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2013 Sham Stakes (G3)

1/5/2013, Santa Anita Park
1 mile (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Sham Stakes (G3)...

Goldencents overtakes Shanghai Bobby on the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · It was nice to see Goldencents slightly rate off the pace, but it looked like he had trouble putting those 4th tier horses away at 1 mile. · 468 days ago ·
  • equineplay · Whats not to like. He has won 3 out of 4 on 4 different tracks. Beyer average of 93. Only loss has been to SB in his second race after being shipped from LA to NY. I 've watched his run outs and he refuses to get passed. He has the intangibles most do not. If the Sham was 1 1/16 he could have won more impressively. · 467 days ago ·
Who do you like?
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  • manicmarine · Something sneaky about those last two works on Manando...Think Baffert's up to something...Manando-Goldencents-Dirty Swagg-Den's Legacy. · 470 days ago ·
  • rafirox · LOL, I predicted the top 3 :). Although, I did not bet this race due to the ridiculous odds. · 469 days ago ·
The first test in 2013 for 3-years-olds who may have Derby aspirations where they can earn valuable points for entry into the Derby is at Santa Anita Park in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes. It's ashamed that this small (6 horse) field carries more weight for the Kentucky Derby than the more competitive (10...Read More
  • BrianZipse · You've done very well with your picks on HRN, Gary ... I'll be keeping an eye on today's Laurel selections! · 469 days ago ·
1st- Goldencents, 2nd- Den's Legacy, 3rd- Manando, 4th- Dirty Swagg.
Legendary baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda will be on hand Saturday to present the trophy for the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes. Lasorda, who will soon be in Arizona to work with the Dodgers’ top youngsters, is a longtime horse racing fan. Read More
It’s Goldencents against the field in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile for 3-year-olds, but that doesn’t deter Tyler Baze from being optimistic about Dirty Swagg’s chances in the first local steppingstone to the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 6. Read More
In Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita, one of America’s top Kentucky Derby prospects, Goldencents will be favored to take his speed wire-to-wire in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes. If he does so and becomes a major force on the Kentucky Derby trail, it will be a fitting outcome for a race named after the ...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · The best I've seen would be ranked as follows: 1) Alydar 2) Sham 3) Chief's Crown 4) Free House 5) Hard Spun 6) Cryptoclearance · 471 days ago ·
  • rafirox · IMO, Alydar is by far the best ever to lose all three. Sham was an awesome horse. But, I think Alydar was even better. Total of two lengths off of Affirmed. He was always with him. Red really was too good for Sham, but Alydar was good enough to beat Affirmed, just barely couldn't do it. · 471 days ago ·
The good news for our 2013 Sham Stakes field: Todd Pletcher does not have an entryRead More
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  • marylandgq · For a Derby "point system" race, it's hard to believe it only attracted 6 runners?! · 471 days ago ·
  • kentuckyderbypost · I agree, thought this would attract a few more as well. Must be a lot of connections that may targeting the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Gr. II) on Feb. 2 instead · 471 days ago ·
The road to the Grade I Santa Anita Derby begins Saturday as Goldencents, an impressive winner of the Grade III Delta Jackpot on Nov. 17, heads a field of six 3-year-olds in the Grade III, one-mile Sham Stakes. Read More
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  • jmac500 · Manando will dual with Goldenscents and Den's Legacy or Dirty Swag will pick up the scraps. · 472 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · I did the whole order of finish early. The one I might move up a bit is the turf horse, Dry Summer. Goldencents, Manando, Den's Legacy, Dry Summer, Greeley Awesome, Dirty Swagg. · 472 days ago ·
Doug O’Neill enjoyed a life-changing experience with I’ll Have Another in 2012. The 44-year-old trainer conditioned the upstart 3-year-old to unexpected victories in three Grade I races, the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes before an 11th-hour tendon injury forced him t...Read More
I do think a horse from this race will have a chance at winning the Kentucky Derby!

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