Keyword: Michael Pender

  • CHRB Rejects Proposed Decision on Valenzuela

    The California Horse Racing Board has rejected a hearing officer's proposed decision concluding jockey Pat Valenzuela should be permitted to work as an exercise rider and also have his license restored once he pays a fine.

  • Handsome Mike will carry co-highweight of 123 pounds in the Eddie D Stakes.

    Handsome Mike, Caracortado Head Eddie D

    Handsome Mike and Caracortado meet in the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 27, two of 14 entered for the 6 1/2-furlong sprint down the hill. Defending winner Unbridled's Note is also entered.

  • Jeranimo won the San Gabriel Stakes in 2010.

    Jeranimo, Slim Shadey Clash in San Gabriel

    Grade I winner Jeranimo launches his 7-year-old campaign Jan. 13 on the turf at Santa Anita Park in the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT), a race he won in 2010 and was second in last year.

  • Jeranimo flies late to win the Shoemaker Mile.

    Jeranimo Jumps in Late for Shoemaker Surprise

    Trailing the field into the stretch, outsider Jeranimo angled to the middle of the track and flew home for Garrett Gomez to earn his first grade I win in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile June 30 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Jeranimo faces 5 in the San Gabriel.

    Top Weight Jeranimo Eyes San Gabriel Repeat

    Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Jeranimo rates a solid chance to repeat in the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. II) on the Santa Anita turf Jan. 16 in a race that marks the return of millionaire The Usual Q. T.

  • Ultimate Eagle in the Hollywood Derby.

    Ultimate Eagle Shortens Up for Sir Beaufort

    Ultimate Eagle, winner of the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) in his most recent start, attempts to run his winning streak to five races when he takes on a strong field in the $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Michael Pender

    Double the Pleasure: Michael Pender (blog)

    Apparently trainer Michael Pender felt it took too long for Jeranimo and Ultimate Eagle to win graded stakes a week apart in October, so he sent them both back out to take graded events on consecutive days in November.

  • Ultimate Eagle wins the Hollywood Derby.

    No Catching Ultimate Eagle in Hollywood Derby

    Owner B.J. Wright and trainer Michael Pender capped their superb Turf Festival at Hollywood Park when front-running Ultimate Eagle employed thievery to win the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 27.

  • Jeranimo and Garrett Gomez take the Citation at Hollywood Park.

    Jeranimo Thunders Home in Citation

    Favored Jeranimo rebounded from his seventh-place finish in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) three weeks ago with a decisive 2 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Ultimate Eagle and Martin Pedroza steal away to win the Oak Tree Derby.

    34-1 Ultimate Eagle Aces Oak Tree Derby

    Ultimate Eagle, staked to an early lead by Martin Pedroza at odds of 34-1, avoided the calvary charge in the 14-horse Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) and held on to post a major upset in the $150,000 grass test at Santa Anita.

  • Jeranimo outfinishes Mr. Commons to win the Oak Tree Mile at Santa Anita.

    Jeranimo Gets Jump in Oak Tree Mile Victory

    Always close to the leaders, Jeranimo got the jump on Mr. Commons and proved to be too much for the 4-5 favorite to handle, winning the $150,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) in brisk fashion at Santa Anita Oct. 8.

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    Stalker Jeranimo Surprises in Strub

    Surprising Jeranimo slipped between the leaders at the sixteenth pole and rolled to a 1 1/4-length victory over 7-10 favorite Misremembered in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 13.