Santa Maria S. (G2)

Race 4 at Santa Anita Park on February 10, 2018

  • Grade II
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • Dirt
  • $200,000
  • 4 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:43.45
4   Unique Bella $2.20 $2.10 $2.10
2   Mopotism $2.80 $2.10
5   Majestic Heat $2.10
$2 Exacta (4-2) $5.20
$2 Trifecta (4-2-5) $8.60
Order of Finish

Unique Bella

Tapit  – Unrivaled Belle

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Filly

  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Brushwood Stable
  • O:Don Alberto Stable
  • Margin:9
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 575 yearlings sold, median $180,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993.
  • Sale History: 2015 KEESEP, $400,000.


Uncle Mo  – Peppy Rafaela

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Filly

  • J:Mario Gutierrez
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Frank T. Batten
  • O:Reddam Racing LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Uncle Mo , Bay, 2008. Lifetime: 453 yearlings sold, median $85,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Bernardini , Bay, 2003.
  • Sale History: 2014 KEENOV, $135,000; 2015 FTSAUG, $200,000; 2016 FTFMAR, $300,000.

Majestic Heat

Unusual Heat  – Chi Chi Nette

6YO Mare

  • J:Flavien Prat
  • T:Richard E. Mandella
  • B:Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams
  • O:M. Auerbach LLC, Bardy Farm and McCauley, Ron
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Unusual Heat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990. Lifetime: 119 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Ole' , Bay, 1986.

Shenandoah Queen

Henny Hughes  – High Speed Goldie

6YO Mare

  • J:Drayden Van Dyke
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:Emerald Q Partners Inc., Richard S. Reed & Tiffany A. Zammit
  • O:Hronis Racing LLC

Kathy's Song

Candy Ride (ARG)  – Strawberry Sense

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Filly

  • J:Brice Blanc
  • T:Richard Baltas
  • B:Payson Stud Inc
  • O:Abbondanza Racing, LLC, Premier Racing Club and McClanahan, Jerry
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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