Artic North wins Santa Anita feature

Updated: October 10, 2013, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Artic North rallied to win the $51,000 Lassen Purse by a half-length at Santa Anita on Thursday.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Artic North ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:48.52 and paid $13.20, $6.40 and $4.60. The 4-year-old gelding went three-wide at the top of the stretch before making his rally.

"He's a nice horse that wants to run all day, so we have high hopes for him," trainer Peter Miller said. "I like this distance or even further, up to a mile and a quarter, or even a mile and a half."

Garrett Gomez, who was originally named to ride Artic North, was off all of his mounts for the second day in a row, and his agent Tony Matos said Gomez won't ride for a while.

Gomez was fined and suspended for missing mounts in August at Del Mar while being treated for a relapse of alcohol problems. He returned later that month, saying he was ready to restart his career.

Holladay Road returned $3.60 and $2.80, while Vibrato Jazz was another neck back in third and paid $3.80 to show.

The victory, worth $30,600, increased Artic North's career earnings to $80,220, with two wins in four starts.


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


MORE HORSE RACING HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM