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‘It Felt So Good To Win Here’: Firsts All Around On Saturday At Santa Anita

Multi-cultural firsts were the order of the day Saturday at Santa Anita. Posting their first victories at The Great Race Place were jockeys Andrea Atzeni, Jean Diaz Jr. and Shane Foley. The 27-year-old Atzeni, a native of the Mediterranean island Sardinia, won the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes for trainer Simon Callaghan on True Valour […]

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Platinum Warrior Gets First Stateside Win In San Marcos

The luck of the Irish carried the day in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita, as Irish-bred Platinum Warrior carried his Irish-born jockey Shane Foley to a 16-1 upset win. Trained by John Sadler, the 4-year-old grey colt by Galileo got a mile and one quarter over a “good” turn in […]

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Awtaad Defeats Galileo Gold In Irish 2000 Guineas

Trainer Kevin Prendergast,83, captured his second Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday, albeit with a 40-year gap between the two. Awtaad, a 3-year-old son of Cape Cross, scored a 2 1/2-length victory over the favored Galileo Gold, according to racingpost.com. The latter colt was the winner of last month’s Newmarket QIPCO 2000 Guineas. […]

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