Trainer bob Baffert confirmed that his colt, Dortmund, will start in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes race at Santa Anita on Saturday. Dortmund, out of Derby winner Big Brown looks like the overall favorite out of a field of ten. He is unbeaten, versatile, big and towering over his competition. A win here will add 50 points to his total and almost assure a start in the Kentucky Derby.
And in related horse racing news, on this date in 1988 Julie Krone became the winningest female jockey in history with her 1205th career victory on the filly, Squawter. Before retiring, this hall of fame jockey went on to win 3704 races including a triple crown race and a Breeders Cup.