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Unbeaten Flightline runs away to Breeders' Cup Classic win

Nov. 05, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Running the biggest race of a brief career, Flightline left no doubt about this year's top thoroughbred. The unbeaten colt posted another dominant run, overtaking Life Is Good entering the top of the stretch and pulling away to an 8¼-length victory in the $6...

Three horses observed for medical issues at Breeders' Cup

Nov. 05, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three horses, including one trained by embattled Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, were observed for medical issues after being pulled up in separate races during Saturday's Breeders' Cup championships at Keeneland. Baffert-trained Messier, competing for the first...

Forte wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile; Wonder Wheel wins Fillies

Nov. 04, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Forte's last start over a mile was impressive enough that trainer Todd Pletcher wasn't too shocked at what he achieved in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, or the way he did it. Forte served notice as an early Kentucky Derby favorite, rallying from mid-pack to...

Dominant Flightline aims for 6-0 at Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 04, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Comparisons of Flightline to legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat may initially sound like a stretch, though they offer a hint about his dominance. The 4-year-old bay colt has yet to lose in five starts, and four of his wins have been by double-digit...

Flightline is Breeders' Cup Classic favorite at Keeneland

Oct. 31, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Flightline has given John Sadler plenty to smile about this year, and his prospects look good for the trainer maintaining it. The unbeaten horse is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic and will start the $6 million season finale from the...

Flightline heads Breeders' Cup Classic; Baffert back in Ky

Oct. 26, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

Undefeated Flightline and Rich Strike, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby, head a field of nine for the Breeders' Cup Classic, with trainer Todd Pletcher pre-entering two horses for the $6 million race that also includes a horse from the barn of embattled trainer Bob Baffert. Trained...

Cave Rock dazzles for Baffert in Grade 1 win at Santa Anita

Oct. 08, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert is headed to the Breeders' Cup in Kentucky next month with the likely favorite in the $2 million Juvenile. Cave Rock romped to his third straight victory, and second in a Grade 1 race, winning the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths...

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. ...