Horse Racing

Baffert becomes all-time leading trainer at Del Mar

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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DEL MAR, California (AP) — Bob Baffert has become the all-time leading trainer at Del Mar with 478 victories at the seaside track north of San Diego.

The Hall of Famer saddled St Patrick's Day to victory in the eighth race on Saturday to overtake the late Mike Mitchell atop the career list at 477.

He won the sixth race on Sunday for victory number 478. St Patrick's Day, a two-year-old colt, is a full brother to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, also trained by Baffert.

Baffert is already the track's leader in stakes victories with 123, including two this summer.

He won seven straight training titles at Del Mar from 1997-2003.

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