Headlines

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Vale Dori won her third straight Grade 2 stakes on Saturday with a 1 3/4-length score in the Santa Maria S. at Santa Anita Park...
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Hoppertunity kicked off 2017 with a stellar performance in Saturday's $300,000 San Antonio S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park...
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Arrogate, recently named the World's Best Racehorse of 2016, served notice that he might be impossible to beat in 2017 with his dominating score in Saturday's $12 million Pegasus World Cup Inv. (G1)...
 
Memorial Day stakes double for Baffert at Lone Star Park
Monday, May 31, 2010
Bob Baffert has made a habit of winning stakes at Lone Star Park over the years, taking an incredible 16 added-money events with just 33 starters. On the 2010 Lone Star “Million Day” card, Baffert was at it again, with Bonnie Blue Flag easily winning the $100,000 Cinemine S. and Mother Ruth romping in the $75,000 Valid Expectation.  Million Day is the richest of the meet at the Grand Prairie, TX track, with seven stakes worth over $1 million.

Bonnie Blue Flag made short work of her 10 foes in the Cinemine, a seven-furlong race restricted to 3-year-old fillies. Sent off the 6-5 favorite, Bonnie Blue Flag was seventh after a quarter-mile, but swept four wide under Martin Garcia to get the lead coming into the stretch. She was much the best after that, drawing off to win by 6 1/2-lengths over a fast track in 1:22 3/5.

The Cinemine marked the stakes debut for the daughter of Mineshaft, who has won her last three starts. She is now 3-1-2 in seven starts, amassing $134,020. She is owned by Peachtree Stable. Out of the Dixieland Band mare Tap Your Feet, Bonnie Blue Flag is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1-winning filly Diamondrella (GB).

Mother Ruth won the Valid Expectation by a similar margin, exploding in the lane to draw off to a seven length score for her first career stakes victory. She was also ridden by Martin Garcia. Mother Ruth stopped the clock at 1:08 4/5 in the six-furlong race for older fillies and mares.

The dark bay or brown 4-year-old filly has been a model of consistency in her career, with a 4-3-1 record in nine starts. She has earned $164,670 for Zayat Stables, who purchased her at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearling sale for $425,000.

Mother Ruth is by Speightstown out of the top-class mare Seven Four Seven, a four-time stakes winner who bankrolled in excess of $400,000.

Baffert 2013