Bal a Bali Wins Shoemaker Mile Stakes at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California played host to the $400,000 G1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes on Saturday, June 3. Horses three years old and upward took to Santa Anita's turf track and raced one mile. Richard Mandella trained Bal a Bali surprised the field of seven and posted a career-best effort in the field by three quarters of a length as the 3-1 second choice. co-5-2 favorite Farhaan finished a good second with Heart to Heart, who was also sent off at 5-2 odds getting in for third. The order of finish was completed by Free Rose, Gangster, Bolo, and What a View.