Latest Bob Baffert News

Super Stock wins $1M Arkansas Derby, earns Ky Derby spot

Apr. 12, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Super Stock won the $1 million Arkansas Derby by 2 1/2 lengths in an upset Saturday to earn a berth in next month’s Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., Super Stock covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.92 in front of 17,000 fans at Oaklawn...

Rock Your World rocks win in Santa Anita Derby; Baffert 2nd

Apr. 03, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Rock Your World won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday over 4-5 favorite Medina Spirit, preventing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert from earning his 10th win in the West Coast’s prep for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by...

Shug McGaughey's Greatest Honour leads Florida Derby field

Mar. 26, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

Shug McGaughey just doesn’t take a horse to the Kentucky Derby for the sake of going. He only goes when he believes there’s a serious chance to win. Greatest Honour might be the next horse from McGaughey’s barn to earn that shot. The Hall of...

Greatest Honour the favorite for Saturday's Florida Derby

Mar. 24, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Greatest Honour has been installed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Florida Derby, a race that may set him up as the favorite for the Kentucky Derby. Greatest Honour, a winner of both his starts this year for trainer Shug...

Life Is Good wins San Felipe; Idol takes Big 'Cap

Mar. 06, 2021 22:09 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Life Is Good won the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes by eight lengths Saturday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, affirming the 3-year-old colt’s status as the West Coast’s top Kentucky Derby hopeful. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Life Is...

Concert Tour scores a hit in winning San Vicente Stakes

Feb. 06, 2021 19:31 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Concert Tour won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by a half-length over Freedom Fighter on Saturday at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish of Kentucky Derby hopefuls. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Concert Tour ran seven...

Gamine DQ'd from Kentucky Oaks, trainer Bob Baffert fined

Feb. 04, 2021 16:57 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gamine has been disqualified from a third-place finish in last year’s Kentucky Oaks and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert fined $1,500 after a post-race test showed the filly had an anti-inflammatory in her system. Kentucky stewards issued their...

Essential Quality among 326 horses nominated to Triple Crown

Feb. 04, 2021 13:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Essential Quality, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 326 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes. ...

Medina Spirit wins Lewis, gives Baffert a Ky Derby hopeful

Jan. 30, 2021 20:03 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Medina Spirit led all the way and fought off two challengers late to win the $100,000 Robert Lewis Stakes by a neck Saturday at Santa Anita and give trainer Bob Baffert a Kentucky Derby hopeful. Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Medina Spirit ran 1 1/16...

California board lets stand Justify's win in 2018 race

Jan. 22, 2021 19:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted to let stand a decision by stewards at Santa Anita and leave Justify as the winner of the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. The seven CHRB commissioners met in a closed executive session Thursday. ...