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No decision on Tapizar but will be California dreamin’

After an impressive showing in the Sham Stakes on Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen doesn’t know where Tapizar will go next, but he does know he’ll stay in California. “His last two races have been impressive,” Asmussen said. “He established that the maiden race was not a fluke.” Most likely, the son of Tapit will run […]

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Tapizar runs away with Sham Stakes

Tapizar led virtually the whole way to beat four three-year-old rivals and take the Grade 3, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Saturday. With Garrett Gomez on board, Tapizar kicked away in mid-stretch to win by nearly four lengths in 1:40.38 for 1 1/16 miles. Tapizar is owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and was bred in […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: AN ‘AWESOME’ JUMP

While the top four stayed the same, there were some interesting developments in the Paulick Derby Index brought to you by Vinery LTD. The most obvious was Awesome Act’s giant leap to number nine in our poll. Last week, the British invader did not receive a single vote from our 29-vote panel. While […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you KBC Horse Supplies

There have been concerns all week about a possible storm hitting Southern California on Santa Anita Handicap day, but the current forecast calls for only light rain in late afternoon and on Saturday night, so the Big ‘Cap show will go on without the threat of cancellation due to drainage problems on the synthetic […]

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SHAM WOW! PAMPLEMOUSSE DOMINATES ON WEST COAST

By Ray Paulick The Pamplemousse turned in a dominating performance over Santa Anita’s Pro-Ride surface Saturday, winning the Sham Stakes easily by six lengths in a wire-to-wire victory that stamped him as a serious contender for the upcoming Santa Anita Derby and perhaps the Kentucky Derby. Florida shipper Take the Points finished second after chasing […]

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