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Lull and jockey Flavien Prat win the Autumn Miss Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths.
Lull was everything but dull in Sunday’s Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf at Santa Anita.Full Story >>
October 29, 2017
Jockey Jamie Theriot has been suspended 15 calendar days for switching saddles without approval or knowledge of racing officials at Del Mar on Aug. 20, according to a ruling published by Santa Anita stewards on Sunday.
Trainer Adam Kitchingman was fined $1,000 by the Santa Anita stewards Friday after one of his winners at Del Mar tested in excess of the permitted level of cobalt.
A colt with a special name had a dynamic start to his career at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Mor Spirit’s performance in winning the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park four months ago was nothing short of brilliant. But it certainly took a toll on Mor Spirit, who has not run since.
Sharp Samurai extended his winning streak to four races, all in stakes, with Saturday’s Grade 2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita. This time, Sharp Samurai showed a different style of racing than his recent victories.
The undefeated Bolt d’Oro breezed five furlongs in 1:01.96 Sunday morning at Santa Anita, his final preparation for his start as the expected overwhelming favorite in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar.
When he starts in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar, Itsinthepost will be overlooked, despite a win in the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita on Oct. 1. The focus will be on runners from New York or Europe.
When Midnight Storm will make his next start has yet to be decided. The options include Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar or Saturday’s Mile on turf.
October 28, 2017
In Saturday’s Grade 2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita, Sharp Samurai disputed the pace throughout and won by a convincing 2 3/4 lengths for his fourth consecutive win, all in stakes.
Top of the Game returned from a layoff of more than eight months to win his third consecutive race, and stakes debut, in Saturday’s $73,690 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita.