Shoemaker Mile

‘Labor Of Love’: Bolo Continues Remarkable Comeback In Del Mar Mile

Trainer Carla Gaines was a bundle of emotions following the victory by Bolo, at odds of 33-1, in the Shoemaker Mile on May 27 at Santa Anita. And why not? A seven-year-old gelding, in his second start off a nearly two-year layoff, won a Grade I stakes that had, coincidentally, been the departure point for […]

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Bowies Hero, Bolo Co-Highweights For Del Mar Mile

Quality plus quantity will be showcased Sunday when eleven runners whose specialty is competing at a middle distance on the grass clash in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Bowies Hero, successful in the Eddie Read Stakes, and Bolo, victorious in the Shoemaker Mile in late May, are […]

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Bolo Earns Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth With Shoemaker Shocker

Golden Pegasus Racing Inc.’s Bolo gave trainer Carla Gaines her first Grade 1 victory since Dancing in Silks won the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, earning a berth in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile with a wire-to-wire upset of the G1 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita on Monday’s Memorial Day holiday program at Santa Anita in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Bonanza

Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the holiday weekend. On the opposite coast, Santa Anita Park has a trio of Grade 1 races slated for Memorial Day including the Shoemaker Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Mile. Saturday May 25 2:12 p.m.—$125,000 […]

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Catapult, Delta Prince Square Off In Shoemaker Mile

Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf. Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a […]

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Gift Box ‘Excellent’ In Latest Work, To Be Reunited With Rosario In Gold Cup

Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60. “It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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May 27 Gold Cup Day Highlights Santa Anita Spring Stakes Schedule

Santa Anita’s 2019 Spring Stakes Schedule, which runs from Saturday, April 13, through Sunday, June 23, will offer fans and horsemen a total of 35 added money events, headlined by three Grade I, half million dollar stakes, all on May 27—the Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Gamely and the Shoemaker Mile (turf). In all, […]

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Fan Favorite Heart To Heart Looking For Firmer Ground In Shadwell Turf Mile

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart continued to train up to the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile next month at Keeneland, breezing four furlongs in 48.10 seconds Sunday at Belmont Park. Trainer Brian Lynch said the 7-year-old son of English Channel has continued to look good in recording his fourth work at Belmont since running sixth […]

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Hunt Heads Heart To Heart At The Wire In Shoemaker Mile

Michael House’s Hunt earned the first top-level victory of his career on Monday in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita Park. The 6-year-old son of Dark Angel, sent off at 9-1 odds in his seasonal debut, came flying down the center of the course to just get his neck in front of the […]

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