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Baffert nominates Taiba and Pinehurst to Haskell Stakes – Press Telegram

LEADERS THE ALAMITOS

(Until Thursday)

JOCKEYS / VICTORIES

Ramón Vázquez / 8

Tyler Baze / 6

Diego Herrera / 6

Edgar Payeras / 4

Four draws / 3

COACHES / VICTORIES

John Sadler / 5

12 tied / 2

WEEKEND BETS IN ALAMITOS

Saturday

• $ 125,000 Los Alamitos Derby, 3 year olds, 1 1/8 miles

BELOW THE SECTION

• Coach Bob Baffert named two foals, Santa Anita Derby Taiba winner and Futurity Del Mar Pinehurst winner, for the $ 1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 23rd. Coach Chad Brown named three horses: Jack Christopher, Early Voting and Zandon. Haskell, who Baffert won a record nine times, would mark his return to grade I competition after serving a 90-day suspension. Taiba has not run since finishing 12º in the Kentucky Derby and Pinehurst has not been seen since he was relieved in the UAE Derby on March 26.

• Los Alamitos announced this week that during its Fall Festival, three races worth $ 225,000 will be held, a seven-day meet that begins Friday, Sept. 16 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 25. The races will be held from Friday to Sunday. first week and Thursday-Sunday the last week. The first post each day will be at 1 p.m. The three betting races, all with $ 75,000 scholarships, include EB Johnston for children ages 3 and up raised or raised in California (September 17); the Los Alamitos Special for children from 3 years (September 24); and the 2-year-old Capote (September 25).

• Stephen Foster Stakes Olympiad winner jumped from seventh to third in this week’s Breeders ’Cup Classic standings. He received three first-place votes from a panel of 42 that weekly ranks the top 10 candidates for the Classic. Flightline remained at the top of the standings with 21 first-place votes, followed by Life Is Good (two). Country Grammer (one) and Hot Rod Charlie complete the top five. Classifications will be announced each week through October 11th. The classic will take place on November 5 in Keeneland.

-Art Wilson

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