2011 Sir Beaufort Stakes (G2)

12/26/2011, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:13 PM PT
1 mile (Turf)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Sir Beaufort Stakes (G2)...

Here they are, just in time for the New Year, I give you my Top 10 favorite races of 2011...Read More
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  • Capper · I love that Sassy Image race at Calder, it was Silky Sullivan-esque! I can't disagree with any of your selections, but that BC turf mile was pretty good as well. Sounds like you're all in on Mr. Commons & I hope he gives us lots of thrills this summer and a rooting chance against the Europeans in the BC. · 840 days ago ·
  • quillg · Brian you hit a HOME RUN with this list... your recall is amazing. I would add Florida Derby (Dialed In & Shackleford) cuz final 1/16th was heart stopping)) · 835 days ago ·
Heavily favored Mr. Commons burst between rivals in midstretch to dismantle his opposition while going on to a 3 ¼ -length triumph in the Grade II, $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf.  “Since I got through, it was great,” said Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith followi...Read More
As the racing world shifts seamlessly from Santa Claus to Santa Anita, I’m looking for as big a day from the Arcadia oval as my three-year-old daughter enjoyed yesterday via Kris Kringle. With four stakes races today highlighting the opening day card at Santa Anita, there should be plenty of excitem...Read More
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  • Waya · Thought he might do it there for a second, but The Factor was just way too good. · 844 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Yeah, he menaced early in the lane, and just missed the head bob for 3rd at 40-1, but the Malibu was all about the winner. Huge effort by The Factor. One race earlier, how about Mr. Commons? Liking my early selection for 2012 Turf Champ more and more! · 843 days ago ·
Ultimate Eagle, outstanding male 3-year-old in Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet Media Poll, seeks his fifth straight win in the Grade II, $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on grass on opening day, Monday. Trainer Mike Pender says the son of Mizzen Mast has been training in style and ...Read More
Monday’s opening day Pick 6 from Santa Anita Park includes two graded races. First up is the Sir Beaufort (8th race) and morning line favorite Mr. Commons gets pace to chase and appears poised to pick up his first graded win. The Factor is the early choice in an interesting Malibu Stakes (9th race)....Read More
Ultimate Eagel should win but Mr. Commons and Venomous will make it difficult.
Trainer Blake Heap is looking forward to seeing trainer Wesley Ward when his long-time friend and fellow trainer arrives from Florida for the Christmas holidays. Ward’s visit is two-fold: to see his family and to saddle Cozy Kitten in the Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes at one mile on the grass on open...Read More
After working five furlongs on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track in 59.80 Tuesday, Mike Pender decided Wednesday to enter streaking Ultimate Eagle in the Grade II, $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf on opening day. Winner of all four of his grass races—the last four in a r...Read More
  • Floridaf · I like Ultimate Eagle and Comma to the Top as the top 2 finishers. Given Ultimate Eagle's recent streak, I think he has the edge here. · 849 days ago ·
Joe Talamo has been named to ride Comma to the Top in the Grade II, $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day. Read More
Peter Miller is on the fence for Comma to the Top’s next race, considering both the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu at seven furlongs on the dirt and the Grade II, $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes at one mile on turf. Both races are for 3-year-olds on opening day, next Monday. “We’re nominated to both races,” ...Read More

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