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UPDATED: Owner Kaleem Shah Moving Horses From Baffert To Sherman, O’Neill

Thoroughbred owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert are parting ways after an eight-year run that produced at least 11 graded stakes winners, including five Grade 1 winners, topped by Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern. Daily Racing Form broke the news Saturday night after Baffert sent a four-paragraph statement to one of its writers. Neither Baffert nor […]

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Tamarkuz Springs 11-1 Upset In BC Dirt Mile

Shadwell Stables’ Tamarkuz was 11-1 on the board when the field left the gates in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile, but he proved to be a dominant winner, laying well-back early and turning it on down the lane to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Breeders’ Cup veteran jockey Mike Smith recorded his 23rd win […]

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Big Brown’s Move To New York Proved ‘Lucky Timing’ In Stallion Market

Despite the fact that Big Brown won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, a perfect storm conspired against his success at stud in Kentucky, according to thoroughbredracing.com. Not only did the entire country have to deal with the fallout of an economic crisis when he went to stud in 2009, but both Big Brown’s […]

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Baffert Names Garcia To Ride Dortmund, Drefong

Despite a rift that kept trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia apart for nearly six months earlier this year, the two have mended fences and Baffert has named Garcia on several key Breeders’ Cup mounts next weekend. According to the Daily Racing Form, Garcia will ride the likely favorite in the Dirt Mile, Dortmund, […]

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Xpressbet Presents Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita, Wednesday, Oct. 26

It’s day two of Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita, presented by Xpressbet. The XBTV.com cameras at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack will be focused on Breeders’ Cup participants throughout the morning as they prepare for the Nov. 4-5 world championship races. Control Room is on the air, streaming live video from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT […]

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Dortmund, Klimt On List Of Breeders’ Cup Workers At Santa Anita Tuesday

While Arrogate topped trainer Bob Baffert’s list of workers for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Tuesday morning, Dortmund, Klimt and Noted and Quoted also posted impressive moves over the surface. Dortmund, the probable favorite for the Dirt Mile contest, worked six furlongs from the 5 1/2 pole to past the wire in company with […]

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After Six Months Apart, Garcia Sighted Working Baffert Horses Sunday

Jockey Martin Garcia was seen working horses for trainer Bob Baffert Sunday morning at Santa Anita, the first time the two have worked together since they parted ways in April of this year. “At the end of Del Mar, [Garcia] came to talk,” Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. “To me, I’ve always had the […]

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Dortmund Headed To Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Not Classic

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund will be heading to the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 4 as opposed to the Classic, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form on Tuesday. The 4-year-old son of Big Brown will be likely to face sprint champion Runhappy, Texas Chrome, and possibly Frosted (who is still under consideration for […]

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California Chrome The Easiest Of Winners In Awesome Again Stakes

In what can only be described as yet another effortless performance, racing superstar California Chrome was geared down at the wire to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths over familiar rival Dortmund. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farm under the banner California Chrome LLC, the 5-year-old son of […]

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California Chrome Heavily Favored To Polish Off Awesome Again Foes

With the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita looming on Nov. 5, superstar California Chrome, North America’s all-time earnings leader with $13,252,650, towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles at The Great Race Place. The Awesome Again is a Win and You’re In Challenge race […]

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