The late afternoon sun shone brilliantly as the popular attraction of opening day made its way down the dirt path to the entrance of Santa Anita.
The crowd was two deep in some spots and a man alerted his friend to come over and get a glimpse. Another man in a red, green and yellow Rastafarian hat gave a thumbs-up as the horse strode by.
Mor Spirit was the center of attention Monday for a packed crowd of 46,514 to start the season, but that story line soon faded like the setting sun as Mind Your Biscuits won the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs.
It was a finish of favorites. Mind Your Biscuits, at 7-2, prevailed by a half-length over runner-up Sharp...