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By Joe Naiman
Village News Reporter 

Nasty concludes Opening Day with Lady of Shamrock Stakes win


Last updated 1/14/2021 at 3:11pm

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Village News/ Benoit photo

Racers go head-to-head at the Lady of Shamrock sweepstakes, Dec. 26.

Dec. 26 was Opening Day for the Santa Anita Park fall meet, and the day's races concluded with San Luis Rey Training Center filly Nasty winning the Lady of Shamrock Stakes.

"It was a good race," trainer Richard Baltas said. "We were happy with her performance."

The Lady of Shamrock Stakes was a one-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies. Nasty, who was ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, was one of 10 horses in the competition.

Before the race Baltas told Gonzales not to insist on a pace.

"I told him not to fight her and let her go," Baltas said.

Nasty was the second horse out of the gate, and she...

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