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Qaraaba wins Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita

Updated: December 30, 2012, 9:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Qaraaba rallied from last to win the $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Qaraaba ran 1 1/8 miles on the rain-soaked turf course in 1:49.20 and paid $7.20, $4 and $2.80.

The 5-year-old mare was last going to the far turn and Leparoux took Qaraaba four-wide entering the stretch. From there, she went on to earn her first graded stakes victory in the race named for the late Hall of Fame trainer, who specialized ...

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