Keyword: Rafael Bejarano

  • One Lucky Dane

    One Lucky Dane Off Derby Trail After Workout

    After sustaining a condylar fracture in his left front leg during his April 18 workout at Santa Anita Park, One Lucky Dane has been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Home Journey wins the Las Cienegas Stakes.

    Home Journey Too Tough in Las Cienegas

    Home Journey led every step of the way on the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course and held off another late run by Go West Marie to capture the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 11.

  • Masochistic will make his graded stakes debut in the Kona Gold.

    Masochistic to Make Graded Debut in Kona Gold

    Masochistic, the horse at the center of recent controversy involving former trainer A.C. Avila, will make his graded stakes debut under new trainer Ron Ellis in the $200,000 Kona Gold (gr. II) April 11 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lord Nelson wins the San Vicente Stakes.

    Lord Nelson Nabs Texas Red in San Vicente

    Lord Nelson spoiled the 3-year-old coming-out party for Texas Red in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 1, edging the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner in a terrific finish.

  • Seduire comes home strong to win the Santa Ynez Stakes.

    Seduire Scampers to Easy Santa Ynez Victory

    Gunning from the rail for Rafael Bejarano, Seduire put away pace rival Xoxo leaving the turn and kicked away in the drive to win the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr.II) in a powerful performance Jan. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • My Fiona wins the Soviet Problem Stakes.

    My Fiona Tallies Again in Soviet Problem

    Odds-on choice My Fiona registered the third stakes win of her juvenile campaign when she outfought a game Heat the Rocks in a see-saw stretch run to prevail in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Big Macher wins the Cary Grant Stakes.

    Big Macher Shows Star Quality in Cary Grant

    Rebounding from a troubled effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), favored Big Macher outfought a determined Rousing Sermon to score a game neck victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. 23 at Del Mar.

  • Goldencents takes the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/i-rBBBZfp/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Posts Repeat in Dirt Mile

    After flying through a half mile in :44.80, Goldencents dug deep to hold off a determined Tapiture in the stretch to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), successfully defending his 2013 win in the race.

  • Tonito M. wins the Oklahoma Derby.

    Tonito M. Delivers Upset in Oklahoma Derby

    Southern California shipper Tonito M. swept past the leaders to score a mild upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park, earning his first victory in six starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Angela Renee wins the Chandalier Stakes.

    Angela Renee Dominant in Chandelier Stakes

    Siena Farm's Angela Renee, beaten more than 19 lengths in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, rebounded in a big way with a victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

  • Goldencents won the 2014 Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents to Remain in California

    After working on the grass Sept. 20, Goldencents' trip to Keeneland to face Wise Dan in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4 has been canceled, said majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Posts Attendance, Handle Declines

    Ending with an impressive victory by American Pharoah in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 36-day meet Sept. 3 with declines in average daily wagering and attendance.

  • Midnight Storm wins the Del Mar Derby.

    Midnight Storm Shakes Up Del Mar Derby

    Midnight Storm was able to parcel his speed effectively while on an easy lead in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and glided through the stretch in command to post a 17-1 surprise Aug. 31 over the turf.

  • Goldencents wins the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O'Brien Romp

    Goldencents avenged his loss in last year's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) with a dominating wire-to-wire track record performance in this year's edition at Del Mar Aug. 24.

  • Istanford leads the way to victory in the San Clemente.

    Istanford Strolls to San Clemente Surprise

    Guided through a smooth trip by Rafael Bejarano, Istanford led every step of the way at 10-1 odds to dominate the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) on the renovated turf course at Del Mar July 19.

  • Fury Kapcori leaves the others behind in the Precisionist Stakes.

    Fury Kapcori Unchallenged in Precisionist Win

    Heavily favored Fury Kapcori earned his first graded stakes win and his fourth victory in a row with a front-running romp in the Precisionist Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Derby day card May 3 at Santa Anita.

  • Parranda wins the Wilshire Stakes.

    Newcomer Parranda a Handy Wilshire Winner

    Parranda seems to be enjoying California after her first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, coming from off the pace to win the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away on the Santa Anita Park turf April 27.

  • Wildcat Red

    Wildcat Red, With Saez, Works at Gulfstream

    Wildcat Red, working a half-mile at Gulfstream Park the morning of April 20, was reunited with jockey Luis Saez for the first time since they teamed for a front-running victory in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth.

  • Stormy Lucy wins the Santa Barbara Stakes.

    Stormy Lucy Soars to Santa Barbara Victory

    Favored Stormy Lucy made her new connections look good when she came from off the pace to catch Miss Serendipity in the final strides to win the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck April 13 on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Stormy Lucy wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Stormy Lucy Ends Graded Drought in Santa Ana

    Denied nine times previously in graded stakes company, Stormy Lucy found room along the inside under Rafael Bejarano for a breakthrough win in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 16 on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Wild Dude wins the Palos Verdes.

    Wild Dude Posts Palos Verdes Upset

    Wild Dude scored his first stakes triumph Feb. 2 when the 4-year-old colt took advantage of a duel by the frontrunners to win the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Winning Prize bounds home to win the Arcadia Stakes.

    New Tactics Take Winning Prize to Arcadia Win

    Winning Prize caught pacesetter Regally Ready in the closing stages and repelled the late charge of Tom's Tribute for a comfortable win in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) winner Tamarando faces 10 in the California Cup Derby.

    Tamarando Holds Class Edge in Cal Cup Derby

    Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) winner Tamarando holds the class edge of 11 sophomore runners entered for the $250,00 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park Jan. 25; the Cal Cup Oaks on the same card drew a field of 14.

  • Jeranimo rolls home to win his third San Gabriel Stakes.

    Jeranimo, Bejarano Keep San Gabriel Streaks

    Eight-year-old warrior Jeranimo became the first horse to win the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) three times when he cut loose his patented stretch run to score by 1 1/4 lengths Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gervinho wins the 2013 Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Gervinho Rallies Wide to Take Sir Beaufort

    Keith Brackpool's Gervinho, winless since the 2013 Del Mar meet, got back in the win column with a strong off-the pace victory in the $201,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • Tamarando rolls home to win the Real Quiet Stakes.

    CashCall Next for Real Quiet Winner Tamarando

    A return to a synthetic track and a quick pace helped propel Tamarando to a decisive victory in the $100,750 Real Quiet Stakes Nov. 24 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Goldencents won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876859392&k=BWFGXHZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Set to Run Next in Cigar Mile

    Goldencents, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), will make his next start in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 30, according to majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.

  • Goldencents (left) leads all the way to win the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876404256&k=kkMtPc3">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Blazes in Dirt Mile Victory

    After blazing through a half-mile in :44.75, Goldencents still had plenty in the tank to hold off the closing move of Golden Ticket in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Handle Up by 5.2%, Attendance Even

    Following on the heels of a robust 2012 season, Del Mar did even better in 2013 with all key business categories finishing on the upswing as the track's 74th summer session came to a close Sept. 4.