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‘It’s been a big help’; Garcia teams up with Baffert barn at Oaklawn

Three projected starters for upcoming stakes events, including two recent arrivals from Southern California, breezed over a fast track Friday morning at Oaklawn Park. Eight Rings, in company, recorded a five-furlong bullet out of the gate in 59 seconds for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who is pointing the Grade 1 winner for the $100,000 Bachelor Stakes…

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Matching Passions: How CU’s CMCI Helped Buffs’ Wolf Find Perfect Career Path

BOULDER — There is, if such a thing exists, an ironic symmetry in the way Colorado senior Elinor Wolf is wrapping up her diploma at CU. Wolf, a two-year starter for the Buffaloes’ lacrosse team, is putting the final touches on her strategic communications degree from CU’s College of Media, Communication and Information this spring. It means she has spent much of her time at CU studying the world of digital engagement and the ever-growing number of platforms that have become such a…

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Eight Rings Fires Bullet at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Trainer Bob Baffert’s Grade 1-winning colt Eight Rings fired a bullet best-of-29 5-furlong work from the gate in :59.00 at Oaklawn Park on Friday as he gears up for a start in the $100,000 Bachelor Stakes on April 25. Eight Rings was making his first timed trip over the Oaklawn Park dirt since arriving Tuesday from his base at Santa Anita Park…

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Eight Rings Arrives at Oaklawn for Bachelor Stakes

Eight Rings, winner of the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) last fall at Santa Anita Park, arrived at Oaklawn Park April 14 in preparation for a start in the six-furlong, $100,000 Bachelor Stakes there April 25, co-owner Jack Wolf said. The 3-year-old son of Empire Maker  is unraced since finishing sixth as the second favorite in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita…

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Honor A. P., Nadal, and Charlatan work at Santa Anita

Charlatan, Honor A. P., and Nadal, three of the nation’s leading 3-year-olds, were given workouts at Santa Anita on Sunday. With the coronavirus outbreak temporarily disrupting racing at Santa Anita, and at many other venues nationwide, it is unclear where the trio will appear next, although the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on May 2 is a possibility…

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Charlatan, Tiz the Law 5-1 in Derby Future Wager Pool 4

All Other 3-Year-Olds field again closed as 3-1 favorite. With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) pushed back to Sept. 5, up-and-comer Charlatan, who has won his two starts by a combined 16 lengths, and Curlin Florida Derby (G1) winner Tiz the Law closed at 5-1 as co-second choices in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Charlatan attracted $17,364 in Win bets, just $89 more…

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Sideline Could be ‘Blessing in Disguise’ for Authentic

Co-owner Jack Wolf trying to stay positive with Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful. There was a time in the winter when Jack Wolf expected this weekend to be a busy and memorable time. Wolf and his wife, Laurie, planned to travel west with their young son, Jake. A big part of it involved seeing their daughter, Elinor, play her senior weekend games for the University of Colorado women’s lacrosse team…

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Kentucky Derby 2020 Scouting Report: West Coast Division IV

Given the extension to late summer of this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby, and the unsettled status of racing given the coronavirus outbreak, it seems a good time to take stock of the 3-year-old scene as the sport enters uncharted territory. As things stand out west, trainer Bob Baffert appears to have them surrounded with a group he’s dubbed the “Three Amigos”: San Felipe (G2) winner Authentic, Rebel (G2) winner Nadal and the electrifying prospect Charlatan. Additionally, that trio does…

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‘These Horses Still Have To Go Out And Train’: Baffert Works Top Derby Prospect Authentic

While officials with Santa Anita Park are working with the Los Angeles County board of supervisors and the health department in hopes of reopening the Arcadia track for live racing, trainer Bob Baffert said all he can do is take a wait and see approach with his roster of candidates for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, led by Authentic, the unbeaten Into Mischief colt who is coming off a victory in the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 7…

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