Keyword: special matter

  • San Luis Rey upset winner Stanley Park looks to make it two in a row in San Juan Capistrano.

    Stanley Park Faces 8 in San Juan Capistrano

    Stanley Park, who registered a 7-1 upset in his last race, carries top weight of 118 pounds as the likely favorite in the about 1 3/4-mile San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) on turf, the highlight of Santa Anita Park's closing weekend.

  • Ex-Claimer Special Matter Tops Burke Line-Up

    Special Matter, a rags-to-riches gelding that has earned $200,000 since being claimed for $12,500 two years ago by trainer Rafael Becerra, headlines the $100,000 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Saturday on the Santa Anita turf.

  • San Luis Rey Draws Well-Matched Field of 11

    Trainer Dan Hendricks hopes a better trip, more pace and the addition of blinkers will make a major difference for Runaway Dancer, one of 11 entered for the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at 12 furlongs on turf at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Proud Man (11) runs ahead of (5) Hear No Evil, to win the Franks Farm Sunshine Millions Turf, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Proud Man Rallies to Win Franks Farms Turf

    Proud Man stormed to the lead in the stretch and then held off a later charge to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Franks Farms Turf that was part of Saturday's Sunshine Millions day card at Gulfstream Park.

  • Special Matter Tries to Repeat in Burke 'Cap

    Special Matter returns to defend his 2002 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) victory against nine rivals at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet Friday, facing a field that includes multiple graded stakes winner Senor Swinger.

  • Knee Surgery for Stakes Winner Sum Trick

    Stan Fulton's stakes-winning 3-year-old Sum Trick will be out of action for at least three months after undergoing surgery to remove chips from both front knees, trainer Rafael Becerra said. The son of Favorite Trick last raced on May 3 when he finished third in an allowance event over a wet-fast track at Hollywood Park.

  • Champion Lodge Likes it Soft in San Luis Rey

    Irish-bred Champion Lodge took advantage of Santa Anita's yielding turf course Saturday, coming from off the pace to deliver a sharp six-length upset in the $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Adminniestrator Will Go Long in San Luis Rey

    Adminniestrator, who has won his last two races, including the inaugural $500,000 Barretts/CTBA Turf at 1 1/8 miles in the Sunshine Millions on Jan. 25, will stretch out to 12 furlongs in Saturday's $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Gulfstream BC Handicap winner Cetewayo among contenders in this weekend's Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Turf Cup Lures Big Field from Both Coasts

    Eleven older horses, including East Coast-based invaders Cetewayo and Rochester, have been entered for Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).

  • Oak Tree's Burke Handicap a Special Matter

    Longshot Special Matter, with Tyler Baze aboard, captured the $150,000 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr.IIT) at 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Oak Tree Sunday.