San Luis Rey H. (G2T)

Race 7 at Santa Anita Park on March 21, 2009

  • Grade II
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:25.63
Payoffs
  Midships $7.20 $4.80 $3.00
  Medici Code (GB) $5.80 $3.00
  Artiste Royal (IRE) $2.10
$2 Exacta (4-3) $45.00
$2 Trifecta (4-3-6) $135.00
Order of Finish
1

Midships

Mizzen Mast  – Interim (GB)

4YO

$90,000
  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Robert J. Frankel
  • B:Juddmonte Farms Inc
  • O:Juddmonte Farms
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Mizzen Mast , Gray or Roan, 1998. Lifetime: 395 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sadler's Wells , Bay, 1981.
2

Medici Code (GB)

Medicean (GB)  – Fiveofive (IRE)

5YO

$30,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Darrell Vienna
  • B:Mrs T. A. Foreman
  • O:Herrick Racing, LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Medicean (GB) , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 469 yearlings sold, median $49,802.
  • Broodmare Sire: Fairy King , Bay, 1982.
  • Sale History: 2004 TATFOA, $39,497; 2006 DONBRE, $21,948.
3

8YO

$18,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Neil D. Drysdale
  • B:Dayton Investments Ltd.
  • O:David & Jill Heerensperger
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Danehill , Bay, 1986. Lifetime: 518 yearlings sold, median $142,087.
  • Broodmare Sire: Manila , Bay, 1983.
4

Bonjour (NZ)

Frenchpark (GB)  – Buyers Dilemma (AUS)

9YO

$9,000
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Steve Knapp
  • B:I. W. Baker, W. F. Richardson & M. A. J. Sellars
  • O:Michael J. Miller
5

Spring House

Chester House  – Spring Star (BRZ)

7YO

$3,000
  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Julio C. Canani
  • B:Rio Claro Thoroughbreds, Inc., R D Hubbard & C Sczesny
  • O:R. D. Hubbard
SCR
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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