Keyword: Rafael Bejarano

  • Faypien (between horses) wins the Summertime Oaks

    Faypien Edges Mopotism in Summertime Oaks

    Baoma Corporation's Faypien continued her trip up the class ladder June 17 with a victory in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita Park, but she needed every ounce of effort in the final strides.

  • Aristocratic and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the San Pedro by 4 1/2 lengths

    Aristocratic Speeds to San Pedro Victory

    Back home at Santa Anita Park, Kaleem Shah's Aristocratic shrugged off a poor off-the-board finish at Oaklawn Park last time out to score impressively in the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes April 16.

  • Noted and Quoted gets the victory in the Chandelier Stakes

    Noted and Quoted Swings in Chandelier

    After finishing fourth in her grade I debut in the Del Mar Debutante, Noted and Quoted found success in her second try at the top level with a half-length victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Midnight Storm wins the Del Mar Mile

    Midnight Storm Speeds to Del Mar Mile Victory

    A Veneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing's Midnight Storm put in a repeat performance on the Southern California grass Aug. 21 to win the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) in front-running fashion.

  • Midnight Storm after his victory in the Eddie Read (gr. IIT)

    Midnight Storm Takes Streak into Del Mar Mile

    Midnight Storm has been rolling of late, with back-to-back scores in the Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) and Eddie Read (gr. IIT), but could face a challenge for his ideal spot at the front of the pack July 21 in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT).

  • Cupid wins West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer

    Well-Traveled Cupid Takes West Virginia Derby

    Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Cupid, no worse for wear after his second trip from California in a month, dominated nine other 3-year-olds in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer.

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (GI) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Exaggerator Rebounds With Haskell Victory

    Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, and Rocker O Ranch's Exaggerator continued to show his affinity for off tracks with a sweeping off-the-pace victory in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Cupid defeats The Player in Indiana Derby

    Cupid Guts Out Victory in Indiana Derby

    Cupid, whose last win came in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) in March, rebounded from two disappointing efforts to gut out a victory in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino the evening of July 16.

  • Dressed in Hermes wins the Pasadena Stakes

    Dressed in Hermes Gets Oceanside Class Relief

    The 3-year-old son of Hat Trick returns to the seaside track July 15 on opening day with a drop in class to the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes, but will face a loaded field as he seeks a return to the winner's circle.

  • Dalmore wins the 2016 Affirmed Stakes.

    Dalmore Upsets Danzing Candy in Affirmed

    Dalmore continued his rapid improvement on the Southern California circuit July 2 with an upset of odds-on favorite Danzing Candy in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Danzing Candy

    Danzing Candy to Make First Start for Baffert

    Danzing Candy, who moved to Bob Baffert's barn after finishing 15th on the First Saturday in May for trainer Cliff Sise, will make the first start for his new trainer July 2 in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano win Kona Gold Stakes.

    Wild Dude Rallies to Kona Gold Victory

    Two-time grade I-winning sprinter Wild Dude secured a graded stakes win in a third straight season May 21 when he rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tara's Tango leaves Taris behind to win the Santa Margarita Stakes.

    Tara's Tango Scores in Santa Margarita

    Trailing slow fractions racing last in a short field of five, Stonestreet Stables' Tara's Tango was still able to rally past rivals late to win the $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) March 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill Wins Santa Anita Title in Last Race

    Team O'Neill pulled off a deep closing drive to clinch Santa Anita Park's fall meet training title Oct. 25, bypassing Jerry Hollendorfer in the final race on the final day of the month-long meeting.

  • Baruta wins the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes.

    Baruta Goes Out a Ken Maddy Winner

    Second in her first U.S. graded try, Rio Dios Irmaos' homebred Baruta took a liking to the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course, claiming the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) in convincing fashion Oct. 25.

  • CHRB Commissioner's Filly DQ'd From Stakes

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner George Krikorian's Big Book has been disqualified from her victory in the July 25 Fleet Treat at Del Mar because of a test that showed elevated levels of acepromazine.

  • Big John B comes on late to win the Del Mar Handicap.

    Big John B Repeats in Del Mar Handicap

    Big John B powered past two rivals in the stretch to win the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) by a widening 1 1/2 lengths, taking the 1 3/8-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and older a second straight year Saturday, Aug. 22.

  • Sky Kingdom

    Sky Kingdom Takes Third Shot at Cougar II

    A third time might be the charm for Westrock Stables' Sky Kingdom, back for yet another run in the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar after finishing second the past two years in a row.

  • Peter Miller

    O'Neill, Miller Tie for SA Training Title

    In a neck-and-neck contest that came down to the final race of the meeting, Santa Anita Park's trainer title ended in a dead heat, with Doug O'Neill and Peter Miller tied atop the standings with 22 wins apiece.

  • Talco takes the Shoemaker Mile over Midnight Storm.

    Talco Upsets Shoemaker Mile

    Hronis Racing's Talco earned his sought-after grade I win in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 13 at Santa Anita Park, upsetting even-money favorite Midnight Storm to take the turf test at odds of 13-1.