Avenge Wins Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California was the scene of the $300,000 Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes on Saturday, October 1. Fillies and mares three years old and upward took to Santa Anita's turf track and raced 1 1/4 miles. Ramona Bass's 5-1 second choice Avenge posted her second straight graded stakes score, led at every call and eventually prevailed by three quarters of a length. Avenge earned an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf with the win. 2-1 favorite Zipessa finished second in the field of 12 with Frenzified getting third at 10-1 odds. Keri Belle was fourth while Tiz a Kiss, Majestic Heat, Fresh Feline, Elektrum, Real Smart, Sobradora Inc, Generosidade and Decked Out completed the order of finish. Nancy From Nairobi and Queen of The Sand scratched.
2016 Rodeo Drive Stakes Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (4-12) Paid: $45.40
- $1 Trifecta (4-12-2) Paid: $180.60
- $1 Superfecta (4-12-2-1) Paid: $1,907.40
- $2 Daily Double (1/4) Paid: $17.00
- $2 Pick 3 (1/1/4) Paid: $360.20