Todd Pletcher, Chad Brown and Bob Baffert are the dominant big-race trainers in America, the first two based in New York and Baffert, in Southern California. They also know their way to Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pletcher and Brown on a semi-regular basis and all of them for the biggest day of the year at the track. Each will be represented in the Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday: Baffert with favored West Coast, Pletcher with the speedy Outplay, and Brown with the very talented Timeline.
When unbeaten Mastery crossed the finish line March 11 in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, just about everybody, including the colt’s trainer, Bob Baffert, thought they had just seen the 2017 Kentucky Derby winner. Mastery had won by 6 3/4 lengths. He was now unbeaten in four races, including three stakes, winning by combined margins of nearly 20 lengths. Fifty yards past the finish line, however, jockey Mike Smith felt something go very wrong.
Since his heart attack 5 1/2 years ago in Dubai, Bob Baffert, the most recognizable human in horse racing, rarely leaves his Southern California base unless it is for a major horse sale, the Breeders’ Cup, a Triple Crown race or a race for his 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".