02/23/2007 12:00AM

She's an Eleven retired, going to Empire Maker


ARCADIA, Calif. - She's an Eleven, the winner of the Melair Stakes last April, has been retired and will be bred to the Kentucky-based stallion Empire Maker in coming weeks, trainer John Sadler said

A California-bred, She's an Eleven, 4, won 2 of 8 starts and $216,954 for Lee and Susan Searing's CRK Stables. The $200,000 Melair Stakes for California-breds at Hollywood Park was her only stakes win. She's an Eleven later finished fifth in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico and fourth in the Gradeo2 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks at Hollywood Park last June.

"She caught a bad track at Pimlico and got hurt at Del Mar" last summer, Sadler said. "We always thought she was a very good filly."

She's an Eleven made her final start in the Hollywood Oaks, and was back in training briefly in recent months. "We had her back in training and we decided to retire her," Sadler said.

She's an Eleven was bred by Old English Rancho and Joe Turner. She is by In Excess out of She's a Sensation.

Two sale-toppers may meet

Leesider and Swift Demand, colts that topped two California yearling sales in the second half of 2005, have won maiden races in recent weeks and could meet in the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Hollywood Park on April 29.

Leesider topped the 2005 northern California yearling sale at Pleasanton, drawing a winning bid of $50,000.

Thursday at Santa Anita, he beat maidens in his fourth start, running a mile in 1:39.59. Trained by Paddy Gallagher for Super Horse, Inc., Leesider rallied from fifth to finish a half-length in front of Steamy Story.

"He's going to be all right," jockey Alex Solis told Gallagher after the race. "He wants to go a mile and an eighth."

By Bertrando, Leesider finished sixth in his first two starts and second in his most recent start before Thursday's win.

"He needs to step up for something like the Snow Chief," Gallagher said. "He's been a slow learner."

Swift Demand, the $290,000 sale topper at the 2005 California October yearling sale at Barretts, beat statebred maidens in his career debut at Santa Anita on Feb.o15.

Owned by CRK Stables, Swift Demand rallied from last after a slow start to win the maiden race at 6 1/2 furlongs by a head over Victory Joe. Swift Demand was timed in a quick 1:16.88.

Sadler said the Kentucky Derby is not an option at this point for Swift Demand, who is by High Demand.

"He'll go forward with a plan of trying to be ready for the Snow Chief Stakes," Sadler said. "That's probably the more realistic idea. He's probably too far behind to catch up with the top of his class."

Cal-breds to cash in at Hollywood

The $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes is the feature on the $1.31 million California Gold Rush program on April 29, the first weekend of the Hollywood Park meeting.

There are 12 stakes or added-money races for California-breds during the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting, which runs from April 25 to July 15.

Ten of those races are on Gold Rush Day, which has the same lineup as the 2006 running. After the Snow Chief, the next-richest race of the day is the $200,000 Melair Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. There are four races worth $150,000 for older horses, two on turf and two on dirt.

After Gold Rush Day, there will be only two stakes for statebreds the rest of the meeting, each worth $75,000 - the Quicken Tree Stakes over 1 1/2 miles on turf on May 25 and the Valkyr Stakes for fillies and mares over six furlongs on June 24.