INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 25, 2013)—There will be a Pick Six carryover of $113,928 when racing resumes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The Pick Six will begin in the fourth race. Approximate post time is 2:35 p.m. Post time Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park is 1 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 25, 2013)—There will be a Super High 5 carryover of $22,294 when racing resumes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The Super High 5 is offered daily in the final race and Betfair Hollywood Park has a nine race program Sunday. Post time is 1 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 25, 2013)—Six players remain active in the $2,500 winner-take-all Show Me The Money contest at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The free challenge, which began May 5 with 1,744 players, requires a participant to choose one horse each racing day – in six designated races – at least 10 minutes prior to the first race. The selected horse must finish first, second or third for a player to continue.
The last player standing receives the cash prize. Should more than one contestant still be alive at the conclusion of racing July 14 – closing day of the Spring/Summer meet – the winner will be decided by a tiebreaker. The first tiebreaker is number of wins.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 25, 2013)—Heavily-favored Obviously won for the fourth time in five starts at one mile on turf, easily dispatching of five opponents in the $150,250 American Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The victory by the Irish-bred gelding continued a local stakes roll for jockey Joe Talamo.
The 23-year-old of Marrero, La. has won the last four stakes offered at Betfair Hollywood Park. He went 3-for-3 last weekend, taking the Fran’s Valentine with Unusual Hottie, the Grade II Marjorie L. Everett Handicap with Open Water and the Railbird with Iotapa.
JOE TALAMO, OBVIOUSLY, Winner: “He just did it so easy. Besides California Flag sprinting, I’ve never ridden a horse like this going long. He just lopes along like that. With him going (46.09 seconds for the first half mile) today, I almost made the sign of the cross. That’s like 47 4/5 for any other horse. The main hope is to try to get him back to the Breeders’ Cup. At the three-eighths pole I just kind of gave him his head and hopefully tried to steal the race from there. He’s a jockey’s dream. You just sit on him and he does the rest. He’s just a tremendous horse.”
JULIEN LEPAROUX, LUCAYAN, Second: “He ran big. That was a good first race in the country. The winner is a good horse. He’s probably going to be able to run a little farther, too.”
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 24, 2013)—Egg Drop was successful in her turf debut, winning the $57,842 feature Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Switching surfaces and cutting back in distance after a subpar performance in the restricted Santa Lucia Stakes April 14 at Santa Anita, the gray daughter of Alphabet Soup prevailed by three-quarters of a length after a pace pressing trip under jockey Martin Garcia.
Moved to the outside of early leader Nihilist down the backstretch, Egg Drop gained the advantage early in the stretch, then withstood a challenge from the inside by 5-2 favorite Hidinginplainsight inside the final sixteenth of a mile.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 24, 2013)—Lady of Shamrock, who earned the first Grade I victory of her career in the 2012 American Oaks, will try to add another to her resume in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes Monday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A 1 1/8 mile turf race for older fillies and mares, the Gamely, the first Grade I offered at the 2013 Spring/Summer meet, is part of a Memorial Day stakes doubleheader. The 10-race card also features the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap, a Grade III for older horses at six furlongs over Cushion Track.
The 47th renewal of the Gamely goes as the ninth race while the 61st Los Angeles is the fourth.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 23, 2013)—Stretching out for the first time in nearly a year, Marinda was successful for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, winning the $56,074 feature Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Positioned perfectly throughout by leading jockey Rafael Bejarano, Marinda, the 8-5 favorite in the field of 12, won for the second time in eight starts and increased her earnings to $112,910.
Owned by breeder Ran Jan Racing, Inc., the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy and the Soft Gold mare Bella Bella Bella completed the one mile on turf in 1:35.05. She paid $5.20, $4.40 and $3.
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