Ticker
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 5 days ago
  • Cheekaboo wins a blanket finish in the Honeymoon at 23-1.Posted 5 days ago
  • Donegal Moon scores after Unified comes up empty in the Pegasus Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ancient Secret just gets up to win the Wild Applause Stakes at Belmont Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Bradester (9-1) upsets the Stephen Foster (G1) in gate to wire fashionPosted 6 days ago
  • Pleuven (Fr), with a stalking move, wins the Wise Dan (G2) at 7-1Posted 6 days ago
  • Paid Up Subscriber (6-1) rallies and draws off to win the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2)Posted 6 days ago
  • Songbird (1-9) stays unbeaten in the Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-9) goes gate to wire to easily take the Matt Winn (G3).Posted 6 days ago

Baffert Rolls With the Punches

Bob Baffert
Thursday was a bittersweet day for Bob Baffert. He won three races on opening day at Santa Anita, including the Grade I Malibu Stakes with 17-1 shot Shakin It Up, but retired Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and top Kentucky Derby prospect New Year’s Day due to an injury to his left hind leg.

The 60-year-old Hall of Fame trainer, winner of the Run for the Roses three times, has learned to keep things in perspective.

"Everyday is like a roller coaster,” Baffert said on an otherwise spectacular, invigorating, sun-kissed morning at Clockers’ Corner. “Every once in a while I might have like two days in a row that are good.

“But this is part of the sport. Every morning, it’s something, minor, major, whatever. I’ve been around horses for 40 years, so you have to deal with it. Sometimes, if you let it eat you up, it will destroy you.

“You’ll have a heart attack.”

Good to see Baffert hasn’t lost his sense of humor.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories