In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Queen of The Sand, outside, with Drayden Van Dyke aboard, overpowers Fanticola, inside, with Joseph Talamo aboard, to win the Grade III Santa Barbara Handicap horse race Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Santa Anita Park
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April 18, 2015

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Queen of The Sand rallied to win the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Queen of The Sand ran 1 1/4 miles on turf in 2:01.04 and paid $15.80, $7.60 and $4.80.

Fanticola returned $8.60 and $4.80, while Three Hearts was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.80 to show. Diversy Harbor, the 5-2 favorite, trailed throughout, had problems approaching the quarter pole and was vanned back to his barn.

Queen of The Sand was next to last going into the far turn. She skimmed the rail and split horses four-wide turning for home to eke out the Grade 3 win for trainer Paddy Gallagher.

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