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Johnny Eves upsets Malibu as Santa Anita opens

Updated: December 26, 2007, 8:28 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The day after Christmas, Jay Robbins unwrapped his biggest present since the days when he trained Tiznow.

Johnny Eves, whom Robbins has deliberately brought through the class ladder, rewarded his trainer's patience by capturing the Grade 1, $250,000 Malibu Stakes in his graded stakes debut and 10th lifetime start on Wednesday's opening-day card at Santa Anita.

Johnny Eves was part of a three-way battle for the lead, but he shook off his rivals after fractions of ...

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