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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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Mandatory Payout: Father’s Day Pick Six At Santa Anita Could See $5 Million Pool

With a mandatory payout in place, Santa Anita officials project Sunday’s total 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool could reach the $5 million mark by fourth race post time. And, with a live-money Jackpot carryover of $1,260,210 set to stoke Sunday’s pari-mutuel fires, anticipation is running high indeed as Santa Anita approaches the penultimate […]

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Santa Anita Derby Winner Roadster Leads Baffert Trio In Affirmed Stakes

Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large among a field of six sophomores in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Named for Harbor View Farm’s homebred Triple Crown Champion of 1978, the Affirmed will be contested […]

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Next Start Still Undetermined For Preakness Runner Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining exited his first work since the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 in good order, as his connections continue to examine their options for the multiple stakes winner’s next start. Trainer Kelly Rubley, who won Sunday’s fifth race at Laurel Park with Gunpowder Farms’ homebred Boundary Pass ($4.60), said she was pleased […]

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Garter And Tie Breaks His Maiden In Florida Sire Stakes’ Affirmed Division

Jacks or Better Farm’s Fred Brei was given even more incentive to win the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday after former trainer Stanley Gold saddled Arindel’s Cookie Dough for a triumph in the $200,000 Susan’s Girl Division of the series for 2-year-olds sired by nominated stallions standing […]

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Blended Citizen, Draft Pick Headline Los Alamitos Derby Nominees

Graded stakes winners Blended Citizen and Draft Pick are among the 11 3-year-olds nominated to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which is scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, will be run for the fifth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 14. Owned by C R K Stable LLC and trained by Peter Eurton, Draft […]

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Draft Pick Upsets Heavily Favored Solomini In Affirmed Stakes

With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Offers $168,759 Carryover Sunday

With six winning tickets each returning $33,139.60 on Saturday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $168,759. With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth, has been carded as race eight.  Bob Baffert’s Solomini, who will be ridden […]

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Solomini Heads Field Of Six In Grade 3 Affirmed

Well beaten in the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert’s Solomini returns to Santa Anita on Sunday as he heads a field of six sophomores in the Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth. A winner of the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity prior to being disqualified to third, Solomini appears to be the […]

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Soutache Sets New Stakes Record In Florida Sire Stakes’ Affirmed Division

GoldMark Farm’s Soutache ($10) rallied from off the pace to capture the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes in record time Saturday at Gulfstream Park. One of four entrants trained by Ralph Nicks in the seven-furlong event for 2-year-old colts and geldings sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, Soutache eclipsed Three Rules’ 2016 […]

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