â€œI think itâ€™s just the maturity factor. Sheâ€™s learned to run and we started learning how she wanted to run,â€ trainer Shug McGaughey said. â€œShe finally kind of grew into herself. It took her a while to break her maiden, but when she did she won f
â€œYou canâ€™t go on green or stay stuck on red. Itâ€™s like weâ€™re just idling now,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s not like being a couple of weeks out from a race where if one of your horses spikes a temperature or something you can fix it. All systems are go n
The Sprint will be his second start for Velazquez, who is based at Parx Racing. â€œI got him in Philadelphia. He came in after a long layoff and we ran him in the (Turf Monster Handicap) at Parx,â€ Velazquez said. â€œThen they left him with me through th
â€œAmerican Pharoah was our (San Francisco Giants' ace Madison) Bumgarner,â€ Baffert said. â€œNow One Lucky Dane has to step up like one of their other pitchers has to. â€œOne Lucky Dane is a really nice horse and he's training well. He's just not as qui
Chad Brown (Bobby's Kitten, Turf Sprint) â€“ Ken and Sarah Ramseyâ€™s homebred Bobbyâ€™s Kitten returns to Santa Anita for a second try in the Breedersâ€™ Cup. Last year, he was third in the Juvenile Turf after setting the early pace. The Kittenâ€™s Joy 3
The Breedersâ€™ Cup Turf was slated to be Magicianâ€™s final career start and the plan was to retire him to Ashford Stud in Kentucky.
The other defection reported Wednesday morning was for Elizabeth Valandoâ€™s 5yo mare Free as a Bird as handlers attemp
â€œAfter (American Pharaoh) went out, Bayern is carrying so much (emotional) weight right now,â€ Baffert said Tuesday morning. â€œIf we were coming into this race off the Travers, when he went to the lead and stopped (10th, beaten 20 lengths), they might
Longines Distaff Lâ€™Amour De Ma Vie â€“ Pia Brandtâ€™s 5yo looked well at ease as she did a steady canter around a circuit of Santa Anitaâ€™s dirt track Wednesday morning. The gray mare, who will be the mount of Maxime Guyon in Fridayâ€™s race will be tr
â€œShe galloped a mile and a half and looked like she galloped pretty good,â€ Rodriguez said of the 5yo mare. â€œSheâ€™s happy, so weâ€™re happy. She was a little bit on her toes yesterday, so I got her out early. She looks good.â€ A speedy mare whose b
Brown Panther â€“ see European report Chicquita/Magician â€“ see European report Finnegans Wake â€“ Trainer Peter Miller said the 5yo horse was shipped from San Luis Rey Downs to Santa Anita Wednesday morning after jogging two miles and going to the gate.