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Taiba Racing News
Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Taiba will be one of the least experienced horses to run in a Kentucky Derby, at what will be just his third start. But he created a stir before he raced: after an initial $140,000 sale as a yearling, he was later sold at the Fasig-Tipton Florida March sale of two-year-olds for $1.7 million. He won his debut over six furlongs March 5 before being switched to Tim Yakteen and winning the Santa Anita Derby. Another from the stellar first crop of 2016 Kentucky Derby third place-getter Gun Runner, Taiba is out of the Ohio-bred Flatter mare Needmore Flattery, a winner of 17 races, all in Ohio, who stayed at least 1 1/8 miles. Taiba should be capable of staying 1 1/4 miles, both on pedigree and from the manner of his Santa Anita Derby win.
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