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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Just in case anyone missed the point, Saturday's races at Fair Grounds in New Orleans ran under the banner "Road to the Derby Kickoff Day."
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Breeders' Cup Preview

Before Bernardini puts in his bid for immortality in the day's final race, Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Championships have a lot of questions to answer -- and
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Bob Baffert
LOU2003050209- LOUSIVILLE, Ky., May 2 (UPI) -- Trainer Bob Baffert talks on his cell phone before a horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on May 2, 2003. The 129th Kentucky Derby will be run on May 3. Baffert trains derby hopeful Indian Express. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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{{Infobox horseracing personality |image= Bob baffert.jpg |name = Bob Baffert |caption = Bob Baffert at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California. |occupation = Trainer |birth_place = Nogales, Arizona, U.S. |birth_date = January 13, 1953 (1953-01-13) (age 58) |death_date = |career wins = 2,064 (ongoing) |race = American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins: Kentucky Derby (1997, 1998, 2002) Preakness Stakes (1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010) Belmont Stakes (2001) Breeders' Cup Sprint (1992, 2007, 2008) Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (1998, 2007) Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2002, 2008)

International race wins: Dubai World Cup (1998, 2001) |awards = Big Sport of Turfdom Award (1997) Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer (1997, 1998, 1999) United States Champion Trainer by earnings (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) |honours = Lone Star Park Hall of Fame (2007) U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (2009) |horses = Behaving Badly, Bob and John, Captain Steve, Chilukki, Coil, Congaree,

Bob Baffert began his career as a jockey. As he grew bigger, he had difficulty maintaining the required jockey weight, (around 100-108 pounds), and he switched to the training of American Quarter Horses. In 1991, he began devoting himself to conditioning Thoroughbreds for flat racing. From a base in California, he became the United States' leading money-winning trainer four times. He got his first big break in 1992 when he won his first Breeder's Cup race with Thirty Slews.

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