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July 26, 2013 5:46 PM

Death-defying Paynter returns to graded stakes competition Saturday

Bob Baffert-trained Paynter fell ill shortly after winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational last July. After nearly dying several times, the colt is back on the track — to the disbelief of almost everyone — and ready to make his first graded stakes appearance since the Haskell in Saturday's San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.

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