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2012 Santa Monica (G1)

Date/Track:
1/28/2012, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:16 PM PT
Distance:
7 f (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
4+ F
Time:
1:21.42

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Santa Monica (G1)...

Following a stirring stretch-long duel with Sugarinthemorning, Craig Stables’ Home Sweet Aspen emerged victorious by a neck Saturday in Santa Anita’s 55th running of the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs before an on-track crowd of 30,514 on Sunshine...Read More
  • AprilDoornbos · WHAT AN INCREDIBLY GAME SHE RAN IN THE SANTA MONICA , BEST RACE I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME EXCEPT FOR RON THE GREEK OF COURSE AND WITH MY FAVORITE RIDER JOSE LEZCANO · 736 days ago ·
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Rumor, fresh off a rousing win in the Jan. 1 Kalookan Queen Handicap at 6 ½ furlongs, finished a non-threatening sixth with Mike Smith as the 2-1 favorite in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Monica Stakes and may well have had a tangible excuse for the poor showing, as she bled in the race according to Hall...Read More
Team McAnally hopes Sugarinthemorning’s first race in two months will benefit her against La Brea conqueror Teddy’s Promise in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Monica Stakes for fillies and mares, 4 and up, at seven furlongs.  “I thought she ran pretty well last time,” said Dan Landers, an assistant wi...Read More
Rumor, never worse than second in seven career races, makes her first start in a graded stakes Saturday, and a Grade I at that, when she runs in the $300,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.   “She’s doing good and she’s kind of done everything we’ve asked of h...Read More
Teddy’s Promise will attempt to replicate her authoritative triumph in the Grade I La Brea when returning at the same seven-furlong distance in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More
  • ghelguera · Teddy's Promise finally flourished to her full potential. She will definitely win another Grade 1 and more. Ron Ellis has brought the best in her. She's the new freak in the filly & mare sprint division! · 812 days ago ·
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Rumor will win.
Beat the Blues, an East Coast-based mare that has won half of her 16 career starts, will ship to Santa Anita for next Saturday’s Grade I Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs.  “She’s booked on a flight Tuesday,” trainer Bret Calhoun said by phone Sunday morning.  A Florida-bred mare by Gr...Read More
Victor Espinoza has ridden Teddy’s Promise twice, winning each time, first in an overnight race at Hollywood Park on Nov. 15 at odds of 11-10, then in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 31 at 16-1.  It seems like yesterday Espinoza was winning the Kentucky Derby on War Emblem, but i...Read More