Strong-closing Somebyay wins G3 Sanford

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Starlight Racing’s Sombeyay closed with a flourish to win the 104th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford for juveniles by a neck on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

The bay colt by Into Mischief benefitted by a patient and confident ride by Hall of Famer Javier Castellano, while Bano Solo and Strike Silver, both winners in their only starts, battled strong on the front end amid fractions of 22.26 seconds for the opening quarter and the half-mile in 45.49. After the speedy duo clocked 57.64 at the five-eighths mark, Castellano received all he needed for the stretch run, completing six furlongs on the fast main track in 1:10.35.

“It was perfect. He broke good out of the gate and put me in the right position,” Castellano said. “Today, I didn’t want to be too far back. It worked out the way we wanted today. He’s a good come-from-behind horse. It was very satisfying.”

The Todd Pletcher-trained Sombeyay notched his second win in three career starts, building on a 6 ¼-length win in his debut on April 27 at Gulfstream Park before his runner-up effort in his stakes debut when he recovered to miss by three-quarters of a length to Our Braintrust in the Tremont on June 8 at Belmont Park.

“I thought he ran really well,” Pletcher said. “Showed a little more speed than I thought he would. Javier had to take a bit of a hold of him at one point, but when he took him out he finished up nicely. I think in these early 2-year-old races experience is huge. Having two starts compared to others with only one I think that helped today. I think it hurt him a little the last time when he stumbled, you could argue that it helped him today. ”

Off as the 5-2 favorite, Sombeyay paid $7.70 to win. He improved his career bankroll to $136,500.

Sombeyay’s impressive closing kick was enough to convince Pletcher to aim higher with his Kentucky-bred in his next start, naming the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful on September 3 as a possible start.

“I think the Hopeful would be the next step with three starts under his belt,” said Pletcher after winning his record seventh Sanford. “If he’s tearing the barn down, we’ll see.”

John Oxley’s Strike Silver held enough speed to hold second while it was another 3 ¼ lengths behind to Whiskey Echo for third. Bano Solo faded to fourth.

Knicks Go, Lexitonian and Chase Greatness completed the order of finish.

HASTINGS WORKOUTS FOR SATURDAY

HASTINGS WORKOUTS DAILY IN THE DERBY BAR ABD GRILL NEWSLETTER
Horse Name Time Rank
Purple Storm :23.80 H 1
Salmo :24.00 H 2
Horse Name Time Rank
Fitzdares :37.40 H 1
Molesley :37.40 H 1
Star Launch :37.80 H 3
Horse Name Time Rank
Another Guinness :47.40 H 2
Anzac Day :50.60 H 12
Bombay :50.00 H 10
Broadway Dave :50.80 H 13
Day Flyer :49.00 H 7
Diarmuid :52.80 H 17
Doyle :49.00 H 7
Hard Rain :51.40 H 14
Jack Don’t Drink :51.60 H 15
Mr. Finch :47.40 H 2
Papa Papa Papa :47.40 H 2
Sargent Rick :48.60 H 6
Square Dancer :47.80 H 5
The Valentine Kid :51.60 H 15
Times R Achangin :50.20 H 11
Tiptoe :47.20 H 1
Willing to Travel :49.00 H 7
Horse Name Time Rank
Burnum 1:01.40 H 5
Caymus Reserve 1:01.00 H 3
Citron Kid 1:00.60 H 1
Dawns Morning 1:02.00 H 7
Day Raider 1:02.60 H 11
El Noble 1:01.40 H 5
Halo’s Quest 1:02.40 H 10
North West Legacy 1:02.60 H 11
Playgirl Pixie 1:02.60 H 11
Raine Or Shine 1:02.00 H 7
Rogerio 1:01.00 H 3
Seagrove Bay 1:02.00 H 7
Wise Market 1:00.60 H 1

HASTINGS EXTRA’S FOR FRIDAY

Extra Races For Friday, July 27, 2018
(Entries Close on Sunday, July 22, 2018)

X8 EXTRA RACE NO8 CLAIMING Purse $12,500. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money) (Plus up to $3,125 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds and Upward.
Three Year Olds 119lbs. Older 124lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since June 27 2lbs. A Race Since May27 4lbs.
CLAIMING PRICE $8,000,For Each $1,000 To $6,000 3lbs.
(Races Where Entered For $6,250 Or Less Not Considered For Allowances)
SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

X9 EXTRA RACE NO9 CLAIMING Purse $13,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)
(Plus up to $3,250 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds and Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races.
Three Year Olds 119lbs. Older 124lbs. Non-winners of a race since June 27 2lbs. A race since May27 4lbs.
CLAIMING PRICE $16,000,For Each $1,750 To $12,500 3lbs.
SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

X10 EXTRA RACE NO10 CLAIMING Purse $11,500. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)
(Plus up to $2,875 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds and Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races or British Columbia Breds Which Have Never Won Three Races.
Three Year Olds 119lbs. Older 124lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since June 27 2lbs. A Race Since May27 4lbs.
CLAIMING PRICE $8,000, For Each $1,000 To $6,000 3lbs.
SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

X11 EXTRA RACE NO11 CLAIMING Purse $13,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)  (Plus up to $3,250 for BC Breds)  For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old and Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races.
Three Year Olds 118lbs. Older 123lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since June 27 2lbs. A Race Since May 27 4lbs.
CLAIMING PRICE $16,000, For Each $1,750To $12,500 3lbs.
SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, July 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $11,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $4,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight

 

Emerald Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, July 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $13,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $18,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $20,000 $15,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $15,000 $11,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight

 

Del Mar Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, July 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $65,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $100,000 $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $150,000 $43,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $62,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 San Diego H. $200,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 San Clemente S. $200,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $60,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Maiden Special Weight $60,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, July 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $80,000 $36,000
Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $20,000
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $35,000
Race 4 Claiming – $25,000 $34,000
Race 5 Claiming – $20,000 $24,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $60,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $62,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $30,000

Final Entries

Sunday, July 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $60,000
Race 2 Claiming – $25,000 $34,000
Race 3 Claiming – $50,000 $48,000
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $62,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $30,000
Race 6 Wickerr S. $75,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $60,000
Race 8 Eddie Read S. $250,000
Race 9 Claiming – $12,500 $23,000

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, July 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $24,100 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $61,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $61,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $20,000 $24,100 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $10,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Ontario Colleen S. $125,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $62,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Wednesday, July 25
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $20,000 $24,100
Race 2 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $61,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,700
Race 5 Claiming – $6,250 $16,000
Race 6 Starter Optional Claiming – $40,000 $42,800
Race 7 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $34,000
Race 8 Claiming – $10,000 $20,000

Northlands Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, July 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $22,000 $14,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $7,000 $8,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $3,000 $6,900 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $17,500 $17,900 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $8,000 $11,100 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $15,000 $11,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Don Getty H. $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $7,000 $9,800 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Wednesday, July 25
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Edmonton Bonus Challenge S. $10,000
Race 2 Claiming – $15,000 $15,500
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $18,500
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $22,000 $14,500
Race 5 Claiming – $8,000 $11,100
Race 6 Claiming – $15,000 $11,800
Race 7 Claiming – $7,000 $9,200

Saratoga Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, July 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $64,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $95,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $32,000 $58,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $95,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $87,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Sanford S. $150,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Diana S. $500,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Claiming – $50,000 $70,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Wednesday, July 25 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Jonathan Kiser Novice S. $75,000
Race 2 Claiming – $40,000 $48,000
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $45,000
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $80,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $75,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $92,000
Race 7 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $57,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $80,000
Race 9 Honorable Miss H. $200,000
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $45,000

Final Entries

Monday, July 23
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $45,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $45,000
Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $32,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $75,000
Race 5 Claiming – $50,000 $53,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $80,000
Race 7 Caress S. $200,000
Race 8 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $57,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $75,000

Additional Nominations–HBPA President and Director—HBPA of BC

                Nominations For President And Director As Of June 15/2018

Below are the nominations brought forth by the Nominating Committee of the HBPA of BC for the 2018 HBPA of BC election. The Committee was chaired by Alex Murray.

President——-David Milburn

Director—Owner Category                         Director– Trainer Category

Michael Bye                                                   Mary Anne Baumgartner

Ed Claggett                                                     Nancy Betts

Dairen Edwards                                             Phil Hall

Mark Freeman                                                Barbara Heads

Gary Johnson                                                 Steve Henson

Linda Lytle                                                       Mel Snow

Warren Wilson                                              Demetris Topouzis

 

Secretary-Treasurer Richard Yates will provide a further opportunity for anyone interested in running for President or Director, in either the Owner or Trainer category. Yates will be in attendance in Trackers (The Cookshack) from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to accept further nominations in all categories.  In accordance with the By-laws of the HBPA of BC, such Nominations require a Nominator and a Seconder at the time of Nomination.