Successfully managing American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep and Breeders' Cup Classic was a transcendent season in the sport of Thoroughbred racing, and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was rewarded with his fourth Eclipse.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert often describes American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, as the "horse of a lifetime." But that doesn't mean he's not looking for the next one.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
American Pharoah's win in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to land the first Triple Crown in 37 years was named the 2015 National Thoroughbred Racing Association "Moment of the Year."
The path to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) appears to run through Arkansas for Toews On Ice.
Speedway Stable's Collected made the most of his first start on dirt with a smooth victory from just off the pace in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.
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Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Southeast Region
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a finalist in the Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.
After Dortmund's third workout following his victory in the Native Diver Stakes (gr. III), trainer Bob Baffert said a run in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park is no longer an option.
After trying longer distances, Pretty N Cool will be back in her comfort zone sprinting Jan. 2 in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
After a bullet workout Dec. 28, trainer Bob Baffert still wants to see one more work before deciding whether to run Kaleem Shah's Dortmund against California Chrome in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II).
Grade I-placed Maimonides will stand the 2016 breeding season at Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio. His fee has been set at $2,500, live foal stands and nurses.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert added another Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) victory to his record Dec. 19, sending out winner Mor Spirit and runner-up Toews On Ice.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Hollywood/CashCall/Los Alamitos Futurity seven times, recounts the importance of the race on the Kentucky Derby trail as he attempts to get his eighth victory.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Frank Angst preview the Los Alamitos Futurity, featuring Toews On Ice, Mor Spirit, Urlacher, and Sorryaboutnothing. Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Los Alamitos Futurity.
Bob Baffert sends out Toews On Ice and Mor Spirit searching for his eighth career win in the Los Alamitos Futurity, a race that formerly was run at Hollywood Park.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert could have as many as three participants in the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Trainer Bob Baffert accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award on behalf of the American Pharoah team Tuesday, Dec. 8 during a lunch presentation at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.
Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer may each have more than one starter in the $300,000 Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Dortmund pushed his record in Southern California to a perfect seven-for-seven Nov. 28 at Del Mar, taking the $150,000 Native Diver with ease in his first start at the seaside racetrack.
Trainer Bob Baffert told Churchill Downs officials Nov. 28 that Hoppertunity would be prepared for a start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 next year.
Scratched from the Clark Handicap (gr. I) because of a quarter-crack, Kaleem Shah's Dortmund will stay home for his next race, the $150,000 Native Diver (gr. III) Nov. 28 at Del Mar.
On Friday, Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex will try to nail down the first grade I victory of his career when he faces an expected eight other horses in the $500,000 Clark Handicap.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund didn't ship from California after developing a quarter crack following his Nov. 21 work at Santa Anita Park, according to a Courier-Journal report.
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Graded stakes winner Chitu has been retired to stud at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala for a $3,000 fee. The farm reports he will become the first Florida stallion to participate in the "Share the Upside" program.
Award recognizes American Pharoah's connections for enhancing Thoroughbred racing coverage through cooperation with media and racing publicists.
Two-time grade II winner Pretty N Cool was the headliner entering the $100,000 Dezi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 15 at Del Mar, but another hot prospect stole the show.
Toews On Ice had already showed his talent in two runaway stakes wins earlier this fall, but he showed his heart Nov. 14 at Del Mar.
Comments from the connections of 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah, including Bob Baffert, Ahmed Zayat, and Victor Espinoza. Watch Video
Son of Midnight Lute will stand at Lovacres Ranch.
Stakes winning juvenile Toews On Ice will take his first step into graded stakes company Nov. 14 at Del Mar in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III).
Two-time graded stakes winner Gimme Da Lute was euthanized this week after he sustained a catastrophic leg injury following surgery to repair a fracture in one of his hind legs.
The Triple Crown winner stands in the Ashford stallion ring for the first time Nov. 2, 2015. Watch Video
American Pharoah will be the first Triple Crown winner to stand at stud since Affirmed was retired in 1979, and the first available to breeders since Affirmed died in 2001. A stud fee announcement is expected soon.
The Triple Crown winner stands in the Ashford stallion ring for the first time Nov. 2, 2015.
American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner to run in the Breeders' Cup, went out an emphatic winner Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
The morning after Triple Crown champion American Pharoah's triumph in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31, his Hall of Fame trainer was still marveling at the colt's accomplishment.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the day after taking the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Tom LaMarra recaps American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
Tom LaMarra recaps American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Comments from the connections of 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah, including Bob Baffert, Ahmed Zayat, and Victor Espinoza.
American Pharoah will have one last chance to add to his racing legacy when he starts in $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland.
The large crowds that had lined the Keeneland apron hoping to get a glimpse of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah the previous two days were nowhere around when the colt went to the main track Oct. 30.
When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received his first look at a Keeneland track Oct. 29, though it was not the surface he'll race on in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah walked the shedrow and did not go to the track Oct. 28, his first morning at Keeneland after arriving Oct. 27.
Team American Pharoah Oct. 27 reflected on this year's Triple Crown and what the horse has meant to them as he prepares to make his final start in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived on the Keeneland backstretch Oct. 27 to begin final preparations for his final career start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrives at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
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