Trainer Humberto Ascanio's cellphone started ringing in the winner's
circle at Hollywood Park on Saturday. Ascanio, the assistant to Hall of
Fame trainer Bobby Frankel for 35 years, was being interviewed by
reporters after winning a Grade I stakes for the second consecutive
day, this time the 5-year-old mare Ventura taking the $300,000
Matriarch Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths over Tuscan Evening.