Maker Or Breaker starts for the first time in more than three months
when she runs in Sunday’s $70,000 Santa Lucia Stakes for older fillies
and mares at 1 1/16 miles.
Owned by Hal and Patti Earnhardt and trained by Bob Baffert, the
daughter of 2004 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker out of the Flying
Chevron dam Shameful has been heavily favored in her four starts,
winning three, the last at 20 cents to the dollar in a 3 ¾-length romp
at one mile Dec. 30 at Santa Anita.
“It was a little of this, a little of that,” Baffert said in
explaining her absence. “She’s a big, tall filly and a half-sister to
The field for the Santa Lucia, which goes as the third of nine races:
Sister Kate, Corey Nakatani, 4-1 Candrea, David Flores, 5-1; Sister
Glady Oh La, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Maker Or Breaker, Martin Garcia, 8-5; and
Egg Drop, Garrett Gomez, 9-5.