Flightline Works a Bullet on Saturday

October 17, 2022

CHRB To Conduct In-Person Meeting Oct. 22
Jockeys, Trainers In Tight Fight For Title 
Jackpot Worth $27,849.90 To 66 Winners

ARCADIA, Calif.—Flightline’s six-furlong workout time Saturday in a bullet 1:11.80 was almost three seconds faster than the average time for the distance of 1:14.46. Video on XBTV. Flightline (Sadler) 10-15-22.

The California Horse Racing Board will conduct an in-person meeting open to the public 9:30 a.m. Thursday Oct. 20 at Cal Expo.

Those providing unsolicited public comments on individual agenda items will be limited to two minutes. Comments must relate specifically to the agenda items. Note that for agenda item #11, Public Comment, no further comments will be permitted after 30 minutes.

For those who do not attend, the webcast audio link on the CHRB website will offer a way to listen to the meeting. 

The agenda and package  of materials for the meeting are available on the CHRB website.

Jackpot Worth $27,849.90 To 66 Winners

With carryover from Monday of $266,211 fueling the pari-mutuel fires, Saturday’s Rainbow Six got off to a rocky start for many players as trainer Jerry Wallace’s first-time starter Chick’s Dig It connected at 27-1 in race five, resulting in a $57.80 win mutuel as jockey Eduard Rojas Fernandez recorded his first-ever Santa Anita win.

The winning Rainbow Six numbers and win mutuels on races five through 10 were:  R5, #6 ($57.80), R6, #7 ($11.20), R7, #3 ($5.60), R8, #3 ($9.40), R9, #3 ($9.40), R10, #9 ($7.40).
First post time for today’s nine-race card is 1 p.m.

Jockeys, Trainers In Tight Fight For Title

With 10 racing days remaining in the 18-day meet that concludes on Nov. 6, the races for leading jockey and trainer are up for grabs.

Through eight racing days in the meet that concludes on Nov. 6, Ramon Vazquez (11 wins), Umberto Rispoli (10) and Juan Hernandez (10) were neck and neck among riders, while Doug O’Neill (eight), Peter Miller (eight), Phil D’Amato (six) and Bob Baffert (six) were nose and nose in the trainers’ race.

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman also were heading towards a photo finish among owners with four victories, one more than Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC and Reddam Racing LLC.

With a mandatory payout in place, Santa Anita’s 20-cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot attracted $2,039,220 in new money, creating a total Rainbow Six pool on Saturday of $2,305,431. The Rainbow Six, which was comprised of races five through 10, resulted in 66 winning tickets, each worth $27,849.90

FINISH LINES: …Congratulations to jockey Eduard Rojas Fernandez, who at $57.80, posted his first-ever win at Santa Anita in Saturday’s 5th race aboard the Jerry Wallace-trained Chick’s Dig It. Rojas Fernandez rides regularly at Los Alamitos . . . Juan Hernandez won two races Saturday to move within one of leader Ramon Vazquez(11-10), while Hector Isaac Berrios also posted two victories giving him three for the meet. Umberto Rispoli is tied with Hernandez with 10 wins through eight days . . . There were 173 recorded workouts Sunday, 55 on the training track . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday through Thursday. Live racing resumes at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. 

Santa Anita Press Release
Photo by Ernie Belmonte/Past The Wire 

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