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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Bob Baffert won Santa Anita Park’s $100,000 Speakeasy S. for a record seventh time on Sunday with Speed Boat Beach, who is now headed to Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup...
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Bob Baffert won his third straight, and record eighth overall, Awesome Again S. (G1) Saturday with Defunded, who bested his stablemate Country Grammer by 1 ¾-lengths in what was a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifying race...
 
Gamine kicks off 2021 with easy Las Flores S. (G3) win
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Gamine, last year's champion female sprinter, began 2021 with a thoroughly convincing win in Sunday's Las Flores S. (G3), defeating stablemate Qahira by five lengths while under a hand ride the entire trip.

Though she was unhurried from her inside post, Gamine nevertheless made the lead and guided the field around for the rest of the six-furlong trip. Qahira moved into second in upper stretch, but was no threat to the winner, who was eased under the wire by John Velazaquez to finish the distance in 1:09.52.

“She looked fantastic, they both looked fantastic in the paddock and the only thing I was worried about was bad luck,” Baffert said of his 1-2 finishers. “I told [Johnny] before, 'With the one hole make sure you don't let her make the gap. Ride her like she's 10-1.' I'm happy for my owners and everybody involved. They are excited, it's Easter Sunday, so it's a big win. For her to start off here, I'm glad I got to run her. There's a lot of people who came out to watch her run.” 

Gamine is now a four-time graded stakes winner of $943,000. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief is owned by Michael Lund Petersen.

Baffert, who has won five editions of the Las Flores, said Gamine would run next on May 1 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Derby City Distaff (G1) on the Kentucky Derby (G1) undercard.

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