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What the Nation is saying about Alphie's Bet...

"It's unlikely that he'll run at Del Mar again this meet," trainer John Sadler said this morning of Sidney's Candy, his spectacular winner of Saturday's La Jolla Handicap, the major prep for the Grade II, $300,000 Del Mar Derby on Sunday, September 5.   "That race was pretty fast, so I don't e...Read More
The Craig Family Trust's Sidney's Candy, the 7-5 betting favorite, turned in a record-setting performance Saturday in romping to a brilliant triumph in the featured $150,000 La Jolla Handicap under jockey Joel Rosario. Read More
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  • railbird33 · I have been impressed with Candy Ride sired horses, like Smart Strike & Distorted Humor- who have produced some impressive sires. I only hope Sidney stays-- injury free. · 1342 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · |It is very different running on the putting green versus the rough. Let this one do it on a real turf course not the one that is rock hard with blades about 1/4 inch long. · 1341 days ago ·
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JOEL ROSARIO (Sidney's Candy) -- "John (trainer John Sadler) doesn't want me to fight him. We've got to let him do what he does. He broke so sharp and he just wanted to go. So I let him go. I knew we were going fast, but he's such a good horse he can do that. When we turned for home, I opened up wit...Read More
With Kentucky Derby runner and Swaps Stakes runner-up Sidney's Candy leading the way, eight 3-year-olds will tackle the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Saturday in the 70th edition of the Grade II, $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.   Sidney's Candy, who will pack high weight of 121 pounds ...Read More
In what was essentially a match race from start to finish, Skipshot wore down Sidney’s Candy in the final strides to win the $196,000 Swaps Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park.   The 4-1 second choice in the field of four, Skipshot tracked the prohibitive 1-5 favorite, dropped back a bit early i...Read More
The most accomplished 3-year-old in California during the Santa Anita winter meeting was Sidney's Candy, who won three stakes, including the Santa Anita Derby. The most disappointing California-based horse in the Kentucky Derby on May 1 was Sidney's Candy, who faded from contention on the final turn...Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Sidney’s Candy will make his first start since the Kentucky Derby on May 1 when he takes on four other 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Swaps Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park. The Swaps, which is run at 1 1/8 miles over Cushion Track, is one of a pair of Grade II races on ...Read More
Santa Anita Derby winner Sidney’s Candy and “now” horse Golden Itiz turned in their final works Sunday for the $200,000 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park Saturday. The Grade II Swaps is for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on Cushion Track.Read More
Alexis Barba, trainer of Alphie’s Bet, glanced at a sheet with only eight nominees for the $200,000 Swaps Stakes July 17. “It’s not big, but it’s tough,” said Barba of the Grade II test for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on Cushion Track. Expected to join Sham and Snow Chief stakes winner Alphie’s Bet a...Read More
I actually have a few days to recap from the week that was at Hollywood Park. Note that I will be covering the June 23 pick six carryover ($136,973) right here on the blog. The Super High 5 carryover stands at $40,062... Read More
Golden Itiz, the 9-10 favorite, got the job done in his graded stakes debut, wearing down Skipshot in the final yards to win the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap by a half-length Saturday at Hollywood Park. Owned by Mace and Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable and trained by Ron Ellis, the 3-year-old Tiz...Read More
Golden Itiz, an 11 ¼ length winner in his initial two turn race on April 28, will step into graded company for the first time in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park.   Owned by Mace and Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable and trained by Ron Ellis, the Tiznow colt out of...Read More
Perhaps encouraged by the absence of Bourbon Bay, 11 horses were entered in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. II) to be contested May 15 over the Hollywood Park turf. Named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, the Jim Murray Handicap returns to the ...Read More
The performance of the week was turned in by Fly Down in the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park. The promising Nick Zito runner earned a 100 BSF for his romping off the pace win over Drosselmeyer and must be viewed as a major player in the Belmont Stakes. Zito also has Derby runner-up Ice Box...Read More
Grade 3 Sham Stakes winner Alphie's Bet, briefly considered for the Belmont Stakes after winning the Snow Chief for California-bred 3-year-olds April 24 at Hollywood, will not need to ship that far for a race equally ambitious. Trainer Alexis Barba nominated Alphie's Bet for the Grade 2 Jim Murray H...Read More
The Derby Top 10 has been changed to the Triple Crown Ten after the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 1. Congrats to the winning team of Super Saver, Calvin Borel, Todd Pletcher, and WinStar Farm. Everything fell into place for their colt on the first Saturday in May...Read More
Winning Kentucky Derby trainer Todd Pletcher, whose Super Saver is headed to Baltimore for the second leg of the Triple Crown, did not rule out the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 5, as the next start for the filly Devil May Care, who was 10t...Read More
Alphie's Bet, once considered a Kentucky Derby hopeful, is giving his connections new aspirations for the Triple Crown trail. "The Belmont Stakes is one of the things that [trainer] Alexis [Barba] has on the possible agenda because we think he can go longer," co-owner Peter Johnson said.Read More
Sham Stakes (gr. III) winner Alphie's Bet, who missed qualifying for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops the field in the $200,000 TVG Snow chief Stakes, the main event on the 11th California Gold Rush program on April 24 at Hollywood Park.Read More
Updated 2010 Kentucky Derby Graded Stakes earnings as of March 31, 2010. Key contenders Eskendereya, Caracortado, Schoolyard Dreams, Drosselmeyer, Jackson Bend and Pleasant Prince will all likely require more graded stakes earnings to get in. Read More
  • bband · It seems like more horses will get shut out this year than in recent memory. What will be interesting is if Pletcher starts all 7 horses, fully knowing the lesser ones can't compete with his top runners. But what it will do is keep several real contenders out of the race. · 1479 days ago ·
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  • Blue Rooster · Is Drosselmeyer even going to make a showing in the big 3. · 1470 days ago ·
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Alphie's Bet - Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details11/10/12Alphie's Bet10thBHP71 1/16 mTAlwOC 3+ MWhy Not Be PerfectFire With FireSurrey Star1:41.28
View DetailsView Video08/14/10Alphie's Bet3rdDmr91 1/16 mTLa Jolla Handicap-G2 3 MSidney's CandyKid EdwardAlphie's Bet1:39.52
View DetailsView Video07/17/10Alphie's Bet4thBHP91 1/8 mSSwaps-G2 3 MSkipshotSidney's CandySummer Movie1:49.94
View DetailsView Video06/19/10Alphie's Bet3rdBHP81 1/16 mSAffirmed-G3 3 MGolden ItizSkipshotAlphie's Bet1:42.84
View DetailsView Video05/15/10Alphie's Bet10thBHP81 1/2mTJim Murray Handicap-G2 3+ MAcclamationFalcon RockRendezvous2:26.59
View Details04/24/10Alphie's Bet1stBHP61 1/8 mSSnow Chief 3 M (S)Alphie's BetWorking CapitalMr Tokyo1:51.15
View DetailsView Video04/03/10Alphie's Bet6thSA61 1/8 mSSanta Anita Derby-G1 3 MSidney's CandySetsukoLookin At Lucky1:48.00
View DetailsView Video03/06/10Alphie's Bet1stSA71 1/8 mSSham Stakes-G3 3 MAlphie's BetSetsukoThe Program1:48.72
View Details01/15/10Alphie's Bet1stSA61 mileTMSW 3 MAlphie's BetExcusemecomingthruBud I Crushed It1:38.31
View DetailsView Video12/26/09Alphie's Bet2ndSA61 1/16 mSCali Breeders' Champ 2 M (S)CaracortadoAlphie's BetLa Nez1:43.61
View Details12/05/09Alphie's Bet4thBHP66 fSMSW 2 MA Plus TopperExcusemecomingthruLeaving New York1:10.42
View Details11/18/09Alphie's Bet4thBHP17 fDMSW 2 MTwenty HawksHigh SuccessGolden Horizon1:23.79