Keyword: Richard Baltas

  • Madam Dancealot (outside) passes Midnight Crossing (middle) and Sassy Little Lila late to win the Santa Ana Stakes

    Madam Dancealot Closes Late to Take Santa Ana

    The two runaway leaders kept on running the second time through the stretch in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (G2T), but maybe the smallest horse on the grounds at Santa Anita Park was just beginning to wind up.

  • Ax Man wins his debut Jan. 1 at Santa Anita Park

    High-Upside Colts Face Off in San Vicente

    The sky may be the limit for a pair of recent maiden winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and they'll have a chance to deliver on their promise Feb. 10 in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Midnight Crossing (inside) just holds off Elysea's World to win the Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Midnight Crossing Makes the Grade in Frankel

    Richard Baltas has had quite a year bringing fillies and mares to the West to win graded grass stakes and continued that trend with Midnight Crossing Dec. 30 in the $100,000 Robert J Frankel Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

  • New Money Honey earned her first grade 1 win in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and will return to the Santa Anita grass Dec. 30 in the American Oaks

    Chad Brown Sends Two West for American Oaks

    The last opportunity to win a grade 1 against 3-year-old competition has attracted a talented group of invading fillies from the East to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 American Oaks (G1T) Dec. 30.

  • Hillhouse High takes the Royal Heroine Stakes

    Hillhouse High Gives Baltas Royal Heroine Exacta

    After running third in her last two graded stakes attempts, Golden Eagle Farm's Hillhouse High broke through in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) when holding off a late run from Mokat, giving trainer Richard Baltas the 1-2 finish. 

  • Goodyearforroses wins the 2016 Robert J. Frankel Stakes

    Goodyearforroses Scores in Sloppy Frankel

    Under the care of Richard Baltas for the first time in the Frankel, the Irish-bred Azamour filly took command in the backstretch of the sloppy, 1 1/8-mile test and pulled away late to win by 5 1/4 lengths under jockey Corey Nakatani.

  •  Camelot Kitten wins the Hill Prince Stakes

    Brown Ships in Three for Hollywood Derby

    Trainer Chad Brown will send three representatives west to Del Mar for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 3, but they'll have to deal with other invaders as well as some 3-year-olds who have done their best running at the seaside racetrack.

  • Free Rose and jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr., right, outleg Ralis

    Free Rose Out to Shine in Twilight Derby

    Multiple graded stakes winner Free Rose seeks to build upon the best form of his career as the 3-year-old gelded son of Munnings heads a field of 12 entered for the Nov. 4 $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) going 1 1/8 miles.

  • Free Rose wins the Del Mar Derby

    Free Rose Holds Tough for Del Mar Derby Win

    Abbondanza Racing and Nathan McCauley's Free Rose roared to the lead on the far turn and held on for a narrow win the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 4 as a the field threatened to engulf him.

  • Free Rose wins the 2016 La Jolla Handicap.

    Free Rose Speeds to La Jolla Victory

    In his second start since moving to trainer Richard Baltas and owner Abbondanza Racing, Free Rose provided a weekend stunner at Del Mar Aug. 6 in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Mokat rolls home to win the San Clemente.

    Mokat Surges to San Clemente Victory

    J K Racing Stable's triple stakes-placed Mokat put it all together for her first stakes win July 23 at Del Mar, bursting past rivals nearing the home turn and galloping away to win the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Mokat galloping at Churchill Downs May 2

    Baltas Ready for First Oaks Start With Mokat

    The last time Baltas was at Churchill with a Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) horse was back in 1992, as an assistant to Richard Mandella, when Golden Treat ran fourth under his care. Mokat is his first Oaks entry on his own.

  • Songbird.

    Final Test for Songbird in Santa Anita Oaks

    With six perfect starts to her credit, Fox Hill Farms' Songbird has one more hurdle to clear -- the April 9 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) -- before heading to Kentucky as the favorite for the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Paulina's Love leaves the rest behind in the Buena Vista Stakes.

    Paulina's Love Scores in Buena Vista

    A visually impressive last-out allowance score proved to be an indicator of future success for Paulina's Love in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stageplay

    Asmussen Has Solid Pair in Rachel Alexandra

    Mike Rutherford's homebred Stageplay, who will be seeking her second consecutive Fair Grounds stakes, has been installed the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twinspires.com Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20

  • Salutos Amigos earned his last graded score in the Tom Fool Handicap last March at Aqueduct Racetrack.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MQKF72V">Order This Photo</a>

    'Amigos,' 'Passion' Meet in Midnight Lute

    Multiple grade III winners Salutos Amigos and Distinctiv Passion will seek another Jan. 2 in the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita Park, one of three graded events on the Saturday card.

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    Brown Sends Two West for American Oaks

    A winner of five Breeders' Cup events over the Santa Anita Park turf, trainer Chad Brown should be a significant factor in the $400,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 30 on the Southern California grass course.

  • Big Macher won the 2014 California Cup Sprint.

    Big Macher Mounts Cal Cup Sprint Defense

    Grade I winner and defending champ Big Macher, along with multiple stakes winner Rousing Sermon and potential star San Onofre, head a deep and competitive field of nine older horses for the $150,000 California Cup Sprint.

  • 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.