Dortmund rallied to hold off Firing Line by a head and win the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, a key West Coast prep race on the Kentucky Derby trail.
Lord Nelson won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds by a neck Sunday at Santa Anita, upsetting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Texas Red in an early prep for the Kentucky Derby.
Warren’s Veneda shot through an opening at the rail turning for home and went on to a 5 1/2-length in the $75,000 Paseana Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita.
Shrinking Violet won the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Lutine Belle rallied to win the $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 1/4 lengths Thursday at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis his 5,000th victory.
Bettys Bambino won the $100,000 Daytona Stakes by a half-length Sunday in his stakes debut at Santa Anita.
La Tia led all the way to win the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday on closing day of Del Mar’s fall meet.
Big Macher won the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes by a neck as the 7-5 favorite Sunday at Del Mar.
More Complexity collared Sweet Marini with less than a sixteenth of a mile left and went on to win the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes for older California-bred fillies and mares by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will begin Friday at Santa Anita Park.
All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.
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Pure Tactics led all the way to win the $75,000 Lure Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Red Outlaw improved to 6-0 with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Uniformity Stakes for 2-year-olds on Sunday at Santa Anita.
Trainer Doug O’Neill, who guided I’ll Have Another to victories in the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been suspended for 135 days and placed on 18 months of probation by the California Horse Racing Board for violating a 2012 decision by the board.