Keyword: Bob Baffert

  • The Factor at Churchill Downs.

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    The Factor Will Not Run in Derby

    The Factor, who underwent a myectomy recently after displacing his palate in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), is no longer under consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Daisy Devine

    Oaks-Bound Fillies Work at Churchill

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful fillies R Heat Lightning, Plum Pretty, Holy Heavens, and Daisy Devine all posted workouts during a busy morning at Churchill Downs April 26.

  • Midnight Interlude at Churchill Downs.

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    Midnight Interlude Posts Bullet Work

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude posted his third consecutive bullet workout when he covered six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on the Churchill Downs main track the morning of April 26.

  • Game On Dude is 2 for 2 in 2011.

    Game On Dude Faces Nine in Loaded CT Classic

    An intriguing field of 10 head by Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude has been entered for the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III), the first graded stakes in the almost 80-year history of Charles Town.

  • Game On Dude and jockey Chantal Sutherland, right, outrun Setsuko (Victor Espinoza), left, to win the Grade I, Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Rematch in Charles Town Classic?

    The first two finishers in the controversial March 5 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) are ready for a rematch -- in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, proof of what a $1 million purse and graded status can do for a race.

  • Midnight Interlude (left) outfinished Comma to the Top to win the Santa Anita Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="">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="">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="">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="">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="">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.