Midnight Hawk has earned enough points in the "Road to Kentucky Derby" series to compete in the May 3 classic at Churchill Downs, but any potential trip the colt makes to Louisville will involve a pit stop in Chicago on Saturday for the Grade 3, $500,000
Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.
Kaleem Shah Inc.'s Awesome Baby has proven to be a horse of a different color this season, wiring the Santa Ynez in her three-year-old debut on January 4 and duplicating that effort Saturday with a 2 3/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Santa Ysabe
Awesome Baby, wire-to-wire winner of the Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs, stretches back out to 1 1/16 miles against seven other 3-year-old fillies March 1 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita Park.
Multiple graded stakes winner Fiftyshadesofhay heads a field of seven older females entered for the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park, seeking her first win of 2014 for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
Candy Boy stamped himself as the top contender for the Santa Anita Derby when he overpowered a pair of well-regarded Bob Baffert trainees in winning the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Sham Stakes winner Midnight Hawk takes his next step on the Triple Crown trail for trainer Bob Baffert when he faces six other 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Malibu Stakes winner Shakin It Up answered doubts about his ability around two turns when he overpowered stablemate Govenor Charlie to give trainer Bob Baffert the exacta in the $200,000 Strub Stakes Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.
A revamped Strub Stakes, moved forward on the Santa Anita Park schedule and shortened in distance to 1 1/16 miles, features two strong entrants apiece from Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer.
The $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 11 was a two-horse race all the way down to the final sixteenth of a mile, and considering the fact that only four runners started, that was not a surprise.