Hip 45, a Bernardini filly breezes in 10 1/5 seconds to lead the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale.
It’s no hyperbole to say there was much more riding on Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Under-Tack Show than what numbers showed up on the stopwatch.
Santa Anita’s place in the eye of a public relations hurricane following a rash of breakdowns is well known, and tasking a catalog full of juveniles to go all-out in a breeze was a proposition with potentially disastrous consequences if every horse that stepped on the track didn’t come back on all four legs.
If you’re reading this just to see if any horses broke down on the track during the under-tack show, they didn’t. In fact,…