Keyword: Kafwain

  • Kafwain, winning the San Vicente earlier this year.

    Kafwain DQ'd from Louisiana Derby; Baffert Wants Uniformity

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Kafwain was disqualified from his second-place finish in the March 9 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds because he raced with an excessive amount of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Trainer Bob Baffert did not appeal so Kafwain could make his next racing engagement, but he has called for uniformity in medication rules.

  • Espinoza to Ride Ministers Wild Cat

    Trainer Neil Drysdale said that Victor Espinoza, just removed as the rider of Kafwain, would ride Ministers Wild Cat in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5.

  • Pat Valenzuela, may be new jockey for Kafwain.

    Pat Valenzuela May Ride Kafwain

    After earlier saying he was not considering a change in jockey for Kafwain, his prime 3-year-old Kentucky Derby candidate, trainer Bob Baffert said he has offered the mount to Patrick Valenzuela, who was aboard the colt for a five-furlong work on Wednesday.

  • Two Works Planned for Atswhatimtalknbout

    Atswhatimtalknbout lost the battle but could win the war. "Hopefully, that's the way it is," trainer Ron Ellis said Wednesday morning of the likely Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) favorite.

  • Empire Maker, Field Top Derby Future Pool

    A record-smashing victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I) by Juddmonte Farm homebred Empire Maker made a strong impression on Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) fans across the nation. The mutuel field still emerged as a narrow favorite as wagering in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) ended its four-day run on Sunday.

  • Fans Like What They See in Empire Maker

    Empire Maker's smashing victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) Saturday has earned him solid favoritism among the 23 individual horses listed in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Public Shows Faith in Empire Maker

    On the eve of the biggest race of his career, the public is holding Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker as the favorite at 9-1 among the 23 individuals listed in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Field Favored in Derby Future Wager; Kafwain 9-1

    With the field favored at 7-2 at the completion of the first day of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up Kafwain attracted the most individual action Thursday.

  • Peace Rules draws off in the stretch to win the Louisiana Derby.

    Peace Rules in Right Spot at Fair Grounds

    Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, a late entrant to Sunday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, spoiled the supposed showdown between Kafwain and Badge of Silver with a convincing victory in his first stakes race on dirt.

  • Kafwain, heads to Saturday's Louisiana Derby.

    Kafwain Completes Louisiana Derby Preparations

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Kafwain was put through his final preparations for Sunday's Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds with a six-furlong work in 1:11 2/5, handily, in company with stablemate Requesto, over Santa Anita's fast main track Monday.

  • 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.

  • Baffert's Heavy Hitters Work Sunday

    With rain forecast for Sunday night and continuing all day Monday, the Santa Anita work tab was full Sunday morning. In all, 275 workouts were recorded.

  • Fair Grounds Oaks Next for Atlantic Ocean

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Atlantic Ocean will make her next start in the Mar. 8 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), trainer Bob Baffert said on Thursday. The daughter of Stormy Atlantic will be heading to the Big Easy with stablemate Kafwain, who is set to start in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) the following day.

  • Public Opts for Unknown in Derby Pool I

    In spite of a brutal winter storm that hampered wagering in several key racing markets in the Midwest and East, Pool 1 of Churchill Downs' 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) closed strongly on Sunday and ended with the mutuel field as a record-setting favorite.

  • Kentucky Derby Future Wager Picks Up Steam

    Odds on Trust N Luck, off the board in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool at greater than 99-1 prior to his Fountain of Youth (gr. I) victory at Gulfstream Saturday, fell to 23-1 near the close of wagering Saturday.

  • Kafwain sets his sights on Louisiana Derby.

    Kafwain Headed for Louisiana Derby

    Trainer Bob Baffert revealed Saturday that The Thoroughbred Corp.'s early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Kafwain will likely make his next start in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds.

  • Kafwain Moves to Front in Derby Future Bet

    The field remained the solid favorite at 6-5 over each of the 23 named betting interests at the conclusion of the second day of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager's opening pool Friday.

  • 'Field' Hammered Down to Even Money in KD Future Bet

    Reflecting the lack of a solid favorite, or any favorite at all, Kentucky Derby Future Wager bettors hammered the field down to the even-money favorite after the first day of wagering in pool one Thursday.

  • Field Set for Kentucky Derby Future Wager

    Handicapper Mike Battaglia has established the mutuel field as the favorite for the first round of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool that opens at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Kafwain races to the win in the San Vicente Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

    Kafwain Romps in San Vicente Stakes

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Kafwain got his start on the Kentucky Derby trail off on the right foot in Saturday's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), turning in an easy victory in a field of five 3-year-olds.

  • Kafwain Shortens Up for Soft San Vicente

    Kafwain, who finished second to stablemate Vindication in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, stands out among a field of six 3-year-olds entered in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at seven furlongs.

  • Domestic Dispute, another Derby contender for Bob Baffert.

    Domestic Dispute Settles Catalina Question

    Gary Garber's fast-developing Domestic Dispute thundered home to win Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita, giving trainer Bob Baffert another early contender for the Kentucky Derby.

  • 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.

  • No Vindication, but Toccet Duels With Kafwain

    A pair of highly promising 2-year-olds, multiple stakes winner Toccet from the East and locally-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Kafwain, are set to clash in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. A field of 11 fillies and mares also entered Saturday's Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Toccet, among favorites for Hollywood Futurity.

    Hollywood Futurity Trainers Doing Rain Dance

    A forecast of rain Friday and an off track Saturday brought rain-dance whoops from Maryland to California in the barns of John Scanlan and Rafael Becerra, trainers of Toccet and Roll Hennessy Roll, respectively, as they await Saturday's $375,000-estimated Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Toccet Confirmed for Hollywood Futurity

    Multiple stakes winner Toccet will be flown from Maryland to California Thursday for the $385,000-estimated Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Saturday, trainer John Scanlan confirmed Sunday from his base at Laurel.

  • Toccet's Connections Want Vindication

    Toccet, the leading 2-year-old colt on the East Coast, will be flown from Baltimore to run in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 21, trainer John Scanlan confirmed Friday from his base at Laurel, Md.

  • Roll Hennessey Roll Aims for Hollywood Futurity

    Roll Hennessy Roll, impressive winner of the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23, will try the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles Dec. 21, trainer Rafael Becerra confirmed Thursday.

  • Vindication leads Baffert parade in Juvenile.

    Baffert Horses Dominate Juvenile Race

    Padua Stable's Vindication and The Thoroughbred Corporation's Kafwain provided trainer Bob Baffert with a 1-2 finish in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • 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.

  • Most Feared Flashes Speed in Arlington Work

    Most Feared was back on the track at Arlington Park Saturday morning and the Arlington- Washington Futurity (gr. III) winner flashed speed in a six-furlong work as he prepped for the Bessemer Trust Juvenile.