La Brea Stakes

Hollendorfer Confident In Unique Bella’s Work Leading Up To La Brea

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella, who has been firing bullets since her disappointing showing in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 4, worked four furlongs in 48.60 on a brisk Thursday morning for the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes, one of four graded races on Santa Anita’s traditional day-after-Christmas opener next Tuesday. “It […]

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Santa Anita: Miss Sunset Out For Four Straight In Opening Day’s G1 La Brea

Miss Sunset, a California-bred daughter of Into Mischief, seeks her fourth straight stakes win in the Grade I La Brea for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on opening day. Her biggest win came in the Grade II Raven Run at Keeneland Oct. 21 under Julien Leparoux, who will be back aboard Tuesday. “She hasn’t surprised me,” trainer Jeff […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Shining Star

Constellation earned her first graded stakes victory when she rallied from just off the pace to win the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes Dec. 26. It was the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Bellamy Road, who has won both her starts since being transferred to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Constellation became the […]

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Returning From Injury, Prat Wins Two Stakes To Be Voted Jockey Of The Week

Flavien Prat returned to the saddle at Santa Anita on Monday to win two graded stakes and be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for December 19 – 26, 2016. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Constellation Wears Down Finley’sluckycharm In La Brea

LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation earned her first graded stakes victory on Santa Anita Park’s opening day card on Monday, wearing down front-running Finley’sluckycharm to win the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes by a half-length under jockey Flavien Prat. Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, the 3-year-old filly by Bellamy Road out of For Royalty, by Not […]

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Weekend Lineup: Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to you and yours from everyone at the Paulick Report! There will be no graded stakes action over the holiday weekend until Monday, Dec. 26, which features four stakes at Santa Anita Park. Keep in mind that Laurel Park has organized a special nine-race holiday card on Dec. 24, making it the only […]

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‘Let Her Roll’: Enola Gray Will Be In Front For La Brea

Phil D’Amato is optimistic that Enola Gray can make amends for her second-place finish as the 1-10 favorite in the Betty Grable Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 13 when she runs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day Monday. “There is definitely a ton of speed (in the race) […]

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Smith To Pilot Likely Pacesetter Enola Gray In La Brea

Talented California-bred sprinter Enola Gray will be ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith when she contest’s Monday’s Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, according to the Daily Racing Form. Under jockey Tyler Baze, the 3-year-old daughter of Grazen finished second in state-bred company last out, a finish trainer Phil D’Amato attributes […]

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Lightstream ‘Training Awesome’ In Preparation For La Brea

Lightstream, winner of the Grade II Raven Run at Keeneland on Oct. 22, will have additional ownership representation when she runs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for three-year-old fillies on Santa Anita’s opening day next Monday, Dec. 26. Little Red Feather Racing, a major player in California, purchased a share of the daughter […]

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Lightstream Camp Eyes G1 La Brea For Filly’s Next Start

Graded stakes winner Lightstream may return to the races in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes Dec. 26 at Santa Anita, the Daily Racing Form reports. The 3-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday has not run since capturing the G2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 22. Lightstream, who was unraced at 2, has won four of six […]

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