Californian Stakes

Dr. Dorr An Easy Winner In Californian

Well in-hand under Joe Talamo heading into the far turn, Bob Baffert’s heavily favored Dr. Dorr asserted his superiority in an instant leaving the three furlong pole en route to an emphatic 7 ¼ length triumph in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita.  Owned by Baffert’s wife Jill, the 5-year-old Lookin At Lucky gelding […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Build-Up

Several graded stakes punctuate the Thoroughbred racing scene this weekend as fans continue to gear up for the first Saturday in May. Derby and Oaks horses will have their final major works at Churchill and several other tracks as the excitement continues to build for the “Fastest Two Minutes In Sports.” The G2 Californian at […]

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Dr. Dorr, The Lieutenant Rematched In Californian

A scintillating gate to wire minor stakes winner going a flat mile here on March 31, Bob Baffert’s Dr. Dorr seeks his third win in a row and his first graded stakes victory as he heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes, to be run at a […]

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Californian Winner Collected Tops Field Of Five For Precisionist Stakes

Bob Baffert’s rapidly improving Collected seeks his third consecutive win on Saturday as he takes on solid group of five older horses, including Accelerate, Cat Burglar and Donworth in Santa Anita’s Grade III, Precisionist Stakes, to be contested at a mile and one sixteenth.Named for Fred Hooper’s brilliant homebred son of Crozier, Precisionist was a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic

Kicking off this weekend’s graded stakes action is the G3 Doubledogdare on Friday afternoon at Keeneland, featuring the Todd Pletcher-trained Unbridled Mo. The 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo is heavily favored on the morning line for the 1 1/16-mile contest over the main track. On Saturday, the action begins with the G2 Elkhorn at Keeneland. […]

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Texas Ryano Tests Dirt In G2 Californian

Saturday will mark a day of firsts for Texas Ryano, when the 6-year-old full horse owned and bred by Warren Williamson runs in the Grade 2 Californian Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. For the first time in a career of 20 races, all on turf, the chestnut son of […]

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Follow Me Crev ‘Really Good’ Leading Up To Saturday’s Californian

With the King Midas of Thoroughbreds, Arrogate, cooling his heels prior to another conquest in the handicap ranks, Vladimir Cerin and eight other trainers have horses nominated to next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes for three-year-olds and up. Cerin plans to enter Santa Anita Handicap third-place finisher Follow Me Crev in the mile and […]

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Second Summer Upsets The Californian Stakes

Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Marc Ferrell, and Slam Dunk Racing’s Second Summer was the surprise 9-1 winner of Sunday evening’s Grade 2 Californian Stakes. A 4-year-old gelding by Summer Bird trained by Peter Eurton and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Second Summer crossed the wire about a length in front of the battle-tested Hard Aces to […]

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Catch A Flight Edges Moreno To Take Californian

Steadily improving Catch a Flight got the better of favored Moreno to win Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita Park, his third win since shipping to the U.S. from Brazil. While Big Cazanova did the early pace work, Moreno and Catch a Flight sat second and third, respectively, lying in wait through […]

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