Vernon O. Underwood S. (G3)

Race 6 at Hollywood Park on November 26, 2011

  • Grade III
  • 6 furlongs
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:08.48
Payoffs
1   Pacific Ocean $16.80 $8.60 $6.00
2   Irrefutable $8.20 $5.00
9   M One Rifle $4.20
$2 Exacta (1-2) $104.20
$2 Trifecta (1-2-9) $648.20
$2 Superfecta (1-2-9-8) $2,404.60
Order of Finish
1

Pacific Ocean

Ghostzapper  – Miss Salsa

4YO Gelding

$60,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Swordlestown Stud
  • O:JMJ Racing Stables LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Ghostzapper , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 345 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Unbridled , Bay, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2008 KEESEP, $300,000.
2

Irrefutable

Unbridled's Song  – Honestly Darling

5YO Horse

$20,000
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Twin Creeks Farm, Rancho San MIguel II, Taylor Made Farm Inc & Rand
  • O:Kaleem Shah
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993. Lifetime: 810 yearlings sold, median $200,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Kingmambo , Bay, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $450,000; 2008 FTF2YO, $600,000.
3

M One Rifle

One Man Army  – Leanessa

5YO Gelding

$12,000
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Bruce Headley
  • B:Ed Bernstein, Brian Greenspun, Bruce Headley & Irwin Molasky
  • O:Bernstein, Ed, Greenspun, Bryan and Headley, Bruce, et al
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: One Man Army , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 1 yearlings sold, median $1,200.
  • Broodmare Sire: Bertrando , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
4

Euroears

Langfuhr  – Unky and Ally

7YO Horse

$6,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Gary E. Peterson & Bonnie Peterson
  • O:Helzer, James E. and Marilyn
5

Quiet Invader

Songandaprayer  – Beach Bunny

4YO Colt

$2,000
  • J:Chantal Sutherland
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Hickory Ridge Farm
  • O:Lanni Family Trust and Schiappa, Bernard C.
6

Carbonite

Aldebaran  – Queen Mindy

5YO Gelding

  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Mercedes Stables LLC
  • O:Chacon, Anthony J. and Mangini, Jr., Paul M.
7

Canonize

Aldebaran  – Comanche Star

5YO Gelding

  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Ronald W. Ellis
  • B:Four Roses Thoroughbreds
  • O:Jay Em Ess Stable
8

Shediak (FR)

Selkirk  – Shemissa (IRE)

6YO Gelding

  • J:Brice Blanc
  • T:Ben D. A. Cecil
  • B:S. A. Aga Khan
  • O:Triple B Farms (Boghossian)
9

Comma to the Top

Bwana Charlie  – Maggies Storm

3YO Gelding

  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Peter Miller
  • B:Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson
  • O:Barber, Gary, Birnbaum, Roger and Tsujihara, Kevin
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