Thanks, triple_double. Next stop is Los Al on Friday.
Trainer Doug O’Neill said that both Wake Up Nick and She’s Complete came
out of their Monday stakes victories in good shape and are headed to
Santa Anita for stakes starts late this month or in October. Dan
Landers, assistant to Ron McAnally, said the same is true for Yellow
Ribbon Handicap winner Miss Serendipity.
Stormy Lucy is the 5-1 fifth choice on the morning line for Monday’s $200,000 Grade II Yellow Ribbon. But that number could go down considering red-hot Rafael Bejarano, aboard for two straight victories before he was injured last spring, will be back in the irons.“We’re feeling great about having him back, as anybody would the way he’s riding now,” said Mike Boag, aide to trainer Ed Moger, Jr., Sunday morning. “Rafael knows her, he knows when to move with her.”
Live action returns on Friday at Laurel Park
with nine races that includes free admission, free programs and drawings for
tickets to OktoberFest and the Brew & Bourbon Classic on the Laurel Park
New year, same faces as JD Acosta and
Hugh McMahon took home blue ribbons at the 2014 Maryland State Fair. The same thing
happened last year.
Acosta was aboard fourteen winners, outdistancing Cecily
Evans and Carlos Gutierrez, who each rode six. Trainer Hugh McMahon sent
out five winners, edging King Leatherbury and Hamilton Smith by one at the end
of the seven day stand.
Del Mar Debutante winner Sunset Glow and runner-up Her Emmynency both
came out of the Grade I race in good shape, their camps reported. Sunset
Glow will be shipped to Kentucky and trainer Wesley Ward to be pointed
for a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race at Santa Anita on October 31.
Trainer Mike Stidham said Her Emmynency would be sent to Santa Anita
with distance races on turf the likely target.
TRAKUS FACTS: Sunset Glow covered one of the shortest trips in the Del Mar
Debutante, covering 25, 27, and 21 feet less than the second, third, and fourth placers, respectively. Third placer Conquest Eclipse ran the fastest final furlong in 12.92 seconds.
Trainer Craig Lewis said that Clubhouse Ride, last of 10 in the $1
million TVG Pacific Classic, came out of the race fine. “Joe (Talamo)
said he just didn’t handle the track,” Lewis said. Clubhouse Ride’s
probable next start will be in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Mile on
September 6. Among the expected rivals that day, two-time Del Mar winner
Carlos Esquilin made his first trip to Indiana, arriving a little more than a month ago. He made his first trip to the winner’s circle Friday, Aug. 29, earning a win in the evening’s third race aboard Frontier Bones. “I was really happy to get to the winner’s circle because it’s been a long time,” said Esquilin. “In December 2012, I broke my
knee and couldn’t ride for a year and a half. So it’s taken me a while to get back. I thought I had a good chance to win tonight, so I was really happy when I won.”
J D Acosta padded his lead in the
jockey standings when he rode four winners on today’s ten race program at
the Maryland State Fair. Hugh McMahon saddled two winners this afternoon to move
ahead of King Leatherbury in the trainer standings with two days of action
remaining at the Fair.
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