SAN PASQUAL STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES MARTIN PEDROZA, BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, WINNER: “Everybody seems to think that he has to have the lead, but he doesn’t necessarily. He’s not really quick from the gate, so you have to send him to get position. Once you get him going though, he’s OK. The reason we send him is because of that, he’s […]

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SHAM STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, MIDNIGHT HAWK, WINNER: “It kind of turned into a match race today. Today, more so than winning I wanted to find out if he could go long. If you can’t go long, there’s no use worrying about anything else. He proved he could go long. “He was much better in the […]

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PEDROZA GUIDES BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)–Favored Blueskiesnrainbows was sent from the gate and dictated the pace throughout to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Martin Pedroza, getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.17. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, 5-year-old Blueskiesnrainbows came off a similar gate to wire win going 1 1/8 […]

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BAFFERT’S MIDNIGHT HAWK STAMPS HIMSELF AS DERBY ‘A-LISTER’ WITH IMPRESSIVE 1 ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN GRADE III SHAM UNDER SMITH

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2014)–In a performance befitting the race’s namesake, the Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Hawk stretched out to two turns in style, winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, thus stamping himself as a leading contender for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SYNTHETIC TO DIRT NO CONCERN FOR ‘HAWK’ IN SHAM • CALLAGHAN HOPES DIRT IS GREENER FOR ONTOLOGY • ‘SPUD’ TRIES TO MASH FOES FOR MORENO IN SAN PASQUAL • MALDONADO EYES NATIONAL GOALS WITH NEW AGENT SPEEDY MIDNIGHT HAWK STRETCHES OUT IN SHAM STAKES Bob Baffert seeks his third win in just 13 runnings […]

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CHANGETHECHANNEL GOES GATE TO WIRE IN $58,000 VENUS PURSE, TRAINED BY SEAN MCCARTHY, 5-YEAR-OLD MARE GIVES BAZE FIRST WIN SINCE JUNE 9TH

ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED VIA TVG ACCOUNT PAYS $62,592.80 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014)–Changethechannel made the lead early and kept on truckin’ to take Friday’s $58,000 Venus Purse allowance gate to wire and give jockey Tyler Baze his first win since June 9. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by English Channel, Changethechannel, trained by […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SADLER TACKLES BAFFERT IN GRADE III SHAM STAKES • PEDROZA, BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS SET FOR SAN PASQUAL • FAMILY, FUTURE BRING DESORMEAUX TO SANTA ANITA • MUCHO MACHO MAN CEREMONY TAKES PLACE SATURDAY BAFFERT, SADLER SQUARE OFF IN SHAM STAKES SATURDAY Bob Baffert has won the Sham Stakes twice and the Kentucky Derby three times, so […]

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