Triple G1 Day at Santa Anita — BIG ‘CAP, Kilroe Mile, & Triple Bend — plus G2 San Felipe 3.11.17 © HELEN SOLOMON I know ZENYATTA ears when I see them! And what sweet eyes. COZMIC ONE by Bernardini, out of Zenyatta © HELEN SOLOMON Bob Baffert at Clocker’s Corner © HELEN SOLOMON Wonderful trainer Carla Gaines © HELEN SOLOMON Winner CLASSIC RULER (Tribal Rule) ridden by E. Roman scrapes the rail while ST. RENO (Awesome Again) with Tyler Baze aboard gives chase in race #1 © HELEN SOLOMON DRF Columnist Jay Hovdey and his lovely daughter. Last time this photographer saw her she was romping through the flower garden that adorned Native Diver’s grave at HP, on a day on which ZENYATTA graced us with her presence. © HELEN SOLOMON Wardrobe malfunction. Seriously? © HELEN SOLOMON The stately Ghostzapper colt ILIAD and Flavien Pratt in a Superman outfit © HELEN SOLOMON At the break of the San Felipe Stakes with KY Derby implications © HELEN SOLOMON The unbeaten Candy Ride colt MASTERY — whose every stride is a photographer’s dream — dominated the G2 San Felipe Stakes. © HELEN SOLOMON Candy Ride colt MASTERY, the unbeaten winner of the San Felipe Stakes with his great jockey Mike Smith aboard, trained by Bob Baffert, and owned by Cheyenne Stables. © HELEN SOLOMON ILIAD by Ghostzapper, second to MASTERY in the San Felipe, owned by Kaleem Shah, trained by Doug O’Neill, and ridden by Flavien Prat. © HELEN SOLOMON Trainer of GORMLEY, John Shirreffs © HELEN SOLOMON GORMLEY, 4th in the San Felipe Stakes © HELEN SOLOMON Everett Dobson expressing his disappointment that his undefeated colt MASTERY suffered a condyler fracture following his impressive win in the San Felipe Stakes, sending shockwaves along the KY Derby trail © HELEN SOLOMON Handsome Tiznow colt TERM OF ART ran well for Doug O’Neill to get third in the San Felipe Stakes © HELEN SOLOMON Famous HOF jockey Gary Stevens won race#6 on the turf with SHEHASTHERITESTUFF, his first win since returning from surgery. © HELEN SOLOMON Drama with KOBE’S BACK (a favorite of mine since seeing him as a juvenile at Hollywood Park), digging in his heels and refusing to enter the receiving barn. © HELEN SOLOMON KOBE’S BACK knows best! Last minute equipment change; call in the farrier. © HELEN SOLOMON KOBE’S BACK looking his usual gorgeous self, posing with trainer Peter Eurton before the Triple Bend Stakes © HELEN SOLOMON DENMAN’S CALL, ridden by Tyler Baze and trained by Doug O’Neill, shocks MASOCHISTIC and Mike Smith in the 7 furlong G1 Triple Bend Stakes © HELEN SOLOMON Damascus Stakes winner SILENT BIRD (Summer Bird) ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Mark Glatt, 4th in the G1 Triple Bend Stakes © HELEN SOLOMON Kaleem Shah, owner of fan favorite DORTMUND © HELEN SOLOMON DORTMUND, with Victor Espinoza, trying turf for the first time in the G1 Kilroe Mile; he didn’t seem to care for it. © HELEN SOLOMON Carla Gaines trainee BOLO with jockey Mike Smith, third in the G1 Kilroe Mile. © HELEN SOLOMON Champion jockey Javier Castellano and legendary trainer Richard Mandella strategize the successful trip for BAL A BALI in the G1 Kilroe Mile. © HELEN SOLOMON BAL A BALI (7 year-old Brazilian-bred) with Angel Vega and his groom, winner of the G1 Kilroe Mile © HELEN SOLOMON WHAT A VIEW trained by Kenny Black ran his heart out in the G1 Kilroe Mile, only to be caught by Bal A Bali © HELEN SOLOMON Vladimir Cerin trainee FOLLOW ME CREV (Quality Road) ran a wonderful third in the G1 Santa Anita Handicap ridden by game-changing jockey Kent Desormeux © HELEN SOLOMON G1 Santa Anita HandiCap: Multiple graded stakes winner and G1 turfer MIDNIGHT STORM (Pioneerof The Nile), trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, ran on the lead and held on for second © HELEN SOLOMON SHAMAN GHOST (Ghostzapper) owned by Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs, trained by Jimmy Jerkins, and ridden by Javier Castellano, wins the G1 10 furlong Santa Anita Handicap. © HELEN SOLOMON Champion east coast jockey JAVIER CASTELLANO, winner of two G1 races at Santa Anita on 3.11.17, won the Santa Anita Handicap with SHAMAN GHOST. © HELEN SOLOMON Copyright 2014-2017 © HELEN SOLOMON All Rights Reserved. My copyrighted images may not be used without my consent.