GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile

Du Jour Claims First Grade I in Frank E. Kilroe Mile

Du Jour (Temple City) provided the second of trainer Bob Baffert's three graded stakes victories on the card when he powered home first in the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita Sunday. Owned by Jill Baffert and Debbie Lanni, the 6-year-old gelding settled towards the back of the field as Goliad (War Front) took the field through fractions of :22.82 and :45.75. The pacesetter was clear into the far turn, but his advantage soon evaporated at the top of the stretch. While 3-2 favorite Easter (Fr) (Exposhere {Aus})...

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Hit the Road Sidelined Until Summer

Hit the Road (More Than Ready), winner of the prestigious GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita last March, has been given some time off following an eighth in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. "He's at Kingfisher [Farms] in Solvang [in the Santa Ynez Valley] and he'll be back in the summer," confirmed trainer Dan Blacker. "To win Grade I's you have to have a horse 100 % and he wasn't quite 100 % [at Gulfstream]," Blacker said. "He'll have a couple...

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