Baffert Update: Game Winner To Santa Anita Derby, Improbable To Arkansas Derby

by | 03.17.2019 | 3:09pm
Game Winner came up a nose short of running down Omaha Beach in the G2 Rebel

Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with the runs of his previously undefeated sophomore colts at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, as each lost a division of the G2 Rebel Stakes by a neck or less.

According to, juvenile champion Game Winner (Candy Ride) will return home to Santa Anita Park and be pointed for the April 6 Santa Anita Derby. Improbable (City Zip), meanwhile, is expected to return to Oaklawn for the G1 Arkansas Derby on the following weekend.

“I'm just thankful I got to run them,” Baffert said. “They ran their races. They just got beat. Both ran big races off a layoff.”

Game Winner had not started since the Breeders' Cup, while Improbable's most recent outing came in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity.

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