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Pacific Classic: Garcia knows Game On Dude well; Liaison scratch due to post position

DRF | 8 months ago
Martin Garcia on Saturday morning was named to ride Game On Dude in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Sunday at Del Mar after his original mount, Liaison, was scratched from the race. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Liaison works for Pacific Classic

DRF | 8 months ago
One day after stable star Game On Dude worked for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic at 1 1/4 miles on Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert sent out Liaison for his final work for the Pacific Classic in company with Fed Biz, who is set to run Sunday in the Grade 2, $250,000 Pat O’Brien going seven furlongs. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Paynter can give Zayat great birthday gift in Woodward

DRF | 8 months ago
A year ago on Aug. 31, owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 50th birthday, and though a surprise party was thrown for him, he wasn’t fully into the moment, his mind wandering to what he had seen earlier that morning at Saratoga, where he visited a very, very ill Paynter. Read More...

Del Mar: Liaison a Pacific Classic starter

DRF | 8 months ago
Liaison, a four-time stakes winner who was fifth in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap here July 27, will start in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 25, trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday. Read More...

Del Mar: Paynter story begins new chapter in San Diego

DRF | 9 months ago
Last fall, when Paynter was battling laminitis and colitis, starting him in a race such as Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, seemed like a daydream gone astray. Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Liaison’s connections can relate to Paynter’s story

DRF | 9 months ago
Arnold and Ellen Zetcher, owners of San Diego Handicap contender Liaison, know all about miracle recoveries. They were there at Santa Anita in March of 2011 when their 4-year-old filly Always a Princess fractured both sesamoids in her left fore while fighting with the accomplished Switch on the lead in the prestigious Santa Margarita Invitational. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Paynter set for stakes 2013 debut in Grade 2 San Diego

DRF | 9 months ago
Paynter was pronounced fit for his 2013 stakes debut in Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap by trainer Bob Baffert after working five furlongs in 59.40 seconds at Del Mar on Sunday morning. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Game On Dude to shoulder career-high weight in Gold Cup

DRF | 10 months ago
Game On Dude was assigned 127 pounds Sunday for the Grade 1, $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup this coming Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Should he run, that would be the highest impost carried by Game On Dude in his career, which now numbers 25 races. He has carried 126 pounds four times, all losses. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Californian trifecta eyes Hollywood Gold Cup

DRF | 11 months ago
Clubhouse Ride, Liaison, and Oilisblackgold – the first three finishers of Saturday’s $150,500 Californian Stakes – are bound for the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 6, their trainers said. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Clubhouse Ride free of nemesis in Californian

DRF | 11 months ago
At least on Saturday, Clubhouse Ride is free of the presence of Game On Dude in the $150,000 Californian Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Clubhouse Ride free of nemesis in Californian

DRF | 11 months ago
At least on Saturday, Clubhouse Ride is free of the presence of Game On Dude in the $150,000 Californian Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Clubhouse Ride free of nemesis in Californian

DRF | 11 months ago
At least on Saturday, Clubhouse Ride is free of the presence of Game On Dude in the $150,000 Californian Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Baffert splitting up Liaison, Game On Dude

DRF | 11 months ago
Over the next six weeks, trainer Bob Baffert’s runners will be tough to beat in major stakes for older horses on the main track at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Liaison, Comma to the Top enjoy big Kentucky Derby Day

DRF | 12 months ago
Two veterans with experience in the Kentucky Derby were the stars at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday: Liaison, who won the Mervyn LeRoy, and Comma to the Top, who won the Cool Frenchy. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Liaison saves Garcia’s weekend in Mervyn LeRoy

DRF | 12 months ago
Jockey Martin Garcia had no mount in the Kentucky Derby, but his Saturday was salvaged with a victory aboard Liaison in the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Liaison enters Mervyn LeRoy on upward trajectory

DRF | 12 months ago
Proof that the Kentucky Derby is not the end of the line is offered Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park, where survivors from the 2011 and 2012 Derby fields resume campaigns as leading contenders in two stakes. Read More...

Santa Anita: Liaison returns from long layoff to take Santana Mile

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. - Liaison, who was sixth in the Kentucky Derby last year, won his first start since August in Sunday’s $71,500 Santana Mile at Santa Anita. Ridden by Martin G... Read More...

Crist: Travers stacks up as appealing after all

DRF | 2 years ago
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Travers: Speightscity draws rail, will be sent early

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonSpeightscity will start from the rail in Saturday's Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – For those who thought the defection of Hansen was... Read More...

Saratoga: Paynter going for Haskell-Travers double

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Bill Denver/Equi-PhotoPaynter will try to become the first horse since Point Given in 2001 to win both the Haskell and Travers.As much as he has dominated the Haskell Invitational a... Read More...

King: Liaison on the up and up in Jim Dandy

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King Benoit & AssociatesLiaison (right), finishing second to Nonios in the Affirmed, runs in Saturday's Jim Dandy at Saratoga.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If one were to plot the form of Liaison... Read More...

Hollywood: Nonios outruns Liaison in Affirmed Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesMartin Pedroza guided Nonios through tight quarters in the stretch en route to victory in the Grade 3 Affirmed.INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The return of Holy Candy and L... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Liaison looks to rebound in Affirmed Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Brad Free INGLEWOOD, Calif. – It was not a good winter for Liaison, who began 2012 among the top Kentucky Derby candidates in California. His reputation slipped race by race.Four losses and... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Game On Dude returns for Californian Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Game On Dude, runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs last November, will make his first start since a 12th in the Dubai World... Read More...

Preakness 2012: Field of 11 or 12 looks likely at Pimlico

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyBodemeister, with exercise rider George Alvarez up, gallops in the mud Monday morning at Churchill Downs.With entry day fast approaching Wednesd... Read More...

Went the Day Well Enjoys Easy Jog at Fair Hill Training Center

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Team Valor and Mark Ford’s Went the Day Well relished his Wednesday morning exercise at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. “He walked and was turned out in the round pen and went out for a jog,” said trainer Graham Motion, noting his pleasu... Read More...

Went the Day Well Enjoys Easy Jog at Fair Hill Training Center

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Team Valor and Mark Ford’s Went the Day Well relished his Wednesday morning exercise at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. “He walked and was turned out in the round pen and went out for a jog,” said trainer Graham Motion, noting his pleasu... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby notes: Liaison fine after having shoe reset

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman LOUISVILLE, Ky. - What is it with Californians and their footwear at this Derby? First Creative Cause had to have his right hind shoe reapplied after his arrival here over the weekend... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Creative Cause, Mark Valeski, and Liaison late-morning workers at Churchill Downs

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonCreative Cause worked a half-mile on Monday in 47.43.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three prospective Kentucky Derby starters, including Santa Anita Derby runner-up Creative C... Read More...

Kentucky Derby notes: Zayat sells minority stake in Bodemeister; Liaison works

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonMichael Moreno, who races as Southern Equine Racing Stables, has purchased a minority stake in Bodemeister.Both on and off the track at Churchill Downs on Wednesd... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Liaison has hard six-furlong drill at Churchill Downs

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Benoit & AssociatesLiaison worked six furlongs in 1:12.92 on Wednesday.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Liaison was the only potential Kentucky Derby starter to work on Wednesday, going a stiff six ... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Baffert wants to see how Liaison trains at Churchill

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesLiaison will ship to Churchill Downs on Monday. Trainer Bob Baffert will see how the 3-year-old trains on the track before making a decision on whether to run in... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Liaison may join I’ll Have Another, Creative Cause in Louisville

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesI'll Have Another (left), who earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure, heads the race to the wire in the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. -  As many as three runne... Read More...

Santa Anita Derby: Creative Cause has eyes on bigger prize

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman ARCADIA, Calif. – Creative Cause will be wearing No. 1 when he enters the gate for the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, an appropriate designation for the colt w... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Baffert back to work with three for Santa Anita Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesLiaison, winner of the CashCall Futurity, will be joined by Paynter and Blueskiesnrainbows as Bob Baffert trainees in the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. – ... Read More...

Santa Anita: Baffert kept in loop as stable moves ahead

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – As much as things can be normal with the boss in a hospital 11 times zones away, life around trainer Bob Baffert’s stable has continued this week. Chi... Read More...

Fed Biz to Miss San Felipe

Baffert to send out Liaison and Bodemeister in $300,000 grade 2 event Trainer Bob Baffert will send out Liaison and Bodemeister in Saturday’s $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. Baffert, who has saddled the winners of nine Triple Crown ra... Read More...

Still wide open

2012 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel discuss the trio of key three-year-old prep races over the weekend in Florida, New York and California. Who stepped up? Who disappointed? And who looks best moving forward on the Triple Crown Trail? Read More...

Prep Preview

2012 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel preview Saturday’s trio of key Derby preps, and explain why this weekend could be the biggest so far in this young Triple Crown season. Which 3yos will step up? Watch it. Comment. Read More...