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Purely Hot, Dam Of Top Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Contender Eight Rings, Supplemented To Keeneland November

Keeneland announced today that graded stakes winner Purely Hot, dam of Grade 1 winner and leading TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) candidate Eight Rings, has been supplemented to the November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 6-17. Purely Hot, in foal to leading sire Union Rags, is consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, […]

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Baffert: ‘No Such Thing As A Weak Classic’

Bob Baffert has four for the money come Breeders’ Cup weekend, Nov. 1 and 2: McKinzie for the Classic, Improbable for the Dirt Mile, Eight Rings for the Juvenile and Bast for the Juvenile Fillies. “I was really happy with McKinzie’s work (six furlongs in 1:12.80 Wednesday),” Baffert said on Thursday morning at Santa Anita. […]

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Baffert: Blinkers Helped Eight Rings Stay ‘A Little More Focused’

Bob Baffert was in a familiar place Friday, his home-away-from-home, Santa Anita Park, specifically the Winner’s Circle. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer sent out Bast to win the Chandelier Stakes by a neck after a captivating stretch duel with 11-1 Comical, then 90 minutes later watched Eight Rings pummel eight foes with a front-running, six-length […]

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Eight Rings Delivers In American Pharoah

SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Fred Hertrich, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables’ Eight Rings was all business in Friday’s Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes, galloping to an easy five-length win on opening day at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old son of Empire Maker, named in honor of New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick’s […]

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American Pharoah Stakes: Stout Field Lined Up For BC Juvenile Prep

Bob Baffert’s Eight Rings, Mark Glatt’s Collusion Illusion, John Shirreffs’ Express Train and Steve Asmussen’s Shoplifted head a strong field of nine juveniles in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes, to be run at a mile and one sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track.   A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the winner […]

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Velazquez Flying Out To Santa Anita To Ride Pair Of Baffert Trainees In Grade 1 Contests

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez has been engaged by Bob Baffert to ride Eight Rings and Bast in the Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes and the Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes opening day this Friday as Santa Anita continues to enhance its historic resume that began on Christmas Day 1934 and will culminate […]

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Eight Rings, Nucky Headline Nominees To Los Alamitos Futurity

Eight Rings, Nucky, the upset winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2 and impressive Los Alamitos debut winner Mo Hawk are among 80 2-year-olds nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity. A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, the Futurity and the Starlet, a Grade I for 2-year-old fillies at the same […]

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Nucky Leads Miller Exacta In Del Mar Futurity; Odds-On Eight Rings Loses Rider

In an eventful renewal of the Grade 1 Runhappy $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., 35-1 longshot Nucky scored by 2 3/4 lengths and then survived an inquiry after the seven-furlong sprint which was marred by an accident involving heavily favored Eight Rings and Storm the […]

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Baffert Seeks 15th Futurity Win On Closing Day At Del Mar

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concludes its 80th summer season of equine action Labor Day Monday in a traditional way, featuring renewal of the Grade I $300,00 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity for two-year-olds as the highlight of a ten-race program. Post time for the first race is 2 p.m. The seven-furlong sprint, which has showcased numerous […]

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