Keyword: Uncharted Haven

  • Powerful Stretch Run Gives Astra Santa Barbara Victory

    The Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Astra unleashed a furious stretch run to defeat Beautiful Noise and five other older fillies and mares in Saturday's $250,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita. Kent Desormeaux booted home the 5-year-old Theatrical mare after running the 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.33 on a firm turf course.

  • Uncharted Haven (right) holds off Brianda (left) to win Monday's San Gorgonio Handicap at Santa Anita Park. Uncharted Haven survived a stewards' inquiry and gave trainer Robert Frankel his 700th Santa Anita win.

    Uncharted Haven Survives Inquiry to Win San Gorgonio

    Trainer Robert Frankel, who's won three of the last five runnings of the San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita, saddled a strong one-two entry in this year's renewal on Monday's Martin Luther King Holiday card, with front-running Dancingonice the perfect complement to stretch closer Uncharted Haven. As it turned out, Dancingonice carved out the fractions and set things up perfectly for her 3 Plus U Stable barnmate, and Uncharted Haven took down the top prize in the nine-furlong turf race for fillies and mares.

  • No Matter What, center in white silks, is flanked by Velvet Morning, left, and Queenie Belle, right, at the top of the stretch before winning Sunday's Del Mar Oaks.

    European Shippers Light Up the Board in Del Mar Oaks

    Augustin Stable's No Matter What split horses to surge to the lead and then held off Theoretically in deep stretch as horses making their North American racing debuts filled the top three finishing positions in the $250,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Sunday at Del Mar.