Sadler to Unveil Argentina’s Subsanador in San Antonio

A year soon after the retirement of 2022 Horse of the Yr Flightline  , trainer John Sadler has an additional exciting older stakes horse in his barn, this one coming to him from Argentina.

Subsanador, a three-time team 1 winner in Argentina and 4-for-5 general in 2023, is established to make his United States debut Dec. 26 on opening working day of the Santa Anita Park winter/spring satisfy in the $200,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles. 

A son of Fortify , Subsanador is youthful relative to Northern Hemisphere-born 4-12 months-olds, owning been foaled Aug. 3, 2019, in the Southern Hemisphere. He very last raced July 29, successful the Peru Stakes (G2) for owner Carlos Alejandro Vazquez and his trainer in Argentina, Nicolas Martin Ferro.

Sadler explained Subsanador joined his stable in September and has been presented time to acclimate.

“His only two races that usually are not the greatest, and he’ll under no circumstances see it right here, is turf,” he additional, referring to a pair of off-the-board finishes. “His grime file is incredibly very good down there.”

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He is 4-for-4 on filth in 2023, owning captured the 1 1/8-mile Peru, his longest race, by a diminishing head.


Since eased into education, he has recorded numerous notice-grabbing exercise sessions at Santa Anita. Most just lately, he protected six furlongs in 1:13 1/5 Dec. 18. That followed a seven-furlong breeze in 1:25 4/5 Dec. 11.

The swiftest of his area functions arrived Dec. 4 in a six-furlong breeze, in which Subsanador tracked a workmate and confused him in the extend, clocking a bullet 1:11 4/5. Flavien Prat was aboard for the Dec. 4 breeze and will ride Subsanador in the San Antonio, in accordance to Sadler.

The colt could deal with Brickyard Ride , Stilleto Boy , Get the Day , and others in the San Antonio.

Subsanador is 1 of 3 stakes horses Sadler plans to operate Tuesday, the other individuals being Skipped the Cut  in the San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) and Worry Alarm  in the Mathis Mile Stakes (G2T).

The San Antonio is just one of the regional preps primary towards the March 2 Santa Anita Handicap (G1), a $500,000 race at 1 1/4 miles and just one of Santa Anita’s most historic stakes. Sadler gained the Santa Anita Handicap consecutively from 2018-20 with Accelerate , Present Box  , and Combatant —all for Hronis Racing. Those people horses were campaigned domestically just after being acquired at auction or privately.

Sadler mentioned he was contacted by Subsanador’s connections to coach him in the United States.

“I inspired them in the feeling that so many of our fantastic filth horses went house. We’re retiring so several of these horses so soon—mine integrated,” he stated, that means Flightline. “There is certainly terrific option in that division below.”

He acknowledged the obstacle of measuring how a South American horse stacks up towards North American opposition.

“He arrives from fantastic connections down there. The coach that experienced them down there is outstanding,” Sadler mentioned. “So if they have the confidence to send them up right here, that helps make me come to feel a little far more assured, much too.”