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Game On Dude Headed for Hollywood Gold Cup

Several stakes performers recorded workouts over the last few days, including Bob Baffert-trained Grade I winners, Game On Dude and Liaison. Game On Dude, who won last year’s Hollywood Gold Cup, is on a four-race win streak. An earner of $4.7 million, Game On Dude went a leisurely half-mile in :50 3/5 seconds May 20 […]

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Liaison Ends Stakes Drought in Mervyn LeRoy for Baffert

Even though he didn’t have a starter in the Kentucky Derby, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert did win a graded stakes on the first Saturday of May. Perfectly positioned throughout by jockey Martin Garcia, Liaison won for the second time in as many 2013 starts, taking the $150,250 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Betfair Hollywood […]

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Liaison Returns with Sharp Score in Santana Mile

Idle since well beaten in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 25, Liaison came back running in Sunday’s $70,000 Santana Mile, defeating favored Midnight Transfer by a half-length while getting the distance in 1:36.36. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Liaison broke sharply from post position three and sat a comfortable third behind Hoorayforhollywood and […]

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Travers field beginning to take shape

Liaison, third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, will be Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s lone representative in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers as Zayat Stables’ Paynter has been declared from the Mid-Summer Derby. Paynter, second in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes to Union Rags, won the Haskell Invitational on July 29 at […]

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Field of eight set for Jim Dandy

Eight evenly matched 3-year-olds hoping to step into the void left by the stars of the Triple Crown will gather at Saratoga Race Course Saturday afternoon for the 49th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy. “With I’ll Have Another, Bodemeister and Union Rags not being around, that leaves the door open for one […]

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Baffert sending Liaison to Jim Dandy

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed his Cash Call Futurity winner Liaison as a starter for Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy for 3-year-olds. The Indian Charlie colt, owned by Arnold Zetcher, has run twice since a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, finishing second, beaten a half-length, in the Grade 3 Affirmed […]

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Nonios, Liaison square off in Swaps Stakes

Nonios, the upset winner of the Grade III Affirmed Handicap June 3, will stretch to 1 1/8 miles in the $150,000 Swaps Stakes Wednesday at Betfair Hollywood Park. A Grade II for 3-year-olds over Cushion Track, the Swaps is the seventh of eight races on the special 4th of July program. Post time is 1 […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Monday, April 30

MARK VALESKI DRILLS BULLET FIVE-EIGHTHS CREATIVE CAUSE WORKS HALF-MILE IN :47.80 LIAISON, ASMUSSEN DUO PUT IN FINAL PRE-DERBY WORKS ALPHA – Godolphin Stable’s Alpha had a very light exercise at Belmont Park Monday morning before being shipped by plane to Churchill Downs. He is scheduled to arrive at the track between 5 and 6 p.m. […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Thursday, April 26

Kentucky Derby weather forecast:Saturday, May 5: Scattered Thunderstorms with a 30% chance of rain, High 80, Low 61 TAKE CHARGE INDY HAS “BRILLIANT WORK” AT PALM MEADOWS UNION RAGS, WENT THE DAY WELL ARRIVE FROM KEENELAND ALPHA – Godolphin Racing’s Alpha, second in his most recent start in the Wood Memorial (Grade I), is scheduled […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Wednesday, April 25

LIAISON CONTINUES DERBY PREP WITH SIX-FURLONG BREEZE ISN’T HE CLEVER WITHDRAWN FROM DERBY 138 CONSIDERATION BODEMEISTER / LIAISON – Arnold Zetcher LLC’s Liaison worked six furlongs in 1:12.80 over a track labeled as “good” under Shaun Bridgmohan after the renovation break on a sunny and mild Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs. Working on his own […]

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