ARCADIA, Calif. - Life Is Sweet, unbeaten in three major stakes this year, may have a spring campaign that features a turf race, trainer John Shirreffs said Sunday.\nLife Is Sweet won the most prestigious race of her career in Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap on the main track at Santa Anita. Earlier this winter, she won two Grade 2 stakes - the El Encino and La Canada.\nWith a background of racing on turf last year and the presence of champion stablemate Zenyatta in the Shirreffs barn, turf racing is a strong option. One possibility is the $250,000 Gamely Stakes, a Grade 1 at 1 1/8 miles on turf at Hollywood Park on May 30.\n"We'd have to wait a week to make up our mind on that," Shirreffs said. "One thing we know is she likes the turf."\nShirreffs said he would consult with owners Marty and Pam Wygod before making plans for Life Is Sweet, 4.\nLast year, when trained by Bill Mott, Life Is Sweet won an allowance race on turf and placed in two stakes - the Calder Oaks and the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes.\nMott "put in the foundation work," Shirreffs said. "I get her after a break. How fortunate am I?"\nShirreffs said that one thing is for certain - Life Is Sweet and stablemate Zenyatta will not meet in the near future. Unbeaten in nine starts and the champion older female of 2008, Zenyatta recently resumed workouts for an expected return in the spring.\n"We're looking for a race to bring Zenyatta back," Shirreffs said. "We wouldn't want to run against Life Is Sweet right off the bat."\nBaffert happy with 'Pioneer'\nPioneerof the Nile won his third consecutive graded stakes in Saturday's $200,000 San Felipe. But what he lacks among his wins is an emphatic victory. Instead, Pioneerof the Nile won the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity by a nose in December, the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes in February by a half-length, and the San Felipe by 1 1/4 lengths over Feisty Suances.\n"That's the most he's won by since he broke his maiden," trainer Bob Baffert said. "He's won three graded stakes in a row. It takes a good horse to do that."\nPioneerof the Nile will return in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 4, for a showdown with two-times stakes winner The Pamplemousse. This year, The Pamplemousse has won the San Rafael Stakes by two lengths and the Sham Stakes by six lengths, leading throughout in both.\nThe Pamplemousse will be Pioneerof the Nile's target in the Santa Anita Derby.\n"What better target than that," Baffert said. Pioneerof the Nile is "not like Friesan Fire or The Pamplemousse that lay their bodies down each time. That's why I've been able to run him more often."\nGomez nears meet stakes record\nJockey Garrett Gomez rode Life Is Sweet and Pioneerof the Nile to move within two victories of tying the single-season mark for stakes wins at a winter-spring meeting.\nThrough Sunday, Gomez had 17 stakes wins, two behind the record of 19 shared by Laffit Pincay Jr. (1982-83) and Corey Nakatani (1996-97).\nBecause of travel commitments for out-of-town stakes over the next few weekends and a move to Keeneland for the majority of April, Gomez may not have sufficient opportunities to break the record.\nHe is not riding at Santa Anita on Saturday or the weekend of March 28-29. Gomez will ride the Santa Anita Derby program on April 4 and on Easter, April 12, but will miss the rest of the weekends through the end of the meeting on April 19 to ride at Keeneland.\nGomez has one excellent chance for a stakes win on Sunday, with Visit in the $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap.\nTrained by Bobby Frankel, Visit, 4, has had mixed results in California in the last six months. She was fourth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf last October and third in the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes last November.\nIn her only start this year and first start on a synthetic track, Visit finished sixth as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap on Feb. 14. The Grade 2 Santa Ana is run at 1 1/8 miles on turf.\nNakatani switches agents\nNakatani, who has won two riding titles at this meeting in the past but has had a limited impact at this meeting, has switched agents.\nVince DeGregory has been replaced by Bob Meldahl, with whom Nakatani ended a 13-year partnership in 2004.\nThrough Sunday, Nakatani was 14th in the standings, with 11 wins. He won riding titles at the winter-spring meeting in 1995-96 and 1999-2000, but has not finished in the first five at this meeting since a fourth-place finish in 2003-04.\nNatakani admitted that he is battling his weight; he is currently riding at 118 pounds. He said he hopes to be riding at a lower weight in the future, with the help of a nutritionist and personal trainer.\n"Hopefully, I'll get a chance to get back on the horses that I feel like I need to be on," he said.\nMeldahl will continue to represent Isaias Enriquez.\nUnion Avenue with Hollendorfer\nUnion Avenue, winner of the Grade 2 American Derby at Arlington Park in 2006, has joined trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's stable. Owned by William deBurgh, Union Avenue was trained by Graham Motion in the Mid-Atlantic last year.\nLast Friday at Santa Anita, Union Avenue worked six furlongs in 1:11, the fastest of 16 recorded works at the distance.\nHollywood raising admission prices\nA day at the races at Hollywood Park will cost a little more this year.\nAccording to documents filed with the California Horse Racing Board, Hollywood Park intends to raise its general admission price from $7 to $8. The price will still include general parking and a program. General admission for seniors on Wednesdays will increase from $4 to $5.\nSome parking rates will be higher. Preferred parking will be $5, an increase of $2, while valet parking will rise from $8 to $10.\nThe increases were part of the track's application for the spring-summer meeting, which runs from April 22 to July 19. The application must be approved by the racing board at its monthly meeting Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.