Latest Bob Baffert News

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...

NYRA suspends Baffert 1 year; eligible to return in January

Jun. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

The New York Racing Association suspended trainer Bob Baffert for one year Thursday for repeated medication violations, A panel credited Baffert for time served from an initial suspension that makes the two-time Triple Crown-winner eligible to saddle horses in New York again Jan....

New York Racing Association suspends trainer Bob Baffert for one year for repeated medication violations

Jun. 23, 2022 18:06 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Racing Association suspends trainer Bob Baffert for one year for repeated medication violations.

National horse racing safety rules being implemented July 1

Jun. 08, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

Lisa Lazarus walked around the backstretch at Belmont Park nine days before the final leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown selling as much as observing. The CEO of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority talked with trainers, riders and other horsemen about the sport's...

Today in History: June 2, Timothy McVeigh convicted

Jun. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2022. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...