Baffert: ‘Getting Excited This Time Of The Year About Our Young Horses’

by | 12.23.2017 | 12:27pm
Baffert keeps watch over Pennsylvania Derby favorite West Coast

After American Pharoah and Arrogate, what will Bob Baffert pull out of his hat for the 2018 season?

“I'm coming off two remarkable, ridiculous years,” the Hall of Fame trainer told the Pasadena Star-News. “It's going to be tough because (this year) I made over $26 million. I never dreamed of that. One horse (Arrogate) made $13 (million) of it. It's a hard act to follow. It's tough.”

His stable is certainly not lacking talented horses at the moment, despite the retirement of Arrogate. Horses like Collected, West Coast, Hoppertunity, and Mor Spirit will keep the excitement going through the winter and spring, as well as the continued careers of Abel Tasman and Vale Dori.

In terms of upcoming 3-year-olds, Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini and the talented McKinzie are both solid hopes for the Baffert team.

“If you stay at it … we're always getting excited this time of the year about our young horses,” said Baffert. “We're always looking for that next big horse.”

Read more at the Pasadena Star-News.

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