San Carlos H. (G2)

Race 9 at Santa Anita Park on February 20, 2010

  • Grade II
  • 7 furlongs
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 4:45 PM
  • 1:21.05
Payoffs
3   Bob Black Jack $10.20 $5.20 $4.80
6   Ventana $3.80 $3.40
2   Supreme Summit $4.20
$2 Exacta (3-6) $38.00
$2 Trifecta (3-6-2) $143.80
$2 Superfecta (3-6-2-5) $367.80
Order of Finish
1

Bob Black Jack

Stormy Jack  – Molly's Prospector

5YO

$90,000
  • J:David Romero Flores
  • T:James M. Kasparoff
  • B:Gary Howard, Marlene Howard & Bruce Dunmore
  • O:Harmon or Kasparoff
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Stormy Jack , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Lifetime: 33 yearlings sold, median $4,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Native Prospector , Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
  • Sale History: 2006 BARJAN, $4,500.
2

Ventana

Toccet  – Full Figure

4YO

$30,000
  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Joe Mulholland Sr., Joe Mulholland Jr., John Mulholland & Karen Mulholland
  • O:Pegram or Watson or Weitman
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Toccet , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 153 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Polish Numbers , Bay, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTKJUL, $147,000; 2008 BARMAR, $410,000.
3

Supreme Summit

Cactus Ridge  – Studentoftheweek

4YO

$18,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Wm A. Thomson
  • O:Joseph LaCombe Stables, Inc.
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: C+
  • Sire: Cactus Ridge , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 92 yearlings sold, median $10,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sunny Clime , Dark Bay or Brown, 1972.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEEJAN, $10,000; 2007 OBSSYR, $42,000; 2008 OBSJUN, $70,000.
4

Bestdressed

Lit de Justice  – Undressed

6YO

$9,000
  • J:Alonso Quinonez
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:Paul Boghossian
  • O:Doubledown Stables, Inc.
5

5YO

$3,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Carla Gaines
  • B:Ronald E. Jex
  • O:Ken J. Kinakin
6

6YO

  • J:Inoel Beato
  • T:Jack Carava
  • B:Peter Karches & Michael Rankowitz
  • O:La Canada Stables, LLC
SCR
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.

  • Bob Black Jack

    Injury Forces Bob Black Jack to Retire

    Bob Black Jack's career is over after the 6-year-old horse was injured during a sixth-place finish in the Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, trainer Jim Kasparoff confirmed Nov. 27.

  • Bob Black Jack will make his turf debut in the Citation.

    Bob Black Jack Makes Turf Debut in Citation

    Second in his return to racing following a 20-month layoff, grade I winner Bob Black Jack will make his turf debut for trainer James Kasparoff in the $250,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 26.

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    Soul Candy Seeks Repeat in Cal Cup Classic

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  • Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem, Astrology in Iowa Stakes

    With six stakes worth more than $1 million, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will hold its biggest racing weekend of the year June 24-25, highlighted by the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).

  • Ventana is the only previous graded stakes winner entered in the Maryland Sprint.

    Ventana Seeks First Non-CA Win in MD Sprint

    Ventana, the only previous graded stakes winner entered in the Maryland Sprint (gr. III), is seeking his first score outside California. The race, which attracted a field of nine, will be contested at six furlongs May 21.

  • Regally Ready hangs on to win the San Simeon 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%3D9493609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Regally Ready Hangs On for San Simeon Win

    Odds-on choice Regally Ready set a blazing pace coming down the Santa Anita hillside turf course, staving off the fast-closing Camp Victory by a nose for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 San Simeon H. April 16.

  • Compari makes his first start of 2011 in the San Simeon.<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%3D8874166%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade II Winner Compari Returns in San Simeon

    On the sidelines since fading to fifth in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) last summer, Compari returns to action in the $100,000 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita hillside turf course April 16.

  • Amazombie wins the 2011 Potrero Grande Stakes.

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    Amazombie Buries Foes in Tight Potrero Grande

    Amazombie, closing with abandon on the far outside for jockey Mike Smith, nipped Captain Cherokee by a head in a terrific finish to the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 3.

  • Dancing in Silks

    Dancing in Silks Looking for a Comeback at SA

    Dancing in Silks, who has been winless since his nose victory 2009 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, will get a chance to redeem himself with a new trainer and jockey in the Feb. 27 Sensational Star Handicap.

  • 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

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    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.

  • Smiling Tiger kicks off his 4-year-old campaign in the Palos Verdes 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%3D9226489%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smiling Tiger Charges Into New Campaign

    Smiling Tiger, who won a pair of grade I races and became a finalist as the nation's top sprinter, kicks off his 4-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 22 at Santa Anita.

  • Big Drama leads the way in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.<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%3D9267384%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Sprint a Runaway Hit for Big Drama

    Harold L. Queen's homebred Big Drama took the lead at the break and never looked back en route to victory in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Dancing in Silks

    No BC Sprint Defense for Dancing in Silks

    The 2009 winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint, Dancing in Silks, will not ship to Churchill Downs for another shot at the $2 million race, trainer Carla Gaines told the Daily Racing Form Oct. 22.

  • Smiling Tiger

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    Smiling Tiger Claws Out Ancient Title Win

    Smiling Tiger, reunited with jockey Russell Baze, earned his second grade I win of the season when he put away Cost of Freedom in the stretch and held on for a half-length victory in the $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I).

  • Cost of Freedom, shown winning the 2008 Ancient Title, is attempting to become the first two-time winner of the race.

    Top Sprinters Clash in Ancient Title Stakes

    Cost of Freedom, attempting to become the first two-time winner of Oak Tree's $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9, faces a field that includes 2009 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Dancing in Silks.

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    Godolphin's Gayego One to Beat in Triple Bend

    Shipping to the West Coast from Belmont Park for the Godolphin Racing team, Gayego is the one to beat in his 2010 North American debut in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) July 10 at Hollywood Park.

  • Ventana (right) outfights Gato Go Win to win the Potrero Grande 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%3D8874608%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Potrero Grande: Gomez Redeemed With Ventana

    Favored Ventana, ridden by a riled up Garrett Gomez, outfought Gotta Go Win in deep stretch to post an exciting nose victory in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita April 3.

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