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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Cupid's 4-year-old debut couldn't have turned out better as the striking gray colt rolled home in the Santa Anita Park stretch to win the $500,000 Gold Cup (G1) by 3 1/4-lengths...
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Faypien got the best of Noted and Quoted by about a half-length in Sunday's Angels Flight S. at Santa Anita Park to lead a 1-2 finish for Bob Baffert in the seven furlong contest for 3-year-old fillies...
Saturday, May 13, 2017
After spending most of the spring on the Triple Crown trail, American Anthem won the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera S. (G3) Saturday at Santa Anita Park...
 
Track record for Luminance in career debut
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Despite a very wide trip, Kaleem Shah's 2-year-old filly was brilliant in her debut Sunday at Del Mar, covering five furlongs in a track-record time of :57.39 en route to a 2 1/2-length maiden special weight victory.

The sparkling performance earned the Bob Baffert trainee a TDN “Rising Star” tag (VIDEO).

After several of her foes got away a few strides quicker from the gate, Martin Garcia had no choice but to take Luminance to the outside to find running room. She was about two lengths from the front going into the turn, but a bold, six-wide move carried her to the front at the top of the stretch. She asserted her dominance from that point, coming home powerfully to lower the track mark.

Luminance is the second foal out of Siren Serenade, whose siblings include George Vancouver, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) and Saarland, who took the 2001 Remsen S. (G2).

Luminance was a $320,000 buy at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale.

Baffert 2013