March 26, 2012 |
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert was in good spirits and resting comfortably on Monday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack and having two stents inserted because of blocked arteries, according to an official at Santa Anita. Baffert, 59, was in Dubai for the $10-million Dubai World Cup, where his horse, Game On Dude, is scheduled to run on Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Baffert was feeling ill late Sunday night into Monday morning. "We called 911, and the paramedics came right away," Bernie Schiappa, a co-owner of Game On Dude, told the publication.
March 26, 2011 |
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
November 3, 2009 |
The biggest deal for one of horse racing's biggest deals, the Breeders' Cup, will slip quietly and officially into the limelight Tuesday morning. Barring a late change of heart by her connections, Zenyatta will be formally entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic, where she will race against the boys and become the pulse of her sport on one of its most important weekends. This was a decision that, made weeks ago, could have been milked for the masses and trumpeted from towers.
March 29, 2008 |
The 71st running of the Santa Anita Derby is still a week away, but there are a couple of major races taking place today. In the United Arab Emirates at the Nad al Sheba Racecourse will be the $6-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race. It caps off a seven-race card offering $21.25 million in purses. Horse of the year Curlin heads a field of 13 in the 13th running of the Dubai World Cup and starts from post position 12. Other American contenders in the race are A.P.
April 1, 2007 |
Invasor put to rest any doubts about who the best horse in the world is with a win Saturday in the $6-million Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba in the United Arab Emirates. The reigning horse of the year won for the 11th time in 12 starts, but the anticipated showdown between Invasor and the previously unbeaten Discreet Cat never materialized. Unchallenged in six previous starts, Discreet Cat did not show any speed out of the gate, raced in traffic and never threatened.
September 10, 2006 |
Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, several days after an abnormality was detected in the 5-year-old horse's heart. Electrocutionist, considered a top contender for this year's Breeders' Cup Classic or Distaff, was owned by Dubai-based Godolphin Racing Inc. "He appeared to be responding well to treatment, but during the night he suffered what seems to have been a fatal heart attack," Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said. "It is terribly sad.