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Bob Baffert Still Going Strong, Despite

It’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions for trainer Bob Baffert these last few months, both on and off the track. In March, he had a heart attack in Dubai as Game on Dude was preparing to run in the Dubai World Cup. He... Read More...

Paynter ‘having a decent day’ in battle against colitis, laminitis

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter on Wednesday was walking in leg casts designed to keep the laminitis from getting worse.Paynter, the Haskell winner and Belmont Stakes runner-up w... Read More...

Paynter fitted with casts to support his feet, showing positive signs

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Paynter, the Haskell winner now hospitalized with colitis, underwent an evaluation by Hagyard Equine Medical Center veterinarian Dr. Brian Fraley on Tuesday and was fitted wit... Read More...

Paynter found to have ‘rapidly progressing’ laminitis

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter became sore on his left foot on Monday and it had worsened by Tuesday.Haskell winner Paynter appears to have taken a turn for the worse with a lam... Read More...

Paynter showing signs of improvement

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter showed signs of improvement Friday at the Upstate Equine Clinic in Schuylerville, N.Y., where he is being treated for colitis.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – After ... Read More...

Saratoga: Paynter’s health improving but condition is still serious

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter, shown galloping at Saratoga last Thursday, is being treated in a clinic for colitis, his second illness since winning the July 29 Haskell.SARATOGA SPRI... Read More...

Paynter ill again, being treated in New York

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter has had his return to California delayed by illness since his Haskell Invitational victory.For the second time in less than a month, Paynter, the winner o... Read More...

Saratoga: Paynter gallops over Oklahoma track

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter gallops over the Oklahoma training track Thursday at Saratoga.Paynter, the Haskell winner, arrived in Saratoga on Wednesday afternoon and went to the Ok... Read More...

Saratoga: Paynter will be passing through

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Nikki Sherman PhotographyPaynter, with Rafael Bejarano riding, wins the Haskell Invitational.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Paynter, the Haskell winner, is coming to Saratoga after all an... Read More...

Travers Stakes, Another Watered Down Race?

It’s been quite a year for the three year old male division. You’ve read our articles about the injuries sustained to the top horses from January up to now. Out of Bounds (Sham Stakes winner), Algorithms (Holy Bull Stakes winner), Thunder Moccasin (Hutcheson Stakes winner)... Read More...

Saratoga: Paynter targeting Pennsylvania Derby or Jockey Club Gold Cup

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter will miss a planned start in the Travers Stakes, his owner announced Monday.Hoping against hope that his horse could make the Travers, Zayat finally let go of the ... Read More...

Paynter went to medical clinic; status for Travers in jeopardy

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Nikki ShermanPaynter was sent to the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, N.J., after his Haskell victory.DEL MAR, Calif. – Paynter, who became ill within 48 hours of ... Read More...

Paynter spikes fever, putting Travers appearance in jeopardy

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Bill Denver/Equi-PhotoPaynter wins the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth Park.DEL MAR, Calif. – Paynter, who was an overpowering winner of the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on... Read More...

Paynter Takes Over Division Lead With Haskell Win

With the departure of I’ll Have Another to injury that eventually forced him to retire, the three year old male division was left for Bodemeister to control. The Bob Baffert trained colt who destroyed the competition in the Arkansas Derby by 9 1/4 lengths fell... 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...

Paynter Dominates Haskell Foes for Zayat Stables

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Paynter carried the colors of Zayat Stables home on top in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Zayat Stables colorbearers finished second in each of this year’s Triple Crown races. Bodemeister finished second in both ... Read More...

Monmouth Park: Paynter gives Baffert his sixth Haskell victory

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Nikki ShermanPaynter wins the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational under Rafael Bejarano. The Haskell was Paynter's first start since he was defeated a neck by Union Rags in the Belmont Sta... Read More...

Haskell: Nonios could spring surprise at Monmouth Park

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Shigeki KikkawaNonios will make his first start on dirt in Sunday's Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.Paynter and Gemologist are the marquee names going into Sunday&rsqu... 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...

Haskell Invitational: Paynter, Gemologist draw side by side

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist's post position draw may allow him to put early pressure on Haskell favorite Paynter.If Paynter is deemed the horse to beat in Sunday’s Grade 1... Read More...

Paynter Installed as Morning-Line Favorite for Haskell Invitational

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Paynter has been installed as the 3-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. Paynter drew post position No. 3. Beaten narrowly by Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes (G1) last time out, Paynter will be ... Read More...

Monmouth: Gemologist to run in Haskell instead of Jim Dandy

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist hasn't raced since finishing 16th in the Kentucky Derby.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Though he would have been the favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2, ... Read More...

Curlin, Haskell, and Jim Dandy will sort out new-look 3-year-old division

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter headlines what is expected to be a small field in the Haskell.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With its stars sidelined, the 3-year-old division will be looking for ... Read More...

Monmouth: Haskell short list of probables headed by Paynter, Dullahan

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Farrell Barbara D. LivingstonPaynter was second in the Belmont Stakes for trainer Bob Baffert.OCEANPORT. N.J. – Monmouth Park is gearing up for Haskell Day on July 29, the biggest day ... Read More...

Bodemeister will miss Haskell due to temperature

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserBodemeister will miss a planned start in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park due to a temperature.The other shoe dropped on the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Su... Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Baffert spreading the talent around

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen Benoit & AssociatesBlueskiesnrainbows, with Joe Talamo riding, wins the Swaps.INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will need the entire nation to keep apart h... Read More...

Union Rags has second half to burnish 3-year-old championship credentials

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags, winner of the Belmont Stakes under jockey John Velazquez, will make his next start in either the Jim Dandy or Haskell.Although Union Rags and I’ll Have Ano... Read More...

Trip Notes: Belmont Stakes, Manhattan Handicap, Whittingham Handicap, and more

DRF | 3 years ago
Michael Hammersly Saturday, June 9, 2012 Belmont Parkread more Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags will rest until Jim Dandy or Haskell

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags, with jockey John Velazquez, will get a brief vacation before preparing for his next start in late July at either Saratoga or Monmouth Park.ELMONT, N.Y. – U... Read More...

Hovdey: Belmont Stakes provides consolation, big and small

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Hovdey Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags (right) gets through on the rail to defeat Paynter in the closing yards of the 144th Belmont Stakes.In the jam-packed aisle of the Belmont Park box seat... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Smith takes the blame for Paynter’s defeat

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserJockey Mike Smith finished second in the Belmont Stakes aboard Paynter. He finished second in all three legs of this year's Triple Crown.ELMONT, N.Y. – Mike Smith to... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags rallies along rail to defeat Paynter

DRF | 3 years ago
Dave Litfin Tom KeyserUnion Rags (right), with John Velazquez up, gets by Paynter and Mike Smith to win the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – Union Rags, the only Grade 1 dirt winner in the fie... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Rival trainers react to I’ll Have Another’s scratch

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch ELMONT, N.Y. − While the defection of I’ll Have Another will certainly enhance their chances of winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, trainers Dale Romans, Michael Matz... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: I’ll Have Another’s scratch takes luster out of Triple Crown finale

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another, at Belmont on Wednesday, was scratched from the Belmont Stakes on Friday, leaving the race with a field of 11.ELMONT, N.Y. – The scratch ... Read More...

Countdown to the Crown: Week 23 – June 8, 2012

DRF | 3 years ago
Jeremy Plonk Countdown to the Crown today completes a seventh season online as one of the most comprehensive handicapper’s scouting reports of the 3-year-old scene. Posted each Friday at DR... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012 workout reports: Dullahan stands out

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserDullahan impressed with his training ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – A dozen horses will line up for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, but of that gro... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Security barn irks trainers

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserSecurity officials check trainer Doug O’Neill’s supplies Wednesday as I’ll Have Another settles in to the Belmont Stakes detention barn.ELMONT, N.Y. – The requir... Read More...

Post Positions Drawn for Belmont Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Post positions for Saturday’s 144th running of the Belmont Stakes were drawn on Wednesday at Belmont Park. I’ll Have Another, attempting to become the first Triple Crown winner since Florida-bred Affirmed in 1978, drew post position No. 11 ... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Baffert hot at home if not in Triple Crown

DRF | 3 years ago
Steve Andersen Barbara D. LivingstonBob Baffert went into the week with a double-digit lead in victories over the second-place trainer, John Sadler.INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Hall of Fame trainer Bob Ba... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Guyana Star Dweej fails to impress in final workout

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan, with jockey Javier Castellano up, was very impressive working four furlongs in 45.82 seconds on Sunday at Belmont Park.ELMONT, N.Y. – Guyana Star ... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Dullahan makes fast workout look easy

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another schools Sunday on a beautiful morning at Belmont Park. He followed with a strong one-mile gallop for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. - Jo... Read More...

Belmont Stakes Contenders Expected to Breeze on Sunday

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
With the main track listed as sloppy following overnight rain, no Belmont Stakes contenders worked out at Belmont Park on Saturday. Instead, the majority of the field will have their final breezes on Sunday, according to NYRA Press. Dullahan had a leis... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Baffert still a Belmont player with Paynter

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter, shown winning an allowance on the Preakness undercard, will represent trainer Bob Baffert in the June 9 Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. - While Bob Baffert sent Kentu... Read More...

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

Michael Compton | 3 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...