first_imgPeter Eurton7112111117%$659,166 Mark Glatt56810914%$430,222 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Corey Nakatani11219111617%$932,848 Rafael Bejarano21051312724%$2,344,288 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer13626192119%$3,038,128 Tyler Baze23129242813%$1,639,414 Elvis Trujillo17221191512%$1,182,420 Fernando Perez15115181510%$688,300 Joseph Talamo19723203212%$1,522,440 Brice Blanc4472416%$289,460 Martin Pedroza14114201810%$603,024 Peter Miller12021251318%$1,162,406 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won -30- Drayden Van Dyke16718202111%$1,149,616 Santiago Gonzalez8510101312%$536,064 Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Philip D’Amato571210921%$568,340 John Sadler10114151514%$903,584 Bob Baffert8318151122%$1,673,492 Mario Gutierrez8661097%$373,190 Kent Desormeaux15629301919%$1,676,700 Hector Palma2664123%$142,120 Thomas Proctor4266314%$491,278 TEXAS RED WORKS HALF MILE IN RETURN TO SANTA ANITA            Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, walking a tightrope without a net in his quest to make the Kentucky Derby on May 2, had his first breeze Saturday morning since recovering from an abscessed right foot, working a half mile in 51.40 under exercise rider Humberto Tellez.“I got him in 51 flat,” said part owner and trainer Keith Desormeaux. “It’s about what we wanted. Today doesn’t mean anything; it’s next week when you’re gonna let him roll. Next Saturday, you’ll see some real work.”The workout marked the first recorded drill for Texas Red since Jan. 24, prior to his impressive runner-up finish by a neck to Lord Nelson in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1. Following that race, Texas Red’s first as a 3-year-old, he was shipped to the Premier Equine Center in Oakdale, about five hours north of Santa Anita in California’s Central Valley, to recover from the abscess. He returned to Santa Anita last Sunday.Desormeaux hopes use either the April 4 Santa Anita Derby or the April 11 Arkansas Derby as a steppingstone to the Run for the Roses.Desormeaux said Friday morning that Texas Red’s “next race will depend on the liveliness of his works; is he finishing well, is he galloping out well, is he coming back after the works in good shape?”Keith added that his brother, Kent, a three-time Kentucky Derby winner, would work Texas Red next out. “We’ll put him on next week,” Keith said. “He wants to go too fast.”SHIRREFFS KNOWS A CHAMPION WHEN HE SEES ONEJohn Shirreffs knows a great horse when he sees one. He trained Zenyatta.He’s seen Shared Belief run, too, and while the gelded son of Candy Ride hasn’t reeledoff 19 straight victories before suffering his first loss, such as Zenyatta did, he sure is on a roll, with 10 wins from 11 starts and a valid excuse for his only defeat, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.Heart, talent, determination all come in to play in formulating a champion’s DNA. But there’s more than that, in the eyes of Shirreffs, a former Marine and surfer, who reached racing’s mountain top with Zenyatta, the magnificent mare whose last-to-first running style bordered on pure fantasy.“I saw Shared Belief run in the Santa Anita Handicap, and he looked pretty good, didn’t he?” Shirreffs said, chuckling at his understatement.“I guess you’d have to say there’s the Mike Smith factor, since he rides Shared Belief and rode Zenyatta. But also, I think there are a lot of people at the barn who really care about the horse and give him great support.“It’s a team effort, from the groom to Jerry (Hollendorfer) with all his experience as a trainer. The whole support system just works, and when you get a special horse, it all works together very well.” A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Flavien Prat1101013129%$583,006 Martin Garcia11123151221%$1,690,580 Tiago Pereira1001291412%$412,108 Doug O’Neill13616132112%$811,944 Mike Smith8817191219%$2,071,681 Ron Ellis4793719%$355,880 Gary Stevens8513141415%$1,246,498 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief, No. 1 in the World’s Best Racehorse rankings released Thursday by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, is not definite to make his next start in the Oaklawn Handicap on April 11. “We’re going to look at the race,” Jerry Hollendorfer said on a hot and getting hotter Saturday morning, “but it’s not written in stone yet.” . . . Shared Belief’s lone conqueror, Bayern, who defeated the Candy Ride gelding in the controversial Breeders’ Cup Classic, worked four furlongs in company under regular rider Martin Garcia in 47.60 with Bob Baffert watching with interest. “I’m really happy with the way he went,” Baffert said. Stablemate Enchanted Fortune was clocked in 47.80 . . . Secret Circle, headed to Dubai for the $2 million Golden Shaheen on March 28, worked seven furlongs for Baffert in 1:25.80 from the gate . . . Grazenette, nominated to next Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes, worked five furlongs for Phil D’Amato in 1:02.20 . . . Mike Smith rides El Camino Real third-place finisher Conquest Typhoon for Mark Casse in next Saturday’s Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, agent Brad Pegram reports . . .The Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be run in three weeks on Saturday, April 4, was won 50 years ago on March 6, 1965, by supplemental entrant Lucky Debonair. Trained by Frank Catrone and ridden by Bill Shoemaker, Lucky Debonair would go on to win the Kentucky Derby, and in 1966, the Santa Anita Handicap . . . Santa Anita presents the world-famous Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship next Saturday, March 21, in its spacious infield.Taste delicious samplings from the masters of BBQ and watch a full card of Thoroughbred racing. Special packages are available at . . . Saturday, March 28, features the Grade III Tokyo City Cup on Japan Family Day, with the Ramen Yokocho Festival in the infield. For more details, visit . . . The Sam Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held March 23 at the California Country Club, 1509 South Workman Mill Rd. in Whittier, with proceeds benefiting disabled jockeys. Lunch, auction, raffle and golf will be available at $125 per golfer or $40 per person and includes steak luncheon, live auction and raffle. Sign in starts at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. in a four-man scramble. To register or for more information, visit Felipe Valdez57811914%$260,578 James Cassidy57971016%$348,800 JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED BACK ON TRACK GREAT TEAMWORK MAKES A GREAT HORSECLASSIC WINNER BAYERN BREEZES HALF MILE Jeff Bonde2990331%$322,480 Richard Baltas58129421%$479,028 Richard Mandella4989916%$573,116 Mike Puype85712118%$362,436 Victor Espinoza14928292119%$1,857,856 Brandon Boulanger11165105%$212,346 Edwin Maldonado1021191211%$445,804 Steven Miyadi3275222%$214,740 (Current Through Friday, March 13) Mark Casse54105719%$777,168last_img

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