Keyword: Baffert

  • Congaree cruises to victory in the San Antonio Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

    Bailey Guides Congaree to Comfortable Win

    Jockey Jerry Bailey may have a decision to make after riding Stonerside Stable's Congaree to a comfortable victory in Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Habibti winning the 2001 running of the Hollywood Starlet Stakes.

    Grade I Winner Habibti Retired

    Habibti, a two-time grade I winner at two and an Eclipse Award runner-up, has been retired from racing

  • Sarava preparing for California campaign.

    Sarava Joins Baffert Stable in California

    Sarava, winner of this year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been transferred from trainer Kenny McPeek to the barn of Bob Baffert in preparation for a 2003 Southern California campaign that his owners hope will carry him to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, held during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita on Oct. 25.

  • Invitations Extended for Inaugural Great State Challenge

    Invitations were extended Monday, Nov. 25, to the connections of the 84 ranked horses in the NTRA Great State Challenge. The NTRA Great State Challenge, presented by John Deere and Fed Ex and to be held at Sam Houston Race Park on Dec. 7, is comprised of six races, each worth $275,000 and boasting full fields representing some of the finest state-bred runners in America.

  • Derby Magic

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i><br>The dark bay colt lay sprawled out in his stall following his brilliant victory in the previous day's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). A few minutes later, Vindication was up on his feet, greeting his visitor by sticking out his tongue, hoping the visitor would understand the request.

  • Juvenile Fillies Preview: High-Flying Flag

    Quick, name the five best races in the history of the Breeders' Cup. Sure it's subjective, but every list would include the 1988 Distaff (gr. I), which was contested over a muddy Churchill Downs strip.

  • Westerly Breeze battles high winds to take the Alcibiades.

    Westerly Breeze Takes Sloppy Alcibiades

    The question in the grade II Walmac International Alcibiades (gr. II) at Keeneland Friday was who would relish the off going. The answer was Westerly Breeze and Ruby's Reception.

  • Best Pal Stakes winner Kafwain is one of five Bob Baffert trained horses in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Baffert To Saddle Five for Futurity

    Bob Baffert has more than half of Wednesday's Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) field in his barn. Perhaps he's simply stacking the deck--if one of Baffert's horses wins the race, it will be his seventh straight victory in the event.

  • War Emblem, back in consideration for the Haskell Invitational.

    War Emblem Back in Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert informed Monmouth Park officials Saturday that War Emblem will definitely run in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap on Aug. 4.

  • Sarava drives to upset Belmont Stakes victory.

    Steve Haskin's Belmont Wrapup: Show Stopper

    "What a day. What a life." As the sun set on the Belmont backstretch following one of the most energy-charged afternoons of racing in New York history, trainer Kenny McPeek finally was able to express his feelings in simple words.

  • Congaree Will Run in Stephen Foster

    Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that Stonerside Stable's Congaree would run in Saturday's $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs despite his top weight assignment of 121 pounds, where he'll concede from one to 11 pounds to the other probable starters.

  • Sarava, holding off Medaglia d&#39;Oro in the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Winner, Favorite Depart; Saratoga Next

    New Phoenix Stable's Sarava, who paid $142.50 as the longest priced Belmont Stakes winner ever, flew out of New York and back to Kentucky at about 8:30 a.m.Sunday morning.

  • Look Like Baffert, Win Cash

    Oaklawn Park is holding a Bob Baffert look-alike contest as part of its Belmont Stakes (gr. I) festivities.

  • Real Quiet Lawsuit Dismissed

    A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday ruled to dismiss a fraud and breach of contract suit involving the retirement of 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet.

  • Trainers With Front-Runners Take the Outside Route

    With only two horses left to be drawn, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner War Emblem, and the first and last choices for post positions remaining, trainer Bob Baffert was poised to be either the straw that stirred the Preakness post position drink or a man without a plan.

  • Danthebluegrassman, still suffering from muscle soreness.

    Danthebluegrassman Won't Go in Lone Star Derby

    Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman won't be making the trip to Texas for this Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III), trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday, because the condition that forced his being scratched from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) had not improved to the trainer's satisfaction.

  • Cap with slogan that includes Invisible Ink&#39;s nickname.

    Derby Runner-Up Invisible Ink Returns to Churchill

    Those heading to Louisville early for Kentucky Derby weekend might want to dust off their "Go Inky Go!" caps and bring them along. Last year's Derby runner-up, whose health problems as a 2-year-old touched the hearts of race fans when publicized heading into the big race, is entered to run Thursday at Churchill Downs.

  • Officer Still Possible for Kentucky Derby

    A slight chance remains that the Thoroughbred Corp.'s Officer will run in the Kentucky Derby, but trainer Bob Baffert first needs to see an impressive performance in Saturday's Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Mountain Rage Closes for La Puente Win

    Mountain Rage kicked clear of Doc Holiday in the stretch to win Sunday's $82,050 La Puente Stakes at Santa Anita. Under Victor Espinoza, the Bob Baffert-trained son of Mecke completed the mile in 1:34.84 on firm turf.

  • Officer crosses the finish line first in the Zany Tactics Stakes.

    Zany Tactics Winner Officer Might Try Lexington Stakes

    Following Officer's six-length romp in the restricted Zany Tactics Stakes at Santa Anita Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert is considering the 1 1/16-mile Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland for the colt's next start.

  • Bridgejumpers Burnt by Love At Noon's Fourth-Place Finish

    Heavy show pool wagering on 2-5 favorite Love At Noon in Santa Anita's feature race Wednesday resulted in exorbitant show payouts for the top three finishers in the six-furlong sprint when Mike Pegram's filly finished off the board.

  • Baffert Pair Works Toward San Felipe

    Trainer Bob Baffert sent out a pair of 3-year-olds Wednesday morning. Mountain Rage went 1:11 2/5 and Puerto Banus went 1:10 4/5.

  • Stormy Atlantic filly was sold for a world-record price for her age and sex.

    World Record Filly Boosts Barretts Sale

    Pumped up by a world record price for a juvenile filly sold at public auction, the Barretts March sale of select 2-year-olds in training showed renewed signs of vigor Tuesday after suffering declines in gross revenue for five consecutive years.

  • Baffert, Lukas Fire Final Shot

    Can Bob Baffert and Wayne Lukas find a Kentucky Derby contender in a six-furlong maiden race on Saturday? Although it's a longshot, it may be the last chance they have.

  • Wooden Phone Sidelined with Shoulder Fracture

    A shoulder fracture will force 2001 Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Wooden Phone to the sidelines, according to trainer Bob Baffert. The conditioner said the injury was detected by a nuclear scan and that the 5-year-old will be out for about three months.

  • Hot Baffert Prospect Runs at Santa Anita Wednesday

    True Monarch, who could turn out to be Bob Baffert's top Kentucky Derby contender, gets a chance to stretch out for the first time on Wednesday when he tackles six other 3-year-olds in a one-mile optional claiming allowance race.

  • Popular Earns First Stakes Win in San Miguel

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's homebred Popular was headed in the stretch by 13-10 favorite Roman Dancer, then fought back to the lead under jockey Victor Espinoza to win Sunday's $107,900 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) by a nose at Santa Anita.

  • Danthebluegrassman Edges Cappuchino in Golden Gate Derby

    Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman pressed the pace, dueled with Cappuchino through the stretch, and won a head bob at the wire to earn a victory in Saturday's $125,000 Golden Gate Derby. The 3-year-old son of Pioneering completed the 1 1/16-mile Golden Gate Fields feature in 1:43.87 on a track labeled "good."

  • San Pasqual winner Wooden Phone.

    Santa Anita Race Report: Can't Knock Wood

    The Southern California handicap division looks ripe for the taking, and following the $200,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) on Jan. 5, expect nothing but knock-down, drag-out brawls during the coming weeks. The current king of the unorganized heap is Wooden Phone, best known as the obscurely-bred gelding who shook Tiznow out of his socks a year ago in the Strub Stakes (gr. II). If you still can't picture him, don't worry. You'll be hearing plenty from him in 2002.

  • Wooden Phone, winning the 2000 Strub Stakes.

    Wooden Phone, Frankel-Trained Entry Top San Pasqual

    Wooden Phone, who beat two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Tiznow in the Strub Stakes (gr. II) last February, heads a field of eight entered in Saturday's $200,000 San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita.

  • Kentucky Derby 2002: Hitting the Trail

    As the masses congregate at the start of the Kentucky Derby trail, there will, as usual, be lots of pushing and shoving until late February and early March when the contenders begin to separate themselves from the pack. But disappointment and frustration can be prevelant just getting to the Derby trail, as evidenced by the number of highly promising juveniles who stumbled along the way last week.

  • Forest Camp to Stand at Airdrie Stud

    Forest Camp, a top 2-year-old of 1999, has been retired and will stand in 2002 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. Forest Camp, by Deputy Minister -- La Paz, by Hold Your Peace, will stand for $10,000.