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McKinzie Takes Next Kentucky Derby Step With Sham Victory

January 7, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom The Triple Crown Trail’s route through Southern California officially got underway on Saturday as Watson, Pegram and Weitman’s McKinzie took the first Kentucky Derby prep of the new year, winning the $100,000 Sham Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita Park by 3 ½ widening lengths under regular rider Mike Smith. The Son of Street Sense gave his […]

Gormley Set for Sham Return

January 6, 2017 |

By Casey Laughter Saturday’s $100,000 Sham Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita is the first of the California Kentucky Derby (GI) prep races, which leads into the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (GII), the San Felipe Stakes (GII) and the Santa Anita Derby (GI) later in the spring. Some of the seven 3-year-olds will be making their […]

Pretenders Ran Rampant in Sham Stakes

January 12, 2016 |

Pretenders Ran Rampant in Sham Stakes by Laura Pugh: The first major Kentucky Derby Prep Race of 2016, the Sham Stakes, was a complete and total bust. With most of the top Kentucky Derby prospects sitting on the sidelines, the Sham was left with a field of newcomers, void of any proven juveniles from 2015. […]

Collected Earns Ten Points on Kentucky Derby Trail with Sham Victory

January 9, 2016 |

Collected Earns Ten Points on Kentucky Derby Trail with Sham Victory: Breaking from the far outside going a flat mile in a field of eight 3-year-olds, heavily favored Collected pressed the early pace and took command leaving the furlong pole en route to a length and a quarter win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham […]

Santa Anita Park Saturday Picks & Plays January 9, 2015

January 8, 2016 |

Santa Anita Park Saturday Picks & Plays January 9, 2015: After a long deserved rest we are back in with a handicapping piece! This week we focus on Santa Anita Park with the Sham Stakes GIII, a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, and the long awaited return of the champion California Chrome […]

Kentucky Derby Road Continues with Sham Stakes at Santa Anita

January 6, 2016 |

Kentucky Derby Road Continues with Sham Stakes at Santa Anita: A winner of two turf stakes since October, trainer Janet Armstrong’s Dressed in Hermes will attempt to win the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds going a mile on the main track Saturday at Santa Anita. Though Dressed in Hermes has yet to win over […]

Sham Stakes; Six Sophomores Looking For Some Derby Points

January 9, 2014 |

2014 Sham Stakes (GIII); Six Sophomores Looking For Some Derby Points The Sham Stakes takes place this Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at sunny Santa Anita Park in Arcadia California. The race is for 3 year-olds running a mile on the dirt for a purse of $100,000 and is one of the official prep-races used as […]

Goldencents Wins Sham; O’Neill Ponders Next Step

January 7, 2013 |

Goldencents took first place in the 2013 Sham Stakes. Jockey Kevin Krigger rode Goldencents to a flawless finish. Trainer Doug O’Neill claims Goldencents is doing great after his victory but isn’t sure when the colt’s next race will take place. Goldencents made his 2013 debut at the Sham Stakes in Santa Anita. The two-year-old ran […]

Sham Stakes 2013 Odds and Predictions

January 4, 2013 |

The 2013 Sham Stakes takes place tomorrow Saturday January 5 at Santa Anita Park. The race is on a one-mile dirt track with two turns. There are six official entries in the $100,000 one-mile Sham for three-year-olds. Odds were just released placing Goldencents as the favorite with 4-5 odds. The experts would definitely tell you […]

Sham Stakes 2013: Can Goldencents Take The Win?

January 4, 2013 |

The 2013 Sham Stakes takes place tomorrow Saturday January 5 at Santa Anita Park. There are six official entries in the $100,000 one-mile Sham for three-year-olds. Goldencents breaks from post position number two in the 2013 Sham Stakes and already seems to be an early favorite amongst fans and experts. Goldencents is the winner of […]