Sunday, November 16, 2008

Evita Argentina Wins Moccasin S. for Tyler Baze on His Wife's Birthday

Evita Argentina came from last to first to score an impressive victory in the 22nd running of the $100,000-added Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at 7 furlongs on Hollywood Park's Cushion Track. The victory was extra special for jockey Tyler Baze, who took the opportunity in the winner's circle to wish his wife, Christina, a happy birthday.

Down the backstretch, Evita Argentina was last in the field of 11; but, when Baze made his move on her, she came charging down the center of the track to prevail by nearly two lengths over runners-up Mi Chiamano Mimi and Palacio de Amor.

Evita Argentina, who paid $14.80, $5.80, and $3.40, is trained by John Sadler for Ted Aroney's Halo Farms and Three Sisters Thoroughbreds, who knew they had a special filly when she beat Stardom Bound in the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 6, in the second start of her career. In the Sorrento S., Evita Argentina became the first stakes winner for freshman sire Candy Ride.


Valerie Grash said...

Mary, please, when or if you hear anything, can you update us on the condition of Palacio de Amor who, according to Equibase's notes, was vanned off after not returning to be unsaddled? She's a favorite of mine, and I hope all is well.

Mary Forney's Blog said...

I didn't hear any details after the race, but will definitely follow up and keep you posted!

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