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Corniche takes Santa Anita’s American Pharoah Stakes

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Speedway Stables LLC’s Corniche punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) with a frontrunning victory in Friday’s $301,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. The 2021 OBS Spring Sale topper took the lead at the start and never looked back, shrugging off a challenge on the turn then drawing away down the stretch to a 3-1/4 length score. A winner at first asking at Del Mar, the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, is now two for two and has earned $222,000. Consigned to the Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $1,500,000 by Speedway Stables. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video