Bayakoa H. (G2)

Race 8 at Hollywood Park on December 1, 2007

  • Grade II
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:40.90
Order of Finish
1

Romance Is Diane

In Excess (IRE)  – Romantic Fibs

3YO

$90,000
  • J:Michael C. Baze
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Swan Equine Service Co.
  • O:Senji Nishimura
  • Margin:1
  • Sire: In Excess (IRE) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1987. Lifetime: 184 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Prized , Dark Bay or Brown, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2005 FTKJUL, $37,000; 2008 KEENOV, $1,350,000; 2009 KEENOV, $700,000.
2

Tough Tiz's Sis

Tiznow  – Leaseholder

3YO

$30,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Gary K. Tussey
  • O:Watson or Weitman Performances, LLC
  • Margin:2
  • Sire: Tiznow , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 638 yearlings sold, median $110,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Taylor's Falls , Bay, 1973.
3

Fonce De (FR)

Smadoun (FR)  – Pro Lina (FR)

5YO

$18,000
  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:Jenine Sahadi
  • B:S.C. Ecurie Ouaki Fabien
  • O:Fab Oak Stable, LLC
  • Margin:1
  • Sire: Smadoun (FR) , Gray, 1990. Lifetime: 42 yearlings sold, median $16,973.
  • Broodmare Sire: Linamix (FR) , Gray or Roan, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2013 KEENOV, $16,000.
4

Grain of Truth (GB)

Gulch  – Pure Grain (GB)

4YO

$9,000
  • J:Corey S. Nakatani
  • T:Eoin G. Harty
  • B:W and R Barnett Ltd.
  • O:Darley Stable
5

Sugar Shake

Awesome Again  – Skipping Around

4YO

$3,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Robert J. Frankel
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Stronach Stables
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  • Tiz Midnight (right) fights off Warren's Veneda to win the Bayakoa Stakes.

    Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory

    Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos for former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert, when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6.

  • Broken Sword rolls to victory in the Bayakoa Handicap.

    Broken Sword Never Looks Back in Bayakoa Win

    Broken Sword, taking full advantage of big trouble for even-money favorite Fiftyshadesofhay on the first turn, led at every call to upset the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 7 on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park.

  • Lady of Fifty dominates the Bayakoa Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Lady of Fifty Shows Her Ability in Bayakoa

    Lady of Fifty charged down the outside to sweep past the leaders in the stretch, registering her first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Class Included

    Class Included Gets Some Relief in Bayakoa

    Class Included, overmatched when seventh at 38-1 in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic last month, should get some class relief in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap Presented by Oak Tree Racing Association (gr. II) Dec. 8.

  • Ellafitz in the Byakoa Handicap.

    Ellafitz Leaves Her Bayakoa Rivals Behind

    Ellafitz, allowed to go it alone on a lackadaisical pace, proved too much to handle in the stretch as she scored her first stakes victory in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) by 3 1/4 lengths at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.

  • Washington Bridge, who won the Bayakoa in 2010, is one of 2 runners for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in this year's race.

    Hollendorfer's Pair Looks Strong in Bayakoa

    Top-weighted City to City and defending champion Washington Bridge form a potent duo in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.

  • Washington Bridge in the Bayakoa.

    Washington Bridge Takes Clear Path in Bayakoa

    Washington Bridge became the fourth 3-year-old filly in five years to win the Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) when she passed them all in deep stretch to win the $150,000 event going away by 1 3/4 lengths at Hollywood Park Dec. 5.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Ends Stakes Drought in Morvich

    Quick Enough lived up to his name in the Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) Oct. 11 as he gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela his first Oak Tree stakes win in nearly four years with a 1 1/2-length score in the six-furlong turf event.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic winner Life Is Sweet switches to the turf in the San Gorgonio 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%3D8608643%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Life Is Sweet Starts New Season On Turf

    Making her first start since a rousing triumph in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) two months ago, Life Is Sweet returns in the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Jan. 2.

  • Zardana flies home in the Bayakoa under Victor Espinoza.<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%3D8675989%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zardana Zeroes In, Tallies Bayakoa Upset

    Trainer John Shirreffs left Life Is Sweet in the barn and won the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) anyway when outsider Zardana swept by pacesetter Briecat past the eighth pole en route to a 1 1/4-length victory Dec. 5 at Hollywood Park.

  • Briecat hopes to score her second consecutive Bayakoa Handicap victory.

    Briecat Defends Crown in Wide Open Bayakoa

    Briecat is back to defend her title in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park Dec. 5, part of a field that swelled to 11 with the absence of Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) winner Life Is Sweet, who was not entered.

  • Briecat scores an upset win the Bayakoa at odds of 13-1.

    Smooth Bayakoa Win for Speedy Briecat

    Upsetter Briecat used her speed to best advantage in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 7, turning back a challenge from even-money favorite Model in the homestretch and posting a 2 1/4-length front-running win.

  • Baroness Thatcher, back in the Southern California barn of reinstated trainer Patrick Biancone runs in the Bayakoa 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%3D6956131%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayakoa: Baroness Thatcher Makes Return

    Baroness Thatcher, reunited with trainer Patrick Biancone following her purchase a month ago for $1.8 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, makes her next start in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park Dec. 7.

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    Trainer Doug O'Neill watched his retired star Lava Man lead the post parade for Oak Tree's $250,000 California Cup Classic, then saw his newest stable standout Mr. Chairman dig in to defeat the favored filly Romance Is Diane by a head Oct. 5 at Santa Anita.

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