Jockey E.T. Baird barely had time to change into a fresh pair of silks after riding Eclipse Award winner Dreaming of Anna to an impressive victory in Arlington Park's Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) before he was out on the lead aboard Dreaming of Liz in the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III).
Frank Calabrese's Dreaming of Anna broke like a rocket and never looked back as she romped home in the $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Sept. 8.
Retired rider R.L. "Bobby" Baird, whose career spanned six decades, died Dec.16. He was 85.
In 1996, Dale Baird became the first trainer in history to win 7,000 races. In 1999, he became the first to reach 8,000. And in 2004, yes, he made it to 9,000. That alone makes Baird special, and a deserving winner of a Special Eclipse Award.
All-time leader Dale Baird became the first trainer to win 9,000 races Friday night when Frazee's Folly took the eighth race at Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort.
Owner-trainer Dale Baird took the top two spots in both stakes on the Memorial Day program at the West Virginia track.
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