Another Baffert Star, Charlatan Crushes ‘em in Malibu

Trainer Bob Baffert has another Horse of a Lifetime…another…this year.

“Everyone came talking about the horse Nashville, but everyone left with Charlatan on their mind. In Saturday’s fan-less opening day at Santa Anita, there was a good mixture of stars in the making, good betting fields, and longshots to make it interesting.

The feature was the Grade 1 $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds going seven furlongs. All the talk was about Nashville, an undefeated shipper for Steve Asmussen. He wowed everyone in an undercard race on Breeders’ Cup day and most were expecting to see his greatness on Saturday…”

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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