by Millie Ball / XBTV / 1.17.2017
At odds of 12/1 Swinging Star was given a beautiful ground saving ride under Flavien Prat to win the last race carded at Santa Anita on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Owned and bred by George Krikorian, the gelded son of Malibu Moon sprinted six and a half furlongs on the downhill turf course labled "good" in 1.13.28. Swinging Star is out of the multiple Grade 1 winner Starrer. The same trainer, owner and jockey combination came within a half length of pulling off another upset earlier in the day, when Camino de Estrella finished second to Bob Baffert's favorite Dabster in the Maiden Special Weight for three year olds.
Video link below : Swinging Star