La Brea Stakes

Baffert Eyeing Grade I Win For Lord Nelson In Malibu

Bob Baffert has done it all, from capturing multiple training titles to winning the Triple Crown, but the Hall of Fame conditioner who turns 63 on Jan. 13 is not resting on his redoubtable resume. He is back on the beat as usual, preparing his stable of equine bluebloods for “Santa Anita, the toughest meet […]

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McLaughlin Sends Three To Shoot For Grade 1s In La Brea, Malibu

World-class trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has three for the money at Santa Anita on opening day, Dec. 26: multiple graded stakes winner Cavorting for the Grade I La Brea Stakes, and undefeated Marking and Watershed for the Grade I Malibu Stakes. All are progeny of Bernardini, three-year-old champion colt of 2006 who stands at Darley Stud […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Reason to Believe

Santa Anita kicked off its winter meet with three graded stakes races Dec. 26. Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer captured both Grade 1 stakes races on the card as Sam’s Sister took the La Brea and champion Shared Belief won the Malibu. At Gulfstream Park, Robert S. Evans’ Irish Mission came from off the […]

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Taris Sidelined With Ankle Injury

The Daily Racing Form reports that Taris, runner-up in Friday’s Grade 1 La Brea Stakes, will miss the first half of 2015 due to an ankle injury sustained during the race. Trainer Simon Callaghan described the injury as a non-displaced condylar fracture that will require screws to repair the break. Taris will undergo surgery Monday. […]

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Sam’s Sister Closes to Win La Brea

Making her stakes debut, Sam’s Sister pulled a mild upset at 12-1 to win the Grade 1, $300,000 La Brea Stakes on opening day at Santa Anita Friday. Sitting back off a hot pace set by eventual runner-up Taris, Sam’s Sister and jockey Elvis Trujillo began their rally on the far turn and collared the […]

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Photos of the Week: 12.30.13

Santa Anita kicked off its winter-spring meet with three graded stakes races Dec. 26. Heir Kitty sprang a 13-1 surprise when winning the Grade 1 La Brea. A short time later, Shakin It Up kept the parade of longshots going when he took the G1 Malibu at 17-1. At Gulfstream Park, Singanothersong captured the G3 […]

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Heir Kitty Pounces, Wins La Brea at 13-1

Longshot Heir Kitty put away Sweet Lulu nearing the wire to capture the $300,000 G1 La Brea Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita Dec. 26. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Wildcat Heir, who was winning for the fourth time in 14 career starts. A field of […]

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Santa Anita Opening Day: Baffert Confident in Executiveprivilege

Bob Baffert is optimistic that Executiveprivilege will strut the sensational stuff she showed as a 2-year-old when the daughter of First Samurai runs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on opening day at Santa Anita Thursday. Executiveprivilege is winless in two starts at three, but has not raced […]

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My Miss Aurelia works toward La Brea

Crowd favorite My Miss Aurelia worked four furlongs in 48 3/5 at Santa Anita Thursday on her way to her next start in the G1 La Brea Stakes on December 26. The Smart Strike filly took her first loss in this year’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, and will cut back to seven furlongs in […]

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Teddy’s Promise upsets in La Brea

Teddy’s Promise  strode home to win the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths over Sugarinthemorning. Great Hot finished third. Teddy’s Promise, a 3-year-old daughter of Salt Lake, is trained by Ron Ellis for owner-breeders Ted and Judy Nichols. She was ridden to victory by Victor Espinoza. Time for the […]

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