Bob Baffert

Malibu Moon filly tops early Fasig-Tipton bidding

A daughter of Malibu Moon sold for $390,000, giving the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic two-year-olds in training sale a solid start Monday.  Eden’s Moon is the second foal out of the Giant’s Causeway mare, Eden’s Causeway. She was purchased by trainer Bob Baffert, acting as agent for one of his clients.

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May Day Rose an easy winner in the Railbird (G3)

May Day Rose, under Joel Rosario, showed a late turn of foot to win the seven furlong Railbird (G3) in 1:22.26 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park. Trained by Bob Baffert, the daughter of Rockport Harbor was bred by Bridlewood Farm in Florida and is owned by Kaleem Shah.

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Ventana prevails in Maryland Sprint Handicap, avoids DQ

Ventana won a stretch duel with Immortal Eyes, then survived a stewards’ inquiry into a bumping incident to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap Saturday at Pimlico. Jockey Martin Garcia and Ventana veered into his rival in deep stretch, but it wasn’t enough for the stewards to make a change to the result, […]

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Baffert: The Factor has hairline fracture, targeting summer return

Trainer Bob Baffert tells the Blood-Horse a nuclear scan of The Factor revealed a slight hairline fracture of the hind ankle – probably suffered in the Arkansas Derby but undetected until this week. Baffert said the colt should be ready for a late summer and fall campaign, with one target being the King’s Bishop Stakes […]

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Jaycito pointing towards Belmont Stakes

Edited Press Release While answering questions regarding Nehro’s future, owner Ahmed Zayat reiterated that he is “not without ammunition” for the 1 1/2 mile Belmont Stakes, however. “We have been pointing Jaycito to the Belmont, as well,” said Zayat of the colt, a son of 1998 Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop. “We are hoping he […]

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Repole to Baffert: Change 10 minute rule to 10 second rule

Comments made by Bob Baffert that appeared in an L.A. Times story on May 5 suggested that Uncle Mo owner Mike Repole lied about the 2-year-old champion’s health so that he could wager on his horse with higher odds.  “…after 10 minutes, I start babbling, and that’s when I get myself in trouble,” Baffert went […]

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Kentucky Oaks win looks Plum Pretty

Plum Pretty streaked clear in the stretch and held off a late challenge from St. John’s River to win the Grade 1, $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Friday for trainer Bob Baffert. Under Martin Garcia, Plum Pretty (6-1) broke from the pack in the lane and got up by a neck over the […]

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Baffert: Repole “just trying to build a price for himself”

Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert isn’t buying the whole “Uncle Mo is 50-50” line from owner Mike Repole.  On the Churchill Downs backside Thursday morning, Baffert was his usual colorful self with reporters: “Uncle Mo looks fantastic out there to me,” Baffert said. “He’s the best horse in the race. I don’t care what […]

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Santa Anita Handicap winner Misremembered retired

Misremembered emerged with a tendon injury from his second-place finish to Win Willy as the favorite in last month’s Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park and has been retired. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride raced for Jill Baffert and George Jacobs and was trained by Jill’s husband Bob Baffert, who also bred the […]

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