2014 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2)

2/8/2014, Santa Anita Park
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2014 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2)...

What were the biggest stories from the week of racing that was? Zipse has his own take...Read More
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  • travel_vic · the greats of old with the benfit of fast tracks, aluminum shoes, better nutrition and vet care, wow it boggles the mind the times they could have put up. · 36 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Benji, and Sully. You two have given me a good laugh. Just getting schooled and don't know when to quit. Maybe if you two read what TV, and Laz are writing you would understand, and also realize they are giving you facts. Did Groupie Doll ever carry the weight of a car on her back? and beat males?...no. End of story. · 36 days ago ·
If you put Candy Boy as a stalker coming on from just behind Ring Weekend out front then Candy Boy wins that contest. Just sayin'.....what do you think?
Every year, sons of the popular sire Candy Ride make headlines as they win and place in Kentucky Derby preps, but are they Classic caliber horses? Read More
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  • travel_vic · A sustained horse runs fairly even fractions so in putting two horses together with the same final times, one an early/presser and the other a sustained/presser, the early would be out front a good bit of the way as the sustained gained fraction by fraction running their STYLE and beatend lenghts would mean nothing between them · 67 days ago ·
  • JohnNicoletti1 · I would underestimate Candy Boy's distance and pedigree issue'sCandy Ride,Ride The Rails, and Cryptoclearnce, blood lines will allow him to negotiate the Derby distance. He has a Hall of Famer rider,Gary Stevens, who is the master at getting a horse to relax. If he remains healthy and sound, i believe he will be a legitimate contender for the Roses in May. · 64 days ago ·
As we take a look back at the Robert B. Lewis, I feel there is a lot to be excited about moving forward. I may have been a bit too optimistic leading up to the race, as some of the horses that I was high on did disappoint. But, I think there is a pair that we really need to keep our eyes on.Read More
Candy Boy is one of the more intriguing sophomore colts on the Kentucky Derby trail.Read More
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  • Waya · Yes, I'd say Gary is sitting on a good one! When will the next Down and Derby be coming out, Brian? · 68 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · The next one will be up on Tuesday. · 68 days ago ·
Candy Boy rallied to take the Robert B. Lewis and put himself on the road to the Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • striped mentality · I didn't see any sort of signs of distance limitation for chitu. He was moving away from the pack, right with Candy Boy. · 69 days ago ·
  • geldedridgling · The final time is deceptive, in that the 7th and 8th furlongs were the slowest quarter of the race by over a second, as if they took a big breather before the final 1/16. Plus, for a race at Santa Anita, the pace was not that fast. With not a ton of stamina coming from Candy Boy’s dam side, I’ll reserve judgement on him until the Santa Anita Derby. · 69 days ago ·
The two Florida Fillies, Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross go head-to-head in handicapping the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Read More
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  • Exterminator · Cool Samauri or Chitu. · 69 days ago ·
  • Sully · I'm not really big on Candy Boy. Think he won't get a piece of the money. I don't really like Midnight Hawk's works after the Sham but think he's just too talented to not be in the money. Distance might be an issue for Chitu, but still using him in case that AP Indy blood dominates his DNA. Think Cool Samurai gets the perfect setup to cap off a very big day for the Mosses and Shirreffs. · 69 days ago ·
The 2014 Kentucky Derby Trail will heat up this weekend on the left coast as a talented and promising field of seven will take center stage in the Robert B. Lewis (Gr. II). Maybe I am being overly optimistic, but I have a feeling this is going to be a key race moving forward. Read More
Early Derby preps in California have attracted very small fields meaning easy Derby points which could be critical in determining who gets to the Derby starting gate on the 1st Saturday in May. Read More
Bob Baffert is back on track after missing the 2013 Kentucky Derby.Read More
Candy Boy and Cool Samurai
Midnight Hawk is big in size and big on ability, two significant attributes in the opinion of Mike Smith, who rides the unbeaten 3-year-old in Saturday’s Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Read More
Midnight Hawk all the way and Chitu!
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  • amino998 · Faces a nice, though small, bunch of colts. Still wish I’d seen the Jan 27 workout :D As long as he cleans up his feedtub Saturday night, it’ll be all good. · 70 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · The 27th was a .Lets slow you down a bit Bad Boy. Boots says was getting to much on the muscle.He was the sharpest tool in the shed a bit prematurely. Baffs did not want to leave the performance for the early bird fans in attendance. Needed to save some gas for the tank.At todays prices,very expensive and difficult to fill it back up.Especially in such short time span. · 70 days ago ·
Candy Boy seems really good but Midnight Hawk scares me. I am liking Cool Samurai, too. Chitu is interesting, but he seems more of the sprint type to me.
Trainer John Sadler has taken advantage of Southern California’s unseasonably dry weather to prepare Candy Boy for his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.Read More
I love Diamond Bachelor in this race especially with leparoux coming to ride but will someone please tell me why hes not on LASIX after hes been on it in his wins IS THIS A MISPRINT????
I am going to give Kristo one more shot to win here. It will be fun to see another Kristo/Midnight Hawk match up, plus the added addition of Candy Boy.
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  • Sullivan · Diamond Bachelor looks really good to me here. · 72 days ago ·
  • striped mentality · I like Diamond Bachelor, but I am not convinced he is a dirt horse. I know he has only run on dirt once, and it wasnt the best race to judge off of, but I have a hard time liking him on dirt. · 72 days ago ·
A Grade 2, derby prep with points.. and a 5 horse field? Seriously. Huh.
Sham Stakes hero Midnight Hawk and CashCall Futurity runner-up Candy Boy head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park.Read More
Game On Dude and Midnight Hawk took a baby step Sunday morning on potentially a path to greater glory, each working towards weekend stakes engagements for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Read More

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