Buena Vista Handicap

Santa Anita: Egg Drop, Pontchatrain Will Square Off in Buena Vista

In what shapes up as one of the most competitive races of the meet, Grade I winner Egg Drop heads a talent-laden cast of 10 older fillies and mares in Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at one mile on turf. Idle since winning the Grade I, mile turf Matriarch at Hollywood Park Dec. […]

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City to City wins the Buena Vista in a desperate finish

Emerging from a wall of horses, City to City got up to win the Grade 2 Buena Vista Handicap at Santa Anita in a head bob over Up in Time, with Wild Mia finishing third City to City, a 5-year-old City Zip mare trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, was ridden to victory by Corey Nakatani. She […]

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Up In Time better suited for mile in Monday’s Buena Vista

Arcadia, CA – Trainer Simon Callaghan expects dramatic improvement from Up In Time when she runs in Monday’s Presidents’ Day feature, the Grade II, $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap for older fillies and mares at one mile on the turf. The 4-year-old English-bred filly finished fifth in the Grade III Monrovia Stakes at about 6 ½ […]

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Cambina returns as likely choice in Monday’s Buena Vista

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2012) – Irish-bred Cambina, beaten by less than three lengths in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, will carry high weight of 120 pounds and likely favoritism into Santa Anita’s Grade II, $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap on Monday’s special Presidents’ Day program. Mike Smith will take over in the […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

In part due to special holiday racing on Monday, Presidents’ Day, there is a passel of graded stakes to be seen this weekend from coast to coast. Begin at Laurel Park on Saturday with the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie, where under handicap conditions, Nicole H is ceding her seven opponents anywhere from two to 11 […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

As impressive as Brethren and Anthony’s Cross were last weekend, they’re on the back burner for now while we turn our attentions toward this week’s Derby preps and the emergence of more candidates hoping for one of those coveted slots in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. On Saturday, we’ll see the Grade 2 Risen Star […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on racetracks coast-to-coast. Racing was cancelled last Saturday at Santa Anita; all three graded stakes will be run this Saturday, Feb. 13, in addition to the Grade 2 Santa Maria. Santa Anita’s 10-race program will feature five stakes races, including the G1 Las Virgenes and a pair of Grade […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by KEENELAND: A PARADE OF CHALK

  By Ray Paulick With Santa Anita running extra American Graded Stakes last weekend due to the cancellations the previous week because of drainage problems with the Pro-Ride synthetic track, there were 13 AGS races run over the three-day President’s Day weekend. One stakes, the Southwest at Oaklawn, was lost on President’s Day because of […]

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