Dream Tree, Midnight Bisou Meet Again in Santa Ysabel

Dream Tree holds off Midnight Bisou in the Desi Arnaz Stakes -© BENOIT PHOTO The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on three occasions in the past, which is why all eyes will be on Baffert’s unbeaten filly Dream Tree in Saturday’s $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita. Although the 8.5-furlong race is only a Grade 3 event, it offers 50 Kentucky Oaks qualification points to the winner [...]

Strong undercards at Del Mar Thanksgiving weekend

Mubtaahij wins the 2017 Awesome Again Stakes. Pic: Benoit Photo. The Hollywood Derby and the Matriarch Stakes are the big races at Del Mar this Thanksgiving weekend, but there’s also four other graded stakes for punters to have a serious look at. The Native Diver Stakes (G2) sees the return of Mubtaahij to the track. Winner of the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 30, he found Gun Runner and company too difficult in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) [...]