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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Marley's Freedom 5-year-old debut in the $200,000 Santa Monica S. (G2) Feb. 16 at Santa Anita Park couldn't have been more impressive, winning by nearly two lengths over Selcourt...
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Mucho Gusto set off the pace before taking the lead with a quarter-mile to run and drew off in the stretch to win the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis (G3) by nearly five lengths...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Justify's historic Triple Crown and undefeated season in 2018 earned the colt both Horse of the Year and champion Male 3-year-old honors at Thursday evening's Eclipse Awards...
 
Ax Man fells foes in Sir Barton S.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
One race before Justify's victory in the Preakness S. (G1), Ax Man unleashed his talent with an eye-catching 6 3/4-length tally in the $100,000 Sir Barton S. over a sloppy Pimlico racetrack.

"Oh man, he just skipped over it. End of story," said jockey Mike Smith, who also rode Justify. "He broke sharp and skipped over it, no problem. He's exciting."

Ax Man had never raced over an off track in his three previous starts, but handled the sloppy track beautifully. Up two lengths in the first quarter-mile, the 3-year-old colt got little challenge from his five foes thereafter. His final time for the 1 1/16-miles was 1:42.53.

Ax Man has won three of four lifetime starts and earned $138,000 for owner/breeder Hal & Patti Earnhardt. The colt is a half-brother to Earnhardt's champion Indian Blessing, who Baffert also trained. 

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