Santa Anita Park opens 2019 with a Grade III stake race named in honor of Joe Hernandez. Joe Hernandez, called 15,587 races in a row from the track’s opening on Dec. 25, 1934, until he collapsed during the running of a race on Jan. 27, 1972, was synonymous with the growth and success of Santa Anita from its infancy and was the track’s greatest ombudsman for decades.
Race 8. Joe Hernandez Stakes, Grade III. For four-year-old and up at 6 1/2 furlongs on turf. Purse $100,000.
|1||Cistron||Tyler Baze||John Sadler||12/1|
|2||Calculator||Flavien Prat||Peter Miller||5/1|
|3||Stormy Liberal||Drayden Van Dyke||Peter Miller||8/5|
|4||Afleet Ascent||Kent Desormeaux||Jerry Hollendorfer||20/1|
|5||Law Abidin Citizen||Tiago Pereira||Mark Glatt||6/1|
|6||Pubilius Syrus||Geovanni Franco||Vladimir Cerin||20/1|
|7||Conquest Tsunami||Joel Rosario||Peter Miller||3/1|
|8||Caribou Club||Joseph Talamo||Thomas Proctor||4/1|
$2 Wager Paid
Cistron ran fourth. Running time 1:11.66
Caribou Club drew away to win by 1 1/4-lengths.
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