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  1. Secret Circle will pass on Kentucky Derby

    Steve Andersen

    Secret Circle will be given a rest in coming weeks and will not start in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, trainer Bob Baffert said on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  2. Prospectiv wins Tampa Bay Derby

    Steve Andersen

    Prospective rebounded from a second-place finish in last month's Sam F. Davis Stakes and put himself on the Kentucky Derby trail with a three-quarter-length victory over Golden Ticket in Saturday's Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2012
  3. Bodemeister takes San Felipe spot for Baffert

    Steve Andersen

    Bodemeister has replaced Fed Biz on trainer Bob Baffert's team for Saturday's $300,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, a race that will clarify the Hall of Famer's approach to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 7.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  4. Patrick Valenzuela announces retirement as jockey

    Steve Andersen

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela announced his retirement Friday, ending a tumultuous 33-year riding career highlighted by a win in the 1989 Kentucky Derby on Sunday Silence but marred by substance-abuse problems that left him suspended for lengthy periods.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2011
  5. Valenzuela to ride Comma to the Top

    Steve Andersen

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela will ride Santa Anita Derby runner-up Comma to the Top in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, co-owner Gary Barber said at Hollywood Park on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2011
  6. To Honor and Serve sidelined with suspensory injury

    Steve Andersen

    To Honor and Serve, third in both the Fountain of Youth and Florida Derby, is off the Kentucky Derby trail with a strain to the suspensory ligament of his left foreleg, trainer Bill Mott said late Friday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  7. Premier Pegasus has surgery

    Steve Andersen

    Premier Pegasus, the early morning-line favorite in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby before being sidelined on Thursday because of a hairline fracture in the cannon bone of his left foreleg, underwent surgery to stabilize the injury on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  8. Premier Pegasus injured and out of Santa Anita Derby

    Steve Andersen

    Premier Pegasus, the winner of the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes last month, will miss Saturday's Santa Anita Derby because of a hairline fracture in the cannon bone of his left foreleg, according to Maria Ayala, the assistant to owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  9. Santa Anita Derby looking crowded

    Steve Andersen

    With or without Jaycito, the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9 is likely to have a large field.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  10. San Felipe to be major test for Awesome Patriot

    Steve Andersen

    The Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes is a vital prep for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9. Awesome Patriot, who is trained by Bob Baffert, must run well in the San Felipe to advance to the Santa Anita Derby, or a certain Derby in Kentucky in May.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  11. J P's Gusto must prove himself at CashCall distance

    Steve Andersen

    For most of the owners and trainer chasing Saturday's $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park, the focus of the race is the lucrative prize. A win in the Grade 1 race would greatly help the chances of gaining a berth in the Kentucky Derby in May.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  12. Star Presence can give Baffert 2,000th win

    Steve Andersen

    Free Pourin's victory in the third race Sunday at Hollywood Park gave trainer Bob Baffert the 2,000th win of his career, according to Equibase.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  13. Lookin At Lucky's work pleases Baffert

    Steve Andersen

    Lookin At Lucky worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 at Santa Anita on Saturday, moving the Preakness Stakes winner closer to a potential start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  14. Blind Luck wears down Evening Jewel in Kentucky Oaks

    Steve Andersen

    Kentucky Oaks heroine Blind Luck may make her next start in the $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on June 26, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2010
  15. Setsuko to run at Churchill, but not in the Derby

    Steve Andersen

    Setsuko will run at Churchill Downs this weekend, but not in the race that trainer Richard Mandella would prefer.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2010
  16. Bejarano still looking for Derby ride

    Steve Andersen

    Through Sunday, Rafael Bejarano was the nation's leading rider in purse earnings this year, with $4,247,968.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2010