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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...
 
Mastery remains perfect with Bob Hope S. (G3) win
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Mastery remains perfect with Bob Hope S. (G3) win
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Mastery validated his stellar maiden score last month with another dynamic performance in Saturday's $100,000 Bob Hope S. (G3), winning by two lengths under a very confident ride from Mike Smith.

Cheyenne Stables' 2-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) set all the pace in the seven-furlong affair. Trainer Bob Baffert removed the blinkers after the colt's first race, and with Mike Smith in the irons, the big dark bay looked in command the entire trip. Smith never had to use the whip and only gave his colt slight urging in the final furlong, where he pulled away for the easy win in 1:23.32.

“I like the way he relaxed, we didn't have to go too fast early, which I like too,” said Baffert. “I loved what I saw today. I'm happy Everett Dobson sent him to me, he looks very special.”

Though Baffert didn't say which race would be next, Mastery would be the prohibitive favorite for next month's $300,000 CashCall Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos. The 1 1/16-mile race would be Mastery's first route race.

Master has won both his starts and has earned $91,200.

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