26th of December to Remember: Trainers to Watch

December 26 promises to be one of the most important days in the history of 1/ST Racing. It’s opening day of the Classic Meet at Santa Anita, opening day of the Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park and host date of the Christmastide Day stakes card at Laurel Park. All month, 1/ST BET will prepare you for a 26th of December to Remember with special content.

Which trainers have had the most stakes success in 2022 at the three key tracks featured Dec. 26? Let’s crack into the Betmix database for some insights.

Gulfstream Park

Todd Pletcher (11 wins, 28%)
Jorge Delgado (5 wins, 45%)
Carlos David (5 wins, 19%)

Santa Anita Park

Phil D’Amato (24 wins, 26%)
Bob Baffert (14 wins, 32%)
John Sadler (7 wins, 18%)

Laurel Park

Brittany Russell (5 wins, 26%)
Dale Capuano (4 wins, 25%)
Hamilton Smith (4 wins, 24%)


The 26th of December to Remember Stakes Lineup

Gulfstream Park | Championship Meet | Opening Day
$100K Tropical Park Derby
$100K Tropical Park Oaks

Santa Anita | Classic Meet | Opening Day
$300K G1 Malibu
$300K G1 American Oaks
$300K G1 La Brea
$200K G2 Mathis Mile
$200K G2 San Antonio
$200K G2 San Gabriel

Laurel Park | Christmastide Day Stakes
$100K Carousel
$100K Dave’s Friend
$100K Gin Talking
$100K Heft
$100K Robert Manfuso
$100K Willa On the Move

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