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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