Trainer Howard Zucker is hoping that Well Monied can run to his
expectations Saturday in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Hollywood Park
and everyone on hand can appreciate it.
That certainly was not the case when Well Monied stormed home
from sixth to win a one-mile allowance race on turf at Santa Anita on
April 4. About the same time the field of seven reached the
backstretch, the region was hit by an earthquake based in northern
Mexico that registered 7.2 on the Richter Scale.
"My crew didn't feel it," Zucker said.
Of course, they didn't. They were too busy cheering for Well
Monied when everyone else at the track was contemplating whether to
make a run for it.