California's thoroughbred breeding business could use some new
stallions considering its star performers are nearing or have passed 20
years old, which makes today's $300,000 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park
A potential stallion of the future, Grazen, is a
late-developing 3-year-old son of the 18-year-old stalwart stallion
Benchmark, and the Grade II Swaps at 1 1/8 miles on the Cushion Track
is an ideal test to see what kind of ability Grazen might have for
owner-breeder Nick Alexander and trainer Mike Mitchell.