Bob Baffert

Baffert Trainees Game Winner, Marley’s Freedom To Miss Breeders’ Cup

Last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner will skip the Breeders’ Cup and possibly point for a 4-year-old campaign, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form Monday. Game Winner will remain on the track but only for light training. Another Baffert runner who had been pointed toward the Breeders’ Cup, filly sprinter Marley’s Freedom, will […]

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Mucho Gusto, Owendale Among Nominees For Oklahoma Derby

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby will likely include many horses that hit the spotlight on the national level this year; top trainers from across the country are expected to send competitors for the race set for Sunday, Sept. 29. Among the contenders likely to vie for the top purse on the keystone day at […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: California Conflicts?

The U.S. horse racing industry is dealing with yet another controversy this year after the New York Times story about 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify’s positive drug test following the Santa Anita Derby. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the situation, answer questions people likely […]

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Baffert, Churchill, Maryland Jockey Club React To Story Of Justify’s Positive Scopolamine Test

In the wake of a New York Times story revealing that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby, trainer Bob Baffert and his attorney are pushing back against implications Baffert administered the substance to the colt intentionally. Baffert released the following statement on Thursday: “I unequivocally reject any […]

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New York Times: Justify Tested Positive For Scopolamine After Santa Anita Derby; CHRB Dismissed Case

The New York Times reported Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after his victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in early April 2018. According to documents reviewed by Times writer Joe Drape, the California Horse Racing Board subsequently voted to dismiss the case during a closed-door executive […]

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McKinzie Retains Top Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week’s poll. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3. The 4-year-old McKinzie (276 votes), […]

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‘She Tried Her Heart Out’: Chasing Yesterday, Half-Sister To American Pharoah, Retired

Chasing Yesterday, a Grade 1-winning half-sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, has been retired from racing to begin her broodmare career in 2020, Thoroughbred Racing Commentary reports. The 3-year-old Tapit filly has been living at owner/breeder Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm in Georgetown, Ky., after suffering an entrapped […]

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Buck Pond Farm’s Conveyance Sires First Winner At Los Alamitos

It was an eventful trip, but Bronn outlasted his foes on Sept. 8 at Los Alamitos to become the first winner for his sire, Buck Pond Farm resident Conveyance, BloodHorse reports. The dark bay or brown Bronn was part of the battle up front as soon as the gates opened in the one-mile race, but […]

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Eight Rings, Nucky Headline Nominees To Los Alamitos Futurity

Eight Rings, Nucky, the upset winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2 and impressive Los Alamitos debut winner Mo Hawk are among 80 2-year-olds nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity. A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, the Futurity and the Starlet, a Grade I for 2-year-old fillies at the same […]

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Flor De La Mar Returns On Top In Beverly J. Lewis

Making her first start since trailing in a Grade II more than three months ago, Flor de La Mar finished strongly to capture the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Three races later, Oliver was successful in his first dirt route, taking the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes under jockey Martin Garcia. Trained […]

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