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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Defends Title In Crystal Water Stakes

Soi Phet returns in the Crystal Water Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, almost a year after posting a 47-1 upset in the race when he won by a nose under Alonso Quinonez, who is back aboard. Now 11, the California-bred Tizbud gelding trained by Leonard Powell has not raced since last Sept. 8, when […]

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10-Year-Old Soi Phet Bids For Repeat In E.B. Johnston At Los Alamitos

Two-time defending champion Soi Phet will seek his sixth stakes victory at Los Alamitos in the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Saturday. The one-mile Johnston, which is for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California, is part of a stakes doubleheader on the third day of the Los Angeles County Fair meet. Seven 3-year-old fillies will […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Powell Looks For ‘The Essence Of Every Horse’

Trainer Leonard Powell isn’t afraid to be a bit different from his colleagues on the Southern California circuit. While others dream of roses and meet titles, 41-year-old Powell has a similar sense of achievement after a solid allowance win as he does in a stakes race. “A lot of people say, ‘I want to win […]

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‘Such A Big Heart’: 10-Year-Old Soi Phet Tops Million-Dollar Mark With Bertrando Victory

Soi Phet, the 7-2 fourth choice in a field of eight, defeated 2-1 favorite B Squared by a nose to win the $101,035 Bertrando Stakes Wednesday at Los Alamitos. The victory was the second in the Bertrando – he gained his first in the inaugural running in 2014 – for the ageless gelding and his […]

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10-Year-Old Soi Phet Tops Wednesday’s Bertrando

Fresh off a 47-1 upset in the Crystal Water Stakes in his third start as a 10-year-old, Soi Phet will seek a fifth stakes victory at Los Alamitos in the $100,000 Bertrando, the main event on a special holiday program Wednesday, July 4. A one-mile event for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California, the […]

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Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival Kicks Off Thursday

The first thoroughbred meet of 2018 at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, June 28. The 12-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Sunday, July 15 with racing – with one exception – conducted on a Thursday–Sunday basis. There will be holiday racing Wednesday, July 4 prior to a dark day Thursday, July 5. Racing will resume Friday, July 6. Post time will be 1 p.m. The three-week […]

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Soi Phet Still Going Strong At 10, Upsets Crystal Water Stakes At 47-1

In a race in which the top five finishers were separated by roughly a half length, it was trainer Leonard Powell’s veteran warhorse, Soi Phet, who carried the day, as he took Sunday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita by a head.  Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, the 10-year-old gelding, who was making his 58th […]

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Dr. Dorr, The Lieutenant Rematched In Californian

A scintillating gate to wire minor stakes winner going a flat mile here on March 31, Bob Baffert’s Dr. Dorr seeks his third win in a row and his first graded stakes victory as he heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes, to be run at a […]

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Apprentice Roman Nails Down Second Los Al Title In A Row

Apprentice jockey Evin Roman earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title while training honors went to Doug O’Neill as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. The 12-day season was highlighted by a record fourth local stakes success for Soi Phet, a stakes double for the trainer-jockey combination of Jeff Bonde and Hall of […]

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Ismelucky Grants Desormeaux Third Stakes Win Of Los Al Meet In Barretts Debutante

The three stakes races offered through the first seven days of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos share something in common. All have been won by Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux. Two of those victories have been in tandem with trainer Jeff Bonde, the latest a half-length score by 6-5 favorite […]

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