INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Love Theway Youare snapped an 11-race skid with a 2 1/2-length upset victory in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Ridden for the first time by Garrett Gomez, Love Theway Youare ran 1 1/8 miles on the synthetic Cushion Track in 1:51.10, the slowest time in the race's 59-year history, and paid $38, $6.20 and $4.20 at 18-1 odds in her first Grade 1 victory. Gomez won the race for the second straight year.
Love Theway Youare trailed for the first six furlongs.
``This filly just keeps staying and she did so again,'' Gomez said. ``She kept coming and coming. She doesn't have any kind of gear, she's just one-paced the whole time.''
Include Me Out returned $2.40 and $2.10 as the 3-5 favorite who carried high weight of 122 pounds. Zafeen's Pearl was another 6 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $4 to show.
``I thought I was gone,'' said Joe Talamo, who rode Include Me Out. ``Every time I've ridden her I've always tried to steal the race at the quarter pole. That's a brutal way to get beat in a Grade 1.''
Love Theway Youare has three wins in 19 career starts and earnings of $362,990 for owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho. Her last win was on April 22, 2011, at Betfair Hollywood Park.
In the $100,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes for 2-year-olds, 7-10 favorite Amarish won by 4 1/2 lengths under Edwin Maldonado. The gelding ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.55 and paid $3.40 to win.
Moreno's Mine returned $13.80 and $4.60, while Undrafted was another length back in third and paid $2.20 to show.
In the $100,000 Cinderella Stakes, Miss Empire and jockey Kevin Krigger won by 4 3/4 lengths. She ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05 and paid $19.80 to win.
Awesome Annie was second and Tilde was another length back in third.