The saga of musical jockey agents in Southern California continued Saturday as top journeyman Corey Nakatani revealed he would retain veteran agent Tony Matos effective for the upcoming Santa Anita season. Earlier in the week, Hall of Famer Gary Stevens announced he would be ending his professional relationship with Matos at the conclusion of the current Hollywood Park season and that he had retained the services of Brian Beach.
Takin It Deep, running in last place after a half-mile, rallied to upset favored Early Flyer and Startac in the $200,000 California Derby at Bay Meadows Saturday. Early Flyer finished a half-length back in second, followed by Sirpa, Startac, Stocks Are Rising, Othersideofthehill, and Wa Dancer.
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