Horse Racing Results – Graded Stakes Races, Week Ending Dec. 27, 2020

Graded Stakes Races Dec: After a Christmas Day break, Horse Racing was back in action over the weekend. The opening of the Santa Anita Winter/Spring season was the biggest event; especially when you consider the number of graded stakes races they had on the weekend card. We are going to take a quick look at all the big horse racing results from this past couple of day.

Santa Anita Race Track

Race 4 – Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes (G2) – 1 Mile Turf $200,000

No surprises in this one, with Smooth Like Strait picking up an almost ¾ length win as the favorite. He paid $3.60 for the win.

Race 7 – San Antonio Stakes (G2) – 1 1/16 Mile Dirt $200,000

This race delivered one of the surprise horse racing results of the weekend. Kiss Today Goodbye romped home and paid $33.60 for the win. Mucho Gusto, the favorite, finished down in 4th.

Race 8 – La Brea Stakes (G1) – 7F Dirt $300,000

Another huge upset here; with Fair Maiden hitting the finish line first at 20/1. He paid $43.20 for the win and triggered a $1 exacta that paid $247.20. Finite, the favorite, finished 4th.

Race 9 – American Oaks (G1) – 1 ¼ Mile Turf $300,000

The trend of upset winners continued in this race, with Duopoly coming in first at 6/1 and paying $14.00 for the win. Sharing, the favorite, landed in 3rd.

Race 10 – Malibu Stakes (G1) – 7F Dirt $300,000

The final graded stakes race of the day saw some normalcy resumed, with second-favorite Charlatan getting the win and paying $5.20. It was a disappointing run from Nashville, who started as the favorite and ended up finishing 4th.

Dec. 27

Race 3 – Robert Frankel Stakes (G3) – 1 1/8 Mile $100,000

The lone graded stakes race on Sunday pretty much went as expected, with co-favorite Mucho Unusual driving home down the stretch to win and pay $7.80. Miss Teheran will have been disappointed with a 4th place finish in this one.

Laurel Park

Race 8 – Allaire DuPont Stakes (G3) – 1 1/8 Dirt $150,000

While things were wild at Santa Anita Park over the weekend; the lone graded stakes race at Laurel Park went as expected. Eres Tu won as a heavy favorite, paying $3.40 for a $2 bet. He had to hold off a strong bid from longshot Wicked Awesome who made a great late run.

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