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Contested wins the Santa Anita Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Contested romped to a 5 3/4-length

victory Sunday in the $66,040 Titanic Purse for 3-year-old fillies

at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Contested ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.58

and paid $2.60 and $2.10 as the 3-10 favorite. She is trained by

Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and owned by his wife, Jill.

"It's going to be a happy home tonight," Baffert said.

Hidden Passion returned $4, while Heleonor Rugby was another

half-length back in third. Dypsy ran last in a field reduced to

four starters by the late scratch of Tiz the Tide.

The victory, worth $39,000, increased Contested's career

earnings to $78,600.

 

 

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