santa anita derby

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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‘Comeback Kid’ Candy Boy Preparing For A Third Try In Dubai World Cup

The proverbial ‘comeback kid,’ 7-year-old Candy Boy has had a bittersweet career. Racing sparingly over the last few years, the son of Candy Ride has shown his immense talent against the very best since he began his career in 2013. After yet another setback and being eased because of injury in his last race (December […]

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First Foal A Filly For Three-Time Grade 1 Winner Exaggerator

WinStar Farm’s Exaggerator, the 3-time Grade 1 multimillionaire and Classic-winning son of Curlin, sired his first reported foal Saturday, Jan. 13th when a bay filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, NY. Bred by SF Bloodstock, the filly is out of Graded stakes winner Nikki’s SmartyPants, a daughter of Smarty Jones out of […]

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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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San Felipe New Goal For Bolt D’Oro After Pulled Muscle

Mick Ruis holds more than a modicum of hope that Bolt d’Oro, one of three finalists for an Eclipse Award as outstanding 2-year-old male of 2017, will embark on the Triple Crown trail after missing valuable training time recently due to a pulled muscle. The $630,000 son of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Ruis and his […]

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Craig Lewis Hoping For Another ‘Legend’ With Here Is Happy

Here Is Happy is light years away in talent at this stage from 1995 Santa Anita Derby winner Larry The Legend, but trainer Craig Lewis, who conditioned the latter and now the former, hopes Here Is Happy moves forward in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes, Santa Anita’s first steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million […]

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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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Top-Rated Bolt D’Oro Committed To San Felipe, Santa Anita Derby In 2018

America’s top rated 2-year-old, Bolt d’Oro will stay home at Santa Anita on the road to the Kentucky Derby in May, according to owner/trainer Mick Ruis. “We appreciate having stalls at Santa Anita and we want to run our horse here,” said Ruis, when reached by telephone Thursday afternoon in New York City. “Right now our plan […]

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Dual Grade 1 Winner Gormley Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Gormley, Malibu Moon’s winner of the FrontRunner S. (G1) at two and Santa Anita Derby (G1) this year at 3, has been retired from racing and taken up residency at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY, where he will enter stud new for 2018. Now available for inspection, Gormley is the newest stallion […]

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Shah Retires San Vicente Winner Iliad As A Result Of Ankle Injury

Kaleem Shah has made the decision to retire G2 San Vicente winner Iliad, according to drf.com, as a result of an unspecified ankle injury the colt sustained during a workout at Santa Anita last week. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper most recently finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby. “I’ve been advised that if he […]

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