Keyword: Bob Baffert

  • Dortmund and American Pharoah

    Battaglia Struggling to Decide Derby Favorite

    Mike Battaglia, who sets the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands morning-line odds, is struggling to decide between stablemates Dortmund and American Pharoah when it comes to choosing a favorite for this year's classic.

  • American Pharoah arrives at Churchill Downs April 13.

    American Pharoah Arrives in Louisville

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, part of a three-prong attack on the Kentucky Derby by trainer Bob Baffert, came out of Oaklawn race fine and wasted no time getting to Churchill Downs.

  • Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah

    Top Three Exit Arkansas Derby in Good Order

    The top three finishers from the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said April 12.

  • American Pharoah wins the Arkansas Derby.

    American Pharoah Impressive in Arkansas Derby

    Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah continued his tour de force of the Oaklawn Park 3-year-old prep series April 11, blowing away seven in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) with an impressive eight-length score.

  • Firing Line

    Firing Line Breezes at Santa Anita

    Sunland Derby winner Firing Line continued his workout schedule in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five furlong breeze in :59 1/5 the morning of April 11 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fantastic Style

    Fantastic Style Invades for Beaumont

    Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style, riding a two-race win streak at Santa Anita Park, heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Dortmund cruises to victory in the Santa Anita Derby.

    Dortmund Unrelenting in Santa Anita Derby

    There might as well have been a stop sign on the hindquarters of Kaleem Shah's Dortmund April 4, because no colt was going to pass the massive son of Big Brown in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • March holds off Lord Nelson to take the Bay Shore Stakes.
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    March Survives Bay Shore Inquiry

    Robert LaPenta's March first held off a furious late run from Lord Nelson before surviving a stewards' inquiry to take the $300,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) by half a length at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 4.

  • Lenny's Place: Opening Day Edition

    Lenny Shulman reflects on Allen Jerkens, California Chrome, and talks with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. Lanni, who was buying agent for Dortmund, explains what he looks for at sales. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Lenny's Place: Opening Day Edition

    Lenny Shulman reflects on Allen and Jimmy Jerkens, California Chrome, and talks with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. Lanni, who was buying agent for Dortmund, explains what he looks for at sales and what working with Bob Baffert is like. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • El Kabeir in the Gotham Stakes.
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    Terranovas Seek Derby Success With El Kabeir

    "Since he ran at Churchill, he really started to change... it's amazing how this horse has kept going forward, while braving the brutal winter we had," Tonja Terranova said of Wood Memorial contender El Kabeir.

  • Dortmund

    Dortmund Logs Final Work for SA Derby

    Dortmund breezed six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 March 28, the third-fastest time of 31 moves at that distance at Santa Anita Park, just behind Bob Baffert stablemates Fame and Power (1:11) and Fantastic Style (1:11 2/5).

  • Sky Kingdom and Martin Garcia capture the Tokyo City Cup Stakes.

    Sky Kingdom Wins Second Tokyo City Cup

    Westrock Stables' Sky Kingdom continued to show his affinity for the 1 1/2-mile distance March 28 with an impressive victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lord Nelson

    Lord Nelson Bypassing Sunland Derby

    Lord Nelson, who appeared to be one of the only challengers to favored Firing Line in the $800,000 Sunland Derby March 22, will not be making the trip to New Mexico, trainer Bob Baffert said March 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah leaves the competition behind in the Rebel Stakes.

    American Pharoah Romps in Rebel

    American Pharoah bobbled at the break but never looked back, galloping gate-to-wire to win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) by 6 1/4 lengths in his season debut March 14 at Oaklawn Park.

  • American Pharoah

    Mid-March Debut Can Work for American Pharoah

    Months have passed to the point that when American Pharoah makes his 3-year-old debut Saturday, March 14, in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, it will come just seven weeks before the Kentucky Derby.

  • American Pharoah at Oaklawn

    The 2-year-old champ walks off the racetrack in Arkansas March 13 after galloping in preparation for the March 14 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).

  • American Pharoah makes his 2015 debut in the Rebel Stakes.

    Cue Baffert: American Pharoah Heads Rebel

    This season Baffert comes in loaded for bear, with Zayat Stables' 2-year-old champion American Pharoah set to make his 2015 debut. American Pharoah has turned in a series of scintillating works at Santa Anita.

  • Dortmund rolls to victory in the San Felipe.

    Dortmund Cruises Wire-to-Wire in San Felipe

    Dortmund preserved his undefeated record March 7, cruising gate-to-wire in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. The son of Big Brown has won five in a row and looms on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Conquest Two Step won the Palos Verdes by 1 1/4 lengths.

    Conquest Two Step One to Beat in San Carlos

    Coming off a powerful victory in the Jan. 31 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Conquest Two Step appears the one to beat in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at the Southern California oval.

  • Dortmund will face 9 in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    On the Muscle, Dortmund Ready for San Felipe

    Last time out, the son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown ran to a brilliant victory in the Feb. 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II), fighting back on the inside after being passed by Firing Line to eke out the score.

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Shows Readiness for Rebel

    American Pharoah may be more than ready to make his 3-year-old debut. The Zayat Stables-owned son of Pioneerof the Nile worked an eye-catching seven furlongs in 1:23 4/5 Feb. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dortmund

    Baffert: Dortmund is 'Figuring it Out'

    It wasn't the fractions that excited Bob Baffert about undefeated Dortmund's workout the morning of Feb. 26 at Santa Anita Park, it was how the massive 3-year-old son of Big Brown handled himself.

  • 2-year-old champion American Pharoah is scheduled to make his 2015 debut in the March 14 Rebel Stakes.

    Zayat 3YOs Continue Cross-Country Derby Preps

    Zayat Stables will continue its chess game of 3-year-old prep racing by shipping Mr. Z to the March 28 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), while American Pharoah runs in the Rebel (gr. II) and El Kabeir starts in the Gotham (gr. II).