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Pitino colt wins Santa Anita Derby

Pitino colt wins prep

ARCADIA, Calif. — Goldencents, co-owned by Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby and a Kentucky Derby berth Saturday. The Doug O'Neill-trained colt completed 1⅛ miles in 1 minute, 48.76 seconds to beat even-money favorite Flashback by 1¼ lengths.

Wood memorial: Verrazano took the $1 million Derby prep by three-quarters of a length at Aqueduct in New York. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt and 4-5 favorite completed 1⅛ miles in 1:50.27.

Tampa Bay Downs: Daniel Centeno won the Sophomore Turf on Boy of Summer and Turf Classic on Hobbs in Oldsmar. Ronnie Allen Jr. won on Hooh Why (Distaff Turf) and Wild About Chrome (Sprint). The other stakes winners were City of Weston and Putitinmypocket.

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