city of hope mile

True Valour’s Late Rally Nets City Of Hope Mile Win

Qatar Racing’s True Valour emerged victorious in a five-horse blanket finish at the wire of Saturday’s Grade 2 City of Hope Mile Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., rallying from off the pace under Drayden Van Dyke to win by a head. The Irish-bred by Kodiac (GB) is trained by Simon Callaghan. The […]

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Bolo, Catapult, River Boyne Part Of Wide Open City Of Hope Mile

In what promises to be the best betting race of the weekend, trainer Carla Gaines’ Bolo, John Sadler’s Catapult and the Jeff Mullins-conditioned River Boyne head a wide-open field of 11 three year olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita on Saturday. BOLO Owner:  Golden Pegasus […]

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‘Loves His Job’: Eight-Year-Old Ohio Returns To Grass In Grade 2 City Of Hope Mile

Ohio returns to a distance that is right in his wheelhouse Saturday when he runs in the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile on grass. Half of his 30 career races have come at that distance on turf, where he has won five. The eight-year-old Brazilian-bred gelding meandered from his comfort zone last out, […]

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Injury Knocks Its Gonna Hurt Out Of Juvenile Turf Sprint; Sharp Samurai Scratched Due To Illness

A pair of scratches from Breeders’ Cup races were announced on Friday, according to bloodhorse.com. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint contender Its Gonna Hurt was diagnosed with a suspensory injury, said trainer Brian Koriner, while Breeders’ Cup Mile hopeful Sharp Samurai came down with a throat infection this morning. Its Gonna Hurt (Violence), winner of the […]

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Sharp Samurai By A Nose In City Of Hope Mile

From the midway point on the far turn, it was “game on” in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) as 6-5 favorite Sharp Samurai and 2-1 second choice Fly to Mars hooked up in a classic battle that resulted in Sharp Samurai winning by a scant nose under Gary Stevens, who had […]

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Sharp Samurai On Edge For City Of Hope Mile At Santa Anita

In what could likely develop into all-out charge to the wire, Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) has attracted a field of nine 3-year-olds and up and is headed by trainer Mark Glatt’s hard knocking Sharp Samurai, who will be handled by wily veteran Hall of Famer Gary Stevens. Most recently second […]

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Vyjack Blisters Through Record-Setting City Of Hope Mile

Pick Six Racing’s Vyjack took down Wise Dan’s 4-year-old course record at Santa Anita on Saturday, speeding through the G2 City of Hope Mile in 1:31.69 under Flavien Prat. The 6-year-old by Into Mischief was well off a blistering early pace on the firm turf course, and just got up to win by a half-length […]

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Alert Bay Earns Sharp Score In City Of Hope Mile

Alert Bay rallied strongly down the center of the Santa Anita turf course to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 City of Hope Mile Stakes. The 4-year-old gelding, trained by Blaine Wright for owner Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd., has 10 wins in 19 starts and is a sparkling four-for-five at Santa Anita. Martin Garcia was […]

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Big Bane Theory Scores Big Win in City of Hope Mile

Mark Devereaux and Scott Gross’ Big Bane Theory came off the pace with jockey Joe Talamo to score his first stakes win in the Grade 2, $200,000 City of Hope Mile at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Mr. Commons came in for second; Avanzare was third. Final time for the turf mile was 1:32.38. Now […]

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No Jet Lag Soars to Victory in City of Hope Mile

Now a perfect two for two in America, longshot No Jet Lag, competing in graded competition for the first time, looked the part of a multiple graded stakes winner in Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) under Mike Smith, winning by a half length in near track record time of 1:31.84 as […]

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