6 35% 16 36% Bob Baffert77 49% 24% 5 9% $393,166 15% 8 Mark Glatt75 ITM% 38% 9 17 Doug O’Neill99 29% 15 6 Richard Mandella38 17 Joel Rosario141 $175,343 Win% $778,851 Jeff Mullins52 10% 9 8 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 20% $1,050,322 12% 50% 25% Philip D’Amato81 34% $903,459 $1,767,252 10 46% Money Won 8 30% $206,921 41% 6 13% $192,221 $2,266,516 12 29 26% 7 19% 14 $843,817 61% 65% 46% 19 $913,042 15% 5 4 5 65% $1,473,476 23% (Current Through Sunday, March 8) 11 5 7 $331,582 33% 12 3 6 6 $357,021 $1,453,222 21% Mike Puype41 Mike Smith51 10 8 9 52% 6 7% Edwin Maldonado78 8 Rafael Bejarano73 5 7 11 12 7 39% 17 13 9 Agapito Delgadillo66 Brian Koriner41 J.C. Diaz, Jr.71 10 6 Richard Baltas104 Aaron Gryder53 33% Ryan Hanson17 22 22 18% 9 11 39% $218,912 14% 43% 2 Robert Hess, Jr.38 9% 21% Steve Knapp48 22 33 John Sadler77 10 Andrew Lerner30 Mario Gutierrez84 Flavien Prat161 $284,415 $2,138,180 $385,662 5 9 $258,340 7 41% $440,305 9 16 6 53% 14 7% 36 61% J. Eric Kruljac35 1st ITM% Drayden Van Dyke112 VAN DYKE HOMEWARD BOUND FOR THE DERBY? 21 16 7 20% 13 38% 20 16% 42% $1,533,201 17 TOP SIRES CONSIDERED FOR QUEEN BEE TO YOU $744,236 Peter Miller69 19 2nd 5 4 $1,108,976 3 29 1st LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on March 14th, 2020WORKOUTS:Zest (Outside) and Hollywood Girl (Shirreffs) 03/09/20Storm The Hill (Outside) and Mirth (D’Amato) 03/09/20Oiseau de Guerre (O’Neill) 03/09/20Eight Rings (Inside) and Ax Man (Baffert) 03/09/20Warren’s Empress (Outside) and Down Home (Lewis) 03/08/20Charlatan (Outside) (Baffert) 03/08/20Nadal (Outside) (Baffert) 03/08/20 $281,142 $682,805 10% $783,141 12 12 $634,201 6 16% 51% $530,141 11 66% 6 Jorge Velez162 20 41% JockeyMts Umberto Rispoli143 2nd 46% 28% 5 59% Ruben Fuentes81 5 $388,947 8 6 10 12 12 Tiago Pereira121 5 9 28% 14% 9 11 33 44% Abel Cedillo236 4 39% 3 34 11 HARD NOT TO LOVE TACKLES RAIL, ROUTE FOR FIRST TIMEToday’s Beholder Mile will mark a first for Hard Not to Love.In six career races, the one-eyed wonder filly trained by John Shirreffs has never started from the gate without one horse on either side of her.In the Grade I Beholder, she breaks from the rail, meaning there will be nothing but the turf course and the Infield on her left, or blind, side (she lost her left eye when kicked by another horse as a youngster).“Because she’s never broken from the rail, I have no idea how she’ll react,” Shirreffs said. “But under normal circumstances, you’d like a horse on each side, whether a horse has one eye or two eyes, just so they have a horse next to them, so I hope it goes well.”As for going two turns for the first time, Shirreffs wasn’t overly concerned.“I think a mile should suit her,” he said, “especially with her style, because she comes from off the pace.”Hard Not to Love, a four-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, won her two previous races at seven furlongs, rallying from last each time, in the Grade I La Brea to score by 2 ¼ lengths on Dec. 28, and the Grade II Santa Monica by 3 ½ lengths on Feb. 15.The Beholder, race seven of eight: Hard Not to Love, Mike Smith, 8-5; Der Lu, AbelCedillo, 5-1; Zusha, Umberto Rispoli, 15-1; Kaydeitre, Brice Blanc, 30-1; Ollie’s Candy, Flavien Prat, 3-1; and Ce Ce, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1. Mother Mother was scratched.VAN DYKE COULD RETURN TO HOMETOWN FOR DERBYMay 2 could be a happy homecoming day for Drayden Van Dyke.Currently the 25-year-old native of Louisville is the regular rider of prime Kentucky Derby candidate Authentic, who won last Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes in impressive front-running fashion to remain unbeaten in three starts by a combined margin of 11 ½ lengths.Van Dyke also rode current Kentucky Derby flavor of the month Charlatan to a smashing debut victory at six furlongs on Feb. 16, earning an eye-catching 105 Beyer Figure, and is back aboard to ride the odds-on favorite in today’s sixth race at one mile for Bob Baffert.“It was a great performance,” Van Dyke said of Authentic’s San Felipe victory. “The horse was more mature this time. I’m thankful to be where I am and to have a chance to ride a horse like this.“Being born in Louisville and going back to my hometown where the Kentucky Derby is run would be huge. I spent my summers at Churchill Downs when I was growing up as a little kid and I’d visit the jocks’ room with my (late) Dad (Seth), so to win for all the people back there would be special.”Van Dyke has been a go-to guy for Baffert working horses in the mornings, and the two-time Triple Crown winner took the occasion of his San Felipe triumph to recognize his efforts.“Drayden has been doing a magnificent job and I’m happy for him,” Baffert said after winning the San Felipe for a record seventh time. “He works hard as does all my team. A lot of sweat and hard work goes into our program and we’re fortunate to have a horse like this.”As to Charlatan’s race today, Baffert said, “We’re looking to see what he can do going long. We’re trying to squeeze in a distance race to see if he continues on.”SANTA ANITA, GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLICWith the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields is temporarily closed to the public.Both tracks will continue live racing as scheduled with personnel licensed by the California Horse Racing Board in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected to the action via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.We will continue to monitor the situation and will look forward to welcoming our fans and guests back again soon.FINISH LINES: Rags-to-riches Queen Bee to You has been retired and will be sent to Kentucky to be bred, trainer Andrew Lerner said. Claimed by Michael Pender for $50,000 in December 2016, the California-bred daughter of Old Topper would go on to win four stakes under the 30-year-old Lerner, the last three in a row at three different tracks, including the Bayakoa and the La Canada, each a Grade III event. “She’ll leave for Kentucky next week,” Lerner said. “We haven’t decided who she’ll be bred to yet, but we have Speightstown, Curlin and Uncle Mo in mind. “We’re going to miss her. She’ll be hard to replace.” A six-year-old bay mare, Queen Bee to You had a career record of 8-11-5 from 33 starts with earnings of $658,770 . . . On-track patrons or no, Santa Anita’s popular horn blower Jay Cohen will be on the beat as usual today to the delight of fans watching via simulcast. 5 Victor Espinoza54 3 9% 16% 4 8 3 8 10 4 5 Assael Espinoza58 48% 46% 2 12% 43% $384,441 Geovanni Franco88 7 4 Jeff Bonde22 43% Michael McCarthy42 $714,680 38 8% 19 Craig Anthony Lewis43 27% 50% 20% 38 $1,233,719 12% 14% 32 9 Money Won 46% $219,510 4 3 3rd $327,261 $328,600 24% 32 18 10% 1 19% 56% 20% 5 8 Win% 43% 28% 8 20% $259,135 10 3rd $2,402,514 $337,700 19% Hector O. Palma33 TrainerSts $455,421 3 15% 5 SANTA ANITA, GOLDEN GATE CLOSED TO PUBLIC 4 FAIL ON THE RAIL? NOT THIS ONE-EYED FEMALE 4 Jose Valdivia, Jr.54 Carla Gaines31 Simon Callaghan27 $146,010
Vladivostok: Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met for their first-ever summit on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence. Putin emerged from the talks saying that like the United States, Russia supports efforts to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent nuclear conflicts. But he insisted that Pyongyang needs guarantees of its security and sovereignty, and took a veiled swipe at Washington for trying to strong-arm North Korea. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We need to… return to a state where international law, not the law of the strongest, determines the situation in the world,” Putin said. The summit in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok came with Kim locked in a nuclear stand-off with Washington and Putin keen to put Moscow forward as a player in another global flashpoint. The two leaders shook hands and shared smiles before heading into one-on-one talks that lasted nearly two hours, longer than expected, at a university campus on an island off the Pacific coast city. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIn brief statements before their meeting, both men said they were looking to strengthen ties that date back to the Soviet Union’s support for the founder of North Korea, Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung. Kim said he hoped to turn the modern relationship with Moscow into a “more stable and sound one” while Putin said the visit would give a boost to diplomatic and economic ties. Putin said he supported Kim’s efforts to normalise relations with the United States and hoped to find out “what Russian can do” to help with the issue of denuclearisation. The meeting — which Kim described as “a very meaningful exchange” — later expanded to include other officials. About five hours after he arrived, Kim left the campus following a long final handshake with Putin, waving through the window of his black limousine as it drove away. Putin then addressed reporters alone, saying he would fill in Washington on the results of the talks. “There are no secrets here, no conspiracies… Chairman Kim himself asked us to inform the American side of our position,” said Putin, who was due to fly on to Beijing for another summit.