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  • Stellar Wind (9-2) overtakes a battling Beholder (1-9) in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1).Posted 6 hours ago
  • Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 9 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 9 hours ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 11 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 12 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago

High Hopes for Papa Clem

Since he beat maidens as a 2-year-old in the final week of 2008, Papa Clem has given owner Bo Hirsch and trainer Gary Stute ample reasons to be ambitious.

The colt has won more than $1 million, most of which came with a victory in the Arkansas Derby last April, and placed in four other stakes. When Papa Clem starts in Saturday's San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita, his 10th consecutive stakes appearance, thoughts of future grand races will be in the back of Stute's mind.

Races such as the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 6 and the Dubai World Cup on March 27 are being considered. The first priority, though, is winning the San Fernando, which is also a prep for the $200,000 Strub Stakes on Feb. 6.

"I would like to go to Dubai," Stute said. "I would need to win this race or the Strub to talk about it."
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