Awesome Gem set for Santa Anita Handicap(G1)
Awesome Gem is all set to run in the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap(G1) on March 3rd. He has been installed as the fourth choice in the race at 10/1. Awesome Gem drew the rail with Tyler Baze back in the irons. He could not be coming up to the race any better. He's trained exceptionally, and looks tremendous. We have not had any hiccups between the Strub and this race. Awesome Gem will be facing the toughest field that he has ever faced but we're coming in with all cylinders firing. We are locked, loaded, and ready to roll.
This is another big step in a very exciting year for West Point Thoroughbreds. In the first two months of 2007 West Point Thoroughbreds has already won nine races and has earned $449,365 in purse money. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that two of the nine wins are Graded Stakes victories. On January 14th Awesome Gem won the San Fernando Stakes(G2) at Santa Anita and then on February 10th Dream Rush won the Old Hat Stakes(G3) at Gulfstream Park. What a great start to a VERY promising year for West Point Thoroughbreds!