Baffert: ‘Nothing lower than the death of a horse’

Trainer Bob Baffert issued the following statement in the wake of the fatal injury suffered by Tweebster, a Grade 2-placed 5-year-old Tapit gelding who fractured his sesamoids while pulling up after a fifth-place finish as the favorite in a $12,500 claiming race at Santa Anita Park on Sunday. Tweebster, owned by Kaleem Shah Inc. and […]

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Thoroughbred Chat: Can Tweebster beat Twirling Candy?

Leaning heavily on the fact that Bob Baffert has the hottest of hands right now at Santa Anita, Thoroughbred Chat thinks it’s possible Tweebster, not First Dude, can score a victory over Twirling Candy is this weekend’s Big ‘Cap.

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Baffert quartet to take on Twirling Candy in Santa Anita Handicap

“Twirling Candy is a good horse, but it’s the Big Cap and you’ve got to give them a chance.” So said trainer Bob Baffert when confirming to Daily Racing Form that he plans to send out four starters against probably heavy favorite Twirling Candy in Saturday’s $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, a Grade 1 fixture run […]

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Sadler: Twirling Candy all set for Big ‘Cap

Press Release Twirling Candy, an emerging star in the handicap ranks, worked seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday for next Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo& Casino. Under regular rider Joel Rosario, who needs eight more stakes wins this meet to set a Santa Anita record, […]

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Indian Firewater noses Tweebster in San Fernando

Indian Firewater led gate to wire and won a photo finish with late-running Tweebster to take the Grade 2, $150,000 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita Saturday. Jockey Mike Smith and Indian Firewater were game through the stretch as a hard-charging Tweebster looked like he might steal the race late.  The winning time for the […]

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