Improbable(Horsephotos.com) Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is after his sixth Kentucky Derby win, and two of his horses are shaping up to give him an outstanding shot at the garland of roses. Both Improbable and Game Winner are slated to race in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Rebel Stakes, though they won’t have a chance to face one another. On Wednesday, it was announced the Kentucky Derby prep race would be the first to split off into two separate [...]
It's Friday and we're talking about the Azeri and Essex Stakes at Oaklawn, the Inside Information at Gulfstream, and the latest news out of California. We also welcome in the BARN Jury to discuss their toughest beats.
With all the news going on in Southern California, we welcome in Billy Koch of Little Red Feather Racing Club to talk about the situation from an owner's point of view, what the future holds in So Cal, the current Ocala sale, and much more!
We chat about Fair Grounds Mardi Gras day card, Santa Anita cancelling racing for the time being, and welcome in Richard Grunder from Tampa Bay Downs to talk about his 35 years in the booth there, the upcoming Tampa Bay Derby, and much more!
Santa Anita Park - © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014 Planning to visit a Thoroughbred racetrack or a major sports venue in the near future? Why not check two goals off your bucket list at the same time? Major racetracks and sports stadiums are frequently located in close proximity to each other, so sports fans can potentially visit both during a single trip to a big city. Need some ideas? Here are some prominent sports venues located within 30 [...]
Vasilika winning the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar - © Benoit Photo From claim to fame—that’s been the story for #9 Vasilika, who will start as the favorite in Saturday’s $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita. Claimed by Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer just over one year ago, the five-year-old daughter of Skipshot has been almost unstoppable since then. All told, she’s won 11 of her last 13 starts, a [...]
We're helping getting you ready for the weekend as we preview stakes action from Santa Anita, Laurel, and the El Camino Real Derby from Golden Gate Fields. The BARN Jury join us to discuss their favorite sports moments that they've seen in person.
Sparky Ville winning the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) - © Benoit Photo Over a wet-fast, sealed racetrack at Santa Anita that was slower and significantly less speed-favoring than usual, Sparky Ville became a graded stakes winner by out-dueling two heavily-bet Bob Baffert trainees in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II). Sparky Ville’s chances were aided when the 7-10 favorite Coliseum and his stablemate Dessman broke slowly at the start of the seven-furlong sprint and subsequently rushed [...]
It's Monday so we're looking back at all the racing action from the weekend including the Sam F. Davis card at Tampa Bay Downs, the Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park, racing from Santa Anita, and more!
Santa Anita - Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014 Trainer Bob Baffert has won the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on nine occasions, and since he’ll be sending out two of the five starters in Sunday’s renewal of the seven-furlong sprint, it stands to reason that he’ll have a strong chance to win a tenth. Baffert’s two runners are #2 Coliseum and #3 Dessman, the favorites on the morning line at 6-5 and 5-2. [...]