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What the Nation is saying about Turning Top...

On his 40th birthday Sunday, jockey Garrett Gomez was the beneficiary of both of Santa Anita’s stakes victories climaxed by Bauble Queen’s stirring win in the Grade II, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Gomez directed a furious stretch run on the extreme outside as Bauble Quee...Read More
Turning Top led much of the way before finishing fourth in the Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes in her last start, on Oct. 1. The Irish-bred Pivotal mare could find herself on the lead again in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, but trainer Simon Callaghan says ...Read More
Dan Ward worked with the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel for 22 years before joining forces with another Hall of Fame trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer. It’s pure coincidence that Hollendorfer has entered City to City in a race named for Frankel, Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stake...Read More
On paper, Dubawi Heights has the better resume than stablemate Turning Top for Saturday’s Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes presented by Emirates Airline, but Simon Callaghan cautions not to overlook Turning Top in the 1 ¼-mile turf race. “It’s her last chance to run in a Grade I,” said Callaghan, who ha...Read More
Dubawi Heights, the likely favorite for Saturday’s prestigious Yellow Ribbon Stakes presented by Emirates Airline, has been training forwardly for the race since returning from Arlington Park where she finished second after setting the pace in the Grade I Beverly D on Aug. 13. “She’s in great form,”...Read More
Wasted Tears, who shipped in to score a nose victory in last year’s John C. Mabee,  is back to defend her title against seven rivals in Sunday’s edition of the $250,000 Grade II, 1 1/8-mile turf race. Wasted Tears, owned and trained by Bart B. Evans, has faced graded stakes company at four diff...Read More
Making her first appearance in a Grade I, Dubawi Heights won her fourth in a row, wearing down pacesetter Celtic Princess late to take the $250,000 Gamely Stakes by a head Monday at Hollywood Park.   A winner of the Grade III Wilshire Handicap in her initial start of the Spring/Summer meet, Du...Read More
  • medlocke · You've got Dubawi Heights, Hibaayeb, Aviate, Cheetah, and Dyna Waltz that have all been sent to America from racing in the UK, and all of them are really running terrific in America!! Can't blame the European connection's of these fillies at all. Because they were all running well in the UK also, but just hadn't quite been running well enough to win group or graded stakes in Europe. This isn't a knock at American fillies, but clearly the European fillies have been proving themselves to be superior to the American turf fillies so far this season. I.E., you have Aviate, Hibaayeb, and Dubawi Heights who have all won races in America on turf, and Cheetah and Dyna Waltz have placed on both turf and poly-track. You can't blame the Euro's for sending them over knowing they have really good shot at racking up graded stakes win's, plus really good $$$ in the U.S. JMO. · 1050 days ago ·
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Successful in consecutive Grade II races at Santa Anita, Malibu Pier returns to the scene of her maiden victory in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes Monday at Hollywood Park.Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes a carryover of more than $63,000. The feature race is the Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a quarter on the turf. Cozi Rosie is the one to beat from the hedge and she should get a serious challenge from long ...Read More
Buena Vista (G2) winner Cozi Rosie drew the rail and has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita Park. The ten furlong grass race has also attracted Malibu Pier. Cozi Rosie won a couple of synthetic routes at Santa Anita last year but she r...Read More
Malibu Pier shrugged off a threat from Lilly Fa Pootz to win Saturday's $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita, a race in which her principal rival, Turning Top, slipped severely on the turn. Malibu Pier ($6) won the Grade 2 race over 1 1/8 miles on turf by a length over Turning Top in 1:48.05. Ri...Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes two stakes races. First up is the Irish O’Brien (5th race) and Rosario shows up on interesting returnee Strawberry Tart. The Santa Ana (7th race) could come down to Malibu Pier and Turning Top. There is a 40% chance of showers with a high temperatur...Read More
Grade one winner Eclair De Lune makes her second start of the year and takes on seven rivals in the Santa Ana Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Read More
Earning her first win on turf in nearly two years, Briecat, a 13-1 longshot, led throughout to take the $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap Sunday. The Grade II for fillies and mares was the closing day feature of the inaugural meet for the Oak Tree Racing Association at Hollywood Park. Providing jockey P...Read More
Sunday’s pick six (mandatory payout) from Oak Tree at Hollywood Park features the Grade 2 Las Palmas Handicap for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course. Morning line favorite Turning Top likes the local weeds and has a nose for the wire but has dropped two straight and will not off...Read More
Turning Top, runner-up in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes Oct. 2, will try for a second graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap Sunday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park. A Grade II at one mile on turf, the Las Palmas is the closing day feature of the inaugural Oak Tree at Hollywood Park meet. T...Read More
Zenyatta ran down a game Switch to win the Grade 1 Lady's Secret at Hollywood Park on Saturday. Read More
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  • medlocke · To start with, Switch is not just an ordinary filly that Zenyatta so often gets accused of racing. I think most people consider Blind Luck one of, it not the best 3yr.old filly in America. She'll likely be favorite for the Breeders Cup Ladies Classic. This is the same Switch that beat Blind Luck in the G2 Hollywood Oaks back in June. I'm just curious if anyone besides myself noticed what happened to Zenyatta when she cornered the final turn in the Lady's Secret yesterday? She crossed over to her left lead to go around the turn just fine. But when she straightened out, she got completely off of her correct lead. She went about 3 strides with both front legs out in front of her at the same time. If you'll watch the replay, Mike Smith immediately corrects this by slapping Zenyatta at the top of her right leg, getting her back in stride on the correct lead. She then ran down Switch with just under a furlong left. Incredible. There's not a horse racing anywhere in the world that Zenyatta can't reach down and grab a gear for to run down. IMO. · 1290 days ago ·
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  • mdracing69 · I have always liked Switch. I played her in the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager and am glad to see her performing well in the Graded ranks. As for Blind Luck, note that she was nominated to the Lady's Secret but did not want anything to do with Zenyatta so she skipped town and ran 2nd in Saturday's G2 Cotillion in PA. · 1290 days ago ·
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Turning Top, who won the Redondo Beach and Beverly Hills Handicap over the local turf course during the spring-summer meet, is one of nine fillies and mares scheduled to run in the grassy Yellow Ribbon. Owned by Michael Tabor and trained by Simon Callaghan, the 4-year-old Irish bred daughter of Piv...Read More
Pre-entries for the Grade I Arlington Million, Grade I Beverly D. Stakes and Grade I Secretariat Stakes closed at midnight Friday with 10 older horses named to the 28th running of the Arlington Million, 11 fillies and mares available for the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes and seven sophomores slated as...Read More
Gio Ponti giveth and Gio Ponti taketh away – especially when it comes down to the field now likely for the 28th running of the Grade I Arlington Million a little over one week away on Saturday, Aug. 21.   The suddenly likely presence of Gio Ponti, the Arlington Million’s defending champion own...Read More
  • humphrey · That turf course is different than most as they leave the grass quite a bit longer than the manicured surfaces on the West coast. · 1341 days ago ·
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Turning Top - Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details01/01/12Turning Top2ndSA81 1/8 mTRobert J Frankel Stakes-G2 4+ FBauble QueenTurning TopMiss Mittagong1:48.22
View DetailsView Video10/01/11Turning Top4thSA101 1/4 mTYellow Ribbon Stakes-G1 3+ FDubawi HeightsCozi RosieHarmonious2:00.52
View Details09/05/11Turning Top5thDmr81 1/16 mTPalomar Handicap-G2 3+ FCity to CityMedaglia d'AmourGo Forth North1:41.58
View Details08/14/11Turning Top6thDmr91 1/8 mTJohn C Mabee Hcp-G2 3+ FCozi RosieMalibu PierWasted Tears1:47.69
View DetailsView Video05/30/11Turning Top7thBHP91 1/8 mTGamely Stakes-G1 3+ FDubawi HeightsCeltic PrincessCozi Rosie1:47.29
View Details04/16/11Turning Top4thSA91 1/4 mTSanta Barbara Handicap-G2 4+ FMalibu PierCozi RosieRestless Soul2:00.22
View DetailsView Video03/19/11Turning Top2ndSA71 1/8 mTSanta Ana Stakes-G2 4+ FMalibu PierTurning TopLilly Fa Pootz1:48.05
View DetailsView Video02/21/11Turning Top6thSA81 mileTBuena Vista Handicap-G2 4+ FCozi RosieBriecatMalibu Pier1:35.94
View DetailsView Video10/31/10Turning Top3rdBHP71 mileTLas Palmas Stakes-G2 3+ FBriecatWestwood PrideTurning Top1:34.77
View DetailsView Video10/02/10Turning Top2ndBHP81 1/4 mTYellow Ribbon Stakes-G1 3+ FHibaayebTurning TopGypsy's Warning2:00.44
View DetailsView Video08/15/10Turning Top5thDmr81 1/8 mTJohn C Mabee Hcp-G2 3+ FWasted TearsLilly Fa PootzGotta Have Her1:47.35
View DetailsView Video06/26/10Turning Top1stBHP81 1/4 mTBeverly Hills Handicap-G3 3+ FTurning TopPrincess TaylorRestless Soul2:01.69
View Details06/05/10Turning Top1stBHP41 mileTRedondo Beach 3+ FTurning TopRosey De MegeveValue Stream1:36.53
View Details05/13/10Turning Top1stBHP51 1/16 mTAllow 3+ FTurning TopLilly Fa PootzZilla1:41.19
View Details04/10/10Turning Top1stSA61 mileTAlwOC 4+ FTurning TopDiamond TagsLady Francesca1:35.79
View Details03/14/10Turning Top3rdSA61 mileTAllow 4+ FMedaglia d'AmourEl NadiaTurning Top1:33.95
View Details02/05/10Turning Top6thSA31 mileDAllow 4+ FLady AlexWoman WarriorWin Allison Win1:35.83
View Details05/28/09Turning Top3rdYar41 mileTMaiden Stakes 3+ MClass Is ClassEspirituTurning Top1:38.58