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Curlin Daughter of Indian Blessing Scores at Santa Anita

4th-Santa Anita, $62,000, Msw, 6-4, 3, 4,/5yo, f/m, 6f, 1:11.29, ft, 3/4 length. HALOSNHEAVEN (f, 3, Curlin--Indian Blessing {Ch. 2-year-old Filly, Ch. Female Sprinter, MGISW-USA, G1SP-UAE, $2,995,420}, by Indian Charlie) shrugged off nearly 10 months on the bench to post a sharp even-money maiden victory at Santa Anita. The Earnhardt homebred wasn't overly quick out of the gate, but was quick to establish position, angling up to third on the outside by the :22.31 first quarter mark. Halosnheaven challenged for the lead while three across at the :44.95 half-mile, swapped...

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Bolt d'Oro Colt Mows Them Down at Woodbine

5th-Woodbine, C$76,426, Msw, 6-4, 2yo, 5f (AWT), :59.02, ft, 1 1/2 lengths. TRIPLE TREA (c, 2, Bolt d'Oro--Urloveisasymphony, by Forest Wildcat)--who signaled his readiness with a bullet :35 three-furlong move (1/70) May 21 over the Woodbine synthetic, followed by a May 28 half-mile training track work in :49 1/5 (8/21)--may have given his connections a few anxious moments as he broke a step slowly and took his time against a field of fellow first-timers. The dark bay raced in sixth and in the clear through a :23.11 quarter, had just...

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High-Priced Hejazi Breaks Maiden At Santa Anita

1st-Santa Anita, $68,000, Msw, 1-15, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 1:14.58, gd,1 1/4 lengths. HEJAZI (c, 3, Bernardini--G Note, by Medaglia d'Oro), the $3,550,000 EASMAY sale-topper, finally got the monkey off his back Sunday, winning a rescheduled maiden special weight contest at Santa Anita. Bested by SW Classical Cat (Mendelssohn) after a slow start when first seen at Del Mar Aug. 20, it took a track-record setting effort by stablemate and GSW Speed Boat Beach (Bayern) to best him again Sept. 10. Third in a Bob Baffert exacta topped by Cave Rock...

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