Sensational Star


What the Nation is saying about the Sensational Star...

Ambitious Brew, ridden by Brice Blanc, got a perfect stalking trip and upset favored Lakerville to win Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes by 1 ½ lengths, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12 flat.Read More
  • Mary Z. · Ambitious Brew got lucky(see why) Giggles. · 55 days ago ·
  • Sully · They both ran great. Were essentially coming home at the same rate. Whomever had the jump had the advantage. Would've been the exact opposite result had Lakerville gotten the jump. · 55 days ago ·
Owner, trainer and breeder Barry Abrams hopes for some personal “Showtime” at Santa Anita on Saturday, as his Lakerville heads a field of seven in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older California-breds going 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course. Read More
  • jmac500 · Yes Yes Yes! · 57 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Downhill turf course specialist Lakerville, entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes, also is nominated to Sunday’s Joe Hernandez Stakes over the same course, but trainer Barry Abrams said “We’re staying where we are,” meaning the son of Unusual Heat will run in the Sensational Star. · 57 days ago ·
Marty Jones plans to test the stakes waters Saturday with Ambitious Brew and Mr. Ornery in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-breds at about 6 ½ furlongs on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course.Read More
Lakerville rewarded his backers with a $19.60 mutuel payoff when he returned from a 17-month absence to win the Clockers’ Corner Stakes on Jan. 26.Read More
Ain't No Other, Cat Talk, Circa's goldengear,A Toast To You.
  • Mary Z. · $11.20 winner. Ain't No Other was a multiple stakes placed hill runner(and in other stakes) before the Sensational Star. · 418 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · $11.40, even better. · 418 days ago ·
In the first of the Sunshine Millions Day races exclusively for California-breds, Compari, handled by Hall of Famer Smith, split horses in midstretch to score as the even-money favorite in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs over Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Read More
It takes more than skill and luck to be a top jockey. It helps if you do your homework and study the Three R’s, in this case, readin’, ridin’ and research, which have helped Rafael Bejarano attain world-class status.  The 29-year-old Peruvian who rode Caracortado to a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it...Read More
Caracortado, whose last-to-first victory in the Daytona Stakes was beyond Zenyetta-esque, creating a buzz in racing that is still audible, will attempt to repeat that effort in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-breds at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf, the same ven...Read More
Can Caracortado top his improbable late running Daytona score with another breathtaking performance in the Sensational Star at Santa Anita on Saturday? Read More
A potential showdown between Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Amazombie and electrifying Grade III Daytona Stakes winner Caracortado in next Saturday’s Sensational Star Stakes was scotched Sunday morning when Bill Spawr said he would “look around the country” for a race for Amazombie, who was scratched...Read More
Impressive last-to-first Daytona Stakes hero Caracortado will make his next start in the hillside Sensational Star at Santa Anita Park on Jan 28. Read More
  • Mary Z. · If anyone doesn't usually watch turf racing or you don't like it, you may love the downhill. Anyone know if California Flag is running this year? · 819 days ago ·
  • JoseLopez · Caracortado will have another sensational run!!! · 818 days ago ·
Grade 3 veteran SHADOW OF ILLINOIS (Illinois Storm) will attempt to write another chapter to Santa Anita's storied history on New Year's Day. The gelding will seek to become the first 10-year-old to win a stakes race at Santa Anita Friday when he runs in the $100,000 Sensational Star H., an about 6 ...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details02/22/14SA86 1/2 fT04+ MSensational StarAmbitious BrewLakervilleSummer Hit1:12.00
View Details02/24/13SA86 1/2 fT04+ MSensational StarAin't No OtherStarspangled HeatA Toast to You0:00.00
View Details01/28/12SA46 1/2 fT04+ M (S)Sensational StarCompariMy Summer SlewRed Defense1:12.02
View Details02/27/11SA86 1/2 fT04+ M (S)Sensational StarQuick EnoughAmazombieDancing In Silks1:13.52
View Details01/01/10SA96 1/2 fT04+ M (S)Sensational StarCompariEnrichedLive Sundays1:12.42
View Details03/29/09SA76 1/2 fT04+ MSensational StarLiberian FreighterMr. WolverineMy City By The Bay1:13.02