Keyword: Bob Baffert

  • Midnight Interlude (left) outfinished Comma to the Top to win the Santa Anita Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9484331%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert's Bench Too Deep in Santa Anita Derby

    Trainer Bob Baffert went to his bench in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and he came away a winner for the sixth time in the prestigious race when Midnight Interlude rallied for a head victory April 9.

  • Mother Ruth is one of three for trainer Bob Baffert in the Las Flores.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9361161%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert Trio Formidable in Las Flores

    Bob Baffert is going to be tough to beat in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita April 2. The Hall of Fame trainer entered half the field, including the potent pair of Gilded Gem and Mother Ruth.

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    Baffert Still Undecided About Jaycito

    Bob Baffert confirmed March 30 that he is leaning toward the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) for The Factor, but was still non-committal about what race his other Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Jaycito, would point toward.

  • Plum Pretty in the Sunland Park Oaks.

    Plum Pretty Squishes Sunland Oaks Foes by 25

    Plum Pretty, shipping from Southern California for trainer Bob Baffert, humbled five rivals by a Rachel Alexandra-like 25 lengths as the 1-20 favorite in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico March 27.

  • The Factor dominates the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.

    The Factor Sounds Rebel Yell

    Add The Factor to this year's list of serious contenders on the Triple Crown trail. The brilliant colt, trained by Bob Baffert, proved his ability to get a route of ground with a crushing win in the Rebel Stakes March 19.

  • The sale topper: Hip #265, colt; Flatter - Silence Please by Quiet American, brought $925,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    OBS March Sale Ends With $925,000 Bang

    Business picked up during the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which concluded with a slight decrease in average and a 24% buy-back rate.

  • Hip #265, colt; Flatter - Silence Please by Quiet American, brought $925,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Flatter Colt Goes for $925,000 at OBS

    Trainer Bob Baffert said he felt like his son, Bode, in Toys "R" Us when client Kaleem Shah purchased a muscular Flatter colt for $925,000 early during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale.

  • Always A Princess in the La Canada.

    Surgery a Success for Always a Princess

    Arnold Zetcher's Always a Princess, who cracked both sesamoids during the running of the Santa Margarita Invitational, is resting comfortably following surgery March 13 at the Equine Medical Center in Cypress.

  • Misremembered in the 2011 Santana Mile Stakes.

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    Misremembered Shows No Rust in Santana

    Making his first start since winning last year's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Misremembered showed little sign of rust in capturing the $80,200 Santana Mile Stakes by three lengths at Santa Anita March 6.

  • Game On Dude (right) and Chantal Sutherland fight for the win in the Santa Anita Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9432886%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Game On Dude Survives Inquiry, Wins Big 'Cap

    Game On Dude survived a 12-minute stewards' inquiry to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) by a nose over Setsuko March 5, making Chantal Sutherland the first female jockey to win the race in 74 renewals.

  • The Factor in the 2011 San Vicente Stakes.

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    The Factor Dazzles Again in San Vicente

    Odds-on The Factor showed his speedy reputation is no hype when he turned back a good group of 3-year-olds in winning the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length at Santa Anita Feb. 20

  • Always a Princess

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    'Princess Delivers Royal Romp in La Canada

    Always a Princess reprised her front-running victory over champion Blind Luck last month when she kicked away at the head of the stretch and scored a convincing 3 1/4-length win in the $147,000 La Canada Stakes Feb. 13.

  • Derby Threat: The Factor

    The Factor went postward as one of the most hyped two-year-old maidens of the year. A TrueNicks pedigree profile.

  • Lookin At Lucky

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    Lookin At Lucky Scores Another Eclipse Award

    Lookin At Lucky became the first horse since Spectacular Bid to be named champion 2-year-old male and 3-year-old male. The son of Smart Strike won the Preakness (gr. I), IZOD Haskell (gr. I), and two grade II stakes.

  • Always A Princess in the 2011 El Encino Stakes.

    Always a Princess Topples 'Luck in El Encino

    Always a Princess sprinted away in the lane over Santa Anita's speed-favoring main track and easily captured the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) to spoil the 2011 debut of odds-on choice Blind Luck Jan. 16.

  • Indian Firewater (inside) keeps his nose in front of Tweebster in the San Fernando.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9372245%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bob Gives Baffert San Fernando Milestone

    Indian Firewater refused to give way in the final strides when challenged on the far outside by stablemate Tweebster to give trainer Bob Baffert his fourth victory in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 15.

  • May Day Rose in the 2011 Santa Ysabel.

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    May Day Rose Takes Uneventful Santa Ysabel

    In what amounted to little more than a paid workout, Kaleem Shah's highly-regarded 3-year-old filly May Day Rose handled a pair of rivals to win the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Santa Anita Dirt Track.

    The Factor Sizzles Five Panels

    Two weeks after breaking his maiden in track record time, the speedy 3-year-old zipped through five furlongs on Santa Anita's dirt track Jan. 9 in :58 flat under former jockey Joe Steiner.

  • Sharp Cat winner May Day Rose is the probable favorite for the Santa Ysabel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9358343%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    May Day Rose Solid Choice in Santa Ysabel

    May Day Rose was unable to stay with Turbulent Descent in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) in December, but the daughter of Rockport Harbor should bounce back against four rivals in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes Jan. 9.

  • And They're Off: New Year's Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Robert J. Frankel Stakes, the breathalyzer tests at Gulfstream Park, and remember Edward Evans. Plus, comments from Bob Baffert on the new dirt at Santa Anita.

  • Indiana Oaks winner Always a Princess headlines the field in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Always a Princess Heads Chilukki Field

    The $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II), which attracted a well-matched field of 12 fillies and mares, promises to help get the Breeders' Cup World Championships program off to a good betting start at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.

  • Richard's Kid triumphs in the Goodwood under Alonso Quinonez.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9217812%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Richard's Kid Chops Down Goodwood Foes

    Richard's Kid saved ground all the way, sweeping by odds-on favorite Twirling Candy past mid-stretch to win Oak Tree's $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Oct. 2.

  • Lookin At Lucky and Martin Garcia splash to victory in the Indiana Derby.

    Lookin At Lucky Warms Up In Indiana Derby

    Lookin At Lucky, buried near the back of the pack on a sloppy track, rallied wide for jockey Martin Garcia to score a popular victory by 1 1/4 lengths in the $510,900 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Oct. 2.

  • Lookin At Lucky towers over his eight rivals in the Indiana Derby.

    Lookin At Lucky Returns in Indiana Derby

    On paper, Lookin At Lucky should have little problem winning the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Oct. 2 at Hoosier Park, but it will be his first race since recovering from a illness suffered after he won the Aug. 1 Haskell.

  • Officer

    Officer to Stand in Korea

    The Korean Racing Authority announced Sept. 29 its purchase of grade I winner Officer for an undisclosed price from Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky.

  • Real Quiet

    Derby Winner Real Quiet Dies

    Real Quiet, who was nosed out of becoming racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, died Sept. 27 in a paddock accident at Michael Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa.