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Trainer Baffert Suffers Heart Attack
Thebloodhorse ^ | March 26, 2012 3:27

Posted on 03/26/2012 5:38:53 PM PDT by Holen1

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had a heart attack early March 26 while in Dubai, where he was preparing to run Game On Dude and The Factor in Dubai World Cup races March 31.

Baffert’s assistant, Jim Barnes, said from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., that Baffert was “doing very good” after having three stents inserted in two arteries. Barnes said he had spoken to the trainer’s wife, Jill, who had accompanied her husband to the Middle East, along with their young son, Bode.

Barnes said Jill Baffert told him the procedure went well, and “everything should be fine.”

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“He had a heart attack, two arteries were blocked, 100% in one, 90% in the other,” Schiappa said by phone from Dubai. “He had two stents put in one artery, one stent in the other.”
1 posted on 03/26/2012 5:39:01 PM PDT by Holen1
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To: Holen1
Thanks for the info. I sure hope he recovers.

ML/NJ

2 posted on 03/26/2012 5:46:18 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

“I sure hope he recovers.”

Same here. I’m a big fan. I guess he’ll be well taken care of.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 5:52:40 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: Holen1; ml/nj

Are we the Thoroughbred people on FR?


4 posted on 03/26/2012 5:54:21 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

Muzzie doctors? Wonder if they were trained in the US?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 5:56:01 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Holen1

I saw this earlier, that is a wakeup call.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 5:57:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Always A Marine; ottbmare; Nepeta

“Are we the Thoroughbred people on FR?”

There are a few of us around.


7 posted on 03/26/2012 6:02:31 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: Always A Marine

I guess so. I’m a TB and QH person.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 6:04:34 PM PDT by Himyar
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hear ya. 100% in one artery and 90% in another. Lucky. Knock on wood.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 6:04:39 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: Holen1

He’s Lookin’ at Lucky. :-)


10 posted on 03/26/2012 6:07:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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He’s Lookin’ at Lucky. :-)


11 posted on 03/26/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Always A Marine

“Are we the Thoroughbred people on FR?”

Count me in, although I find it very hard to follow TB racing these days.


12 posted on 03/26/2012 6:13:39 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Should have seen that one coming.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 6:13:57 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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Anything but the 1 post and Lucky would have won the Derby. That was my logic then, remains the same. We’ll never know.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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IMHO, Point Given was Baffert’s best horse. Still can’t believe he didn’t win the Derby.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: Holen1

I think Baffert has mentioned that, hasn’t he? Or maybe it was Gary Stevens. The painful memory for me was Captain Bodgit in 1997. I’m not sure if Solis is to blame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBoZTsHbk3E


16 posted on 03/26/2012 6:35:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Used Free House that year. Big fan of Paco Gonzalez.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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Surprised to see this. Prayers for him. He's very far ("not that a heart ttack is good anywhere it happens") away.
Glad he's doing well.
Wonder if he'll roll his hospital bed to the track to run his horses?
18 posted on 03/26/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
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He’s pretty tight with the Saudi Royals...think he’ll be well cared for.

Wouldn’t be surprised to see him at the track this weekend.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 7:04:12 PM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: Surrounded_too

Of course the doctors were trained in the US. The standard of care over there is really quite good, as a result. Not as high as in India, of course, but nothing to quarrel with.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 6:14:57 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Always A Marine
Are we the Thoroughbred people on FR?

I'm one. (See tagline.)

21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:47 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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