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Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

WASHINGTON, Apr. 4 (UPI) -- Two major Kentucky Derby preps and a potentially historic race meeting in mainland China are the highlights of the weekend horse racing agenda.
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing advance

UPI horse racing advance

March 28 (UPI) -- The Dubai World Cup races and a pair of $1 million Kentucky Derby preps vie for attention as this week's marquee attractions in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

March 24 (UPI) -- The likely Kentucky Derby list continues to grow, with We Miss Artie, Chitu and Midnight Hawk giving trainers Todd Pletcher and Bob Baffert five of the top six prospects.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Horse Racing Roundup

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

Rivalries on Kentucky Derby trail highlight weekend horse racing

The 2014 Kentucky Derby trail has been spiced up by two budding head-to-head rivalries, one of which sees a rematch this weekend.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Weekend KY Derby preps at Gulfstream, Fair Grounds

The Kentucky Derby pot starts to simmer this weekend, with valuable races in Florida and Louisiana.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Will Take Charge, last year's 3-year-old champion, kicks off his season Sunday against a star-studded field at Gulfstream Park.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Fans of Kentucky Derby preps have another treat in store this weekend with four on tap, all conveniently a day before the Super Bowl.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Kentucky Derby trail heats up in Florida

The road to the Kentucky Derby warms up this weekend in Florida while other big-money races are scattered around the country.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Indianapolis, Tanzanite Cat win Kentucky Derby preps

Indianapolis, the city, is just up Interstate 65 from Louisville, Ky. And Louisville is just where Indianapolis, the colt, may be headed.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Breeders' Cup Classic winner returns to action Saturday

Breeders' Cup Classic winner returns to action Saturday

Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man makes his first start of the year Saturday in Florida, highlighting weekend racing.
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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bob Baffert."
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