Friday, November 7, 2008
Maryland shipper Caprice has been supplemented by trainer Graham Motion to Sunday's $65,000-added Hermosa Beach Handicap at Hollywood Park. The stakes is for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at one and a half miles on the turf. Rafael Bejarano has the mount.
The German-bred mare will be seeking her first U.S. victory. Most recently, she finished third in the Dowager Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 19.
The stakes is named for the eclectic city on the Pacific Ocean just a few miles from the track. Hermosa Beach is bordered by two other famous Southern California playgrounds - Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Hermosa Beach pier, at the end of Pier Avenue, is one of the city's main areas for shopping and dining, including the best Cajun food restaurant west of the Mississippi, the Ragin' Cajun. Coincidentally, the Ragin' Cajun is owned and operated by my cousin Steven Domingue from Lafayette, Louisiana! If you're ever in Hermosa Beach, ya'll come!
Here's the entire field for the Hermosa Beach Stakes:
1 Opal Haze (Michael Baze)
2 High Heel Sneakers (Victor Espinoza)
3 Elle Pickle (Aaron Gryder)
4 Caprice (Bejarano)
5 Le Cirque (Joe Talamo)
6 Brushed Gold (Garrett Gomez)
7 Rushen Heat (Jose Valdivia)
8 Restless Soul (Joel Rosario)
9 Sports Edition (Martin Garcia)
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