Keyword: Rafael Bejarano

  • Jeranimo flies home to win the Eddie Read.

    Jeranimo Jumps in Late to Capture Eddie Read

    Late-running Jeranimo returned to his best form with a perfect setup in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), soaring through the stretch under a confident Rafael Bejarano to win going away on the turf July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Chief Havoc rolls to victory in the Swaps Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Front-Running Chief Havoc Dominates Swaps

    Chief Havoc, enjoying a big tactical advantage over his three rivals, went gate to wire as the odds-on choice to capture the $147,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Doinghardtimeagain and Rafael Bejarano take the Hollywood Oaks.

    Doinghardtimeagain Cracks Hollywood Oaks

    There was no catching California-bred Doinghardtimeagain, who ran away with the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) as the odds-on choice in her graded stakes debut June 22 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Halo Dolly wins the Wilshire Handicap.

    Firm Turf Helps Halo Dolly Find Winning Form

    Halo Dolly returned to winning form when teamed with Rafael Bejarano for the first time April 28, scoring a 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on firm turf at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Santa Anita Registers Increased Handle

    The Arcadia, Calif., track received final handle figures for its winter-spring meeting April 25. Handle improved 3% to $710,813,700. That increase came during a first quarter that saw U.S. handle decline 2.81%.

  • Overanalyze rolls home to win the Arkansas Derby.

    Overanalyze Makes Arkansas Derby Look Simple

    Overanalyze, rebounding from a lackluster seasonal debut, overpowered his rivals in the drive to easily win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and stamp his ticket for this year's Run for the Roses.

  • Midnight Lucky wins the Sunland Park Oaks.

    Midnight Lucky Looks Mighty in Sunland Oaks

    Trainer Bob Baffert grabbed his fifth win in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks when short-price favorite Midnight Lucky left the field behind on the far turn en route to an eight-length win March 24 in New Mexico.

  • Fiftyshadesofhay and Rafael Bejarano win the Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita.

    Santa Ysabel: Clean Trip for Fiftyshadesofhay

    Returning to the dirt for trainer Bob Baffert, Fiftyshadesofhay shook loose of her rivals and romped to her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel (gr. III) over a wet/fast track at Santa Anita Park Jan. 26.

  • Book Review wins the La Brea Stakes.

    Book Review Beats Tough La Brea Foes

    Gary and Mary West's homebred Book Review found California to her liking Dec. 26, when she got up over tough contender Reneesgotzip and 2011 2-year-old champion My Miss Aurelia in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes.

  • Halo Dolly will meet Tiz Flirtatious in the Robert J Frankel S.

    Tiz Flirtatious Has Sights on Graded Frankel

    Tiz Flirtatious seeks her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 30, and seems primed to take it off an impressive runner-up finish in the Nov. 25 Matriarch.

  • Silentio wins the Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Silentio Shows Style with Sir Beaufort Win

    Silentio, a lightly-raced son of Japanese-bred stallion Silent Name, registered victory in his stakes debut in the $150,750 Sir Beaufort (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Park on opening day of the winter meet.

  • Lady Ten holds off Customer Base to win the Autumn Miss Stakes.

    Consistent Lady Ten Aces Autumn Miss

    Mercedes Stable homebred Lady Ten had her consistency rewarded Oct. 27 when she inched away from the pack late in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr.IIIT) and held on to win at Santa Anita Park.

  • Julien Leparoux at Keeneland on Oct. 5, 2012.

    Leparoux Plans Tack Shift to California

    Julien Leparoux will be joining the Southern California jockey colony on a regular basis following the conclusion on the Keeneland meet Oct. 27, said agent Joe Ferrer, who will represent the 29-year-old Frenchman.

  • There was no stopping Game On Dude in the Awesome Again.

    Game On Dude Aces Awesome Again Test

    Game On Dude maintained his unbeaten record at Santa Anita Park with a smooth victory in the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept, 29, a perfect tuneup for his return to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Executiveprivilege and Rafael Bejarano are all alone at the finish of the Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Executiveprivilege Smashes Chandelier Rivals

    Undefeated Executiveprivilege stamped herself as the likely favorite for this year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a smashing victory in the $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rolling Fog and Rafael Bejarano take the Del Mar Futurity on closing day at Del Mar.

    Rolling Fog Wins Historic Del Mar Futurity

    Rolling Fog held sway over 8-5 favorite Know More in the Del Mar Futurity Sept. 5, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record 11th win in the closing-day feature and jockey Rafael Bejarano a record 13th stakes score at the meet.

  • Know More, who won the Best Pal in his first start, returns in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Know More Heads Dozen in Del Mar Futurity

    Twelve juveniles will contest the 65th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Southern California oval's traditional closing-day headliner Sept. 5, including the precocious Best Pal Stakes winner Know More.

  • Contested pulls away late to win the Test Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2046975928&k=sk66VX7">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Aces Test Stakes

    Contested overcame a flat-footed start and closed from slightly off the pace to win the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, nabbing her second grade I victory in New York this year.

  • Contested won the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park in May.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1873092812&k=PcdHGZZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Attempts to Rebound in Test Stakes

    Contested, a grade I winner who was last in her most recent start, will attempt to regain winning form and earn her most lucrative victory to date when competing in the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25 at Saratoga.

  • Winding Way wins the Rancho Bernardo.

    Winding Way Aces Rancho Bernardo Test

    Favored Winding Way emerged as a female sprinter to watch this season when she overcame a hopelessly tardy start to win the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • Paynter wins the Haskell.

    Paynter Brushes Aside Rivals in Haskell Romp

    Bouncing back from a heart-breaking loss in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last month, Paynter romped to victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 29 at Monmouth Park for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Richard's Kit cruises home in the Cougar II at Del Mar.

    Richard's Kid Dominates Rivals in Cougar II

    Odds-on choice Richard's Kid gave every indication he's ready to try for a third win in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) with an impressive turn of foot to capture the Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) in track record time at Del Mar.

  • Eden's Moon wins the San Clemente Stakes.

    Eden's Moon Rises to San Clemente Challenge

    Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to experiment with the inconsistent filly Eden's Moon on turf and his hunch paid off when the odds-on choice led from the start to take the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.

  • Executiveprivilege impresses in the Landaluce at Hollywood Park.

    Executiveprivilege Takes Control in Landaluce

    Trainer Bob Baffert describes Executiveprivilege as "pretty special" and it was easy to see why after her impressive 3 1/4-length tally in the $150,000 Landaluce Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park July 14.

  • My Gi Gi holds off Lady of Shamrock to win the Honeymoon Handicap.

    My Gi Gi Nips Lady of Shamrock in Honeymoon

    My Gi Gi grabbed the lead in the final strides and held off the overwhelming favorite Lady of Shamrock by a nose for her first stakes victory in the $150,00 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) June 9 on the turf at Hollywood Park.

  • Richard's Kid cruises in the Prove It Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    Richard's Kid Posts Smart Win in U.S. Return

    Multiple grade I winner Richard's Kid was victorious in his first start in the United States in more than 20 months, romping by 7 1/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park in the $71,650 Prove It Stakes on the night of June 8.

  • Roman Threat Rambles Home in L.A. Handicap

    Odds-on favorite Roman Threat had too much speed for his seven opponents in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) in a dominating win on the Cushion Track at Betfair Hollywood Park May 28.