2012 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2)

2/4/2012, Santa Anita Park
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What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2)...

One thing that is for sure, is that if I’ll Have Another does not get the respect he deserves going into the 2012 Belmont, should he win, taking the Triple Crown, he should go down as one of the most respected Triple Crown winners in the history of the series.Read More
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  • lynn.nely · I have respect for all the horses in the world. Think they are the greatest animal on this earth. I respect I'll Have Another although my pick was Bode. I do hope that we have a triple crown winner and expect that we will. He has the speed and the stimula to do it. This has been in the making for a very long time and I am looking so forwarded in seeing history being made again. Good Luch I'll Have Another in you races and becoming the new Triple Crown Winner. · 697 days ago ·
  • Capper · I think its pretty cool that he's never been favored in any of his races, but yet he's going for the triple crown. · 694 days ago ·
A gorgeous photo slideshow of I'll Have Another, from his earliest races to his epic wins in the Derby and Preakness!Read More
A rundown of the top 10 horses on the earnings bubble which could be heard from on the first Saturday in May.Read More
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  • Cardly Knot · @yukichan, I believe UAE Derby is a G2. Desert Party and Regal Ransom made to the Derby · 755 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Glad to see my two (Empire Way and Ever So Lucky) are still getting some love, though Empire Way needs to figure himself out in a hurry if he wants an invitation to the Big Dance. · 755 days ago ·
Which perennial leading trainer has the hotter hand for the First Saturday in May?Read More
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  • mshutty · I believe this year that neither trainer will produce the Derby winner...however, for getting a 3 year-old ready for Derby, I would have to go with Baffert · 782 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · I like El Padrino's gutsy effort winning the Risen Star! His time was better than the other stakes. · 782 days ago ·
The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 made stops in Florida and Southern California on Feb 4 and the G3 Sam Davis and G2 Robert Lewis Stakes both produced surprising results.Read More
  • champion2011 · According to Jeremy Plonk on drf.com: GROOVIN SOLO (Myung Kwon Cho) finished third, but had his number taken down for the incident with LIAISON, which placed him last. Regardless of the placing, this was a decent effort as he exited a mile maiden win with a much more stern test. Moving in the right direction, he’s a horse who would not be a surprise to see peaking around the Santa Anita Derby. · 797 days ago ·
Handicapper Mike Shutty deconstructs the action in last week's Robert B. Lewis Stakes.Read More
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  • shadowno · Daniel, nice angle & something to consider. Do you have any idea if these horses are all physically housed and training at HP? · 798 days ago ·
  • ghelguera · That's how I've been handicapping Santa Anita races this meet. Horses that work well at Hollywood run great at Santa Anita and the prices you get on these horses are great! · 798 days ago ·
HRN Handicapper Jarrod Horak brings you the latest insight on Kentucky Derby 2012 contenders in this video!Read More
poor Liaison!
Relive the week's best performances in photos from Eclipse Sportswire.Read More
I'll Have Another returned from a layoff and lit up the tote to the tune of $88.60 in Saturday's Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More
  • travel_vic · I recall watching in awe when Gary Stevens came over from Idaho and was leading rider for several seasons at old Longacres. One knew he was destined for better. I saw his first hundred grander at then Exhibition Park, on a Washington shipper named Prairie Breaker in the B.C. Derby 1983 edition. He came back to ride the final race when LGA closed down too. CLASS ACT. Leading rider for several seasons at Hastings, from Mexico, Mario Gutierrez, did what he does well: stole a race on the front end yesterday in a stakes at Anita. This fellow has started to have people notice him in the big leagues.....Success like that may not bring him back to Hastings, where he hooks up with leading trainer Troy Taylor and owner Glen Todd. Watch out for him, especially on the front end. · 802 days ago ·
  • Winplacsho · Impressive performance Saturday. Forwardly placed into a quick pace & ran his last 1/16 in 30.32. Based on his 2yo form, he may not be a flash in the pan. · 801 days ago ·
Maiden Battle Hardened jumped into the Kentucky Derby discussion with a surprising win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes...Read More
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  • Floridaf · That is very true, but Santiva has also run 2nd in the G1 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity in his previous start. This is definitely not an orthodox trainer, though. · 803 days ago ·
  • Winplacsho · Didn't think Battle Hardened would get bet down to 9/2 from 12/1 morning line, but he ran his eye balls out from a extreme outside post in his previous race at GP. The way he rated Saturday was very encouraging since he didn't pass a horse in the stretch of his first 2 route races. · 801 days ago ·
GROOVIN' SOLO finished third, was disqualified and placed last for interference in midstretch. LIAISON clipped heels and lost the rider passing the eighth pole.
The Kentucky Derby 2012 trail heats up in Southern California on Saturday with the G2 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park and morning line favorite Liaison seeks his fourth straight win for Bob Baffert.Read More
Friday Santa Anita Park Recap – Feb 3 (5 out of 6) Fast main track seemed to play fair once again. Another turf wire job (flat mile) with the rail set at 24 feet. Martin Garcia booted home a pair. Vann Belvoir saddled two winners on the afternoon.Read More
Rousing Sermon, a California-bred colt by Lucky Pulpit, was beaten a diminishing neck by Liaison in the Grade I CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park on Dec. 17. Each carried 121 pounds in the mile and one-sixteenth race that drew a field of 13 on Cushion Track.Read More
Bob Baffert’s ultimate goal for Liaison and Sky Kingdom is the Kentucky Derby on May 5. But the Hall of Fame trainer, a three-time winner of the Run for the Roses, anticipates the best from two of his leading Triple Crown contenders on Saturday when they start in the Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lew...Read More
Baffert looks like he has solid contenders in the race...any thoughts on longshot Groovin' Solo and Empire Way.
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  • ghelguera · Talent wise this is one of the best Lewis Stakes in a long time, can't wait! · 805 days ago ·
  • broxtone · Empire way IMO should be used in 3rd or 4th in this race If you play tris or supers.If you have a strong pick for 1st dont leave him out of 2nd.I myself dont see him winning this one,improving that much in the last 49 days.IMO if you play Empire Way to win you need a fast CONTESTED pace for him to run at. · 805 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby 2012 workouts for Thursday, February 2  Today's Derby contender works featured a four furlong breeze from Exfactor. The Bernie Flint runner exits a disappointing try in the G3 Lecomte but he kicked his stall and missed two days of training prior to that event.    &...Read More
yes he does why are they running against each other
Marc Doche, of SoCal Scoop, previews the Road to the Roses through Southern California... Read More
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  • Cardly Knot · Forgot to mention Fly Lexis Fly...who I believe is headed to SA to Drysdale's Barn??? · 838 days ago ·
  • broxtone · Hey bloggers why would Baffert run two of his best derby prospects aginst each other so early on the derby trail? · 805 days ago ·

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