Keyword: El Cielo

  • 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.

  • Master Belt ($138.40) Lights Board in Morvich

    New Zealand-bred Master Belt came from well off the pace to register a 68-1 shocker in the $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Sunday.

  • El Cielo the 'Horse for Course' in Morvich

    When it comes to Santa Anita's unique downhill turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs, the current "horse for course" is El Cielo, who goes in Sunday's $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on closing day of the 2002 Oak Tree meeting.

  • Jockey Jose Valdivia, rising star in Southern California.

    Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., Southern California's Rising Star

    Jose Valdivia Jr. is a rising star in the bright constellation that is the Southern California riding colony. His recent win aboard Val Royal in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) showed the rest of the world what two continents have already learned--Valdivia, 27, is a profound talent who is carrying forth the grand racing tradition of his family.

  • Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal is on a quest for an Eclipse Award.

    Val Royal on Eclipse Quest in Citation

    Bidding for an Eclipse Award as 2001 Turf Champion, Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal will be a solid favorite to capture Hollywood Park's grade II, $500,000 Citation Handicap on Saturday before shipping to Asia to compete in the $2.3-million Hong Kong Cup on Dec. 16.

  • Val Royal winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Mile Winner Val Royal To Run In Citation Handicap

    Val Royal, winner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Mile in his last start Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, will run in the $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday, trainer Julio Canani confirmed.

  • Hawksley Hill Returns to Races, to Face Super Quercus Thursday

    Super Quercus, who was scratched from Monday's San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) due to what trainer Bobby Frankel called "a mistake in medication," will run Thursday in a Santa Anita optional claiming race which also features the return of multiple stakes winner Hawksley Hill. The six-horse field in the one-mile turf race also includes Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner El Cielo.

  • El Cielo Rallies For Turf Express Victory

    El Cielo rallied from fourth at the head of the stretch to collar pacesetter Texas Glitter in the final strides to win the Hollywood Turf Express (gr. III). The 6-year-old prevailed by a neck while covering the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:01 3/5.