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2009 Malibu (G1)

Date/Track:
12/26/2009, Santa Anita Park
Distance:
7 f (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:21.05

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Malibu (G1)...

Bernstein, Greenspun, Headley et al's homebred M ONE RIFLE (One Man Army) sprinted clear when the gates opened and was never threatened in Saturday's $300,000 Malibu S. (G1) at Santa Anita, registering a 2 1/2-length score in his graded stakes debut. With Mike Smith at the helm, the Bruce Headley-tr...Read More
M One Rifle ($16.20) used his speed to take control of the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita in Saturday, winning the most prestigious race of his career by 2 1-2 lengths. Behind him, several of the runners did not have ideal trips. Runner-up Misremembered raced in traffic on the backstretch and ...Read More
Now that the gifts have been opened, the meals behind us, and the Christmas tree’s stint soon to end, racing fans turn their attention back to the greatest game in the world.  The 26th of December means the same thing every year, the opening day of Santa Anita and the normal return of racing in...Read More
Saturday’s opening day pick six from Santa Anita Park includes a trio of graded races. The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60’s. My suggested tickets can be found at the bottom of this post following analysis. Read More
Santa Anita's traditional opening date is the day after Christmas and, of course, that is Saturday. So here is a look at the three graded races on the program, which fall consecutively, so there will be a pick three play as well.Read More
People in the Great Plains are suffering through some terrible winter weather this Christmas, but racing fans everywhere can take warmth from the traditional day after Christmas opening of Santa Anita Park, California's Great Race Place that kicks off its winter-sprint meeting with two Grade 1 races...Read More
I like Papa Clem to run a big race and beat Misremembered in a close Malibu.
  • cigar · Papa Clem is an underrated and useful horse. I don't think anyone mistakes him for Summer Bird, but what's that lame saying? "I'd love to have him in my barn." · 1581 days ago ·
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Santa Anita Park, which opened on December 25, 1934, will kick off its 75th anniversary season on Saturday with a 10-race program that features four stakes races, including the $300,000 Malibu S. (G1) for three-year-olds. Multiple Grade 2 hero MISREMEMBERED (Candy Ride [Arg]), who exits an excellent...Read More
What’s On Tap - Fair Grounds returns to action on Dec 26th, and I’ll be back with a preview of the Saturday card. Highlights include the return of Blue Grass hero General Quarters, and the grassy Buddy Dilberto Memorial Handicap will also be run on the 26th. Read More
Through all the success that earned him induction into racing's Hall of Fame earlier this year, trainer Bob Baffert has one trophy missing from his collection - the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes, the opening day fixture of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.Read More
  • arazi · Baffert having headline runners is good for racing. We need more colorful guys like him. Nothing against John Shireffs, but if Baffert had won with Zenyatta, everyone in America would have known about it. · 1586 days ago ·
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  • cigar · Absolutely... Baffert is always a lot of fun and makes a big impact. Think Preakness trophy on head. · 1585 days ago ·
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