12/05/2013 1:45PM

Turf Paradise: L. A. Weekend seeks to remain undefeated at track in Caballos Del Sol


Two big wins at the 2012-2013 Turf Paradise meet – the Phoenix Gold Cup and Coyote Handicap – earned L. A. Weekend horse of the meet honors. However, then came a couple of not-so-hot outings elsewhere as he ran sixth in a stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 4 and sixth in a stakes at Northlands Park on June 8. Trainer Robertino Diodoro opted to give L. A. Weekend a freshening, and when he brought him back here Oct. 23, everything looked right in his world as the 5-year-old Tribal Rule gelding dueled for the lead and drew off to easily win a tough optional claimer, posting a big Beyer Speed Figure (99) and notching his third win in as many starts on this track.