Santa Anita Park  MALIBU S. –G1, $250,000, 7 f.


LAVA MAN was pitted against a field of 12 three year olds, five of which were graded stakes winners in the Malibu Stakes on December 26th .  This was his fifth stakes in a row; he has hit the board in all of them.  Most recently Lava Man was 2nd in the On Trust Handicap 85 on the 13th of November at Hollywood Park.  Breaking out of post position 7,  Lava Man broke quickly to settle into fourth, making his move from the outside in the stretch to finish second to Rock Hard Ten by a half.  Lifetime record:  18-7-4-4 with earnings of $230,008. 


Congratulations to owners STD Racing Stable & Jason Wood as well as trainer Doug O’Neill 


On the same day across the country at the Fair Grounds in the LOUSIANA FUTURITY, $85,230, for 2 year olds over 6 furlongs, PALE SATIN who most recently won at Delta Downs over 7 furlongs in a $26,500 MSW.  This was only her third start, and she went off as quite a long shot to go wide and finish third.  Congratulations to owner Donald R. Cox and trainer Samuel Breaux. 


Also at the Fair Grounds, 1MILE (OFF TURF) $34,000 opt CLM

JAGUAR CITY  who was 2nd most recently on November 13th at Hawthorne in the $101,700 Powerless Handicap 1, broke second and was in the lead by the quarter pole by two lengths, gradually increasing the lead to four to win easily over the favorite!


Lifetime record:  MSP, 11-5-4-0, $155,768.  O/B- Jaguar On the Run Stables and trainer Frank R. Springer.