Gormley in a head bob over American Anthem at the wire of the GIII Sham Stakes – Results and Replay

The two big favorites Gormley and American Anthem go head to head all the way around a sloppy Santa Anita main track with Gormley getting the head bob at the end!

Track Condition: Sloppy
Winning Time: 1:35.89

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Gormley Victor Espinoza 5.20 2.80 2.40
American Anthem Mike E. Smith   2.60 2.20
Big Hit Santiago Gonzalez     3.60

Also ran were:
3 – Bird Is the Word , 2 – Term of Art , 4 – Colonel Samsen , 7 – Blabimir


GIII Sham Stakes is this weekend’s lone Derby Trail race – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

Gormley – winning the GI Front Runner Stakes last fall here at Santa Anita looks to return to his winning ways as the 8/5 for Saturday’s GIII Sham Stakes here at Santa Anita Park!

Yes, race fans the 2017 Derby Trail is now underway (whether we want it to be or not) So, this Saturday Santa Anita Park is offering up it’s first derby trail test of their new 2017 3yo season in the ;;;

RACE #7Sham S. (Grade III)  POST TIME – 3:30 PM(local)

Purse $100,000. For freshly-minted Three-Year-Olds, at 1 Mile (Dirt)

and is a 10/4/2/1 Kentucky Derby Points race!

Free PP’s for Saturday’s Card at Santa Anita Park


Free PP’s for this race from DRF

PP. Horse M/L Odds A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1. American Anthem (KY) 9/5 3/C L M E Smith 119 B Baffert
2. Term of Art (KY)  5/1 3/C L J Talamo 124 D F O’Neill
3. Bird Is the Word (KY) 20/1 3/C L G G Ulloa Perez 119 G F Almeida
4. Colonel Samsen (KY)  12/1 3/G L1 F Prat 121 E G Harty
5. Gormley (KY) 8/5 3/C L V Espinoza 124 J A Shirreffs
6. Big Hit (KY) 4/1 3/C L S Gonzalez 119 P D’Amato
7. Blabimir (KY)  12/1 3/C L M Gutierrez 119 D F O’Neill

GIII Sham Stakes is this week’s 2015 Derby Trail Stop – Entries, Post Positions, PP’s

Santa Anita 2015 logo

The 2015 Kentucky Derby Trail makes a left turn and heads out to Santa Anita Park for our first stop of the season there this Saturday in the $100,000, GIII Sham Stakes, for 3yo’s, at just a Mile, over the Santa Anita main track!

A field of “8” freshly-minted 3yos will go postward this Saturday as this race is another in a series of early season derby trail 10-4-2-1 Kentucky Derby points races!

Free Past Performances,

Selections – 3,5,7,8 exacta box with the 1 or 6 added to the back-end of a super ticket!

Post time is 3:00 pm PT, this Saturday!

PP. Horse M/L A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1. St. Joe Bay (FL) 8/1 3/C L M A Pedroza 118 P Miller
2. Pioneerof the West (FL) 12/1 3/C L C S Nakatani 118 M E Casse
3. Rockinatten (FL) 7/2 3/G L R Bejarano 118 D F O’Neill
4. Unblunted (KY)  6/1 3/C L J Talamo 118 M W McCarthy
5. Rock Shandy (KY) 8/1 3/R L V Espinoza 118 P Miller
6. Papacoolpapacool (KY) 8/1 3/G L F H Perez 118 J Mullins
7. Calculator (FL)  8/5 3/C L E Trujillo 118 P Miller
8. Hero Ten All (KY) 4/1 3/C L T Baze 118 J Mullins

Midnight Hawk takes late flight in GIII Sham Stakes – Results and Replay

Midnight Hawk- in full-flight in today's GIII Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park!
Midnight Hawk- in full-flight in today’s GIII Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park!

Midnight Hawk, by Midnite Lute and a Bob Baffert trained 3yo, toggled the early lead with Kristo, but finally settling the issue in the stretch by gliding off to a 1 3/4 length win in this scratch-depleted, $100,000, GIII Sham Stakes, for 3yo’s only and up, at 1 mile over a “fast” Santa Anita main today!

Full Results 

Coming 2nd, was Kristo, who was back that 1 3/4 length at the line. the meaningless 3rd went to Ontology, who was back another 3 1/4 lengths further as I’ll Wrap It Up, who filled out today’s scratch – ladened field of just 4 was 9 plus lengths even further back!

Midnight Hawk, does picks up those 10 early Derby points for the win here today!

Payouts and Winning Time

Age Restriction: Three Year Old
  Purse: $100,000
  Distance: One Mile On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time:  1:36.48
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
6. Midnight Hawk Mike E. Smith 2.80 2.10  
1. Kristo Rafael Bejarano   2.20  
4. Ontology Mario Gutierrez      
Also ran was: 2.  – I’ll Wrap It Up
Scratched horses: Life Is a Joy (Trainer) , Top Fortitude (Trainer)