California Oaks

Race 9 at Golden Gate Fields on February 2, 2008

  • Grade
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:45.50
Order of Finish
1

Sky Mystic

Sky Mesa  – Delicacy

3YO

$60,000
  • J:David G. Lopez
  • T:Greg Gilchrist
  • B:Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds
  • O:David or Jill Heerensperger
  • Margin:neck
  • Sire: Sky Mesa , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 496 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Pleasant Colony , Dark Bay or Brown, 1978.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTF2YO, $400,000; 2006 KEESEP, $130,000; 2009 KEENOV, $130,000; 2014 KEEJAN, $60,000; 2016 KEENOV, $20,000.
2

Seattle Smooth

Quiet American  – Our Seattle Star

3YO

$20,000
  • J:Russell A. Baze
  • T:Julio C. Canani
  • B:Dr. Oscar Benavides & Darley
  • O:Mercedes Stables LLC
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Quiet American , Bay, 1986. Lifetime: 433 yearlings sold, median $35,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seattle Song , Dark Bay or Brown, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2006 FTKJUL, $340,000; 2015 KEENOV, $300,000.
3

Twelve Twenty Two

Kafwain  – Southern Solstice

3YO

$12,000
  • J:Alex Bisono
  • T:Ronald W. Ellis
  • B:Jeffrey T Berk
  • O:Jay Em Ess Stable
  • Margin:¾
  • Sire: Kafwain , Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 267 yearlings sold, median $14,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Southern Halo , Bay, 1983.
  • Sale History: 2005 OBSOCT, $25,000; 2006 EASSEP, $35,000.
4

Lady Railrider

Ride the Rails  – Lady Evergreen

3YO

$6,000
  • J:Frank T. Alvarado
  • T:Steven Specht
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams
  • O:Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams
5

Christmas Ship

Montbrook  – Show Your Pride

3YO

$2,000
  • J:Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Wiests-Heathers 05
  • O:Amlie or Hollendorfer or Todaro
6

3YO

  • J:Macario Rodriguez
  • T:Frances Henderson
  • B:George Kypros MD
  • O:Dr. George Kypros
7

Shy Baby

Out of Place  – A Fleet Peach

3YO

  • J:Mario Gutierrez
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Respite Farm Inc.
  • O:Suarez Racing, Inc. or Venneri Racing Inc.
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Lady of Fifty has won three of four starts, including the Corte Madera (shown).

    Lady of Fifty After 3rd Straight in Cal Oaks

    A front-running winner of the one-mile Corte Madera Stakes last month, Lady of Fifty will attempt to stretch her speed a little farther in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 21.

  • Hilda's Passion is seeking her first grade I win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9455890%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hilda's Passion Top Choice in Humana Distaff

    Hilda's Passion, a two-time graded stakes winner this season at Gulfstream Park, heads a strong field of eight older fillies and mares in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 7.

  • Plum Pretty in the Sunland Park Oaks.

    Plum Pretty Squishes Sunland Oaks Foes by 25

    Plum Pretty, shipping from Southern California for trainer Bob Baffert, humbled five rivals by a Rachel Alexandra-like 25 lengths as the 1-20 favorite in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico March 27.

  • Baze Drives Lilacs and Lace to Cal Oaks Win

    Lilacs and Lace, under a vigorous ride by Russell Baze, collared front-running Cathy's Crunches past the 16th pole and drew off to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $92,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 1.

  • Cathy's Crunches has won 3 in a row.

    Cathy's Crunches Heads California Oaks Cast

    The talented Cathy's Crunches, riding a three-race win steak in Northern California stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, heads the field in the $100,000 California Oaks as the new year starts at Golden Gate.

  • Zardana faces 7 in the Bayakoa.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8854973%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zardana Takes Up Shirreffs' Quest in Bayakoa

    On the same day that Hollywood Park says good-bye Zenyatta, her trainer John Shirreffs will try to maintain a semblance of Z-Power when his solid Brazilian mare Zardana goes for a repeat in the Bayakoa Handicap Dec 5.

  • Del Mar Mile Enriched heads the eight-horse field for the California Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9162016%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Enriched Takes Shot at Cal Cup Classic

    A reduced California Cup program featuring seven stakes for state-bred horses worth a total of $700,000 are on tap for the Oak Tree Racing Association's 21st annual event to be held at Hollywood Park Oct. 30.

  • Funny Moon is in control in the Shuvee under Alan Garcia.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8959389%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Funny Moon Much the Best in Shuvee 'Cap

    Funny Moon recorded her fourth win at Belmont Park May 15, pulling away in the stretch to easily defeat odds-on favorite Seattle Smooth in the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) under Alan Garcia.

  • Trainer Steve Specht Records 1,000th Victory

    Steve Specht, a mainstay in the Northern California training ranks since the mid-1980s, collected his 1,000th career victory Oct. 28 at Golden Gate Fields when his 2-year-old filly Veillit' won the fifth race.

  • Bold Chieftain became a millionaire with his win in the California Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8530662%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Chieftain Takes Cal Cup Classic; Grazen Hurt

    Bold Chieftain became the first two-time winner of the 20-year-old California Cup Classic and went over $1 million in career earnings in a bittersweet victory at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meeting Oct. 3. Grazen, the 4-5 favorite, led the $196,000 race by one length in the final furlong but pulled up in distress and was removed from the course by van.

  • Seattle Smooth<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8233236%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seattle Smooth Sent to Sidelines

    Grade I winner Seattle Smooth, who has won her last five starts (four of them graded stakes), has some physical issues that have prompted her connections to give her a 60-day break from training, Daily Racing Form reported July 28.

  • Grade I winner Music Note makes her 4-year-old seasonal debut in the Ogden Phipps Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4967530%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Music Note Battles Stablemate in Ogden Phipps

    Music Note, one of the top fillies in the nation last year when she was a three-time grade I winner, makes her 4-year-old seasonal debut in the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Bemont Park June 13.

  • Seattle Smooth pulls away late to take the Shuvee.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8117811%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seattle Smooth Up Late For Shuvee Win

    She didn't score the way a 1-4 favorite is supposed to, but Mercedes Stables' Seattle Smooth made a big move in the final furlong and ran down a pair of rivals in the final strides to win the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) by a three-quarters of a length May 16 at Belmont Park.

  • Seattle Smooth will try for her fourth straight stakes victory in the Shuvee Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8018412%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Shuvee: Seattle Smooth Shoots For 4 in a Row

    Mercedes Stables Seattle Smooth will try for her fourth straight stakes victory May 16 in the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares going a mile on Belmont Park's main track. The Quiet American filly will face five rivals.

  • Seattle Smooth takes control in the Bed o' Roses.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8018412%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seattle Smooth Romps in Bed o' Roses

    Even-money favorite Seattle Smooth took over coming off the turn and rolled to a dominating 5 3/4-length victory in a scratch-filled running of the $142,500 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. II) April 18 at Aqueduct.

  • Seattle Smooth returns from a seven-month layoff in the Bed o' Roses Handicap.

    Bed o' Roses Has Plenty of Possibilities

    Mercedes Stables' Seattle Smooth, who took down eventual 3-year-old champion filly Proud Spell in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) last out, will return from a seven-month layoff and make her seasonal debut in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct April 18.

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