Keyword: Bob Baffert

  • Keeneland Sale Posts Large Gains Sept. 17

    Book Three of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale opened with significant improvement in all key indices over 2010 figures, with the gross rising 24%.

  • The Factor wins the Pat O'Brien Stakes

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    The Factor Makes Huge Impact in Pat O'Brien

    The Factor, knocked off the Triple Crown trail by an ankle injury more than four months ago, outfought crack sprinter Smiling Tiger and drew off in the stretch to win the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • Stay Thirsty winning the Travers Stakes

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    Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo OK; Coil 'Discouraged'

    Todd Pletcher said Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo were doing fine the day after their strong runs in the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes, respectively, but that Ballerina winner Hilda's Passion sustained a minor injury.

  • Coil working at Saratoga

    Coil Works Bullet, Will Start in Travers

    After watching him work a bullet four furlongs Aug. 23, Bob Baffert confirmed that Coil will start in the Travers (gr. I), but he still has not made up his mind about stablemate Prayer for Relief.

  • Midnight Interlude won the Tsunami Slew Stakes in his only turf start. <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%3D9569212%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turf Beckons Midnight Interlude in La Jolla

    The withdrawal of Mr. Commons left a big hole in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), one that Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude will attempt to fill on the Del Mar turf Aug. 13.

  • Coil wins the Haskell Invitational.

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    Coil Unwinds Knockout Punch in Haskell

    A forced change of tactics helped Coil capture the the $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in a spirited stretch duel with favored Shackleford at Monmouth Park July 31.

  • Irish Gypsy (right) holds off Ultra Blend to win the A Gleam.<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%3D9599667%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Irish Gypsy Gets A Gleam Victory by an Inch

    Front-running Irish Gypsy, all-out under urging from Martin Garcia, got to the wire in the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) by an official nose over favored Ultra Blend at Hollywood Park July 16.

  • Cassidy, Ellis Elected to CTT Board

    Trainers Jim Cassidy and Ron Ellis have been elected and Glory Haley re-elected to the board of California Thoroughbred Trainers. Voting was conducted in June to fill three positions on the nine-member CTT board.

  • Richard Mandella was present at the meeting.

    California Racing Execs Address Online Gaming

    As California eyes potential revenue from Internet gaming, horse racing executives made it clear to a state senate committee in Sacramento July 12 they want to be part of any legislation that may result.

  • First Dude (left) goes by Game On Dude (right) and Twirling Candy to win the Hollywood Gold Cup.<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%3D

    Baffert's 'Dudes' Abide in 1-2 Gold Cup Show

    Two dudes from trainer Bob Baffert's barn proved better than heavy favorite Twirling Candy in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when First Dude came from off the pace to defeat Game On Dude by a nose July 9.

  • Coil won the Affirmed in his most recent start.<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%3D9561791%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Coil Ready for Another Step Forward in Swaps

    After living up to his billing with a win in the Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) last month, fast-improving Coil appears ready to strike again in the $150,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 9 at Hollywood Park.

  • May Day Rose

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    Azalea May Come Up Roses

    On paper, Kaleem Shah's May Day Rose looks to be the best of the bunch for Calder's Azalea Stakes (gr. III). The $150,000 event is the first of four graded stakes for the Summit of Speed.

  • Filly Blind Luck is among those nominated to the Hollywood Gold Cup.<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%3D9570174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blind Luck Among 14 Gold Cup Nominees

    Californian (gr. II) winner Twirling Candy, Santa Anita Handicap upsetter Game On Dude (gr. I), talented filly Blind Luck (gr. I), and defending titleholder Awesome Gem are among 14 nominees for the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I)

  • Plum Pretty

    Plum Pretty Lands in Hollywood Oaks

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty, coming off an illness that knocked her out of consideration for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) in New York June 25, was entered instead in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II).

  • Midnight Interlude<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%3D9532048%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Midnight Interlude Tries Turf for Baffert

    After terrible performances in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude has been entered in an overnight stakes on the grass during the night card at Hollywood Park June 17.

  • Coil comes home in front to capture the Affirmed 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%3D9561791%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Coil Springs Forward With Affirmed Victory

    Coil appears to be the latest top-notch 3-year-old in the barn of trainer Bob Baffert after the son of Point Given passed his initial route test in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 11.

  • Awesome Patriot has won three of six starts in his career and is seeking his first graded win.<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%3D9398610%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Patriot, Coil Lead Affirmed Lineup

    Awesome Patriot and Coil, two colts previously considered for races at Belmont Park June 11, give trainer Bob Baffert a strong hand in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) the same day at Hollywood Park.

  • Hip 492, sold for $600,000

    Indian Charlie Colt Tops F-T Midlantic Sale

    Following the conclusion of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, president Boyd Browning said he was pleased that in spite of the fact there were 69 more horses sold this year the average was down 1.3%.

  • May Day Rose wins the 2011 Railbird Stakes.

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    May Day Rose Uses New Tactic in Railbird Win

    May Day Rose, showing a new dimension, took the lead in the stretch and tallied an easy victory in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) as 11-10 choice Pedaltothemedal finished a distant third at Hollywood Park May 21.