Classy Warren’s Showtime overcame a pedestrian pace and rallied from last to take Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap for owner/breeders Ben and Sally Warren and trainer Craig Lewis at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. An ultra-consistent chestnut fily by top sire Clubhouse Ride, Warren’s Showtime, in her first try down the back track’s hillside turf course, went about 6 ½ furlongs under Juan Hernandez in 1:13:76.
“Another Clubhouse ride, they just run”
With the Distaff winner’s share of $60,000, Warren’s Showtime boosted her earnings to $775,431 from an overall mark of 22-8-2-10.
“It’s just been unbelievable and (Ben) has had so many horses, but not one that has been so consistent as “Showtime,” said Sally Warren. “We were just saying, 19 out of 21 starts and she’s hit the board and that’s unbelievable. . . We are really, really thankful. Craig picked her out at the farm, now we know (why).”