Tag: Bob Baffert

Pletcher and Baffert: U.S. best bets in Breeders’ Cup

Pletcher and Baffert: U.S. best bets in Breeders’ Cup

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another weekend of major races has passed and just over 90 days remain until the two-day Breeders’ Cup returns to Churchill Downs, but both heart and mind are barking the same message to me.

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A dinner with Derby stars

A dinner with Derby stars

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Wayne Lucas and Bob Baffert donated a dinner at Jeff Ruby’s to benefit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Brooks Bower, a board member, bought it. So one fine night Derby week Brooks and his wife, Marilyn, and his mother, Poopsie Tuck, of San Francisco had dinner with the famous trainers. I am lucky enough to be a friend of Poopsie, and I was her date for the evening.

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Time to dream about Derby 137

Time to dream about Derby 137

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another week of prep races for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is behind, but it’s tough to say that it produced any startling news or that any significant new contender was unveiled in a trio of Derby preps.

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Blame, Zenyatta, others made 2010 a special year

Blame, Zenyatta, others made 2010 a special year

| January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

As I peer from my Churchill Downs window as words flow from my brain to my computer screen, snow coats the paddock garden with fewer than four months remaining before Kentucky Derby 137.

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