LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — California Diamond caught pacesetter Crosscheck Carolos with an eighth of a mile to go and won the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Los Alamitos.
Ridden by Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux, California Diamond ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.37 and paid $4.40, $3.20 and $2.10 as the 6-5 second choice.
Crosscheck Carlos returned $6.80 and $2.60, while 4-5 favorite Big League was another seven lengths back in third and paid $2.10 to show. Peter Miller trains the winner and Big League.
The victory was the third in five career starts for California Diamond, who has earned $212,100. In his two losses, California Diamond finished second.
NEW YORK — Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct.
The 7-year-old set the pace under persistent pressure from Story to Tell. Green Gratto finally put away that rival in deep stretch, and had enough in reserve to fend off a final challenge from All Star Red.
The victory capped a big weekend at Aqueduct for jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who got three stakes wins in a four-day span.
The New Jersey-bred Green Gratto, owned and trained by Gaston Grant, earned his eighth win in 51 starts. The time was 1:10.74 for the six furlongs.
Green Gratto paid $7.30, $4.50 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.
All Star Red returned $11 and $3.40, and Stallwalkin’ Dude, the 4-5 favorite, paid $2.10 to show.
NEW YORK (AP) Lockdown won her stakes debut Sunday, beating Libby’s Tail by 2+ lengths in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.
Libby’s Tail, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace with Lockdown right behind before taking charge and turning for home.
Kendrick Carmouche rode for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Lockdown got her second win in three starts.
“She has such a long stride, you just have to time her run and she’ll take you home from there,” Carmouche said.
The time was 1:44.75 for the one mile, 70 yards.
Lockdown, the 2-1 second choice, paid $6.60, $2.50 and $2.10. Libby’s Tail returned $2.30 and $2.10 and No Sweat paid $3.20 to show.