Bob Baffert

West Coast Dominates Pennsylvania Derby; Runner-Up Irap Vanned Off

Gary and Mary West’s aptly-named West Coast dominated his second straight Grade 1 race in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, cruising under the wire 7 1/4 lengths in front of his competition. Off as the heavy favorite at 4-5 under Mike Smith, West Coast galloped alongside the pacesetter Outplay down the backstretch, ranged up alongside […]

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Smith’s Mid-Race Move Fails As It Tiz Well Runs Down Abel Tasman In Cotillion

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith tried a similar tactic to that he employed aboard Abel Tasman in the CCA Oaks, moving the Kentucky Oaks winner toward the lead about a half-mile into Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes, but it wouldn’t work a second time. It was Drayden Van Dyke aboard Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ It […]

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Baffert Watching Over Parx Contenders As Barnes Recuperates In California

Trainer Bob Baffert put the finishing touches on West Coast and Abel Tasman early this morning, sending both out for a mile-long gallop. Baffert and Mary and Gary West, owners of West Coast will receive a bonus of $50,000 each for having won the Grade I Travers as part of the Pennsylvania Derby bonus program. […]

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Abel Tasman Lista Para Mantener Su Hegemonía Este Sábado En El Cotillion Stakes

Abel Tasman es la tresañera más destacada en lo que va de temporada, y su posible enfrentamiento ante las maduras en la Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) añade aún más expectativa a una de las más esperadas carreras de la emblemática jornada. La castaña hija de Quality Road llega al Cotillion Stakes (G1, $1,000,000) con una […]

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West Coast En Busca De Su Quinto Triunfo Consecutivo Este Sábado En El Pennsylvania Derby

Luego de su convincente triunfo en el Travers S. (G1), el castaño West Coast tratará de lograr su quinta victoria consecutiva y a la vez su segunda selectiva Grado 1 al enfrentar a nueve rivales este sábado en el Pennsylvania Derby (G1, $1,000,000), una de las dos pruebas centrales del programa de Parx Racing. Cotizado […]

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Baffert Pair Abel Tasman, West Coast Headline Cotillion, Pennsylvania Derby

Hall of Famers Bob Baffert and Mike Smith are heading into Parx Racing’s premier weekend with the favorite in both the $1 million Cotillion and $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby. Travers winner West Coast, owned by Gary and Mary West, is the 8-5 morning-line choice for the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. The 3-year-old son of Flatter […]

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Cupid Gearing Up For Start In G1 Awesome Again

Cupid, one of the seemingly endless line of stars in Bob Baffert’s stakes galaxy, worked four furlongs Monday for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, Sept. 30, one of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races at The Great Race Place that will entitle the winners to […]

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In Arrogate’s First Work Since Pacific Classic, Baffert Seeks ‘Input’ From Rider Bejarano

Still the highest-rated racehorse of 2017 by Longines, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate worked on Monday for the first time since the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song breezed a half mile by himself over the Santa Anita strip in :49 3/5, ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Jockey Martin Garcia is Arrogate’s […]

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Baffert Assistant Jimmy Barnes Suffers Fractured Pelvis In ‘Freaky’ Training Incident

Long a top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Jimmy Barnes can usually be seen accompanying his equine charges across the world on a lead pony. On Sunday, according to drf.com, the pony 58-year-old Barnes was riding stumbled and unseated him. Barnes was transported to the hospital and diagnosed with a fractured pelvis. How […]

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Graded Stakes Winner American Freedom To Stand At Airdrie Stud

Gary and Mary West’s graded-stakes winning colt American Freedom has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones’s Airdrie Stud for the 2018 breeding season. A $500,000 September yearling purchase from the last crop of the influential sire Pulpit, the Bob Baffert trained American Freedom emerged as one […]

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