‘Very Minor’ Issue Knocks Dream Tree Off Kentucky Oaks Trail

Undefeated Dream Tree is no longer being aimed at the Kentucky Oaks, trainer Bob Baffert told The 3-year-old Uncle Mo filly breezed on March 7 at Santa Anita Park, but exited the work with an unspecified physical issue. “I just wasn’t happy with the way she came out of the work. I’m just backing off […]

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Smarty Jones Winner Mourinho Euthanized After Training Incident, Says Baffert

Kentucky Derby contender Mourinho was euthanized Monday morning after suffering a severe sesamoid fracture in his front leg, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. Baffert said the Super Saver colt was going easily in a breeze at Santa Anita and took a bad step. “Up and down, every day. It’s a shame,” he […]

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Kerri Radcliffe, Phoenix Thoroughbreds Part Ways

When North America’s auction season of 2-year-olds in training kicks off next week with the OBS March Sale in Ocala, Fla., one of last year’s most dynamic bloodstock agent-owner tandems will not be working together, the Paulick Report has learned. According to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock and the newly […]

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Mourinho Aims To Continue Baffert’s Dominance Over 3-Year-Old Preps At Oaklawn

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert tries to continue his stranglehold on Oaklawn’s 3-year-old Kentucky Derby prep series in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). The Southern California-based Baffert will send out 2-1 program favorite Mourinho in the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, Oaklawn’s second of four two-turn races leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Probable post time for the […]

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Baffert-Trained Mourinho Cruises To Easy Smarty Jones Victory

Tap Daddy was sent after the heavy favorite Mourinho out of the starting gate, but the Bob Baffert trainee beat his four rivals to the first turn by a length. For owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Super Saver led throughout Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, cruising under the wire an easy […]

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Baffert-Trained Mourinho Favored For Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Mourinho is the 3-2 program favorite for Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, Oaklawn’s first of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and beyond. The Smarty Jones will offer 17 points to the top four finishers (10-4-2-1) toward starting eligibility for the Kentucky Derby. The 1-mile Smarty Jones not only attracted the California-based Mourinho, […]

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‘Tough, Talented’ Run Away 8-5 Favorite For Saturday’s Bob Hope Stakes

Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away returns to the track and distance of his lone defeat as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of six for Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar. The seven-furlong test for Juveniles, known for 33 years as the Hollywood Prevue, is the first of 12 stakes that have been regularly […]

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