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  • Jojo Warrior and Martin Garcia take the Summertime Oaks.

    Jojo Warrior Gets Jump in Summertime Oaks

    Jojo Warrior, ridden aggressively from the rail by Martin Garcia, was a resounding gate-to-wire winner of the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) in her first start over a route of ground June 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bayern

    Bayern Takes Oaklawn Spin for Arkansas Derby

    Leading Arkansas Derby (gr. I) contender Bayern got his first feel for the Oaklawn Park racing strip the morning of April 10 after arriving a day earlier with the contingent of California horses competing this weekend.

  • The stretch battle during the Rebel Stakes.

    Rebel Rematch Expected in Arkansas Derby

    The first four finishers of the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 15 came out of the race none the worse in spite of the roughly-run final furlong, and three of them are definitely pointed for a return in the Arkansas Derby.

  • Miss Gibson County prior to the 1994 Prima Donna Stakes.

    Oaklawn Park is Baffert's 'Lucky Place'

    Bob Baffert's reputation at Oaklawn Park is that of a phenomenon, one you cannot afford to bet against. Selectively shipping in from his West Coast base with a remarkable 59% win rate, he has captured 17 of 29.

  • Rolling Fog and Rafael Bejarano take the Del Mar Futurity on closing day at Del Mar.

    Rolling Fog Wins Historic Del Mar Futurity

    Rolling Fog held sway over 8-5 favorite Know More in the Del Mar Futurity Sept. 5, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record 11th win in the closing-day feature and jockey Rafael Bejarano a record 13th stakes score at the meet.

  • Contested pulls away late to win the Test Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2046975928&k=sk66VX7">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Aces Test Stakes

    Contested overcame a flat-footed start and closed from slightly off the pace to win the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, nabbing her second grade I victory in New York this year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • El Brujo takes the Pat O'Brien under  Joel Rosario.<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%3D9162331%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    El Brujo's O'Brien Caps Baffert's Big Day

    Trainer Bob Baffert scratched two of his three entrants in the Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 28, but the only one he needed was El Brujo, who went gate-to-wire to give Baffert his second grade I win of the day.

  • Apalachian Thunder Wheels Back for Cal Derby

    The Bob Baffert-trained Apalachian Thunder, who finished third in the $500,000 WinStar Derby on March 30, will run in the $100,000 California Derby at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Haskell Invitational winner War Emblem is set to face Came Home in his next start.

    War Emblem's Still on Edge; Will Face Came Home in Pacific Classic

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner War Emblem, who also has victories in the Kentucky Derby ( gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this year, was back in his stall at Del Mar Wednesday morning, and already making it known he is a candidate for the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on August 25.

  • Island Skipper Has Foot Abscess, May Miss Haskell

    Island Skipper, the Golden Age Stable's colt who shipped in from Florida for Sunday's Haskell Stakes (gr. I) was on his way out to the track to gallop Saturday morning when handlers noticed he had a problem with his left front foot.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Derby Potpourri

    <i> By Ray Paulick</i> -- Giving credit to assistant trainers; changing the entry and graded stakes money rules; and a call to increase the Kentucky Derby purse.

  • Point Given Arrives at Saratoga for Travers Engagement

    Point Given, heavy favorite for Saturday's 132nd Travers Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga racecourse at 4:20 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after leaving trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif. The Thunder Gulch colt was bedded down in trainer John Terranova's barn after an uneventful trip in which he was accompanied by Baffert assistant Jim Barnes, groom Roberto Luna, exercise rider Pepe Aragon.

  • 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.