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Gormley Very Game In Exciting Edition Of Sham Stakes

A pair of California-based speedsters hooked up in the far turn and dueled the length of the stretch in an exciting edition of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita. The more experienced of the two 3-year-old colts came out on top in the win photo, as Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss’ […]

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Weekend Lineup: New Year, New Derby Contenders

Happy New Year, readers! This weekend features another 10-point prep race for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday afternoon. The road to the Kentucky Oaks continues as well, with the G2 Santa Ynez on Sunday at Santa Anita. Kicking off the graded stakes action is the […]

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‘Time To Try Him On Dirt:’ Well-Traveled Colonel Samsen Joins Sham Cast

Colonel Samsen, the Marco Polo of current Triple Crown candidates, will make his seventh start on his fifth different race track when he runs at The Great Race Place in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile. The stakes-winner is owned by Casner Racing, Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber and Corey Johnsen The […]

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Equibase Analysis: Sham Stakes Kicks Off California Road To The KY Derby

The Grade 3 Sham Stakes kicks off the 2017 Road to the Derby, not just the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May but also the Santa Anita Derby one month earlier. Hope springs eternal among the field of seven and with five having won their most recent races there are number of ways […]

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Gormley Begins Kentucky Derby Quest In G3 Sham Stakes

The road to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8 will have its first graded stop on Saturday at Santa Anita, as Grade I winning Gormley and recent first-out maiden winner American Anthem head a group of seven newly turned 3-year-olds in the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes, to be contested at a […]

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Gormley Preparing ‘Very Well’ For Saturday’s Sham Stakes

Under Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, Gormley, winner of the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes Oct. 1, worked five furlongs at 9 o’clock Monday morning on a “good” main track in 1:00.60 for Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile, the first major steppingstone on the West Coast to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby […]

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Collected Leads At Every Call In Sunland Festival Of Racing Stakes

Speedway Stables’ Collected sprinted to the lead out of the gate and repelled fellow shipper Gettysburg to win the $415,000 Sunland Festival of Racing Stakes by two lengths on Sunday. The race was carded for sophomores as a replacement for the Sunland Park Derby, though no Kentucky Derby points were offered this year. The City […]

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Derby Points ‘Collected’ By Baffert Trainee In Sham Stakes

Breaking from the far outside going a flat mile in a field of eight 3-year-olds, heavily favored Collected pressed the early pace and took command leaving the furlong pole en route to a length and a quarter win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes.  Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Chrome Returns

Three of the last four Kentucky Derby winners have come from the California circuit, and this weekend’s slate features not only a points race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby but also the return of one of those winners to competition. In Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, 2014 Derby winner California […]

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FTBOA presents Florida Stars: Ocala-Bred Calculator Looms Large

At 2-year-old in training sales like OBS April, the eyes have it. The pedigree page remains a consideration, but for many buyers, what they see at the barn and on the track often trumps everything else. There are no guarantees, of course, but each box a horse checks in appearance, presence, and workouts, adds up […]

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