Recent wins and success:
The barn is on a huge run right now! Currently 3-2-1 from 15 starters for 2018, hitting at 20% for the win, and 40% in the money. Recent wins include:
Cal Bred Karmic Affinity was purchased at the OBS April 2017 Sale for $75,000 for Chris St. Hilaire and Ed Smith (Technically Our Stable). She debuted on 1.27.18 at Santa Anita running 2nd at huge odds, then returned to break her maiden at second asking on 2.24.18 in a Cal Bred MSW for 3YO fillies and up. With Kent Desormeaux aboard, she cruised to a 3 1/4 length victory in the 6F main track race.
Purchased at the OBS March 2017 sale for $75,000, Lombo won the new condition MSW race at Santa Anita Park (homebreds or horses purchased at public auction for less than $100,000) on 1.21.18 with Kent Desormeaux aboard for owners Mike and Cory Lombardi. He followed that up with an 8-1 front running victory in the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on 2.3.18, switching to Flavien Prat and earning himself 10 Kentucky Derby points!
How Unusual won an Allowance race at Santa Anita on 10.15.17 going 1 1/8 on the turf for Chris St. Hilaire, Bob Fetkin, Hunter Sill and Pender Racing. She followed that up with a late closing kick to win the G3 Red Carpet Hcp. at Del Mar on Thanksgiving Day, 11.23.17, with Corey Nakatani aboard!
After hitting the board in Cal-bred stakes and allowance races all summer long at Del Mar, “Queen” won a Starter Allowance at Los Alamitos on 9.24.17 for owner Chris St. Hilaire.
The 9 year old gelding by Lucky Pulpit showed his affinity for the Los Alamitos racetrack, winning a 5F $6,250 claiming race for Pender Racing and Dan Dalfiume on 9.8.17 with Edwin Maldonado aboard. It is his 19th career win and pushed his lifetime earnings to $625,687. He followed that up with a 3rd place finish in a Starter Allowance on Saturday 9.16.17.
Owned by Cunningham Stables, Collier, Peskoff, Pender Racing and Regan, jockey Flavien Prat shot up the rail to win the $20,000 Claiming Race on Sunday 9.3.17 at Del Mar.
Owned by Pender Racing, Technically Ours Stable, Benny Paul, and Todd Craven, Rafter One completed the daily double for the barn, winning the 3rd on 8.23.17 at Del Mar. He followed that up with a win at Los Alamitos on Saturday 9.16.17, and again on Sunday 12.14.17! Ultra consistent.
Gift of a Star
Owned by Gerry Gibbs, Gift of a Star won by a nose in a daily double for the Pender barn, starting it off in race 2 on 8.23.17 at Del Mar, with Brice Blanc aboard.
For Him, a 2YO colt by Violence, was purchased by the Lombardis out of the 2017 Barretts March Select Sale of 2YOs for $30000. He broke his maiden third time out in a Maiden $50K claiming event at Del Mar on August 9, 2017 by 3 lengths with Edwin Maldonado aboard. It was the first win for the Lombardi’s as owners, a special congratulations! He has since run 4th in the 2016 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita on 10.9.17 and 4th in the G1 CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos on 12.9.17.
Owned by Chip Cox, Chris Dunbar, Larry Welk and Pender Racing, we claimed “Autumn” in February for $16,000, and on July 7 at Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet, she won a Starter Allowance race for us with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard.
Chris and Dave
We claimed 3YO Chris and Dave for $25,000 on June 26, 2016 at Santa Anita for Cunningham Stables, Pender Racing LLC, Louise Ford and Jeannie Skellan, and after a win first off the claim last summer at Del Mar, and the winter at Santa Anita, Chris and Dave won for $16,000 on Friday 5.26.2017 at Santa Anita. He scored another win, this time at Del Mar, on 8.15.17 in a Starter Allowance on the turf with Edwin Maldonado aboard.