Bob Baffert

REMEMBER TO MISREMEMBER

By Rob Whiteley Remember to Misremember … in other words, remember to forget the old wives’ tale that foals out of younger mares are somehow better or have more potential than foals out of older mares. When the Bob Baffert-bred and trained Misremembered won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap on March 6 (and […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BREEDING DOWN THE TRAIL

By Ray Paulick Gulf Coast Farms, the Florida-based operation of veterinarian Jerry Bailey and Utah horseman Lance Robinson, is known more for its pinhooking of yearlings to 2-year-old sales than for breeding. However, 10 weeks into the 2010 racing season, Gulf Coast is one of two breeders in North America to be represented by a […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Just a smattering of graded stakes action will take place this weekend. Saturday’s Santa Anita card features the Grade 3 Sham for 3-year-olds and though the field has no graded stakes winners in it, an outstanding showing at the 1 1/8-mile distance could put the winner in the Derby picture. Bob Baffert’s The Program, a […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by KEENELAND: A FIRST LOOK AT 2010

  This is our first look at American Graded Stakes Standings for 2010, and though it’s early in the year, there are some patterns established that I think we can count on to continue in the coming months. Trainer Bob Baffert is the leader by American Graded Stakes wins, with three in the first five […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC HORSE SUPPLIES

UPDATE: Santa Anita has cancelled its Saturday racing program due to heavy rain and ongoing drainage problems with its main track Pro-Ride surface. On Saturday, Santa Anita’s 10-race program will feature five stakes races, including the Grade 1 Las Virgenes and a pair of Grade 2s, the Strub and the Robert B. Lewis. The Las […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: JUVENILE HALL

  By Ray Paulick With the Experimental Free Handicap released today, it seems the appropriate time to take a look at the 2-year-old winners of 2009 American Graded Stakes. There are a few trends among the 33 individual 2-year-old AGS winners that jumped off the data pages compiled by the Paulick Report. Among them: homebreds […]

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CALIFORNIA HORSEMEN FOR CHANGE DOMINATE CTT ELECTION

By Ray PaulickTrainers in Northern and Southern California have elected a new board of directors to California Thoroughbred Trainers after the sitting board agreed to resign en masse when confronted by possible decertification last year by a new organization, California Horsemen for Change, started by one-time California Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association leader Darrell Vienna. […]

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ECLIPSE AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED; RACHEL AND ZENYATTA LEAD LIST

It’s finalist day for the 2009 Eclipse Awards. With perhaps the exception of Dolphus Morrison as a finalists for breeder, no real surprises among the list of candidates. Headlined by Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta as the only two listed in the Horse of the Year category, the complete list of the finalists are listed below. […]

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AZERI’S FIRST FOAL WINS DEBUT FOR BAFFERT, SHAH

By Ray Paulick Take Control, an A.P. Indy colt who is the first foal produced from 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, posted an impressive last to first victory while making his career debut for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Kaleem Shah in Wednesday’s third race at Santa Anita Wednesday. The colt, purchased by […]

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EQUIBASE ANNOUNCES FINAL NORTH AMERICAN EARNINGS LEADERS FOR 2009

Press Release For the first time, female Thoroughbreds occupy the top two spots on the list of leading North American earners in 2009, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Zenyatta earned $3,330,000 in 2009 to become the fourth filly or mare, and the […]

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