With less than two months to 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2. Contenders this year will include Dortmund, American Pharoah and Upstart. Could one of these 3-year-olds finally break the 37-year drought of a Triple Crown? California Chrome was close but didn’t have enough to beat Tonalist in the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes in New York. Dortmund is proving he is the best Derby contender after dominating the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita and earning 50 points. Here are CBSLA’s Top 5 Derby contenders as of March 12, 2015.
Bayern won the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by a nose, surviving a stewards’ inquiry prompted by multiple horses bumping near the start of the race.
Bob Baffert’s Fed Biz has won six times in 18 career starts, including three graded wins. Coming off a second-place finish behind Horse of the Year contender Shared Belief, Fed Biz will look to take down defending champion Goldencents in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. In two starts in the BC Dirt Mile, Fed Biz has performed below standards, finishing sixth in 2013 and eighth in 2012. In his last work (10/16), Biz ran six furlongs in 1:12.40.
Hall of Famer trainer Bob Baffert couldn’t help thinking about the prospects of winning the Kentucky Derby again once New Year’s Day hit the finish line Saturday.
Glamorista wore down pacesetter Sparkling Style in the final eighth of a mile to win by a length, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish in the $58,300 feature on Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Union Rags picked up where I’ll Have Another left off – coming from behind to catch at Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race.
Trainer Bob Baffert said jokingly that he better hurry up and talk before he keeled over. His heart attack was no laughing matter last month when he thought he was dying in Dubai. He’s changed his routine in the weeks since.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had a heart attack early Monday in Dubai where he was preparing to run Game On Dude in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
California Flag defeated Excessive Passion by a half-length on Monday to win the $100,000 Morvich Stakes for the third time at Santa Anita.
Bob Baffert only wants to be at the Kentucky Derby with horses that have a legitimate shot at winning.
Misremembered returned from a year off Sunday to win the $75,000 Santana Mile on the first anniversary of his victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, and the day after trainer Bob Baffert’s long shot Game On Dude won this year’s Big ‘Cap.
Salty Sarah defeated Church Camp by three-quarters of a length to win Thursday’s $70,020 Guadalajara Purse for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, giving trainer Bob Baffert his 18th win of the meet.