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.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who won the Hollywood/CashCall Futurity a record six times at Hollywood Park, has an excellent chance to add to that total with the undefeated Dortmund in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 20.
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.
Two 2-year-olds from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Dortmund and American Pharoah, paced the individual selections Nov. 30 as the first future wager pool for the 2015 Kentucky Derby concluded.
Hoppertunity was forced to miss the Kentucky Derby due to injury but the Bob Baffert-trained colt concluded his three-year-old season in stylish fashion at Churchill Downs, recording a half-length victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $551,000 Clark Handicap.
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.
Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.