San Luis Rey Stakes

Epical Shows The Way To Dominate San Luis Rey

Touted as the lone speed in the five-horse G2 San Luis Rey Stakes, DP Racing’s Epical did not disappoint as the even-money favorite. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo, ridden by Tyler Baze, took the lead out of the starting gate and never looked back, making it look easy as he crossed the wire about […]

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After Game Of Jockey Musical Chairs, Desormeaux Gets Mount Aboard Ashleyluvssugar In G2 San Luis Rey

Kent Desormeaux will add another notch to his Hall of Fame holster Friday albeit it a relatively minor one when he pilots Ashleyluvssugar in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on grass. In his 33rd year as a jockey, it will mark the first time ever on the classy […]

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Ashleyluvssugar Tops San Luis Rey On Friday’s Re-Opening Of Santa Anita Park

With the attention of the racing world riveted on Santa Anita Park’s reopening this Friday, trainer Peter Eurton’s venerable California-bred 8-year-old gelding Ashleyluvssugar will be seeking his sixth graded stakes victory in the day’s main event, the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf. Second in his only start […]

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Tyler Baze Pilots Trio Of Stakes Winner To Jockey Of The Week Title

Three stakes wins in two days, including two graded stakes, led voters to support Tyler Baze as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Itsinthepost Holds On Late For San Luis Rey Repeat

Red Baron’s Barn’s Itsinthepost captured last year’s Grade 2 San Luis Rey Stakes, and went off at even money on Saturday to try for a repeat in the 2018 edition. The 6-year-old son of American Post took command in the stretch and was able to hold off the late run of Hayabusa One to score […]

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Turf Veteran Itsinthepost Leads 10 Marathoners To Gate In Santa Anita’s San Luis Rey

French-bred Itsinthepost, who seeks his third consecutive graded stakes win, heads a field of 10 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/2 miles over the Santa Anita turf.  Trained by Jeff Mullins, Itsinthepost rallied for a nose victory in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Dubai World Cup, Derby Trifecta

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the $10 million Dubai World Cup, held Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, in which the World’s Best Racehorse will take on a full field of international challengers. Also on tap are a trio of races offering points toward the Kentucky Derby. The World Cup card kicks […]

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Baltas Hoping His Success With Former Claimers Pays Off In San Luis Rey

A day without Baltas at Santa Anita is like a day without sunshine, and while there has been more than enough erratic weather during the 12-week old Winter Meet, trainer Richard Baltas has been a constant, a racing secretary’s dream with 125 starters, second only to three-time Santa Anita training king Doug O’Neill’s 150. Baltas […]

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Generosidade Surprises The Boys At 71-1 In San Luis Rey

A 7-year-old mare who hadn’t won a race in three years, Haras Phillipson’s Generosidade sprung the 71-1 upset by several lengths in Sunday’s Grade 2 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The daughter of Nedawi posted a final time of 2:28.80 over her male counterparts over the 1 1/2 mile firm turf course […]

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Sweet Success For Ashleyluvssugar In San Luis Rey

Ashleyluvssugar stepped up to graded stakes company in fine fashion with a victory over favored Finnegans Wake in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 San Luis Rey at Santa Anita Park. Sitting off a quick pace set by Joes Blazing Aaron – running the opening three fractions in :23.43, :45.66, and 1:10.29 – Ashleyluvssugar moved up on […]

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