Robert B. Lewis Stakes

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1935 - 2006:   Santa Catalina
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What the Nation is saying about the Robert B. Lewis Stakes...

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. · 35 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. · 35 days ago ·
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 · 66 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. · 63 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? · 67 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · The next one will be up on Tuesday. · 67 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. · 68 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. · 68 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. · 68 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. · 68 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
HRN ROAD TO THE DERBY CONTESTANTS: Picks are still needed from AnnaK, Zatt, AmbitiousD, Yukichan, marylandgq, shores, Sully, coyne.kaylor, henry and bspolk. Please submit them to the form written in the comments by 12 EST tomorrow.
Bob Baffert is back on track after missing the 2013 Kentucky Derby.Read More
I'd like to see Chitu step up in a big way here, and put an end to all the naysayers. From what I have seen he is a qualoty colt, plus Baffert seems to like him. If we are talking pedigree short comings - Midnight Hawk has every bit as much of a sprinters pedigree too, but is widly respected. Who is to say they both can't beat their paper limitations.
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  • Dressage3295 · I personally wouldn't say his pedigree is full of distance limitations. There's quite a bit of stamina in there with the AP Indy bloodlines. His half brother placed at 10f. His sire, though a sprinter, placed at 8.5f and several of his offspring have gone over that. Chitu has the pedigree to get 8.5f at the very least, from here it's up to ability. · 69 days ago ·
  • striped mentality · I like words, sorry ;). Personally I don't feel he has much limitation either, but a lot of what I have heard, and read most people (not so much here, more other places) are writing him off due to his sprinting pedigree. The biggest question in my mind is the two turns. · 69 days ago ·
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 9-5; Candy Boy 2-1; Chitu 7-2; Diamond Bachelor-Cool Samurai 6-1; El Nino Terrible 12-1; Home Run Kitten 15-1.
HRN ROAD TO THE DERBY CONTESTANTS: It's time for the Bobby Lewis! Please submit your picks through this form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iDIj24o-E7hCRkLwb7NVLCG0a7U-NH-n2QkkjfusKfI/viewform
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
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
THE BIG ONE is this week - DerbyWars' $50,000 SATURDAY Game!Read More
Unbeaten Triple Crown contender Shared Belief, who missed a scheduled workout Jan. 12 due to an abscess in his right front foot, reportedly was set to work this morning but did not. Read More
Jerry Hollendorfer was on the beat as usual Sunday morning after Shared Belief was named male 2-year-old champion of 2013 at last night’s Eclipse Awards ceremony in Florida.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video02/08/14SA111 1/16 mD03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2Candy BoyChituMidnight Hawk1:41.83
View DetailsView Video02/02/13SA41 1/16 mD03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2FlashbackDen's LegacyHe's Had Enough1:42.95
View DetailsView Video02/04/12SA61 1/16 mD03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2I'll Have AnotherEmpire WayRousing Sermon1:40.84
View DetailsView Video02/12/11SA61 1/8 mD03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2Anthony's CrossRiveting ReasonQuail Hill1:48.63
View DetailsView Video02/13/10SA61 1/16 mS03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2CaracortadoDave in DixieAmerican Lion1:41.75
View DetailsView Video02/07/09SA81 1/16 mS03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2Pioneerof The NilePapa ClemI Want Revenge1:41.90
View Details01/18/03SA71 1/16 mD03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2Domestic DisputeOur Bobby V. Scrimshaw0:00.00
View Details01/21/01SA71 1/16 mD03 MRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2Millennium WindPalmeiroDenied1:42.38