Sushi Empire wins Blue Norther at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Sushi Empire went three-wide in the stretch to win the $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 11/4 lengths Wednesday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Sushi Empire ran a mile on the turf in 1:36.22 and paid $8.40, $3.40 and $2.40 in winning for the first time.
Full Ransom returned $2.80 and $2.10 as the 6-5 favorite in the field of seven. Rever de Vous was another half-length back in third and paid $3 to show.
Tyler Baze finished fourth aboard One More Wild Ride as he returned to riding Wednesday after a 51/2-month absence because of a suspension for alcohol abuse.
The victory, worth $47,100, increased Sushi Empire's career earnings to $70,560. She has one win in five starts.
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