Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Tuesday, April 24

BODEMEISTER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS; LIAISON A GO FOR DERBY 138 ASMUSSEN TRIO, MARK VALESKI ALL IN GOOD ORDER AFTER MONDAY WORKS BODEMEISTER / LIAISON – Zayat Stables LLC’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) contender Bodemeister, working in company with stablemate and Kentucky Oaks (GI) candidate Jemima’s Pearl, worked five furlongs in 1:00.80, […]

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Baffert’s Liaison on his way to Churchill Downs

Bob Baffert said on Sunday that his CashCall Futurity (G1) winner, Liaison, would ship to Churchill Downs for a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Liaison finished sixth in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby (G1), but has sufficient graded earnings to make the field.

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TCI: Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe Previews

In this edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel check in with handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment.

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Top West Coast 3-year-olds set for San Felipe

Bob Baffert, who has trained the winners of nine Triple Crown races, faces a compelling challenge with Liaison and Bodemeister, his two entrants among ten 3-year-olds signed up for Santa Anita’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday. Liaison, who has earned $469,560 from 3 wins in 5 starts including […]

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Liaison, other West Coast three-year-olds back in action Saturday

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert amps up his assault on the April 7 Santa Anita Derby (Grade I) and Triple Crown events beyond on Saturday when sending out his most accomplished Kentucky Derby prospect, Liaison, in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. The Lewis is […]

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Rees: Which Derby contenders are best in the West?

At the Courier-Journal, turf writer Jennie Rees looks at some of the potential Derby hopefuls that might emerge from California.  Besides Bob Baffert’s contingent of Liaison, Sky Kingdom, Secret Circle and Fed Biz, Eoin Harty-trained Out of Bounds is also generating some buzz: “The physically imposing Out of Bounds is by the brilliantly fast Discreet […]

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Baffert points Liaison, Sky Kingdom to Robert Lewis

Hall of Famer Bob Baffert has two starters for next Saturday’s Robert Lewis Stakes, a major prep for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 7. Baffert will run Grade 1 CashCall Futurity winner Liaison and Sky Kingdom, who was fourth in the CashCall, reports Steve Andersen in Daily Racing Form. Both 3-year-olds posted bullet […]

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Leading So Cal 3-year-olds prep for 2012 debuts

Three leading contenders for major 3-year-old stakes – Creative Cause, Liaison, and Rousing Sermon – worked in southern California on Friday in preparation for their 2012 debuts, reports the Daily Racing Form. Creative Cause, winner of the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes and third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, went 3 furlongs in 37 seconds at […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Liaison

In the 1998 Kentucky Derby, most of the attention at the finish was on Real Quiet, the knife-blade narrow son of Quiet American who came back two weeks later to win the Preakness Stakes. Real Quiet’s immediate victims in the Derby were second-place finisher Victory Gallop (by Cryptoclearance) and his previously unbeaten stablemate Indian Charlie […]

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