Race Results

Halo Dolly holds off late comers in Dream of Summer Stakes

Mar 23rd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

halodolly275webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — Halo Dolly made an easy lead and coasted to a gate to wire score in Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes at Santa Anita, prevailing by 1½ lengths over favored Unusual Way while getting one mile in 1:35.73.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Halo Dolly, one of two Jerry Hollendorfer-trained horses in the five-horse field for older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, cleared the favorite, who stumbled leaving the…



Enterprising gets out of trouble to win Pasadena

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

enterprising275webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — Heavily favored Enterprising overcame trouble into the far turn to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes by a nose under Gary Stevens, covering one mile on turf in 1:33.75.

With the temporary rail set at 15 feet, Stevens broke from the inside in a field of nine 3-year-olds and worked his way into fourth position going to the three eighths pole, but had to steady sharply between horses as Diamond Bachelor, with…



Fire With Fire goes gate to wire in San Luis Rey Stakes

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

firewithfire275webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — A recent winner at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, longshot Fire With Fire took Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes in gate to wire fashion under Tyler Baze, winning by a half length while covering 1½ miles on turf in 2:25.03.

The complexion of the race was altered dramatically a half mile from home when Victor Espinoza, aboard 4-5 favorite Vagabond Shoes, who appeared full of run, eased his mount…



I Dazzle does in the Red Camelia; Albarado wins five

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Graham Ross
Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Brent Gasaway et al.’s I Dazzle, now trained by Mike Stidham after arriving from a California campaign, proved herself a worthy favorite when she closed boldly to capture Saturday’s $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes by 1¼-lengths over a firm Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The winner, ridden by seven-time Fair Grounds jockey champion Robby Albarado, who was scoring his fourth of five wins for the day, was…



Romansh wins Excelsior

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Sean Morris
NYRA/Aqueduct Racetrack

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Romansh bounced back to the form he showed late in his 3-year-old season, gutting out a win over entrymate Long River in the Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Trained by Tom Albertrani for Godolphin Racing, Romansh shadowed the early pace set by Percussion in second through a quarter-mile in 23.68 seconds and a half in 47.90. When jockey Jose Ortiz asked his mount for run around the…



Ground Transport best in Johnson

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Ground-Transport275webMike Gathagan
Vice President-Communications
Maryland Jockey Club

LAUREL, Md. – Ground Transport and Mr Palmer ran 1-2 all the way around and that’s how they finished in the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap for three-year-olds and up at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

West Point Thoroughbreds, St. Elias Stable & Get Grounded Stable own Ground Transport, who shipped from Fair Grounds to win the mile and one eighth test, his first stakes victory.

At the finish, Trevor McCarthy…



More Than a Cruise wins Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

More-Than-A-Cruise275webMaryland Jockey Club release

LAUREL, Md. – Julian Pimentel never had to move a muscle as Howard Bender’s More Than a Cruise carried him from last to first to win the $100,000 Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired fillies and mares, the co-feature on Saturday’s program at Laurel Park.

Sent to post as the 8-5 second choice, the daughter of More Than Ready covered the 7-furlong distance in 1:25.55, drawing away to win 3-3/4 lengths over Celtic Katie with Brenda’s…



Bettys Bambino wins allowance feature at Santa Anita

Mar 21st, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Bettys-Bambino275webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — Heavily favored Bettys Bambino stalked the early pace and unleashed a powerful run through the stretch to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature for older horses bred or sired in California, winning by 4¼ lengths under Mario Gutierrez while covering 6½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course in 1:12.05.

Trained by Peter Eurton, Bettys Bambino, who broke his maiden at first asking by 9½ lengths over a wet fast main…



Spirit Rules wins Thursday allowance at Santa Anita

Mar 20th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

spiritrules275webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — With Iggy Puglisi aboard, longshot Spirit Rules held off well fancied War Academy late to win Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by a half length while getting six furlongs in 1:08.74.

Breaking from the outside post position in a field of six older horses, Spirit Rules sat second into and around the far turn and overhauled pacesetter Heir of Storm inside the eighth pole and repelled a stiff…



Stormy Lucy finds hole on rail to win Santa Ana Stakes

Mar 16th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

stormylucy275webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — Ridden for the first time by leading man Rafael Bejarano, Stormy Lucy, trained by Frank Lucarelli, slipped through at the rail a furlong from home and won Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes going away by 1½ lengths, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.11.

A troubled fifth in the Grade II Buena Vista Handicap Feb. 17 under Isaias Enriquez, Stormy Lucy was unhurried early, sitting fifth at the…