Gary Stevens

Racing! Baffert's winner in the eighth brings back memories of a truly great guy

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, and it’s the final day this meet at Santa Anita as we head for Del Mar.

Lots of good racing at Santa Anita on Saturday, but the race I’ll remember most is the maiden special weight eighth race, not the stakes. The race had arguably the best trainer and best jockey and the not-be-argued-with best named horse. McKinzie was a first-time starter and he won the race easily for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. The horse was named for one of the all-time best people you would ever meet, Brad McKinzie.

Brad spent almost his...

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