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On Saturday, April 7, Arabians raced before a huge crowd at Santa Anita Racetrack, in the $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stake. The finish could not have been more thrilling, as Quick Sand AA (Burning Sand x Triumphs Silkie), left, and his stablemate, Easter Man (Burning Sand x Angel Proof ), finished in first and second place. They are both bred and owned by Joe and Betty Gillis, and trained by Jernesto Torrez. Sasha Risenhoover rode the winner. See complete coverage of this race and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Darley Awards weekend in the May issue. See page 74 in this issue for last week’s race when these two horses finished in a dead heat. Photo by Benoit.