Bowies Hero Wins Mathis Brothers Mile at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California played host to the $200,000 G2 Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes on Tuesday, December 26 - a one-mile turf test for three-year olds. Phil D'Amato trained 3-1 second betting choice Bowies Hero bounced back from a fifth-place finish in the Hollywood Derby November 25 and posted the half-length victory - his first ever graded stakes score. 7-1 shot Kroy finished a good second in the field of nine while 8-5 race favorite Big Score had to settle for third. Colonist was fourth and was followed home by 9-2 third choice B Squared, Hootie, Holiday Stone and Harbour Master to complete the order of finish.