Hastings Racing Wrap-up for Sunday, September 27th by the Man With No Name

PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

Bye Bye

“…I’ll catch you later…got a left foot down on my accelerator.”

Those lines from a famous 90’s country song certainly applied to the Hastings Sunday card, as horse after horse ran away and hid from their competitors. In all, 6 of the 8 victories were achieved by multiple length winning margins with no photos required to sort out the top finisher in any of the contests.

The racing surface was a tick or two quicker than usual and for the most part the front end was the place to be. The leading jockeys and trainers took down most of the races and added to their totals, although there were several winners with mid-range odds, which set up some decent payoffs in the exotics.

With the sun shining through the scattered clouds producing a warm, pleasant afternoon, it was another great day to be at the track for the 24th day of the 2020 season.

Highlights

  • Leading jockey Amadeo Perez scores a hat trick.
  • Jockey Efrain Hernandez wins two.
  • Mark Cloutier scores a double, tying him for first with Glen Todd in the Leading Trainer Standings.
  • Trainer Dino Condilenios and assistant trainer Edgar Mendoza win two.

 

    • Owners Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc. win a pair.
    • Ex-jockey Tammy Snow has her first training victory.
  • The Mutuel handle was $274,868. 

 

Gimmiewhatchagot Grabs the Victory

GIMMIEWHACTHAGOT – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

The first on the program, a maiden 8/10K claimer for fillies and mares, went to Sheila McLeod’s dark bay three-year-old filly Gimmiewhatchagot (12.50, 5.50, 3.10).

Benefiting from a quick beginning, Lenny Seecharan was able to reach the top spot before the tote board, but thereafter chose to rate Gimmiewhatchagot two lengths back of Star Classic’s early fractions of 22.44 and 46.20. Approaching the quarter pole, Gimmiewhatchagot confronted the pace setter who wanted no part of the increase tempo and quickly drew off to a clear lead. The margin of victory at the wire was a comfortable 5 ¼ lengths over even money favourite The Kat’s Back, who rallied up to claim the place position.

Gimmiewhatchagot, a first-time starter, is conditioned by ex-jockey Tammy Snow, who recorded her first official training victory. Congratulations Tammy!

Gimmiewhatchagot is by Bakken out of Arlington Getaway by Speightstown and was bred in Beautiful British Columbia by Peter Redekop BC Ltd.

The grooming duties and daily care of Gimmiewhatchagot are shared by Ernesto Rojas and Connie Kuipers.

 

Cushman Road All the Way

CUSHMAN ROAD – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

The second on the program, a 4/5K claimer for fillies and mares which have never won 3 races lifetime, was taken down in a superb front running gate to wire effort by BFA Holdings’ good-looking three-year-old chestnut filly Cushman Road (24.90, 10.30, 5.90).

Amadeo Perez sent his mount off to the lead away from the gate and was able to maintain the rail position heading into the first turn with the 3/5 favourite First and Ten pressing hard from the outside. The top two ran like a team laying down solid opening fractions of 22.00 and 45.77. Approaching the far turn, First and Ten began to weaken and drop back, leaving sole possession of the lead to Cushman Road. From there to the wire it was just a matter of holding off the hard charging duo of Anima and Dorys Darlin in order to claim the victory. The winning margin was 2 ¼ lengths over the second place finishing Anima with Dorys Darlin a neck back taking the show.

The victory was an important one for conditioner Mark Cloutier, who with the score drew even with Glen Todd atop the trainer standings with 18 winner’s circle visits each.

Cushman Road is by Merit Man out of Buckingham Bull by Flashy Bull and was bred in Sunny California by Purple Shamrock Racing.

The shine on Cushman Road’s coat today was supplied courtesy of groom Natalie Giesbrecht.

The final time for the 6.5 furlongs was 1:18.76.

Fort Langley Helps His Trainer

FORT LANGLEY – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

Well, that didn’t last long! Mark Cloutier’s tie for leading trainer evaporated exactly 1 minute and 17.52 seconds after the gate opened for the third race, releasing the Glen Todd trained four-year-old grand-looking dark bay gelding Fort Langley and four other competitors contesting a 4/5K claimer for non-winners of 3 races lifetime.

Efrain Hernandez, who won 5 races last Thursday, positioned Fort Langley behind the leading Quagmire in a stalking position through somewhat slow opening fractions of 23.20 and 46.47. By the quarter pole it was clear to all that this would be a two-horse race to the wire with Quagmire having an early 1 ½ length advantage. For a time it appeared that Quagmire with energy in reserve would be able to hold off the hard-charging 4/5 favourite, but approaching the finish, Fort Langley gradually wore down a very game Quagmire to take the victory by a 1 length margin.

Fort Langley (3.40, 2.50, 2.10), who is owned by North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, is by Majestic Warrior out of Caged Mistress by Ministers Wild Cat and was bred in Kentucky by his trainer Glen Todd. The winning groom is Julio Lopez.

She Wins with Perfect Command of Her Field

PERFECT COMMAND – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

Perfect Command is a maiden no more. Out of the gate sharply she sat in a good tracking position under the careful guidance of Silvino Morales. Entering the far turn, Perfect Command rallied smartly with her ears pricked and full of energy. Down the lane she continued her drive and took “command” just before the wire to score a half length victory over a very game Snowshoes.

Perfect Command is a beautiful dark bay two-year-old filly by Second in Command out of Perfect Connection by Phone Trick and was bred in Supernatural British Columbia by her owner Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds.

Perfect Command is conditioned by the very sharp Christine Ammann and was looking great in the paddock compliments of assistant trainer Alison Dube, who also provides the filly’s personal grooming services.

As the favourite, Perfect Command returned 5.60, 2.80 and 2.10 across the board.

Time of the race for these maiden 8/10K two-year-old’s was 1:21.44.

Heidi Wins with Swiss Precision

HEIDI – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

Heidi showed the boys how it is done in the fifth, a maiden optional allowance for two-year-old’s.

Away well, Heidi tracked the leader into the backstretch before launching a powerful bid into the far turn, quickly overtaking the second place finisher, El Quetzal, and then drawing away impressively in the stretch to win by five (or as she would say “ Fünf”) under the confident handling of leading rider Amadeo Perez.

Heidi is owned by Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc. and trained by Dino Condilenios, who also used his proficient skills as a groom to have her turned out beautifully. The assistant trainer is Edgar Mendoza.

Heidi is a two-year-old bay filly by Bayern out of Thetaloveandmine by Master Command and was bred in Kentucky by Theta Holding 1, Inc.

As the favorite, no doubt sure she had a lot of folks yodeling, returning a modest 3.70, 3.40 and 2.10 across the board.

The time on the board for the six furlongs was a very rapid 1:12.49.

Frankie is a Win Machine!

FRANKIE MACHINE – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

Is there no stopping him?

Frankie Machine continued his winning ways in the sixth, an open 25/32K claimer, chalking up his fourth win in five starts here at Hasting.

Frankie uncharacteristically went straight to the front and never looked back. He was a powerhouse all the way around the first and second turns. At the head of the home stretch he looked every bit a winner and opened up to score by 2 ¾ lengths under the confident handling of Scott Williams.

Finishing second was Slew’s Da Boss who is the only horse to beat Frankie Machine this season.

Frankie Machine, a fantastic looking five-year-old bay gelding, is owned by Willow Creek Farms and Fabio Chiesa. He is conditioned by the veteran Steve Henson and is groomed by the capable Hassan Ali. Assistant Brian O’Riordan also doubles as the stable’s exercise rider.

Frankie Machine is by Wilburn out of Letthepartybegin by Bertrando and was bred in Kentucky by John and Dianne Fradkin.

At the mutuels he returned a generous 8.70, 5.20 and 5.50 across the board (What a Show Price!).

The time for the 1 1/16 miles was a super quick 1:44.33.

Discretionary Squares It Up

The penultimate contest of the afternoon, a 4/5K maiden claimer, went in the direction of Darlene Smith, Roy Jacobson and Toni Cloutier’s big, handsome three-year-old chestnut gelding Discretionary (12.90, 8.00, 3.60).

Breaking from the outside, leading rider Amadeo Perez asked his mount for run leaving the gate, rushing up to establish a lead of a length following a first quarter in a rapid 23.20. With Targeted pressing him through a half in 47.04, Discretionary was unable to get any sort of a breather and started to look quite vulnerable approaching the far turn. Appearances can be deceiving, though, and it was in this case, as Discretionary with his unusual high head action kept picking them up and putting them down, drawing off to easily obtain victory at the wire by an ever increasing margin of 3 ½ lengths. A come from behind solid effort from Rox Star Kidrun was good for the place 1 ¼ lengths in front of the 7/5 favourite The Valentine Kid.

With the score trainer Mark Cloutier again drew alongside conditioner Glen Todd atop the standings, setting up a final day Battle Royale for the title of 2020 Leading Trainer.

The win gave rider Amadeo Perez a hat trick on the card.

Discretionary is by Graydar out of Panorama Valley by Peaks and Valleys and was bred in Kentucky by Helen Andrews.

The groom, who had her boy looking fabulous today, was Mark’s wife and co-owner Toni Cloutier.

The running time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:47.65.

Bookie Books It

BOOKIE – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

The final race of the day, a 4/5K claimer for non-winners of two races lifetime, was won in an impressive runaway fashion by Swift Thoroughbred’s three-year-old bay homebred gelding Bookie (21.40, 10.20, 6.00).

With Efrain Hernandez aboard for his second victory of the afternoon, Bookie benefitted from a sharp break, which saw him take a mid-pack somewhat wide stalking position very close to the leaders in the early going. Hernandez was content to follow along within two lengths of a very sensible pace of 24.06, 48.14, 1:13.96 until the far turn when he asked Bookie for more, resulting in an absolutely explosive move in which the lead was quickly established and increased throughout the turn and the home stretch. Bookie had daylight of 3 ½ lengths between himself and the second place finisher Klondike Gentleman at the wire. Another head back was the fast closing Sideshow to round out the top three.

Bookie, who was mostly overlooked by the punters, led the way to very healthy exactor and triactor payouts of 336.30 and 1,308.90, respectively, and the $1 superfecta with the 5/2 Causin’ Havoc bringing up the back of the ticket, returned a fantastic 2,616.70.

Bookie is conditioned by Dino Condilenios whose barn is having a great second half of the season after a very uncharacteristic slow beginning. The assistant trainer is the very capable Edgar Mendoza and the hard-working Stewart Fisher is the winning groom.

Bookie is by Teide out of Architecture by Dixie Chatter and was bred in Super Fabulous British Columbia by his owners Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

For the owners, jockey, trainer, and assistant trainer, the victory gave them all a double for the afternoon.

The final time for the 1 1/16 mile distance was 1:46.55.

 Leaders

After 24 days of racing, the Leader Board looks like this:

Owners:

North American Thoroughbred Horse Company maintains the lead with 18 victories. Tod Mountain Thoroughbreds follows in second place with 11 wins and tied for the third position are Rob and Sheena Maybin and Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc. with 7 trips to the winner’s circle each. One behind with 6 scores are Russell J. and Lois Bennett.

Jockeys:

Amadeo Perez has run away with the lead with 48 trips to the winner’s circle. Efrain Hernandez is in second place with 34 wins, followed by Scott Williams in third with 31 victories.

Trainers:

The Battle Royale for the Leading Trainer was in full force today, resulting in Glen Todd and Mark Cloutier being tied for first place with 19 victories each. Next are Christine Ammann and Barbara Heads with 14 trips to the winner’s circle each, followed by Dino Condilenios and Steve Henson, each with 12 scores.

Equine Vaccination Do’s and Don’ts

Determining exactly which vaccines a horse needs can be confusing. Here are some basic do’s and don’ts to make sure you’re providing the disease protection your horse needs.

Equine Vaccination Do's and Don'ts

Best practices for making sure your horse gets the disease protection he needs

Do I need to vaccinate my horse against leptospirosis? Does my retiree need the same shots as my performance horse? What happens if they miss a round of vaccines? Determining exactly which vaccines a horse needs can be confusing. Reviewing the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is a good place to begin your research, and talking with your veterinarian can help you make the best decision based on your horse’s lifestyle, age, and geographic location. In the meantime, we’ve distilled the topic down into some basic do’s and don’ts to make sure you’re providing the disease protection your horse needs.

Core Vaccines

DO have your horse vaccinated with all core vaccines, which are those the American Veterinary Medical Association and AAEP ­recommend for all horses, every year, regardless of location, gender, or age.

“There are no instances where horses should not be vaccinated with AAEP-­recommended core vaccines,” says ­Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and head of the department of clinical sciences at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, in Manhattan. “The one exception is the situation where a horse has demonstrated a severe adverse reaction to a vaccine. This is a rare occurrence, but it can happen. When this happens, it is important to work with a veterinarian to determine the ideal course of action.”

The AAEP core vaccination list consists of rabies, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis (EEE/WEE), tetanus, and West Nile virus (WNV). Establishing immunity against the pathogens that cause these diseases requires an initial priming series of vaccine doses, followed by an ­annual booster to maintain ­immunity.

EEE/WEE

Exposure to these life-­threatening mosquito-borne viruses varies from year to year. This vaccine has stayed on the core list because of high disease mortality rates (75-90% for EEE, 20-30% for WEE) and you can’t completely eliminate exposure. If your horse lives in an area where mosquitoes are common for more than six months of the year, vets recommend vaccinating twice yearly. Otherwise, an annual booster is sufficient.

WNV

This is another mosquito-borne virus with fluctuating annual case numbers depending on weather (and resulting mosquito populations) and vaccination vigilance. It’s fatal in 30% of cases, and even horses that recover from the acute phases of the illness often still demonstrate gait and behavioral abnormalities six months post-­diagnosis. If your horse lives in an area where mosquitoes are a threat more than six months of the year, vets recommend vaccinating twice annually. Horses under the age of 5 or over 15 are more susceptible to the disease and should be vaccinated more frequently if your veterinarian recommends it. For all other horses an annual booster is ­sufficient.

Tetanus

Although humans get tetanus shots once every 10 years, horses need boosters annually. Clostridium tetani, the bacterium that causes tetanus, thrives in soil and is also present in horses’ gastrointestinal (GI) tracts and manure. Due to the nature of equine facilities, horses are constantly exposed to C. tetani. It can contaminate wounds and produces a toxin that circulates and often proves fatal. If your horse sustains a wound or undergoes surgery more than six months after receiving his booster, he should be revaccinated.

Rabies

Though it’s uncommon in horses, rabies is fatal and poses a considerable threat to public health. If your horse is vaccinated with one of the USDA-approved vaccines and exposed, he should be revaccinated right away and quarantined for 45 days for observation of clinical signs. If a horse is unvaccinated—or his rabies vaccination history is unknown—and exposed via the bite of an infected animal, he will need to be euthanized immediately or isolated under veterinary supervision for six months, per approval from public health officials.

Risk-Based Vaccines

DO ask your veterinarian about administering risk-based vaccines, recommendations for which vary by horse type and region. Vaccines protecting against diseases such as equine influenza virus (EIV), equine herpesvirus (EHV-1/4, rhinopneumonitis), equine viral arteritis (EVA), strangles, leptospirosis, Potomac horse fever, and botulism fall into the risk-based category, and your veterinarian can help you determine which ones are worth the investment.

DO consider risk-based vaccines such as those against EIV and EHV-1/4 for your performance horse if you plan to show or travel to and from equestrian venues. Performance horses spend a lot of time among large groups of horses at events. The nature of this contact creates a higher risk for contagious infectious disease spread.

“Additionally, performance horses are at risk for having variable immunity, meaning that during periods of high stress, such as intense exercise, or following long-distance transportation, they might have suppressed immunity,” says Davis.

DON’T forget to vaccinate your performance horse for EIV semiannually, especially if he’s regularly exposed to large groups of horses off the farm. Although veterinarians historically have administered these vaccines as frequently as once every quarter, the AAEP reports that all currently marketed equine influenza vaccines are likely to provide up to six months of protection.

DON’T skip botulism vaccines for your pregnant mare, especially if you live in or travel to an endemic region such as Kentucky or the mid-Atlantic. Botulism is a potentially fatal neurologic disease caused by toxins the bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces. Horses that consume round bales or fermented feeds such as haylage or silage are generally considered to be at higher risk of contracting botulism. Foals also fall into the high-risk category for another form of potentially fatal botulism called shaker foal syndrome. Foals born to unvaccinated mares can start receiving the multidose priming series at two weeks old.

DO consider risk-based vaccinations for your retired and nonperformance horses. Davis recommends building immunity for these horses, especially those living at boarding facilities, since they can still be exposed to pathogens when other horses boarded there travel to and from events.

Vaccine Administration

DON’T miss your boosters. After the initial vaccine series annual or semiannual boosters keep horses protected from disease.

“The protective immunity a horse develops after proper vaccination diminishes with time,” says Greg Schmid, DVM, a veterinarian at Columbia Equine Hospital, in Gresham, Oregon. “If enough time passes, horses’ immune systems can return to a nearly naive (nonvaccinated) state and be vulnerable to infection. Depending on the circumstances, repeating a priming series of vaccine doses, usually two or three doses, might be recommended to reestablish protective active immunity,” a process that is more expensive than simply keeping the boosters current.

While waiting to reestablish immunity, remember that your horse is at risk of contracting the diseases to which he’s become susceptible.

DON’T worry about overvaccinating. If you’re unsure about a horse’s vaccination history, talk to your veterinarian. Animal “vaccines are extensively tested and regulated by the USDA to ensure their safety, purity, potency, and effectiveness,” explains Schmid. “Although adverse reactions do occur, administering vaccines more frequently than necessary does not generally increase the risk of these reactions or diminish the immune response to vaccines.”

DO have your veterinarian administer vaccines. Although it can be tempting to save money by vaccinating your horse on your own, this DIY approach comes with several downsides. The first is a heightened risk of incorrect storage, handling, and administration.

“If a vaccine is not stored or handled properly, it could have a negative impact on the efficacy and safety,” says Schmid. “There have also been cases of improper administration techniques (e.g., injecting a vaccine too close to the neck vertebrae) that have caused serious complications.”

In addition to the increased risks to your horse, many vaccine manufacturers will not accept liability if your horse has an adverse reaction to a vaccine given by a nonveterinarian. If you own a performance horse, it is important to note that horse show management often requires proof of vaccination prior to competition, and in most cases this proof must come in the form of a health certificate. Your veterinarian might refuse to issue a health certificate if he or she did not administer the vaccines to your horse.

DO work with your veterinarian to vaccinate your pregnant mare at the appropriate times during gestation so she can transfer that immunity to her the unborn foal.

Vaccine Reactions

DO have your horse vaccinated when his heart and respiratory rates and temperature are normal. Again, adverse reactions to vaccines are uncommon, but a horse that is unwell prior to vaccination might be more likely to have a negative response. If your horse’s vitals are above normal ranges or your veterinarian recognizes clinical signs of illness when he or she arrives at the farm, it might be in the horse’s best interest to vaccinate on a different day.

DO monitor your horse for 20 to 30 minutes following vaccination. If a horse is going to react to a vaccine, it typically occurs quickly and requires immediate action from your veterinarian. Mild soreness or swelling at the vaccine site within a few hours, however, might be normal.

“The goal of administering a vaccine is to induce an immune response, both locally and systemically,” explains Davis. “The local swelling and slight warmth at the site of injection is likely a normal part of this immune response. Approximately 48 hours following vaccination, any mild swelling or stiffness should be substantially improved or completely resolved.”

If the swelling and stiffness haven’t dissipated within three days, contact your veterinarian.

Take-Home Message

Work with your vet to develop a vaccination program individualized to each horse on your property. The ultimate goal is to keep your horses healthy and

Corie Traylor is a full-time writer living in Portland, Oregon. She grew up riding horses on her family’s small farm and is currently retraining her OTTB, Bess, to be a dressage horse.

Miller’s C Z Rocket Prevails By A Head To Take Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship

IN A THRILLER, MILLER’S C Z ROCKET PREVAILS BY A HEAD TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1:09.14 UNDER SAEZ

 

RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2020)–In a head and head thriller, trainer Peter Miller’s C Z Rocket prevailed by a hard fought head over John Sadler’s Flagstaff in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, final prep to the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland on Nov. 7.  Ridden for the first time by Luis Saez, C Z Rocket, who is now unbeaten in five starts with Miller since being claimed for $40,000 last April at Oaklawn Park, covered six furlongs in 1:09.14.

Breaking sharply from his number four post position in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, C Z Rocket was immediately into contention and while under restraint, sat three quarters of a length off Flagstaff as they left the half mile pole.

Turning for home, Flagstaff, with Victor Espinoza up, drifted out a bit, carrying C Z Rocket into the three path and from there, it was game on in the run to the wire, with neither horse giving an inch in great stretch duel.

“I didn’t expect to be that close, but he broke so sharp and he took me there,” said the eastern-based Saez.  “I decided to let him settle and keep him happy.  When I pulled the trigger turning for home, he took off.  I love this horse, now he’s ready for the real deal.”

A winner of the Grade II Pat O’Brien Stakes going seven furlongs on Aug. 29 at Del Mar, C Z Rocket, a 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by City Zip, was off as the 7-5 favorite and paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.10.

“There were a lot of things involved in this,” said Miller, who is off to a tremendous start at Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet, winning his third stakes dating back to Friday and his fourth overall, good for a tie with Bob Baffert for the lead in the trainer standings.  “We recently sold a part of him to Gary Barber and Sol Kumin and I really wanted to win for those two gentlemen.  Flavien (Prat) took off him (to ride third place finisher Collusion Illusion) and I wanted to prove that he made the wrong move.

“I just wanted to win this race…It was the owner, Tom Kagele, who picked this horse (to claim on April 30).  I wouldn’t have picked him, his form was too bad to claim him, but I did like that he had run some fast races in the past…We’re definitely leaning toward the Sprint, he’s won the last (five) going one turn.  We’re going to keep him one turn.”

With his second consecutive graded stakes win in-hand, C Z Rocket, who is out of the Successful Appeal mare Successful Sarah, is now 22-9-1-2 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, he has earnings of $551,641.

Flagstaff, who ran too good to lose, was off as the third choice in the wagering and paid $3.00 and $2.10.

Ridden by Prat and off at 9-5, Collusion Illusion, who broke from the rail, couldn’t go with the top two late and finished 1 ¼ lengths behind Flagstaff while paying $2.10 to show.

Fractions on the race were 22.33, 45.27 and 57.13.

The Santa Anita Sprint Championship is a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, with the winner earning a fees-paid berth to the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 7 at Keeneland.

Cupid’s Claws Steps Up To Win Marathon Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup

CUPID’S CLAWS STEPS UP TO WIN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP BY 7 ¼ LENGTHS AS DOLLASE & PRAT TEAM FOR 1 ½ MILE SCORE 2:30.12

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2020)–Claimed out of his last three starts on turf, 5-year-old gelding Cupid’s Claws tried dirt for the first time today, as he waltzed to a 7 ¼ length win in the marathon Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, who collected his second stakes win on the day, he got a mile and one half in 2:30.12.

 With the starting gate set at about the half mile pole, Cupid’s Claws was unhurried in the initial run to the far turn and was fourth, about two lengths off of favored pacesetter Tizamagician as the field crossed under the wire for the first time.  From there, Prat was able to save ground while in close attendance to the pace and shifted three-wide outside of Tizamagician and Combatant with a quarter mile to run.

 Full of run at the top of the lane, Cupid’s Claws gained the advantage a furlong out and darted clear late as much the best.

 Claimed out of a third place finish for $50,000 going a mile and one eighth on turf Sept. 5, Cupid’s Claws was trying stakes company for the first time and paid $17.00, $6.20 and $3.00.

 Owned by Flawless Racing, Masino Racing Stable, Brian Flanagan and Michael Jarvis, Cupid’s Claws, a 5-year-old Kitten’s Joy gelding, picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $172,296.  A winner of two turf starts and one race on synthetic Tapeta, Cupid’s Claws is now 18-4-2-3 overall.

 Tizamagician, who was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, was the narrow second choice at 2-1 and outfinished Combatant by 1 ¼ lengths and returned $3.40 and $2.60.

 With $39,101 bet to win on Combatant, he was the actual favorite by just five dollars at 2-1 and paid $2.40 to show with Umberto Rispoli up.

 Fractions on the race were 25.22, 49.72, 1:14.82, 1:39.75 and 2:04.52.

TODAYS BLOODHORSE NEWS

C Z Rocket (outside) captures the Santa Anita Sprint Championship at Santa Anita Park

C Z Rocket Keeps Win Streak Alive in Santa Anita Sprint

Gary Barber, Tom Kagele, and Madaket Stables’ C Z Rocket fought off Flagstaff to cinch his fifth consecutive victory in the $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G2) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

Philip Hall
Entries
September 29 – Fort Erie

The Kippy Train Race 6 Claiming $3,000
October 1 – Woodbine

Warning Belle Race 3 Claiming $5,000
Summerland Race 7 Claiming $40,000

Results
September 27 – Woodbine
Amanofmystature finished 7th beaten 15 lengths Race 5 View Chart    
Terry Jordan
Entries
October 1 – Woodbine

Zoological Race 6 Claiming $10,000

Results
September 27 – Woodbine
Jacobs Call finished 7th beaten 5 1/4 lengths Race 6 View Chart    
Glen Todd
Entries
October 1 – Emerald Downs

Great Gasby Race 8 Gottstein Futurity

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, September 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $25,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, October 1 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Delta Colleen S. $50,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500
Race 4 Sadie Diamond Futurity $100,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500
Race 6 S. W. Randall Plate S. $50,000
Race 7 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 8 Jack Diamond Futurity $100,000
Race 9 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 10 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 11 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 12 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 13 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 14 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000

Century Mile Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, September 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Alberta Bred Derby $33,370 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Allowance Optional Claiming – $35,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Starter Handicap $21,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $4,000 $8,500 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Allowance Optional Claiming – $12,500 $14,200 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Century Casino Oaks $75,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $8,300 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Northlands Distaff H. $75,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Century Mile H. $75,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Canadian Derby $100,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Claiming – $4,000 $8,500 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 12 Claiming – $5,000 $8,500 Overnight Overnight Overnight

 

Gulfstream Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, September 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $19,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $6,250 $19,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $6,250 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $12,500 $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $24,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $12,500 $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $25,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $47,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $48,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $48,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 12 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000 Overnight Overnight