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Kanthaka three for three at 7 furlongs

West Point Thoroughbreds’ 3-year-old colt Kanthaka remains perfect from three starts at seven furlongs following his victory in SantaAnita’s $100,345 Lazero Barrera Stakes-G3 on May 12. Sent off as the 6-5 co-favorite, Kanthaka was reserved off the pace from the rail before powering through an opening just before the eighth pole, holding off a late challenge to win by three-quarters of a length.

Winner of the San Vicente Stakes-G2 by three and one-quarter lengths following a maiden victory opening day at Santa Anita, the first-crop son of Jimmy Creed trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, has three wins from six starts and earnings off $263,663. He was a $140,000 purchase (Hip 36) from King’s Equine’s consignment at the 2017 March Select Sale of selected 2-year-olds.


Mr Paytience crushes foes in ‘Rising Star’ Effort at Santa Anita 

Breaking alertly, Mr Paytience set a :22.53 first quarter in the midst of a three-way speed duel then sprinting clear entering the stretch, he clocked a half-mile fraction of :45.87 for a 7 3/4 length victory in :52.22.

The 2-year-old son of Paynter trained by Doug O’Neill for owner McShane Racing was a $40,000 purchase (Hip 63) by Ciaran Dunne from the 2017 August Select yearling consignment of breeder Ballena Vista Farms.


Stakes victories at Santa Anita and Del Mar for Spiced Perfection

Stalking the pace from the rail, Spiced Perfection swung three-wide turning for home and caught the 2-5 favorite Show It N Moe It in final strides for a hard fought neck decision in the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for owner Dare to Dream Stable and trainer Brian Koriner.

The first-crop daughter of Smiling Tiger was a $6,500 Barretts 2016 October yearling purchase (Hip 48) by John Brocklebank from the Woodbridge Farm consignment and a $50,000 bargain purchase (Hip 8) by Dare to Dream Stable from Checkmate Thoroughbreds, agent at the 2017 Barretts March Sale. Off the board only once, Spiced Perfection won the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at 2 and has earned $227,625 in eight starts.

Three days prior to her victory, her 2-year-old full brother (Hip 63) sold for $200,000 at Barretts’ Spring Sale. Congratulations to their breeder Premier Thoroughbreds LLC.


Big payday for October grad Rye

Sent off as the 2-1 favorite in a field of nine, Rye rallied from eighth with a quarter mile to go and was up in final strides to win the 1 1/8-mile $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic by a head for trainer William Morey and the Joseph P. Morey Revocable Trust. WATCH RACE

The 5-year-old son of English Channel bred and consigned by H & E Ranch, was a $30,000 yearling purchase (Hip 166) by Rozamund Barclay at the 2014 October Sale. The victory, his eighth in 16 starts, increased his earnings to $307,199.


























Chalon posts second 2018 stakes victory in three starts

Sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the six-furlong Regret Stakes, Chalon lived up to her odds, winning in hand by four lengths in 1:10 flat for trainer Arnaud Delacour and owner Lael Stables.

The 4-year-old from the first crop of Dialed In was a $110,000 two-year-old purchase (Hip 33) from Excel Bloodstock at Barretts’ 2016 Select Sale and she made eight starts for Rockingham Ranch, winning the Jersey Girl Stakes last year at Belmont before selling to the Jacksons’ Lael Stables for $550,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale. With the victory she increased her earnings to $437,295 and improved her record to 5-3-1 in 11 starts.

Graduate Short Notes 

Santa Anita, June 17, $59,690 Msw. 6 1/2f
Summer’s Indy (3yo. f by Take Charge Indy) rallied three-wide into the stretch and gained the lead at the sixteenth pole for a 2 1/2-length victory in her 3-year-old debut for trainer  Philip D’Amato and owners Jerome and Kristina Russell and Makbrook Capital LLC. The 2017 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 42) was consigned by Excel Bloodstock.

Pleasanton, June 17, $29,570 Msw. 5f
Sizzling Jamie
(2yo. c by Fort Larned) took charge in upper stretch and drew away to a 5 1/2-length victory for trainer Clifford DeLima. The 2017 October Sale yearling (Hip 179) consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, was purchased by owner G C C I for $1,900 – a nice return on investment!

Santa Anita, June 16, $37,650 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Donut Girl
(3yo. f by Smiling Tiger) won her turf debut for Granja Mexico or Palma while posting her second career victory in five starts. The 2016 October Sale yearling (Hip 67) consigned by Woodbridge Farms, sold for $8,500 to Greg Gilchrist.

Santa Anita, June 14 $60,380 Msw. 5f
Naughty Tiger
(2yo. f by Smiling Tiger) led gate-to-wire to win by nearly four lengths for Brian Blackburn, Shannon Hunt, Mike Marsdsen, Anthony Murigo and Albert Darrin. The 2018 Spring Sale 2-year-old (Hip 57) was a $40,000 purchase from Havens Bloodstock by trainer and co-owner Edward Freeman. 

Santa Anita, June 9, $76,330 Alw. 7f
Solid Wager (7yo. g by Birdonthewire) rallied from sixth entering the stretch and was up in time to post his ninth career victory by a half-length. The graded winner of $645,251 trained by Peter Miller for Stanford Stable and Gary and Cecil Barber, was a $3,000 yearling purchase (Hip 63) from Madera Thoroughbreds at the 2012 October Sale.

Santa Anita, June 9, $74,359 Alw. 1mT
Tule Fog
(4yo. c by Surf Cat) set all the fractions to win by 1 1/2 lengths defeating open company as the 5-2 favorite in excellent time of 1:34.37. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 137) trained by co-owner Javier Sierra for Carolyn Sherry, was a $2,400 bargain buy from John Golightly, agent.

Santa Anita, June 9, $61,415 Msw. 1mT
(3yo. c by Blame) dueled for the lead down the backside into the stretch and held on gamely to win by a neck for owners Bruno DeBerdt and Mishref Khalid. The 2017 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 28) was a $60,000 purchase from Excel Bloodstock by Mersad Metanovic.

Santa Anita, June 9, $37,650 Alw. 1m
Sapphire Kid
(3yo. f by Richard’s Kid) set the early pace, losing then regaining the lead to win by a neck in her first start for trainer Matt Chew and owners Lucas Downs Ltd. and Brian McGoldrick. The 2016 October yearling (Hip 70) consigned by Easterbrook Livestock                  Management, sold for $60,000. 

Santa Anita, June 3, $61,415 Msw. 6 1/2fT
Helen’s Tiger (3yo. f by Smiling Tiger) surged into contention midstretch and drew off to win by nearly three lengths for owner Nice Guys Stable and trainer Doug O’Neill. The 2016 October Sale yearling (Hip 140) purchased for $18,000 by Waves Bloodstock, was consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds.

Santa Anita, June 2, $62,380 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Vending Machine
(4yo. g by Hard Spun) gained the lead in final strides to prevail by a head in his second start off a 11-month layoff for trainer Peter Miller and the Sinnott Family Trust. The 2016 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 60) was consigned by Secure Investments.

Santa Anita, June 1, $60,035 Msw. 7f
Hot Autumn
(3yo. f by Tiz Wonderful) dueled for the lead down the backstretch and gained the advantage in the final furlong to win by just over three lengths for trainer Ian Kruljac, co-owner with the Clarke M. Cooper Family Trust.  The 2018 January Sale graduate (Hip 135) consigned by Kings River Ranch, sold for $12,000. 

Santa Anita, May 28, $56,690 Alw. 5 1/2f
Love a Honeybadger (4yo. f by Bushwacker) led gate to wire for back-to-back May allowance scores at Santa Anita. The $10,000 October Sale yearling (2015 Hip 160) purchased from Lovacres Ranch, is trained by Brian Koriner for owners E-Racing.com, Min Chin Chu, Rod Faurot and Janet Lyons.

Santa Anita, May 27, $66,435 Alw. 1 1/4mT
Lynne’s Legacy
(5yo. m by Unusual Heat) rallied from last three-wide down the stretch to win the turf marathon by a half-length in 2:01 flat. The $90,000 October Sale yearling (2014 Hip 238) trained by Doug O’Neill for Great Friends Stable, Mark Gorman, Maureen Richardson and Steve Rothblum, was bred, consigned and sold by Harris Farms. 

Santa Anita, May 20, $55,035 Msw. 6 1/2fT
Prince Earl (3yo. g by Paddy O’Prado) assumed the lead in midstretch for a 3 1/2-length victory (1:12.87) in his first start for trainer Philip D’Amato and owner Andrew Molasky. The $25,000 August Select Sale Yearling purchase (2016 Hip 41) was consigned by Harris Farms, agent for M. Auerbach, LLC.

Santa Anita, May 17, $56,345 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Uh Oh Baby
(3yo. c by Uh Oh Bango) recorded his second victory in four starts wire-to-wire for trainer Craig Dollase and owner PH Thoroughbred Racing. The 2017 Paddock Sale 2-year-old (Hip 6) sold for $52,000 from the Havens Bloodstock consignment. 

Golden Gate, May 13, $33,140 Msw. 1 1/16mT
Count Hu (3yo. g by Vronsky) broke on top and set all the fractions to win his second start by just over two lengths for trainer JonathanWong and breeder Willow Tree Farm. The 2016 August Select Sale yearling (Hip 12) was consigned by Willow Tree Farm.

Canterbury, May 11, $33,000 Alw. 1m.
Patriots Rule (
7yo. g by Tribal Rule) rallied from last and kicked clear late to win by just over two lengths for trainer Robertino Diodoro and owner Charles Garvey. The multiple stakes winner of $519,873 and 2012 October Sale yearling (Hip 32) consigned by Sam Handricks, sold for $8,000.

Golden Gate, May 11, $28,197 Alw. 1 1/16m.
(3yo. f by Animal Kingdom) took the early lead and was never seriously challenged while winning by nearly four lengths following a debut score down the hill at Santa Anita. The 2017 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 82) trained by Patrick Gallagher for owner Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners was a $85,000 purchase from King’s Equine.

Santa Anita, May 10, $55,725 Msw. 1mT
Clearly Gone
(4yo. f by Unusual Heat) split rivals in deep stretch to gain the lead and prevail by 1 1/4 lengths as the favorite for owners Harris Farms and Joe Marchese. The 2016 May Sale 2-year-old (Hip 97) trained by Sean McCarthy, was consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock.  

Niigata, May 6, $130,530 Alw. 6f
Chilly Silver (4yo. f by Malibu Moon) was sent to the early lead and found more in the stretch to win in 1:11 flat for owner Kazumi Yoshida and trainer Kiyoshi Hagiwara. The 2016 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 51) was a $240,000 purchase by Narvick International from the Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment.

Santa Anita, May 5, $57,035 Alw. 7f.
Love a Honeybadger (4yo. f by Bushwacker) led gate-to-wire to win clear by nearly two lengths for trainer Brian Koriner andowner E-Racing.Com, Faurot or Lyons Et Al. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 160) consigned by Lovacres Ranch, sold for $10,000.












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