Bob Baffert

Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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‘We Lost A Good Horse’: Reach The World Suffers Catastrophic Injuries During Training

Don Alberto Stable homebred Reach the World suffered catastrophic injuries to his right foreleg during a workout at Santa Anita Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, most recently fourth in the Santa Anita Derby, had to be euthanized as a result of what was reported to be severe sesamoid fractures. “This […]

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Favored Lord Simba Presses The Pace To Los Angeles Victory

Heavily favored Lord Simba pressed the early pace and went on to a dominating 2 ¼ length win under Martin Garcia in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita, as he covered six furlongs in a snappy 1:08.74. Trained by Bob Baffert, the lightly raced 4-year-old colt served notice he could be […]

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Senior Investment Surprises Lexington Contenders For McPeek

Trainer Kenny McPeek seems to be having a banner year so far in 2017, improving his statistics compared to the last couple of seasons. On Saturday, his trainee Senior Investment broke loose at odds of 11-1 in the G3 Lexington Stakes, swallowing up the ground with giant strides to just get his whiskers in front […]

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‘Not The Dortmund He Used To Be’: Fan-Favorite Chestnut Retired To Stud

Dortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita derby winner who finished third to eventual Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in that year’s Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Preakness Stakes, has been retired, trainer Art Sherman said Sunday morning. “It seemed like the right time now that’s he’s getting older,” Sherman said of the five-year-old chestnut horse, […]

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Abel Tasman Headlines Field Of Seven For Santa Anita Oaks

Highly accomplished Abel Tasman and It Tiz Well, along with upstart Paradise Woods head Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, which has a attracted a field of seven 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one sixteenth. To be run for the 78th time, the Santa Anita Oaks, which was run as the Santa Susana […]

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Iliad, Gormley Among Talented Field Of 13 Set For G1 Santa Anita Derby

Top prospects Iliad, Gormley, Reach the World and American Anthem all figure prominently among a field of 13 sophomores in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be contested for the 80th time at a mile and one eighth. With four horses entered, trainer Doug O’Neill will be in search of his third […]

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Midnight Storm Headlines Nominees To Charles Town Classic

Alex Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s versatile Midnight Storm leads a group of six Grade 1 winners that headline a list of 72 nominees for the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) coming up on April 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  Nominations for the 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic closed […]

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Collected Runs Away With Santana Mile; Dortmund Fourth

With heavily favored Dortmund heading a three-horse scramble for the lead, Bob Baffert’s Collected sat a perfect trip under Martin Garcia and took command a quarter mile from home en route to a powerful 3 ¾ length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita. Idle since last year’s Preakness Stakes on May 21, […]

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Arrogate ‘A Little Fresh’ On Return To Baffert’s Barn

Bob Baffert’s world champion Arrogate returned to his Santa Anita base at 12:12 p.m. looking amazingly fresh, considering he’d just come out of quarantine at Los Angeles International Airport following a roughly 20,000 mile round trip trek to Dubai, which resulted in a sensational 2 ¼ length win in last Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World […]

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