Racing! Rick Hammerle gets a new job

October 20, 2019 0 By JohnValbyNation

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as Santa Anita suffers its second racing fatality of the meeting.

It seems the racing industry can’t get enough of Rick Hammerle, the former director of racing at Santa Anita. After being dismissed by Tim Ritvo, who was then running Santa Anita for The Stronach Group, Hammerle laid low for a few months.

Then the phone wouldn’t stop ringing. (Actually, the phone was ringing the whole time, he just wasn’t ready to step back into the business.) Next thing you know he’s in the racing office at Oaklawn and Kentucky Downs.

Now, he’s got a new role: a professor at the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at Arizona State. It’s only a temporary gig, filling in as the program found itself a faculty member short.

“It’s the next step in what I call my year to remember,” Hammerle said.

He teaches classes in the workings of a racing department and the business of racing. Is that like having Rembrandt teach your painting class?

He’s just finished his second week of classes.

“Teaching is one of the scariest things I’ve ever done,” Hammerle said. “I can talk to 1,000 people, [CHRB] meetings, screaming owners and trainers but it’s nothing like looking at a room full of students staring at you, saying, ‘OK, what else do you have for have for us?’”

Best of all is Hammerle attended Arizona State and was in the RTIP program. Let’s just say he was in a class to remember. There was Martin Panza, head of racing at NYRA, some guy named Todd Pletcher (whatever happened to him?), Mike Harlow, former director of racing at Santa Anita, Ted Nicholson, senior VP and general manager of Kentucky Downs and the late Luke Kruytbosch, a race caller at Churchill Downs. I’m sure there were others that were equally as successful outside of racing.

“It’s cool to teach the future leaders of this industry, but not out of a textbook, but relating real experiences,” Hammerle said.

Indeed, sounds like fun classes to take.

Fatality at Santa Anita

Santa Anita suffered its fourth fatality of the meeting of its short fall meeting when Satchel Paige was pulled up midway on the far turn with an injured left front leg. It is the second racing fatality to go with two in training. Last year, there were four during the fall meeting.

Satchel Paige, a 3-year-old gelding, was trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Ruben Fuentes, who was unhurt. The owner was Nick Alexander, who is chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California. He often names horses after former baseball players.

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Santa Anita review

Castle was the gate-to-wire winner in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap for, you guessed it, Cal-breds, going 5 1/2 furlongs. The winning margin was a comfortable neck.

Castle paid $12.00, $5.00 and $3.00. Grinning Tiger was second and King Abner finished third.

Here’s what the winning connections had to say.

Mark Glatt (winning trainer): “It’s a roller coaster ride if you’re in this game as an owner, trainer, or jockey, it doesn’t matter who you are. We have had a lot of seconds with some bad trips. Eventually you just keep working hard and hopefully things will turn around.

“The ownership group picked this horse out so I have to give them the credit. They brought him to my attention and I watched the replays on him and made sure I liked what I saw. I thought he ran a big race at Del Mar (Aug 29). I kind of gave my approval after they brought him up, I thought he was a little lightly raced for his age (6), so I was a little skeptical for the $40,000 but they were willing and I couldn’t see a reason not to claim him.

“He’s a horse that has won down the hill and going a mile, also going 5/8ths, so he’s pretty versatile. Like with a lot of horses I think the 5 ½ has helped him, personally I don’t care for the 5/8h races, it takes a specialized horse. That extra furlong makes a difference.”

Abel Cedillo (winning jockey): “It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and all Mark said was ‘Stay close.’ My horse broke really good and we made the lead very easy and that was good for me.”

Santa Anita preview

Once again, not a lot to say about the daily Santa Anita card as the track counts down to the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 1-2. There are eight races, starting at 12:30. There are four races on the turf, all on the outside of the turf course with a 30-foot rail. There are four maiden specials, one allowance and one stakes race.

The stakes is the $70,000 Sunny Slope Stakes for 2-year-olds going 6 ½ furlongs. The favorite, at 9-5, is Mo Hawk for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Flavien Prat, an infrequent combination. Mo Hawk won his only race, a maiden special, by three lengths. But, the big note on this colt is he was a $925,000 purchase as a yearling.

The second favorite is Raging Whiskey, a well-traveled colt for Doug O’Neill and Evan Roman. He is two-of-seven and won the Capote Stakes at Los Alamitos. He was third in the Sanford Stakes at Saratoga, so you know they think enough of him to travel him to the East Coast. Post is around 2:40 p.m.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 5, 6, 7, 7, 5, 8 (4 also eligible), 7, 9.

Big races review

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday.

Laurel (2): $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery Stakes, Mary-bred 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Winner: Ournationonparade ($4.20)

Belmont (2): $250,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes, NY-bred fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile. Winner: Criical Value ($7.30)

Laurel (3): $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Handicap, Mary-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Ana’s Bandit ($3.00)

Belmont (4): $200,000 Mohawk Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Gucci Factor ($5.70)

Woodbine (3): Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Jean Elizabeth ($5.50)

Laurel (6): $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies Stakes, Mary-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: Zonda ($13.20)

Belmont (5): $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, NY-breds 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Mr. Buff ($5.00)

Far Hills (4): $100,000 Foxbrook Champion Hurdle Stakes, 4 and up, 2 ½ miles on turf. Winner: Snap Decision ($6.40)

Laurel (7): $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie Stakes, Mary-bred fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Hello Beautiful ($5.40)

Belmont (6): $150,000 Hudson Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Build to Suit ($4.70)

Laurel (8): $125,000 Maryland Million Turf Stakes, Mary-breds 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Mr. d’Angelo ($36.60)

Belmont (7): $150,000 Iroquois Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Pauseforthecause ($9.20)

Laurel (9): $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint Handicap, Mary-bred 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Taco Supreme ($12.20)

Belmont (8): $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, NY-bred 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Captain Bombastic ($15.00)

Far Hills (6): Grade 1 $450,000 Grand National Steeplechase, 4 and up, 2 9/16 miles on turf. Winner: Brain Power ($13.00)

Laurel (10): $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Stakes, Mary-bred 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Forest Fire ($8.00)

Belmont (9): $200,000 Ticonderoga Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Fifty Five ($2.70)

Belmont (10): $250,000 Empire Distaff Stakes, NY-breds fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Ratajkowski ($5.60)

Keeneland (9): Grade 2 $250,000 Raven Run Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Winner: Bell’s the One ($28.60)

Santa Anita (6): $100,000 California Flag Stakes, Cal-breds 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Castle ($12.00)

Big races preview

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:

11:04 Woodbine (3): $125,000 Carotene Stakes, Ont-bred fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Amalfi Coast (8-5)

1:17 Woodbine (7): $100,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes, Ont-bred 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Silent Poet (7-5)

1:57 Keeneland (8): Grade 3 $125,000 Dowager Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Gentle Ruler (3-1)

2:13 Belmont (9): Grade 3 $200,000 Athenia Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Simply Breathless (5-2)

Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day

RACE ONE: No. 5 Reds Sacred Appeal (8-1)

Reds Sacred Appeal won Oct. 10 for this small stable that also owns the horse. Rising in class today the 8-1 price is attractive in this small field with the horse making the second start off the layoff. This is the kind of value play that many bettors will overlook. These are the types of horses and race set-ups that these small stables survive on. The horse has a win, two thirds and a second from the last four races.

Saturday’s result: Lucky Long Legs was never involved and merely ran around the track to finish off the board.

Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.

Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day

SECOND RACE: No. 4 Southern Wagon (5-2)

She draws into a strong trial but I loved the acceleration she displayed during the final 50 yards of her ¾-length allowance victory three weeks ago in first local outing. She won a Rainbow Futurity trial at 400 yards in New Mexico last July and galloped out with big strides in a terrific 12.0 gate drill for 220 yards prior to her last win. Kiss Thru Fire, who won an All-American Futurity trial two outs back and Up And Atem, in search of his third straight win are the other contenders.

Final thoughts

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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, October 19.

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FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 24.71 49.85 1:15.53 1:28.01 1:39.90


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Warrior’s Moon 122 6 4 3–1½ 3–½ 3–1 1–1½ 1–1¾ Prat 1.30
2 Sassyserb 122 2 1 2–2 2–1 2–1½ 2–hd 2–½ Cedillo 2.60
4 Lakaya 122 4 6 7 6–½ 5–1½ 4–1½ 3–½ Bejarano 8.20
1 Phoenix Tears 115 1 2 1–1 1–1½ 1–½ 3–2 4–hd Diaz, Jr. 116.40
7 Lofty 117 7 5 5–hd 4–hd 6–1½ 5–1½ 5–3¾ Velez 5.60
3 Jodie Faster 122 3 3 4–hd 5–1 4–hd 6–1 6–1¼ Franco 6.00
5 Lucky Long Legs 122 5 7 6–1 7 7 7 7 Roman 12.40

6 WARRIOR’S MOON 4.60 2.80 2.10
2 SASSYSERB 3.20 2.40
4 LAKAYA 3.20

$1 EXACTA (6-2)  $5.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-2-4-1)  $25.52
50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-2-4-1-7)  $307.45 Carryover $95,364
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-2-4)  $8.75

Winner–Warrior’s Moon Ch.f.2 by Jeranimo out of Casual Observer, by Half Ours. Bred by Wade Jacobsen (CA). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Wade Jacobsen. Mutuel Pool $181,881 Exacta Pool $93,672 Superfecta Pool $39,796 Super High Five Pool $7,262 Trifecta Pool $65,638. Scratched–none.

WARRIOR’S MOON angled in and stalked a bit off the rail, came three deep into the stretch with a bid to gain the lead in upper stretch, inched away in midstretch and won clear under some urging with the whip turned down and a late crack of the stick and a hold in the final stages. SASSYSERB had speed outside a rival then stalked just off the inside, bid alongside the pacesetter leaving the second turn and between foes in upper stretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong but held second between horses late. LAKAYA in a bit tight between horses into the first turn, chased just off the rail, went between rivals on the second turn, swung four wide into the stretch, drifted in and was edged for the place three deep on the line. PHOENIX TEARS sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, fought back on the second turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show. LOFTY three deep into the first turn, chased between horses then outside a rival leaving the backstretch and three wide on the second turn, angled in outside a foe into the stretch, came out in the drive and could not summon the needed late kick. JODIE FASTER saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and weakened. LUCKY LONG LEGS a bit slow to begin, went up four wide into the first turn then chased three deep, fell back nearing the second turn, angled to the inside on that turn and into the stretch and lacked a response in the drive.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 24.87 49.92 1:15.77 1:29.02 1:42.73


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Conformation 118 1 2 2–1 2–½ 1–1 1–½ 1–nk Diaz, Jr. 3.20
5 Tequila Sunrise 125 4 3 3–1 3–1 2–½ 2–1 2–½ Meche 0.40
3 Shanghai Barbie 122 3 4 4 4 3–hd 3–3 3–8½ Fuentes 6.90
2 Tengs Rhythm 125 2 1 1–½ 1–hd 4 4 4 Roman 7.00

1 CONFORMATION 8.40 2.60
5 TEQUILA SUNRISE 2.10
3 SHANGHAI BARBIE

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)  $25.80
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $6.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-3)  $8.75

Winner–Conformation Dbb.f.4 by Medaglia d’Oro out of Cabo, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ). Bred by Hallmarc Stallions LLC (FL). Trainer: Ben D. A. Cecil. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $86,703 Daily Double Pool $31,664 Exacta Pool $31,981 Trifecta Pool $20,436. Scratched–Discrete Stevie B.

CONFORMATION prompted the pace inside, took a short advantage into the second turn, inched away leaving that turn, came out a bit into the stretch, fought back off the rail in midstretch and gamely prevailed under urging between foes late. TEQUILA SUNRISE stalked outside a rival then bid three deep leaving the backstretch, tracked again leaving the second turn, came three wide into the stretch, bid outside the winner in midstretch, gained a slim and brief advantage a sixteenth out while three wide and was outgamed late. SHANGHAI BARBIE bobbled at the start as the ground broke out behind, saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside past midstretch and continued willingly to the wire. TENGS RHYTHM had good early speed and set a pressured pace outside the winner then between horses leaving the backstretch, fought back between foes into the second turn, fell back some a quarter mile out and weakened.

THIRD RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 24.84 49.65 1:13.95 1:39.58 1:46.30


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Boogalute 125 4 3 1–2 1–hd 1–hd 1–4 1–6¼ Prat 1.10
5 Broke Away Grey 125 5 6 5–hd 5–hd 4–hd 4–3½ 2–4¼ Pereira 1.80
6 Fast as Cass 125 6 1 2–2½ 2–2 2–4 2–2½ 3–hd Fuentes 6.30
3 Union Station 117 3 5 6 6 5–½ 5–4½ 4–1¼ Velez 18.40
1 Indy Jones 115 1 2 3–½ 3–2 3–4½ 3–hd 5–14 Diaz, Jr. 18.70
2 Lagoon Macaroon 122 2 4 4–3 4–2½ 6 6 6 Maldonado 6.40

4 BOOGALUTE 4.20 2.60 2.20
5 BROKE AWAY GREY 2.80 2.40
6 FAST AS CASS 3.20

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $26.20
$1 EXACTA (4-5)  $4.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-5-6-3)  $4.26
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-6)  $7.40

Winner–Boogalute Dbb.g.5 by Midnight Lute out of Bridal Song, by Vicar. Bred by Buck Pond Farm, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Slugo Racing. Mutuel Pool $165,754 Daily Double Pool $14,452 Exacta Pool $70,437 Superfecta Pool $34,381 Trifecta Pool $49,296. Scratched–none.

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50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-4) paid $14.45. Pick Three Pool $44,259.

BOOGALUTE sped between horses to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back along the rail on the backstretch and second turn, kicked clear again under urging in upper stretch and drew off under steady handling and a long hold late. BROKE AWAY GREY chased outside a rival then between horses into the second turn, came out some in the stretch and was clearly second best. FAST AS CASS had speed outside then stalked off the rail, bid alongside the winner on the backstretch and second turn, was not a match for that one in the stretch and weakened but just held third. UNION STATION saved ground chasing the pace, came out in the stretch and was edged for the show. INDY JONES stalked inside then a bit off the rail on the backstretch and second turn and weakened in the drive. LAGOON MACAROON chased outside a rival then off the rail on the backstretch, went three deep into the second turn, dropped back off the rail, angled in some nearing the stretch and gave way.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 23.57 47.95 1:11.90 1:24.20 1:36.84


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Navy Queen 115 6 2 1–1½ 1–1 1–½ 1–1½ 1–2¼ Diaz, Jr. 5.50
3 Slew’s Screen Star 122 3 5 4–1 5–½ 4–1 3–1 2–1¼ Mn Garcia 14.90
4 Big Time Grammy 122 4 4 7–hd 8 6–hd 5–1 3–ns Fuentes 10.30
8 Ride Sally Ride 122 8 6 5–1 3–1 2–½ 2–3 4–4¼ T Baze 3.50
2 Wicked Fresh 122 2 7 8 6–2½ 5–1 6–hd 5–½ Talamo 4.10
1 California Kook 117 1 8 6–hd 7–1½ 8 8 6–¾ Velez 3.20
7 Measureofdevotion 122 7 3 3–hd 2–½ 3–2 4–½ 7–½ Figueroa 3.90
5 Goveness Sheila 122 5 1 2–1 4–½ 7–1½ 7–1 8 Pereira 34.00

6 NAVY QUEEN 13.00 6.60 4.20
3 SLEW’S SCREEN STAR 13.80 8.20
4 BIG TIME GRAMMY 4.40

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-6)  $37.00
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $76.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-3-4-8)  $224.31
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-4)  $280.20
50-CENT Z-5 SUPER HI-5 (6-3-4-8-2)   Carryover $99,251

Winner–Navy Queen B.f.2 by Midshipman out of Miss Nicolie, by Walter Willy (IRE). Bred by Regan Wright & Don Gibb (CA). Trainer: Russell G. Childs. Owner: Wright, Regan and Gibb, Don. Mutuel Pool $149,767 Daily Double Pool $17,651 Exacta Pool $76,819 Superfecta Pool $39,867 Trifecta Pool $59,515 Z-5 Super Hi-5 Pool $5,093. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-4-6) paid $35.60. Pick Three Pool $13,735.

NAVY QUEEN had speed between horses then outside a rival, inched away and set the pace a bit off the rail then inside, dueled along the fence leaving the second turn, inched away again just off the fence under urging in the stretch and won clear. SLEW’S SCREEN STAR chased inside, split horses into the second turn, angled in on that turn then came out into the stretch, angled in again past midstretch and gained the place. BIG TIME GRAMMY pulled early, chased between horses then outside a rival to the stretch, angled inward in midstretch and edged a rival for the show. RIDE SALLY RIDE also pulled her way along outside then stalked alongside a rival, bid outside the winner leaving the second turn and into the stretch and was edged late for third. WICKED FRESH broke in and a bit slowly, came out into the first turn and chased three wide to the stretch and did not rally. CALIFORNIA KOOK also broke a bit slowly, saved ground off the pace, went around a rival in deep stretch and lacked the necessary response. MEASUREOFDEVOTION tugged three deep early then stalked a bit off the rail to the stretch and weakened. GOVENESS SHEILA had speed inside then saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back inside on the second turn and also weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.59 46.30 1:12.08 1:18.89


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Claim of Passion 122 3 2 2–½ 2–1 1–1 1–2½ Franco 1.00
2 Brace for Impact 122 2 5 3–1 4–3½ 2–1½ 2–4½ Maldonado 7.10
1 Corrana En Limen 122 1 1 1–hd 1–hd 3–10 3–7½ Mn Garcia 10.40
6 Nil Phet 122 5 3 5 5 4 4 Flores 21.70
5 Satchel Paige 122 4 4 4–1 3–1 dnf Fuentes 1.20

3 CLAIM OF PASSION 4.00 2.80 2.10
2 BRACE FOR IMPACT 6.20 4.00
1 CORRANA EN LIMEN 3.20

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $32.80
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $12.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-1-6)  $12.85
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-1)  $22.30

Winner–Claim of Passion B.g.3 by Acclamation out of Passionate, by Vronsky. Bred by Old English Rancho (CA). Trainer: Philip D’Amato. Owner: The Ellwood Johnston Trust, Thompson, Michelle and Thompson, Odes. Mutuel Pool $205,704 Daily Double Pool $17,536 Exacta Pool $77,912 Superfecta Pool $35,229 Trifecta Pool $56,509. Scratched–Conte Cavour.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-6-3) paid $20.85. Pick Three Pool $46,386. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-4-6-3/4) 593 tickets with 4 correct paid $119.50. Pick Four Pool $92,843. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-1-4-6-3/4) 890 tickets with 5 correct paid $352.10. Pick Five Pool $364,538.

CLAIM OF PASSION pressed the pace three deep then outside a rival, took the lead into the stretch, inched away under urging nearing midstretch and won clear. BRACE FOR IMPACT broke a bit slowly and steadied when crowded, went up inside to press the pace then stalked along the rail, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch to loom a threat behind the winner in midstretch, then could not match that one while clearly second best. CORRANA EN LIMEN broke out a bit, sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and weakened in the final furlong. NIL PHET chased off the rail, steadied at the injured runner past midway on the turn, angled in and weakened. SATCHEL PAIGE stalked between horses then outside a rival, loomed up on the turn then took a bad step and suffered a catastrophic injury in the left front and was vanned off.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. ‘California Flag H.’. Stakes. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.41 44.52 55.66 1:01.51


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

5 Castle 117 4 1 1–½ 1–1½ 1–½ 1–nk Cedillo 5.00
8 Grinning Tiger 117 7 3 2–1 2–1½ 2–1½ 2–1¼ Figueroa 7.80
3 King Abner 119 3 2 5–2 5–1½ 4–½ 3–ns Mn Garcia 8.10
1 What a View 122 1 5 4–1½ 3–hd 3–1½ 4–½ T Baze 3.30
2 Tribalist 121 2 7 6–hd 6–2 5–2 5–5¾ Prat 1.10
6 My Friend Emma 122 5 4 3–1 4–1½ 6–5 6–2¼ Amador 11.20
7 Portando 117 6 6 7 7 7 7 Fuentes 32.60

5 CASTLE 12.00 5.00 3.00
8 GRINNING TIGER 9.00 5.80
3 KING ABNER 5.40

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)  $25.00
$1 EXACTA (5-8)  $44.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-8-3-1)  $121.38
50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-8-3-1-2)  $931.15 Carryover $101,114
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-8-3)  $103.05

Winner–Castle B.g.6 by Slew’s Tiznow out of Grand Advice, by Mr. Greeley. Bred by Eagle Ridge Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Where We At. Mutuel Pool $269,034 Daily Double Pool $24,231 Exacta Pool $123,841 Superfecta Pool $47,230 Super High Five Pool $9,764 Trifecta Pool $80,496. Scratched–General Interest.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-3-5) paid $44.65. Pick Three Pool $29,147.

CASTLE sped to the early lead and angled in, set the pace inside, inched away on the turn, came a bit off the rail into the stretch, responded when challenged again and held on gamely under urging. GRINNING TIGER stalked off the rail then bid outside the winner leaving the backstretch, tracked that one on the turn, came out into the stretch, bid again alongside that rival in midstretch and continued willingly but was outgamed. KING ABNER broke in slightly, chased a bit off the rail on the backstretch and turn, came out in the stretch and got up for the show three deep on the line. WHAT A VIEW a step slow to begin, stalked inside, came out for room in midstretch and was edged for third between foes late. TRIBALIST bobbled in a bit of a slow start, chased inside, continued along the rail on the turn and through the stretch and continued willingly to be edged for a minor share. MY FRIEND EMMA stalked outside a rival, drifted out a bit on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. PORTANDO a step slow into stride, angled in and chased outside a rival, found the rail on the turn and also weakened.

SEVENTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.37 46.26 58.73 1:05.60


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Shuster 122 1 5 1–½ 1–1 1–5 1–4½ Prat 8.20
4 Papster 122 4 3 4–2 4–2 3–1½ 2–1¼ T Baze 2.20
5 Flat White 122 5 4 3–4 3–5 2–½ 3–3¼ Cedillo 6.10
2 Totally Tiger 122 2 1 5–1 6 5–1½ 4–6¼ Bejarano 1.80
7 Whispering Flame 122 6 2 6 5–hd 6 5–5½ Espinoza 10.80
3 Zero Down 122 3 6 2–½ 2–1 4–4 6 Mn Garcia 4.10

1 SHUSTER 18.40 5.60 3.80
4 PAPSTER 3.80 3.20
5 FLAT WHITE 4.60

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $128.20
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $33.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-5-2)  $43.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-5)  $104.40

Winner–Shuster B.c.2 by Curlin to Mischief out of Roses for Joni, by Unusual Heat. Bred by William Branch & Arnold Hill (CA). Trainer: Leonard Powell. Owner: Branch, William and Hill, Arnold. Mutuel Pool $208,027 Daily Double Pool $25,729 Exacta Pool $90,593 Superfecta Pool $42,677 Trifecta Pool $64,936. Scratched–Very Irish.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-5-1) paid $44.00. Pick Three Pool $27,420.

SHUSTER a bit slow to begin, went up inside to gain the lead, set a pressured pace along the rail, inched away on the turn, opened up into the stretch and drew off under a steady hand ride and a long hold late. PAPSTER chased a bit off the rail then inside, continued along the fence on the turn and in the stretch and picked up the place. FLAT WHITE stalked early then bid three deep leaving the backstretch, tracked off the rail on the turn and three wide into the stretch and bested the others. TOTALLY TIGER chased inside then a bit off the rail to the stretch and lacked a rally. WHISPERING FLAME wide early, settled off the rail then outside a rival on the turn and three wide into the stretch and was not a threat. ZERO DOWN a bit slow into stride, went up between horses then pressed the pace outside the winner and between foes leaving the backstretch, stalked a bit off the rail on the turn and gave way in the stretch.

EIGHTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 21.92 45.32 57.18 1:03.27


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Blue Sky Baby 122 3 5 2–hd 2–1 2–4 1–¾ Prat 3.60
1 Nu Pi Lambda 122 1 2 1–½ 1–1 1–½ 2–1¼ Espinoza 1.00
5 Danceformunny 122 5 7 7–1½ 7–2 3–hd 3–7 Bejarano 5.50
10 Lucia’s Design 117 8 4 4–hd 6–7 6–2½ 4–¾ Velez 15.40
7 Queen Licia 122 7 1 5–½ 5–1 4–½ 5–½ Mn Garcia 11.20
2 Lace 122 2 8 8 8 7–hd 6–¾ Pereira 10.30
6 Bayonce 122 6 6 6–8 4–hd 5–1½ 7–9¾ Cedillo 25.40
4 Golden Chrome 122 4 3 3–1 3–hd 8 8 Roman 12.80

3 BLUE SKY BABY 9.20 3.40 2.60
1 NU PI LAMBDA 2.80 2.20
5 DANCEFORMUNNY 2.80

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $67.80
$1 EXACTA (3-1)  $10.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-1-5-10)  $18.46
50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-1-5-10-7)  $364.25 Carryover $105,479
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-5)  $19.75

Winner–Blue Sky Baby Dbb.f.2 by Pioneerof the Nile out of Maggie d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro. Bred by Breeze Easy LLC (KY). Trainer: Philip D’Amato. Owner: Lombardi, Michael V. and Platts, Joey. Mutuel Pool $263,968 Daily Double Pool $99,801 Exacta Pool $130,379 Superfecta Pool $75,755 Super High Five Pool $22,883 Trifecta Pool $101,727. Scratched–Bruja Escarlata, Le Tub, Reducta (GB).

50-Cent Pick Three (5-1-3) paid $156.80. Pick Three Pool $106,980. 50-Cent Pick Four (3/4-5-1-3) 1088 tickets with 4 correct paid $219.00. Pick Four Pool $312,137. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-3/4-5-1-3) 81 tickets with 5 correct paid $2,107.45. Pick Five Pool $223,671. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (4-6-3/4-5-1-3) 34 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,737.96. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $110,613. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $239,019.

BLUE SKY BABY had speed to press the pace between horses then stalked a bit off the rail on the turn, re-bid outside the runner-up in midstretch under urging, gained the advantage in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. NU PI LAMBDA sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, inched away on the turn, fought back along the fence through the final furlong and continued willingly to the wire. DANCEFORMUNNY dropped back and angled in a bit off the rail, found the inside on the turn, came out in midstretch and finished well. LUCIA’S DESIGN stalked outside then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a rally. QUEEN LICIA well placed stalking the pace off the rail then between foes into and on the turn and outside a rival into the stretch, weakened in the drive. LACE bobbled some then stumbled in the second step to drop back inside, came out into the stretch and did not rally. BAYONCE settled outside then off the rail, angled in on the backstretch and stalked inside, continued along the rail on the turn and in the stretch and weakened. GOLDEN CHROME went up to press the pace three deep then stalked off the rail on the turn, angled in entering the stretch and had little left for the drive.


Attendance Handle
On-Track 6,116 $903,269
Inter-Track N/A $1,981,256
Out of State N/A $3,649,001
TOTAL 6,116 $6,533,526

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, October 20.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 15th day of a 23-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Meso Jorge Velez 117 John W. Sadler 8-5 25,000
2 Girl Can Partie J.C. Diaz, Jr. 117 Val Brinkerhoff 4-1 25,000
3 Discreet Diva Flavien Prat 122 Vann Belvoir 9-5 25,000
4 Chalky Brice Blanc 125 Jay Nehf 7-2 25,000
5 Reds Sacred Appeal Evin Roman 122 Lisa Bernard 8-1 25,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 La Shirimp Abel Cedillo 122 Philip D’Amato 4-1
2 Bodhicitta Flavien Prat 122 Richard Baltas 5-2
3 So Much Happy Tiago Pereira 122 George Papaprodromou 4-1
4 Unicorn Jorge Velez 117 Richard Baltas 6-5
5 Golden Necklace Victor Espinoza 122 James M. Cassidy 10-1
6 Wicked Liar Joseph Talamo 122 James M. Cassidy 15-1

THIRD RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Shake N Fries Evin Roman 122 Steven Miyadi 5-2 25,000
2 Surprise Fashion Ruben Fuentes 122 Victor L. Garcia 12-1 25,000
3 Camby Joseph Talamo 125 Mark Glatt 2-1 25,000
4 Jen Go Unchained Abel Cedillo 122 Mike Puype 5-1 25,000
5 Into a Hot Spot Edwin Maldonado 125 Jeff Mullins 7-2 25,000
6 Big Bad Gary Tiago Pereira 125 Ruben Gomez 15-1 25,000
7 Bouncing Around Ignacio Puglisi 125 Jack Carava 5-1 25,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Farquhar Jorge Velez 117 Vladimir Cerin 7-2
2 Friendly Outthedor Abel Cedillo 125 Peter Eurton 8-1
3 Commanding Chief Flavien Prat 122 John W. Sadler 3-1
4 Ghost Street Martin Garcia 122 Patrick Gallagher 9-2
5 Go Daddy Go Aaron Gryder 122 Brian J. Koriner 8-1
6 Montana Moon Ruben Fuentes 122 Shelbe Ruis 12-1
7 Never Easy Rafael Bejarano 122 Richard E. Mandella 2-1

FIFTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $70,000. ‘Sunny Slope Stakes (R)’. 2 year olds. State bred.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Raging Whiskey Evin Roman 124 Doug F. O’Neill 2-1
2 Strongconstitution Martin Garcia 122 Doug F. O’Neill 3-1
3 Mo Hawk Flavien Prat 122 Bob Baffert 9-5
4 Fore Left Mario Gutierrez 124 Doug F. O’Neill 3-1
5 Zimba Warrior Rafael Bejarano 122 J. Keith Desormeaux 12-1

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Kiss Today Goodbye Efrain Hernandez 122 J. Eric Kruljac 10-1
2 Rager Martin Garcia 122 Andrew Lerner 10-1
3 Drasario Jorge Velez 117 Richard Baltas 5-1
4 Goalie Abel Cedillo 122 Philip D’Amato 4-1
5 Much More Halo Evin Roman 122 Bob Baffert 3-1
6 Jamason Rafael Bejarano 122 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 15-1
7 Rookie Mistake Mario Gutierrez 122 Doug F. O’Neill 5-2
8 Fantasy Game Tyler Baze 122 Steven Miyadi 6-1
Also Eligible
9 Knifes Edge Brice Blanc 122 George Papaprodromou 12-1
10 Phast Pharoah Victor Espinoza 122 Jeff Bonde 6-1
11 Champers Abel Cedillo 122 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 6-1
12 Nineeleventurbo Flavien Prat 122 Neil D. Drysdale 7-2

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Street Class Ruben Fuentes 122 Michael W. McCarthy 6-1
2 Bold Endeavor Mario Gutierrez 120 George Papaprodromou 8-1
3 Mutineer Martin Garcia 120 Doug F. O’Neill 6-1
4 Soul Beam Geovanni Franco 125 Jorge Periban 12-1
5 Curlin Rules Jorge Velez 120 John W. Sadler 5-2 40,000
6 French Getaway Rafael Bejarano 125 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 5-1 40,000
7 Proverb Abel Cedillo 122 Richard Baltas 8-5

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. State bred.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Rocks and Salt Flavien Prat 122 Carla Gaines 8-1
2 Cleveland Cat Joseph Talamo 122 Matthew Chew 10-1
3 Fly the Sky J.C. Diaz, Jr. 115 Steven Miyadi 5-2
4 Canyon Crest Victor Espinoza 122 Michael W. McCarthy 5-1
5 If Id Told You Tyler Baze 122 Gary Mandella 12-1
6 One Fast Bro Ruben Fuentes 122 Shelbe Ruis 4-1
7 I Will Not Mario Gutierrez 122 Doug F. O’Neill 5-1
8 Tropical Terror Abel Cedillo 122 James M. Cassidy 12-1
9 Blues Rapper Geovanni Franco 122 Carla Gaines 6-1