Iotapa runs a big one in GI Vanity Stakes victory – Results and Replay

Iotapa - scoring her first ever graded win in today's GII Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita Park
Iotapa – was all alone at the wire by nearly 10 lengths of today’s GI Vanity Hcp at Santa Anita Park

Iotapa, run a huge wire to wire score winning by almost 10 lengths in the $300,000, GI Vanity Stakes, For 4yo’s and up F/M’s, and going 1 1/8 mile over a “fast” Santa Anita Main Track today .

2nd and back those cavernous lengths was Grace Hall, 3rd went to Scherzinger , who proved she can go 2-turns but back 1 3/4 length more, with Let Faith Arise, filling out today’s super back another length and 3/4’s further!

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Payouts and Winning Time

Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Sex Restriction: Fillies and Mares
Purse: $300,000
Distance: One And One Eighth Miles On The Dirt
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:47.64
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
1 Iotapa Joseph Talamo 11.20 5.00 3.20
3 Grace Hall Joel Rosario 3.80 2.80
5 Scherzinger Elvis Trujillo 3.40
Also ran: 4 – Let Faith Arise , 2 – Magic Union , 6 – Yahilwa
Scratched horses: Irish Presence (Trainer)


Fiftyshadesofhay comes off rail to win GII Ruffian Hcp – Results and Replay

Fiftyshadesofhay - ships in to win GII Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park!
Fiftyshadesofhay – ships in to win GII Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park!

Fiftyshadesofhay, came off the stretch rail to then maneuver to outside to get up for the just in time ¾ length win in today’s $200,000, GII Ruffian Hcp., for 4yo&up F/M’s, at 1 mile, over the Belmont Park main track!

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Grace Hall, who’d been out of racing for a year did grab a late stretch lead before giving way to this winner in the shadow of the line. 3rd went to My Wandy’s Girl , back just a nose with Six Queens, the early front runner holding on to fill out today’s super was back 3½ lengths more at the line!

(Winning Time) – 1:35.70

“Race Payouts”

Prgm# Horse Win Place Show
#6 Fiftyshadesofhay $5.40 $3.70 $2.50
#5 Grace Hall $4.70 $2.60
#2 My Wandy’s Girl $2.50
Also ran were: #1 Six Queens , #4 – Toasting, #3 – Parc Monceau ,
Wager type Winning Numbers Payoff
$2 Exacta 6-5 $26.60
$2 Trifecta 6-5-2 $53.00
$2 Superfecta 6-5-2-1 $96.50
$2 Daily Double 9-6 $53.00

On Fire Baby wires GI Apple Blossom Hcp – Results and Replay

On Fire Baby - wiring today's GI Apple Blossom Hcp at Oaklawn Park!
On Fire Baby – wiring today’s GI Apple Blossom Hcp at Oaklawn Park!

On Fire Baby, lead from gate to wire but had to hold off Tiz Miz Sue, who was making another patented late run at her to win by a 1/2 length in today’s $500,000, GI Apple Blossom Hcp, 4yo and up F/M’s, going 1 1/16 mile over the Oaklawn main!

Full Results and Race Replay

Don’t Tell Sophia, was 4 lengths further back for 3rd with Summer Applause, back just a neck further to fill out today’s superfecta for you!

Payouts and Winning Time,

 Purse: $500,000
  Distance: One And One Sixteenth Miles On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time:  1:44.13
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
6. On Fire Baby Joe M. Johnson 26.40 10.00 4.80
1. Tiz Miz Sue Joseph Rocco, Jr.   6.20 3.60
3. Don’t Tell Sophia Robby Albarado     3.20
Also ran were: 4.  – Summer Applause ,  7.  – Bryan’s Jewel ,  5 . – She’s All In ,  2.  – Grace Hall

Grace Hall to lead 7 older F/M’s into GI Apple Blossom Hcp on Friday – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Grace Hall – multiple graded winner as a 3yo in 2012, will run in Friday’s GI Apple Blossom Stakes here at Oaklawn Park

Grace Hall , a multiple graded winning 3yo filly in 2012, was 3rd to Royal Delta in the GIII Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream for her first out of 2013 and 4th in the 2012 B/C Ladies Classic tussle 2 back, makes her Oaklawn Park debut in Friday’s $500,000, GI Apple Blossom Stakes, for 4yo and up F/M’s, going 1 1/16 mile over the Oaklawn main track.

Free Past Performances,

Tiz Miz Sue , the double GIII Azeri Stakes winner here at Oaklawn Park for the past 2 seasons looks to be one of several other top 4yo lady combatants for this prestigious GI title! Look for another great late run from this veteran 2-turn lady closer!

Don’t Tell Sophia , 2nd in that same GIII Azeri Stakes by just a length and 1/4, had won the 2 previous GI Apple Blossom prep’s here at Oaklawn this season and was on the lead in that GIII Azeri Stakes turning for home, until she falter in deep stretch to open the door for the late running Tiz Miz Sue to run through! She’ll have to do more in the stretch this time to win this GI outing!

Summer Applause , comes in off a top winning performance in the GII Top Flight Hcp at Aqueduct last out where peeled away the field at the top of the stretch to go onto a comfortable 2 3/4 lengths win! The distance will be no problem for her, but she is trying this Oaklawn main for the time on a shipping in effort here this Friday!

She’s All In , is another graded winner who finished 4th in that same GIII Azeri Stakes here last time, but was 2nd in in 2012 GIII Azeri Stakes, so she got some runs over this surface already. She’ll be making her GI debut in this top older f/m field here on friday!

On Fire Baby , winner of the 2012 GIII Honeybee Stakes, then came 5th in the GI Kentucky Oaks and then a decent enough 4th in the GI Acorn has been away from racing for nearly a year now. She will be making her first racing appearance here since Memorial Day weekend of last year! She is a top older F/M talent, but the long layoff bodes some caution here for us!

Bryan’s Jewel , fills out this GI race card and is coming in off a very nice $100,000 Aoc win at 6f here in 1:10.3 and could play the part of the early speed here on Friday!

So, all in all this might be the best older filly and mare field that can be assembled right now, as Royal Delta is still recouping from her latest Dubai World Cup outing, in the 2013 edition of the GI Apple Blossom Hcp here in the Arkansas Derby’s week parade of top graded action at Oaklawn Park!

Post Time for this Race #10 is 6:16 pm CDT

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Tiz Miz Sue J Rocco, Jr. 117 S Hobby  4/1
2. Grace Hall J Rosario 118 A W Dutrow  9/5
3. Don’t Tell Sophia R Albarado 116 P A Sims  9/2
4. Summer Applause R Maragh 117 C C Brown  3/1
5. She’s All In L S Quinonez 114 D K Von Hemel 20/1 
6. On Fire Baby J M Johnson 115 G G Hartlage  5/1
7. Bryan’s Jewel D C Bell 112 M Robertson  20/1

Picks are – 1,2,3,4 in a $1 exacta or tri box, and the 5 or 6 added to the back-end of a modest super play!