BALTIMORE - Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness.Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed ...
May 19, 2019
BALTIMORE - Improbable will have Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith aboard if the colt runs in the Preakness on May 18.Trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that he was making the switch from Irad Ortiz Jr. because "Mike ...
May 9, 2019
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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs.He figured he would never again have a horse good enough to win on the ...
May 2, 2019
BOB Baffert misses the simple pleasure of watching American Pharoah breeze.On the verge of his second Triple Crown with Justify, the Hall of Fame trainer is quick to recall his admiration for his first history-making superhorse."I've never ...
Jun 5, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has completed a half-mile workout at Churchill Downs in preparation for his Triple Crown bid next month.The 3-year-old colt covered the distance in 46.80 seconds on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila ...
May 30, 2018
BOB Baffert has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.The famed horse trainer appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk to co-hosts Jim Litke ...
May 23, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - If you want to bust a racing curse, call Bob Baffert.The white-haired trainer smashed a jinx that stood for 136 years when Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday (Sunday, ...
May 6, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw.By the time the Hall of Fame trainer managed to get into Churchill Downs, the process was halfway done and Justify had landed in the No. 7 post ...
May 2, 2018
DEFENDING champion Arrogate heads a full field of 14 horses for the Breeders' Cup Classic, with the world's all-time leading money earner facing off against a horse that has beaten him twice in a row in the $6 ...
Oct 26, 2017
BOB Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.Having the four-time Derby-winning trainer without at least one horse in the race for just the second time in 11 years indicates what an unpredictable winter it' ...
Apr 30, 2017
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - Leaving Monmouth Park hours after Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's triumphant return to the races in last year's Haskell Invitational, track president Bob Kulina already was thinking ahead.The guy who has been around the ...
Jul 31, 2016
TRIPLE Crown winner American Pharoah is on his way to the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, where a sellout crowd is likely to turn one of racing's most historic tracks into a festival to remember."Saratoga here we come!" ...
Aug 24, 2015
ARCADIA, California - Bob Baffert's phone is ringing with calls from racetracks eager to have the trainer bring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to their places.It appears the early leaders in the sweepstakes are Monmouth Park in New Jersey and ...
Jun 11, 2015
NEW YORK - A hero's welcome greeted Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in Kentucky on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), the first of many such receptions expected for the sporting world's newest superstar.The 3-year-old colt has more ...
Jun 8, 2015
NOW comes the easy part for American Pharoah - the Preakness Stakes.At least that's the way Bob Baffert sizes up the next race on the Triple Crown trail.The Hall of Fame trainer is 3-0 when his Kentucky Derby ...
May 9, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert offered the colt's favorite snack. ...
May 4, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won.Sent off as the 5-2 favorite by the record crowd of 170,513, the brown colt rallied in the stretch to beat Firing ...
May 3, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him.After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for ...
May 2, 2015
ARCADIA, California - Bob Baffert got beat again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Bill Mott settled for half of a repeat sweep in the weekend's two biggest races.The Hall of Fame trainers could only wince as 9- ...
Nov 4, 2012
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