War Academy

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Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:25 pm

Once a Baffert-trainee on the TC trail, this 6-year-old gelding is dropped in for $4000 at Delaware on Saturday
He was a DNF last race in March at Aqueduct. Get home safe buddy.
I should add he has one 3/4 work since March.
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:05 am

Claimed July 28 by Larry Jones for $5000. Read that the owner claimed Jones claimed the horse for an unlicensed 3rd party, then retracted the complaint.
Hoping he's being retired.
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2013 pre-Derby favorite retired with famous help
A 2013 pre-Derby favorite, who sold as a yearling for over $400,000, was claimed and retired this summer in an all-out effort backed by Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert and famous trainer Larry Jones.

Baffert wrote a check immediately upon learning his former racehorse War Academy, a stunning mount whose own Kentucky Derby bid was derailed, was now running in a $4,000 claimer.

According to Thoroughbred advocate Dreux Flaherty of Texas, Baffert only needed to hear her words, “I’m calling about War Academy,” before he quickly asked, “Where is he?” And then followed up with the pledge to offer financial assistance to an online, social media effort to retire the horse.
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Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:44 pm

Glad to see he found a soft landing. Kudos to Baffert and Jones.
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Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:23 am

Awesome! This is the best news, his drop down the ranks was worrisome especially with the DNFs.
He's a babe!
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:12 pm

He's listed as available for sponsorship on a flyer I got from United Pegasus Foundation. :?
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:19 am

It's the 2001 model - different horse.
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:31 am

I noticed it was a chestnut--just didn't occur to me there would be two so close. Hope the "real" WA is doing well. Thanks for the clarification.

Also listed is Bollywood, an ultra expensive Baffert/Shah flop. Maybe I'll inquire about him. :)
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Diver52 wrote:I noticed it was a chestnut--just didn't occur to me there would be two so close. Hope the "real" WA is doing well. Thanks for the clarification.
This is my hope also.
Well, I think it's time to double stakes at lord of the ocean 777 com. Like they say, you should look before you jump. Still I have to practice more to play there daily.
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Fri May 11, 2018 10:42 pm

Awesome!!! He is all class, this is wonderful.
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Sat May 12, 2018 9:55 pm

Love it x2!
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