Category Archives: Santa Anita Horses To Watch

Muth: May Be One to Beat In Best Pal Stakes At Del Mar

Two year old colt for Bob Baffert made his debut on Sunday in a maiden special weight event at 5/8 on the main track. Off at 1 to 5 in a field of six, he broke like a cannon shot from the six hole and had six on the field by the 3/8 pole. That […]

Horace Mann: This One Sets Him Up Nicely for Del Mar

Three year old colt for Phil D’Amato, off since November of last year, re-surfaced in Saturday’s opener, a dash down the hill for the first allowance condition for sophomores. Off at 9/2 in a field of 7, he broke well from the outside and settled in 4th down the hill, four off the leaders. He […]

Lady Jae: Should Find Winning Spot At Del Mar

Five year old mare for Librado Barocia ran a winning race in the finale on Saturday in this 1st allowance condition race down the hill for fillies and mares 3 and up. Breaking from the one hole in a field of 9 and off at 6/1 under J.J., she went right to the front and […]

Tranche: Will Be Tough To Beat In Juvenille Stakes at Del Mar

Two year old colt for Luis Mendez made start #3 on Saturday in the Fasig Tipton Futurity for $100,000, and although still a maiden, he put it all together under Maldonado. He broke running, grabbed the lead immediately in this five furlong dash for babies and made every pole a winning one with fractions of […]

Escape Artist: Quick Opened Up 3 At 1/8 Pole for Win By 5

Three year old ridgling for Mike McCarthy tried the first allowance condition on Sunday at a mile on the turf for sophomores. Off as the even money choice in a field of 7, he broke OK and sat 2nd into the clubhouse turn. He laid 2nd down the back side just 2 lengths behind the […]

Panthera’s Fate: Best in Field But Held Back By Jockey Can Improve

Three year old gelding for Phil D’Amato made his debut on Saturday in a Cal bred maiden special weight event at ¾ on the lawn for 3 and up. Off at 8/1 in a full field of 12 runners, this son of the good stallion Smiling Tiger had a nightmare trip. He was left at […]

Seven Charms: Should Be Ready In 3rd Off Layoff

Six year old gelding for Mike McCarthy made start #2 off a 10 month layoff in Saturday’s finale, a 9 furlong test on the lawn for non winners of three who have started for a $50,000 tag or less. Off at 6/1 in an 11 horse field, his trip today was almost as bad as […]

Selenaia (IRE): Rare 5 Lengths Win In Graded Stakes On Grass

You will have to put this one in your “stable watch” as this three year old filly for Jonothan Thomas will probably run her next race back east somewhere. Off at 5/2 in a field of 8 in the Grade 3 Honeymoon stakes at 9 furlongs on the lawn, she was anchored early by “Jersey […]