Schiappa: Trust me, Baffert will be at the World Cup

by | 03.27.2012 | 2:12pm

Apparently, a heart attack isn't going to keep Bob Baffert from cheering on his charge Game On Dude at Meydan during Saturday's Dubai World Cup.

As Baffert recovers in a Dubai hospital from surgery to insert stents into two arteries, Bernie Schiappa, part-owner of Game On Dude, tells the Daily Racing Form there's little doubt the Hall of Fame trainer will be at the races.

“Is the sky blue? Are you kidding me?” Schiappa said Tuesday.  “You'd have to drag him out of here. Trust me, he'll be here. He'll probably be sitting next to Sheikh [Mohammed].”

Schiappa credits the Sheikh with Baffert's “amazing” and swift medical care in Dubai.  The Sheikh's Twitter feed posted a picture of Baffert resting comfortably in a hospital bed Tuesday.

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