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Premier Pegasus provided a clear leader for the previously wide open 3-year-old division on the West Coast with his smashing 7 3/4-length romp in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 12 at Santa Anita.
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Miss Match ran down a weary Switch in the final couple of strides to register a 45-1 upset in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita March 12.
Trainer Steve Asmussen took the top two spots in the $125,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) when It Happened Again scored his first graded stakes win by a half-length over stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit March 12 at Oaklawn Park
Veteran Santa Anita paddock guard John Shear was injured March 12 as he threw himself in front of a young girl in order to protect her from a loose horse.
Joseph Witek's homebred Joes Blazing Aaron, who wired a field of $50,000 claimers on Feb. 17, led from gate-to-wire once again when scoring the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths March 12 at Gulfstream.
Tackleberry scored his third consecutive stakes win on March 12, holding on gamely for a narrow win in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 12.
Favored Joyful Victory went to the front of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) class when she dominated the $125,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) by 8 3/4 lengths in her first start of the year at Oaklawn March 12.
Watch Me Go, sent off at odds of 43-1, outdueled 86-1 longshot Crimson Knight by a neck to post a shocking upset in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.
A Dixie Union filly and a Flatter colt were the fastest workers at a quarter mile March 12 during the second and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select juvenile sale.
Champion Uncle Mo turned away a challenge from Rattlesnake Bridge and pulled away in the stretch to post an easy 3 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park in his 3-year-old debut.
The attorney for jockey John Velazquez said her client is a scapegoat in connection with the events surrounding last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) in which Life At Ten was eased during the course of the race.
Pluck, making his first start since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT), failed to fire in an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs March 12 and finished fourth as the 3-10 favorite.
Santa Anita will move to an expanded five-day race week beginning with the Wednesday card March 23. Racing will be conducted on a five-day-per-week basis through the end of the meet April 17.
Caleb's Posse, winner of the Smarty Jones Stakes in January, breezed five furlongs March 12 at Oaklawn Park for regular jockey Eddie Razo Jr. in his final tune-up ahead the upcoming $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
San Vicente winner The Factor worked a mile in 1:38 2/5 for the March 19 Rebel Stakes
Oaklawn Park assistant starter Ben Ewing suffered a head injury while loading horses for the eighth race on at the Arkansas track on March 11.
On the eve of his seasonal debut, unbeaten champion Uncle Mo emerged over the inexperienced Runflatout as the narrow choice in the March 11 first day of Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
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