Derby Dozen Profile #11: Mor Spirit

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A gifted juvenile and a consistent three-year-old in the barn of California great Bob Baffert, the downward-facing runner Mor Spirit has some big shoes to fill after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown last year. While it’s too soon to …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #3: American Pharoah

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(Pioneerof the Nile x Littleprincessemma, by Yankee Gentleman) Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Victor Espinoza Owned by: Zayat Stables Career Record: 10:8-1-0 Earnings: $5,900,300 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 7:6-1-0 2015 accomplishments: First Triple Crown winner in 37 years in addition to …

Derby Dozen #2: American Pharoah

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(Pioneerof the Nile x Littleprincessemma, by Yankee Gentleman) Trainer: Bob Baffert (Last Derby: 9th with Chitu, Hoppertunity scratched. Has won Kentucky Derby 3 times with War Emblem, Real Quiet, and Silver Charm all taking the race plus the Preakness) Jockey: …

Derby Dozen #1: Dortmund

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(Big Brown x Our Josephina, by Tale of the Cat) Trainer: Bob Baffert (Last Derby: 9th with Chitu, Hoppertunity scratched. Has won Kentucky Derby 3 times with War Emblem, Real Quiet, and Silver Charm all taking the race plus the …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #8: Bayern

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Basics: (Offlee Wild x Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch) Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Martin Garcia Owned by: Kaleem Shah Career Record: 9:5-1-1 Earnings: $1,639,680 Vital Stats: 2014 Record: 9:5-1-1 2014 accomplishments: G1 winner, broke the 9-furlong track record at Parx Racing …

Derby Profile #17: Chitu

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Highlights: G3 winner at 9 furlongs (Sunland Derby) Never worse than 2nd in 4 starts Basics: Trainer: Bob Baffert (Real Quiet, Silver Charm, Point Given) Jockey: Martin Garcia Owned by: Tanma Corporation Record: 4: 3-1-0 Earnings: $501,800 Best speed figures: 102 Beyer (Sunland Derby), 103 BRIS …

Derby Profile #1: Hoppertunity

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Highlights: G2 winner at 1 1/16 miles G1-placed at 9 furlongs By a G1 winner out of a G1 producer from a great dam line High percentage connections shipping, Triple Crown races Basics: Trainer: Bob Baffert (Silver Charm, Game On Dude, …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #12: Paynter

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Basics: (Awesome Again x Tizso, by Cee’s Tizzy) Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Martin Garcia Owned by: Zayat Stables Career Record: 10:4-4-0 Earnings: $1,101,924 Vital Stats: 2013 Record: 4:1-2-0 2013 accomplishments: G1-placed Awesome Again Stakes Santa Anita record: 3:1-1-0 TrueNicks rating: …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #3: Game On Dude

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Basics: (Awesome Again x Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due) Trainer: Bob Baffert (Silver Charm, Lookin at Lucky, Point Given) Jockey: Mike Smith Owned by: Diamond Pride LLC, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable LLC and Schiappa, B. Career Record: 27:15-5-1 …