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May 16, 1997 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bob Baffert, the jocular California trainer whose horse, Cavonnier, lost the Kentucky Derby by a nose last year, had an announcement when he arrived at Churchill Downs for this year's Derby: "This time," he said, "I brought a horse with a longer nose. " Sure enough, Baffert's new horse, Silver Charm, won the Derby two weeks ago by a long nose, or as it states in the official race chart, by a head. And now here is Baffert at Pimlico with this "long-nose" horse, flirting with immortality.
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May 18, 1997 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Silver Charm, by a wee bob of the head at the last possible split second, won the 122d Preakness Stakes here yesterday and kept alive his chances of winning racing's most cherished prize - the Triple Crown. The long-striding gray colt, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago in a photo finish over favorite Captain Bodgit, dropped his head in front of Free House just as the two California rivals hit the finish line. A crowd of 88,594 held its breath waiting for the official call.
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May 15, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
If horse racing ever finds a way to centralize and market itself, the sport won't have to look far for two charming people to speak of its virtues. Just send out Bob and Beverly Lewis, racing's answer to Jim and Betty Anderson or Ward and June Cleaver. Racing demands passion and the Lewises, married 50 years this summer, are nothing if not passionate about the sport. They also have a ton of money to spend. Which helps. After investing around $20 million on horseflesh since they bought their first horse in 1990, the Lewises found themselves in the Churchill Downs winner's circle on May 3, peering down from the reviewing stand on a colt laden with a blanket of roses.
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May 4, 1997 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He had to look, but he didn't want to. He had to open his eyes, but he oh so much wanted to close them. Bob Baffert talked to himself, talked to nobody, talked to God. The 44-year-old trainer with a great mop of silver hair, a bright white smile and the kind of face that wears emotion without guile, didn't know whether to laugh or cry. His colt, Silver Charm, named, partly, after his own hair, was neck-and-neck with Captain Bodgit as the last,...
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June 7, 1997 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Midnight. Lights are low. Nothing moving but a soft breeze. The only sound is the hiss of distant traffic and a now-and-then bump of a horse in a stall somewhere. This is the backstretch at Belmont Park, where some 2,000 horses live and train. They are asleep now, most of them, and will snooze off and on until the rooster crows and the groom arrives. About 4:30. It's like a city in here, with white, two-story frame houses, business offices, cats and chickens, flowers, streetlights and a neighborhood of 61 low-slung, brick-and-frame barns lined up like military barracks.
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June 5, 1997 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the plane from Louisville, Ky., taxied to a stop at JFK yesterday morning, news photographers closed in like swarming crickets, shooting anything that moved. A grinning Bob Baffert, the jocular, white-haired trainer from California, poked his head out of the flying barn and jabbed the air with a two-handed, double-V Richard Nixon victory salute, immediately establishing the mood for what he expects to be the mother of all race weekends. He and his magnificent colt, Silver Charm, were here at last - an eight-mile drive from Belmont Park and a mile-and-a-half run on the main track from eternal celebrity.
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June 9, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Three hours before Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Bob Baffert was standing in front of Mark Hennig's Belmont Park barn, reliving the moments that had brought him and the colt he trains to the brink of the Triple Crown. He spoke of the call he made from a McDonald's drive-through last November when it was decided that a $1.6 million offer to buy Silver Charm would be turned down. Talked about how he wondered why he was here and not at Los Alamitos or Prescott Downs, where he once won every quarter-horse stake and 30 races one summer and figured his 10 percent take was about $800.
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June 5, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Three weeks ago, he trained one of the horses with a real chance to win the Kentucky Derby. Now, he trains the only horse that can win the 1997 Triple Crown. Bob Baffert has promised that, even as Silver Charm won the Derby and then the Preakness, he would remain unchanged. And he has been true to his word. The silver-haired trainer from Nogales, Ariz., who has become a dominant force on the Southern California circuit, is not acting as if he invented the game. He talks down to nobody.
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January 31, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Puerto Madero, a Chilean horse that has been in the United States for less than a year, charged to the front entering the homestretch to upset hard-charging Silver Charm yesterday in the $500,000 Donn Handicap in Hallandale, Fla. Puerto Madero, the 7-2 second choice, overtook dueling leaders Sir Bear and Littlebitlively on the final turn and pulled away down the stretch to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Behrens. Silver Charm, whose odds fell to 4-5 by post time, could not overcome the outside post position in the 12-horse field and needed a fast charge to finish third by a nose in front of Hanarsaan.
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April 30, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Listen to the romantics, and horse racing becomes a sport of the possible and the miraculous. The reality is that, first, last and always, horse racing is a business. And only the lucky survive. Consider the case of Silver Charm. Bought four times, once by the same people who were trying to sell him, Silver Charm is like so many of the breed. He has a chance to make a profit or, at least, avoid taking a loss. However, instead of becoming one of a million footnotes, Silver Charm became a race horse with speed, talent and staying power.
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May 4, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was a Monday morning in Dubai, a few hours before dawn. In New Mexico, it was still Sunday afternoon and one of Bob Baffert's horses had just won the Sunland Oaks. Congratulatory texts woke him so he decided to check out one of his horses in the Sunland Derby. He fired up a laptop to watch online. Baffert, 59, was feeling something in his chest he knew he was not supposed to be feeling. If he was alone, he feels certain he would have been in denial and just ignored the chest pain.
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May 3, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was a Monday morning in Dubai, a few hours before dawn. In New Mexico, it was still Sunday afternoon, and one of Bob Baffert's horses had just won the Sunland Oaks. Congratulatory texts woke him, so he decided to check out one of his horses in the Sunland Derby. He fired up a laptop to watch online. Baffert, 59, was feeling something in his chest he knew he was not supposed to be feeling. Had he been alone, he feels certain he would have been in denial and just ignored the chest pain.
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June 3, 1999 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The owner is the nicest man in the world. The trainer holds all the records in his sport. The jockey is an absolute natural. For the past month, the trainer seemed to be taking lessons on humanity from the owner. And the jockey told and retold his story - a star, out of his sport without much hope of returning, a chance at the Triple Crown. They are the three Charismatic men. They are the human voices to an equine miracle. Bob Lewis. Wayne Lukas. Chris Antley. Lewis and Lukas will only be able to watch from the Belmont Park stands Saturday as Charismatic tries to beat 11 other horses and complete the first Triple Crown in 21 years.
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January 31, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Puerto Madero, a Chilean horse that has been in the United States for less than a year, charged to the front entering the homestretch to upset hard-charging Silver Charm yesterday in the $500,000 Donn Handicap in Hallandale, Fla. Puerto Madero, the 7-2 second choice, overtook dueling leaders Sir Bear and Littlebitlively on the final turn and pulled away down the stretch to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Behrens. Silver Charm, whose odds fell to 4-5 by post time, could not overcome the outside post position in the 12-horse field and needed a fast charge to finish third by a nose in front of Hanarsaan.
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November 5, 1998 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Hubert "Sonny" Hine got it just right. "If he's going to go out a champion, this is the place to do it," the veteran horse trainer said yesterday. "He'll be remembered forever. " The horse in question is Skip Away, purchased by Hine for $22,500 more than three years ago. Carolyn, Hine's wife of 32 years, is the owner. The place will be Churchill Downs late Saturday afternoon. The race will be the Breeders' Cup Classic, its purse swelled to a record $5,120,000, the winner's prize a record $2,662,400.
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June 14, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia set his 14th world record last night, clocking 12 minutes, 39.36 seconds for 5,000 meters after two sizzling final laps in Helsinki, Finland. Daniel Komen of Kenya set the previous record of 12:39.74 last year. Only 10 days earlier, Gebrselassie established the 10,000-meter world record of 26:22.75 at Hengelo, Netherlands. In other events, Colin Jackson of Britain clocked 13.12 seconds in the 110 hurdles, equaling the year's best time by Olympic champion Allen Johnson.
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February 20, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
College and high school wrestlers should work individually with health professionals when losing weight and need to learn more about diet and nutrition, the government said yesterday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta made the recommendations after the deaths of three college wrestlers in November and December. The wrestlers, from the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Campbell University in North Carolina, wore rubber suits during strenuous exercise in hot weight rooms to lose as many as nine pounds hours before competition.
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June 9, 1997 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Three hours before Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Bob Baffert was standing in front of Mark Hennig's Belmont Park barn, reliving the moments that had brought him and the colt he trains to the brink of the Triple Crown. He spoke of the call he made from a McDonald's drive-through last November when it was decided that a $1.6 million offer to buy Silver Charm would be turned down. Talked about how he wondered why he was here and not at Los Alamitos or Prescott Downs, where he once won every quarter-horse stake and 30 races one summer and figured his 10 percent take was about $800.
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June 9, 1997 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Don't move. Stay right where you are. This thing's not over. Silver Charm failed to win the Triple Crown but, to paraphrase horse racing's brightest new star, Belmont Stakes champion Touch Gold: "You ain't seen nothing yet. " OK, the colt didn't exactly say that, but you could just read the body language Saturday when he thundered down the homestretch at Belmont Park like a runaway train and aborted the best Triple Crown story in years....
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June 8, 1997 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Touch Gold, a hard-luck colt running with a patch on an injured foot, caught Silver Charm looking the other way yesterday to win the 129th running of the Belmont Stakes and end another quest for racing's most elusive prize, the Triple Crown. Careful not to let the even-money favorite see him coming, jockey Chris McCarron turned Touch Gold loose on the outside down the stretch, caught him with a sixteenth of a mile to go, and was across the finish line before the roaring crowd of 70,682 fully realized what had happened.
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