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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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Lady Prancealot Surges Late In Honeymoon

Next to last with a quarter mile to run, Irish-bred Lady Prancealot rallied boldy turning for home and unfurled a powerful stretch run en route to a three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo and trained by Richard Baltas, Lady Prancealot got a mile […]

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Mucho Gusto Proves Deserving Favorite In Laz Barrera

Breaking from the rail for the third time in his six-race career, Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto took serious early pressure but dictated terms throughout, shaking off his pursuers a furlong from home en route to a handy 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe […]

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Game Winner’s Tuesday Workout Teaches Colt To Run Along The Rail

Trainer Bob Baffert designed a slightly unusual workout plan for champion Game Winner this Tuesday. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old Candy Ride colt worked a half-mile in :48.80 at Santa Anita Park, but did so against the inside rail with a stablemate on his outside. “You won’t draw perfectly every time,” jockey Joe Talamo, aboard […]

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McKinzie ‘Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’ Ahead Of Santa Anita Handicap

Multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie recorded a six-furlong breeze toward the Santa Anita Handicap on Tuesday at Santa Anita, covering the distance in 1:13.40 under Joe Talamo. Trainer Bob Baffert was very pleased with the 4-year-old son of Street Sense’s workout, according to drf.com.  “Terrific,” Baffert said. “He couldn’t be doing any better right now. […]

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Mucho Gusto, Chasing Yesterday Breeze For Sunland Park Engagements

Trainer Bob Baffert will send a pair of sophomores to Sunland Park for that track’s biggest day of racing this Sunday, with two-time graded winner Mucho Gusto heading to the G3 Sunland Derby and Grade 1 winner Chasing Yesterday, the half-sister to American Pharoah, taking aim on the Sunland Park Oaks. Both 3-year-olds breezed Monday […]

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‘Dreaming In Technicolor’: Baffert Bullish On 2019 Derby Candidates

Chad Brown has won an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding trainer for the past three years, but if there was a category for most recognizable trainer, Bob Baffert would have retired the cup by now. He’s on TV more than Lucy reruns. Winning the Kentucky Derby five times and sweeping the Triple Crown twice […]

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Caribou Club Upsets Stormy Liberal In Joe Hernandez

With a suicidal pace battle to exploit, Caribou Club, with Joe Talamo at the controls, split horses a furlong from home and rallied to take Tuesday’s Grade III, $100,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  A Glen Hill Farm […]

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Godolphin’s Coliseum Fires Bullet Toward Jan. 5 Sham Stakes

Coliseum, seemingly one in a plethora of Bob Baffert 2-year-olds about to embark on the Triple Crown trail, worked six furlongs under Joe Talamo Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park. The colt recorded a bullet 1:12.40 for the Grade III Sham Stakes on Jan. 5. The one mile race for 3-year-olds is the first stakes […]

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Horsemen, Jockeys Begin Santa Anita Meet With Excitement, High Hopes

With the San Gabriel Mountains offering varying shades of green from recent rains, Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., was abuzz with activity Wednesday morning as The Great Race Place readied for its 82nd Winter Meet opener.  Sunrise revealed clear blue skies and a temperature at Clockers’ Corner of 43 degrees as horsemen, mindful of an early […]

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