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2010 Santa Anita Derby (G1)

Date/Track:
4/3/2010, Santa Anita Park
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:48.00

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Santa Anita Derby (G1)...

National television ratings released April 8 showed that NBC’s telecast of the April 3 Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial Stakes (both gr. I) garnered a 1.5/4 for the one-hour presentation. The 1.5 rating equates to 2.1-million viewers, while the 4 share means that 4% of the television sets in use ...Read More
Jockey Garrett Gomez has been fined $750 and jockey Victor Espinoza has been suspended for three days of riding after what happened at Saturday's Santa Anita Derby.  Lookin At Lucky, the race favorite, had to be steadied by Gomez and shuffled back heading into the final turn of the 1 1/8-mile r...Read More
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  • railbird1 · Garrett Gomez should have punched himself in the face for being so stupid. Any fool should know when you have a horse with a nose for the wire keep him in the clear. Unfortunately Garrett Gomez ranks a notch below fool for his ride in the Derby. · 1472 days ago ·
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  • zenyatta02 · I had a lot of respect for Baffert, and Gomez, and a little for Victor too. Baffert is very understanding to let Gomez keep his mount for the Derby. To be honest though, I would be angry at the Victor if he had done that to me, because it could easily have cost me my Derby mount, but retaliating wasn't the smartest move. I do believe that a fine for Gomez and a suspension for Victor was the right decision. -z02 · 1471 days ago ·
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Sidney's Candy stamped himself as a major Kentucky Derby factor while taking the Santa Anita Derby in front-running fashion.Read More
  • UpInClass · Photos from the 2010 Santa Anita Derby... enjoy! http://www.network54.com/Forum/366748/thread/1270382030/last-1270399163/2010+Santa+Anita+Derby · 1472 days ago ·
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Sidney's Candy has looked very good in the San Vicente and today in the Santa Anita Derby. I don't, however, think that he looked as impressive as did Eskendereya in the Wood Memorial. My question marks on Sidney's Candy are these: Obviously, can he win on dirt? He doesn't have any starts that are off of the synthetic surface. And, how will he rate up front at Churchill Downs with horses like Eskendereya and likely Rule up on the front end, on conventional dirt? If he handle's the dirt, and can get the distance, he could be a player with Eskenderaya and IMO, Rule. If any of what I feel will be the potential front runners fade in that long Churchill Downs stretch, than it could possibly set up the 2010 Kentucky Derby for a stalker, or late closer to snatch the roses, IMO. Someone like a Lookin At Lucky, who was given a horrific trip by Garrett Gomez in the S.A. Derby, but still managed to get home 3rd. Or possibly, a colt like an Interactif, if he comes to the Derby, that has a very good late close. TJMO.
  • GibbonJockey · That finish by Lookin' at Lucky after being stopped is the turn of foot that wins derbys. Not apologizing or making a case, just advising folks to check the overhead replay before dismissing Lookin' at Lucky. · 1473 days ago ·
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  • Arrrgy · SC ran the last 1/4 in 23. If he moves up on dirt.... · 1473 days ago ·
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Kentucky Derby fever is starting to break out, and Saturday's Santa Anita Derby is another opportunity to see if there's a local racing star on the horizon. While Lookin At Lucky will be the heavy favorite -- and deservedly so because the horse was the champion 2-year-old last year -- my m...Read More
The Santa Anita Derby on Saturday has such a strong lineup that a horse conceivably could run third in a three-way photo finish with Lookin At Lucky and Sidney's Candy and not have enough money to go to the Kentucky Derby in four weeks. "If my horse were to run a good third, with trouble and getting...Read More
Say that five times fast.... Wood Memorial at Aqueduct - Analysis and handicap located at ThoroFan's Handicappers' Corner today. 1 - Schoolyard Dreams 2 - Eskendereya 3 - Awesome Act. Illinois Derby at Hawthorne -No analysis, go find it somewhere else...looks like a weak field to me for a Derby prep...Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes three graded races and features a carryover of more than $98k. Lookin At Lucky gets his final Derby prep but does not have to win this as he already owns plenty of graded earnings for the first Saturday in May. Mostly sunny skies are expected w...Read More
Right now my list shows 8 Kentucky Derby contenders who are finished prepping and awaiting the first Saturday in May with $200,000 or more in graded stakes earnings, and another 7 with a final prep to go and already who have topped $200,000. With 6 slots available between now and Derby Day worth $20...Read More
Jason, Tom, and Les Instone of twinspires.com preview the Wood Memorial (gr. I), the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and the Illinois Derby (gr. III).Read More
Lookin at Lucky drew post 7 of 10, and was made the 4-5 favorite for Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby over stakes winners Sidney's Candy, Caracortado and Alphie's Bet. Read More
  • Medlocke · I wouldn't be surprise to see a big run from Caracortado in this race. But, as I've said before, unless he just comes out and circles Santa Anita backwards, not Caracortado, not Sidney's Candy, or any other 3yr.old for that matter, is going to beat Lookin At Lucky on the Santa Anita poly-track. Looking back to November, and seeing his form now, I think it was a fluke that Vale of York was able to get up to beat him in the 09' B.C. Juvenile. Dirt for Lookin At Lucky, however, is another story. Although he answered the dirt question by winning the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, that wasn't what you would really call an overpowering field, IMO, and he was just barely able to get up for that win. At Churchill Downs, LAL is going to be facing several proven dirt running 3yr.olds, that unless he improves on dirt off of the Rebel, my be able to get him. That's why, IMO, Bob Baffert would have been much better served to have left LAL at Oaklawn, and a run in the Arkansas Derby, to get another conventional dirt start under his belt. I really think that would serve him better than another poly-track start at Santa Anita going into Churchill Downs next. TJMO. · 1476 days ago ·
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Bob Baffert said late Sunday morning he is "90 percent sure" that multiple Grade 1 victor LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike) will run in Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) rather the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park on April 10. The champion colt worked six furlongs on Santa Anita'...Read More
  • Rossington · I'm certainly not qualified to second guess Bob Baffert. But, IMO, another race at Oaklawn, on conventional dirt, in the Arkansas Derby would be much more beneficial to Lookin At Lucky heading to Churchill Downs than another run on the synthetic track at Santa Anita. I guess maybe Baffert is thinking Lookin At Lucky will be extremely tough to beat at Santa Anita, and a win in the S.A. Derby would give Lucky a bunch of confidence going to Kentucky. Otherwise, why not let your 3yr.old star get some more dirt track experience? TJMO. · 1479 days ago ·
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  • cigar · I would agree, but once you've proven the horse handles dirt, why bother with the ship when you can walk over for a decent amount of coin? I would keep him home as well, and have the next ship be to Churchill. · 1479 days ago ·
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Although he is notorious for changing his mind each day, trainer Bob Baffert said he is leaning toward having Lookin At Lucky make his final prep for the May 1 Kentucky Derby in the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 3. The other race under consideration for Lookin At Lucky is the Grade 1,...Read More
The prospective Santa Anita Derby (G1) field grew by one Sunday with the announcement that dual allowance winner SKIPSHOT (Skip Away) would invade from the Bay Area to run in the $750,000 race going 1 1/8 miles on April 3. "The horse is here and will breeze tomorrow morning," trainer Jerry Hollendor...Read More
Trainer Bob Baffert said Lookin At Lucky's response to training will determine whether the colt will run in the Santa Anita Derby or wait a week for Arkansas Derby.A determined winner of the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn March 13, the 2009 juvenile champion is among the favorites for the May 1 Ke...Read More
I started to write this column a month ago but several friends said take it easy on Santa Anita after the Feb. 6 card was canceled. That amount of rain, they said, might have caused racing to be canceled at any track. But after the Feb. 27 program was scratched, it is time to say this: If you are a ...Read More
NBC Sports has announced a partnership to televise a half-dozen key prep races this spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby on May 1. The announcement Monday by NBC Sports and Churchill Downs Inc. includes three one-hour broadcasts — two on NBC and one on USA Network. The broadcasts will include th...Read More