BACK ON TRACK: REDONE SURFACE WHAT DOC ORDERED HORSE RACING: BEJARANO RIDERS GOLDEN DOE A TO VICTORY IN LAS VIRGENES STAKES.Byline: Art Wilson Arthur Earl "Dutch" Wilson (December 11, 1885 in Macon, Illinois; died June 12, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) was a catcher in Major League Baseball.
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ARCADIA -- Winning times returned to normal Saturday when Santa Anita Santa Anita may refer to:
Gone was Cushion Track and the abnormally fast times that have left clockers scratching their heads and prompted some jockeys and trainers to compare the surface to the 605 Freeway during an 85-day winter-spring meet that had seen 11 cancellations in its first 32 days.
Track president Ron Charles said management has not determined what it will call the new all-weather track, which was reformulated with polymer binders and fibers from the Australian-based synthetic-track company Pro-Ride to fix the drainage problem.
But whatever it's called, it was met with approval, especially by Golden Doc A's jockey Rafael Bejarano Rafael Bejarano (born June 23, 1982 in Arequipa, Peru) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He trained at the Peruvian national riding school before embarking on his professional career in 1999. and owner Ron McCauley, the latter of whom recently purchased the daughter of Unusual Heat for an undisclosed price and watched her race under his colors for the first time.
Bejarano won four times on the 10-race card, just missing a fifth victory and a stakes sweep when Heatseeker's stretch kick fell a head short in the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap The San Antonio Handicap is a race for thoroughbred horses run at Santa Anita Park each year. The race is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. The Grade II event offers a purse of $250,000.
Round Table won this race in 1958. , which was won by 14-1long shot Well Armed.
A 25-year-old native of Peru, Bejarano also won the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap The Santa Maria Handicap is a race for thoroughbred horses run each year at Santa Anita Park. A Grade I event, it is set at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. The Santa Maria is open to fillies and mares age three and up and offers a purse of $250,000. for older fillies and mares aboard Double Trouble and swept the late daily double in addition to his victory aboard Golden Doc A.
Bejarano, who relocated full-time to the Southland in November during the Hollywood Park autumn meet, pulled into a tie for second in the Santa Anita rider standings with David Flores Flores, town, Guatemala
Flores (flōrəs), town (1990 est. pop. 2,200), capital of Petén department, N Guatemala. Flores was built on an island in the southern part of Lake Petén Itzá and on the site of the , both with 24 victories -- five behind Garrett Gomez, who was in Louisiana on Saturday to ride 2007Eclipse Award winner Indian Blessing to victory in the $200,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at the Fair Grounds.
Golden Doc A, beaten only a neck by Indian Blessing in her last start, the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes The Santa Ynez Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses run at Santa Anita Park, fillies]], age three, willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt. A Grade II event, it carries a purse of $150,000 and is considered a prep to the Kentucky Oaks. on Jan. 13, closed from last in the field of six to win the one-mile Grade I race by one length in 1:35.86 as the 8-5 favorite.
"When I saw her turn for home and she was gaining on the horse in front and I saw her overpower o·ver·pow·er
tr.v. o·ver·pow·ered, o·ver·pow·er·ing, o·ver·pow·ers
1. To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
2. To affect so strongly as to make helpless or ineffective; overwhelm.
3. the horse in front, I knew we were going to be in the winner's circle because that's the way she runs," said McCauley, who recently sold several car dealerships in Lexington, Ky., for the capital to jump into thoroughbred racing.
Asked how many times he'll watch the replay, McCauley said, "For the rest of my life."
Golden Doc A, foreground, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, outruns Lovely Isle to win the Grade I, $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita.