STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019

first_img15% 17% 13% 25% Kent Desormeaux47 22% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 0 9 55% TRAINING LEADER O’NEILL EYES MAIDEN WIN IN STAKESDoug O’Neill, holding a comfortable 19-14 lead over Richard Baltas in pursuit of his fifth overall Santa Anita training title, hopes to increase his margin when he sends out maiden Parsimony in Sunday’s $150,000 Cinema Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf.A Pennsylvania-bred son of Dominus owned by O’Neill’s principal client J. Paul Reddam, Parsimony last raced April 6, finishing 14th in the Grade II Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland after prompting the pace early on.In two prior races on turf at Santa Anita, however, the gray gave a good account of himself with a second and a fourth.“The horse is doing well and with a short field, we felt it was an opportunity to see if he can break his maiden in a stakes,” O’Neill said.Meanwhile, Jeff Bonde is hopeful the added furlong will benefit King of Speed in the Cinema. The chestnut son of Jimmy Creed closed ground to be fourth in the restricted Singletary at one mile on April 28, his first race in just over two months.“He kind of had a boxed in trip last time,” the trainer said. “The extra eighth should help him a lot. He can run all day. We’re hoping the extra yardage can make a difference.”The Cinema, race five of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: More Ice, Mike Smith, 9-2; Gregorian Chant, Flavien Prat, 2-1; $4,000 supplemental nominee Rijeka, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1; Parsimony, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; King of Speed, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; and Neptune’s Storm, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $895,108For the 24th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Friday, resulting in a hefty Jackpot carryover of $895,108 into Saturday’s nine-race program.With $109,773 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $979,748 and although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 81 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $728.60.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race which begins the Rainbow Six is 2:31 p.m.TOMORROW IS ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIATomorrow is “Tim Conway Day” in the City of Arcadia and the late comedic giant will be memorialized with a race named in his honor at Santa Anita, following which, Tim Conway, Jr. will be presented with a proclamation from the city in a Winner’s Circle ceremony.“I can’t think of a better place for all of us to come visit Dad’s money than right here at The Great Race Place,” said Tim Jr., who hosts the popular “Tim Conway Jr. Show” weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. on KFI, AM 640.“Although he seldom cashed, he had so many great moments here, and at Hollywood Park and Del Mar. I truly believe he’d be thrilled to know that a bunch of us are going to be getting together and trying to bet on the winner of his race!”The “Tim Conway-Dorf Half Cup” will be carded as Sunday’s sixth race, with a Winner’s Circle ceremony to follow. Born Dec. 15, 1933 near Cleveland, Ohio, Tim Conway, who at one time aspired to be a jockey, passed away following a lengthy illness at age 85 on May 14.A tireless advocate for injured riders, Conway and his wife Charlene, along with Chris and Judy McCarron, founded the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockeys Fund in 1987 and raised money to assist more than 2,000 jockeys over a distinguished 25-year-run.One of the most naturally funny American-born comedians of all time, Conway, through one of his characters, jockey Dirk Dorf and in numerous other appearances on national television, brought continued high-profile exposure to Santa Anita and Thoroughbred racing.A video honoring Conway, which includes time spent at Santa Anita, will be part of the Sunday’s Winner’s Circle ceremony.VICTOR ESPINOZA TO BE HONORED BY GREGSON FOUNDATION The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Triple Crown and Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza on Monday, Aug. 12, at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, a few miles south of Del Mar Race Track.Having taken a hiatus last year respective of the events surrounding the San Luis Rey Training Center fire, the Foundation is back on track for its annual fundraiser. “We’re delighted to kick things off again, and how better than to celebrate Victor and his illustrious career and accomplishments,” said Jenine Sahadi, president of the Foundation.Thrilled about the dinner, Espinoza says, “I’m honored to be recognized by the Gregson Foundation and to stand alongside fellow jockeys Julie Krone, Eddie Delahoussaye, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, and all past honorees who are truly a Who’s Who of California racing. I’m a long-time supporter of the Foundation and its work, and anything that is done on behalf of the stable area workers, I am behind 100 percent.”Proceeds of the event will be used for continued sponsorship of various educational and recreational programs to benefit California’s worthy backstretch workers and family members.Tickets for the event are $300 per person. This annual event has proven to sell out each year, and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation encourages early purchase of tickets to assure attendance. Please contact Angie Carmona at (626) 447-2339 for further information or go to www.gregsonfoundation.com. 3rd Victor Espinoza47 7 $260,588 11 10 21 14% 37% 12 50% 9 18% 10 Money Won ITM% $552,843 Richard Baltas56 Joseph Talamo85 12 60% 11 10 12 Andrew Lerner10 Tiago Pereira96 Drayden Van Dyke72 45% Jerry Hollendorfer41 Doug O’Neill73 17 John Sadler51 Ruben Fuentes87 50% JockeyMts J. Keith Desormeaux24 15% 13 8 10 14% 6 19 51% $922,594 $1,717,403 Geovanni Franco71 28% Richard Mandella22 19% 26% 21% 20% 47% 25% 9 12 $705,425 8 23% 16 54% $471,270 8 TrainerMts 5 $414,414 Rafael Bejarano95 5 $573,206 46% 8 PARSIMONY SEEKS MAIDEN WIN IN CINEMA 10% $832,396 4 62% 5 5 11 $488,983 44% ITM% JACKPOT IS $895,108 AT END OF ‘RAINBOW’ 11 $916,028 15 17% 3 Aaron Gryder63 $862,601 23 $551,420 35% Philip D’Amato54 Steve Knapp25 59% LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Lippy worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (O’Neill)Ce Ce (Inside) worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (McCarthy)All Good (Outside) and Reedley worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (Baffert)Peter Eurton & Leonard Powell Discuss: Beloved Veterans, Ashleyluvssugar & Soi PhetA Day in the Life: Santa Anita Park’s Bugler Jay Cohen Part 2Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park starting on June 1st, 2019 Rijeka worked 3 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baltas)Dr. Dorr (outside) and Victory Element worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Once on Whiskey (outside) and Hot Sean worked 5 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Mika the Mistress worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Metz)FINISH LINES: Funeral services for trainer Roger Stein who died Friday at the age of 65 will be held 11 a.m. Sunday at Hillside Mortuary, 6001 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles . . . Jockey Abel Cedillo, runaway leader at Golden Gate Fields with 120 victories, 18 more than runner-up Juan Hernandez, will join Santa Anita’s riding colony full time on June 13, with Tom Knust as his agent . . . Michael McCarthy, trainer of Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner City of Light,will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Sunday, 11:50 a.m., in the XBTV studios . . . Vindicate Racing seeks its seventh straight win when it sends out 9-5 morning line choice Tiz Toffee trained by Andrew Lerner in today’s second race . . . It’s show time: Play Hard to Get, 7-2 on the morning line in today’s third, has finished third in his last five races and six times in his last seven . . . Nugget exacta? Golden Birthdayand Silver Summer in today’s fifth race. 5 51% 4 7 67% 51% 7 7 46% 1st 12 $198,914 14 Bob Baffert23 50% 7 $248,162 8 19% $191,396 24% 50% 5 61% $901,723 1st $760,829 9 5 6 Money Won $774,779 Mark Glatt54 7 2nd 4 36% 5 ARCADIA, SANTA ANITA HONOR TIM CONWAY Win% 13 GREGSON GROUP TO FETE VICTOR ESPINOZA 51% 3rd Mario Gutierrez52 17% Vladimir Cerin35 5 2 $439,813 13 15 4 (Current from April 12 through Friday, May 31) 10 20% 4 13 65% 2nd $460,243 7 7 $892,900 12 26% 4 Martin Garcia46 7 Flavien Prat91 Win% 4 50% 16% $802,535 10 Edwin Maldonado57 11 16 $367,033 19 5 5 16 0 44% 17 $137,522last_img

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