La Brea Stakes

Turbulent Descent looks to make amends in La Brea

Solidly favored in each of her nine races and a winner of three Grade I stakes, Turbulent Descent might have some explaining to do after her fifth-place failure in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 4. Trainer Mike Puype stepped into the breach as the 3-year-old bay filly prepared for […]

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Home Sweet Aspen returns to main track for Grade 1 debut in La Brea

Home Sweet Aspen is set for her Grade 1 debut in the La Brea Stakes over 7 furlongs on the dirt at Santa Anita on Saturday, Dec. 31, reports the Daily Racing Form. The race is led by Turbulent Descent, winner of Saratoga’s Grade 1 Test Stakes in August. Home Sweet Aspen, winner of the […]

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Turbulent Descent preps for La Brea with Santa Anita work

Multiple Grade 1 winner Turbulent Descent worked six furlongs in 1:12.20 at Santa Anita Saturday morning in preparation for the $300,000 La Brea Stakes on Dec. 31, reports the Daily Racing Form. Turbulent Descent finished fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 4 after being bumped at the start and racing […]

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Veitch: It is wonderful to see Sagamore Farm and Calumet Farm return to the winner’s circle

Part of racing’s rich history are two farms that seem to be enjoying a bit of resurgence in Sagamore Farm and Calumet Farm. Sagamore’s recent successes include long shot Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf champion Shared Account and Count Fleet Stakes winner Monzon. Calumet Farm’s biggest win of late came when Switch won the […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Switch

Few farms have an international reputation equal to that of Calumet Farm, now owned by the de Kwiatkowski family, and the historic Thoroughbred nursery with the picturesque white fences just outside Lexington added another Grade 1 winner on Sunday when the Quiet American filly Switch won the La Brea Stakes on the opening-day card at […]

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Switch romps in La Brea Stakes

The favorite, Switch, cruised home to win the first graded stakes on Santa Anita’s new dirt surface. Under Joel Rosario, Switch stalked the pace, took over the lead and won by four lengths in the Grade 1, $250,000 La Brea at Santa Anita Park Sunday.  The winning time for seven furlongs was 1:20.33. Switch is owned […]

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Sadler, Rosario go for back-to-back wins in La Brea

Trainer John Sadler and jockey Joel Rosario won the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita last year with Evita Argentina.  Sunday, they hope to repeat with Switch. But Switch will face a full field of 13 three-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong sprint.

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

With the Sunshine Millions series taking place on Saturday at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita, graded stakes racing is light this weekend, but there are still a couple of interesting contests in the works. On Saturday, Sam Houston Race Park will host the G3 John B. Connally Turf Handicap. The only graded […]

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

People in the Great Plains are suffering through some terrible winter weather this Christmas, but racing fans everywhere can take warmth from the traditional day after Christmas opening of Santa Anita Park, California’s Great Race Place that kicks off its winter-sprint meeting with two Grade 1 races–the Malibu and La Brea Stakes–on Saturday.  […]

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