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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...
Sunday, October 2, 2022
For the second time in as many tries, Midnight Memories won a graded stakes, the latest coming on Oct. 2 at Santa Anita...
Saturday, October 1, 2022
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...
 
McKinzie cruises in Triple Bend S. (G2)
Sunday, June 7, 2020
McKinzie returned to the races with a stirring victory in Sunday's $200,000 Triple Bend S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park, his first start since running in Saudi Arabia in late February.

Making his first start at seven furlongs since his maiden debut victory, McKinzie set a couple lengths off the pace set by stablemate Ax Man, who covered the first half-mile in :46.13. McKinzie came three wide to take over the lead entering the stretch, shook off Fashionably Fast and hit the wire under a hand ride by Mike Smith.

“He is not only extremely talented, he’s a thinker too and I just love riding him,” said Smith.

“This was a perfect out for him,” add winning trainer Bob Baffert “He had a cozy post and he showed his class. It was workmanlike and this’ll really move him up for next time. Yes, this was a prep for the Met Mile [July 4 GI Runhappy Met Mile at Belmont].”  

McKinzie races for the trio of Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman. A four time Grade 1 winner, McKinzie is now 8-6-0 in 16 starts and has earned $3,438,560. 

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