CLASSY EDWARDS GOING LEFT & UPSTART SURFING STAR HEADLINE SUNDAY’S $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT ONE MILE

CLASSY EDWARDS GOING LEFT & UPSTART SURFING STAR HEADLINE SUNDAY’S $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT ONE MILE

RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2019)–Easily the leading money earner in the field, Edwards Going Left, along with up and coming Surfing Star, headline Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita main track.  Named for two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow, a California-bred son of Cee’s Tizzy who was bred and owned by Cee Straub Rubens and trained by Jay Robbins, the Tiznow has attracted a field of five older horses bred or sired in California.

The Tiznow is a part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

EDWARDS GOING LEFT

Owner:  Hronis Racing, LLC
Trainer:  John Sadler

Claimed out of his first start, a Cal-bred maiden $50,000 claimer on Feb. 9, 2017, this 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Midnight Lute has amassed $528,810 in 17 subsequent starts.  Most recently second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bob Baffert’s talented Ax Man in a seven furlong classified allowance here Feb. 8, Edwards Going Left will try a flat mile for the second time in his career and is without question the class of the field.  With an overall mark of 18-7-3-4, he has earnings of $528,810.

SURFING STAR

Owner:  Nancy Barnhart, Roxana Foxx, Bruce Headley & Marsha Naify
Trainer:  Bruce Headley

A lightly raced 4-year-old California-bred colt by Surf Cat, out of the Strong Hope mare Sister Esperanza, Surf Cat was bred by Old English Rancho and Bruce Headley.  A gate to wire winner of his last two allowance starts, both at one mile, Surfing Star earned a Tiznow-best last out Beyer Speed figure of 96 in his most recent start on Nov. 4, a first condition allowance in open company.  A first condition winner in similar fashion versus Cal-breds two starts back on Oct. 14, Surfing Star took both races by a combined nine lengths and appears more than ready for stakes competition.  With three wins and a second from five starts, he has earnings of $114,325.

THE $100,000 TIZNOW WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER

Race 5 of 9  Approximate post time 3 p.m. PT

  1. King Abner–Tyler Baze–120
  2. Unusually Green–Mario Gutierrez–120
  3. Surfing Star–Flavien Prat–120
  4. Edwards Going Left–Joel Rosario–122
  5. Shades of Victory–Ruben Fuentes–122

First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.