ARCADIA, California — Alert Bay won the $200,000 City of Hope Mile by a length Sunday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Martin Garcia, Alert Bay ran a mile on turf in 1:33.58 and paid $10.80, $6.80 and $3.20 at 4-1 odds.
Big Cazanova returned $17.80 and $7.60 at 18-1 odds, while 8-5 favorite Avanzare was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $2.80 to show.
The victory, worth $120,000, increased Alert Bay's career earnings to $954,495, with 10 wins in 19 starts. He has won four of five starts on the track's turf course.
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Alert Bay, with Martin Garcia aboard, wins the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile horse race Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
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