Santa Anita Derby Winner Roadster Leads Baffert Trio In Affirmed Stakes – Horse Racing News

Speedway Stable’s Roadster and jockey Mike Smith, shown winning the Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large among a field of six sophomores in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Named for Harbor View Farm’s homebred Triple Crown Champion of 1978, the Affirmed will be contested at a mile and one sixteenth.

Owner:  Speedway Stable, LLC; Trainer:  Bob Baffert
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