Bob Baffert

Van Dyke Voted Jockey Of The Week For Del Mar Stakes Double

With a pair of stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, Drayden Van Dyke was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 12-18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Baffert-Trained Horses Dominate Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

Seven horses conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer and four-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, are among the 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. Unbeaten Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Game Winner heads the Baffert arsenal and is […]

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John T.L. Jones Jr.: Mediator, Mentor, Horse Trader, Legend

It’s been more than 20 years since I found myself standing next to John T.L. Jones Jr. in the check-in line at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. We were there as guests of The Jockey Club at the Members Dinner on the eve of the annual Round Table on Matters Pertaining […]

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Triple Crown Memorabilia Raises $67,850 For Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

Enthusiastic bidding and the sale of LeRoy Neiman’s Black Lab for $149,500, including buyer premium, headlined the sixth annual Sporting Art Auction, a collaboration between Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, held Sunday afternoon at Keeneland. Among the highlights of the auction was the sale of items belonging to Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify […]

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Godolphin’s Exciting 2-Year-Old Winner Coliseum ‘Has Been Tough To Work With,’ Says Baffert

Coliseum, a homebred son of Tapit for Godolphin LLC of Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai, wired the field in the 7-furlong opener on Saturday at Del Mar, clocking a faster final time of 1:23.13 than his stablemate Mucho Gusto in the G3 Bob Hope (1:23.51) later on the same card. Making his career debut, […]

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Baffert Trainee Mucho Gusto Workmanlike In Bob Hope Win

Heavily favored Mucho Gusto showed speed from the gate, repelled several challenges along the way and reported home a length and a half winner of the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The flashy chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man, a $625,000 sale purchase who races out of the powerful barn […]

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Baffert’s Double Barrel Shot Down To One For Grade 3 Bob Hope

Saturday’s $100,000 Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes – the first of nine graded stakes on the fall racing at Del Mar schedule – falls right in the wheelhouse of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. It’s for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs on the main track, conditions which have produced an ample number of victories that […]

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‘Did They Forget The Boy?’: Baffert Says Justify Slam-Dunk Horse Of The Year

While many observers believe this year’s Horse of the Year will be a close vote, trainer Bob Baffert tells Horse Racing Nation it’s an “easy” decision to go with Triple Crown winner Justify. “Everybody, they’re talking that other horse. I go, ‘What?’” Baffert said. “Did they forget the boy? It’s easy. It’s like, ‘Eh, Triple […]

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Pharoah’s Half-Sister Chasing Yesterday Adds Desi Arnaz Stakes To Growing Resume

The half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Summer Wind Equine’s homebred Chasing Yesterday continues to build up her resume on the Southern California circuit. The 2-year-old daughter of Tapit captured Monday’s Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/2 lengths, fighting a strong headwind in the stretch to best the three-horse field. Ridden […]

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Auction Of Triple Crown Memorabilia To Benefit Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has donated two items belonging to Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify to the 2018 Sporting Art Auction, to be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky. Proceeds from the two Baffert donations will benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund. Lot 100B […]

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