Bob Baffert

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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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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Baffert lines up a ‘Big 3’ on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail

With Santa Anita Park’s grounds closed to all but essential personnel caring for horses and overseeing racing, trainer Bob Baffert on Saturday shared a video update from home with XBTV updating what he’s coined “The Big 3.” The group includes Grade 2 winners Authentic and Nadal as well as Charlatan, who’s 2-for-2 and among the fortunate bunch of horses who could benefit from…

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This Side Up: The Authentic Potential of Charlatan

“Only fools, liars and charlatans predict earthquakes.” So said the man who instead gave us a means of measuring tremors once they have actually happened, Charles Richter. But how about when an earthquake announces a Charlatan? Because on the equivalent of the Richter scale, for those who try to quantify a horse’s talent against the clock, a 105 debut Beyer for ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Charlatan…

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Racing Dudes Kentucky Derby Rankings 3/18/20: Charlatan Takes Over Top Spot

Welcome to the 2020 Kentucky Derby Rankings! Each week leading up to the race, we will provide our Top 20 Kentucky Derby Prospects, as well as updates with the latest news on each horse. You can also visit our Kentucky Derby page for loads of information, including the latest news, rankings, prep race schedules, the Kentucky Derby point standings, and much more…

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Analysis: Charlatan looks like special sort from Baffert’s top trio

So far on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail, three highly respected Bob Baffert-trained 3-year-old colts have emerged: Authentic, Charlatan and Nadal. With few starts between them, deciding on the best out of those three moving forward is difficult. Determining which one of those Baffert stars can stretch out, or if all three of them can successfully is not particularly easy, either…

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Authentic Takes Over Top Spot in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

While a pair of his stablemates posted impressive on-track wins this past weekend, the Bob Baffert-trained Authentic scored a victory in his own right without leaving his stall as he gained the outright lead in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The undefeated Authentic, winner of the San Felipe (G2) and Sham Stakes… 

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Charlatan looks Justify-esque, dazzling at Santa Anita Park

Now it’s fair to ask: Is Charlatan trainer Bob Baffert’s next Justify? Going from a mid-February debut to a 1-mile allowance race at Santa Anita Park, the son of Speightstown has duplicated the 2018 Triple Crown winner’s career trajectory with similar ease, drawing off Saturday in the sixth race out west. Sure to get a test next on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail, Charlatan pulled jockey Drayden Van Dyke to the front early and stayed there, never letting them within a length and a…

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