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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby five times, and he’ll match the half-dozen wins of Derby legend Ben Jones if Thousand Words can deliver on the first Saturday in May. Purchased for $1 million as a yearling, Thousand Words joined the Derby trail with a gutsy victory in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. Engaged in a three-way battle with one furlong remaining, Thousand Words dug deep to win by a neck.
From a breeding perspective, Thousand Words’ pedigree gives off mixed signals. His sire, Pioneerof the Nile, comes from a long line of classic contenders and gained fame as the sire of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. But Thousand Words’ dam—three-time graded stakes winner Pomeroys Pistol—was a sprinter hailing from a speed-oriented family. Thousand Words will have to take after his sire if he’s going to stretch his stamina over 1 ¼ miles on the first Saturday in May.
By J. Keeler Johnson
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|1st||Shared Belief Stakes||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Aug 1, 2020|
|2nd||Los Alamitos Derby||III||1 1/8 Miles||Dirt||Jul 4, 2020|
|4th||San Felipe Stakes||II||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Mar 7, 2020|
|1st||Robert B. Lewis Stakes||III||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Feb 1, 2020|
|1st||Los Alamitos Futurity||II||1 1/16 Miles||Dirt||Dec 7, 2019|