Rafael Bejarano

Shaman Ghost makes shorter trip to Big 'Cap and hopes for big money

Shaman Ghost makes shorter trip to Big 'Cap and hopes for big money

Life is a series of choices, some easier than others.

For example, do you ship your 1,000-pound animal 2,340 miles across the country where you could earn $450,000 for winning a race or do you ship him 7,800 miles where you would win $2 million by just finishing second?

Do the math. If you win Saturday’s $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, that’s $192 for every mile you endure. If you finish second in the $10-million Dubai World Cup later in the month, it’s $256 a mile.

Easy choice for trainer Jim Jerkens. He’s in Arcadia.

“I just personally wasn’t crazy about it and neither was Mr. Stronach,” Jerkens said about where to run Shaman Ghost, owned by Frank Stronach....

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