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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Late-Blooming Authentic Makes Good For Harrison

Authentic was born the day before the 2017 Kentucky Derby, and by Bridie Harrison’s recollection, he might have been the last foal born at her Cynthiana, Ky., farm that season. As the Kentucky Derby trail heats up, the Into Mischief colt might give the tired “saving the best for last” cliche another breath of life. […]

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Green-Running Sham Winner Authentic May Be Fitted With Blinkers, Ear Plugs For Next Start

Bob Baffert was sitting pretty Sunday morning after Authentic emerged in good order from his authoritative 7 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes, the West Coast’s first major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 and beyond that the Kentucky Derby on May 2. “He looked good […]

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Santa Anita’s Saturday Card Features $194,109 Pick Six Jackpot Carryover

Along with Derby hopefuls going postward in the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, fans will be also be treated to A 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $194,109 on Saturday. Special early first post time for a 10-race program is at 11:30 a.m. A Jackpot carryover of $161,455 from Wednesday […]

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Good Horses Have Been ‘Scarce,’ But Desormeaux Hoping For Big Things From Zimba Warrior

It’s been a while since Keith Desormeaux developed the likes of Texas Red and Exaggerator from unheralded youngsters into Grade I stakes winners. But the savvy trainer hopes to return to those glory days and raise the status of an as yet unaccomplished colt in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Grab Kentucky Derby Points In Sham Stakes?

The 20th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Sham Stakes is the first of four Santa Anita races for budding Kentucky Derby hopefuls, which includes the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and San Felipe Stakes before the finale, the Santa Anita Derby in April. Six horses line up for this year’s Sham with five having won […]

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Sham Stakes Set To Kick Off California’s 2020 Road To The Triple Crown

California’s road to the 2020 Triple Crown begins Saturday at Santa Anita with the running of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes, a mile test for youngsters that just turned 3 years old and offering 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one to the […]

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Derby Prospect Coliseum: Baffert Using San Vicente ‘To Teach Him To Settle’

Bob Baffert expects the real Coliseum to show up tomorrow in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs after disappointing as the 3-10 choice in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile on Jan. 5, finishing sixth by 4 ¼ lengths. Such is life on the Triple Crown trail in […]

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Desormeaux-Trained Easy Shot Needs ‘Better Luck’ In Lewis

Easy Shot is an 8-1 outsider on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, but trainer Keith Desormeaux is hoping with better racing luck the son of Trappe Shot can outrun his odds and post an upset in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds. “He steadied a […]

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No Plans Yet For Sham Winner Gunmetal Gray; Coliseum ‘Needed The Race’

Because more than half an inch of rain inundated the Arcadia area last night, there was no training on the main track at Santa Anita on an otherwise invigorating Sunday morning, sunshine breaking through stretches of low-hanging white clouds and snow nestled sparsely atop the San Gabriel Mountains and familiar old Mt. Baldy. That didn’t […]

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Gunmetal Gray Shoots By The Field For Sham Victory; Favored Coliseum Off The Board

West Point Thoroughbreds, Pearl Racing and Hollendorfer LLC’s Gunmetal Gray posted the 7-2 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes, coming from the rear of the field to pass all six of his sophomore rivals in the stretch and complete one mile over Santa Anita’s fast track in 1:38.96. Ridden by Mike Smith for fellow […]

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