San Felipe Stakes

Tim Ritvo Q&A: ‘There Are Things That Aren’t Acceptable Any More’

Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group’s Racing and Gaming Division that owns Santa Anita Park, sat down with Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick to discuss the current situation at the Arcadia, Calif., track in the wake of the recent shutdown following a spike in racing fatalities that totaled 21 horses since opening […]

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One Winning Streak Will End When Game Winner, Improbable Start In San Felipe

Barring a dead-heat, at least one winning streak will end in next Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile San Felipe Stakes, the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 6 and beyond that, the Kentucky Derby on May 4. Bob Baffert plans to send out the top-rated 3-year-olds on the […]

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San Felipe In The Cards For Top 3-Year-Olds Game Winner, Instagrand

The Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 is a potential next start for several talented sophomores, including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Game Winner and the undefeated Instagrand. Both colts, as well as fellow-undefeated Derby candidate Improbable, breezed on Friday at Santa Anita. Game Winner (Candy Ride) worked five furlongs in company with stablemate […]

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Game Winner Clocks Half-Mile Breeze In Second Workout Since Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner had his second work of 2019 on Sunday at Santa Anita Park, breezing a half-mile in :48.60 for trainer Bob Baffert. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride is being aimed for the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 as his first start of the season. “He’ll get ready […]

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‘If All Goes Well,’ Undefeated Game Winner To Start 2019 Campaign In March 9 San Felipe

Bob Baffert celebrates his 66th birthday today. The two-time Triple Crown winning trainer will highlight the occasion this afternoon by attending the wedding of fellow Hall of Fame member Mike Smith, who rode Horse of the Year finalist Justify to a Triple Crown sweep for Baffert last year and has been a reliable and trusted […]

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McKinzie ‘Coming Around Quickly,’ Could Make Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert has been high on sophomore McKinzie ever since last year, and it appears the colt is now on the comeback trail. The son of Street Sense has put in a trio of workouts at Del Mar over the past several weeks, his first since a leg injury shortly prior to the Santa […]

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Audible Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

New York-bred Audible (6 first-place votes, 381 points)hasmoved up to second in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll following a three-length score in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby, while Ireland-based Mendelssohn (9; 285) jumped to third on the basis of a track-record, 18 1/2-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby. Bolt d’Oro (28 first-place votes, 429 points), expected to run in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, […]

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Cuenta Regresiva Para La Revancha: Bolt D’Oro Y McKinzie Se Preparan Para El Santa Anita Derby

El Santa Anita Derby (G1) del venidero 7 de Abril ha despertado más expectativa que cualquiera de las preparatorias – corridas o por correrse – para el Kentucky Derby (G1). El emocionante final del San Felipe S. (G2) puede haber marcado el inicio de una interesante rivalidad entre dos excelentes corredores: Bolt d’Oro y McKinzie. […]

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Mike Smith Earns Three-Day Suspension For San Felipe Incident With McKinzie

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was given a three-day suspension by the Santa Anita stewards because of the incident in Saturday’s G2 San Felipe Stakes, which resulted in his mount McKinzie’s disqualification. According to drf.com, the dates of Smith’s suspension will be carried out on Mar. 18, 22, and 23. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, […]

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Bolt D’Oro Maintains Top Spot On NTRA 3-Year-Old

Prep races, an allowance race and a disqualification resulted in a flurry of sophomores moving in all directions on the top-ten ladder in week seven of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today, as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” continues. The San Felipe Stakes (G2) came with drama and […]

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