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 OC25k/SAL 16k-N 3 $2,860
Aug 15, 2019 GP OC25k/SAL 16k-N 5 $350
Oct 3, 2019 GPW OC25k/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
Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables $128,770


October 4

Gran Saman ran a very strong second chasing the favorite then fighting hard but getting edged by the eventual winner. Breaking from the 3 post Gran Saman stalked the pace, chased inside on the turn, rallied in the two-path in the stretch drive, dug in gamely late, and got second.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “That was a very good effort. He chased a solid pace and still had something left to dig in. It’s nice to have him back.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Steve called and wanted to claim Saman back. He did very well for us during his previous stint. He’s picking up where he left off. This was a nice check in his first start back for us.”

Gran Saman earned $5,600 for Sunday’s 2nd place finish.

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

October 1

Gran Saman is entered to run in Sunday’s 5th race at Monmouth Park which is a $22,000 Claiming race going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Hector Diaz is named to ride. Diaz currently has 35 wins and a 12% winning percentage for the year.

Gran Saman is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second 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 12:50 PM and Gran Saman's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 2:35 PM. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Monmouth Park for a fun day of racing.