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Bob Baffert takes aim at record-tying 6th Kentucky Derby win

The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs. He figured he would never again have a horse good enough to win on the first Saturday in May. A year later, he won the Derby with Silver Charm and again the next year with Real Quiet. Since the mid-1990s, Baffert has won five Kentucky Derbies and two Triple Crowns while becoming the face of horse racing. He goes for his sixth Derby win this weekend.

Justify retires from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify’s owners said caution over the horse’s ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he’d be healthy enough to race by the fall.

Justify arrives in New York for Triple Crown bid

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has arrived in New York ahead of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. The colt will try to sweep the Triple Crown. American Pharoah did it in 2015 to become the 12th horse to do so. Justify traveled to Belmont Park on a flight from Louisville and a van ride from an airport on Long Island.

Bob Baffert savors journey with another Triple Crown in reach

The only thing Bob Baffert wanted to do in horse racing was win the Triple Crown. Been there, done that. The Hall of Fame trainer captured horse racing’s biggest prize in 2015 with American Pharoah. Justify could become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years if he wins the Belmont Stakes. Says Baffert: “I’ve won it so I’m actually going to enjoy this a little bit more.”

Justify draws No. 1 post for Triple Crown try in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify will break from the No. 1 post as the early 4-5 favorite in the Belmont Stakes as the colt tries to complete a Triple Crown sweep. Trainer Bob Baffert is not a fan of the inside post for his horses no matter what the race.

Bob Baffert sees parallels between Justify and American Pharoah

Triple Crown contender Justify is drawing comparisons to American Pharoah even after a very different path to the Belmont. Trainer Bob Baffert sees similarities in the two super horses as Justify is on the verge of being the second Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

Trainer Bob Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel

Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and still on track to run in the Preakness after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his left hind foot. Baffert says Justify was irritated by some gravel on Sunday morning outside the barn at Churchill Downs after winning the Derby on a muddy track.