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Nolo Contesto Hoping To Find Home On Turf In Del Mar Derby

La Jolla Handicap winner Kingly drew the outside, No. 10 post for Sunday’s Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby, the climax of the summer meeting’s turf stakes series for 3-year-olds at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The Derby, at 1 1/8 miles, follows the opening-day Oceanside Stakes, won by Jasikan, and […]

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Roadster Runs Down Stablemate Game Winner In The Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert called it last summer: the trainer told TMZ that his next Kentucky Derby winner just might be a gray colt named Roadster. On Saturday, Speedway Stable’s Roadster evolved into a Grade 1 winner with a 3/4-length triumph over his stablemate and last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. The […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Grab 100 Points In The Santa Anita Derby?

This year’s Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby drew a field of six. Two of the sextet, More Ice and Synthesis, appear to be fillers as neither have the credentials to win. However, the other four appear about as evenly matched as they can get so if nothing else, this should be an exceptionally […]

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Baffert Holds Strong Hand With Game Winner, Roadster In Santa Anita Derby

A winner of a record eight Santa Anita Derbies, including last year’s running with eventual Triple Crown Champion and Horse of the Year Justify, Bob Baffert again appears to be on racing’s pole position as he sends out likely favorite Game Winner and top contender Roadster among a field of six sophomores in this Saturday’s […]

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Callaghan ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Santa Anita Oaks Contender Bellafina

Three major players seeking gold and glory on Santa Anita’s sensational stakes spectacular this Saturday, April 6, worked toward their goals this morning– Bellafina for the Santa Anita Oaks, Gift Box for the Santa Anita Handicap and Nolo Contesto for the Santa Anita Derby, prestigious Grade I races all. As fellow Frenchman Brice Blanc deputized […]

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Roadster ‘Back On The Derby Trail’ After Friday Allowance Win

Idle since running third to eventual Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner Sept. 3, Bob Baffert’s Roadster returned to the races today with aplomb, as he powered to a 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Mike Smith, Roadster, a grey colt by Quality Road, got a […]

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