Showdown in Shoemaker

Updated: May 24, 2008, 8:06 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Between them, Daytona and Ever a Friend dominated the major stakes for milers and middle-distance turf horses during the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting earlier this year.

It is fitting that they are the two principals in Monday's $250,000 Shoemaker Mile at Hollywood Park. A win by Daytona or Ever a Friend would solidify the horse's role as the leading turf miler in Southern California in a year when many of the world's best turf milers will descend on this circuit ...

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