August 26, 1995 |
Lakota Brave, racing for the first time in 11 months, won the $60,000 feature at Del Mar Friday by 2 3/4 lengths over Nasr Allah. Ridden by Alex Solis, Lakota Brave covered six furlongs in 1:08 and returned $7.40, $4.60 and $3.40. Three longshots finished in the money in the fifth race to trigger a record $19,802.60 trifecta payoff. Mr. Hocus Pocus, who went off at 13-1, won the 5 1/2-furlong claiming race by a neck over 10-1 shot Enniskerry, with 95-1 shot Staples Way finishing third.
May 31, 1987
Le L'Argent, ridden by Darrel McHargue, took the lead in the stretch and drove hard to the finish, winning by 1 3/4 lengths in the $82,400 A Gleam Handicap for fillies and mares Saturday at Hollywood Park. Sari's Heroine, with Eddie Delahoussaye aboard, finished second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Rare Starlet, ridden by Alex Solis. Rare Starlet and Sari's Heroine were coupled entries. Rare Starlet led the pack but weakened in the stretch.
January 19, 1989
Kool Arrival led all the way to win the $82,650 La Centinela Stakes for 3-year-old fillies in stakes-record time Wednesday at Santa Anita, her second straight stakes victory with jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. Kool Arrival, favorite of the crowd of 15,516, beat 35-1 shot April Mon by 2 3/4 lengths. She covered the mile in 1:36, cutting three-fifths of a second off the record set last year by Winning Colors, who went on to win the Santa Anita Derby and Kentucky Derby. Kool Arrival paid $5, $3.
April 7, 2012 |
Holy Candy, the horse part-owned by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, was scratched Saturday morning from the Santa Anita Derby, a few hours before the 75th running of the $750,000 race that serves as a major prep for the Kentucky Derby. Holy Candy will instead run in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 14. Brees is one of 12 members of Donkey Island Racing, which owns Holy Candy along with breeder Craig Stables, headed by Jenny Craig. Alex Solis Jr., who manages Donkey Island Racing, said trainer John Sadler wanted to give Holy Candy an extra week off, plus he likes the horse's chances at Keeneland better.
March 16, 2007 |
For the second consecutive year, jockey Alex Solis is a finalist for horse racing's Hall of Fame. Solis, who is nearing 4,500 wins, including three Breeders' Cup victories and a 1986 Preakness success with Snow Chief, is one of 13 humans and horses announced as finalists Thursday. Jose Santos and Randy Romero are the others in the jockey category, and Gary Jones, John Veitch and Bob Wheeler are the candidates among trainers.
January 1, 1993 |
Jockey Alex Solis was accused of battery by a race fan in a report filed with the Arcadia Police Department for an incident after the ninth race on Wednesday. Vincent Arias, 37, of Chino told The Times his nose was broken and his right eye swollen when Solis punched him on his way back to the jockey's room after finishing third on 9-10 favorite Snow Vest in the day's final race. Solis acknowledged Thursday that he had spoken with police and told his side of the story.
May 18, 1990
Alex Solis rode four winners including the $32,000 allowance feature aboard Kept His Cool on Thursday at Hollywood Park to move the 26-year old native of Panama into a tie for the riding lead at the Inglewood track. Solis has 15 winners to share the top spot with Julio Garcia. Solis guided Kept His Cool, a three-year old son of Talc, to a nose decision over My Boy Adam in the 1 1/16-mile feature. Kept His Cool paid $24.40 and was timed in 1:41 2/5.
May 21, 1988
Peace, who started from the outside post position, beat fast-closing White Mischief by a nose to win the $40,000 turf feature for 3-year-olds Friday at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Alan Sherman, Peace ran the mile in 1:33 4/5. Co-favorite of the crowd of 13,207, Peace paid $5.60, $4 and $3.40. The victory was worth $22,000 to owner Olin B. Gentry and increased Peace's earnings to $81,950. White Mischief, with Laffit Pincay up, returned $5 and $3.40.
November 1, 1985
Longshot Watch For Dawn, ridden by Darrel McHargue, rallied through the stretch to win the $31,000 Oak Tree feature race for older horses Thursday at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old colt finished three-quarters of a length in front of Val De Song, ridden by Alex Solis. Plenty Conscious, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, finished third, another 1 lengths back.
June 3, 1999 |
Bella Chiarra, a 4-year-old daughter of Phone Trick, held off West Side to win Wednesday's $56,028 feature race for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park. Ridden by David Flores, Bella Chiarra overtook pacesetter Good Lady Luck in the turn for home then finished half a length in front of West Side. Spanish Fern came on to take third, an additional 2 1/4 lengths back, in the 1 1/16th-mile turf race. Bella Chiarra is trained by Michael Whittingham. Bella Chiarra was clocked in 1:42 and paid $8, $3.40 and $2.80.