McCARTHY’S QUEEN GODDESS BIDS FOR THIRD STAKES WIN OF MEET AS SHE HEADS SATURDAY‘S GRADE III, $125,000 SANTA BARBARA AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2022)–A Grade I winner on opening day, Dec. 26, the Michael McCarthy-trained Queen Goddess bids for her third graded stakes win of the meet as she heads a field of six fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $125,000 Santa Barbara Stakes at Santa Anita.
LITTLE RED FEATHER’S ELM DRIVE CRUISES TO 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $75,000 ANGEL’S FLIGHT STAKES AS D’AMATO & GONZALEZ TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG SCORE IN 1:23.97
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2022)–The Phil D’Amato train not only rolls on, it’s picking up steam, as the San Pedro, CA native knocked down his second stakes win of the weekend in Sunday’s $75,000 Angel’s Flight Stakes at Santa Anita. Idle since well beaten going two turns on Oct. 1, Little Red Feather Racing’s Elm Drive made every pole a winning one in taking the Angel’s Flight by 2 ¼ lengths while getting seven furlongs under Ricky Gonzalez in 1:23.97.
IRISH-BRED ISLAND OF LOVE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS AS SHE GETS ONE MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.35
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 7, 2022)–The beaten favorite in two previous stakes, Irish-bred Island of Love put it all together in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita, as she rallied off the turn for home enroute to a decisive 2 ¼ length score. Conditioned by leading trainer Phil D’Amato and ridden for the first time by Juan Hernandez, Island of Love got one mile on turf in 1:35.35.
IMPROVING RED ROAD TAKES $69,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A NECK AS GONZALEZ & MULHALL TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILE TURF WIN IN 1:47.97
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2022)–In his second Southern California start, the Kristin Mulhall-trained Red Road kept to his task and held off favored Handy Dandy in the final strides to take Friday’s $69,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a neck while getting a mile and one eighth on turf under Ricky Gonzalez in 1:47.97.
BAOMA CORP’S EDA SEEKS FIFTH STRAIGHT STAKES WIN IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 ANGEL’S FLIGHT STAKES AS 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES GO SEVEN PANELS
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2022) – Baoma Corp’s streaking Eda looms a standout in Sunday’s $75,000 Angel’s Flight Stakes at Santa Anita as she seeks her fifth consecutive stakes win among a field of six sophomore fillies going seven furlongs.
ADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AT SANTA ANITA AT 7:15 A.M. ON KENTUCKY DERBY DAY, SATURDAY, POST TIME FOR ‘THE RUN FOR THE ROSES’ IS 3:57 PT
TAIBA & MESSIER, ONE-TWO FINISHERS IN RUNHAPPY SANTA ANITA DERBY, HAVE BIG CHANCES
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2022)–With Taiba and Messier, one-two finishers in the Grade I Runhappy Santa Anita Derby commanding considerable attention among an outstanding Kentucky Derby field of 20, Santa Anita Park will enthusiastically play host to a full menu of Derby Day activities on Saturday, with admission gates opening early at 7:15 a.m. in order to accommodate simulcast wagering on a tremendous undercard from Churchill Downs.