In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Talco and jockey Rafael Bejarano, foreground, catch Midnight Storm, with Tyler Baze, at the wire to win the Grade I $400,000 Shoemaker Mile horse race Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit
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June 13, 2015

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Talco angled off the rail turning for home and outsprinted even-money favorite Midnight Storm to win the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile by a half-length Saturday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, 13-1 shot Talco ran the distance in 1:35.00 and paid $28.40, $6 and $5.20. The France-bred 4-year-old colt was last with a quarter-mile to go before rallying.

Midnight Storm returned $3 and $3.40 in having his three-race win streak end. Seek Again was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $5.40 to show.

The victory, worth $240,000, increased Talco's career earnings to $491,123, with five wins in 15 starts, including three in the U.S. Talco also earned an automatic berth in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31.

In the $100,000 Adoration Stakes, two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder won by 1 1/4 lengths under Hall of Famer Gary Stevens.

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