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Baffert Commits American Pharoah to Rebel


By Dick Downey

After some waffling in response to persistent media questionking, Bob Baffert said today that American Pharoah will make his 3-year-old debut in the Rebel Stakes on March 14.

The comment from the trainer came after the son of Pioneerof the Nile worked six furlongs under Martin Garcia in 1:12.40.

Baffert had also been considering the San Felipe Stakes  a week earlier.

“He went an easy three-quarters,” Baffert said. “I got him in like 13.”

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