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.
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
- King Abner–Tyler Baze–120
- Unusually Green–Mario Gutierrez–120
- Surfing Star–Flavien Prat–120
- Edwards Going Left–Joel Rosario–122
- 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.