Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Desormeaux-Trained Easy Shot Needs ‘Better Luck’ In Lewis

Easy Shot is an 8-1 outsider on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, but trainer Keith Desormeaux is hoping with better racing luck the son of Trappe Shot can outrun his odds and post an upset in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds. “He steadied a […]

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Gunmetal Gray Takes On Baffert-Trained Mucho Gusto In Robert B. Lewis

In a key prep to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby April 7, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Gunmetal Gray and Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto head a field of six sophomores in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. In his best performance to date, Gunmetal Gray rallied from off the pace to […]

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Lombo All The Way In Solid Robert B. Lewis Performance

Michael Lombardi’s Lombo took the lead at the start of Saturday’s G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and never relinquished it, going on to cross the wire about two lengths in front in his first start in graded stakes company. Off at 8-1, the 3-year-old son of Graydar earned 10 points on the Road to the […]

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Wide-Open Robert B. Lewis Stakes Attracts Field Of Nine

Headed by Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shivermetimbers, Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes has attracted a field of nine Derby hopefuls at a mile and one sixteenth, with the winner to receive 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Named for one of the most popular owners in California Thoroughbred racing history, the Lewis serves as a […]

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‘Comeback Kid’ Candy Boy Preparing For A Third Try In Dubai World Cup

The proverbial ‘comeback kid,’ 7-year-old Candy Boy has had a bittersweet career. Racing sparingly over the last few years, the son of Candy Ride has shown his immense talent against the very best since he began his career in 2013. After yet another setback and being eased because of injury in his last race (December […]

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Royal Mo Pleases Shirreffs With Six-Furlong Work At Santa Anita

Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Royal Mo, one of the West Coast’s leading Triple Crown contenders, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday morning in 1:15.40 under regular rider Victor Espinoza. Trainer John Shirreffs sent the son of Uncle Mo owned by Jerry and Ann Moss in company with Tiz Adore, who […]

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Royal Mo Repels Challengers In Robert B. Lewis

Jerry and Ann Moss’ Royal Mo was the open-lengths winner of Saturday’s G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, streaking away from the field with 10 points toward a spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, ridden by Victor Espinoza for John Shirreffs, covered 1 1/16 miles on Santa […]

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Weekend Lineup: Back On The Triple Crown Trail

Following the exciting weekend of the world’s richest horse race, the action refuses to slow down as we head into another weekend chock-full of graded stakes action. Across the country on Saturday there are three prep races for the Kentucky Derby this weekend, each offering 10 points to the winner. Kicking off the action is […]

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Santa Anita: Five Sophomores To Get First Real Test In G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes

With no clear cut standout, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sheer Flattery heads a field of five Santa Anita Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles. Fresh off a nose maiden special weight win going the Lewis distance over a sloppy track here on Dec. 31, […]

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Mor Spirit Confirms Derby Credentials In Robert B. Lewis

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit was very confidently handled in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by Gary Stevens. The sophomore son of Eskendereya covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.21 over the fast main track for trainer Bob Baffert to garner the winning share of the $150,000 purse as well as ten more […]

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