Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mike Smith to Ride Ventana in Hollywood Prevue Stakes


Mike Smith preparing to work Ventana on Santa Anita's main track Wednesday morning.


Trainer Bob Baffert has named Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith on Ventana for Sunday's Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes for 2-year-olds going 7 furlongs. Smith won the 2003 Prevue on Lion Heart. Baffert has won a record four runnings of the stakes, including last year with Massive Drama.

Ventana is by Toccet, winner of the 2002 CashCall Futurity. The colt was a $410,000 purchase at the Barretts March Sale for co-owners Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.

1 comment:

Kevin Stafford said...

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