Coliseum Off Derby Trail; Baffert Plans ‘Reboot’ For Quirky Son Of Tapit

Godolphin homebred Coliseum finished third in Sunday’s G2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, defeated as the 0.70-1 favorite in the field of five. Trainer Bob Baffert told that the 3-year-old son of Tapit is “better than that,” and officially declared the colt off the Kentucky Derby trail. “I’m going to reboot him, kick him […]

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Sparky Ville Upsets Baffert Pair In San Vicente At Santa Anita

Coming from just off the pace under Joel Rosario, Del Secco DCS Racing’s Sparky Ville posted a 7-1 upset in Sunday’s Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, edging 2-1 second choice Dessman by a nose. Coliseum, the 3-5 favorite who like Dessman is trained by Bob Baffert, finished 6 1/2 lengths back in […]

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Derby Prospect Coliseum: Baffert Using San Vicente ‘To Teach Him To Settle’

Bob Baffert expects the real Coliseum to show up tomorrow in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs after disappointing as the 3-10 choice in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile on Jan. 5, finishing sixth by 4 ¼ lengths. Such is life on the Triple Crown trail in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sam Davis, San Vicente Top 3-Year-Old Action

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go will kick off his 2019 season in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, while Sunday’s top sophomore contest is the G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita Park, featuring Bob Baffert pair Coliseum and Dessman. Only the Davis features points on the Road to the Kentucky […]

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‘Dreaming In Technicolor’: Baffert Bullish On 2019 Derby Candidates

Chad Brown has won an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding trainer for the past three years, but if there was a category for most recognizable trainer, Bob Baffert would have retired the cup by now. He’s on TV more than Lucy reruns. Winning the Kentucky Derby five times and sweeping the Triple Crown twice […]

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Baffert ‘Getting Some Changes’ From Talented Coliseum With New Equipment

Godolphin homebred Coliseum is obviously talented, but his personality has proven difficult for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert to manage. The 3-year-old son of Tapit out of Grade 1 winner Game Face first excited Kentucky Derby dreams with his 6 3/4-length debut victory at Del Mar in November, but missed the break in the Jan. […]

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Game Winner Clocks Half-Mile Breeze In Second Workout Since Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner had his second work of 2019 on Sunday at Santa Anita Park, breezing a half-mile in :48.60 for trainer Bob Baffert. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride is being aimed for the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 as his first start of the season. “He’ll get ready […]

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No Plans Yet For Sham Winner Gunmetal Gray; Coliseum ‘Needed The Race’

Because more than half an inch of rain inundated the Arcadia area last night, there was no training on the main track at Santa Anita on an otherwise invigorating Sunday morning, sunshine breaking through stretches of low-hanging white clouds and snow nestled sparsely atop the San Gabriel Mountains and familiar old Mt. Baldy. That didn’t […]

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Gunmetal Gray Shoots By The Field For Sham Victory; Favored Coliseum Off The Board

West Point Thoroughbreds, Pearl Racing and Hollendorfer LLC’s Gunmetal Gray posted the 7-2 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes, coming from the rear of the field to pass all six of his sophomore rivals in the stretch and complete one mile over Santa Anita’s fast track in 1:38.96. Ridden by Mike Smith for fellow […]

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