ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2013)—Hard knocking Unbridled’s Note finished resolutely to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes under Corey Nakatani, overhauling El Commodore and Gary Stevens late to win by a half length while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course in 1:11.89.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2013)—In only his third career start, Enterprising got a perfect ground saving trip under Gary Stevens en route to a three quarter length score in Saturday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds going one mile on turf at Santa Anita. A Glen Hill Farm homebred trained by Tom Proctor, Enterprising got the distance in 1:35.25 while notching his second win from three starts.
"With the curtain falling on the memorable 2013 racing season, HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present a special half-hour show chronicling one of the sport's enduring stars, Mucho Macho Man, this Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
WINNER, OWNED BY CARDOZA & PEGRAM, IS ONE OF THREE BAFFERT TRAINEES; ON-TRACK CROWD OF 30,540 BASKS IN SUNNY CONDITIONS AS THE PICK SIX CARRIES OVER TO THE TUNE OF $118,415—FRIDAY’S TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $700,000
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)—Although he nearly clipped heels and was carried eight-deep turning for home, California-bred Gervinho kept to his task and proved best in Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes, winning by a head over longshot Procurement while getting one mile on turf in 1:33.47.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)—A year ago, rumors were swirling that retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens was contemplating a comeback following a seven year hiatus from the saddle. On Thursday at Santa Anita, Stevens added yet another Grade I victory to his story book 2013, as he guided longshot Heir Kitty to a 1 ¼ length victory over favored Sweet Lulu and Rafael Bejarano in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, getting seven furlongs in 1:21.47.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)—Trainer Tom Proctor and Glen Hill Farm will send out a pair of talented 4-year-old fillies, Customer Base and Gulsary, in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, which has attracted a wide-open field of nine fillies and mares.
Coast-to-Coast Celebration Planned for Jan. 11 at Gulfstream and Santa Anita
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2013) – Mucho Macho Man, the tenacious 5-year-old winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been selected to receive the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award.