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Victory over Newgate at the Battle of Bafferts


When all four contenders in the February 4 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) race turned around, Bob Baffert had a rare chance to win the race before the race. even won.

In a hot contest with the battle of the cadets Bob Baffert, the runner-up was Sham Stakes (G3) new gate who wins? Hard to imagine .

Victory comes at a critical time for Baffert, who is immersed in a legal battle with Churchill Downs Incorporated since Medina Spirit was dropped from the 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) after testing positive for betamethasone. Following the revelation of God Medina, Churchill issued a 2-year restraining order against Baffert, which he is contesting in court. Although Robert B. Lewis, a tradition Santa Anita . Park The race in preparation for the Kentucky Derby, yielding 40 Derby points for the top four finishers on a 20-8-6-4-2 scale, none of this year’s entrants earned a point on the first Saturday. first of May due to that ban.

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Newgate, an even-money favorite, was last among the four in the early period when Arabian lion Win the order from Hard to Figure. Behind the fractions : 23.87 and : 47.76, Newgate was still held by Frankie Dettori until the driver let him take a step up at the far turn. Walking around the field, Newgate plunged into contention and dueled a match that was difficult to determine the length of the stretch.

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In the end, Newgate took the lead in Hard to Figure, taking the lead with a final score of 1:43.11 in 1 1/16 miles on the fast track. He returned $4 from the $2 winning ticket.

Baffert said of Newgate after the race: “Frankie Dettori taught him how to sit back, relax and throw a punch and that’s what he did today. The coach claimed Robert B. Lewis’ record 11th win on Saturday.

“…Newgate, when we sent him before, he wasn’t done yet,” added Baffert. “I’m not sure how far he wants to go.”

Hard to imagine, his first start is about two turns, 1 3/4 of the length Worcester in third place. The highly regarded Arabian Lion faded in fourth and last place.

Purchased for $850,000 at Keeneland’s September 2021 Annual Sale, Newgate improved its earnings to $241,975 for owners of SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson , Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital and Catherine Donovan.

Jockey Lanfranco Dettori bay đến Newgate sau khi họ giành được G3 $200.000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Thứ Bảy, ngày 4 tháng 2 năm 2023 tại Công viên Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA.<br /> Benoit image” src=”https://cms-images.bloodhorse.com/i/bloodhorse-images/2023/02/796d8ba9e6c344b39fec61663da3537e.jpg?preset=medium” style=”border-width: 0px;” title=”Jockey Lanfranco Dettori flies to Newgate after they won G3 $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.<br /> Photo Benoit”/><figcaption><small>Photo: Photo Benoit</small></p>
<p>Jockey Frankie Dettori performs his famous dive after Newgate’s victory in Robert B. Lewis Stakes</p>
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<p>After a second game to settle down <span class=regeneration in Sham Staking on January 8, Robert B. Lewis was the first to win a bet for Newgate. It was also the first victory for my son into naughty since his impressive debut score last summer at Del Mar.

The third foal from the graded stakes placed Majestic Warrior mare Majestic Presence, Newgate was bred by the Town and County Horse Farms in Kentucky. The pony’s 2-year-old full sister, named Denim and Pearls, was sold to Randy Gullatt for $500,000 at Keeneland’s September 2022 Annual Sale. Majestic Presence’s youngest child is a weaning baby Real .

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