Richard Baltas

Madame Stripes Up In Time For Megahertz Victory

Although she hopped leaving the gate, Argentine-bred Madame Stripes settled nicely under Kent Desormeaux and easily overhauled favored Insta Erma late to take Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths today at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 6-year-old mare got a mile on turf in 1:34.24. Well back into the first turn, Madame […]

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Insta Erma Could Go Favored In Monday’s Megahertz Stakes

According to trainer Richard Baltas, it’s his race to lose. And while his Insta Erma may go favored in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile over the Santa Anita turf, she’ll need to have her running shoes on to handle the likes of Laseen, Chocolate Coated, Madame Stripes and […]

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Santa Anita’s ‘Ship And Stay’ Program Awards Over $8,000 In Bonuses Through Five Race Days

Santa Anita’s newly implemented “Ship & Stay” Program got off to a fast start over the first five days of racing, as the connections of 14 different horses were awarded bonuses totaling $8,432. With Bob Baffert’s Big Gray Rocket leading the way in race five on opening day, Dec. 26, owner/trainer David Jacobson’s Top Brass, […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Finalmente Logra Un Grado 1 Al Ganar La American Oaks En Santa Anita

La tresañera Daddys Lil Darling había corrido en siete carreras Grado 1, con balance de cuatro segundos, dos cuartos y un quinto. En su octavo intento a este nivel, la hija de Scat Daddy finalmente obtuvo una victoria, precisamente en el último evento Grado 1 de la temporada 2017: la American Oaks (G1, $300,000), carrera […]

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Midnight Crossing Shocks Robert J. Frankel Field At 22-1

The longest shot on the board at 22-1, Midnight Crossing took the lead out of the gate and refused to relinquish it all the way through the wire in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert J. Frankel Stakes. The 4-year-old Dark Angel filly set mild fractions under Brice Blanc, then held off the late charge from 8-5 […]

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Chad Brown Busca Llevarse El Ultimo Grado 1 De 2017 Con Una Poderosa Dupla En La American Oaks

Ya es casi costumbre: una carrera importante para yeguas en pista de grama, y Chad Brown con gran oportunidad de ganar. En busca de su segundo Eclipse Award como mejor entrenador, Brown ha enviado a un par de buenas corredoras en busca del último evento Grado 1 del año en los Estados Unidos: la American […]

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Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which concluded on Sunday, showed significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to the most recent non-Breeders’ Cup Autumn Meet, in 2015. All source pari-mutuel handle was up eight percent, while on-track handle showed an increase of two percent. On-track attendance was up 16 percent and average field size […]

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Prat Wins Del Mar Riding Crown; Baltas, D’Amato Share Training Title

Flavien Prat returned from a trip to his native France to win seven races in the last three days of the meeting to claim outright for 2017 the Del Mar riding title he shared with Rafael Bejarano in 2016. The 25-year-old from Melun, France, started the final six-day week of the season with a two-win […]

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Hunt Targeting History With Eddie Read/Del Mar Handicap Double

Michael House’s Hunt, winner of the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes on July 22, was established as the 3-1 favorite on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association. Hunt, a 3-year-old Irish-bred gelding, will be attempting to be the first horse to win […]

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San Clemente H.: Madame Dancealot Sorprende, Sircat Sally Se Lesiona Y Es Retirada De Las Pistas

La 48a. versión del San Clemente Handicap (G2, $200,000) tuvo un desenlace inesperado. Mas allá del triunfo de una de las menos cotizadas, la gran favorita de la prueba perdió su invicto y terminó sus días como pistera. Madame Dancealot vino desde el último lugar con una atropellada fulminante y sorprendió con una terminante victoria […]

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