Santa Anita Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, January 12
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Cancelled $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Cancelled $30,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Cancelled $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Cancelled $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Cancelled $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Cancelled $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Cancelled $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Cancelled $29,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Saturday, January 14 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $56,000
Race 2 Starter Allowance – $16,000 $28,000
Race 3 Claiming – $8,000 $16,000
Race 4 Claiming – $12,500 $20,000
Race 5 La Canada S. $200,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $54,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $54,000
Race 8 Claiming – $50,000 $43,000
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000
Sunday, January 15 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $75,000 $33,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $29,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $54,000
Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000
Race 6 Claiming – $12,500 $16,000
Race 7 Starter Optional Claiming – $32,000 $30,000
Race 8 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000
Race 9 Claiming – $50,000 $43,000

Final Entries

Friday, January 13
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $20,000 $25,000
Race 2 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $29,000
Race 4 Claiming – $25,000 $23,000
Race 5 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $56,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $54,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $56,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $18,000

Local Trainers and Horses out of Town

Sandi Gann
Entries
January 14Turf Paradise
Dear Lilly Race 2 Allowance Optional Claiming $20,000
January 16 – Turf Paradise
Cederberg Race 7 Claiming $20,000
Steve Henson
Entries
January 16Turf Paradise
Tinderette Race 3 Allowance
Gold Treasure Race 5 Allowance

Results
January 11 – Turf Paradise
Get Aboard finished 8th beaten 11 lengths Race 6 View Chart    
Cindy Krasner
Entries
January 14Turf Paradise
Bixley Race 3 Claiming $3,000
Ronda Rocks Race 4 Glendale H.
Tizagogo Race 5 Allowance

Results
January 11 – Turf Paradise
Crystalngold finished 7th beaten 16 lengths Race 5 View Chart    
Scarpetta Veloce finished 11th beaten 79 1/4 lengths Race 5 View Chart    

Fifth and Madison Brings $135,000 to Top Wednesday at Keeneland January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 11, 2017) – Fifth and Madison, a winning 4-year-old daughter of Street Sense cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, sold to Mayday B. Branham for $135,000 to lead Wednesday’s third session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Out of the Unbridled mare Unaffordable, Fifth and Madison was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, which led all consignors during the session by selling 36 horses for $812,700. Fifth and Madison is a half-sister to stakes winners Fordubai and Fast Alex, and is from the family of Grade 2 winner Softly and Grade 3 winners Scoop, Hold Old Blue and Coragil Cat.

Doug Branham of Hurricane Hills Farm in Central Kentucky said Fifth and Madison most likely would be bred this year.

The day’s second-high seller at $125,000 was Bubbles and Babies, a 6-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy in foal to Street Boss, sold to Josham Farms Ltd., agent. Valkyre Stud, agent, consigned Bubbles and Babies, whose dam, the Bernstein mare Dream Empress, won the Darley Alcibiades (G1) at Keeneland and was second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) in 2008. Bubbles and Babies is from the family of Grade 1 winners Prenup and Yonaguska.

On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 197 horses for $3,415,900, for an average of $17,340 and a median of $8,500. Total sales were 10.52 percent below last year’s $3,817,300 for 220 horses. The average nearly mirrored last year’s $17,351, while the median of $8,500 was 5.56 percent lower than last year’s $9,000.

“It was good to see the two mares top the sale and break the $100,000 mark today. That shows there is still money here,” Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell said. “The theme for the sales season for 2016 and 2017 continues to be ‘quality sells.’ That is where the Thoroughbred market is at the moment. It is an expensive business to be in. So people are tending to gravitate to less quantity and higher quality.”

Through the first three days of the five-day sale, Keeneland has sold 581 horses for $24,989,500, down 17.98 percent from the comparable period last year when 595 horses brought $30,468,900. The average of $43,011 was 16 percent below $51,208 in 2016. The median of $20,000 is 9 percent lower than last year’s $22,000.

The session’s top-priced yearling was a colt by 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Orb sold to K.M.C.F.F. for $95,000. Hunter Valley Farm, agent, consigned the yearling, whose dam is the stakes-placed Langfuhr mare Cherryblossommiss, a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Imperialism and multiple Keeneland stakes winner White Beauty.

The session’s leading buyer was trainer J. Keith Desormeaux, who spent $179,000 for five horses.

The January Sale continues through Friday. Sessions begin daily at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com

HIGH FLYING VALE DORI HEADS GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA ON SATURDAY

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. 
©Benoit Photo

MANDELLA’S WILD AT HEART WILL TRY TO TURN TABLES ON VALE DORI WITH PRAT ABOARD 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2017)–Third behind superstar distaffers Stellar Wind and Beholder three starts back, Bob Baffert’s Vale Dori seeks her third consecutive win on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and a sixteenth. The La Canada, to be run for the 43rd time, has attracted a field of five.

Vale Dori’s most serious challenger would appear to be the Richard Mandella-trained Wild At Heart, who was second, beaten three lengths by Vale Dori in the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap at Del Mar Dec. 3.

VALE DORI: A rousing 10-length allowance winner on Oct. 28 following her third place finish behind Stellar Wind and Beholder in the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes here Oct. 1, this 5-year-old Argentine mare comes off an authoritative win at odds of 1-2 in the Grade II Bayakoa Stakes Dec. 3 at Del Mar. With both of her recent wins coming at the La Canada distance, Vale Dori is proven at the trip and should again be on or pressing the early lead under Mike Smith, who was aboard for the Bayakoa win. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori, who was a Group I winner in Argentina going 7 ½ furlongs, is now three for five under Baffert’s care and has an overall mark of 10-5-3-1. By far and away the leading money earner in the field, Vale Dori has banked $454,943.

WILD AT HEART: Although never at threat to the winner, this 5-year-old Indian Charlie mare was clearly second best to Vale Dori in the Grade II Bayokoa and will hope to improve her position on Saturday when ridden by Flavien Prat, who was aboard for her seven furlong maiden score eight starts back at Santa Anita in February, 2015. In her only other try at the La Canada distance, Wild At Heart was a well beaten third to Stellar Wind in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks six starts back in April, 2015. Owned by Ramona Bass, LLC, she will hope to get a stalking trip as she seeks her first graded win. With two wins from nine starts, she has earnings of $199,305.

SHOW STEALER: Based at Los Alamitos with trainer Art Sherman, this 5-year-old mare by Eskendereya closed well to be fourth, beaten 4 ¼ lengths by Vale Dori in the Bayakoa at odds of 11-1. Owned and bred by George Krikorian, she’ll be reunited with Tyler Baze, who orchestrated an off the pace allowance win at a mile and a sixteenth three starts back here on May 26. With three wins from 19 starts, the Bayakoa will be her second graded stakes assignment.

ENDURING ERIN: Claimed four starts back on July 31 by trainer Richard Baltas, this 7-year-old mare by Kela has won two of her last three starts for her new connections and will test stakes company for the first time in the La Canada. Owned by Baltas and Paymaster Racing, she’ll stretch out a bit off a neck win going one mile in a second condition allowance at Del Mar on Nov. 11. Ridden by Flavien Prat in both of her recent wins, she be handled for the first time Corey Nakatani and can be expected to press the pace early on Saturday.

AUTUMN FLOWER: Last early in the Bayakoa, this Dan Hendricks-trained daughter of Flower Alley kept to her task late in the Bayakoa, finishing sixth, beaten 5 ½ lengths at 21-1 in what was her first stakes engagement. Owned by her breeders, Priscilla Webb and Thomas Traver, this 5-year-old mare has three wins from 13 starts.

THE GRADE II LA CANADA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER 

Race 5 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PST

  1. Vale Dori–Mike Smith–125
  2. Show Stealer–Tyler Baze–120
  3. Wild At Heart–Flavien Prat–120
  4. Enduring Erin–Corey Nakatani–120
  5. Autumn Flower–Drayden Van Dyke–120

First post time on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.

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