Amen, Mr. Baffert, amen!
HORSE RACING: Baffert believes Derby fields are too big – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Now that we’ve gone 33 years since the last Triple Crown winner, it’s time to ask some serious questions. What’s it going to take for a 3-year-old to step up and become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes?Shorten the distances? A little more time between the three races? Not if you ask Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who’s won nine Triple Crown races, including three Derbies. He thinks everything is fine, except one major factor. Baffert believes the Derby needs to be limited to 14 horses, not the 20 that are currently allowed to enter the starting gate.