Nessy surfaces for 1-length victory in San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita

ARCADIA — Trainer Ian Wilkes, primarily based in Kentucky and Florida, doesn’t venture to Santa Anita too often, but he decided to come west this weekend and the 52-year-old Australian native is glad he did.

Wilkes saddled Nessy for a 1-length victory Sunday in the historic $100,690 Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes, which once was one of the top turf races in the country. It has lost much of its luster since its Grade I days, but you wouldn’t have known it by the smiles on the...

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