Santa Ynez Stakes

Forever Darling Surprises In Santa Ynez, Collects Oaks Points

Forever Darling attended the pace set by favored Pretty N Cool, took command a sixteenth of a mile out and held off the late run of Code Warrior to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Forever Darling prevailed by a half […]

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Bloodlines: A Pair of Fillies That Shine With Potential

If spring turns one’s thoughts to love, surely frozen winter turns them to prospects for the classics. The past weekend presented a set of fillies with the potential to become serious milers, and with that accomplishment, one of this group of 3-year-old fillies could have the ability to stay the distance of the Kentucky Oaks, […]

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Seduire Goes Wire-to-Wire in Santa Ynez

A rousing winner of the Golden Gate Debutante Stakes last time out, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Seduire was sent from the rail and took her first graded stakes on Saturday, winning the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes by 2 ΒΌ lengths under Rafael Bejarano. Off at 4-1 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, Seduire […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Hitting the Road

While the Road to the Kentucky Derby points tally officially started last September, this weekend marks the first qualifying race for contenders as 3-year-olds. Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Jerome Stakes doesn’t have a long history as a true Derby prep, but it does have a long history. The race dates back to 1866, making it one […]

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Seduire Leads Group of Nine Vying for Oaks Points in Santa Ynez

Stakes-winning Seduire takes on eight other newly turned 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s G2, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes, all competing for 17 Kentucky Oaks Points; 10 will go to the victor. A fifth place finisher in the Del Mar Debutante Aug. 30, Regis Racing owned Seduire will seek her first graded stakes victory in the Santa […]

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Awesome Baby Front-Running Santa Ynez Winner

Kaleem Shah’s Awesome Baby went wire to wire under Mike Smith to win the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday. The $200,000 race drew just four entries, two of them trained by Bob Baffert, who conditioned the winner and third-place finisher Crushed Velvet. Taste Like Candy, from the barn of Jerry […]

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Throat ulcer the culprit in Beholder’s Santa Ynez loss

The Daily Racing Form has reported that champion Beholder, who finished second as the heavy favorite in Monday’s G2 Santa Ynez Stakes, was found to have an ulcer in the back of her throat. Trainer Richard Mandella told the DRF that although a scope earlier this week showed that the filly did not bleed internally, […]

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Renee’s Titan upsets champ Beholder

Zillah Reddam’s Renee’s Titan took advantage of a blazingly fast early pace, rallying up the rail from last under Tyler Baze to catch Beholder, the 2012 2-year-old filly champion, and win the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita Park on the Martin Luther King Day holiday program. Baze, who lost his riding crop […]

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Beholder eyeing Santa Ynez Stakes

Richard Mandella and his entourage will head to Florida shortly in advance of the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park next Saturday. The Hall of Fame trainer is expected to be one of the recipients when it is announced that Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Beholder is best of her division for 2012. It won’t be […]

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Reneesgotzip zips to an easy win in Santa Ynez

In a scintillating performance, Reneesgotzip drew away from the field at the top of the stretch and flew home to win the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita by several lengths over Made to Love Her. Painted Woman finished third. Reneesgotzip, a 3-year-old daughter of City Zip, is trained by Peter Miller for […]

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