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Baffert talks, 'Gabby' wins

Updated: January 31, 2010, 10:03 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. - The conversation between trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia before Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita was like a halftime chat between a coach and player.

Baffert scolded Garcia for going too fast on Underground in the seventh race, when that filly finished second. Baffert did not want to see the same result aboard Gabby's Golden Gal in the Grade 1 Santa Monica.

Garcia took the advice to heart. He kept Gabby's Golden Gal in third ...

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