Fire With Fire, was well rated on the lead by jockey Tyler Baze, then outdueled stablemate Lucayan, in deep stretch to record his first graded stakes win in the $200,000, GII San Luis Rey Stakes, for 4yo and up turfers, at 1 1/2 mile over the Santa Anita turf course today!
This race was marred by the break down of Vagabond Shoes , on the backstretch who was pulled up at about the half mile pole and was later vanned off the course. Late word was that Hronis Racing’s 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding had been euthanized after suffering a cannon bone injury to his left hind. He’ll be missed and our thoughts go out to the connections!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward|
|Distance: One And One Half Miles On The Turf|
|Track Condition: Firm|
|Winning Time: 2:25.03|
|4.||Fire With Fire||Tyler Baze||22.80||8.80||7.40|
|3.||Lucayan (FR)||Mike E. Smith||4.20||4.00|
|5.||Temeraine||Gary L. Stevens||4.80|
|Also ran were: 2. – Niagara Falls , 1. – Vagabond Shoes (IRE)|