potrero grande

Big Macher Nips Favored Wild Dude in Potrero Grande

In a thrilling finish, California-bred Big Macher, with Tyler Baze aboard, prevailed by a nose over favored Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita, covering 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.97. Trained by Richard Baltas, who claimed the 4-year-old Beau Genius gelding out of his debut nine […]

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Mike Smith gets career win 5,000 aboard champion Amazombie

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith became the 25th North American to reach 5,000 careers when he guided sprint champion Amazombie to a victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Potrero Grande Stakes, defeating the front-running Roman Threat by a well-measured three-quarters of a length under a polished hand ride. Camp Victory finished third, and the time […]

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Amazombie ‘a go’ for Potrero Grande

Champion sprinter Amazombie has been given the green light for a start in Saturday’s Potero Grande Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. “We’re all set,” trainer Bill Spawr said on Saturday morning. “He jogged today. He’s pretty happy.”

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