Sunday, November 16, 2008

You Lift Me Up Wins Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes at Hollywood Park Under Smokey Skies

Longshot You Lift Me Up, ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, beat fravorite Solar Miss by a head to win Saturday's Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes at Hollywood Park. You Lift Me Up is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, and covered the 1-1/8 miles on the turf in 1:50:09, paying $19.20, $8.60, and $5.

Solar Miss finished second, a nose in front of Fire n' Brimstone. You Lift Me Up, a California-bred daughter of Lord Carson, posted her fifth win in 16 starts.

The afternoon's card was run under oppressively smokey skies resulting from three major brush fires. Active fires burned throughout the day in Palos Verdes Peninsula to the west, Sylmar to the northwest, and Yorba Linda to the east of the Inglewood track. Hollywood Park shortened the time horses were in the saddling paddock and on the track before races, as fans watched under eerily darkened skies and a light rain of ash.

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