La Brea Stakes

Spiced Perfection Leads California-Bred Exacta In La Brea Stakes

Dare to Dream Stable’s Spiced Perfection made the leap from California-bred competition to Grade 1 winner in Wednesday’s $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Wednesday, the first of four graded stakes races on the Arcadia, Calif., track’s opening day program. Spiced Perfection defeated another California-bred Hot Autumn, by 1 1/4 lengths, with Emboldened […]

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Santa Anita Kicks Off Winter Meet With Grade 1 Duo Of Malibu, La Brea

Santa Anita unwraps its 82nd winter meet on Wednesday with the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack’s traditional day-after-Christmas opening card featuring 10 races, including four graded stakes, two of them – the Malibu and La Brea – Grade 1. Special first post time is 11:30 a.m. PT. This year’s opening-day program offers a vast betting menu with […]

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California-Bred Spiced Perfection Looking To Upset La Brea Stakes

Spiced Perfection, a three-time stakes winner against California-breds, ventures into open company in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on opening day at Santa Anita on Wednesday. “It’s the last chance this year to run with 3-year-olds and we hope to get some graded type for her,” explained Brian Koriner, who trains […]

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Opening Week Stakes Lure Leading East Coast Jockeys To Santa Anita

Five of the nation’s top six jockeys in purse earnings won this year will put their world-class talent on display opening day Wednesday at Santa Anita and on Saturday, Dec. 29, when the Grade I American Oaks will be run: the sensational Ortiz brothers, Irad Jr. and Jose; Florent Geroux, the regular rider of 2017 […]

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Champion Unique Bella Working ‘Really Well’ For Santa Maria Stakes

Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter of 2017 Unique Bella has been firing bullets for next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at 1 1/16 miles since winning the Grade I La Brea Stakes last Dec. 26, a victory that no doubt caught the eye of Eclipse Award voters, enabling the gray daughter of Tapit to clinch honors. “We […]

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Smith’s Two Grade 1 Wins Earn Him Another Jockey Of The Week Title

With two Grade 1 victories during Santa Anita’s opening week, Mike Smith earned Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending Monday, January 1, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Reivindicada: Unique Bella Retoma La Ruta Ganadora Superando A Paradise Woods En El La Brea Stakes

A diferencia de la Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), el entrenador Jerry Hollendorfer no tiene que dar excusas. Esta vez, su pupila Unique Bella logró una muy merecida victoria, superando a Paradise Woods en el La Brea Stakes (G1, $300,000), prueba de 1400 metros para yeguas de tres años en el marco del […]

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Unique Bella Out-Finishes Paradise Woods In La Brea

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella earned her first Grade 1 victory in Tuesday’s La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, out-finishing the talented Paradise Woods in deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Mike Smith for Jerry Hollendorfer, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapit completed seven furlongs on the fast main track in […]

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Paradise Woods, Unique Bella Head Strong Field Of 8 Fillies In Santa Anita’s La Brea

Regarded as nothing short of a sensation this past spring, trainer Richard Mandella’s Paradise Woods, along with trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s brilliant Unique Bella, headline an exceptional field of eight sophomore fillies going seven furlongs in Santa Anita Park’s opening day Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes this Tuesday in Arcadia, Calif. In addition to the […]

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