San Felipe Stakes

Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Recap

In today’s edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel explain why the San Felipe Stakes was the best Kentucky Derby prep race so far in 2012, and tell you why the Tampa Bay Derby wasn’t even the best Kentucky Derby prep run in Florida over the weekend. Find out which race was, and more. […]

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Baffert: No Kentucky Derby for Fed Biz

Fed Biz became the latest runner Monday taken off the road to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.  Trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form the son of Giant’s Causeway isn’t 100% after skipping Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. “I took him back to the track, and he’s still not comfortable,” said Baffert.  “I’m […]

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Creative Cause, Bodemeister rematch likely in Santa Anita Derby

The one-two finishers in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes are both expected to make their next starts in the Santa Anita Derby.  Winner Creative Cause will have his final Kentucky Derby prep in that race, according to trainer Mike Harrington, while Bob Baffert hopes to see improvement from second-place finisher Bodemeister. “I wasn’t real hard on […]

Continue reading Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

The road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend takes us to three different tracks—Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita. In the G2 Tampa Bay Derby, the three top contenders appear to be Take Charge Indy, Battle Hardened, and Spring Hill Farm. Take Charge Indy was second in his 2012 debut in an allowance optional […]

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TCI: Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe Previews

In this edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel check in with handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment.

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Top West Coast 3-year-olds set for San Felipe

Bob Baffert, who has trained the winners of nine Triple Crown races, faces a compelling challenge with Liaison and Bodemeister, his two entrants among ten 3-year-olds signed up for Santa Anita’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday. Liaison, who has earned $469,560 from 3 wins in 5 starts including […]

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San Felipe: Baffert to send out Bodemeister, not Fed Biz

Trainer Bob Baffert will have two entries in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, but top Derby contender Fed Biz will not be among them.  Baffert tells the Daily Racing Form that Fed Biz “tied up a little” and will miss the race.  Baffert said it wasn’t serious. Instead, CashCall Futurity winner Liaison will […]

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TCI: Gotham recap, who’s in the top ten?

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel reveal the TCI Top 10 brought to you by  They also discuss the champ’s return to the winner’s circle in the Gotham Stakes. But does Hansen make the Top 10, and who is #1? Watch it. Comment.

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Gomez returns to ride Out of Bounds in San Felipe

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2012) – Sham Stakes winner Out of Bounds, one of the West’s major Triple Crown contenders, is scheduled to work five furlongs on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track Monday in his final major drill for next Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. “The horse is […]

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Premier Pegasus romps in San Felipe

Premier Pegasus proved much the best Saturday in the Grade 2, $250,000 San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds at Santa Anita. Under Alonso Quinonez, Premier Pegasus (7-1) rolled to the front at the top of the lane and drew clear to win by seven lengths in 1:41.23 for 1 1/16 miles.  Favorite Jaycito finished second, while […]

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