Baffert’s bonanza

Oaklawn lucrative checkpoint on Derby road

Posted: February 18, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.

Rafael Bejarano and Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle (9) edged Jake Mo to win one of the two divisions of the Southwest Stakes last year at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. Since 2010, Baffert’s horses have won the Southwest and Rebel Stakes three times and the Arkansas Derby once.

Lynn Whiting didn’t hesitate when asked if Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has the horse to beat in the $300,000 Grade III Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park.

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Sports, Pages 17 on 02/18/2013