STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

first_img5 5 9 6% 5 33% 42% 6 6 $379,448 LEAVE IT TO EDDIE HASKELL IN CLOCKERS’ CORNER 4 ITM% 9 Vladimir Cerin24 5 $425,661 12 47% 8 6 44% Win% 6 16 Joel Rosario94 52% 16 14 SOME 100 BETTORS BENEFIT FROM THE STRONACH 5 Joseph Talamo68 18% Steve Knapp22 $427,253 12% 20% $91,194 2 $109,465 23% 4 $799,110 40% 18% 7 8 38% 6 $522,614 4 16% Richard Baltas55 4 6 $143,843 58% Martin Pedroza31 $362,524 9 13 20% 3 BAFFERT SAYS ‘EVERYTHING WORKED’ FOR JUSTIFY $174,849 $466,177 $491,761 59% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 35% 8 8 16% 17% 4 5 Mike Smith35 Hector O. Palma24 Peter Miller50 11% 10 1 27% 11 $584,513 7 4 15% 3rd 23% Money Won 4 Tiago Pereira55 $328,540 6 $185,437 41% 8 Jeff Mullins28 7% 5 4 2 William Spawr10 13% 24 $187,762 16 $516,653 Flavien Prat88 4 47% JUSTIFY AMONG THE ‘VERY ELITE’ IN RACING HISTORYBob Baffert was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, less than 48 hours after his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named Horse of the Year for 2018.“He’ll go down among a very elite group of horses,” Baffert said of the son of Scat Daddy, who numbered the Santa Anita Derby among his six career victories that included the Triple Crown sweep before his untimely retirement.“I’m happy for the connections and happy for the horse. I’ve been around a lot of talented horses and he’s one of the best that I’ve trained. What he did was pretty incredible, in that short period of time (his career began with a 9 ½-length maiden win at Santa Anita on Feb. 18 and concluded with his front-running Belmont Stakes triumph by 1 ¾ lengths on June 9).”In retrospect, however, Justify’s accomplishment did not shock Baffert.“We knew before he ran he was something special, but they have to prove it in the afternoon,” he said. “After he won his second out (a 6 ½-length score March 11 on a muddy track at Santa Anita), I knew right then.“I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t mess it up, Bob,’ and I was fortunate everything worked.”Meanwhile, McKinzie, heralded as the Kentucky Derby favorite before he was injured and Justify came along to inherit that role, is scheduled to head a talented field in this Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, a steppingstone to the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap March 9.The son of Street Sense trained by Baffert is likely to breeze tomorrow morning. Mike Smith would have the mount in the San Pasqual, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles. Other candidates include Battle of Midway (Flavien Prat) and Giant Expectations (Joel Rosario).Giant Expectations worked five furlongs Saturday for Peter Eurton in 1:00.80.TRAINER HOPES EDDIE HASKELL STAYS ON MARK SUNDAYWith three wins from five starts since being claimed for $50,000 last April 12, Eddie Haskell has proved to be a profitable purchase.Mark Glatt hopes the six-year-old gelded son of Square Eddie continues to pay dividends in Sunday’s $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s done well for us,” the trainer said. “We’ll see if he can continue on his streak (he’s won two in a row for new owners Phil Wood and Jim Hailey). In the past, he hasn’t been as effective down the hill as he is at five-eighths (sprinting on Del Mar’s turf course), although he’s finished very close down the hill as well.“We’re hoping to get the money.”The field for the contentious Clocker’s Corner, race eight of 10 with a 12 noon first post time: Regal Born, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Cistron, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Eddie Haskell, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Secretary At War, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Hunt, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Pubilius Syrus, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Conquest Tsunami, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; Blended Citizen, Joel Rosario, 12-1; and Calculator, Joe Talamo, 6-1.$2 MILLION GUARANTEED RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT UP FOR GRABSWith a mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Feb. 2, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.The Grade I, $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational highlights a tremendous card from Gulfstream Park, while Santa Anita’s live racing is headlined by a total of four stakes restricted to California-bred or sired horses, with the 11th and final race, the $200,000 Unusual Heat Classic, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on turf, the marque attraction.With $218,436 in “new” money wagered into Friday’s Rainbow Six, the live money pool reached $1,453,831 and produced six consolation winning tickets, each worth $19,448.60.Leg one in Saturday’s Rainbow Six is race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:06 p.m. PT. For additional information, please visit  santaanita.com  or call (626) 574-RACE.FRIDAY’S STRONACH 5 RETURNS $1,314.90Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 97 bettors across the country $1,314.90 each.The shortest price winner came at Gulfstream Park in Uno Mas Modelo ($3.40) and the longest price occurred in the final leg at Golden Gate Fields in Classy Chasie ($22.60).Friday’s Stronach 5 sequenceLeg One – Laurel Park 9th race – The Mason Factor $4.60Leg Two -Gulfstream Park 10th race – Uno Mas Modelo $3.40Leg Three -Santa Anita Park 4th race – Ostini $8Leg Four – Gulfstream Park 11th race – Yako $12.40Leg Five – Golden Gate Fields 5th race – Classy Chasie $22.60The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.For the Stronach 5, if a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the win pool favorite when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3PATH TO THE PEGASUS: EPISODE 4BOB BAFFERT SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW HECK YEAHMICHAEL MCCARTHY SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW CITY OF LIGHTIMPROBABLE WORKING 5 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTMULTIPLE STAKES WINNER BELLAFINA WORKING FOR TRAINER SIMON CALLAGHANNOLO CONTESTO(OUTSIDE) & FOXTAIL WORKING 5 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER JOHN SADLERFINISH LINES: Beach View, fourth in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on dirt Dec. 26, returns to turf Saturday in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles for trainer Leonard Powell, who will give Rafael Bejarano a leg up for the fourth consecutive time on the six-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse owned by Levy Racing.Photo of Justify and Bob Baffert from Belmont Stakes, June 2018 – Zoe Metz Photography Edwin Maldonado32 7 58% 6 13% 28% Ruben Fuentes47 12center_img 61% 8 17 Drayden Van Dyke62 6 4 60% 18 2nd 50% 4 4 Money Won $200,050 2 Agapito Delgadillo25 1 7 6 2 Assael Espinoza52 13% 1st 40% 52% 2 $690,372 18% 42% 15% Tyler Baze93 $285,241 $507,106 $609,013 Richard Mandella16 10 25% 9 19% 54% $1,061,803 J. Keith Desormeaux29 16 $165,199 4 31% John Sadler33 $87,407 34% 12 TrainerMts 34% 13 7 $213,056 4 42% 11 Mark Glatt28 13 42% Jerry Hollendorfer43 William E. Morey26 10 Kent Desormeaux43 Win% 19% 1 Doug O’Neill66 4 $102,611 7 1 12% 44% 3 Bob Baffert31 9 11 9 13% 5 49% 11 17% $1,467,119 3rd 17% 14% 4 1 Geovanni Franco76 Heriberto Figueroa84 5 JockeyMts 38% $472,720 4 2nd 5 4 1 41% 5 ITM% 8 $550,349 18% (Current Through Friday, Jan. 25) 5 71% Rafael Bejarano62 40% $2 MILLION RAINBOW PICK 6 JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS 3 1st 59% $105,376last_img

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