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Battle Of Midway Fights Off Dabster To Win Native Diver

In a virtual match race, odds-on favored Battle of Midway, piloted by Flavien Prat, outdueled a game Dabster, ridden by Joe Talamo, to win the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. With the field reduced to three runners after the withdrawal of Roman Rosso, Gift Box and Kershaw, Battle of Midway and Dabster […]

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Caribou Club Gets The Trip For Seabiscuit Triumph

Glen Hill Farm’s Caribou Club, benefitting from a trouble-free trip under the expert guidance of jockey Joe Talamo, asserted himself in the stretch to win the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap in decisive fashion Saturday at Del Mar. Able to save ground for most of the mile and one-sixteenth journey over the infield Jimmy Durante […]

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Godolphin’s Exciting 2-Year-Old Winner Coliseum ‘Has Been Tough To Work With,’ Says Baffert

Coliseum, a homebred son of Tapit for Godolphin LLC of Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai, wired the field in the 7-furlong opener on Saturday at Del Mar, clocking a faster final time of 1:23.13 than his stablemate Mucho Gusto in the G3 Bob Hope (1:23.51) later on the same card. Making his career debut, […]

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Baffert Trainee Mucho Gusto Workmanlike In Bob Hope Win

Heavily favored Mucho Gusto showed speed from the gate, repelled several challenges along the way and reported home a length and a half winner of the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The flashy chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man, a $625,000 sale purchase who races out of the powerful barn […]

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Across The Finish Line, Into A Wedding Tux: Talamo’s Saturday

Joe Talamo went from stakes-winning jockey to quick change artist to tuxedoed wedding guest in just over a half hour Saturday afternoon. Here’s the Talamo timeline, provided by his agent Scott McClellan: The featured $100,990 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar goes off, according to the official chart at 3:31. One minute, 34 and […]

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Former Claimer Risky Proposition Surprises At 22-1 In Let It Ride Stakes

Risky Proposition, the least-fancied entrant at 22-1 in a field of seven three-year-olds, rallied powerfully in the stretch under Joe Talamo to win the featured $79,840 Let It Ride Stakes Saturday at Del Mar. Outrun in the early stages of the one-mile contest over the infield grass circuit, Risky Proposition hit his best stride in […]

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Rocketry Makes It Two In A Row In Marathon Stakes

Centennial Farms’ Rocketry dug in late to pass pace-setting Dabster and win the $200,000 Marathon Stakes, the conclusion of Breeders’ Cup Friday at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens and ridden by Joel Rosario, Rocketry was relegated to last through the opening stages of the race while the Bob Baffert-trained Dabster led for 1 ½ […]

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Undefeated Game Winner ‘Great’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

After a full moon gave way to sunrise over Santa Anita’s infinitely picturesque setting, Bob Baffert sent several of his Breeders’ Cup hopefuls through their final major drills Friday morning as the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer pursues additional victories on racing’s championship weekend Nov. 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs. Already with 14 Breeders’ Cup […]

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‘Remember McKinzie!’: Baffert Has Colt Ready For ‘Tall Order’ In Classic

Bob Baffert’s battle cry for the Breeders’ Cup Classic won’t be “Remember the Alamo!,” but it could be “Remember McKinzie!” Seemingly the odd horse out although he is among the three favorites for the Classic to be run Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs, McKinzie is the third choice behind John Sadler trainee Accelerate and Baffert’s […]

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McKinzie, West Coast Breeze ‘Well’; Sadler ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Accelerate

Bob Baffert seeks to add to his record of three Breeders’ Cup Classic wins—all consecutive—with West Coast and McKinzie in this year’s edition of the $6 million event at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Towards that end, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer worked both horses Sunday morning at Santa Anita, West Coast going five furlongs […]

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