crystal water stakes

The Hunted Bags Stakes Credentials In Crystal Water

A newcomer to stakes company, The Hunted got a perfect stalking trip under Tiago Pereira and accelerated powerfully turning for home to take Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by one length. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat got a flat mile on Santa Anita’s turf in 1:35.07. Named for the […]

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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Defends Title In Crystal Water Stakes

Soi Phet returns in the Crystal Water Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, almost a year after posting a 47-1 upset in the race when he won by a nose under Alonso Quinonez, who is back aboard. Now 11, the California-bred Tizbud gelding trained by Leonard Powell has not raced since last Sept. 8, when […]

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10-Year-Old Soi Phet Tops Wednesday’s Bertrando

Fresh off a 47-1 upset in the Crystal Water Stakes in his third start as a 10-year-old, Soi Phet will seek a fifth stakes victory at Los Alamitos in the $100,000 Bertrando, the main event on a special holiday program Wednesday, July 4. A one-mile event for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California, the […]

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What A View ‘Sharp’ For Saturday’s Shoemaker Mile

What a View, fresh off his front-running victory as the 1-2 favorite in the Crystal Water Stakes for California-breds on May 20, is on course for his next major objective, Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on turf at Santa Anita. The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race this […]

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