2012 Palos Verdes (G2)

1/21/2012, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:08 PM PT
6 f (Dirt)
4+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Palos Verdes (G2)...

With a morning rain having put 2011 North American sprint champion Amazombie’s 2012 debut on hold, 6-year-old gelding Frumious notched his first stakes victory on Saturday by running off with Santa Anita’s Grade II, $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs.  Ridden by Antonio Castanon, 6-1...Read More
Amazombie, the champion sprinter of 2011, was scratched from Saturday’s $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita after rain fell early in the day.  Trainer Bill Spawr said repeatedly in the build-up to the Grade 2 Palos Verdes that he was reluctant to start Amazombie if considerable rain fel...Read More
Friday Santa Anita Park Recap – Jan 20 Edge to early-pressing types on the fast main track. A stalking type (downhill sprint) and a flat mile closer made up the two turf winners.  Hat trick for apprentice rider Eswan Flores. Trainer John Sadler saddled two winners on the afternoon.  On the...Read More
While the focus is on Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Amazombie and his scheduled 2012 debut in Saturday’s Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes, others in the field of eight going six furlongs for a guaranteed purse of $150,000 are on the back burner, relatively speaking.  Two such steeds are Euroears an...Read More
Recently named sprint champion Amazombie is back in action on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Read More
Joe Talamo is scheduled to ride M One Rifle against Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and Eclipse Award finalist Amazombie in next Saturday’s Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses at six furlongs, and is excited about the opportunity. “He loves this race track,” Talamo said of the 6-year-old son o...Read More
Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Amazombie, a finalist for an Eclipse Award as outstanding sprinter, worked six furlongs before sun up on Santa Anita Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 1:15.60. “He started slow but finished fast,” said trainer Bill Spawr, adding that “I’m not sure I’m running (in next S...Read More
Amazombie worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday in 59.80. Bill Spawr has ticketed the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes on Jan. 21 as a starting point for Amazombie’s 2012 campaign. Bob Baffert has Bing Crosby winner Euroears also set for the Palos Verdes. “He’ll be retired as a stallion after that race,” said Baffert.

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