Triple Bend Handicap

Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Gold Rush

The weekend’s graded stakes action was highlighted by two Grade 1 races, both at Santa Anita – the Gold Cup, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event, and the seven furlong Triple Bend Stakes. Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson notched the first G1 victory of his career when taking the Triple Bend by a half-length. Later on […]

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Lord Nelson Lunges Late To Capture Triple Bend Stakes

B. Wayne Hughes’ (Spendthrift Farm) Lord Nelson was no more than a length off the pace-setting Subtle Indian in the early part of Saturday evening’s Grade 1 Triple Bend Stakes, then Rafael Bejarano allowed him a breather. The 4-year-old son of Pulpit came back running in the final eighth of a mile, just thrusting his […]

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Fast & Furious: Top California Sprinters Square Off In Santa Anita’s Triple Bend

A two-time graded stakes winner at Santa Anita this past winter, slow starting Kobe’s Back, along with sharp recent allowance winner Lord Nelson, and multiple stakes winner Subtle Indian, head a powerful field of eight sprinters in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs. First run as the Lakes and Flowers Handicap […]

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Masochistic Sets Sights On Grade 1 Triple Bend

A gritty winner of the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Kona Gold Stakes April 11, upstart Masochistic will attempt to maintain a one length advantage on multiple graded stakes winning veteran Sahara Sky, as this talented twosome heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up at seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend […]

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Lloyd Recalls Skipat as Sahara Sky Preps for Triple Bend

Kim Lloyd knows his way around the race track. If vaudeville was his game, they’d say he was born in a trunk. As it is, the 59-year-old Oklahoma native is a died-in-the-wool race tracker. “I was 60 days old when I had my first picture taken in the winner’s circle,“ said Lloyd, currently in his […]

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Stevens to Ride Fury Kapcori in Gold Cup

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer confirmed to the Daily Racing Form that Gary Stevens will be in the saddle when Fury Kapcori goes to the post in Saturday’s Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Stevens replaces jockey Corey Nakatani, who had ridden the colt to a second-place finish in his most recent start, the G2 Californian […]

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TCI: America’s Best Sprinters?

After the Triple Bend and on the heels of the Smile Sprint, the TCI boys opine on the Top 5 Sprinters in North America in the always-intriguing Breeders’ Cup Sprint division. They also recap the Shoemaker Mile, the lone “Win And You’re In” race of the weekend, and tell you what sort of impact to […]

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Triple Bend victory perfect tonic for Mitchell family

Trainer Mike Mitchell may have been unable to cinch the girth up on Camp Victory himself before the 5-year-old gelding went out and rolled to an impressive win in the Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) on Saturday, but he was certainly there in spirit. Mitchell underwent surgery on Friday to remove a brain tumor; he […]

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Camp Victory wins touching Triple Bend Handicap for trainer Mike Mitchell

In a truly heartwarming edition of the Triple Bend Handicap, Camp Victory stormed to a decisive victory for trainer Mike Mitchell and jockey Joe Talamo. On Friday, Mitchell underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his brain. Initial reports indicate that the surgery went as well as could be expected but more will be known […]

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The Factor: Baffert confident that colt will return to form in Triple Bend

Trainer Bob Baffert is confident that The Factor will bounce back to his top form when the 4-year-old colt takes on eight rivals in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) at Betfair Hollywood Park. The grey or roan colt will be making his first start since finishing sixth in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) […]

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