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  • Dubai World Cup: Hoppertunity

    Hoppertunity with Dana Barnes aboard checks out the track at Meydan in preparation for the Dubai World Cup on March 26. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

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    Cost of Freedom Hoping For Sprint Upset

    Gary and Cecil Barber arrived at Clocker's Corner Oct. 19 in time to see the sunrise. However, they were paying more attention to Cost of Freedom, their $50,000 claim who has soared into contention for the Oct. 25 Sentient Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Baffert 'Upbeat' after Sort It Out's Work

    Trainer Bob Baffert admitted his lone Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender Sort It Out is no Bellamy Road, one of the favorites for Saturday's classic, but said the colt's workout at Churchill Downs Monday morning was the best he's ever seen of the horse.

  • Borrego among Derby hopefuls getting in a rain-soaked work on Sunday morning.

    Wimbledon, Borrego Log Works After the Break

    Sunday morning's heavy downpour subsided just in time for James McIngvale's <b>Wimbledon</b> to work shortly after the renovation break with regular exercise rider Dana Barnes aboard. The big gray son of Wild Rush posted a bullet five furlongs in :59 2/5 over a sloppy main track at Churchill Downs.

  • Victory U. S. A., will be shipped to New Orleans for the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Victory U. S. A. to Attempt Fair Grounds Oaks

    Thomas Van Meter's stakes winner Victory U. S. A. will most likely make her first start of the year in Saturday‚s $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), trainer Bob Baffert said Monday after the filly worked six furlongs in a quick 1:11 4/5.

  • Bullet Work for Domestic Dispute

    Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. III) winner Domestic Dispute, gearing up for his next start in the Mar. 16 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), worked a bullet seven furlongs in 1:24 1/5 handily over a fast main track at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Domestic Dispute Drills, No Race Planned

    Gary Garber's homebred Domestic Dispute, a three-length winner of the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) in his last start Jan. 18 at Santa Anita, worked a half-mile in :47 4/5 handily, over a fast main track at Santa Anita Saturday morning with Dana Barnes aboard.

  • General Challenge, back on track after 19 months.

    General Challenge In First Work in 19 Months

    General Challenge, the 2000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, had his first workout Friday morning at Santa Anita since returning to Bob Baffert's barn 16 days ago, breezing three furlongs under Dana Barnes in :35.20.

  • New jockey Jerry Bailey worked Vindication on the main track at Santa Anita.

    Vindication, Bailey Get Acquainted

    Padua Stables' Vindication met new jockey Jerry Bailey for the first time Saturday and the pair teamed up for a bullet five-furlong work over Santa Anita's fast main track.

  • Kafwain, shown winning the Norfolk, worked Friday.

    Kafwain, Composure, Kona Work at 'Anita

    Kafwain, second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) last Oct. 26, worked six furlongs Friday in a bullet 1:10 flat, fastest of 29 workouts at the distance.

  • Vindication worked under Dana Barnes Sunday.

    Vindication in 'Easy Work' at Santa Anita; Next Start Undecided

    Padua Stables' Vindication worked a half-mile in ::49 3/5 handily over Santa Anita's main track Sunday with Dana Barnes aboard. "It was just an easy work," trainer Bob Baffert said. "Good horses like this one make it so easy. All I have to do is keep him happy and healthy and he does the rest."

  • Undefeated Vindication winning BC Juvenile.

    Vindication Warms Up for Soph Campaign

    Padua Stables' undefeated Vindication, preparing for his 3-year-old campaign, had his first workout Tuesday since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Arlington Park Oct. 26, going three furlongs at Santa Anita in :36.60 under exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • War Emblem Posts Another Sharp Drill

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem had his final major drill for next Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Arlington Park, working publicly at Santa Anita just after noon on Saturday.

  • War Emblem Works for Fans at Santa Anita

    War Emblem, preparing for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), breezed seven furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in a reported 1:24.17.

  • Composure Working Well for Oak Leaf Stakes

    Mike Smith hasn't been aboard Composure since she broke her maiden by four lengths at Del Mar on Sept. 7. But along with the filly's connections, he's been keeping a watchful eye on her.

  • Harlan&#39;s Holiday, in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby.

    Likely Derby Favorite, Others in Final Workouts

    Starlight Stable's Harlan's Holiday, the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and Florida Derby (gr. I) winner and likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby, underwent his final workout for Saturday's classic when he breezed a half-mile in :49 3/5.

  • Point Given Breezes Half-Mile in :47 3/5 for Baffert

    Point Given had his first breeze on Saturday since his dominating performance in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last month. With the Bob Baffert stable's top exercise rider, Dana Barnes, in the saddle, the son of Thunder Gulch went a half-mile at Santa Anita Park in :47 3/5, according to clockers, though Baffert timed Point Given in :48 1/5.

  • While Bob Baffert was entertaining former president Clinton, the trainer&#39;s team was preparing Point Given for the Belmont.

    Baffert Stable's Teamwork Evident in Triple Crown Success

    Ongoing, successful sports operations don't just get that way through the good fortune of chance. At the heart of achievement is the teamwork that melds individuals into a cohesive, powerful whole. Nowhere was this teamwork more in evidence than through this year's Triple Crown adventures of Point Given.

  • Point Given Works in Slop at Churchill; 'Ben' On Track

    Preakness (gr. I) winner Point Given had his final major workout before Saturday's mile and a half Belmont Stakes (gr. I), going five furlongs on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs in company with another 3-year-old from trainer Bob Baffert's stable. The son of Thunder Gulch covered the distance in :59 3/5, according to Baffert.

  • Point Given Works Seven Furlongs as Prep for San Felipe

    Leading Kentucky Derby (gr. I) candidate Point Given worked seven furlongs at 1:24 4/5 at Santa Anita on Friday just before the first race. "I clocked him 1:23 3/5, going out a mile in 1:37 3/5," said trainer Bob Baffert. Dana Barnes was aboard the son of Thunder Gulch, who is pointing for the March 17 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).