Del Mar’s Home Sweet Aspen wins at Santa Anita
Home Sweet Aspen, on the inside, battles Sugarinthemorning down the stretch during the Grade I Santa Monica Stakes on Jan. 28 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Bred by local resident Jenny Craig and her late husband, Sidney Craig, and owned by Craig Stables, Home Sweet Aspen prevailed by a neck. Sugarinthemorning, trained by part-time Rancho Santa Fe resident Ron McAnally, settled for second, while She’s Cheeky (not pictured) was third. The 4-year-old Home Sweet Aspen, ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by John Sadler, completed 7 furlongs on the dirt track in 1:21.42. Both Home Sweet Aspen and Sugarinthemorning are by the sire Candy Ride, who won the 2003 Pacific Classic.
Photo: Kelley Carlson