Headlines

Saturday, February 06, 2016
Battling side-by-side with Imperative in the final sixteenth-mile, Hoppertunity got his nose down on the wire just in front of his rival to earn victory in Saturday’s $500,000 San Antonio S. (G2)...
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Michael Petersen’s Mor Spirit galloped by a pair of frontrunners in the Santa Anita stretch en route to a tidy 1 ½-length victory in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis S. (G3)...
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The final crowning achievement on American Pharoah’s historic racing career came on Saturday evening when the bob Baffert trainee was honored with Eclipse Awards for 2015 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Male...
 
Blueskiesnrainbows gives Baffert record fifth Swaps S (G2) victory
Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Blueeskiesnrainbows, who earned his maiden victory last Dec. 11, became a graded stakes winner Thursday at Hollywood Park and giving Bob Baffert his record-setting fifth victory in the $150,000 Swaps S.

The 3-year-old English Channel colt led throughout the nine furlong contest, prevailing by three-quarters of a length over Nonios in 1:50.89.

“Joe (Talamo) did a great job of slowing it down," said Baffert. “I thought I could run first and second, but Liaison (Baffert's third place finisher) kind of struggled a little bit with the slow pace. I was a little disappointed, but they ran their races. I’ll get them down to Del Mar and decide what to do with them.”

“(Bob) told me to sit still until he switches leads and to save as much horse as you can until the last part,’’ added Talamo. “That’s pretty much what we did. I appreciate the opportunity they gave me with him."

Prior to the Swaps, Blueskiesnrainbows was off the board in the May 4 American Turf (G2) and finished third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) behind eventual dual classic winner I'll Have Another.

Blueskiesnrainbows earned his third win in eight starts for Bad Boy Racing LLC and Whizway Farms. He has now earned $221,242.

Baffert's previous wins in the Swaps came with Misremembered (2009), During (2003), Congaree (2001), and Captain Steve (2000).

Baffert 2013