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.”