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FrontRunner

Former Name(s):
1970 - 2011:   Norfolk Stakes
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Grade 1, 2yo, 1mile 1/16 dirt
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What the Nation is saying about the FrontRunner...

Look no further than Saturday's FrontRunner Stakes Read More
Victorious in last year’s Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the triumvirate of owner Paul Reddam, jockey Mario Gutierrez and trainer Doug O’Neill tasted Grade I victory again on Saturday as they combined to win Santa Anita’s Grade I FrontRunner Stakes with Bond Holder by 2 ¼ le...Read More
When Leo Durocher said “Nice guys finish last,” he didn’t have David Hofmans in mind. Read More
The 1-2-3 finishers in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity head up an 11-horse field of 2-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade I, $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” prep for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 2.Read More
Victor Espinoza is back. The leading rider at Santa Anita in 2003-04, Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby in 2002 and was continually among Southern California’s leaders from 2000 until recent years when the arrival of young lions helped thrust him from his place in the sun.Read More
With his victory in the Frontrunner Stakes, Power Broker established himself as a legitimate contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and a very early choice for the Kentucky Derby. Read More
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  • rafirox · I'd have to agree with Baffert. That is the only reason I picked him. · 646 days ago ·
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  • toni arias von hohenzollern · ***de los dos pulpit.. sin lugar a dudas el que mejor pedigree tiene.. pero.. mr. prospector line... mejor 1 milla... 1m 1/8.. pista dura mejor para los dos..... "water is diferent".. avanti sempre. · 450 days ago ·
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Do you remember the last time a horse won the Santa Anita Derby in his seasonal debut? No? I didn’t either. It just doesn’t seem like the kind of thing many horsemen would try to do. Then again, Bob Baffert is not your average, run of the mill thoroughbred horse trainer, and this rather unlikely fea...Read More
  • LaurieRoss · Great article as always Brian! Thanks for the Kudos! · 460 days ago ·
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  • Trackside · I have nothing agaisnt Power Broker, but I think the Wood memorial would have been the better spot to run than the S.A. Derby. Sure, he would have to go up againnst Verrazano, but P.B. wouldn't have to deal with nearly the amount of other speed horses that he will in santa Aniat. Going 9 furlongs off a substantial layoff isnt easy for any horse, but doing it against what appears to be an unfavorable race setup is even harder. Nice colt, but this is really a tough spot for him to return. · 460 days ago ·
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In racing time, it’s light years away to the first Saturday in May, 2013, but Garrett Gomez hopes that Saturday’s inaugural FrontRunner Stakes leads towards his first Kentucky Derby victory. Read More
California juveniles hold the edge in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita and a Bob Baffert pair are the most likely to take advantage...Read More
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  • Capper · I'm still on the Know More bandwagon, but there's no doubt Power Broker jumped up on normal dirt. · 636 days ago ·
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  • kentuckyderbypost · Can't disagree, Power Broker caught my eye big time in the FrontRunner. Can't wait to see where the odds go on race day! · 636 days ago ·
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Did Power Broker's dominating win change who the leading Juvenile contender is on the West Coast? Read More
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  • seattleslewgal345 · I would still give Know More a chance. Winning a graded stakes the first time out and placing 2nd in two grade 1 races is nothing to sneeze at. I think as long as he continues to train on the dirt, he will get better. Even Leandro Mora said that previously before the Frontrunner, Know More had not trained or raced on the dirt (while Power Broker had run on the dirt for some time). But like it was mentioned in the article, the juvenile is anyones game at this point in time. · 646 days ago ·
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  • seattleslewgal345 · *Power Broker had trained on the dirt previously, not run. My bad. · 646 days ago ·
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Power Broker won for the first time in four starts, surging through the stretch under Rafael Bejarano to capture the FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds by 6 1/2 lengths. Read More
The revamped “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series will be inaugurated this weekend as points will be awarded to the Top 4 finishers in Saturday’s Royal Lodge at Newmarket and FrontRunner at Santa Anita. Read More
Buckle up, the first Graded Stakes race that holds qualification potential for the BC Juvenile and Kentucky Derby is here for a Super Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More
With two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts at Santa Anita, Switch could be considered a horse for course. John Sadler holds that opinion as the daughter of Quiet American awaits the Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday. Read More
Know More, a first-out winner of the Grade II Best Pal on Aug. 5 at Del Mar, tries two turns for the first time in Saturday’s FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More
Add a late bonus to the myriad of festivities that will unfold at Santa Anita this weekend: Miller Time. Olympic and World Champion gold medalist skier Bode Miller will be on hand Saturday to watch his horse Carving run in the inaugural FrontRunner Stakes, a Grade I, $250,000 “Win and You’re In” Cha...Read More
Bob Baffert has won a record five of the 43 runnings of the Norfolk Stakes, which will be contested for the first time as the FrontRunner Stakes this year at Santa Anita, on Saturday, Sept. 29. Read More
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  • seattleslewgal345 · I want to see if Know More can redeem himself in this race. I think the longer distance will benefit him. As for Bafferts colts; most of them, besides Rolling Fog and *maybe* Carving, seem to be pretty average to me. · 657 days ago ·
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  • jmac500 · Carving is his top horse. · 653 days ago ·
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So far who's in and what key Graded Stakes Races are left? Let's find out ...Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · I think he is that good, I am sentimental and a fan of his connections but at this point he looks great. · 660 days ago ·
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  • seattleslewgal345 · Floridaf, I too think he is that good. To me, he comes off as one of those who will improve and get better. Forget about Know more's connections, and just focus on the colt and what he has shown us so far. And no, I am not going to jump on the Shanghai Bobby bandwagon. Forget about that, it's not happening. he may be undefeated, but give him factors. Give him problems. Make him go the distance, and make him run into troubles, and then lets see how he comes out of it. · 660 days ago ·
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Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
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Cnd
Race
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View Details09/28/13SA71 1/16 mD02 MFrontRunner-G1Bond HolderDance With FateTamarando1:45.02
View DetailsView Video09/29/12SA71 1/16 mD02 MFrontRunner-G1Power BrokerKnow MoreCapo Bastone1:44.44
View DetailsView Video10/01/11SA51 1/16 mD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G1Creative CauseDrillRuler Of Dubai1:42.66
View DetailsView Video10/02/10HP61 1/16 mS02 MNorfolk Stakes-G1JaycitoJ P's GustoRiveting Reason1:44.17
View DetailsView Video10/04/09SA81 1/16 mS02 MNorfolk Stakes-G1Lookin At LuckyPulsionGallant Gent1:43.11
View Details09/28/08SA81 1/16 mD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G1Street HeroMidshipmanBelieve in Hope1:42.12
View Details10/02/05SA61 1/16 mD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G2Brother DerekA. P. WarriorJealous Profit1:44.38
View Details10/03/04SA71 1/16 mD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G2Roman RulerBoston GloryLittlebitofzip1:44.27
View DetailsView Video10/07/00SA61 mileD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G2Flame ThrowerStreet CryMr Freckles1:34.86
View Details10/10/99SA71 mileD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G2Dixie UnionForest CampAnees1:35.79
View Details10/08/95SA31 1/16 mD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G2Future QuestOdyleExetera1:43.31
View Details10/13/91SA81 1/16 mD02 MNorfolk Stakes-G1BertrandoZurichBag1:42.87