Bob Baffert

Baffert Relishes Mucho Gusto’s Pegasus Win From Afar; Colt Earns Invitation To Saudi Cup

Idle since fourth in the Grade III Oklahoma Derby Sept. 29, Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita-based Mucho Gusto ran the race of his life in yesterday’s Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream, winning by 4 ½ lengths while getting a mile and one eighth in 1:48.85. Ridden for the first time in […]

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Baffert-Trained Mucho Gusto Makes It Look Easy In Pegasus World Cup

Several weeks ago, it looked like Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn’t have a horse in the fourth running of the G1 Pegasus World Cup. When 4-year-old Mucho Gusto put in a particularly good work from the gate on Jan. 16 at Santa Anita, Baffert decided to send the colt over to Gulfstream to […]

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Sadler Sends Two In Six-Horse Field For Grade 2 Palos Verdes

Trainer John Sadler’s talented 6-year-old gelding Flagstaff, idle since Nov. 2, heads a field of six older horses going six furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita. A game nose winner of the seven furlong Damascus Stakes Nov. 2, Flagstaff, a lightly raced son of Eclipse Champion Sprinter Speightstown, will […]

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Javier Castellano Picks Up Pegasus Mount On Spun To Run

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, reports drf.com. Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero made the announcement on Tuesday, after the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun breezed a half mile in :47.51 at Palm Meadows. “I didn’t think he […]

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‘He’s Got A Lot Of Speed’: Baffert Seeks Second Pegasus Victory With ‘Quick’ Mucho Gusto

Bob Baffert returns to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy after a one-year absence Saturday with Mucho Gusto, a 4-year-old colt whose strong workout last week convinced the Hall of Fame trainer that he is ready for prime time. Baffert won the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup in 2017 with […]

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‘Upsetting And Surprising’ Call From Irad Ortiz Leaves Spun To Run Riderless For Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero suddenly has to deal with an unforeseen issue a week before the $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. According to drf.com, the trainer got a call from Irad Ortiz, Jr. on Saturday morning that the jockey had decided to take a different mount in the race, leaving Guerrero’s trainee Spun […]

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Ruis Files Petition In Los Angeles Court Over CHRB Handling Of Justify Scopolamine Case

The following press release was distributed to media by Darrell Vienna, the attorney representing owner Mick Ruis, on Monday evening: On January 13, 2019, Mick Ruis, whose horse, Bolt d’Oro, finished second in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby, filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking for a writ ordering the California Horse […]

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At 67, Baffert Just Five Wins Shy Of 3,000 Career Victories

Bob Baffert, already with a resume good enough to be in the Hall Fame twice over, is approaching another milestone, career victory number 3,000. The two-time Triple Crown winner, who is celebrating his 67th birthday (Monday), has eight wins through eight days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, and 2,995 overall from 13,214 starters. He also […]

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Bast Tops Baffert Trifecta In Santa Ynez

With three Grade I wins to her credit, Bob Baffert’s Bast shortened up in distance and rallied to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke.  A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast got seven furlongs while geared down late in 1:23.42. Baffert, who collected his […]

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No Pegasus For McKinzie; Baffert Trainee Will Make Next Start In Saudi Cup

Though the 5-year-old son of Street Sense made the list of invitees to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup, McKinzie’s first start of 2020 won’t come until the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 29, trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com on Sunday. Most recently the runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Classic behind Vino Rosso, McKinzie’s highlight […]

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