Bob Baffert

Improbable Draws The Rail, Made Arkansas Derby Favorite

Another year, another Arkansas Derby program favorite for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Improbable, who races for WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing, was installed the 8-5 morning line choice for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) Saturday at Oaklawn. Post positions for the 1 1/8-mile race were drawn Wednesday afternoon, […]

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Baffert Contenders 1-2-3 In Latest Kentucky Derby Media Poll

The Thoroughbred Daily News’ Bill Finley simply summed up the latest 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll results. “Baffert. Baffert. Baffert.” As in, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert conditions the Top 3 contenders in the rankings assembled each Monday by HorseRacingNation.com leading up to the first Saturday in May. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster claimed the No. 1 […]

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Roadster Emerges As 6-1 Favorite In Fourth Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With just four weeks before the 145th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), Santa Anita Derby (GI) winner Roadster emerged from a six-way battle for favoritism as the 6-1 betting choice in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Roadster was followed in the wagering by […]

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Roadster Runs Down Stablemate Game Winner In The Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert called it last summer: the trainer told TMZ that his next Kentucky Derby winner just might be a gray colt named Roadster. On Saturday, Speedway Stable’s Roadster evolved into a Grade 1 winner with a 3/4-length triumph over his stablemate and last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. The […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: California Power

While two of this weekend’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby preps, the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes, drew large fields, the Santa Anita Derby will go off with half a dozen runners. Still, the Santa Anita Derby has been extremely influential for decades on the Kentucky Derby results, and despite the small field, there’s some […]

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Baffert Looking To Pick Up Kentucky Derby Points For Roadster

Bob Baffert had a question after both Roadster and McKinzie drew the rail for their respective races Saturday, the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.: “Do they put me in the one hole and then draw the races?” The answer, of course, is no. It just […]

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Wood, Blue Grass And Santa Anita Derby Coverage On NBCSN

After Maximum Security’s impressive wire-to-wire win last Saturday in the Florida Derby and with exactly one month to the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports continues its extensive coverage of Derby prep races this Saturday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. ET with live coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa […]

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Bellafina, Chasing Yesterday Meet For First Time In Santa Anita Oaks

A pair of tremendously talented 3-year-old fillies, owner Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina and Summer Wind Equine’s Chasing Yesterday, will face each other for the first time as they head a field of five sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks. Fresh of a gutty three-quarter-length win in the Grade II, one mile Las […]

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McKinzie Faces Five, Including Gift Box, In G1 Big ‘Cap

Two of the top older horses on the West Coast, John Sadler’s Gift Box and Bob Baffert’s McKinzie, head a field of six 4-year-olds and up in the 82nd running of the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap this Saturday.  Originally run in 1934, the Big ‘Cap, America’s longest continually run “hundred grander,” will again be […]

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Baffert Holds Strong Hand With Game Winner, Roadster In Santa Anita Derby

A winner of a record eight Santa Anita Derbies, including last year’s running with eventual Triple Crown Champion and Horse of the Year Justify, Bob Baffert again appears to be on racing’s pole position as he sends out likely favorite Game Winner and top contender Roadster among a field of six sophomores in this Saturday’s […]

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