August 12, 2006 |
Arson Squad, who earned his initial graded stakes win by beating Point Determined and A.P. Warrior in the Swaps Breeders' Cup on July 8 at Hollywood Park, will try for another first in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap today at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Brahms gelding will make his first appearance on turf in the Grade II race at 1 1/16 miles that serves as the final prep for the $400,000 Del Mar Derby on Sept. 3.
May 31, 2006 |
One of Corey Nakatani's victories on his way to 3,000 came when he teamed with first-time starter Squallacious on April 29. A 3-year-old daughter of Summer Squall owned by Richard Trontz and trained by Mike Puype, she will seek another victory today when she faces five other fillies and mares in the seventh race at Hollywood Park. The 7-5 favorite in her debut, Squallacious was impressive in victory.
November 15, 2003 |
With 66 stakes victories, jockey Jerry Bailey is two shy of the single-season record set nine years ago by Mike Smith. Bailey, who also is in position to surpass his earnings record of $22,871,814 set in 2002, could overhaul Smith today at Calder. The country's leading rider almost annually, Bailey has mounts in five of the six stakes races on the Miami track's Florida Million card. All 12 races are restricted to Florida-breds.
July 15, 2004 |
One look at the entries today at Hollywood Park and it is clear Del Mar is almost here. Only 52 horses are entered in the eight races as owners and trainers wait to run by the beach in six days. Half of the six races in the pick six, which has a carry-over of $140,892, drew fields of five. In the first of those, Interceptor will try for his second lifetime win against Trendy, King Simpatia, Fantastic Groom and Devote in the third, a $50,000 allowance at 1 1/8 miles on the turf.
October 7, 2004 |
Since finishing third behind Southern Image and Island Fashion in the Santa Anita Handicap on March 6, Saint Buddy hasn't been able to succeed in three races against non-Grade I company. A 4-year-old gray owned by Stan Fulton and trained by Rafael Becerra, the son of Saint Ballado is the 8-5 morning line favorite to get his third lifetime win in today's second race at Santa Anita.
October 12, 2005 |
Uncle Denny, who has won four of five starts, will run for the first time in seven months when he takes on four opponents in today's seventh at Santa Anita. The $50,000 allowance for California-breds is the fifth leg of a pick six with a carry-over of more than $115,000. Owned by Stan Fulton and trained by Rafael Becerra, Uncle Denny, a 3-year-old son of In Excess, hasn't been seen since he won the El Camino Real Derby on March 12 at Bay Meadows.