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Baffert-Trained 3-Year-Old Charlatan Graduates To Two Turns At Santa Anita

In an absolutely virtuoso performance, Bob Baffert’s Charlatan, in his second career start, daylighted his competition by 10 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s sixth race at Santa Anita, a first condition allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the chestnut colt by Speightstown led every step of the way and got the […]

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Unraced At 2, Charlatan Tries To Follow In Justify’s Hoofprints At Santa Anita

Although plenty of attention will be focused on Santa Anita’s  seventh race Saturday, the Grade 1 Beholder Mile, the eyes of the racing world will also be riveted on the race just before it, a $57,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Bob Baffert’s talented Charlatan, a  5 3/4-length first-out maiden winner on Feb. 16, […]

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Authentic Remains Undefeated In San Felipe

SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Fred Hertrich, John Fielding, and Golconda Stables’ Authentic delivered on his 6-5 favoritism in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, grabbing the lead early and pulling away down the lane to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for […]

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Baffert Playing Triple Crown Cards Close To The Vest After Impressive Debut Of Charlatan

Bob Baffert unleashed another dazzling 3-year-old from his seemingly infinite band of blueblood buzz saws when he sent out Charlatan to capture his debut race Sunday, scoring by 5 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke in 1:08.85 for six furlongs, an eye-opening clocking on a track that has been playing seconds slower through the first […]

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Green-Running Sham Winner Authentic May Be Fitted With Blinkers, Ear Plugs For Next Start

Bob Baffert was sitting pretty Sunday morning after Authentic emerged in good order from his authoritative 7 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes, the West Coast’s first major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 and beyond that the Kentucky Derby on May 2. “He looked good […]

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Authentic Runs Away With Derby Points In Sham Stakes

Although extremely green late, Bob Baffert’s Authentic stamped himself as a top tier Derby contender with a powerful gate to wire triumph in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke the Kentucky-bred colt by Into Mischief got a flat mile in 1:37.57. Sent from his rail post position, […]

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Bast Fends Off Challenge From Donna Veloce To Win Starlet

Baoma Corp’s Bast, already a two-time Grade 1 winner, grabbed the lead at the start and refused to relinquish it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, the juvenile daughter of Uncle Mo turned the tables on Breeders’ Cup runner up Donna Veloce, the 1-5 […]

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Four-Win Saturday Boosts Flavien Prat To Third In Del Mar Rider Standings

Flavien Prat won four races Saturday at Del Mar, doubling his previous win total and moving the 2018 summer season champion into third place in the rider standings. With eight wins from 27 mounts, Prat is two behind leader Drayden Van Dyke (10/37) and one behind Abel Cedillo (9/40). Prat’s quadruple on Saturday consisted of: […]

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High Velocity Outduels Favored Strongconstitution In Bob Hope

Gary and Mary West’s High Velocity, a $350,000 purchase as a yearling, appeared worth every cent Saturday as he outdueled highly-regarded Strongconstitution to win Del Mar’s featured Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes in convincing fashion. High Velocity, a son of Quality Road sent off at odds of even-money, went to the front at the […]

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