O'NEILL GETS ANOTHER STAKES WIN IN ARCADIA.Byline: Staff and Wire Services
Trainer Doug O'Neill, who saddled Lava Man Lava Man (foaled on March 20, 2001) is a dark bay gelded thoroughbred race horse by Slew City Slew (Seattle Slew) out of L'il Ms. Leonard (Nostalgia's Star) who rose from the lowest levels of claiming races to become regarded by many racing fans and members of the racing media as a and Great Hunter Great Hunter (foaled March 31, 2004 in Pennsylvania) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sold by his breeder through the September 2005 Keeneland Sales to Ilona Whetstone. The colt was resold in June of 2006 to J. to win Saturday's two major races, won the only stakes race run at Santa Anita on Sunday when his Super Freaky freak·y
adj. freak·i·er, freak·i·est
1. Strange or unusual; freakish.
2. Slang Frightening.
freak captured the 34th running of the $113,400 La Habra Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Unlike O'Neill's heavily favored runners in the Santa Anita Handicap The Santa Anita Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in the late winter at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. It is a Grade I race for horses three years old and up, and is considered the most important race for older horses in North America during and Robert B. Lewis Stakes The Robert B. Lewis Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Prior to 2007, it was known as the Santa Catalina Stakes. It is a race for three-year olds and serves as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby. , Super Freaky was not so well fancied -- 6-1 odds after being 15-1 on the morning line -- as she won the 6 1/2-furlong event down Santa Anita's hillside turf course by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:12.66.
In registering just her second win in seven starts, Super Freaky paid $15.40, $6.40 and $4.60 while earning $68,040 for owners Pablo Suarez and Alex Vennari. Super Freaky's career earnings were elevated to $114,640.
-- Daily News
Also: Wait a While beat Precious Kitten by 1 1/4 lengths to win the $100,000 Honey Fox Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Also Sunday, Silver Tree beat Steel Light by a neck in the $100,000 Appleton Handicap.