San Carlos H. (G2)

Race 4 at Santa Anita Park on February 21, 2009

  • Grade II
  • Seven Furlongs
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:21.85
Payoffs
  Georgie Boy $3.00 $2.40 $2.10
  Halo Najib $5.00 $3.00
  Past the Point $2.80
$2 Exacta (5-2) $15.00
$2 Trifecta (5-2-4) $45.40
Order of Finish
1

Georgie Boy

Tribal Rule  – Ippodamia

4YO

$90,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Kathy Walsh
  • B:George Schwary
  • O:George Schwary
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Tribal Rule , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 220 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Peterhof , Bay, 1979.
2

Halo Najib

Halo's Image  – Najibe's Wish

4YO

$30,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:John S. Scott
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Halo's Image , Dark Bay or Brown, 1991. Lifetime: 162 yearlings sold, median $12,750.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sword Dance (IRE) , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSMAR, $235,000; 2006 OBSWIN, $32,000; 2006 FTKJUL, $190,000; 2008 KEENOV, $90,000.
3

Past the Point

Indian Charlie  – Bit of the Bubbly

5YO

$18,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Eoin G. Harty
  • B:Sequel 2001
  • O:Darley Stable
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Indian Charlie , Bay, 1995. Lifetime: 548 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $47,000; 2006 BARMAR, $400,000.
4

Star Nicholas

Poteen  – Viznaga

6YO

$9,000
  • J:Michael C. Baze
  • T:Peter Eurton
  • B:Pete Cristofi & Bob Nugent
  • O:King Max Farms or Mostero Family Trust or Nugent, Et Al
5

Mutadda

Mutakddim  – Carita Tostada (CHI)

5YO

$3,000
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Thomas M. Amoss
  • B:Andrena Van Doren
  • O:Andrena Van Doren
6

Yankee Bravo

Yankee Gentleman  – Vickey Jane

4YO

  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Patrick Gallagher
  • B:Tommy Burberry & Barry Hay
  • O:Bienstock & Winner Stables, Harlequin Ranches & Mandabach
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • 2011 sprint champion Amazombie takes on The Factor in the San Carlos.
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    San Carlos Matches Amazombie, The Factor

    In spite of a small field, a dandy match-up between 2011 national male sprint champion Amazombie and two-time grade I winner The Factor is set for the $200,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 25.

  • Smiling Tiger takes the San Carlos under Joel Rosario.<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%3D9412753%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smiling Tiger Roars From Last in San Carlos

    There were some relieved smiles in Santa Anita's winner's circle after favored Smiling Tiger overcame a bad stumble at the start to capture the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) by a desperate head in the rain Feb. 19

  • Smiling Tiger faces 5 in the San Carlos 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%3D9226489%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smiling Tiger, Rosario Paired for San Carlos

    A disappointment in last month's Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II), two-time grade I winner Smiling Tiger will get a new jockey for the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 19 when Joel Rosario takes over.

  • Indiana Barn Fire Leaves 13 Horses Dead

    A barn fire at Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson the morning of April 12 resulted in the death of 13 horses and sent three stable employees to hospital.

  • Bob Black Jack returns with a dominating performance in the San Carlos.<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%3D8802809%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bob Black Jack Aces San Carlos Return

    Bob Black Jack had a 14-month layoff to overcome but all the cards were in his favor when he wired the field in the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Feb. 20.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Dancing in Silks faces Bob Black Jack in the San Carlos Handicap.

    Dancing in Silks, Bob Black Jack Set to Clash

    Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) victor Dancing in Silks had his four-race winning streak halted in his first start of 2010. He'll try to bounce back in the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 20.

  • Malibu Stakes winner Bob Black Jack is preparing for a return to the track.<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%3D7224419%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bob Black Jack Nears Long-Awaited Return

    Bob Black Jack, sidelined since winning the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) in December 2008, worked six furlongs Feb. 14 in 1:11.40 as he prepares for the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at seven furlongs Feb. 20.

  • Custom for Carlos pulls away in the Mr. Prospector Stakes.<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%3D8735845%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Custom for Carlos Handles Mr. Prospector Slop

    Even-money favorite Custom for Carlos overcame the sloppy going at Gulfstream Park in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 9, seizing the lead at the top of the lane en route to a three-quarters length victory.

  • Le Grand Cru pulls away late under Jose Lezcano to win the Bold Ruler. <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%3D8591757%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Determined Le Grand Cru Earns Bold Ruler Win

    Judson Streicher's Le Grand Cru turned away Past the Point after a determined stretch duel to earn a victory in the $150,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 31 at Aqueduct, his second straight graded stakes score.

  • Fatal Bullet seeks an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in the Phoenix.

    Fatal Bullet Takes Aim as Keeneland Opens

    Bear Stables' Fatal Bullet, second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), returns to a synthetic surface in the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland for its Oct. 9 opening-day program.

  • Grazen drew post position 3 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%3D8257605%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grazen Favored in Cal Cup Classic

    Even-money morning-line favorite Grazen drew post position 3 for the $200,000 California Cup Classic presented by City National Bank at the draw breakfast Sept. 30.

  • Rachel Alexandra holds off Macho Again for an historic victory in the Woodward. <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%3D8459488%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Holds Off Macho Again in Woodward

    Rachel Alexandra cemented herself as one of the best fillies of all-time in a race for the ages, as she set a suicidal pace and then was all out under Calvin Borel to hold off a bold charge from Macho Again to win the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by a head in electrifying fashion Sept. 5 at Saratoga.

  • Rachel Alexandra will break from post 3 in the Woodward Stakes.<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%3D8379868%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Woodward Analysis: Target Rachel?

    Please note the following analysis was written by someone with a glass-is-half-empty mentality and is not meant to frighten, upset, or antagonize Rachel Alexandra fans and zealots. So, read at your own risk.

  • Rachel Alexandra, who defeated 3-year old males in the Haskell, takes on older males in the Woodward.

    Rachel to Face 7 Males in Historic Woodward

    On Sept. 5 at Saratoga, Rachel Alexandra will seek history when trying to become the first female to win the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) -- a feat that would almost certainly lock up Horse of the Year honors and stamp the 3-year-old as one of the best fillies of all time.

  • Kathy Walsh

    Kathy Walsh to Enter Washington Hall of Fame

    Kathy Walsh, one of the nation's most successful woman trainers, has been voted into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame for 2009. Jockey Lennie Knowles, 1961 Longacres Mile winner Sparrow Castle, and breeders Wilbur and Marianne Stadelman will join Walsh Sept. 13 at Emerald Downs.

  • Zensational goes wire to wire in the Triple Bend 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%3D8301303%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Triple Bend: Zensational Baffert's New Beast

    Zensational is trainer Bob Baffert's newest sprint star. The front-running 3-year-old son of Unbridled's Song became a grade I winner in his stakes debut, leading all the way to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park July 5.

  • Noble Court Rules in Ack Ack Handicap

    Noble Court, closing furiously from the back of the field after following a ferocious pace, surged past the leaders on the far outside to win the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) in the final strides at Hollywood Park June 6.

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