Tag: Buena Vista Stakes

Mucho Unusual usually does well at Santa Anita, where she owns six of her seven career victories. She leads a strong 10-deep field in Saturday's Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Mucho Unusual Takes Her Usual Path to Buena Vista Stakes Gate

Like her father, who put himself out there against the best horses of his era, Mucho Unusual dodges nobody. Put a graded stakes race out there for fillies and mares, and Mucho Unusual is a usual suspect. Better yet, put it on the Santa Anita Park turf, where the California-bred […]

Mystic Guide comes into this weekend's Grade 3 Razorback Handicap with six in-the-money finishes. That includes his victory here in last summer's JIm Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. (Image: Coglianese Photo)

Weekend Stakes Span the Globe From Saudi Arabia to California

Looking at this weekend’s notable stakes races takes the eye halfway around the world to the $20 million Saudi Cup. Another look also takes the eye back to three races postponed from last weekend to this weekend – the Southwest Stakes, the Bayakoa Stakes, and the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn […]

Brazilian import Jolie Olimpica is unbeaten in four races. Can her Olympian form hold in Saturday's Buena Vista Stakes? (Image: Ernie Belmonte)

Racing Notes: Jolie Olimpica Raising the Stakes at Santa Anita

The Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita is arguably the best Grade 2 race for fillies and mares in the United States. There’s buzz in horse racing circles that these stakes could eventually rise from Grade 2 to Grade 1 – and if that ever happens it will be because […]