Keyword: Juan Garcia

  • Victor Garcia at Keeneland

    For Trainer Garcia, No Rushing Success

    In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.

  • Jungle Prince wins the Hollywood Turf Express.

    Jungle Prince Pounces in Hollywood Turf Express

    Jungle Prince, overlooked at odds of 10-1 in an evenly matched field of turf sprinters, battled on the front end throughout the $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (gr. IIIT) and emerged with a half-length triumph Saturday.

  • Dream of Summer, right, wins the Apple Blossom.

    Dream of Summer Shines in Apple Blossom

    James Weigel's front-running Dream of Summer not only held off favorite Ashado in winning Saturday's $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), she also successfully fended off the challenges of two outsiders, unlucky Star Parade and Shadow Cast, in the final strides at Oaklawn Park.

  • California-bred Red Warrior, with Garrett Gomez aboard, crosses the finish line to win the Sunshine Millions Vinery Sprint, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Red Warrior's Ambush Takes Millions Sprint

    Red Warrior, last of 11 after a quarter of a mile, closed powerfully to register a one-length victory at odds of 47-1 in the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint Saturday, part of the Sunshine Millions program at Santa Anita Park.

  • Cal Cup Matron Next for Dream of Summer

    Dream of Summer, winner of six of eight career races including her last five in a row, will pass Sunday's $250,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) and be pointed to the $150,000 California Cup Matron, trainer Juan Garcia said Wednesday.

  • A Gleam Brings Out Best in Dream of Summer

    James Weigel's 9-1 outsider Dream of Summer made her initial foray into graded stakes company look as simple as can be, recording a gate-to-wire victory in the $150,000 A Gleam Invitational Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Passinetti Back in Training for Capistrano Defense

    Gary Tanaka's grade I winner Passinetti has returned to trainer Ben Cecil's Santa Anita base after several months at a nearby farm and will aim at a defense of his title in the $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IT) at the end of the meeting on Apr. 18.