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Six finalists for Secretariat Vox Populi Award announced

DRF | 5 months ago
Six horses, including last year’s winner, have been nominated for the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi Award, which was instituted four years ago by the owners of Secretariat to “recognize the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public,” the organizers of the award have announced. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Opening furlong might determine winner

DRF | 6 months ago
They’re putting the band back together! Five of the runners from last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, including the top four finishers, have returned for this year’s running Saturday at Santa Anita. What with $5 million in prize money up for grabs, they’ll be on a mission. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Baffert’s pair of Game on Dude, Paynter ready to go

DRF | 6 months ago
Their paths to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic could not have been more different, but both Game On Dude and Paynter indicated they are set for their absolute best on Saturday at Santa Anita with sharp final workouts here Monday morning. It was a busy day for Classic preparation, because Fort Larned, last year’s winner, worked at Churchill Downs in advance of his flight to California on Tuesday. Read More...

Santa Anita: Paynter works for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 6 months ago
Paynter, preparing for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, worked in company Monday, but heavy fog obscured all but the final half-furlong of the drill, so track clockers said they were unable to give him an official time. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Paynter tunes up at Santa Anita

DRF | 6 months ago
Paynter, in his first work since finishing a distant second to Mucho Macho Man in the Awesome Again Stakes on Sept. 28, went five furlongs Monday morning at Santa Anita, a drill that left trainer Bob Baffert upbeat. Paynter is scheduled to join stablemate Game On Dude in the gate for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Awesome Again Stakes: Mucho Macho Man wins impressively

DRF | 7 months ago
Mucho Macho Man might not be based in California, but he sure likes it here. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, Mucho Macho Man served notice that he will be formidable in that race again this year with an emphatic, 4 1/4-length victory Saturday in the Grade 1, $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Santa Anita: Awesome Again pivotal race for Paynter

DRF | 7 months ago
Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Awesome Again will determine whether Paynter gets a chance to complete his remarkable story with a Breeders’ Cup Classic bid here at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, or has to aim for lesser prizes. Read More...

Del Mar notes: Paynter targets Awesome Again Stakes

DRF | 8 months ago
Paynter, who finished a well-beaten last of five as the favorite in Saturday’s $735,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, will start in the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday. Read More...

Steven Crist’s Saratoga graded stakes analysis: Woodward

DRF | 8 months ago
A plausible case can be made for anyone (except maybe Alpha) in Saturday’s six-horse Woodward, a strong race that would have been even stronger had the last two Whitney winners, Cross Traffic and Fort Larned, not been withdrawn to await the Jockey Club Gold Cup in four weeks. Read More...

Saratoga: Woodward, drained of some speed, may see Paynter up front early

DRF | 8 months ago
After the defections of Cross Traffic on Wednesday and Fort Larned on Thursday, Saturday’s Woodward at Saratoga is left with six starters, and a whole new pace dynamic, one that could compromise the closers. Read More...

Fort Larned out of Woodward: Paynter Made Favorite

Michael Compton | 8 months ago
Fort Larned, among the favorites for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward at Saratoga Race Course, will be scratched from the race, said trainer Ian Wilkes. “He worked great Monday morning and jogged and walked fine Tuesday and Wednesday,” the trainer said of Fort Larned, most recently fifth in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap. “This [...](Read more...) 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: Paynter, Fed Biz work together

DRF | 9 months ago
Paynter, second in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap on July 27, worked six furlongs in 1:13.40 on Thursday for a late August stakes at Del Mar or Saratoga. Read More...

Saratoga: Woodward likely to draw top horses from Whitney

DRF | 9 months ago
Ian Wilkes, the trainer of beaten Whitney Invitational favorite Fort Larned, believes that if you ran the same horses back a month from now, there would be a different winner. Read More...

Del Mar: Kettle Corn, Paynter could get rematch in Pacific Classic

DRF | 9 months ago
Kettle Corn and Paynter, the first two finishers of Saturday’s Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, might have a rematch in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 25. Read More...

Del Mar: Kettle Corn foils Paynter in deep stretch of San Diego

DRF | 9 months ago
Kettle Corn, a 6-year-old who has often been overshadowed by his rival Game On Dude in the last 18 months, won the biggest race of his career in Saturday’s $200,250 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, catching the heavily favored, and sentimental choice, Paynter in the final furlong. 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...

Paynter’s return a year in the making

DRF | 9 months ago
Paynter defied the odds with his victorious return to the races June 14. His next start, in Saturday's San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, marks almost one year since he began his unlikely road from convalescence to the racetrack. 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...

Del Mar: Baffert works big guns Midnight Lucky, Paynter

DRF | 9 months ago
Led by Midnight Lucky and Paynter, trainer Bob Baffert worked a number of his stable stars at Del Mar on Monday morning for potential starts both here and on the East Coast. Read More...

Paynter possible for San Diego at Del Mar next out

DRF | 10 months ago
Paynter, winner of the 2012 Haskell Invitational who made a successful return to racing last month after battling colitis and laminitis last summer and fall, may start in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on July 27. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Triple Bend comes too soon for Paynter

DRF | 10 months ago
Trainer Bob Baffert said Paynter will not run in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap over seven furlongs on June 29 because the race is only 15 days since the 4-year-old’s return to racing. Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Put Goldencents, Vyjack on horses to watch list

DRF | 10 months ago
Goldencents and Vyjack did not fire in their first races since a fast Kentucky Derby pace blew up anything close to it and set it up for a group of horses who have not win since the Derby. But I do have both on my watch list. They deserve another chance. Read More...

Personal Attacks Don’t Solve Mystery of Baffert Horses

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Hollywood Park: Paynter fires 114 Beyer Speed Figure in return

DRF | 10 months ago
Paynter’s thrilling comeback win in an allowance race at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday was more than a brilliant performance. It was very fast, too. Read More...

Paynter Impressive in Comeback Score at Hollywood Park

Michael Compton | 10 months ago
Making his long-awaited return to the races after surviving serious health issues, Paynter crushed an allowance field at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 14. With Ahmed and Justin Zayat in attendance, Paynter proved an easy winner in his 4-year-old debut, defeating Majestic City and six others. Sidelined due to several serious health issues – including [...](Read more...) Read More...

Hollywood Park: Paynter wins comeback with ease

DRF | 10 months ago
Paynter, one of the top 3-year-olds of 2012 who was seriously ill last summer and fall with colitis and laminitis, scored an emphatic victory in his comeback race at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday. Read More...

Paynter Makes Return Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park

Michael Compton | 11 months ago
Paynter, winner of the Haskell Invitational and runner-up in the Belmont Stakes in 2012, is scheduled to make his first start as a 4-year-old Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owner Ahmed Zayat, the son of Awesome Again and the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tizso has been away since [...](Read more...) Read More...

Hollywood Park: Paynter continues remarkable comeback in Friday allowance race

DRF | 11 months ago
Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park, Paynter makes his first start since winning the 2012 Haskell in a $62,000 allowance race over seven furlongs. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Paynter to make highly anticipated return Friday

DRF | 11 months ago
Paynter, who won the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational last July and then fought through severe bouts with colic and laminitis, has been entered in a $62,000 allowance race at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday. Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Paynter puts in strong work

DRF | 11 months ago
Paynter, winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational last August who later survived a bout with laminitis, is nearing a comeback. Friday, the 4-year-old Paynter worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 at Hollywood Park. Read More...

Paynter, Haskell winner, works for return

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen Paynter, who was seriously ill last fall with colitis and laminitis, moved closer to a comeback with a three-furlong workout in 36.20 seconds at Hollywood Park on Friday. Paynter, ... Read More...

Santa Anita notes: Paynter close to comeback race

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen Paynter, the 4-year-old colt who won the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational last August and then survived a severe bout with laminitis last summer and fall, is nearing a comeback race. O... Read More...

Santa Anita: Paynter among top runners readying for comeback races

DRF | 1 year ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter, seriously ill after winning last year's Haskell, has worked out three times in recent weeks fo... Read More...

Santa Anita: Paynter doing well after breeze

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaPaynter breezed three furlongs in 36 seconds Tuesday.Paynter, the winner of the Haskell Invitational last ... Read More...

Santa Anita: Lady Asano to make her stakes debut in Las Virgenes

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaLady Asano, claimed for $75,000, will make her stakes debut Saturday.ARCADIA, Calif. – Lady Asano wa... Read More...

Paynter has first workout since recovery

DRF | 1 year ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter worked three furlongs in 36 seconds at Santa Anita on Tuesday.In his first workout since taking... Read More...

Santa Anita: Paynter resumes training following life-threatening illness

DRF | 1 year ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter jogged at Santa Anita on Saturday morning for trainer Bob Baffert.ARCADIA, Calif. – Paynt... Read More...

Santa Anita: Paynter back in Baffert’s barn

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Nikki Sherman PhotographyPaynter, who survived a two-month battle with colitis and laminitis, has returned to Bob Baffert... Read More...

Paynter named winner of Vox Populi Award

DRF | 1 year ago
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Paynter gaining weight, continues to improve

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter has gained 17 pounds in the last week and now weighs 938.Paynter, Ahmed Zayat’s H... Read More...

Paynter leaving New Bolton for rehab facility

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford 0 Barbara D. LivingstonOn Friday, Paynter's owner, Ahmed Zayat, tweeted: "Paynter has beaten colitis, laminitis, and a... Read More...

Paynter holding his own in recovery after surgery

DRF | 2 years ago
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Veterinarians pleased with Paynter’s progress after surgery

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford 0 New Bolton Center veterinarians treating Haskell winner Paynter are pleased with the colt’s progress after sur... Read More...

Paynter recovering after surgery to remove intestinal abscess

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter is eating well and is "very hungry," owner Ahmed Zayat said in a tweet.Paynter, the Has... Read More...

Paynter develops abscess, moving to New Bolton Center

DRF | 2 years ago
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Injuries take their toll on 3-year-old stars

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Emily ShieldsI'll Have Another, this year's Derby and Preakness winner, in the paddock before the Belmont Stakes on June 9.... Read More...

Zayat: Paynter has improved significantly

DRF | 2 years ago
Matt Hegarty 0 Paynter, the winner of this year’s Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, has displayed no signs... Read More...

Paynter continues to show improvement

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Paynter continues to make progress from colitis and laminitis, according to a series of updates sent out on Twitter on Sunday night by owner Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin, the famil... Read More...

Paynter showing more improvement

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Nikki ShermanPaynter was fitted with casts to support his feet.Paynter, the Haskell winner who has been in a Schuylerville, N.Y., medical facility with colitis since Aug. 26, ... Read More...