Keyword: Santa Catalina Stakes

  • Leg Scrape Shouldn't Deter Brother Derek

    Brother Derek came out of his victory in Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park with a minor scrape but trainer Dan Hendricks said it won't impede his schedule en route to the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 8.

  • Brother Derek (right) seeks Catalina win.

    Brother Derek 6-5 Choice in Santa Catalina

    With convincing victories in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) to remain unbeaten around two turns, Brother Derek is expected to take another long stride on the Triple Crown trail as the 6-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bob Lewis becomes third in history of Santa Anita to have race named in his honor.

    Santa Catalina to be Renamed for Bob Lewis

    The grade II Santa Catalina Stakes, to be run March 4 at Santa Anita Park, will be renamed to honor the memory of the late owner/breeder Robert Lewis beginning in 2007, track president Ron Charles announced Saturday.

  • Brother Derek Breezes 6F for Santa Catalina

    Brother Derek, California's leading contender for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 6, worked six furlongs Thursday at Santa Anita in a bullet 1:12 1/5 under regular rider Alex Solis.

  • 'Rafael Winner Brother Derek in Easy Breeze

    San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) winner Brother Derek, preparing for a rematch with 2-year-old champion Stevie Wonderboy and new face Bob and John in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) on March 4, breezed four furlongs early Sunday morning in :49 2/5.

  • Will Brother Derek (right) and Stevie Wonderboy (far left) meet again at the top of the stretch in the Santa Catalina?

    Derek, Wonderboy to Meet Again in 'Catalina

    A day after Brother Derek squared his record with Stevie Wonderboy at one win apiece with a gate-to-wire victory in Saturday's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II), the 3-year-old colts were on course to meet once more in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on March 4.

  • Wonderboy to Prep in California; Derek Drills

    Trainer Doug O'Neill has mapped out a program that would keep Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Stevie Wonderboy in Southern California until the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 6.

  • Declan's Moon, right, heads for the win over Going Wild in the Santa Catalina Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Declan's Moon Still Perfect After 'Catalina

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), pulled away from challengers Going Wild and Spanish Chestnut in the final furlong to register an impressive victory in the $200,000 Santa Catalina (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Champion Declan's Moon makes his 2005 debut in the Santa Catalina.

    Ellis: Declan's Moon 90-95% Fit For Debut Saturday

    Declan's Moon, who was forced to miss a mile work last week due to the bad weather, still is nearly 100% fit for his scheduled 3-year-old debut in Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, trainer Ron Ellis said Tuesday.

  • Spanish Chestnut among Santa Catalina rivals who worked Saturday.

    Declan's Moon Tightens Up for Santa Catalina

    Champion Declan's Moon, getting ready to start in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 5, worked seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 Saturday at Hollywood Park. Trainer Ron Ellis also breezed Don't Get Mad, while across town, Spanish Chestnut and Scipion drilled for Patrick Biancone.

  • Victor Espinoza wins the Sham Stakes aboard Going Wild, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spunky Going Wild Wins Sham for Lukas

    Going Wild led from start to finish and notched a one-length victory over Papa Chullo in the $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Spanish Chestnut Crackles in 'Anita Drill

    Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) winner Spanish Chestnut, getting ready for his next start in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) March 5, worked a half-mile in a blistering :45 over Santa Anita's fast main track Friday morning.

  • Declan's Moon

    Ellis Pleased With Work for Declan's Moon

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Declan's Moon, the leading candidate to collect an Eclipse Award as the country's top juvenile of 2004 on Monday, worked a half-mile in a bullet :48 1/5 over Hollywood Park's fast main track.

  • Declan's Moon to Make 2005 Bow in 'Catalina

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, the probable leader of the male 2-year-old division of 2004, is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles on March 5, said trainer Ron Ellis Thursday.

  • St Averil, with Tyler Baze aboard, runs to victory in the Santa Catalina Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    St Averil Has His Day in Santa Catalina

    Stan E. Fulton's St Averil inched past Lucky Pulpit in mid-stretch and edged away to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Master David Debuts for Frankel in 'Catalina

    Master David, a distant second to Read the Footnotes in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30, heads a field of nine entered for Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II), a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Last year's BC Juvenile winner to skip Santa Catalina.

    Action This Day Skipping Santa Catalina

    Action This Day, looking to launch his 2004 campaign, will pass on Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and point to the Sham Stakes on Feb. 8, trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday morning.

  • Domestic Dispute Drills, No Race Planned

    Gary Garber's homebred Domestic Dispute, a three-length winner of the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) in his last start Jan. 18 at Santa Anita, worked a half-mile in :47 4/5 handily, over a fast main track at Santa Anita Saturday morning with Dana Barnes aboard.

  • Domestic Dispute, another Derby contender for Bob Baffert.

    Domestic Dispute Settles Catalina Question

    Gary Garber's fast-developing Domestic Dispute thundered home to win Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita, giving trainer Bob Baffert another early contender for the Kentucky Derby.

  • Santa Catalina Starts Southern Cal Derby Road

    Ten 3-year-olds were entered to run in Santa Anita's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday, the first major steppingstone to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5.

  • Vindication worked under Dana Barnes Sunday.

    Vindication in 'Easy Work' at Santa Anita; Next Start Undecided

    Padua Stables' Vindication worked a half-mile in ::49 3/5 handily over Santa Anita's main track Sunday with Dana Barnes aboard. "It was just an easy work," trainer Bob Baffert said. "Good horses like this one make it so easy. All I have to do is keep him happy and healthy and he does the rest."

  • Our Bobby V. Gets a Chance in Santa Catalina

    Bill Spawr has been high on Our Bobby V. since before the Washington-bred colt ever ran a race. He'll get a chance to show why in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Unbeaten Scrimshaw Aimed for Santa Catalina

    D. Wayne Lukas plans to run the undefeated Scrimshaw in the Jan. 18 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita and not the Holy Bull Stakes (Gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on the same day.

  • Siphonic, left, stumbles as the gate opened in the Santa Catalina Stakes, won by Labamta Babe.

    Santa Anita Race Report: Major Babe

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the betting windows, Bobby Frankel has surfaced with yet another standout. His latest shooter is Labamta Babe, who up and knocked off favored Siphonic in the $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) on Jan. 19.

  • Spihonic, winning the Hollywood Futurity.

    Cottonwood Cowboy, National Park Seek to Upset Siphonic

    Christopher Paasch hopes Cottonwood Cowboy has come of age since his disappointing debut at Del Mar last August. The 45-year-old trainer realizes that the son of Meadowlake will have to be at his best to beat pro tem 3-year-old leader Siphonic in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.