Bob Baffert

‘A Better Horseman Than I’ll Ever Be’: Former Trainer Richard Hazelton, ‘The King,’ Dies At 88

Richard Hazelton, who won nearly 4,800 races in his career based at Turf Paradise and in Chicago, died Tuesday at age 88, according to TVG, where his son Scott works as an on-air host. A former jockey whose father was also a trainer, Richard Hazelton’s career spanned more than five decades beginning in the 1950s. […]

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McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Grade 1-winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida square off in a contentious renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, to be broadcast nationwide on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Eastern, is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the […]

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Top Four In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Expected For Saturday’s Whitney

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (243 votes) leads Thunder Snow (IRE), Vino Rosso and Preservationist in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, and are all expected to start in Saturday’s $1 million Whitney (G1) from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Bob Baffert, McKinzie will be making […]

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Wrecking Crew The First Winner For Darby Dan’s Sky Kingdom

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Wrecking Crew made his career debut a winning one at Del Mar on Saturday with a facile victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight, becoming the first winner for his sire, Sky Kingdom. An $875,000 graduate from the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Park sale in March where he was sold by Wavertree […]

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Sadler Ties Frankel For Fourth On Del Mar’s All-Time Stakes Winners List

The victory by Campaign in Wednesday’s Cougar II Handicap was the third of the young meeting and the 70th in the career at Del Mar, Calif., for trainer John Sadler. It tied Sadler with the late Hall of Fame conditioner, Bobby Frankel, for fourth on the track’s all-time stakes victories by a trainer. “He was […]

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Servis More Confident In Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell Invitational

Maximum Security, the 8-5 morning line favorite in the field of seven salty sophomores, sets out to reclaim his status as the king of this year’s 3-year-old division in the 52nd edition of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Gary and Mary West’s homebred, who was disqualified for interference after […]

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Two Horses Die, Rider Escapes Serious Injury In Head-On Training Collision At Del Mar

Two unraced horses died and one rider suffered a mild injury in a freak head-on collision during morning training hours at Del Mar racetrack on Thursday, the day after the San Diego track opened its 80th summer meeting. Three horses, two trained by Bob Baffert and one by John Sadler, were working in company from […]

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Catalina Cruiser Faces Five In San Diego Handicap

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser, primed for his title defense in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap will face five challengers in the 1 1/16-mile event that is the main stepping stone to the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 17. “We had him (Catalina Cruiser) out this morning, he’s looking good and we’re […]

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Game Winner On The Rise In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Gary and Mary West’s 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner rose to No. 8 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his commanding five-length victory in Saturday’s Los Alamitos Derby (G3). Trained by Bob Baffert, Game Winner (53 votes), making his first start since finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1), joins stablemate […]

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McKinzie Headed To Whitney, Game Winner Rebounding Into Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won three editions of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course and plans on adding a fourth when he sends last year’s Champion Two-Year-Old Game Winner to the Spa following an effortless victory in the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby on Saturday. Baffert and […]

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