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Bob Baffert grows into racing’s grateful elder statesman

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 30-31 - In this photo taken Thursday, May 21, 2015, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert speaks during a interview at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, Baffert had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins in Triple Crown races and ditched his big hat but kept the boots. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds.

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NY congressman looking for uniform drug standards in racing

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman plans to introduce a bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be operated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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American Pharoah gets 1st work in since winning Preakness

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, Martin Garcia up, breezes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, K.Y, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography via AP) NO SALES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah’s workout on Tuesday as he prepares for Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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