- Trouble at Santa Anita on Wednesday, as the jockeys complained about the track, and the 6th race was delayed for almost a half hour.
"There were some soft spots and some inconsistency with the track," Santa Anita President Ron Charles said. "It was power harrowed. We went down about four inches." [LA Times]Les Grands Trois and Declan's Moon were late scratches from the feature.
But it seems as if a little rain helped solved the problem. That's right, rain.
Ron Charles, Santa Anita president, said: "It's now in the best shape it's ever been. The rain binded together the loose material."
Said veteran trainer Sandy Shulman: "This track is the best they've ever had here."
Trainers Vladimir Cerin and Barry Abrams were among the others at Clocker's Corner making similar statements. [LA Times]