Horse Racing News by Brad Free
Grade 2 winner St Trinians, whose shining moment was when she gave Zenyatta a scare in the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap in 2010, has been retired from racing, trainer Mike Mitchell said Tuesday.
The time was slow, the track was dark, and Amazombie was well under the radar in an early-morning workout Wednesday at Del Mar. He may be under-noticed again Sunday as third horse in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby.
The 3-year-old filly turf division is about to get awfully crowded at Del Mar.
St Trinians will have a different rider for the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap on June 18, trainer Mike Mitchell confirmed Tuesday.
Saturday was a tough day for even-money favorites in graded stakes at Hollywood Park.
Santa Anita jockey Garrett Gomez, who led the nation in purse earnings four of the past five years, will hire a new agent in coming weeks.
Clubhouse Ride, among the top 3-year-olds in California, is off the Kentucky Derby trail, trainer Craig Lewis announced Monday morning at Santa Anita.
he pecking order in the older female division is up for revision Sunday at Santa Anita, where all the big names are trying something different in the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes.
The field for the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate on Saturday will include the third Grade 1 winner in the race's history: Comma to the Top, the likely favorite, won the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity in December at Hollywood Park.
One thing was missing from the Santa Anita meet's richest Grade 1 for older horses -- a favorite.