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Surrender Now Takes Charge

Victory was never in doubt as Rockingham Ranch’s Surrender Now took command a quarter of a mile from home to win the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes in-hand by eight lengths in time of 1:03.84 for the 5 1/2 furlongs. Watch Race

The brilliant filly trained by Peter Miller is undefeated in two starts and is the first stakes winner to represent Freshman sire Morning Line. As a $220,000 purchase from the Excel Bloodstock consignment (Hip 44), she was the top-priced juvenile filly by her sire sold at public auction this year.


  

Chalon easily best in East Coast debut

In just her fourth start and first outside Santa Anita, Gary Hartunian’s 3-year-old filly Chalon dominated a stacked $150,000 Jersey Girl Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths June 11 at Belmont Park. The field of seven included grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer, grade 3 winner Vertical Oak and stakes winners Yorkiepoo Princess and Golden Mischief. Watch Race

Trained by Peter Miller, Chalon won at first asking last June at Santa Anita defeating eventual multiple graded stakes winner Unique Bella. Now a stakes winner with three wins in four starts, the daughter of Dialed In sold for $110,000 as a 2-year-old (Hip 33) from Excel Bloodstock’s 2016 Select Sale consignment at Del Mar.


 

Triumphant Return for Big Macher

Unraced since November 2015, grade I winner Big Macher took the lead in midstretch to win Santa Anita’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap by a length, completing the six furlongs in 1:08.98 for trainer Richard Baltas and owners Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables. Watch Race

The 7-year-old son of Beau Genius sold by Sam Hendricks agent as a yearling for $10,000 at the 2011 October Sale (Hip 200) is a California-bred champion and six-time stakes winner of $744,288.


  

March grad Kenda wins Stakes Debut

Jockey Flavien’s front-running strategy gave Kenda the clean trip required to win the $75,000 Special Goddess Stakes in 1:12.69 “down the hill” at Santa Anita for owners Joey Platt and Jack Sims and trainer Philip D’Amato. Watch Race

Sent to the early lead, the 3-year-old daughter of Bodemeister set fractions of :22.48 and :45.09 and dug deep in the final furlong to gamely prevail by three-quarters of a length in her first stakes effort. The 2016 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 48) was consigned by Sequel Bloodstock.


 

TDN Rising Star Saudi Chrome

The highest-priced filly at this year’s Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training (Hip 6) justified her $360,000 purchase price by bloodstock agent Dennis O’Neill with a dominant wire-to-wire debut victory in :52 flat at Santa Anita on May 25th. The daughter of Lucky Pulpit trained by Doug O’Neill, is the first starter for new owner Amr Zedan’s Zedan Racing Stables. Watch Race

Initially purchased as a yearling for $42,000 at the 2016 October Sale (Hip 35) by John Brocklebank from the Cole Ranch consignment, Saudi Chroma gave notice that she could be very special when she posted the fastest one furlong breeze (:9 4/5) at the March 27 preview for consignor Havens Bloodstock. 


  

Black type for October Sale yearling

Rapidly improving Moonless Sky was awarded the $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes following the stewards’ disqualification of 2-1 favorite Pacific Heat for her interference in the stretch. Both fillies are graduates of the 2014 October Yearling Sale. Watch Race

Pacific Heat (Hip 93), the sales topper at $175,000, is a California-bred champion and multiple stakes winner of $381,185. Moonless Sky (Hip 41), sold for $6,500 and was a private purchase earlier this year by Tom Pappas. Undefeated in three starts at Santa Anita for trainer Eddie Truman, the first-crop daughter of Bold Chieftain is now 7-3-2-2 and with the victory has doubled her earnings to $147,010.


  

  

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 



Run Away Perfect Two-for-Two

Barretts March Sale had its second stakes winner at Santa Anita in two days when Surrender Now’s July 2 Landaluce Stakes victory was followed up by Run Away’s score in the $100,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes on July 3. Watch Race

The odds-on favorite in his stakes debut, Run Away battled for the lead through fractions of :21:87 and 45.16 until the final 100 yards when he pulled away to a 1 1/2-length victory to remain undefeated for owner Kaleem Shaw and trainer Simon Callaghan.The $325,000 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip76) consigned by Wavertree Stables, was his sire’s top-priced juvenile sold at public auction this year.


  

Stakes-winning debut for He’s Not Grey

Content to stalk the fast pace down the backstretch, He’s Not Grey unleashed a sweeping move four-wide entering the stretch and rolled to a 3 1/2-length career debut victory in the $50,000 Emerald Express Stakes. His time for the 5 1/2 furlongs over a fast track was 1:05.04. Watch Race

Trained by Candi Tollett for owner John Parker, the 2-year-old son of Slew’s Tiznow sold for $10,000 as a yearling from the Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 October Sale (Hip 39).


Graduate Short Notes 

Los Alamitos, July 16, $50,900 Alw. 1m
Curlin Road (4yo. g by Curlin) took the lead with a furlong to go and posted his second win of the year by just over a length for trainer Doug O’Neill and owners R3 Racing LLC, Calara Farms and ERJ Racing LLC. The 2015 May Sale 2-year-old (Hip 134) consigned by Excel Bloodstock (Hip 134), sold for $95,000.

Los Alamitos, July 15, $55,315 Alw. 1m
Lucky J Lane
(6yo. g by Lucky J. H.) rallied four-wide and drew away in the final sixteenth to a 3 1/4-length victory in time of 1:36.76 for the mile. The 2012 October Sale yearling (Hip 150) and seven-time winner of $343,967 was consigned by Harris Farms.

Santa Anita, July 4, $71,855 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Mischief Clem (5yo. g by Papa Clem) charged four-wide down the stretch and was up time to win his second start following a 16-month layout. The stakes-winning January Sale yearling (2013 Hip 100) trained by Bob Hess Jr. for owners Craig and Lorie Griffin, was purchased for $22,000 from Harris Farms, agent.

Santa Anita, July 4, $70,820 Alw. 6f
Dis Smart Cat
(4yo. f by Square Eddie) notched her fourth win for Papagallo Racing Stables while defeating her full sister Discatsonthesquare by a half-length. Both are graduates of the 2016 Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Hips 20 and 19 respectively, were consigned by Matt Chew.

Hakodate, June 25, $128,108 Alw. 8 1/2f
Chai Max (4yo. f by Congrats) mounted a determined stretch run and was up in time to win by a neck for owner Kazuko Yoshida and trainer Manabu Ikezoe. The 2014 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 38) consigned by Excel Bloodstock , was purchased for $190,000 by Narvick International.

Santa Anita, June 25, $75,852 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Desert Steel (5yo. m by Desert Code) took the lead leaving “the hill” and battled through the stretch to prevail by a head for trainer Simon Callaghan and owners Alice Bamford, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Michael House. The stakes-placed $40,000 October Sale yearling (2013, Hip 15, $40,000) turned $130,000 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 58) sold by Wavertree Stables to St George Sales, has earned $342,264.

Santa Anita, June 25, $62,872 Alw. 7f
Rockport Babe
(4yo. f by Rockport Harbor) led gate-to-wire for back-to-back victories and a third career win in six starts at Santa Anita. Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, the 2015 May Sale 2-year-old (Hip 23) consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, sold for $49,000.

Santa Anita, June 23, $56,690 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Calvert Street (4yo. g by Slew’s Tiznow) held off the late challenge of fellow Barretts grad Cheekaboo to win by a half-length in his hillside debut. Winner of four of six starts in 2017 for owner James Abel and trainer J. Eric Kruljac, the 2014 October Sale yearling (Hip 86) was a $35,000 purchase by Mike Machowsky.

Santa Anita, June 18, $46,630 H. 1mT
Moonless Sky (4yo f by Bold Chieftain) extended her win streak to four with a three-quarter length victory as the favorite in excellent time of 1:33.76. Winner of the Fran’s Valentine Stakes in her previous start following the disqualification of Barretts grad Pacific Heat, the 2014 October Sale yearling (Hip 41) sold by Willow Tree Farm for $6,500, has earned $158,070 this year for trainer Eddie Truman and owner Pappas Racing.

Penn National, June 7, $61,320 Alw. 5fT
Nite Delite (5yo.m by War Chant) posted her sixth career win by just over two lengths for owner Jack Liebau and trainer Linda Rice. The stakes-placed winner of $288,815 was a $40,000 yearling purchase (Hip 50) from Havens Bloodstock at the 2013 October Sale.

Golden Gate, June 4, $29,327 Msw. 1mT
Lucky Bode (3yo.c by Bodemeister) tracked the pace in third from the rail then moved to the outside to win going away by three lengths for owners Perry and Denise Martin. The 2016 Select 2-year-old (Hip 59) trained by Steve Sherman, was a $110,000 purchase from Sequel Bloodstock.

Tokyo, June 3, $318,000 Bakushu S.
Best Macho
(4yo.c by Macho Uno) returned to the winner’s circle following a smashing victory as the favorite in time of 1:23.5 for the 7 furlongs over a fast track. Trained by Takahisa Tezuka for owner Yukio Baba, the 2015 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 77) improved his record to 9-5-2-0, $701,489. He was a $260,000 purchase by Narvick International from the Eddie Woods consignment.

Santa Anita, June 2, $59,044 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Tiz a Billy (4yo.g by Tizway) led gate-to-wire in his third victory “down the hill” for trainer Brian Koriner and owners James Cahill, Neil Haymes and Janet Lyons. The 2015 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 98) consigned by Eddie Woods, sold for $200,000.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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