Notes from the Santa Anita barn: Dr Schivel worked on Saturdays

(Dr. Schivel / Photo courtesy of Santa Anita)

From the Santa Anita media team:


Loud Mouth, fresh and fit after being promoted to victory in the EB Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos on September 12, his first race in three months, returns to the turf in the $ 100,000 California Flag Handicap from Sunday to around 6 ½ stages.

A five-year-old complete horse by Boisterous trained by Steve Knapp for owner Ron Thomsen, the victory over the lone grass of Loud Mouth took home a $ 32,000 sprint in Santa Anita on February 17, 2020.

“He has a lot of speed to get Abel (Cedillo) to come out of the gate and place the horse where he wants,” Knapp said. “The horse is doing very well at the moment. He got three months’ rest because he needed it. Now he’s starting to come back again.

Winner of the $ 100,000 Cary Grant for Cal-breds at Del Mar on November 22, Loud Mouth had eight wins out of 29 starts with winnings of $ 374,070.

“Ron has been with me for three or four years and we’ve worked well together,” Knapp said. “He has nine horses with me now.

The California flag races seven out of nine with a first message time at 1 p.m.: Give me the lute, Kent Desormeaux, 3-1; Ground attack, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; Papa Tigre, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Guy from North County, Umberto Rispoli, 5-2; Strong mouth, Abel Cedillo, 8-1; Unbridled Ethos, Ricardo Gonzalez, 12-1; Whooping Jay Joe Bravo, 4-1; Desmond Doss, Kyle Frey, 6-1; and Indian Woodpecker, Juan Hernandez, 6-1.


Neptune’s Storm, a versatile son of prolific turf stallion Stormy Atlantic, returns to a distance he loves – a mile on the grass – in next Saturday’s $ 70,000 Lure Stakes for kids three and up.

The bay gelding has just claimed an eventful ninth place in the grade II John Henry Turf Championship at a mile and a quarter, the longest route ever attempted in its 23 career starts.

“A mile is a better distance for him,” said coach Peter Miller, referring to the handy militant’s record of five wins, a second and a third at this site.

Head runner Flavien Prat, who won the restricted Wickerr Stakes on Neptune’s Storm a mile away on the Del Mar grass course on July 18, will be back on board.

“He’s a good horse who puts in a lot of effort,” said Miller, who has had the Neptune’s Storm in his last four races, the gelding having previously been trained by Richard Baltas and earlier Bill Morey.


The California Horse Racing Board will be holding a teleconference at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20. The CHRB Medication, Safety and Welfare Committee will also be holding a teleconference at 9:30 a.m. the day before, Tuesday, October 19.

In accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, these meetings will be conducted by teleconference only. No physical location will be provided. The public can participate in two ways. The webcast audio link on the CHRB website will continue to provide a means for the public to listen to these meetings. Those who wish to speak during meetings can dial 888-392-4564 and enter 6896291 # to join the conference call.

To speak on any item, press star 1 to enter the speaker queue. Those providing unsolicited public comment on individual agenda items are limited to two minutes. Comments should relate specifically to the items on the agenda. Please note that for Council Agenda Item 8 and Committee Agenda Item 2, Public Comments, no further comments will be allowed after 30 minutes.

The agenda and wrap documents for the Board meeting and the agenda for the Committee meeting are available on the CHRB website. There is no kit for the Committee meeting.

FINISHING LINES: Winner of Santa Anita Sprint Champion Dr. Schivel worked four stages this morning in 49.80 for Marc Glatt, who prepares the three-year-old Violence foal for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on November 6th. Idol (Classic), four stages in 47.80 for Richard baltas and Hot rod Charlie (Classic), six stages in 1:14 for Doug O’Neill. Winner of the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby Make your world vibrate completed five stadiums in 1:01 for John sadler, with designs on the Grade II Twilight Derby closing day, October 31. In all, there were 186 training sessions recorded on Saturday, 52 on the training track… Congratulations to Andrew Lerner, 32, who won Friday’s first race with Grande Gigue race, LLC, Loud Loud Music. Mounted by Drayden Van Dyke,Loud Music won by 2 lengths and paid $ 6.60 to win. Lerner recently announced that he will be switching from training to thoroughbred ownership in an effort to spend more time with his wife. Katie and their recently arrived daughter, Kinsley Abigail… Chez Tom Quigley Simultaneously disabling guest is now an Oscar-winning horse player and screenwriter (Forrest Gump) Eric Roth. Quigley’s Sunday special guest is Matt Dinerman, the voice of Golden Gate Fields. The start time for Quigley’s pre-race seminars is 70 minutes before the first post time at 11:50 am.

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