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

Just a smattering of graded stakes action will take place this weekend. Saturday’s Santa Anita card features the Grade 3 Sham for 3-year-olds and though the field has no graded stakes winners in it, an outstanding showing at the 1 1/8-mile distance could put the winner in the Derby picture. Bob Baffert’s The Program, a […]

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