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Mr. Commons closes out 2011 with a victory at Santa Anita
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It has been a busy and winning post-holiday season for Thoroughbreds with Camden connections.Mr. Commons, a graduate from the barn of Mickey Preger Jr., Mr. Commons won the $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (Gr. 2) at Santa Anita on Dec. 26 by 3 ¼ lengths over Irish Art. The winning time for the one-mile race on the turf course was 1:33.84.Trained by John Shirreffs, the then-3-year-old Artie Schiller colt had regular rider Mike Smith in the irons for his fourth victory in nine starts of the year.