Gran Saman


Gran Saman

2014 Candy Ride (ARG)/Sweetness 'n Light by Distorted Humor Horse
Registered Kentucky bred

Trained By:Steve Klesaris
Location: Gulfstream Park


Race Statistics

Date Track Type of Race Finish Earnings
Oct 7, 2017 GPW Clm 20000N2L 5 $180
Dec 3, 2017 GP Clm 30000(30-25)N2L 12 $240
Jan 4, 2018 GP Clm 16000N2L 9 $190
Feb 9, 2018 GP Clm 16000N2L 1 $11,400
Mar 7, 2018 GP Clm 16000N3L 2 $4,620
Mar 24, 2018 GP Clm 16000NL 6 $210
May 5, 2018 GP Clm 12500B 4 $1,170
Jun 14, 2018 GP Clm 10000B 1 $10,800
Jul 12, 2018 GP Clm 10000 1 $10,800
Sep 27, 2018 GP O C 25k/N1X 1 $24,000
Nov 16, 2018 GPW O C 25k/N1X-N 4 $2,000
Jan 30, 2019 GP O C 25k/N1X-N 7 $500
Mar 17, 2019 GP O C 25k/N1X-N 3 $4,840
Apr 5, 2019 GP Clm 30000(35-25)B 1 $16,800
May 19, 2019 GP O C 25k/N1X-N 1 $24,000
Jul 11, 2019 GP O C25k/SAL 16k-N 3 $2,860
Aug 15, 2019 GP O C25k/SAL 16k-N 5 $350
Oct 3, 2019 GPW O C25k/SAL 12k-N 5 $230
Oct 24, 2019 GPW O C 25k/N1X 2 $7,980
Oct 4, 2020 Mth Clm 18000(22-18) 2 $5,600
Dec 2, 2020 GP Clm 16000 1 $13,800
Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables $142,570


December 2

Gran Saman crushed a very competitive field of open claimers at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday stalking a very slow pace yet still having the talent to rally past the front runners and win by daylight drawing away. Breaking from the 2 post Gran Saman stalked the three-ply duel inside, lacked room in upper stretch, got clear three wide nearing the eighth pole and drove clear.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “It’s races like this one that we claimed this horse back. We’ve had him in the past and we knew what he was capable of. Now that we have him back on his preferred course we expect to have a lot of fun with him.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “The most impressive part of this win is the fractions he closed into. 23 and 45.2 is a snail’s pace over this course. He put them away like the veteran that he is.”

Gran Saman earned $13,800 for Wednesday’s victory.

Steve will see how Gran Saman comes out of the race and we’ll point him accordingly.

November 27

Gran Saman is entered to run in Wednesday’s 3rd race at Gulfstream Park which is a $16,000 Claiming race going 5 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and leading jockey Edgard Zayas is named to ride. Zayas currently has 212 wins and a 17% winning percentage for the year.

Gran Saman is currently the 5-2 Daily Racing Form morning line favorite in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $28,000.

First race post time is 12:35 PM and Gran Saman's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:31 PM.