kobe’s back

Wild Dude Shows Heart In San Carlos Victory

Wild Dude gamely fought off all challenges in the Santa Anita homestretch to take the Grade 2, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes Saturday afternoon. Seizing the lead rounding the far turn after opening fractions of :23.26 and :46.11, Wild Dude put away favored Conquest Two Step, then held off a late-closing Kobe’s Back to score. Final […]

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Top Fortitude Springs Lazaro Barrera Upset

Arizona-bred Top Fortitude broke running and heavily favored Kobe’s Back didn’t, and the result was a stunning 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Ridden by Australian native Kayla Stra, who picked up her first-ever North American stakes win, Top Fortitude won by 1 ½ lengths over an […]

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Coup de Grace Captures the Bay Shore Stakes

Coup de Grace put his nose on the wire first to win a riveting edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Bay Shore over Oliver Zip on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Chad Brown for Fox Hill Farms, the son of Tapit broke a tad slowly and settled near the back of the pack for […]

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Kobe’s Back on Track With San Vicente Victory

Kobe’s Back found some redemption for his troubled past with a daylight victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Joel Rosario, the 3-year-old Flatter colt was bred in Kentucky by Joanne Mummert. He was purchased in the March 2013 Ocala Breeders’ Sale for $480,000 by his […]

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Kobe’s Back Seeks to Turn His Luck Around in San Vicente

If it wasn’t for bad luck, Kobe’s Back would have no luck at all. In his three starts, the gray colt’s Daily Racing Form’s trouble lines read as follows: “Broke in air, slowly; Off slow, three-wide turn,” and “Clipped heels 1/2, weakened.” Remarkably, despite breaking in the air in his first start, the Willard Proctor […]

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Shared Belief Easily Takes Hollywood Prevue Over Kobe’s Back

Making his first start since a seven-length debut win Oct. 19 at Golden Gate Fields, Shared Belief was even more impressive stepping into stakes company in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Purchased privately after his smashing initiation by a partnership that includes radio and television personality Jim Rome, Alex Solis II, […]

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