Charles Chu, a extremely profitable businessman from Massachusetts who manufactures world positioning techniques (GPS), watched his spouse Susan have nice enjoyable dabbling within the racing recreation just a few years again. So he thought he’d give it a attempt, too. The primary horse he purchased was named Drefrong and all he did was win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dash in 2016.
Since then the Chus, who initially hail from Taiwan and who race below the identify Baoma Company, have gone in with each toes and by all stories are loving it. They now run their very own breeding operation and have had fantastic success with that, too. However additionally they proceed to purchase and race horses, like a filly named Personal Mission who’ll carry their colours Saturday within the featured Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar close to San Diego, Calif.
Personal Mission was a $750,000 yearling buy in 2019 who obtained off on the correct foot with a win in her preliminary begin at Santa Anita on October 12 for coach Bob Baffert. That was a 6 1/2-furlong straight maiden check with Drayden Van Dyke up. For the Arnaz, the daughter of Into Mischief has been made the 9-5 morning line favourite and may have Van Dyke within the boot as soon as once more.
The Chus have entered one other well-bred and high-priced ($700,000) runner within the Desi Arnaz – Varda, a first-out winner who then was stakes-placed behind star Princess Noor at Santa Anita most just lately within the Chandelier Stakes on September 26. She, too, runs out of the Bob Baffert barn and the daughter of Distorted Humor will go postward at 6-1 within the morning line with Abel Cedillo using.
The pair of bay fillies will tackle six rivals within the sixth version of the stakes, named for the band chief, actor and big racing fan-owner-breeder who most famously teamed together with his spouse, Lucille Ball, to offer us considered one of early tv’s hottest reveals – “I Love Lucy.”
This is the complete subject for the prolonged sprint from the rail out with riders and odds:
C T R Stables and Wonderland Racing’s Plum Attractive (Heriberto Figuero, 12-1); Personal Mission; B-4 Farms’ Canoodling (Umberto Rispoli, 12-1); Varda; Saragol Secure Corp or Viana’s Queengol (Juan Hernandez, 4-1); McClanahan, Carrol Boys Racing or Say’s Miss Costa Rica (Flavien Prat, 10-1), LNJ Foxwoods’ Astute (Mike Smith, 3-1), and Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Heels Up (Victor Espinoza, 8-1).
Astute, a $425,000 yearling by Speightstown, scored in her debut on October 12, a dash on the grass in opposition to straight maidens at Santa Anita. She’s conditioned by Corridor of Famer Richard Mandella and has Corridor of Famer Smith as her accomplice once more.
Saturday’s nine-race card is off and working at 12:30 p.m. Pacific. The Arnaz goes because the eighth race on this system with an approximate off time of 4 p.m.
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