STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

  • NEW OWNERS ‘BONDE’ WITH TRAINER
  • $465,219 AT THE END OF THE ‘RAINBOW’
  • MIKE SMITH WORKS PARADISE WOODS

FATHER & SON OWNERS AMONG RACING’S NEW FACES

In a game clamoring for new owners, perhaps no one meets the criteria more than John Del Secco and his father, David, who campaign as Del Secco DCS Racing.

John is an 18-year-old from Pleasanton in Northern California bound for the University of Kentucky as a freshman in August on a scholarship to major in equine science. David runs a construction business in the Bay Area.

Among the horses they own is Sparky Ville, a three-year-old son of Candy Ride entered in Saturday’s Grade III Lazaro Barrera Stakes, and the two-year-old filly Go Big Blue Nation, who has been firing bullets and looms an odds-on choice for her debut in today’s third race.

Both horses are trained by Jeff Bonde. Go Big Blue Nation, a daughter of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, is named for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

At Clockers’ Corner this morning, John was proudly sporting the school’s colors, wearing a blue T-shirt with white letters spelling out “Kentucky.”

“My dad always took me to the fairs and I got hooked on it,” said John in explaining his introduction to racing. “That’s how it all started. We met Jeff in Pleasanton four years ago and have 12 horses in training with him now.”

Bonde, 64, a successful fixture in both Northern and Southern California for decades, has Sparky Ville back in a sprint after the chestnut gelding finished sixth in the 1 1/16-mile Golden Gate Derby on April 27.

“This is his distance,” Bonde said of the seven furlong Laz Barrera. “He’s doing well for the race.”

Sparky Ville captured the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs Feb. 10 on a wet/fast track, getting up by a nose at 7-1 under Joel Rosario.

RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER REACHES $465,219

For the 15th consecutive racing day, there was no single ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot yesterday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Mother’s Day of $465,219.

With $154,251 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool reached $584,251 and although there was no single ticket winner, there were 35 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,355.90.

With a nine-race card on tap today, the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes, slotted as race seven, is the feature. For California-bred or sired fillies and mares at one mile on turf, the Mark Glatt-trained Gypsy Blu is the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of nine.

Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m. PT.

LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:

Bolo works 5 furlongs (Gaines) 5-12-19

Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs (Shirreffs) 5-12-19

Preakness Memories:   Kent Desormeaux recaps Real Quiet’s win in 1998.

Preakness Memories:
  Victor Espinoza highlights War Emblem as his favorite Preakness Victory.

Preakness Memories:  Gary Stevens talks about Silver Charm in 1997.

Bob Baffert talks with Zoe Cadman about his three Kentucky Derby runners following the first Saturday in May.

Weekend Watch: Highlighting  weekend action at Santa Anita Park starting May 11th, 2019

Pleasant d’ Oro works 4 furlongs (Callaghan) 5-11-19

Gift Box (Outside) and  Foxtail worked 6 furlongs (Sadler) 5-11-19

Soi Phet worked 4 furlongs (Powell) 5-11-19

Vantastic worked 4 Furlongs (Eurton) 5-11-19

FINISH LINES: With Mike Smith aboard, Paradise Woods worked five furlongs this morning in a bullet 1:00.60 for John Shirreffs, who is considering either the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park June 8 or the Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita June 1 for her next race. It was the fastest of 42 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:02.68. Streaking Danuska’s Girl, winner of three straight including the Grade III Las Flores last out on April 7, worked five furlongs on the training track in 1:01.40 for this Saturday’s Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs. Regular rider Geovanni Franco was aboard for Jerry Hollendorfer. The Hall of Fame trainer also sent monster mare Vasilika six furlongs on the training track in 1:17.20 for the Grade I Gamely on May 27. In all there were 196 recorded workouts Sunday, 49 on the training track . . . A Ruben Sandwich for the Railbird: The Rule of King’s, winner of Saturday’s second race by 4 1/2 lengths under Ruben Fuentes for trainer Ruben Gomez, was breaking from the number one post position for the fourth consecutive race, losing the previous three but scoring as the favorite in the six furlong claiming race at the $30,000 level . . . Bob Baffert was off for Kentucky this morning after supervising workouts at Santa Anita. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer has won the Preakness a record seven times and goes for No. 8 with Improbable in the second jewel this Saturday, May 18. Fans at Santa Anita on Preakness Day can enjoy a Chandelier Room party and a Michelada Rumble and Vintage Car Show, the latter two events in the track’s massive Infield. For details, please visit santaanita.com/events . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing Monday through Thursday, with live action resuming at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. Simulcast racing is offered Wednesday and Thursday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.

SANTA ANITA STATISTICS

(Current  from April 12 through Saturday, May 11)

Jockey

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Rafael Bejarano

66

12

11

12

18%

53%

$634,079

Flavien Prat

39

11

11

4

28%

67%

$542,115

Tiago Pereira

58

11

4

10

19%

43%

$461,792

Ruben Fuentes

60

10

9

9

17%

47%

$376,386

Joseph Talamo

52

10

8

8

19%

50%

$499,912

Victor Espinoza

29

9

2

2

31%

45%

$501,385

Kent Desormeaux

26

8

2

4

31%

54%

$326,718

Drayden Van Dyke

41

7

7

6

17%

49%

$454,792

Aaron Gryder

43

6

8

3

14%

40%

$295,003

Edwin Maldonado

27

6

4

6

22%

59%

$200,344

Mario Gutierrez

28

5

7

4

18%

57%

$279,269

Martin Garcia

27

4

7

8

15%

70%

$260,126

Geovanni Franco

32

3

4

5

9%

38%

$198,118

Heriberto Figueroa

25

3

0

0

12%

12%

$94,331

Martin Pedroza

20

2

5

3

10%

50%

$136,333

Assael Espinoza

23

2

4

4

9%

43%

$125,345

Jorge Velez

22

2

3

3

9%

36%

$88,086

Brice Blanc

13

2

2

1

15%

38%

$120,150

Trainer

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Doug O’Neill

37

12

3

10

32%

68%

$502,438

Richard Baltas

33

9

7

3

27%

58%

$520,848

John Sadler

27

7

4

6

26%

63%

$459,244

Mark Glatt

33

6

8

2

18%

48%

$291,994

Philip D’ Amato

31

6

4

1

19%

35%

$313,652

J. Keith Desormeaux

15

4

2

2

27%

53%

$142,753

Andrew Lerner

7

4

0

0

57%

57%

$111,020

Jerry Hollendorfer

22

3

7

2

14%

55%

$202,979

Steve Knapp

16

3

3

3

19%

56%

$120,216

J. Eric Kruljac

15

3

2

2

20%

47%

$150,857

John Shirreffs

12

3

2

1

25%

50%

$243,291

William Spawr

11

3

1

3

27%

64%

$108,065

Richard Mandella

15

3

1

3

20%

47%

$129,902

George Papaprodromou

12

3

0

2

25%

42%

$70,662

Tim Yakteen

8

3

0

1

38%

50%

$86,793

Bob Baffert

14

2

5

3

14%

71%

$175,331

Vladimir Cerin

21

2

4

4

10%

48%

$115,546

Michael McCarthy

12

2

3

1

17%

50%

$119,713