Gift Box wins the San Antonio Stakes

Race 8. San Antonio Stakes, Grade II. For three-year -old and up at 1 1/16 mile on dirt , Purse $300,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Pitino Edwin Maldonado Doug O’Neill 30/1
2 Battle of Midway Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 9/5
3 Dabster Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 5/2
4 Sonneteer Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux 20/1
5 Yulong Warrior Irad Ortiz, Jr. Doug O’Neill 20/1
6 Tatters to Riches Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins 5/1
7 Gift Box Joel Rosario John Sadler 4/1
8 Air Strike Florent Geroux Philip D’Amato 12/1
9 Beach View Rafael Bejarano Leonard Powell 6/1


Pitino took command from the rail and led the field through fractions of 23.28 and 46.72. Battle of Midway and Dabster battled in second and third. While Gift Box in settled in fourth behind the pace setters. Tatters to Riches, Yulong Warrior, Air Strike, Beach View and Sonneteer made up the second half of the field.

Pitino was out of “gas” by the time three-quarters of a mile rolled around in 1:11.06. Battle of Midway and Dabster continued their duel from their last outing together. Gift Box started to move on the outside and passed the other two. Gift Box won by half a length, while Battle of Midway finished second three-quarters of a length ahead of Dabster. It was another 3 ½ lengths back to Beach View in fourth.

Horse Win Place Show
Gift Box 15.00 6.20 3.60
Battle of Midway 3.00 2.20
Dabster 2.40

The final time was 1:43.88.

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  • Battle of Midway
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