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Smith wins Santa Margarita aboard Adoration

Updated: March 15, 2004, 2:18 AM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Mike Smith got knocked down, but he got back up again. After doing a 2 1/2-pike with a twist when dislodged from Laditude at the start of Sunday's San Felipe Stakes, Smith returned one hour later at Santa Anita and guided Adoration to victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap. The win was the first in three starts for Adoration since her 40-1 shocker in the Breeders' Cup Distaff here on Oct. 25. She had since finished second in the Bayakoa Handicap ...

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