July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
Baffert and Pletcher win two of Saturday's Kentucky Derby prep races with their least likely contenders.
Fifteen minutes before Todd Pletcher's Derby favorite Uncle Mo was defeated in the Wood Memorial, Pletcher was celebrating 5-1 Joe Vann's victory in the Grade 3 $300,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course. The 2-1 favorite, Watch Me Go, whose claim to fame was beating Brethren in the...
March 21, 2011 - 8:45am
The Factor proves much the best with an impressive win in the Rebel Stakes.
The Factor dominated the Grade 2 $300,000 Rebel Stakes this weekend and made it known that he will be a factor for all others to contend with in the Kentucky Derby. Stretching out to two turns for the first time, The Factor, trained by Bob Baffert, showed that he was not just a sprinter and could...
February 11, 2011 - 10:09am
I've got Derby fever! Derby prep races introduce fans to the Kentucky Derby contenders long before Churchill's Spring Meet opens.
One of three Derby prep races scheduled for Saturday is Santa Anita’s $250,000, Grade 2, Robert B. Lewis Stakes with the most notable entries being Comma to the Top, who’s won his last five races; Steve Asmussen-trained Tapizar, already the winner of one Derby prep; and trainer Doug O’Neill’s...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Real Quiet died yesterday after an accident in the paddock of Pennsylvania's Penn Ridge Farm.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Real Quiet died yesterday after an accident in the paddock of Pennsylvania's Penn Ridge Farm. The 15-year-old trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Mike Pegram was a nose away from the Triple Crown when he was bested by a driving Victory Gallop in the Belmont...
August 3, 2010 - 10:35am
Snooki wasn't the only feisty one on the Jersey Shore over the weekend as Bob Baffert-trained Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky won Monmouth Park's $1 million Haskell Invitational.
Ending a layoff since winning the Preakness on May 15th, Bob Baffert's Lookin At Lucky and jock Martin Garcia rolled in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at New Jersey's Monmouth Park over Trappe Shot.  In a photo finish for third, First Dude bested Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver.