2014 Road to Kentucky Derby | Points per Race: 1st Place, 10 points; 2nd, 4 points; 3rd, 2 points; and 4th, 1 point for the first 18 races. The next 8 races award points at 50-20-10-5; the next 7 races award points at 100-40-20-10; the last race is back to 10-4-2-1.
Stormy Lucy, ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Frank Lucarelli, slipped through at the rail a furlong from home and won Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.11.
Let Faith Arise stalked the early pace under confident handling from Corey Nakatani and went on to an impressive 1-3/4 win in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita
ThistleDown Racino will launch its 90th season of Thoroughbred racing on April 18 with race day purses totaling $100,000, the highest purses have ever been at this classic track.
Top handicapping tournament horseplayer Dennis Decauwer will be Tom Quigley’s special guest this Sunday for “Quigley’s Corner,” a free handicapping seminar at Santa Anita.
Santa Anita will again offer fans a shot at $1 million on Saturday, as the track’s popular $1 million St. Pat’s Horseshoe Pitch will be conducted between races. All fans attending on-track this Saturday can fill out a free entry form.
Fiftyshadesofhay and Iotapa head a competitive field of eight older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita.
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