San Gabriel Stakes

Desert Stone Rallies From Last For San Gabriel Victory

Idle since May 27, Irish-bred Desert Stone rallied from last to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes by a neck under Geovanni Franco. Trained by Richard Baltas, Desert Stone, a 5-year-old full horse, got a mile and one eighth on Santa Anita’s firm turf in 1:47.63. Breaking from the rail, Desert Stone ducked […]

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D’Amato Holds A Strong Pair In San Gabriel Stakes At Santa Anita

Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Cleopatra’s Strike, a 7-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred gelding, heads a field of seven older horses going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Most recently a close fourth in the G2 Hollywood Turf Cup going 1 ½ miles on […]

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Millionaire Next Shares Pointing To Pegasus World Cup Turf

Following his narrow victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes, Next Shares will point for the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational later this month. Immediately after the San Gabriel, part owner Michael Iavarone said the 6-year-old Archarcharch colt would be entered in the new $7 million race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Ridden […]

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Rosario’s ‘Flu’ Grants Geovanni Franco ‘Biggest Pickup Mount Ever’ With Next Shares

Jockey Joel Rosario was forced to take off his five mounts at Santa Anita for the second straight day on Sunday, according to the press office, because he has been feeling under the weather. “He’s got the flu,” said the 33-year-old Dominican’s agent, Ron Anderson, “but he’s expected to resume riding on Thursday.” On Saturday, […]

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Saturday’s Rainbow 6 At Santa Anita Features $447,555 Carryover

With special early first post time for a 10-race card on Saturday at 12 noon, Santa Anita will present a pair of graded stakes and a hefty 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $447,555. Saturday’s fifth race will serve as leg one in the Rainbow Six and approximate post time is at […]

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Chicago Style Seeks Back-To-Back Grade 2 Victories in San Gabriel

Glen Hill Farm’s homebred Chicago Style, who comes off a solid Grade II win and has made the most of limited career opportunities, heads a field of 10 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at a mile and one eighth on turf. Trained by Tom Proctor, Chicago Style has won six […]

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Itsinthepost Scores With Ease In San Gabriel Stakes

Second in the race a year ago, French-bred Itsinthepost served notice on Saturday at Santa Anita that he’s as good as ever at age six, as he rolled to a well-timed 1 ¼ length victory under Tyler Baze in the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes. Trained by Jeff Mullins, Itsinthpost, who notched his fourth graded stakes […]

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Santa Anita’s Pick Six Carries Over $70,072 To Saturday’s Card

Although the 6-5 favorite waltzed home in front in Friday’s nightcap, a Santa Anita Pick Six carryover of $70,072 had already been assured as longshots were the order of the day in the earlier races. With a nine-race card on tap, it’s expected Saturday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $250,000. With a total of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Flying South

With a winter freeze taking over most of the northeast this weekend, horseplayers will focus their attention on racing in those warm, sunshine-filled climates of Florida and Southern California. Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park features five listed stakes races, three with $100,000 purses and two for $75,000. Tampa Bay Downs will offer a 10-race card […]

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