Ticker
  • La Verdad wins another, dominating today's Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Solow wins the Qatar Sussex Stakes over a stubborn Arod.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Breaking Lucky edges Shaman Ghost in the Prince of Wales.Posted 1 day ago
  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 2 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 3 days ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 4 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uncle Vinny gets the win after Magna Light DQ'd for erratic stretch in the Sanford.Posted 4 days ago

Siempre Mio Claimed From Gasol, Bryant

Hollywood Park logo.
Photo: Hollywood Park

Los Angeles Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol had a heartbreaking introduction to thoroughbred ownership Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

 

Siempre Mio, the California bred both NBA greats had purchased an interest in at a Lakers charity auction April 24, was defeated by a nose in his first start for his extremely famous owners.

 

Bidding for his second win in a row for trainer Doug O’Neill and a partnership that also includes Santa Anita’s chief executive officer Mark Verge, Siempre Mio, a 4-year-old son of Dixie Union, quickly established the lead under jockey Joy Scott, maintained a clear advantage into the stretch, fought back bravely when challenged, but ultimately lost the photo to 3-5 favorite Valkyrie Missile. The final time for the six furlongs over Cushion Track was 1:10.80.

 

Ridden by leading jockey Rafael Bejarano, Valkyrie Missile became the first three-time winner of the Spring/Summer meet with the narrow decision in the $12,500 claimer that was the first of nine races on Father’s Day.

 

Siempre Mio’s effort Sunday was also his last in the bright gold silks that featured a Laker emblem and purple cap for the rider.

 

The gelding, who has won two of six, was claimed by Donkey Island Racing LLC, a partnership managed by Alex Solis, Jr. and a client list that includes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and trainer Mark Glatt. There were five other claims for Siempre Mio.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories