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It might be time to just name the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity the Bob Baffert Futurity. Or at least the Los Alamitos Futurity Presented by Bob Baffert.

Even while Frankie Dettori accepted his fancy watch as 2018 Longines World’s Best Jockey during the Hong Kong International Races festivities on Dec. 7, he was looking ahead to another stellar year in 2019 — and a few more years to come.

His love for the sport and horses keep him going.

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed Wednesday that Calumet Farm’s homebred graded stakes winner Bravazo is being pointed toward the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on Jan.

Uriah St. Lewis and Discreet Lover teamed to form the feel-good story of the fall when St. Lewis’ 5-year-old closed from off the pace to win the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at 45-1 odds on Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

Making the Grade, which will run through the 2019 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could make an impact on the Triple Crown trail. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey), and pedigree.

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