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Prat’s Buena Vista Victory Earns Him Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading jockey by stakes earnings last week, Flavien Prat was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 19-24, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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Heavily Favored Vasilika Scores Easy Buena Vista Triumph

A literal gem of consistency, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika rallied from well off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths, her 10th win in 12 starts since being claimed here for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018 and her 15th overall in what has become […]

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Weekend Lineup: Hal’s Hope, Buena Vista

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action still offers intrigue this Saturday, with the return of Quip to racing in the G3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park and the streaking Vasilika in action in Santa Anita’s G2 Buena Vista. The Hal’s Hope also features Copper Town, Breaking Lucky, and Mr. Jordan in the eight-strong […]

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Fahan Mura The One To Catch In Saturday’s Buena Vista

Two things are certain in Saturday’s one mile Buena Vista Stakes on Santa Anita’s turf: Vasilika will be favored and Fahan Mura will be the one to catch. A chestnut daughter of the Smart Strike sire English Channel, Fahan Mura has been in front from the opening of the gates for her last 10 races […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Looks A Threat In The Buena Vista Stakes?

The Grade 2, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes drew a field of 10 female turf milers but the race goes through Vasilika, one of the biggest success stories of 2018. Claimed for $40,000 in February, Vasilika earned $623,328 in winning nine of 11 races including eight in a row, three which were graded stakes. Her streak […]

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Santa Anita: 14-Time Winner Vasilika Tops Field For Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes

One of the best claims in recent years and a 14-time winner, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads an outstanding field of 14 fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf on Saturday. Ms Bad Behavior and Zaffinah, most recently second and third behind Vasilika in […]

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Escape Clause Exits La Canada Score ‘Well,’ Targeting Either Buena Vista Or Beholder Mile

Escape Clause already has accomplished something that escapes most horses: winning 19 races, done in a career of 28 starts. The five-year-old mare bred in Manitoba, Canada, captured Saturday’s Grade III La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita by 5 ½ lengths under Tyler Baze for owner/trainer Don Schnell and thus cemented her standing as one […]

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Franco Pick Three: Newcomer Rides Three Winners In A Row Saturday At Santa Anita

With three straight victories Saturday, including a rail-skimming, one-length triumph on 12-1 shot Fault for trainer Phil D’Amato in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes, jockey Geovanni Franco has climbed to eighth with 14 wins in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet standings after 31 days. “I’ve won three in a row before,” the 27-year-old native of Mexico […]

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Longshot Fault Scores For New Connections In Buena Vista

Under patient handling from an upstart Geovanni Franco, longshot Fault charged home to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes by one length. Trained for the first time by Phil D’Amato, Fault, who was previously based in the Midwest, got a mile on turf in 1:33.49 and won going away. Sixth in a field […]

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Santa Anita’s Saturday Card Features $36,847 Pick Six Carryover

With a 10-race card in the offing, there is a Pick Six carryover into Saturday at Santa Anita of $36,847.  Additionally, there is also a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $7,895. Saturday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races five through 10 and with 62 horses entered and eligible to run, average Pick Six field size […]

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