Keyword: One Off

  • Sweet Return Tackles Distance Issue in 'Capistrano

    Multiple grade I winner Sweet Return has been established as the 5-2 morning line favorite among seven marathoners set to contest the 68th running of Santa Anita's historic San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT), the $250,000 turf fixture at about 1 3/4 miles that concludes the track's 85-day race meeting on Sunday.

  • One Off, winning the San Marcos, could be favored in the San Luis Rey.

    One Off Part of Drysdale Duo in San Luis Rey

    Journeyman Brice Blanc, building a reputation as a premier turf rider in Southern California, could find himself on the favorite, One Off, for trainer Neil Drysdale Saturday in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Obrigado and Garrett Gomez (right) hold off Runaway Dancer and Alex Solis (left) in San Luis Obispo win.

    It's Obrigado's Turn in San Luis Obispo

    Since the retirement of T.H. Approval, the Southern California male turf division has been a knot. In Sunday's $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT), it was the French-bred Obrigado's turn to win.

  • San Marcos winner One Off is one half of San Luis Obispo pair sent out by Neil Drysdale.

    Drysdale Duo Formidable in San Luis Obispo

    Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale holds a heavy hand in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) on Sunday when he saddles co-high weights Obrigado and One Off in the 1 1/2-mile early season turf distance test.

  • Jockey Brice Blanc and One Off came from off the pace to win the San Marcos Handicap.

    One Off Turns It On to Take San Marcos

    Jane and Burt Bacharach's 7-year-old gelding One Off, last in the field in upper stretch, charged down the middle of the track to register his first graded stakes win in the $150,000 San Marcos Handicap (g. IIT) on the Santa Anita lawn.

  • Hollywood Turf Cup winner Boboman is the horse to beat in the San Marcos.

    Hot Frankel Barn Loads Up for San Marcos

    Trainer Bobby Frankel, who has saddled five stakes winners through the first three weeks of the Santa Anita meet, takes on likely favorite Boboman with three of the eight entrants in Sunday's $150,000 San Marcos Stakes.

  • T.H. Approval Chases 'Capistrano Repeat

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval, looking for his first victory since last year's San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) for trainer Eduardo Inda, is the 117-pound high weight in a field of 13 entered for Sunday's closing day marathon fixture at Santa Anita Park.

  • King's Drama Topweight in San Luis Rey Field

    King's Drama, winner of the Sword Dancer (gr. IT) at 12 furlongs on turf at Saratoga last August, will carry high weight of 122 pounds in Saturday's San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at the same distance over the Santa Anita turf.

  • Always First wins Sunset in U.S. debut.

    Always First Wins Sunset in U.S. Stakes Debut

    British-bred Always First made a successful American stakes debut when he closed impressively along the inside to capture the $165,300 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on Sunday, the final day of the Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting.

  • Sunset favorite Runaway Dancer romped to victory in the Jim Murray at odds of 17-1 for jockey Garrett Gomez.

    Sunset 'Cap Brings Down Hollywood Curtain

    Runaway Dancer, who swept from last to win the May 14 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT), will attempt to repeat that dramatic effort in Sunday's $150,000 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), closing day feature of Hollywood Park's 64-day spring/summer meet.