Vanity Handicap

Beholder Mile Attracts Unique Bella, Vale Dori And Paradise Woods

With 13 group or graded stakes victories among them, Unique Bella, Vale Dori and Paradise Woods need little in the way of introduction as they headline Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  The Beholder Mile, formerly run as the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park from 1940 through 2013, has attracted a field […]

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Clash Of The Titans: Beholder, Stellar Wind, Taris Set For G1 Vanity Mile

With a Hall of Fame resume that already places her among racing’s all-time great distaffers, B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder heads an outstanding field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita. Among those joining the three-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder are last year’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Sweet Success

Pamela Ziebarth had just gotten into buying her own Thoroughbreds at auction when she spotted one she really liked — a bay daughter of Boston Harbor at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2002. The hammer fell at $100,000 for the filly, and Ziebarth was the top bidder. With the help of Berkey Bloodstock, Ziebarth had […]

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Beholder Spikes Fever, Scratched From Vanity

Spendthrift Farm’s two-time champion Beholder will miss Saturday’s G1 Vanity at Santa Anita after spiking a fever Thursday morning. Trainer Richard Mandella said that the 5-year-old mare had blood tests done that revealed an elevated white blood cell count and a temperature. Beholder was due for her second start of the year in the Vanity; […]

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Beholder, Warren’s Veneda Could Face Off In Vanity

While the Kentucky Derby next Saturday is on every racing fan’s radar screen, another intriguing match looms a week later on May 9 at Santa Anita: the Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes for older fillies and mares, and a possible showdown between streaking stakes winner Warren’s Veneda and two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder. Warren’s Veneda, […]

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Iotapa Romps in Vanity

Iotapa scored an upset, 10 ¼ length victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Vanity Stakes, giving jockey Joe Talamo a sweep of the Grade 1 races as part of a four-win day at Santa Anita on Saturday. The winner covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.64 and paid $11.20, $5 and $3.20. The winning margin of […]

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Eastern Invader Grace Hall Faces Seven in G1 Vanity

Jerry Hollendorfer’s Let Faith Arise and Bill Mott’s Grace Hall head a field of eight fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita. A game winner of the Grade III Adoration Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth May 18, Let Faith Arise pressed the pace […]

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Gary Stevens and Byrama Upset Vanity

Jockey Gary Stevens has certainly made the most of his two victories at the Spring/Summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park. The Hall of Famer, who earned his first win at the historic track in nearly eight years with a thrilling victory aboard Marketing Mix in the Grade I Gamely May 27, added another Grade I […]

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Gomez Off Weekend Mounts

Jockey Garrett Gomez has taken off his mounts this weekend to “deal with personal problems,” according to stewards. Gomez and agent Tony Matos declined comment to the Daily Racing Form on Thursday and Friday. Gomez is expected to resume riding next week. He was scheduled to ride top contender More Chocolate in Saturday’s Grade 1 […]

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Love Theway Youare upsets Include Me Out in Vanity

Love Theway Youare charged past odds-on favorite Include Me Out in the final sixteenth of a mile to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Vanity Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park by 2 1/2 lengths under Garrett Gomez.  Zafeen’s Pearl finished third. Time of the race on the Cushion Track synthetic surface was 1:51.10 for nine furlongs. Sent […]

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