• The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 23 hours ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 3 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago

Met Mile Hero Sahara Sky Returns to SoCal

Sahara Sky returned to his regular stall at Betfair Hollywood Park Wednesday after a triumphant victory in Monday’s Grade I Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park.

“He was happy to be home,” remarked Dan Ward, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. “We put him in an outside pen when he got back and he was rolling around and having a ball.”

Ward said the last time he got that excited was when Dakota Phone won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

“It was the same rider (Joel Rosario), the same distance and a big race,’’ he said.

Ward added that Sahara Sky has shown he’s best around one turn and will be pointed for the $2 million Breeders Cup Sprint (Nov. 2 at Santa Anita).

Meanwhile, Marketing Mix and Tiz Flirtatious, who finished a head apart in Monday’s Grade I Gamely, both came back in good shape but may be headed in different directions.

“She came back tired, but that was to be expected with the effort she put out,” said Marty Jones of second place finisher Tiz Flirtatious. “If everything looks good, her tentative schedule will be the John Mabee at Del Mar, Rodeo Drive at Santa Anita and then the Breeders’ Cup (Filly and Mare Turf).”

Aimee Dollase, who is supervising Tom Proctor’s stable while the trainer is in Chicago, said Marketing Mix returned well and is also pointing for the Breeders’ Cup, but probably will take a different route by running next in either New York or Arlington Park.

In other related news, Peter Miller said Los Angeles Handicap winner Comma To the Top came back “super” and will run next in the Grade I, $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap June 29.

Schiaparelli, impressive winner of Sunday’s Great Lady M. Stakes, is doing well and on course for the Grade II, $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile July 6, according to trainer Mike Puype.




comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Met Mile Hero Sahara Sky Returns to SoCal...

How sweet ! So happy for them !

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories