STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN & MIKE WILLMAN – FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

first_img56% $640,219 14 JACKPOT IS $869,976 AT END OF ‘RAINBOW’ 48% Tim Yakteen14 50% 2 4 5 2nd 3 14% Richard Baltas50 9 4 0 4 5 $686,236 37% 19% $462,528 10 19 15 34% 29% 64% Martin Garcia44 10 10 Heriberto Figueroa36 $700,095 Flavien Prat78 $1,158,639 5 14 15 0 SERANITSA IN FIRST START FOR DRYSDALE Money Won 5 4 45% 10 16% Victor Espinoza41 ITM% 6 Kent Desormeaux43 $246,728 $655,889 7 $905,946 (Current from April 12 through Sunday, May 26) $522,923 35% $187,376 8 Jerry Hollendorfer36 15% $445,983 Drayden Van Dyke66 3 14 3 $383,214 68% 9 9 11 Richard Mandella21 4 5 37% 9 8 Aaron Gryder60 9 $408,170 2 18% 9 50% 51% 10% 23% Rafael Bejarano88 5 $284,791 50% Peter Miller32 5 Martin Pedroza31 17% 14% 13% 63% 4 ‘PARADISE’ SET TO SHOW HER BRILLIANCE 50% $860,332 $851,452 2 $244,022 1 15 62% 5 14% 42% $203,981 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.20 11% 51% 21% 12 4 7 $388,372 4 15 5 13% 13 8 ARCADIA, SANTA ANITA HONOR TIM CONWAY   2 1st 46% 7 55% 13 7 J. Eric Kruljac21 5 ITM% 8 47% 40% 56% 19 52% 5 $211,883 6 $138,488 44% 13 Bob Baffert21 7 26% $428,282 1st John Sadler42 10 5 Doug O’Neill69 48% 59% 18% Mark Glatt52 13 John Shirreffs14 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 17% 1 $481,220 24% 8 10 50% $551,644 16% 5 4 Mario Gutierrez49 $137,522 3 17% 1 Win% 6 2nd 5 5 $163,715 TrainerMts 7 5 $762,833 5 20 17% Tiago Pereira90 4 10 12 Ruben Fuentes82 $192,768 24% 52% 11 $186,414 9 5 Joseph Talamo82 50% 15% Philip D’Amato50 Andrew Lerner10 5 Money Won JockeyMts 28% 50% 19% 11 4 J. Keith Desormeaux22 19 2 62% $315,033 Jorge Velez36 4 4 Vladimir Cerin31 Geovanni Franco62 19% 12 28% 3rd $811,138 4 3 Edwin Maldonado53 $216,148 25% 17% 3 1 TRAINER ROGER STEIN IS DEAD AT AGE 65 24% Win% 45% 3rd Steve Knapp24 NO ZENYATTA, BUT PARADISE WOODS HAS BRILLIANCEZenyatta won 19 straight races before suffering her lone defeat, and in every one of the victories, her backers and her trainer, John Shirreffs, had to hold their breath until she caught the leader with her devastating stretch run.Not so with Paradise Woods, the five-year-old mare Sherriffs has had for three races, winning the Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes from just off the pace by 10 ½ lengths on April 27.The bay daughter of Union Rags justifiably is Jon White’s 1-5 morning line favorite to capture Saturday’s Grade II Santa Maria Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth, only the tactics will be completely dissimilar.Zenyatta, Horse of the Year in 2010, won 17 graded stakes all from out of the clouds. Paradise Woods has been on or near the lead in each of her 14 career starts, winning four, two of them Grade I’s.“There is one difference between the two,” Shirreffs said at his barn early Friday morning. “Paradise Woods has this brilliance, so much brilliance. It makes for a totally different dynamic from Zenyatta.“Zenyatta had to catch them all the time. Paradise Woods can dominate from the front end, and she’s training equally as well for this race as she did for her last.“Everything looks good.”With a bankroll of $945,890 already accumulated and $120,000 awaiting the winner of the Santa Maria, Paradise Woods would achieve millionaire status with a victory.The field for the Santa Maria, race eight of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: Just a Smidge, Martin Garcia, 15-1; Paradise Woods, Mike Smith, 1-5; Exuberance, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 15-1; Tapped, Flavien Prat, 8-1; and La Force, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1.TRAINER ROGER STEIN DEAD AT AGE 65Trainer Roger Stein died this morning at his home in Hidden Hills after a lengthy battle with a myriad of illnesses. He was 65.Stein, who hosted a horse racing radio show on KLAA AM 830 for many years until June of 2017, began training Thoroughbreds in 1987 but obtained his harness trainer’s license in 1979 after two years as an owner and groom, dominating the circuit from 1979-84 by winning 10 percent of all harness races in California and 17 straight training titles.Perhaps his most noteworthy Thoroughbred was Southern Truce, whom he claimed for $16,000 in March of 1991 and developed into a multiple stakes winner. Her victories included two Grade I’s, including the 1993 Santa Margarita when she upset two-time champion Paseana.His richest Thoroughbred victory came when Forty Niner Days captured the $400,000 Golden Gate Handicap in 1990, one of 470 career Thoroughbred wins for Stein, who was the leading trainer at Fairplex Park in 1990.“Roger was always supportive of me from the time I had the ‘bug,’” recalled jockey Aaron Gryder. “He had a good stable back then and I was out every morning. Obviously, the last 10 years he hadn’t been out much because of health issues, but I kept in touch with him and would visit with him from time to time.“I’d sit and talk with him even though he was frustrated because he was bedridden most of the time and in and out of the hospital struggling, but Roger was good to me. He had his ways about him, but he was always good to me.”Stein is survived by his mother, and two grown children, daughter Shayna and son, Sam, as well as one grandchild. Services will be Sunday, according to Roger’s brother, Rick, 63. No further details were available at press time.SERANITSA DEBUTS FOR DRYSDALE IN HONEYMOON STAKESSeranitsa, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Dialed In, makes her first start for Neil Drysdale in Saturday’s Grade III Honeymoon Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf.“I’m pleased with how she’s doing,” said the Hall of Fame trainer. “She’s been working well here.”  Drysdale was alluding to two bullet works on Santa Anita’s training track.Previously trained by Mikhail Yanakov who campaigned the chestnut at Gulfstream and in Kentucky, Seranitsa has been out of the money only twice in eight starts and was third in a restricted stakes at Gulfstream on March 30 after breaking her maiden going 1 1/16 miles at the Hallandale track.The Honeymoon, race seven: Lady Prancealot, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Over Emphasize, Alonso Quinonez, 6-1; Seranitsa, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Holly Hundy, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 8-1; $2,000 supplemental nominee Dr Wysong, Aaron Gryder, 20-1; Maxim Rate, Kent Desormeaux, 9-5; Sold It, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; and Hostess, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-1.FASIG-TIPTON SALE AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 5Santa Anita’s first ever Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old in training sale takes place Wednesday, June 5.It will start at 1 p.m. in Santa Anita’s Seabiscuit Walking Ring. Vehicular access to the sales barns is best served by entering Santa Anita’s Gate 5 on its northeastern perimeter. For additional information, visit fasigtipton.com or call 626 574-RACE.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $869,976Santa Anita’s Memorial Day Weekend finished strong, with the track offering three Grade I stakes as part of a 10-race program Monday and at the end of the day, the popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved for the 22ndconsecutive racing day, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Friday of $869,976.With $372,479 in “new” money bet, Monday’s Jackpot pool exceeded the $1 million mark, reaching $1,157,174. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 24 consolation tickets with six, each worth $8,291.10.Approximate post time for today’s third race, which starts the Rainbow Six, is 2 p.m. PT.SUNDAY WILL BE ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIAThis Sunday, June 2, has been declared “Tim Conway Day” in the City of Arcadia and the late comedic giant will be memorialized with a race named in his honor at Santa Anita, following which, Tim Conway, Jr. will be presented with a proclamation from the city in a Winner’s Circle ceremony.“I can’t think of a better place for all of us to come visit Dad’s money than right here at The Great Race Place,” said Tim Jr., who hosts the popular “Tim Conway Jr. Show” weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. on KFI, AM 640.“Although he seldom cashed, he had so many great moments here, and at Hollywood Park and Del Mar. I truly believe he’d be thrilled to know that a bunch of us are going to be getting together and trying to bet on the winner of his race!”The “Tim Conway-Dorf Half Cup” will be carded as Sunday’s sixth race, with a Winner’s Circle ceremony to follow. Born Dec. 15, 1933 near Cleveland, Ohio, Tim Conway, who at one time aspired to be a jockey, passed away following a lengthy illness at age 85 on May 14.A tireless advocate for injured riders, Conway and his wife Charlene, along with Chris and Judy McCarron, founded the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockeys Fund in 1987 and raised money to assist more than 2,000 jockeys over a distinguished 25-year-run.One of the most naturally funny American-born comedians of all time, Conway, through one of his characters, jockey Dirk Dorf and in numerous other appearances on national television, brought continued high-profile exposure to Santa Anita and Thoroughbred racing.A video honoring Conway, which includes time spent at Santa Anita, will be part of the Sunday’s Winner’s Circle ceremony.SANTA ANITA HOSTS JOCKEY BENEFIT JUNE 22On June 22, a once a year fundraising event known as Jockeys and Jeans will be held at Santa Anita for the first time.Started by retired riders for the benefit of their peers who have experienced catastrophic injuries, it will be the sixth annual event which to date has raised more than $1 million for fallen riders, with all proceeds benefitting the Permanent Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).The event schedule at Santa Anita: autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. near the Paddock starting gate; Silent Auction available to all on-track fans, 11 a.m. throughout the day near the Paddock Starting Gate; and a Chandelier Room Party starting at 12 noon.Cost to enter is $65. Cost for a guaranteed seat is $100, while a premium ticket guaranteeing seating, morning barn tour and a signed Justify pennant are $200. Tickets include buffet lunch from 12 to 3 p.m., racing program, wagering tip sheet, specialty silent and live auction items, ceremonial festivities, and more.Those unable to attend may make a donation to the PDJF of $25 via santaanaita.com.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Rijeka worked 3 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baltas)Dr. Dorr (outside) and Victory Element worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Once on Whiskey (outside) and Hot Sean worked 5 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Mika the Mistress worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Metz)Peter Eurton & Leonard Powell Discuss: Beloved Veterans, Ashleyluvssugar & Soi PhetA Day in the Life: Santa Anita Park’s Bugler Jay Cohen Part 2Stronach 5: All-Star Ticket for May 31st, 2019XBTV Friday: What to watch for at Santa Anita Park on May 24th, 2019Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19Don’t Sell worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (O’Neill)Governance worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Baltas)Claudelle worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Sadler)Cee Sam’s Girl worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Papaprodromou)Der Lu worked 5 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Baffert)FINISH LINES: Condolences to family and friends of trainers David C. Cross, Jr. and Henry Dominguez, who both passed away over the past few days. Cross, who died in Lexington, Ky. at age 84, was a native of Vancouver, B.C. and gained worldwide renown for winning the 1983 Kentucky Derby with Sunny’s Halo, who had spent a good part of that winter swimming at Hollywood Park. A jockey for a short time, Cross worked for several years as an exercise rider in Southern California for Alberta Ranches in the late 1950s and early 60s. With Vance Longden serving as trainer and the legendary JohnnyLongden doing most of the riding, Alberta Ranches campaigned a number of top horses, including 1961 San Felipe Stakes winner Flutterby and Four and Twenty, who took the 1961 Santa Anita Derby . . . Dominguez, a former quarter horse jockey and one of the most likeable trainers in America, died suddenly Wednesday in his native El Paso at age 60. One of New Mexico’s all-time leading trainers, Dominguez worked in Southern California for D. Wayne Lukas for nine years prior to going on his own in 1990. 29% $292,586 28%last_img

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