When Thirty Slews nipped the filly Meafara at the wire to win the 1992 Breeders' Cup Sprint, it was the start of something big for trainer Bob Baffert. Thirty Slews was the first Thoroughbred Baffert bought at a yearling sale, and the colt gave him his first Breeders' Cup and his first Grade 1 victory in the Sprint.
Baffert began his career with quarter horses, training two champions before switching to the Thoroughbred game in 1991. The young and brash trainer told anyone who would listen that year, that his colt was one of the top sprinters in the nation, but bettors virtually dismissed his chances at 19-to-1 odds.
Thirty Slews returned to the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1993, but finished fourth.
|May 28, 1994||HOLLYWOOD PARK||2|
|May 14, 1994||Los Angeles H.||HOLLYWOOD PARK||3||3|
|April 07, 1994||Gray Slewpy S.||SANTA ANITA PARK||2|
|November 06, 1993||Breeders' Cup Sprint||SANTA ANITA PARK||1||4|
|August 21, 1993||Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup H.||DEL MAR||6|
|August 01, 1993||Bing Crosby H.||DEL MAR||3||2|
|May 16, 1993||Los Angeles H.||HOLLYWOOD PARK||3||4|
|October 31, 1992||Breeders' Cup Sprint||GULFSTREAM PARK||1||1|
|September 05, 1992||CERF Sprint H.||DEL MAR||1|
|August 02, 1992||Bing Crosby H.||DEL MAR||3||1|
|February 22, 1992||El Conejo H.||SANTA ANITA PARK||4|
|January 18, 1992||SANTA ANITA PARK||7|
|December 14, 1991||Vernon O. Underwood S.||HOLLYWOOD PARK||3||2|
|November 16, 1991||HOLLYWOOD PARK||1|
|August 23, 1991||DEL MAR||4|
|August 03, 1991||Bing Crosby H.||DEL MAR||3||2|
|November 24, 1990||Vernon O. Underwood S.||HOLLYWOOD PARK||3||7|
|June 23, 1990||HOLLYWOOD PARK||1|
|April 24, 1990||Lexington S.||KEENELAND||2||3|
|March 29, 1990||SANTA ANITA PARK||1|
|March 11, 1990||SANTA ANITA PARK||1|