McAnally Eyes 701st Win in Las Flores

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Ron McAnally tries to move one win closer to second all-time trainer for career wins at Santa Anita on Sunday when he sends out Sugarinthemorning in the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.

Bobby Frankel is the career training leader at Santa Anita with 917, followed by Charlie Whittingham at 869. McAnally, like his two late peers a member of racing’s Hall of Fame, registered No. 700 at Santa Anita when Suggestive Boy won the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile by a nose last Saturday.

“She’s doing a lot better than she was,” McAnally said of the 5-year-old California-bred Candy Ride mare owned and bred by Stephen Weissman of Buena Point.

Ron McAnally tries to move one win closer to second all-time at Santa Anita Sunday when he sends out Sugarinthemorning in the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.

Bobby Frankel is the career training leader at Santa Anita with 917, followed by Charlie Whittingham at 869. McAnally, like his two late peers a member of racing’s Hall of Fame, registered No. 700 at Santa Anita last Saturday when Suggestive Boy won the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile by a nose.

“She’s doing a lot better than she was,” McAnally said of the 5-year-old California-bred Candy Ride mare owned and bred by Stephen Weissman of Buena Point.

 

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  • James Staples

    A Great trainer for sure & will be glad to see him pass BF…Every time I hear his name the “IMMORTAL JOHN HENRY” pops in my head!!!…What if Ron/Sam Rubin had have gotten Their hands on JOHN from the get go???…JOHN HENRY/SEABISCUIT were the RACE HORSES nobody wanted…Don’t ever judge a book just by its cover in this GAME!!!…EVER!!!…ty… 

  • Olebobbowers

    Oh dang…I thought that Headline was implying if he won the Los Flores, it would be the 701st time he won it! I’ve never been around a classier gentleman in my lifetime on the backstretch. Damn talented also, may I add.

    • nu-fan

      Since I am new to horseracing, I rely a great deal about it from information such as HRTV and TVG.  Just, recently, saw a segment with Mr. McAnally and was struck with his humility.  Didn’t realize that he had such a difficult childhood but, now, he is admired by so many.  Just goes to show us how people can survive and come out on top.  Plus, he has such great twinkly eyes and a charming smile.  Looks like someone who one would want to be great friends with, regardless of his records of wins.  Glad to see that impression I had to be substantiated with your comments.  You’ve been around and seem to know so many people in horseracing.

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