• Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 18 hours ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Brody's Cause flies home to win the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Tepin runs away and hides in the Grade 1 First Lady -- BC Mile next.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Greenpointcrusader (6-1) wins the Champagne going away.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Fioretti with Sophie Doyle aboard upset Keeneland's TCA at 17-1.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Nickname splashes home an impressive winner of the Frizette.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Stephanie's Kitten powers to victory in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl.Posted 21 hours ago

Baffert loaded for Breeders' Cup

Adorning the exterior walls of trainer Bob Baffert’s headquarters in Santa Anita are hand-painted wooden signs honoring the stable’s champions and major stakes winners.

Outside of one of his two barns, a large sign lists Baffert’s 15 champions, and another honors 2002 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem. A group of signs around the corner of the same barn notes his five winners of the Preakness Stakes. About 40 feet away, spread across different walls outside of another barn near Baffert’s office, there are signs commemorating his 2001 Horse of the Year, Point Given; his first two Kentucky Derby winners, Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quiet (1998); his two Dubai World Cup winners; and his seven Breeders’ Cup winners.

The section reserved for the Breeders’ Cup winners is one Baffert admits needs an update.

“It’s all about adding signs,” Baffert, 58, said on a recent weekend morning. “These signs are getting a little outdated.”

Baffert has won seven Breeders’ Cup races from 57 starters, among the many accomplishments that led to his Hall of Fame induction in 2009, but he has not won at the event since 2008.

Read More


comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories