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Long Weekend Fights Off Echo Town To Win Oaklawn’s Bachelor Stakes

BCWT Ltd’s Long Weekend extended his win streak to three in a row with his front-running victory in the $100,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., on Saturday. Coming off a runaway victory in Oaklawn’s Gazebo Stakes March 21, Long Weekend once again shot to the lead, but this time had […]

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Eight Rings To Kick Off 2020 Season In Bachelor; Delayed Kentucky Derby In Play For Grade 1 Winner

Grade 1 winner Eight Rings’ second chance to run for the roses begins Saturday at Oaklawn when he makes his 2020 debut in the $100,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 furlongs. Probable post time for the Bachelor, the ninth of 11 races, is 4:45 p.m. (Central). First post Saturday, Day 53 of the scheduled […]

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‘A Lot Of Confidence’: Eight Rings To Start 3-Year-Old Season In April 25 Bachelor Stakes

Three projected starters for upcoming stakes events, including two recent arrivals from Southern California, breezed over a fast track at Oaklawn Park on Friday morning. Eight Rings, in company, recorded a 5-furlong bullet out of the gate (:59) for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who is pointing the Grade 1 winner for the $100,000 […]

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West’s Kentucky Derby Top 20: Baffert Has A Bumper Crop, Even For Him

This is challenging. Bob Baffert is responsible for some of the most valuable horses in the world, entrusted with nurturing their abilities and developing their talents so they reach not only their potential but also, if possible, the Kentucky Derby. This year, he also has to direct traffic. Baffert trains three horses included here in […]

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Storm The Court Fends Off Challenge From Anneau D’Or To Upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Jockey Flavien Prat continued his banner 2019 season with a 45-1 victory aboard Storm the Court in Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He and the Peter Eurton trainee grabbed the lead at the start after adding blinkers for the first time. Storm the Court was able to fend off a late challenge from Anneau […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Young Stars Finding Heart

Horse racing’s “Future Stars” will give it their best to kick off the 36th running of the World Championships at Santa Anita. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about the star power in this year’s Juvenile and talk to trainers Bob Baffert and Dale Romans. Plus […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Dennis’ Moment Pea Patch flag bearer Ran a professional prep Left some in the tank #2 – Wrecking Crew Expensive sale […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Baffert Trio Works

Three of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s four Breeders’ Cup pre-entries worked on Sunday morning, with Dirt Mile contender Improbable going a best-of-the-morning five furlongs in :59.20. Rafael Bejarano will be riding the City Zip colt for the first time as Mike Smith has opted to stay with race favorite Omaha Beach, who defeated […]

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Eight Rings ‘Very Good’ In Final Work For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Working in company with Azul Coast on Sunday morning, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Eight Rings had his final breeze for Saturday’s $2 million race, going four furlongs in 47.20. Azul Coast, inside of Eight Rings throughout, was timed in 47.60 over Santa Anita’s main track. “I wanted to give him a target,” Bob Baffert said […]

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