Bob Baffert

Eight Rings ‘Very Good’ In Final Work For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Working in company with Azul Coast on Sunday morning, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Eight Rings had his final breeze for Saturday’s $2 million race, going four furlongs in 47.20. Azul Coast, inside of Eight Rings throughout, was timed in 47.60 over Santa Anita’s main track. “I wanted to give him a target,” Bob Baffert said […]

Continue reading
Game Winner To Lane’s End In 2021; Farm Announces 2020 Stud Fees

Champion Two-Year-Old and three-time Grade 1-winner, Game Winner will join Catalina Cruiser as the new additions to the Lane’s End Farm stallion roster, which was announced today. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to stand Game Winner upon retirement in 2021,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. “Champion Two-Year-Olds are hard to come by […]

Continue reading
‘Two Superstars In The Making’: Baffert, Romans Talk Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Hopefuls

Trainers Dale Romans and Bob Baffert are good friends along with being frequent competitors in America’s top races for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds. They face off again in Friday’s $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. Romans, Churchill Downs’ all-time win leader and lifelong Louisvillian, is sending out $400,000 Saratoga yearling Dennis’ Moment, Churchill’s […]

Continue reading
ALL In: Road To The Classic ‘Never Goes According To Plan’

Breeders’ Cup released Episode 4 of Season 2 of ‘ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,’ the six-part original series documenting the world’s best trainers, jockeys, owners and Thoroughbred horses as they prepare for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Episode 4 is currently available for viewing on the Breeders’ Cup YouTube channel, Facebook page […]

Continue reading
Mike Smith Picks Up Rosario’s Former Mount, Yoshida, For Breeders’ Cup Classic

As expected, the all-time winningest Breeders’ Cup jockey will not be without a ride in this year’s Classic. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Friday that Mike Smith will ride Yoshida in the 1 1/4-mile race Nov. 2. The Hall of Fame jockey had been the regular rider for Classic favorite McKinzie, but trainer […]

Continue reading
St Patrick’s Day, Full-Brother To American Pharoah, Retires To Journeyman Stud In Florida

St Patrick’s Day, a stakes-placed full-brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. The 2015 colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma began his career with Bob Baffert at Santa Anita Park on Aug. 20, 2017, finishing second to stablemate Zatter, who […]

Continue reading
Baffert: ‘No Such Thing As A Weak Classic’

Bob Baffert has four for the money come Breeders’ Cup weekend, Nov. 1 and 2: McKinzie for the Classic, Improbable for the Dirt Mile, Eight Rings for the Juvenile and Bast for the Juvenile Fillies. “I was really happy with McKinzie’s work (six furlongs in 1:12.80 Wednesday),” Baffert said on Thursday morning at Santa Anita. […]

Continue reading
Second Season Of ‘All In,’ Breeders’ Cup Docuseries, Premieres On Social Media

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today debuts the first episode of the second season of ‘ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,’ a six-part sports documentary about the horses, jockeys, trainers and owners striving for their place in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, one of the most competitive […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup Classic: Rosario Lands Mount On McKinzie

After telling Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith he would not be riding McKinzie in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Bob Baffert has handed the reins to Joel Rosario, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Smith had ridden McKinzie in each of his 13 starts to date. The Street Sense colt has won seven and […]

Continue reading
McKinzie, Code Of Honor Retain Tops Spots In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie maintains his lead over William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor and Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s 4-year-old Vino Rosso in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, with each horse holding onto the same positions as last week. Trained by Bob Baffert, McKinzie (261 votes), […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram