Keyword: Pepe Aragon

  • While Bob Baffert was entertaining former president Clinton, the trainer'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.

  • Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite Point Given throws exercise rider Pepe Aragon while on the track Derby Day.

    Point Given Gives Baffert a Scare Derby Morning

    "Poor Pepe looked like a gerbil hanging on to a piece of PVC pipe," Bob Baffert said Saturday morning after Kentucky Derby favorite Point Given gave the trainer a scare following a routine gallop over the Churchill Downs surface. Baffert said Point Given came off the track, wheeled, and repeatedly reared straight up in the air, flailing his front legs, and causing exercise rider Pepe Aragon to hold on for dear life.