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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Hoppertunity, a veteran campaigner who is a favorite in Bob Baffert's barn, got back to his winning ways on Sunday at Santa Anita with a 6 1/2-length score in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (G3)...
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Justify's victory in Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1) gave his trainer Bob Baffert a record eighth win in the race...
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Heck Yeah chalked up his third career stakes win in just five starts on Saturday when he took the $200,000 Echo Eddie S. at Santa Anita Park by 2 1/4-lengths...
 
Dortmund does it again in G2 San Felipe
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Dortmund does it again in G2 San Felipe
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Dortmund took another step towards the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a handy 1 ¼-length victory Saturday’s San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park, keeping the Kaleem Shah-owned colt undefeated in five lifetime starts. 

Dortmund’s win earned him 50 points towards the Kentucky Derby, and has a total of 70, third-most in the current standings. The top 20 horses are guaranteed a position in the Derby starting gate.

As he did winning the Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) a month ago, Dortmund and jockey Martin Garcia went right to the lead in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile contest. Sir Samson pressed the pace through six furlongs in 1:11.30, then gave way. Bolo mounted a serious challenge with a furlong to go, but Dortmund put him away and held off another late charge by Prospect Park to get the distance in 1:41.65.

Bob Baffert now has a record five winners of the San Felipe, including with future Horse of the Year Point Given in 2001, a horse Dortmund resembles in size and color.

“The further they go, he just gets going,” said Baffert of the super-sized colt. “This is what you want to see. Next race is the Santa Anita Derby (April 4). Bolo really had me nervous (when he came at Dortmund in mid-stretch), he’s a good horse.”

Besides his 2015 stakes wins, Dortmund also took the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) on Dec. 20. The son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown has now earned $689,400.

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