Friday, March 20, 2009

Historic San Luis Rey Handicap at Santa Anita Saturday

Spring House, trained by Julio Canani

Spring House heads a field of seven for Saturday's $150,000 San Luis Rey Handicap at 1-1/2 miles on the turf at Santa Anita. Trained by Julio Canani for R.D. Hubbard, Spring House was an impressive winner of the Grade 2 San Luis Obispo Handicap at the same distance on the turf on Feb. 22.

This race was named for Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, founded in 1798 and named for St. Louis IX (1215-1270), King of France. Although it was the last of the California missions to be founded in the south, it came to be one of the largest and wealthiest. Located in Oceanside, just a few miles from Del Mar Racetrack, it is still a thriving mission parish, complete with a museum and gift shop.

The 58th Running of the San Luis Rey Handicap (Grade II)
$150,000 Guaranteed

One Mile And One Half (Turf) - Four Year Olds and Up

PP Horse               YOB  Sex Wt  Jockey         Trainer
1 YOU GOT ME ROCKING '04 G 113 Baze, T Mitchell, Mike
2 BONJOUR (NZ) '00 G 114 Talamo, J Knapp, Steve
3 MEDICI CODE (GB) '04 G 115 Rosario, J Vienna, Darrell
4 MIDSHIPS '05 C 113 Espinoza, V Frankel, Robert
5 SPRING HOUSE '02 G 118 Solis, A Canani, Julio
6 ARTISTE ROYAL (IRE) '01 R 118 Bejarano, R Drysdale, Neil
7 ON FIRE '04 G 112 Blanc, B Abrams, Barry

1 comment:

zraces said...

I guess with all the winners you've been giving out, you had to get a loser. They said on HRTV that he bled and got a ride home in the ambulance. The trainer says not so, just an old breathing problem that recurred because the horse was pulling so hard. He felt that being out in the clear this time made him too keen. He also said they may do a little respiratory surgery on him.

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