Bourbon Bay's love affair with the Santa Anita turf course continued on
Saturday when he thoroughly dominated nine overmatched rivals when
scoring a 2 1/2-length victory in the Grade 2, $150,000 San Luis Rey
Stakes for older horses.
Bourbon Bay ($3.80), the favorite, looked like a winner every
step of the way. He was perfectly positioned just behind and to the
outside of Quasicobra, the early leader, for the first nine furlongs of
the 1 1/2-mile grass race. He took over on the far turn when Quasicobra
quickly faded, then drew away, the outcome never in doubt.