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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Authentic wins Kentucky Derby, gives Bob Baffert record-tying 6th victory

Authentic led all the way to win a Kentucky Derby unlike any other, kicking away from heavy favorite Tiz the Law in the stretch and giving Bob Baffert a record-tying …

UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

By a nose: Maximum Security wins at Del Mar in return

Maximum Security won the $150,000 San Diego Handicap by a nose after a photo finish at Del Mar, his first start in five months for new trainer Bob Baffert.

Undefeated Charlatan to miss Derby with minor ankle issue

Undefeated Charlatan will miss the rescheduled Kentucky Derby this fall after being sidelined by a minor ankle issue.

Triple Crown winner Justify had positive test; trainer blames contaminated food

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year’s Kentucky Derby and blamed …

Tyler Gaffalione has become horse racing’s rising star jockey

Tyler Gaffalione has become horse racing’s rising star jockey after winning the Preakness and can add to his already impressive resume in the Belmont.

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

‘Vanilla’ Preakness still has intrigue without Kentucky Derby winner

The Preakness won’t have the Kentucky Derby winner for the first time since 1996 and trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes that makes it a little “vanilla.”

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Singing in the rain? Bob Baffert eyes history, wet Kentucky Derby on tap

In a Kentucky Derby lacking a dominant favorite, two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert saddles the top three choices. Game Winner is the prerace favorite, albeit a tepid one at …

UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Bob Baffert is loaded with Kentucky Derby colts and has look of a Winner

The five-time Kentucky Derby winner finds himself with new favorite Game Winner since Omaha Beach had to be scratched with a breathing problem.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Bob Baffert takes aim at record-tying 6th Kentucky Derby win

The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs. He figured he would never …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Game Winner takes charge late to win Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Game Winner surged down the stretch and pulled away from Knicks Go after a bump to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile by 2

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Justify retires from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify’s owners said caution over the horse’s ankle condition …

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Justify arrives in New York for Triple Crown bid

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has arrived in New York ahead of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. The colt will try to sweep the Triple Crown. American Pharoah did it in …

Bob Baffert savors journey with another Triple Crown in reach

The only thing Bob Baffert wanted to do in horse racing was win the Triple Crown. Been there, done that. The Hall of Fame trainer captured horse racing’s biggest prize …

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Justify draws No. 1 post for Triple Crown try in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify will break from the No. 1 post as the early 4-5 favorite in the Belmont Stakes as the colt tries to complete a Triple …

Bob Baffert sees parallels between Justify and American Pharoah

Triple Crown contender Justify is drawing comparisons to American Pharoah even after a very different path to the Belmont. Trainer Bob Baffert sees similarities in the two super horses as …

Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favorite to win Preakness

Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify.

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Trainer Bob Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel

Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and still on track to run in the Preakness after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his …

UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018

Justify wins sloppy Kentucky Derby; Baffert takes fifth title

Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old.

A Kentucky Derby with lightly raced colts, and lots of possibilities

Todd Pletcher is throwing numbers at the Kentucky Derby again. Bob Baffert is seeking a fifth victory and he’s got the favorite, too. An old jinx could be disproved, and …

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Thunder Snow wins Dubai World Cup by over 5 lengths

Thunder Snow has stormed past race favorite West Coast to complete a stunning night for local stable Godolphin in the Dubai World Cup. Ridden by Christophe Soumillon, Thunder Snow starts …

Late burst allows Arrogate to defeat California Chrome in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Arrogate overhauled 4-5 favorite California Chrome in the final 100 yards to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday.

Baffert returns to Kentucky Derby with under the radar horse

Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. All anyone wants to talk about is American Pharoah, last year’s winner who went on to …

Cupid early favorite for Arkansas Derby

Cupid drew the 10th post position and was named an early 2-1 favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby, which attracted a field of 12 horses.

Baffert turns attention toward 2016 and a new Derby run

When trainer Bob Baffert was preparing his acceptance speech for the Eclipse Awards, he asked his youngest son, Bode, for ideas about what to say.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015

American Pharoah works 6 furlongs at Santa Anita in BC prep

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had a six-furlong workout at Santa Anita as part of the preparation for his final career race in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next …

Triple Crown stars celebrating across the country

The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years – and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, …

Trainer Bob Baffert wants to share American Pharoah with fans

Bob Baffert, the trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, said Wednesday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, that the 3-year-old would run again this year, but no decision …

Commentary: American Pharoah answers the triple crown question

Just like everyone else, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wondered if winning the Triple Crown had become impossible. Then, he met a 2-year-old named American Pharoah,

Pharoah’s final jewel

NEW YORK – By mid-stretch, Bob Baffert knew it. American Pharoah was going to win the Triple Crown. He took his eyes off the horse to soak in the crazed …

American Pharoah must handle distance to break Triple Crown drought

NEW YORK – All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history – 37 years without a Triple Crown winner – is 1 1/2 miles …