01/18/2016 3:40PM

Finding next race for Havanna Belle a challenge


ARCADIA, Calif. – Havanna Belle won a stakes for the first time in Sunday’s $80,200 Astra Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/2 miles on turf. Now, trainer Phil D’Amato wants to run Havanna Belle in more distance turf stakes for fillies and mares. The problem is that such races are concentrated in the second half of the year in Southern California.