Updated on 03/18/2016 2:53PM

Taris and Stevens the team to beat in Santa Margarita


ARCADIA, Calif. – Gary Stevens has been aboard Taris for four races, time enough to learn the ideal way to handle her. That paid off last time out, when they won the Grade 2 La Canada, and Stevens believes some of the lessons learned that day could reap richer and more important dividends on Saturday, when Taris tries to get the first Grade 1 win of her career in the $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes, the championship race of the Santa Anita meet for older females.