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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...
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...
 
Justin Squared still undefeated after Chick Lang S. score
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Justin Squared still undefeated after Chick Lang S. score
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Zayat Stables' sensational sprinter Justin Squared rolled to another front-running victory in Saturday's $100,000 Chick Lang S. over a muddy Pimlico racetrack, giving his owner and trainer Bob Baffert a Pimlico stakes victory one year after American Pharoah dominated the Preakness S. (G1) over the Baltimore oval. 

The 3-year-old son of Zensational is now a perfect 3-for-3 and has been on the lead at every point of call in all of his races.

Breaking from the rail in Saturday's six-furlong contest, Justin Squared threatened to break his point-of-call streak after veering in when the gates opened. But Martin Garcia quickly righted the lightning-quick colt, and he quickly sped to the lead of the seven-horse field.

In the clear down the backstretch and on the turn, Justin Squared got a brief challenge from Formal Summation at the head of the stretch, and then a late-closing Counterforce made the margin about two lengths on the wire without every seriously threatening the dominant winner.

β€œWe were confident and knew he was training well,” said Justin Zayat. β€œIt's exciting to win on Preakness Day.” Zayat added that the colt was named after bloodstock agent Justin Casse, who bought the colt, and himself.

Justin Squared picked up $60,000 for the win, his first stakes start, and upped his bankroll to $129,600. The gray colt is out of Graciously Soft, who is a sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Spoken Fur and two-time Grade 3 winner Unbridled's Note.

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