San Juan Capistrano Invitational H. (G2T)

Race 9 at Santa Anita Park on April 19, 2009

  • Grade II
  • About 1 3/4 miles
  • Turf
  • $200,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:49.26
Payoffs
  Midships $4.00 $3.20 $2.40
  Spring House
  Obrigado (FR) $3.40
$2 Exacta (3-5) $16.80
$2 Trifecta (3-5-6) $71.20
Order of Finish
1

Midships

Mizzen Mast  – Interim (GB)

4YO

$120,000
  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Robert J. Frankel
  • B:Juddmonte Farms Inc
  • O:Juddmonte Farms
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Mizzen Mast , Gray or Roan, 1998. Lifetime: 390 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sadler's Wells , Bay, 1981.
2

Spring House

Chester House  – Spring Star (BRZ)

7YO

$40,000
  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Julio C. Canani
  • B:Rio Claro Thoroughbreds, Inc., R D Hubbard & C Sczesny
  • O:R. D. Hubbard
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: F
  • Sire: Chester House , Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. Lifetime: 87 yearlings sold, median $27,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Itajara (BRZ) , Bay, 1983.
  • Sale History: 2003 KEESEP, $29,000.
3

Obrigado (FR)

Enrique (GB)  – Banakill (FR)

6YO

$24,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Neil D. Drysdale
  • B:M. Didier Blot & M. Christian De Asis Trem
  • O:Seidler & Vegso
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Enrique (GB) , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 71 yearlings sold, median $16,263.
  • Broodmare Sire: Funambule , Chestnut, 1987.
4

Big Booster

Accelerator  – Waterside

8YO

$12,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Thomas/Lakin/Kintz
  • O:Anastasi, Anastasi or Ukegawa
5

Church Service

Pulpit  – To Be Approved

6YO

  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Joseph Allen
  • O:Capen or Tjosvold
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Big Kick rolls to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

    Big Kick, Espinoza Steal San Juan Capistrano

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    Bourbon Bay One to Beat in San Luis Rey 'Cap

    Bourbon Bay, who shot to the top of the Southern California turf marathon division one month ago, figures to be a strong choice in the $150,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita grass March 20.

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    Presious Passion Parades in Clement Hirsch

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    Presious Passion Tries a Different Hirsch

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    Del Mar Handicap Up For Grabs

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    'Suspect Nets BC Marathon Slot in Cougar II

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  • Midships bounds home in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.

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