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2013 California Sunshine Millions Day

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Fiftyshadesofhay wins the 2013 Santa Ysabel Stakes
Fiftyshadesofhay horse racing

Fiftyshadesofhay wins the 2013 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

© Kelley Carlson
Kicking off the stakes action on Saturday was the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Scarlet Strike was sent off as the 3-2 favorite in the field of 5 off her close second in the Blue Norther Stakes after finishing third in the Hollywood Starlet (G1). In to challenge her included 2-1 second choice Heir Kitty, fifth in the Blue Norther, and 3-1 third choice Escape Act, fourth in the Blue Norther.

Jockey Martin Garcia sent Escape Act to the lead first time by and she set fractions of 22.50 and 46.26 before 6-1 fourth choice Fiftyshadesofhay took over through 3/4 in 1:10.80. Entering the stretch, Fiftyshadesofhay was drawing clear, and finished up 5 3/4 lengths ahead of Heir Kitty in 1:42.89. It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to favorite Scarlet Strike third. <9> Results chart

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