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Saturday, February 13, 2021
The Baffert barn hit the trifecta and added Merneith to its stable of graded stakes winners on Saturday...
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Concert Tour out-finished his stablemate Freedom Fighter in Saturday's $200,000 San Vicente S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park...
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Medina Spirit gave Bob Baffert his fifth win in the past eight runnings of the Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) with a gritty neck victory in a three-way photo...
 
Undefeated High Velocity takes Bob Hope S. (G3)
Saturday, November 16, 2019
High Velocity's win in Saturday's $100,000 Bob Hope S. (G3) at Del Mar gave Bob Baffert his sixth winner in the past nine runnings of the seven-furlong race for 2-year-olds. The race was previously known as the Hollywood Prevue.

High Velocity, owned by Gary and Mary West, broke his maiden in his Oct. 13 debut at Santa Anita Park and now has $90,000 in his two starts.

High Velocity came out of the gate in first, with Strongconstitution on his flank. The pair was one-two the entire way, with High Velocity shaking clear in the final sixteenth to win by about two lengths in 1:23.16 for the seven furlongs. 

“He handled everything well for his second out,” said Baffert. “It’s always a tough test after you break a maiden and he didn’t have a lot of time between races. But the way he worked we thought he would run well. I liked the way that when that other horse (Strongconstitution) came to him he dug in and took off again. And that’s a nice horse that ran second.” 


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