Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Recap

In today’s edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel explain why the San Felipe Stakes was the best Kentucky Derby prep race so far in 2012, and tell you why the Tampa Bay Derby wasn’t even the best Kentucky Derby prep run in Florida over the weekend. Find out which race was, and more. […]

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Creative Cause, Bodemeister rematch likely in Santa Anita Derby

The one-two finishers in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes are both expected to make their next starts in the Santa Anita Derby.  Winner Creative Cause will have his final Kentucky Derby prep in that race, according to trainer Mike Harrington, while Bob Baffert hopes to see improvement from second-place finisher Bodemeister. “I wasn’t real hard on […]

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TCI: Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe Previews

In this edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel check in with handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment.

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Top West Coast 3-year-olds set for San Felipe

Bob Baffert, who has trained the winners of nine Triple Crown races, faces a compelling challenge with Liaison and Bodemeister, his two entrants among ten 3-year-olds signed up for Santa Anita’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday. Liaison, who has earned $469,560 from 3 wins in 5 starts including […]

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San Felipe: Baffert to send out Bodemeister, not Fed Biz

Trainer Bob Baffert will have two entries in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, but top Derby contender Fed Biz will not be among them.  Baffert tells the Daily Racing Form that Fed Biz “tied up a little” and will miss the race.  Baffert said it wasn’t serious. Instead, CashCall Futurity winner Liaison will […]

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Baffert hopeful Bodemeister ready for stakes company

A three-year-old colt named after Bob Baffert’s son, Bode, turned heads with his maiden-breaking performance at Santa Anita Park Saturday.  Bodemeister zoomed to the lead in the one-mile race and drew off in the stretch for a 9 1/4-length victory under a hand ride from jockey Rafael Bejarano. Now, Baffert’s looking for a race to […]

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