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Saturday, November 7, 2020
Authentic's 2 1/4-length victory over Improbable gave Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish in Saturday's $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland...
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Azul Coast ships north to take El Camino Real Derby
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Azul Coast made the journey to Golden Gate Fields from his southern California base to take the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby on Saturday afternoon.

The win did not come easy for the 3-year-old colt, who ran second to stablemate Authentic in the Jan. 4 Sham S. (G3). Getting a three-wide trip on both turns, he eventually made the lead in upper stretch and held off American Farmer late to win the 1 1/8-mile trip by 1 1/4-lengths.

β€œI figured he would get a good trip,” said winning rider Rafael Bejarano. β€œHe was going well the entire time under me and he showed me a real nice kick (at the finish).”

Azul Coast, who is owned by Karl Watson, Paul Weitman and Michael Pegram, improved his career record to 2 wins and 1 second from 3 lifetime starts, with $104,000 in earnings. Azul Coast earned 10 Kentucky Derby points and a free Preakness berth with his El Camino victory. 

Azul Coast is Baffert's second El Camino winner. The first, Cavonnier in 1996, would go on to finish second by a nose in the Kentucky Derby (G1). 

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