Santa Anita Oaks

Beholder All Class in Santa Anita Oaks

Reigning Eclipse Champion Juvenile Filly Beholder looked the part and then some at odds of 1-5 on Saturday, taking the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 2 ¾ lengths under Garrett Gomez while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.16–thus stamping her ticket to the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 3. Sent to the lead […]

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Beholder Faces Five in Santa Anita Oaks

Reigning Eclipse Champion filly Beholder, fresh off a facile win in the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes March 2, looms a complete standout in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles. Trained by Richard Mandella, the 2012 Eclipse Juvenile Filly Champ overcame a throat ulcer and answered her […]

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G1 winner Willa B Awesome retired

Willa B Awesome, winner of the 2012 G1 Santa Anita Oaks, has been retired from racing and will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro this season. The 4-year-old daughter of Awesome Gambler most recently finished third in the G2 La Canada Stakes Jan. 20. Campaigned by the partnership of Phil Daniels, Patsy London, John Winters, and […]

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Willa B Awesome surprises in Santa Anita Oaks

Willa B Awesome battled head-to-head down the stretch to prevail in a photo finish over Reneesgotzip in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks. Favorite Eden’s Moon finished third. Willa B Awesome is a 3-year-old daughter of Awesome Gambler trained by Walther Solis and ridden by Martin Pedroza.  She covered the mile and one-sixteenth in 1:42.47 […]

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Santa Anita: Eden’s Moon gunning for Kentucky Oaks

Trainer Bob Baffert’s 3-year-old filly Eden’s Moon, whose dramatic development has coincided with increased distances, will attempt to build upon her devastating win in the one mile Las Virgenes Stakes when the daughter of Malibu Moon is likely to be a heavy favorite in the 73rd running of the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks […]

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Amateurcapper: Is Puype being too careful with Turbulent Descent?

While his filly Turbulent Descent would be sure to draw some betting favoritism in this year’s running Kentucky Oaks, trainer Mike Puype has already said the Santa Anita Oaks winner will not make the trip to Louisville, Ky this year. He says the filly does not want any more than 1 1/16 miles while the […]

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Turbulent Descent turns tables on Zazu

In their last matchup, Zazu got the best of Turbulent Descent, but in Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks, Turbulent Descent held off her rival late to win by a head. Under David Flores, Turbulent Descent got the jump on Zazu turning for home and had enough left to narrowly hit the wire first […]

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Zazu looks to give Sadler another Grade I victory in 2011

Press Release Sadler, whose horses won three graded stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day, Dec. 26, and another pair on Feb. 5, will be in search of a Grade I double on Saturday. In addition to Twirling Candy, he will send out Zazu, a leading contender among five entrants in the 72nd running of the […]

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MI DEVELOPMENTS TO OFFER BLACK-EYED SUSAN 2.2

The Paulick Report received the following press release regarding the Black-Eyed Susan 2.2, a follow up to the Preakness 5.5. MI DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF BLACK-EYED SUSAN $2.2 MILLION AND THE $220,000 XPRESSBET CONSOLATION PRIZE PLUS THE AMTOTE JOCKEY BONUS Programs Add to Excitement of Preakness 5.5 Weekend MI Developments Inc., in conjunction with MID’s […]

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TOP DERBY CONTENDERS ‘LUCKY’ AND ‘SIDNEY’ ARRIVE AT CHURCHILL

PRESS RELEASE Two 3-year-old Thoroughbreds considered major contenders for the 136th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) were among a group of Derby hopefuls that arrived on Tuesday, April 13 at Churchill Downs.   Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s reigning 2-year-old champion and Rebel Stakes […]

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