Latest Bob Baffert News

Taiba wins $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Baffert

Sep. 24, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Taiba won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by three lengths on Saturday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden by Mike Smith, Taiba ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.67 and paid $4.80, $3 and $2.60. It was Baffert's fourth win in the Grade 1 event...

Baffert wins record 16th Del Mar Futurity with Cave Rock

Sep. 11, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Cave Rock won the $302,000 Del Mar Futurity by 5 1/4 lengths on Sunday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record 16th victory in the Grade 1 race in which he finished 1-2. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Cave Rock ran seven furlongs in a stakes-record...

Flightline romps to 19 1/4-length win in $1M Pacific Classic

Sep. 03, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Flightline dazzled with a record 19 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Pacific Classic. Trainer John Sadler expected as much, he just kept it to himself. “You can say it after the race, but you can't say it going in or you look like a jerk,” he said. ...

2-year-old colt trained by Baffert euthanized after accident

Jul. 27, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — An unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized after an accident at Los Alamitos, becoming the 10th horse to die at the Southern California track this year. Officials at the track in Orange County said Rapacious had completed his...

Bob Baffert notches 2nd winner at Del Mar's summer meet

Jul. 24, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had two victories on the opening weekend of Del Mar’s summer meet, three weeks after his 90-day suspension ended. Havnameltdown won by 2 1/4 lengths in his first career start in Sunday's $80,000 fourth race at the seaside...

Cyberknife wins $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park

Jul. 23, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Coming into the $1 million Haskell Stakes, the focus was on Bob Baffert's bid to win the Grade I race for a 10th time and fellow trainer Chad Brown's attempt to prevent it with the undefeated Jack Christopher. Al Gold, a New Jersey native who never had a...

Trainer Baffert seeks 10th win in Haskell Stakes with Taiba

Jul. 22, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — While trainer Bob Baffert isn't welcome at every thoroughbred track around the country, Monmouth Park has no problem letting the Hall of Famer bring his horses to New Jersey. After all, the $1 million Haskell Stakes is being run Saturday at the Jersey Shore...

Bob Baffert's Taiba favored in $1 million Haskell Stakes

Jul. 20, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Taiba is the slight 7-5 favorite over the undefeated Jack Christopher in the $1 million Haskell Stakes on Saturday, the first major race for 3-year-olds following the Triple Crown. Taiba is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who is seeking to extend his...

Bob Baffert a double winner in return from long suspension

Jul. 09, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

High Connection won the $125,000 Los Alamitos Derby by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert his second victory on the card in his return to competition after serving a 90-day suspension. “What a way to come back,” said Baffert, whose punishment by the Kentucky Horse...