Nadal, a leading Kentucky Derby hope until he suffered a leg fracture, has arrived in Japan after his sale to Shadai Stallion Station.
Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby hopes are in tatters after favourite Charlatan was ruled out through injury and Authentic was beaten at Santa Anita.
A bad week got worse for trainer Bob Baffert with the news that Kentucky Derby contender Nadal has been retired with a leg fracture.
Bob Baffert dominated both divisions of the Arkansas Derby as Charlatan and Nadal kept their unbeaten records intact at Oaklawn Park.
Bob Baffert straddles the two divisions of the Arkansas Derby with his unbeaten colts Charlatan and Nadal, both leading fancies for the Kentucky Derby.
The G1 Arkansas Derby has been split into two divisions – featuring a multitude of leading Kentucky Derby contenders.
Amid fears the Kentucky Derby will be postponed owing to coronavirus, Bob Baffert has called for the race to be run in May.
With impressive victories on Saturday, Nadal and Charlatan strengthened Bob Baffert’s hand as he seeks a sixth Kentucky Derby triumph.