On Saturday December 29th, 3 Lynwood Graduates won very impressively!! Omaha Beach (G1), Gift Box (G2) and American Tattoo won stakes.
Just a Day at the Beach in the Malibu
Fox Hill Farms, Inc.’s Omaha Beach (War Front) put an exclamation point on his sophomore season with a powerful run as the heavy favorite in Saturday’s GI Runhappy Malibu S. at Santa Anita. It was the fourth stakes win on the card for Hall of Famer Mike Smith, but more importantly the 217th Grade I victory of his storied career, surpassing Jerry Bailey’s record. Smith tied the record two races earlier aboard Hard Not to Love (Hard Spun) in the GI La Brea S.
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Gift Box Returns with Decisive Win in San Antonio
The 6-year-old notched his second straight win in the grade 2 at Santa Anita Park.
There’s clearly something about Santa Anita Park that brings out the best in Hronis Racing’s Gift Box.
The transplanted Easterner raced at Santa Anita for the fourth time in 18 career starts and posted a third win Dec. 28, posting back-to-back victories in the $200,702 San Antonio Stakes (G2).
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American Tattoo delivers in H. Allen Jerkens Stakes
American Tattoo gave Pletcher his second stakes win on the card when leading throughout to register a popular victory as the 1-5 favorite in the $100,000. H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. The race originally was scheduled to be run at two miles on the turf but ultimately was decided at 1 1/4 miles over the main track due to overnight rains.
American Tattoo, making his first start since finishing third in the Grade 3 Marathon at Santa Anita on Breeders’ Cup weekend, held off a challenge from Carom on the final turn as well as a late bid from Shazier. The latter had his chances compromised when bumped several times by Carom near midstretch.
Jose Ortiz rode American Tattoo for Pletcher, who earlier in the day won the Tropical Park Derby with Halladay. American Tattoo, who is campaigned by Calumet Farm and John Anthony Stables, paid $2.60.