Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wednesday's Santa Anita Feature Named for Great Filly La Zanzara

Santa Anita's feature race tomorrow, the La Zanzara Handicap, is named for the outstanding Irish filly who in 1975 became only the second female to defeat males in 38 runnings of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap. The San Juan Capistrano, an invitational handicap for 4-year-olds and up at about one mile and three-quarters on the turf, was also won by Miss Grillo in 1949.

Trained by the great Charlie Whittingham for Aaron and Marie Jones, La Zanzara also won back-to-back runnings of the Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park in 1974-75.

Here's the field for the La Zanzara:

La Zanzara Handicap
Four Year Olds and Upward - Fillies and Mares
Purse: $70,000 - Distance: One And One Half Miles (Turf)

Post Horse Name Age Sex Weight Jockey
1 Caprice (GER) 6 Mare 117 Rafael Bejarano
2 Powerofvoodoo 5 Mare 110 Joseph Talamo
3 Forest Melody 5 Mare 115 Victor Espinoza
4 Exquisite (NZ) 5 Mare 115 Alex O. Solis
5 Lickety Lemon 4 Filly 117 Chantal Sutherland
6 Restless Soul (GB) 5 Mare 113 Joel Rosario
7 Brushed Gold 5 Mare 115 Garrett K. Gomez

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