Bob Baffert

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Cutting Humor Shines

2019-03-25T10:14:13-05:00March 25th, 2019|

            Cutting Humor Shines in Sunland Derby Cutting Humor and John Velasquez held off a late charging Anothertwistafate to prevail in Sunday's Grade 3, $800,000, Sunland Derby in New Mexico. Much Gusto came out of the gate strong and Hustle Up and Anothertwistafate went with [...]

Sunland Derby Preview

2019-03-23T10:02:36-05:00March 23rd, 2019|

    Geo at work .........................   George Sette dissects the Sunland Derby for Past the Wire...   Sunday March 24th  The $800,000 Grade 3 Sunland Derby,  Sunland Park, New Mexico 1 & 1/8 Mile For Three Year Olds  Post Time 5:30 MT   Hey,  I know it’s [...]

A Closer Look: Pioneerof the Nile

2019-03-18T15:40:23-05:00March 18th, 2019|

    A Closer Look: Top Stallion Pioneerof the Nile Dead at 13 by Nicolle Neulist   Leading stallion Pioneerof the Nile has passed away suddenly at age 13, WinStar Farm announced this morning.   Born in 2006, he was a homebred for Zayat Stables, by Empire Maker through their [...]

Omaha Beach Upsets

2019-03-17T05:32:38-05:00March 17th, 2019|

    Omaha Beach showed some brutal stubbornness to hold off a charging Game Winner to win the second leg of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Omaha Beach broke alertly and grabbed the early lead out of the gate but Smith [...]

Long Range Toddy in Rebel

2019-03-17T05:23:17-05:00March 17th, 2019|

  Long Range Toddy and jockey Jon Court tracked down 2/5 favorite Improbable to score by a head in the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Although off slowly, Galilean set the early pace under Flavien Prat and long shot Classy John joined the front runner. [...]

Oaklawn Error

2019-03-15T05:14:47-05:00March 15th, 2019|

Oaklawn Park is not only a great place to prep for the Kentucky Derby but also a track that normally gets it right. In their upcoming Derby prep not so much. Horses trained by Bob Baffert, Jerry Hollendorfer, and Richard Mandella were split equitably into the two divisions of the [...]

BACKSIDE BLURBS

2019-03-02T05:52:07-05:00March 2nd, 2019|

  Roadster, who was originally Bob Baffert's most highly touted Kentucky Derby prospect this year, returned to the races with a smart win at Santa Anita. The allowance race also featured John Sadler's Nolo Contesto, another three-year old being considered for the Derby Trail. Roadster drew away from him with [...]

Not on Cruise

2019-03-01T12:11:31-05:00March 1st, 2019|

  Not on Cruise Control By Michael Valiante Young Trainer Jesse Cruz Looks to Build a Future in the Game Jesse Cruz                     "Brick by brick, my fellow citizens, brick by brick."  You might recognize this quote from the movie Seabiscuit.  It is [...]

Some Backside Blurbs

2019-02-25T21:48:40-05:00February 23rd, 2019|

  A fast catch up on the Sport of Kings with Kaitlin Free:   It has been announced that Mubtaahij will stand at Haras Abolengo in Argentina. Inti earned an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Classic after taking the G1 February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse. This was the first [...]