California Chrome Wins San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita Park
Las Vegas, NV - All eyes were on Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Saturday, January 9 when the $200,000 Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes was contested - a 1 1/16 mile test for older horses. The race marked the return of the great California Chrome for his first start since a second-place finish in the Dubai World Cup last March. He didn't disappoint - rolling to a relatively easy 1 1/4 lengths as 3-5 favorite in the field of seven. 7-1 shot Imperative closed strongly and captured second while 2-1 second choice Hoppertunity closed from seventh to finish third, a length back. Grade I winner Hard Aces finished fourth, followed by Blingo, Point Piper, and Alfa Bird to complete the order of finish. Mystery Train was scratched earlier in the day.
2016 San Pasqual Stakes Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (4-8) Paid: $20.60
- $2 Trifecta (4-8-5) Paid: $43.40
- $1 Superfecta (4-8-5-6) Paid: $57.20
- $2 Daily Double (6/4) Paid: $19.20
- $2 Pick 3 (9/6/4) Paid: $92.60