Odds-on choice Dortmund remained unbeaten by a slim margin as he nipped Firing Line and Mr. Z by a head in a nail-biting finish to the first-ever $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 20 at the Orange County, Calif. track.
Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos for the former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6.
Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.
Dual Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed from Santa Anita Park.
Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.
Candy Boy stamped himself as the top contender for the Santa Anita Derby when he overpowered a pair of well-regarded Bob Baffert trainees in winning the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Sham Stakes winner Midnight Hawk takes his next step on the Triple Crown trail for trainer Bob Baffert when he faces six other 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Malibu Stakes winner Shakin It Up answered doubts about his ability around two turns when he overpowered stablemate Govenor Charlie to give trainer Bob Baffert the exacta in the $200,000 Strub Stakes Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.
A revamped Strub Stakes, moved forward on the Santa Anita Park schedule and shortened in distance to 1 1/16 miles, features two strong entrants apiece from Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer.
Shakin It Up, making his first start in nine months, mowed down the field for trainer Bob Baffert to earn his first grade I victory in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes at odds of 17-1 on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.
Fed Biz, flying through the homestretch, caught tiring favorite Goldencents late to win the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes in track-record time at Del Mar Aug. 25, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth win in a row in the race.
Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/4 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.
A six-time Grade 1 winner whose problems with the Polytrack at Del Mar have been well-chronicled, Game On Dude is on the verge of a breakthrough in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Aug. 25, trainer Bob Baffert believes.