san vicente stakes

TCI: Spotlight On Sam F. Davis, San Vicente Stakes

The TCI guys recap last weekend’s major prep action and opine on the impact those races will have on this year’s Derby Trail. Were there any big movers on the TCI Top 10? They also preview Saturday’s loaded Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa, and an ever-intriguing San Vicente (G2) at Santa Anita.

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Impressive Maiden Winner Ax Man Faces Five Challengers In G2 San Vicente

A promising pair of homebreds, Hal and Patti Earnhardt’s Ax Man and Kaleem Shah’s All Out Blitz head a field of six sophomores going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita. To be run for the 78th time, the San Vicente serves as a traditional prep to the Grade […]

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Ax Man Heads Baffert Trainees Pointing To San Vicente

Ax Man is one of three possible starters for Bob Baffert in next Saturday’s San Vicente Stakes, a race the Hall of Fame trainer has won a record nine times, starting with Silver Charm in 1997 and culminating with Lord Nelson in 2015. Baffert also plans to run Nero, and possibly Zulfikhar, in the Grade II, $200,000 […]

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Cambio De Planes Con Bolt D’Oro, Ahora Apunta Al San Felipe S. En Lugar Del San Vicente S.

El tresañero Bolt d’Oro sigue en la ruta hacia el Kentucky Derby (G1). El camino planteado, sin embargo, no será el mismo. Mick Ruis, coporpietario y entrenador del vistoso hijo de Medaglia d’Oro, anunció un cambio de planes con el valioso ejemplar luego de que se recuperó de un leve problema muscular que le hizo […]

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Mick Ruis Se Queda En California Preparando A Bolt D’Oro Para El Derby, Rechaza Interesante Oferta

Tal como se esperaba, el dosañero Bolt d’Oro se preparará para el Kentucky Derby (G1) de 2018 en Santa Anita. El hijo de Medaglia d’Oro perdió su invicto el pasado 4 de Noviembre en la Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) en Del Mar. Víctima de un desventajoso puesto de partida, el potro corrió muy abierto durante […]

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Nyquist, Exaggerator Head To Opposite Coasts After San Vicente Clash

Keenly competitive on the track, both Doug O’Neill and Keith Desormeaux were uncommonly gracious and magnanimous after O’Neill’s unbeaten champion two-year-old colt of 2015 Nyquist defeated the Desormeaux-trained Exaggerator in Monday’s San Vicente Stakes. Good sportsmanship aside, now each three-year-old is headed in a different direction on the Triple Crown trail. “Goodness gracious,” Desormeaux said […]

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Nyquist Turns Back Exaggerator, Remains Undefeated In San Vicente

J. Paul Reddam’s Nyquist retained his undefeated record in Monday’s Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo had not raced since his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Oct. 31, but tugged Mario Gutierrez to the lead early in the seven-furlong contest, going on to win by […]

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Team O’Neill ‘Pumped’ For Nyquist Return In San Vicente

Monday is D Day for Nyquist and Team O’Neill, “D” as in the three-year-old “debut” for the undefeated two-year-old male champion of 2015, who runs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. It will mark the first race for Nyquist since he captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Oct. 31, his fifth […]

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Nyquist Puts In Quick Final Drill For San Vicente

Champion two-year-old male of 2015 Nyquist worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s pristine main track at 10:15 Sunday morning in 59.38, his final major breeze for his three-year-old debut a week from Monday, Feb. 15, in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. Working in company on the outside of Bad Read Sanchez, […]

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Nyquist ‘Super’ In Penultimate Breeze Before Sophomore Debut

Undefeated two-year-old male champion of 2015 Nyquist worked six furlongs in 1:16.20 on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15. The son of Uncle Mo trained by Doug O’Neill for Paul and Zillah Reddam had exercise rider Jonny Garcia […]

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