vanity mile

Stevens, Following Hip Replacement, Cleared To Start Back Riding In March

Hiyo Stevens, awaaaay! Gary Stevens has been cleared to resume his riding career next month after undergoing surgery for replacement of his right hip on Dec. 21. “The doctor is very happy; I don’t have to see him again for a year,” the 53-year-old Hall of Fame jockey said Saturday morning at Clockers’ Corner. “He […]

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G1 Vanity Mile Renamed In Honor Of Champion Beholder

The Grade 1, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita has been moved from late June to Memorial Day weekend this year and will be the richest race of the track’s spring-summer meeting, the track announced Feb. 10. Santa Anita Park will offer fans and horsemen a total of 24 graded stakes (up from 16 a […]

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Beholder Continues To Impress With Victory In Vanity Mile

B. Wayne Hughes’ Beholder was the facile 1 1/2-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Vanity Mile, defeating Eclipse Award winner Stellar Wind in 1:35.97 over a mile on Santa Anita’s fast main track. The 6-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes has now won a Grade 1 race each year for the past five years for trainer […]

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Stevens: Beholder’s ‘Rocket Boosters’ Filling Up Entering Vanity Stakes

Gary Stevens has ridden Beholder 11 times, winning 10, the last six in a row, all 10 of the victories coming in graded stakes, six of them Grade I’s. Next up: Saturday’s Grade I Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita, where Beholder has won 12 of 13 races including the Grade I Zenyatta three times, the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Beholder Headlines Solid Vanity Field

It’s a big weekend of racing one week prior to the Belmont Stakes, with dual Grade 1 events featured on the card at Santa Anita Saturday. The action kicks off with the G3 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Saturday afternoon, in which 3-year-olds will contest a mile and an eighth on the turf. Camelot Kitten […]

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Clash Of The Titans: Beholder, Stellar Wind, Taris Set For G1 Vanity Mile

With a Hall of Fame resume that already places her among racing’s all-time great distaffers, B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder heads an outstanding field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita. Among those joining the three-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder are last year’s […]

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Stellar Wind Marks Final Breeze Before Showdown With Beholder

Anticipation is gaining momentum hour by hour for Santa Anita’s Spring Meet showdown between champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in next Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile for fillies and mares, three and up. Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, winner of 12 of 13 races at Santa Anita and 16 of 21 overall, eyes her […]

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