With their purses enhanced to $250,000 apiece, two stakes races for juveniles take center stage at this year's 23rd California Cup, to be run Oct. 13 at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer John Sadler sends out a pair of top 3-year-old filly candidates, including multiple stakes winner Evita Argentina, in the $150,000 Santa Ynez (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 17.
Shadwell homebred Habaya, second most recently in the JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland, invades Hollywood Park for the $100,000 Miesque (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-old fillies on the lawn Nov. 28.
It was another sun-splashed morning at Santa Anita Oct. 24 as a large contingent of horsemen, fans, and media awaited the first day of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships.
With the undefeated English star 2-year-old filly Rainbow View skipping the Breeders' Cup, the inaugural running of the $1-million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf figures to be a wide-open affair
Emmy Darling, winner of the Landaluce Stakes in her second start for trainer John Sadler, heads a field of 11 juvenile fillies in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 6.
Spanish Steps, a full brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner July 24 at Del Mar.
Spanish Steps sired his first winner July 24, when his daughter Spanish Ice won the fifth race at Del Mar by 1 3/4 lengths.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Amina||Mike R. Mitchell||
|Marquee Player||Craig Anthony Lewis||
|Rockster||J. Buenaventura Vargas||
|Salty Sarah||Bob Baffert||
|Spanish Ice||Craig Dollase||
|Tammy's Luck||Richard P. Matlow||
|Ten Churros||Bob Baffert||
|Trash Master||John W. Sadler||