mopotism

Mopotism Returns To A Sprint With Better Weight, Better Attitude In G2 Santa Monica

Mopotism returns to a sprint after eight straight route races, two on turf, in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs. On paper, the five-year-old Uncle Mo mare conditioned by leading trainer Doug O’Neill for principal client J. Paul Reddam would appear to have only a longshot’s chance, […]

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Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom And Paradise Woods In Epic Santa Monica

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade 1 La Brea at the […]

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Distaff Notes: Break Is ‘Key’ For Vale Dori, Monomoy Girl Continues To Be ‘Very Aggressive’

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff runners went to the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning for routine gallops. Abel Tasman, who won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill with a last-to-first rally in the mud, covered one mile under Dana Barnes. Second in last […]

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Farrell Leads Group Of Nine For Grade 2 Fleur De Lis

Coffeepot Stables multiple graded stakes winner Farrell leads a field of nine fillies and mares as the 119-pound high weight for Saturday’s 43rd running of the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap presented by Budweiser at Churchill Downs. For the fourth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Be Game In The G1 Gamely Stakes?

The Grade 1, $300,000 Gamely Stakes usually attracts some of the best filly and mare turf stars in North American racing and this year’s edition is no different, with four of the eight having made their last starts in other parts of the country. One of those is Uni (GB), who won the Grade 2 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores At Oaklawn

The major Triple Crown prep race this weekend takes racing fans to Oaklawn Park. Fifty Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the G2 Rebel Stakes, featuring Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini for trainer Bob Baffert. Todd Pletcher has shipped in Magnum Moon, winner of both his career starts, to make his stakes debut, […]

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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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Santa Maria Stakes: Unique Bella Hizo De Su Debut De 2018 Un Verdadero Paseo De Salud

Efectivamente, el Santa María Stakes (G2, $200,000) fue una carrera dividida en dos partes: Unique Bella por un lado, sus cuatro rivales por el otro. La hija de Tapit que entrena Jerry Hollendorfer para los colores de Don Alberto Stable brindó una contundente demostración de superioridad, ganando por nueve cuerpos la prueba de 1700 metros, […]

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Unique Bella Va Por Otro Triunfo Selectivo Ante Apenas Cuatro Rivales En El Santa María S.

Nunca está de más recordar que las carreras hay que correrlas para ganarlas, pero la nómina del Santa María Stakes (G2, $200,000) parece dividida en dos partes: Unique Bella, y sus cuatro rivales en la prueba de 1700 metros que marca el debut de la Campeona Sprinter de 2017 el sábado 10 en Santa Anita. […]

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Champion Unique Bella To Face Just Four Rivals In G2 Santa Maria

Unique Bella, America’s reigning Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, towers over four rivals in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and one sixteenth. A striking 4-year-old filly by Tapit, Unique Bella comes off one of the best races of her career, a gutty three quarter length win […]

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