La Canada S. (G2)

Race 8 at Santa Anita Park on February 14, 2010

  • Grade II
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo Fillies
  • 4:07 PM
  • 1:48.48
4   Striking Dancer $28.60 $11.20 $6.40
7   Gripsholm Castle $16.60 $10.40
13   Floating Heart $5.40
$2 Exacta (4-7) $377.40
$2 Trifecta (4-7-13) $3114.60
$2 Superfecta (4-7-13-1) $11458.40
Order of Finish

Striking Dancer

Smart Strike  – Dancing Shoes (IRE)


  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Kenneth G. McPeek
  • B:Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
  • O:Stevestan Stables
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 585 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Danehill , Bay, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $110,000.

Gripsholm Castle

Dynaformer  – Randaroo


  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Ben D. A. Cecil
  • B:Aleyrion Bloodstock
  • O:Triple B Farms
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Dynaformer , Dark Bay or Brown, 1985. Lifetime: 564 yearlings sold, median $80,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Gold Case , Chestnut, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2007 DEAAUG, $348,816.


  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Chelston
  • O:Michael Tabor
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 984 yearlings sold, median $140,342.
  • Broodmare Sire: Silver Ghost , Gray, 1982.
  • Sale History: 2013 KEEJAN, $385,000.

Unrivaled Belle

Unbridled's Song  – Queenie Belle


  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Gary Seidler & Peter Vegso
  • O:Seidler & Vegso

Freedom Star

Street Cry (IRE)  – Willie's Luv


  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Y. Kolybabiuk
  • O:George Krikorian

Dream Empress

Bernstein  – Chinese Empress


  • J:David Romero Flores
  • T:Kenneth G. McPeek
  • B:Hopewell Investments, LLC, Glencrest Farm & Bryan Cross
  • O:Livin the Dream Racing, LLC

Stardom Bound

Tapit  – My White Corvette


  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
  • B:Fletcher Gray, Carolyn Gray & John Youngblood
  • O:IEAH Stb., Pompa, Jr., Dubb, Michael, Et Al

Pretty Katherine

Vindication  – Indigene


  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Hill 'n' Dale Farm & N.E.T.P.
  • O:DeBurgh, Hill 'n' Dale Equ. Hld., Inc. , Todaro, Et Al

Miss Silver Brook

Cozzene  – Brookdale


  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Julio C. Canani
  • B:Cambus-Kenneth Farm, LLC
  • O:Fanticola & Scardino

Spirit Seeker

Peace Rules  – Wild Gal


  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Herman Heinlein
  • O:River Ridge Ranch or Heinlein or Hollendorfer


More Than Ready  – Golden Rhythm


  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Bruce Headley
  • B:J.T. Pass Family Racing
  • O:Jay Em Ess Stable
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