Ticker
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 21 hours ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 1 day ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 1 day ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 1 day ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 1 day ago
  • Dortmund worked 5F in :58.80 (1/47) on Saturday at Santa AnitaPosted 1 day ago
  • Deceptive Vision just holds off Lunar Surge to win the Doubledogdare.Posted 1 day ago

Fed Biz Finally Returns in El Cajon

Fed Biz wins at Santa Anita Park on 2-9-12.
Fed Biz made Valentine’s Day even sweeter than usual for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert last February 12.

The 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, a $950,000 purchase at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale, produced an impressive victory in a mile race at Santa Anita, covering the distance in 1:34.60 and earning a 97 Beyer Figure.

“Kentucky Derby” flashed in a lot of minds and, despite Fed Biz having never competed at the stakes level, his name was high in many Derby Watch polls and his name was called early in Triple Crown fantasy drafts.

A month later, however, came the announcement that Fed Biz was off the Derby trail due to a “hind end issue” that wasn’t readily specified or diagnosed.

“It was muscular, not skeletal,” Baffert said Thursday. “We gave him 60 days off, then started easy training again. He’s been doing really well down here.”

Friday evening, Fed Biz is scheduled to make his return to racing in the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes at one mile on the Polytrack main course. Fed Biz, with Joe Talamo riding, is the 2-1 morning line favorite followed by Real Good Deal stakes winner Unusual Heatwave (5-2, Rafael Bejarano), Jimmy Creed (5-2, Garrett Gomez), Shaun Washington (4-1, Corey Nakatani) , Private Zone (10-1, Martin Pedroza) and Tribal Tribute (12-1, Kevin Krigger).

“I was thinking about running him shorter (6 furlong Pirate’s Bounty, Wednesday, September 5) or at a mile,” Baffert said. “This is not an easy spot. It’s a pretty tough race…

“It’s good to have him back, he was one of my top 3-year-olds early in the year.”

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories