Martin Garcia

Arrogate breezing at Santa Anita on Jan. 15
Baffert: Arrogate ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ Breeze On Sunday

Despite curve balls thrown at him by the weatherman, Arrogate remains sitting on a fastball as he awaits a rematch with the People’s Horse, California Chrome, in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Arrogate, who defeated California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. […]

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Arrogate breezes at Santa Anita Jan. 15
Baffert ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Arrogate’s Latest Work Toward Pegasus

With Bob Baffert in contact throughout via two-way radio, Martin Garcia guided reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate through a powerful six furlong work of 1:12.29 late Sunday morning at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old grey colt by Unbridled’s Song will have one more local work before he’s scheduled to depart for Florida in what shapes […]

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Arrogate breezes at Santa Anita on Jan. 8
Arrogate Drills Through ‘Very Important’ Six-Furlong Work Before Races At Santa Anita

Trainer Bob Baffert had been watching the weather channel with anticipation throughout the week, as his stable star Arrogate was in need of a serious workout in order to stay on schedule for the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. At Santa Anita, however, rain had drenched the area for nearly a […]

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Drefong wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint
Drefong Powers Away From Masochistic In Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Charles and Susan Chu’s Boama Corporation’s sophomore Drefong was particularly impressive defeating older horses in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, racing most of the way on the lead and turning away Masochistic in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The son of Gio Ponti covered six furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track in […]

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The connections of American Pharoah celebrate capturing the second jewel of the Triple Crown
Report: Relations Between Espinoza And Baffert Improved, But Not Quite Warm And Fuzzy

Although the relationship between American Pharoah trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza appears to have thawed following a contentious article in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, it seems things are not exactly warm and fuzzy between them. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times this week, Baffert indicated the TRC’s description of some kind of ‘feud’ was overblown, but Espinoza […]

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Dortmund dominates the Santa Anita Derby under Martin Garcia
Baffert Names Garcia To Ride Dortmund, Drefong

Despite a rift that kept trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia apart for nearly six months earlier this year, the two have mended fences and Baffert has named Garcia on several key Breeders’ Cup mounts next weekend. According to the Daily Racing Form, Garcia will ride the likely favorite in the Dirt Mile, Dortmund, […]

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Dortmund worked at Santa Anita on Oct. 25
Dortmund, Klimt On List Of Breeders’ Cup Workers At Santa Anita Tuesday

While Arrogate topped trainer Bob Baffert’s list of workers for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Tuesday morning, Dortmund, Klimt and Noted and Quoted also posted impressive moves over the surface. Dortmund, the probable favorite for the Dirt Mile contest, worked six furlongs from the 5 1/2 pole to past the wire in company with […]

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Drefong (Gio Ponti) and jockey Mike Smith win the King's Bishop (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/27/16. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Charles Chu
Drefong Puts In ‘Serious Work’ For Sprint

Charles Chu’s sophomore colt Drefong recorded a bullet workout at Santa Anita Monday morning, his penultimate move before contesting the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. The Bob Baffert trainee broke off at the five-furlong marker, moving to the wire in :58.72 in company. Rider Martin Garcia urged him out another furlong to earn an official six-furlong clocking […]

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Bayern, seen winning the Breeders' Cup Classic with Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert
After Six Months Apart, Garcia Sighted Working Baffert Horses Sunday

Jockey Martin Garcia was seen working horses for trainer Bob Baffert Sunday morning at Santa Anita, the first time the two have worked together since they parted ways in April of this year. “At the end of Del Mar, [Garcia] came to talk,” Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. “To me, I’ve always had the […]

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Union Strike's trainer Shelbe Ruis gets a hug from jockey Martin Garcia after victory in the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante
Business As Usual For Ruis Family After Union Strike’s Debutante Victory

Mick and Wendy Ruis occupied lawn chairs on the patch of artificial turf outside the Ruis Racing LLC stable office here Sunday morning. Inside, their daughter Shelbe took care of business as usual. Well, as usual as it can be when you’re 25 years old and you’ve trained Union Strike, winner of the Grade I […]

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