West Coast No Surprise to Baffert

WEST COAST NO SURPRISE TO BAFFERT When West Coast took’em gate to wire in the 148th running of the Travers Stakes on August 26 how many folks were surprised? One fella that resides in the Golden State certainly was not. Bob Baffert has made a habit lately of coming up...

Baffert holds class at the Spa

BAFFERT HOLDS CLASS AT THE SPA Life should always be a learning experience. Whether it is the three R’s in school (reading, riting, rithmetic) or the mix cousin Joe Bob uses when making corn in a jar, you can always gain knowledge if you just pay attention. So that...

A Quick Travers conclusion or two

What did the August 26 Travers Stakes at Saratoga tell us? For starters, the lights out performance by Arrogate was jaw-dropping and crowds an already jumbled three-year old division. His record setting romp (1:59.36) was over half a second faster than previous record...

A quick Travers thought or two

A QUICK TRAVERS THOUGHT OR TWO Ahh yes, the mid-summer Derby otherwise known as the Travers Stakes. First run in 1864, to say this race for three-year olds is steeped in tradition is a bit of an understatement. The 147th edition has all the makings of another...

American Pharoah still rules

AMERICAN PHAROAH STILL RULES So, by now everyone knows American Pharoah tasted defeat for the first time since the initial race of his career. What does his second place finish in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga mean? Much like many other occurrences in the wonderful...