National Sports News
Awesome Return wins Snow Chief Stakes on California Gold Rush card at Santa Anita
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:56 PM EDT
Awesome Return won the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for 3-year-olds by three-quarters of a length, one of five stakes on California Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Patriots Rule returned $6.80 and $4.20, while Alert Bay was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $3.60 to show. Tamarando, the 3-2 favorite, finished fourth.
The victory, worth $137,500, increased Awesome Return's career earnings to $201,108, with two wins in six starts. It was his first stakes win under trainer Mike Puype.
In the $250,000 Melair Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, 2-1 favorite Rovenna held off long-shot Wonderful Lie to win by a neck.