right, defeats Atswhatimtalknbout in the San Felipe.

    Buddy Gil Wins San Felipe in Desperate Finish

    Unheralded Buddy Gil and jockey Gary Stevens came out of nowhere to hold off a flying Atswhatimtalknbout by a nostril in Sunday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Lucky Baldwin Stakes Win for Buddy Gil

    Buddy Gil and jockey Gary Stevens took advantage of a red-hot pace to win Sunday's $114,550 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita downhill turf course.

  • Freespool Sprints to Second El Conejo Win of 2000

    Freespool set quick fractions en route to winning the $108,700 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Under jockey Chris McCarron, Freespool completed the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:02.50 on a fast track. McCarron and Freespool teamed to win the last running of the El Conejo, Jan. 2, making this the second time in 2000 the two have won the race.