California Breeders' Champion S.

Race 6 at Santa Anita Park on December 26, 2009

  • STK
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo
  • 2:12 PM
  • 1:43.61
Order of Finish
1

Caracortado

Cat Dreams  – Mons Venus

2YO

$60,000
  • J:Paul Atkinson
  • T:Michael Machowsky
  • B:Mike Machowsky
  • O:Blahut Racing, LLC & Lo Hi Racing
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Cat Dreams , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 32 yearlings sold, median $3,850.
  • Broodmare Sire: Maria's Mon , Gray or Roan, 1993.
2

Alphie's Bet

Tribal Rule  – Miss Alphie

2YO

$20,000
  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Alexis Barba
  • B:Teresa McWilliams, Peter Johnson & Ellen Johnson
  • O:Johnson, Sr., & McWilliams
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Tribal Rule , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 220 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Candi's Gold , Bay, 1984.
3

La Nez

Storm Creek  – Iza Bay

2YO

$12,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:J. Eric Kruljac
  • B:J. Chance Kruljac
  • O:Class Racing Stb. or Kruljac or Simmons, Et Al
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Storm Creek , Bay, 1993. Lifetime: 219 yearlings sold, median $21,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Iz a Saros , Dark Bay or Brown, 1985.
  • Sale History: 2012 KEENOV, $50,000; 2013 KEENOV, $160,000.
4

Runaway Bandido

Runaway Groom  – Sceptre's Own

2YO

$6,000
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Rafael Becerra
  • B:Charlotte M. Wrather
  • O:Judi Partridge
5

Wolf Tail

Strive  – Bright Sunday

2YO

$2,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Ed Delaney
  • O:Ed Delaney
6

Twenty Hawks

Unusual Heat  – Perfectly Perfect

2YO

  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Donald Warren
  • B:Old English Rancho
  • O:Johnston, Johnston & Cherry Hawk Stables
7

2YO

  • J:Omar A. Berrio
  • T:A. C. Avila
  • B:Willow Tree Farm
  • O:L-Bo Racing & Tahmasebi
8

Bud I Crushed It

Momentum  – Sarah Jade

2YO

  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Craig Dollase
  • B:J. Paul Reddam
  • O:J. Paul Reddam
9

Tribal Face

Tribal Rule  – Chalk Face

2YO

  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:Steve Knapp
  • B:Palisair Place
  • O:Albert & Kathleen Mattivi, LLC
10

Killer Bear

Northern Devil  – Tennis C. Waltz

2YO

  • J:Brice Blanc
  • T:Steve Knapp
  • B:Harold Phenix
  • O:Knapp or Young
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  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection drew the 12 hole this time around.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192868162&k=MDWxQzc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Outside for Turf Sprint Defense

    Despite the 2012 winner, Mizdirection, returning to try for a double, a full field of 14 entered the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 2. Mizdirection, who won last year from post 11, drew the 12 hole this time around.

  • Caracortado won the 2012 Daytona Stakes.

    Caracortado Has Traveled Difficult Path

    Caracortado has overcome a lot during his career, including a cut in his face as a foal that required 30 stitches and missing 20 months due to an injury to make it to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Solid Santa Anita Work for Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man, fresh off his first grade I victory for trainer Kathy Ritvo, posted a half-mile workout Oct. 12 at Santa Anita Park, where he is expected to make a return start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Chips All In takes the Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Chips All In All Out to Get Eddie D Nod

    Chips All In, back on his favored Santa Anita turf course, staved off the late-charging Boat Trip by a nose to capture the $101,750 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the opening day of the autumn meet Sept. 27 in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Handsome Mike will carry co-highweight of 123 pounds in the Eddie D Stakes.

    Handsome Mike, Caracortado Head Eddie D

    Handsome Mike and Caracortado meet in the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 27, two of 14 entered for the 6 1/2-furlong sprint down the hill. Defending winner Unbridled's Note is also entered.

  • Trainer Ronney Brown earns 2,000th Victory

    Charles Town trainer Ronney Brown saddled his 2,000th lifetime winner when Twenty Hawks captured the West Virginia Governor's Cup on the night of Oct. 19.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation to Miss Breeders' Cup With Injury

    Trainer Don Warren confirmed speculation that Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding older male, would not make the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 and 3.

  • Caracortado (o/o Mons Venus) winning the Daytona Stakes.

    WinStar and Airdrie Partner to Buy Mons Venus

    A day after Caracortado captured the Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park against some of the best sprinters in the country, his dam, Mons Venus, commanded $250,000 from Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm and Airdrie Stud.

  • Caracortado wins the Daytona Stakes.

    Caracortado's Remarkable Surge Takes Daytona

    Caracortado took advantage of an all-out pace duel to come from far out of it, winning the $98,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Santa Anita's hillside turf course with a remarkable late charge Jan. 8.

  • Caracortado

    Caracortado: Lightning in a Bottle

    Trainer Mike Machowsky took a chance when he decided to breed the unraced mare Mons Venus, but his leap of faith has already paid big dividends in the form of her graded stakes-winning son Caracortado.

  • Dullahan wins the 2011 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity.

    Countdown to the Cup:Beware Keeneland Kiddies

    The first inclination would be to dismiss Dullahan's chances in the Juvenile, based on his two mediocre performances over the Churchill Downs dirt surface in his first two career starts. That would be a mistake.

  • Caracortado gets his nose in front at the wire to win the Del Mar Mile.<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%3D9648774%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caracortado Gets it Right in Del Mar Mile

    Caracortado, on the short end of the photo in a pair of grade I losses recently, came from behind to defeat Mr. Commons by a nose in a terrific finish to the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 27.

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