February 18, 2018
Pubilius Syrus won his second consecutive stakes in Sunday’s $78,345 Baffle Stakes for 3-year-old turf sprinters at Santa Anita, surprising trainer Vladimir Cerin with his ability to win at a shorter distance than expected.
A filly starting in California for the first time and a jockey who began riding on this circuit only last year reached milestone wins in Saturday’s Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita.
The Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes came up as a much deeper race than last month’s Smarty Jones, and has attracted an intriguing mix of 3-year-olds. Mourinho is likely to go off as the favorite off his fast win in that local prep, but this will be ...
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After racing exclusively on turf in her first three starts before her win on synthetic Saturday, Paved is a possibility to try dirt in the Grade 1, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks on April 7, trainer Michael McCarthy said.
Nonkono Yume earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in November, and Sumahama earned a place in the Kentucky Derby on May 5 with their stakes wins at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan on Sunday.
Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair, longshots both, were separated by a short nose Saturday in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, and they probably will meet again here March 24 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby.
SIR ALFRED (#4) makes his second start off a 13-month layoff, and his return effort was actually pretty encouraging.
There will be no sweep of the 4-year-old Classic Series this year in Hong Kong. Singapore Sling got a perfect trip under Chad Schofield and won the $1.278 million Hong Kong Classic Cup, the second leg of the series, by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Sha Tin. ...
It’s important to remember that the road to the Kentucky Derby is not linear. We are not going to have a Derby prep season that sequentially builds on what previously transpired in terms of quality and strength. Sure, it would be nice if things were ...