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Nadal wins San Vicente at Santa Anita for Baffert

Feb. 9, 2020 8:02 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Nadal won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by three-quarters of a length on Sunday, giving trainer Bob Baffert another Kentucky Derby possibility. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Nadal ran seven furlongs in 1:22.59 and paid $2.60 to win as the 1-5 favorite in the six-horse field. It was...

Storm the Court among 347 horses eligible for Triple Crown

Feb. 5, 2020 2:21 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Storm the Court, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 347 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes. Other top horses include...

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Thousand Words and jockey Flavien Prat, left, win the Grade III $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes horse race, giving trainer Bob Baffert his 3,000th win, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Baffert earns 3,000th win with Thousand Words at Santa Anita

Feb. 1, 2020 9:35 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert got his 3,000th career victory when Thousand Words won the $100,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Saturday. Thousand Words won by three-quarters of a length in the Grade 3 race named for Baffert's late client. The colt ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.64 at Santa...

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., atop Mucho Gusto, waves after winning the Pegasus World Cup Invitational horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Mucho Gusto runs away, wins the $3 million Pegasus World Cup

Jan. 25, 2020 6:24 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr.’s move paid off, and Mucho Gusto’s earnings more than doubled in a couple of minutes. Ortiz made a last-minute decision to take the mount aboard Mucho Gusto, and picked the right time to let the 4-year-old kick into high gear Saturday in the $3...

Trainer sues California racing board over Justify drug test

Jan. 13, 2020 10:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trainer Mick Ruis sued the California Horse Racing Board on Monday, alleging it intentionally failed to discharge its public duty when the board hid and subsequently dismissed Justify's positive drug test in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. Ruis trained and owned Bolt d'Oro, who finished...

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Authentic and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Authentic gives Baffert Ky Derby contender with Sham victory

Jan. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Authentic led all the way in winning the $100,000 Sham Stakes by 7 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita, giving five-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert another contender for the first leg of the Triple Crown. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Authentic ran a mile in 1:37.57 on Saturday....