Fahan Mura

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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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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Speedy Fahan Mura, Escape Clause Rate Top Chances In Robert J. Frankel

A pair of speedsters, Pennsylvania-bred Fahan Mura and Manitoba-Canadian-bred Escape Clause would appear to rate good chances in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Named in honor of the legendary late Hall of Fame conditioner, the Frankel has attracted a wide open field of eight fillies and mares aged […]

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Horse For Course? ‘Professional’ Fahan Mura Rates Strong Chance In Sunday’s Matriarch

The rains that doused the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Thursday and Friday have added questions and intrigue to the mix for Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes. As if the closing-day, signature event of fall racing at Del Mar needed more of those things. There were already points to ponder regarding how the locally-based horses […]

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Fahan Mura Continues Love Affair With California Turf In Osunitas

Fahan Mura, a four-year-old filly who’s found a home competing over the grass in California, scored her fifth victory in as many starts Friday in the Golden State as she led from wire-to-wire to win the featured $82,125 Osunitas Stakes for older fillies and mares on Friday at Del Mar. Taking command shortly after the break and […]

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NYRA Customer Cashes $240,346 Ticket On Del Mar Pick 6

Jockey Kent Desormeaux teamed up with his brother/trainer Keith Desormeaux to capture the eighth and final race at Del Mar Friday aboard favored Baby Frankie and shower a $240,346 payoff on a lone ticket holder in the track’s Pick 6 bet. The winning ticket was sold for $3,168 by the New York Racing Association. Baby […]

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