The rain fell steadily at Hoosier Park on Oct. 2 and in the tiny
clubhouse section of the partly racetrack, mostly casino, Hall of Fame
trainer Bob Baffert shook hands and posed for pictures with the grace
of a campaigning politician. Was Lookin at Lucky's last trip through
the slop, a miserable sixth-place finish in May's Kentucky Derby,
running through his white-topped head? It most certainly was not.
"Haven't even thought about it," said the track's most famous out-of-towner.
And that was that.