Bob Baffert

Green-Running Sham Winner Authentic May Be Fitted With Blinkers, Ear Plugs For Next Start

Bob Baffert was sitting pretty Sunday morning after Authentic emerged in good order from his authoritative 7 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes, the West Coast’s first major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 and beyond that the Kentucky Derby on May 2. “He looked good […]

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Authentic Runs Away With Derby Points In Sham Stakes

Although extremely green late, Bob Baffert’s Authentic stamped himself as a top tier Derby contender with a powerful gate to wire triumph in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke the Kentucky-bred colt by Into Mischief got a flat mile in 1:37.57. Sent from his rail post position, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sham, Santa Ynez Offering Points Opportunities

Four graded stakes races are on the card this weekend, with one each offering points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, respectively. The G3 Sham at Santa Anita on Saturday features a six-horse field offering 10 Derby points to the winner. The morning-line favorite is Bob Baffert trainee Authentic, with co-second choices of his stablemate […]

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Bast Leads Trio From Baffert Barn Seeking Kentucky Oaks Points In Santa Ynez

Bob Baffert’s brilliant 3-year-old filly Bast, a three-time Grade 1 stakes winner, heads a field of seven sophomore fillies going seven furlongs in Sunday’s G2, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Baffert is also represented by a pair of impressive first-out maiden winners, Auberge and Golden Principal, as he seeks his […]

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Sham Stakes Set To Kick Off California’s 2020 Road To The Triple Crown

California’s road to the 2020 Triple Crown begins Saturday at Santa Anita with the running of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes, a mile test for youngsters that just turned 3 years old and offering 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one to the […]

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Omaha Beach Takes On Roadster, Complexity In Opening Day Malibu

The morning line favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby, Richard Mandella’s Omaha Beach rates top billing in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Runhappy Malibu Stakes, one of four graded offerings on opening day at The Great Race Place. The Runhappy Malibu, for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, has attracted a field of five, including this year’s Santa […]

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McMahon Of Saratoga Thoroughbreds To Host Stallion Show On December 21

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announced today their annual stallion show will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Breeders will be able to inspect McMahon’s latest stallion addition, Solomini, a multiple Grade 1-placed 2-year-old by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. Just added to the roster last week, Solomini leaves Kentucky Friday […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told horseracingnation.com. The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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Bast Fends Off Challenge From Donna Veloce To Win Starlet

Baoma Corp’s Bast, already a two-time Grade 1 winner, grabbed the lead at the start and refused to relinquish it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, the juvenile daughter of Uncle Mo turned the tables on Breeders’ Cup runner up Donna Veloce, the 1-5 […]

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Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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