CITY BY THE BAY PREVAILS IN SEATTLE HANDICAP,
EDGES CHU AND YOU TO REMAIN UNBEATEN
AUBURN, Wash. (June 1) – California shipper City by the Bay remained undefeated Sunday with a brisk three-quarter-length victory over a stubborn Chu and You in the $50,000 Seattle Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Juan Hernandez at 119 lbs, City by the Bay ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.76 and paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.10. The winner, who was making her first start since an 8 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Barretts Debutante last September, is trained by Billy Morey for Martin Bach of Danville, Calif. and Jack Owens of Modesto, Calif.
Now 3-for-3 lifetime, City by the Bay earned $27,500 to push her bankroll to $97,670. Based at Golden Gate Fields, the Kentucky-bred daughter of City Zip has notched wins at Santa Rosa, Fairplex Park and Emerald Downs.
CITY BY THE BAY ROMPS IN $100,000 BARRETTS DEBUTANTE
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Pomona, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2013) – Shortly after the start of the 24th edition of the $100,000 Barretts Debutante on Saturday, the race was effectively over.
That’s because the 6-5 favorite City by the Bay, ridden perfectly by jockey Juan Hernandez, broke cleanly from her rail post in the 6 1⁄2 furlong sprint.
Briefly headed in the first quarter mile by Side Letter, City by the Bay had a two length lead down the backstretch through early fractions of 21.55 and 45.91.
Hernandez asked the daughter of City Zip for her best on the far turn and she responded, opening up a commanding 8 length advantage into the stretch.
At the wire City by the Bay was 8 3⁄4 lengths in front of 24-1 longshot Harlington’s Rose, who had rallied from ninth, with Perched another 1 3⁄4 lengths behind in third as the timer blinked 1:17.94 for the distance.
The Barretts Debutante is a race for 2-year-old fillies and restricted to horses that went through one of the Barretts sales auction.
Purchased for $40,000, City by the Bay is unbeaten in two starts and banked $55,000 for her Debutante victory. She paid $4.60, $3.60 and $3.