INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 20, 2013)—Tamarando, who won the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, will try to give Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer his second victory in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
An ungraded race for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, the Real Quiet is the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
The Pick Six pool is guaranteed at $150,000 every Saturday throughout the meet, a promotion which began during the 2012 Autumn season and continued successfully at the Spring/Summer meet earlier this year.
Should the pool reach $200,000, $1 food and drink Happy Hour specials will be available at Whittingham’s Pub and Betfair Players’ Lounge.
Additionally, a single winning Pick Six ticket –purchased either at Betfair Hollywood Park or through Television Games Network (TVG) – will earn a bonus – a new Prius – courtesy of Toyota of Orange.
Every Saturday throughout the meet – and closing day (Sunday, Dec. 22) – will feature a commemorative pin giveaway – one per paid admission while supplies last. The pins honor some of the legendary stakes races run at Hollywood Park during its illustrious 75-year history.
Owned by breeders Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Tamarando was nearly 8-1 when he ralied to defeat Dance With Fate and nine others in the Futurity.
The son of Bertrando has been third in two subsequent starts – the Grade I FrontRunner Sept. 28 and Golden State Juvenile Nov. 1 – for Hollendorfer, who won the 2008 Real Quiet with Chocolate Candy.
A California bred out of the Dehere mare Tamarack Bay, Tamarando has won two of six and banked $295,120.
Hollendorfer will also be represented by Life Is a Joy, a gelding he owns in partnership with wife Janet and George Todaro.
A son of Globalize and the Indian Charlie mare Tadita, Life Is a Joy finished fifth in the Golden State Juvenile in his initial appearance in Southern California.
Prior to that two-length defeat, Life Is a Joy was perfect in three races – winning twice at Golden Gate Fields and the Charlie Palmer Futurity at Fresno. He’s earned $91,330.
Owned by Juddmonte Farms, Inc., Beach Hut, a son of First Defence and the American Chance mare Chanceisalady, will stretch out after winning his debut for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert by 3 ¼ lengths after a pace-pressing trip Nov. 3. The victory was worth $28,800.
The only trainer with more than one Real Quiet win, Baffert will be bidding for his third in a row having clicked earlier with eventual CashCall Futurity winner Liaison (2011) and Carving a year ago.
Better Bet enters after his 47-1 shocker in the aforementioned Golden State Juvenile for owner-trainer Mike Harrington, who also bred the Southern Image colt with wife Patricia.
The victory was the second in nine starts for Better Bet, who is out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Short Sentence, and pushed his earnings to $190,130.
Green Mask broke into the game with a 5 ¼ length win going six furlongs Oct. 24 at Keeneland. The victory as the 2-1 choice was worth $33,600 for the son of Mizzen Mast and the Forestry mare Bonsai Beauty, who is trained by Wesley Ward for owner Abdullah Saeed Almaddah.
Karma King is another trying more distance in his third start for Brewer Racing Stable, Chris Ewing and J K Racing LLC.
Trained by Craig Dollase, the Pure Prize colt out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Unbridled Princess won first time out Sept. 4 at Del Mar, finishing directly in front of Final Step, then was a distant second behind Look Quickly when 2-5 in an optional claimer Oct. 24 at Golden Gate.
Mr. Splash was a debut winner Sept. 7 at Golden Gate, rallying from 11th in a field of 12 to win the race at six furlongs by a half-length.
Owned by breeder Janavar Thoroughbreds LLC and trained by Richard Baltas, Mr. Splash is a son of Old Fashioned and the Woodman mare Armenia. The win was worth $16,200.
Second in the Golden State Juvenile, Electric Eddie was supplemented to the Real Quiet for $2,000 by owner-breeder Reddam Racing LLC and trainer Ben Cecil, who won the inaugural running of this race in 2005 with Genre.
Winless in four starts, the son of Square Eddie and the Gilded Time mare Electric Daze has earned $45,630.
From inside out, the field for the 8th Real Quiet Stakes: Karma King, Joe Talamo rides, 117 pounds; Electric Eddie, Fernando Perez, 115; Green Mask, Kent Desormeaux, 117; Mr. Splash, Mike Smith, 117; Life Is a Joy, Corey Nakatani, 119; Tamarando, Rafael Bejarano, 121 and Better Bet, Martin Pedroza, 123.
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