Fault Takes On Vale Dori In Sunday’s Adoration

Perfect in two Southern California graded stakes appearances, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fault will take on Bob Baffert’s classy Vale Dori, John Martin’s hard knocking Mended and four other fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita. With Geovanni Franco up, Fault burst upon […]

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With Unique Bella Out, Competitive Field Set For Grade 1 Santa Margarita

With Jerry Hollendorfer’s Eclipse Champion Unique Bella sidelined due to a minor illness, Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes shapes up as perhaps one of the best betting races of the Winter/Spring Meet at Santa Anita as a wide-open field of 10 older fillies and mares have signed on to go a mile and […]

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Mopotism Takes Three-Way Photo In La Canada

In a thrilling three-horse photo finish, Reddam Racing’s Mopotism prevailed by head to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat mile in 1:37.29. Graded stakes placed on four occasions, Mopotism, who was most recently third […]

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Northern California Shippers Score Big On Both Coasts

Last Saturday, Bay Area equine stars Mended and Krsto Skye represented the Golden Gate Fields racing community in a big way. Mended, trained by John Martin, shipped east from the Albany, Calif., racetrack to run in the $110,000 Claiming Crown Glass Slipper at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Broken Vow […]

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Mended Wins Her 10th Consecutive Race In Claiming Crown Glass Slipper

Troy and Maritza Onorato’s Mended kicked off the $1.11 million Claiming Crown Day program in style, extending the longest win streak in the country to 10 races with a 6 ¾-length romp in the $110,000 Glass Slipper Saturday, opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-18 Championship Meet. The one-mile Glass Slipper for fillies and mares 3 and […]

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Bay Area Filly Puts Nine-Race Win Streak On The Line In Saturday’s Claiming Crown

It took some convincing and a cross-country trip of more than 3,000 miles, but trainer John Martin has settled on the next spot for his stable star to attempt to extend what has grown into the longest win streak by any Thoroughbred in the U.S. this year. Troy and Maritza Onorato’s Mended, undefeated through nine […]

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