Tags ‘Martin Garcia’

My Best Brother Best in Del Mar Derby

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
My Best Brother set all the pace in Sunday’s 68th running of the Del Mar Derby (G2) and had plenty left late to hold race favorite Howe Great at bay to the wire. Piloted by Martin Garcia, My Best Brother hit the wire three-quarters of a length in fro... Read More...

My Best Brother Prevails in Second Division of Oceanside

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Best Brother, a full brother to Grade 1 winner Stormello, took down top prize in the second division of Del Mar’s opening day Oceanside Stakes. By Stormy Atlantic, the bay colt set the early pace and refused to be collared late under Martin Garcia. M... Read More...

Contested Sets Stakes Record in Eight Belles at Churchill Downs

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Contested set a new stakes record in winning the Eight Belles Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Oaks undercard on Friday. Owned by Jill Baffert, Contested covered seven furlongs in 1:21.19, eclipsing the previous stakes record of 1:21.97 s... Read More...

Eden’s Moon Powers to Las Virgenes Win

Bridlewood Farm-bred 3-year-old filly notches Grade 1 victory; connections eye Kentucky Oaks. Florida-bred Eden’s Moon made the transition from  maiden ranks to Grade 1 winner look easy on Saturday as she powered to a 3 ¼-length victory in the Las ... Read More...

Big ‘Cap Draw Has ‘Luck’ Feel

Photo of John Ortiz and Julio Canani courtesy of Santa Anita Park/Benoit photo Actor John Ortiz from HBO’s “Luck” participated in Wednesday’s Santa Anita Handicap draw. Julio Canani, left, trainer of Big ‘Cap starter Holla... Read More...

The Factor rolls in San Carlos

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Every athlete or sports team gets on a roll. Momentum works in horse racing as well. Trainer Bob Baffert is proof. Read More...

The Factor Rolls in San Carlos

Photo courtesy of Santa Anita/Benoit photo Trainer Bob Baffert continues his stakes dominance with The Factor at Santa Anita Every athlete or sports team gets on a roll. Momentum works in horse racing as well. Trainer Bob Baffert is proof. The veteran ... Read More...

Amazombie Set for San Carlos Stakes

Benoit photo The Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner begins his trek to another title against five foes on Saturday at Santa Anita Amazombie, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award champion, is slated to make his seasonal bow on Saturday... Read More...