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Bajan Wins $70,000 Anoakia Stakes At Santa Anita

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A horse and rider return from the track during the morning workout session on October 23, 2008 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Marathon race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A horse and rider return from the track during the morning workout session on October 23, 2008 in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Marathon race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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  ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bajan won the $70,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday.
 
   Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Bajan ran six furlongs in 1:10.64 and paid $8.20, $3.80 and $4.80.
 
   “It was a great trip, a lot of fun, actually,” Espinoza said. “She really loves to run on the dirt. She’s a young filly and I think she’s improving right now.”
 
   E Equalsmcsquared returned $5 and $7, while Smoove was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $8 to show at 12-1 odds.
 
   Spring Moon, the odds-on favorite, broke a step slow and finished fourth in the field of five.
 
   The victory, worth $43,500, increased Bajan’s career earnings to $99,150, with two wins in four starts.

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