Bob Baffert

Pegasus World Cup: Giant Expectations Y Collected Impresionan Con Su Velocidad

Al revisar la posible nómina de inscritos para la segunda edición de la Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1, $16,000,000), una de las cosas que más llama la atención es la cantidad de velocistas que participarán en la importante competencia del venidero sábado 27 en Gulfstream Park. Dos de estos raudos ejemplares trabajaron de manera muy […]

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Baffert-Trained Mourinho Cruises To Easy Smarty Jones Victory

Tap Daddy was sent after the heavy favorite Mourinho out of the starting gate, but the Bob Baffert trainee beat his four rivals to the first turn by a length. For owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Super Saver led throughout Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, cruising under the wire an easy […]

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‘Tremendous’ Work Has Collected Ready For Gun Runner Rematch

Collected, working for a rematch with probable Horse of the Year Gun Runner in the $16 million Pegasus Cup World Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27, breezed seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday morning at 7:45 in 1:24.20 under Mike Smith, who rides the son of City Zip in the world’s richest race to be decided at […]

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Solomini’s Sophomore Debut Delayed After Spiking Temperature

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini, who was most recently disqualified from victory in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity in December, has had his 3-year-old debut delayed slightly after spiking a temperature over the weekend. The Daily Racing Form reports that the son of Curlin was being pointed to the G3 Robert Lewis Stakes Feb. 3. “He was […]

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West Coast Works In Company From The Gate Toward World’s Richest Race

Multiple Grade I winner West Coast, favored to win an Eclipse Award as outstanding three-year-old male of 2017, worked six furlongs handily from the gate in a bullet 1:12 at 7:45 Sunday morning for the world’s richest race, the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27. West Coast went in company with Cat Burglar, who was […]

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Baffert-Trained Mourinho Favored For Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Mourinho is the 3-2 program favorite for Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, Oaklawn’s first of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and beyond. The Smarty Jones will offer 17 points to the top four finishers (10-4-2-1) toward starting eligibility for the Kentucky Derby. The 1-mile Smarty Jones not only attracted the California-based Mourinho, […]

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Castellano Sticks With West Coast; Irad Ortiz To Ride Sharp Azteca In Pegasus

On Monday, a deal was announced to get Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca into the starting gate for the Pegasus World Cup. Ron Paolucci will lease the spot he purchased to Sharp Azteca’s owner Ivan Rodriguez for the $16 million contest. Sharp Azteca was ridden to victory in the Cigar Mile by Hall of Fame […]

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American Pharoah Statue To Be Unveiled At Oaklawn Park On Jan. 11

As a lasting tribute to the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, who began his historic campaign at Oaklawn, the track will unveil a life-size bronze statue of American Pharoah Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. Oaklawn opens for its 114th live racing season Jan. 12 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. Zayat Stables LLC.’s American Pharoah, trained by Hall […]

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All Sources Handle Up 23 Percent Saturday At Santa Anita Park

With seven Winter Meet racing days in the books, momentum continues to build at Santa Anita, as Saturday’s all sources pari-mutuel handle of $12.7 million marked a 23 percent increase over last year’s $10.3 million. Along with the fact a number of tracks back east were shuttered due to inclement weather, robust field size (9.4 […]

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Undefeated McKinzie Professional For In-Hand Sham Victory

Racing without blinkers, Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie was the consummate professional in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old son of Street Sense sat off the pace under Mike Smith, then drew even with the frontrunner All Out Blitz at the head of the lane. McKinzie, named for […]

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