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Santa Anita Opinions for Sunday, April 19

Sorry no picks for Saturday, Felled by a stomach virus for the last 36 hours. Sunday is closing day of the winter-spring meet. Mandatory payouts in all pools. 107 more words

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Santa Anita opinions for Friday, April 17

Race 3: #4 The Mad Hungarian (NL)

Trainer Peter Miller is just daring someone to claim this gelding as the horse won last time out and now drops a level, where he was claimed. 64 more words

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Santa Anita opinions for Thursday, April 16

Sorry  to hear of the death of trainer Mike Mitchell after a long fight with brain cancer. Mitchell always answered my questions whether they were on the phone or in the grandstand area where he would hang out during the races, no doubt near the betting windows sometimes.   171 more words

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'Longshot Yiannis' Wins $75K San Pedro Stakes At Santa Anita

   ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Yiannis won the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita, surviving a stewards’ inquiry after brushing with runner-up Serbian Syclone approaching the sixteenth pole. 184 more words


Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, April 12

Race 8: #7 Om (9-5)

This 3-year-old comes out of one of the highest rated 2-year-old races last summer at Del Mar and he won by more than 7 lengths and beat American Pharoah (does that name ring a bell?). 76 more words

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One-Eyed Bandit a longshot for the Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sunbury Press has released The B Team, Alan Mindell’s novel about one-eyed horse and his amazing rise to fame.

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, April 11

Race 4: #4 Stylistic (10-1)

The 5-year-old mare returns after an 8-month layoff, but her works coming in to this race look outstanding for trainer Donald Warren. 68 more words

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