Power Broker wins stake as maiden

Updated: September 30, 2012, 12:11 AM ET
By Tom LaMarra | Bloodhorse



Gary and Mary West's Power Broker made short work of the field in the $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29, drawing away to win by open lengths over Know More and Capo Bastone.

Trained by Bob Baffert, who won the grade I Chandelier Stakes for 2-year-old fillies with Executiveprivilege in the previous race, Power Broker broke his maiden in the FrontRunner, his fourth start.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Power Broker rated in third for six furlongs before blowing by the leaders to win the 1 1/16-mile FrontRunner, a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" race for the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

The race was formerly the Norfolk Stakes. The Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita this year.

Power Broker, a colt by Pulpit out of the Wild Again mare Shop Again, was bred in Kentucky by Jamm Ltd. He was a $360,000 purchase at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale.