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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Fighting Mad toyed with her competition early in the one-mile Torrey Pines S. (G3) before drawing away...
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Kingly topped off a terrific weekend for the Bob Baffert barn with a heart-pounding neck victory in the $150,000 La Jolla S. (G3)...
Saturday, August 3, 2019
McKinzie's victory in Saturday's $1 million Whitney S. (G1) earned the 4-year-old colt an automatic berth in the Breeder's Cup Classic (G1) and gave his trainer his first victory in the historic race...
 
Heck Yeah back to winning ways in Echo Eddie S.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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.

Heck Yeah has been very versatile in his young career, winning stakes sprinting on the turf, going two turns on the main track, and now sprinting on the main track after Saturday's win.

Running without blinkers for the first time, Heck Yeah was just off the leader Rewired for the first quarter-mile, then took over the lead and gradually widened his margin the rest of the way, ultimately stopping the timer in 1:17.13 for the 6 1/2-furlongs.

“This never gets old I can tell you that. Bob’s (trainer Bob Baffert) done a great job with him and taking the blinkers off today made a big difference. You could see he was more relaxed and he finished better,” said Michael Pageler, co-owner and breeder.

Robert Baedeker and Dr. Michael Sigband are Heck Yeah's other owners. Winner of the Cal Cup Derby and Cal Cup Turf Sprint earlier this year, Heck Yeah has now won four of five starts and earned $308,000.

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