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Smiling Tiger second in record-setting Malibu; Twirling Candy possible Dubai World Cup starter

One of the announced key American hopes for the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), Smiling Tiger was a game second in the Malibu Stakes (G1) on opening day at Santa Anita.  Twirling Candy ran down the front-running third from the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and won in a final time of 1:19.70 for seven furlongs, breaking a course record set by Spectacular Bid in 1980.  Historians beware, however, as Sunday was the first day of a new dirt course making its debut after several years of a synthetic surface.  Rain soaked Los Angeles for days in advance of the race and the drying surface provided amazingly fast times all day... Read More

 

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