Dabster Takes Aim On Dubai World Cup; Gift Box, McKinzie Unlikely

With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s richest race continues to take shape with haste. In as much, the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirate Airline (G1) appears to have a nice balance of familiar faces and new players, in both equine and human form. One such candidate […]

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McKinzie Assigned High Weight Of 123 Pounds For Santa Anita Handicap

Multiple Grade I winner McKinzie, who finished second by a half-length as the 1-2 favorite in the Feb. 2 San Pasqual Stakes under 123 pounds, has been assigned one pound less for Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino at a mile and a quarter. Next on the list is Gift Box […]

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13 Go In San Marcos At Santa Anita; Dabster Tries Turf For First Time

In what appears to be the best betting race on Santa Anita’s 11-race card Saturday, the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes has attracted 13 older horses who will compete at a mile and one quarter on turf.  Originally scheduled to be run this past Saturday, the San Marcos was shifted to this Saturday due […]

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McKinzie, Battle Of Midway Square Off In San Pasqual At Santa Anita

Two of America’s best older horses, McKinzie and Battle of Midway, head a field of eight 4-year-olds and up going a mile and one eighth in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita.  Throw in Dabster, who like McKinzie, is trained by Bob Baffert, and the San Pasqual, which is a traditional […]

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Talamo Getting A ‘Good Shot’ On Baffert’s Dabster In San Antonio

The unflagging initiative of youth has paid dividends for Joe Talamo. The Louisiana native, who turns 29 on Jan. 12, has achieved gainful employment with Bob Baffert, joining Mike Smith, Drayden Van Dyke and other elite riders who have ready access to the two-time Triple Crown winning trainer’s blueblood stock. One of Joe’s current mainstays […]

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Battle Of Midway Fights Off Dabster To Win Native Diver

In a virtual match race, odds-on favored Battle of Midway, piloted by Flavien Prat, outdueled a game Dabster, ridden by Joe Talamo, to win the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. With the field reduced to three runners after the withdrawal of Roman Rosso, Gift Box and Kershaw, Battle of Midway and Dabster […]

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Rocketry Makes It Two In A Row In Marathon Stakes

Centennial Farms’ Rocketry dug in late to pass pace-setting Dabster and win the $200,000 Marathon Stakes, the conclusion of Breeders’ Cup Friday at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens and ridden by Joel Rosario, Rocketry was relegated to last through the opening stages of the race while the Bob Baffert-trained Dabster led for 1 ½ […]

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‘Remember McKinzie!’: Baffert Has Colt Ready For ‘Tall Order’ In Classic

Bob Baffert’s battle cry for the Breeders’ Cup Classic won’t be “Remember the Alamo!,” but it could be “Remember McKinzie!” Seemingly the odd horse out although he is among the three favorites for the Classic to be run Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs, McKinzie is the third choice behind John Sadler trainee Accelerate and Baffert’s […]

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Dabster Proves Best In Inaugural Los Alamitos Special

Less than four weeks after winning the Harry F. Brubaker at Del Mar, Dabster added a second stakes victory to his resume, taking the inaugural $100,690 Los Alamitos Special Sunday at Los Alamitos race course in Cypress, Calif. After tracking the pace set by Little Scotty, who opened a four-length lead through the first half […]

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